Put the Undoctored Wild, Naked, Unwashed program to work and magnificent things happen: rapid weight loss; shrinkage in waist size; reduced blood sugars sufficient to get off diabetes medication (type 2); reduced blood pressure typically sufficient to get off two, three, or four blood pressure drugs; relief from irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, skin rashes, ulcerative colitis or Crohns’ disease, and on and on.
Go on the workplace version of our Undoctored program, the Undoctored Health Workplace Program, and participants can likewise be freed from numerous health conditions, get off many, if not all, prescription medications, and look and feel better than they have in years.
But a friend commented recently to me that, given the huge health benefits of the Undoctored lifestyle, it provides the participant with an unfair advantage. If you are more slender than your peers, more energetic, weighed down less by pain, inflammation, and medication costs and side-effects, more productive, more clear-headed, better able to concentrate, well, you are simply going to do better in life and work than other people. Employers, likewise, with a healthier workforce and dramatic cost savings will enjoy an unfair competitive advantage. Imagine the typical $10,000 per employee per year spent on healthcare—that never actually yields health—could be applied to other areas such as salary and benefits, internal growth, infrastructure, etc. Of course, the Undoctored program, while yielding extraordinary effects for participants, cannot save the entire $10,000. But it can sure save a huge portion of that amount.
And what is the advantage of having people happier, more flexible, more clear-thinking, less impulsive, less angry or anxious, less hungry, more energetic? While tough to measure, I don’t believe it requires a leap to predict that productivity surges.
And let’s be absolutely clear: Undoctored Health is NOT a wellness program because wellness programs DO NOT WORK: They do not save money, they do not make people healthier. Wellness programs cannot get people off prescription medications, do not reverse type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or irritable bowel syndrome, cannot reverse fatty liver or leg edema, cannot reduce migraine headaches or plantar fasciitis, etc. Workplace wellness CAN get participants on cholesterol drugs (that are almost never necessary nor effective), blood pressure medication, blood sugar medication. Workplace wellness CAN increase the burden of healthcare costs because participants are often offered a bonus to encourage participation while never achieving real health. The often-repeated claim that workplace wellness programs save $4 for every $1 spent on the program is not true; this misleading figure is the product of selection bias, i.e., based on comparing costs of people who choose to participate in wellness vs. people who choose to not participate—people who choose to participate are already healthier than people who do not and self selection invalidates the comparison. The only data in which people were instructed, not exercising personal choice, to participate or not participate—i.e., participation was randomized, thereby eliminating selection bias, demonstrated that nobody was healthier and no money was saved in a workplace wellness program over one year.
So if you desire an unfair competitive advantage in life or an unfair competitive advantage for your company, then follow the Undoctored living principles or bring the Undoctored Health Workplace Program into your workplace.