The Schwarzbein Programs
The Schwarzbein Programs are about slowing your aging process and enabling you to live in health for as long as possible.
We accomplish this goal by rebalancing your metabolism and keeping it that way.
Diana Schwarzbein, MD
Your body is a complex, dynamic chemistry set comprised of innumerable biochemicals constantly interacting with each other. Your metabolism is the totality of all of these interactions. Think of your metabolism as having two sides — a Building side and a Using side.
During your normal daily activity, through the Using side, you deplete your biochemicals. The role of the Building side is to restore all of the biochemicals you break down or use up each day. When Building keeps pace with Using, you have a Balanced metabolism. When Building does not keep pace with Using, you are in a state of metabolic Imbalance, which accelerates your aging process and causes the degenerative diseases that kill over 90% of people in the developed world.
Every aspect of your metabolism is regulated by hormones which determine whether you Build or Use. Hormones are the biochemicals that tell your cells what to do; as such, your hormones are the key to a balanced metabolism.
If hormones regulate every aspect of your metabolism, then what regulates hormones? The answer is your daily habits:
- Nutrition – what, how, and when you eat
- Sleep – the quantity and quality of your nightly sleep
- Stress – your level of emotional and psychological stress and how you manage those stresses
- Toxins – the degree to which you ingest or are exposed to foreign chemicals, and
- Exercise – if and how you move your body on a regular basis
The Quest for Balance
While Using can and does happen under all circumstances, Building can only happen under limited circumstances – when your body is not substantially in Using mode. In the lifelong tug-of-war between Building and Using, by default, Using has a clear advantage. Over the years, as Using outpaces Building, your body breaks down and literally uses itself up. This process is what drives aging and leads to degenerative disease.
Your habits can either accelerate or slow your aging process by regulating which hormones are in play and in what amounts. By aligning your habits with the laws of human physiology, you support your body’s Building processes so that they can better keep pace with Using.
The Schwarzbein Programs
Years ago, based on experience with my patients, I developed a program that enables people to maximize Building and optimize Using by aligning their habits with the laws of physiology. That program also emphasizes appropriate hormone therapy in cases when the body can no longer produce the necessary amounts of a particular hormone. In my third (and most popular) Schwarzbein Principle book, titled The Program (2004), I presented the essential elements of my approach to regaining and maintaining metabolic health and provided a blueprint for following my approach.
Since then, just through my books, tens of thousands of people have followed my program successfully. Over the last 15 years I have continued to refine my approach in response to new scientific research. I have also developed even more effective methods to help and support people on their journey back to health. Even so, I have not changed the core elements of my approach, which are rooted in the biochemical laws that regulate how the body works. In the world of biochemistry, the truth is not subject to change based on popular opinion or the latest health fad. The truth is constant.
Most recently, I have been working on ways to use the Internet to go far beyond what can be accomplished with just a book. This website is a product of that work. Soon I will be offering two programs — the Stay Healthy Program and the Get Healthy Program that are specifically tailored to each person’s current metabolic profile whether Healthy, At Risk, Compromised, or Damaged.
- Schwarzbein Stay Healthy Program — designed for those with a Healthy or At Risk metabolism. We will identify which of your habits are undermining your metabolism and show you how to change those habits to stay healthy as you age.
- Schwarzbein Get Healthy Program — helps people with a Compromised metabolism to heal their metabolism and helps those with a Damaged Metabolism to slow their downward progression and, in most cases, reverse some of the damage.
These two Schwarzbein Programs give you everything you need to improve and protect your health. No need to try to piece it together and figure it out on your own or reconcile conflicting opinions about what to do or how to do it.
Benefits of Following One of My Programs
By rebalancing your metabolism and slowing your aging process, you will experience a number of benefits that will improve your health and quality of life. Below is a list of typical benefits reported by thousands of people who have followed my foundational program over the last 15 years. Of course, the actual benefits are unique to everyone and are dependent on the current condition of your metabolism and how consistently you adhere to your personalized program.
- Increased energy and improved stamina
- Improved mood and sense of wellbeing
- Enhanced mental clarity
- Improved memory
- Increased productivity
- Improved strength and flexibility
- Reduced stress
- Increased libido
- Better sleep
- Fewer aches and pains
- Fewer headaches
- Better digestion
- Improved bowel function
- Improved immune function
- Faster recovery from wounds and illness
- Reduced cravings
- Reduced dependencies on medicines
- Fewer food and environmental allergies
how the schwarzbein Programs Are Different
Here are ten ways in which The Schwarzbein Programs are different from 99% of the alternatives:
my Promise To You
To a point, the body is very resilient and forgiving. Unless you have a truly damaged metabolism, you can restore metabolic balance. Your body can heal itself. Even if your metabolism is already damaged, by changing your habits over time, you can improve metabolic function and slow an already accelerated aging process. If your metabolism is merely at risk, you can see results quickly just by changing your habits.