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Gold Coast Cure

ImageA five-week health and body makeover, The Gold Coast Cure was created to reverse 10 diseases: obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma, arthritis, cancer, vascular dementia, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. This three-pronged plan features a balanced diet of whole foods, a 30-minute resistance circuit-training workout three days a week and a doctor-approved vitamin regimen, all to help achieve good health.

Designed by Dr. Andy Larson and wife Ivy, the objective of the Gold Coast Cure is to use the medicinal properties found in foods to alleviate the symptoms of chronic illnesses that affect quality of life. The wellness program puts the latest-breaking nutritional news to the test... and works.

There is even a clever acronym that spells out some of the winning elements of The Gold Coast Cure.

Carbs: Replace empty carbohydrates with nutrient-rich carbs (whole grains, beans, potatoes, fruits and vegetables). These foods give protection against disease, decrease inflammation and help you lose weight.

Unrefined oils and unprocessed foods: By getting rid of processed foods and oils, you will lower inflammation and augment the body's fat-burning potential. Help your health and trim your midsection with the help of whole foods that are loaded with essential fats, antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals.

Recommended supplements: Improve the immune system and reduce inflammation with six supplements including essential fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Exercise: Work out about three times a week for 30 minutes with this resistance circuit training routine that burns three times the fat of aerobic exercise.