Maximized Living believes that everybody who walks into our clinic deserves the full power of The 5 Essentials™. We have seen the results every day for people just like you who are committed to transforming their health. We will work with you to build your own story of Maximized Living success.
Overcoming depression, fibromyalgia and chronic sickness
My body was ravaged by sickness and disease, my lifestyle was horrifically unhealthy, and I felt like I imagined people do when they are 90. All of this at just 31.
I had struggled with various health issues since childhood, but still never dreamed it could get as bad as it did. I had a laundry list of problems: chronic sinusitis and bronchitis, allergies, migraine headaches, digestive problems, menstrual problems, insomnia, joint pain, sciatica and got an average six to eight viral infections a year. I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which brought with it muscle pain and weakness, crushing pain in my hands and feet, profound exhaustion, difficulty concentrating and focusing and even hair loss.
Basically, everything hurt all the time.
I was taking all sorts of different prescriptions and over-the-counter medications every single day. I was overweight and was struggling with an eating disorder. I had also been told by various doctors that I would have to be on antidepressants for the rest of my life to deal with depression. Not a very pretty picture.
At that point, I had no hope.
After about two months [of Maximized Living care], my health started improving—much to my surprise. Today, I am the healthiest I have ever been! I take no medications for anything. I have no more allergies, no more sinusitis, no more bronchitis, no more migraines, no more digestive or menstrual problems, no more insomnia, my hair quit falling out, and my pain levels have dramatically decreased. Some days, I have no pain at all! I have been delivered from depression, no longer have an eating disorder, and have lost over 40 pounds and am still losing.
My life has been truly transformed.
And through all of this, I have discovered my purpose, my passion, and my destiny. I have discovered who I am.
Finally taking charge
I feel like I’ve finally gotten a road map to a better life. I’ve been losing weight and feeling better, more alive. I’ve also found myself feeling less stressed out with the daily grind. I’ve been able to take charge of situations which would normally send me into a panic.
Beating migraines and medication
For years, I had suffered from migraines. This led to seizures and to TiA’s. No doctor could give me the reason why or help me. All I got was more medicine (I was up to 14 pills every day).
After one month I am now down to three in the morning and two at night. I haven’t had any seizures and have only had a few migraines. Compared to before, I am able to get out of bed for a reason. I have my life back!!
Reliable healthy living
I feel I now have a reliable plan to live a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. I get to make healthy choices—or not—and it all falls into the plan. This has given me a lot of freedom, especially to tell people I’m not on a diet, I’m just making healthier choices, which feels great.
Nutrition plans that changed my family’s lives
I don’t even know if I can completely express just how much this program has changed my life!
I have a completely different view of food now. I don’t think of it simply as something to eat because I am hungry. I have a new mindset about how food fuels my body and how to combine different foods in a way that will fuel my body to keep up with the demands of my life.
As you know, our whole family is on board and the kids are loving it! They are sleeping better and are less cranky without the processed foods and so much sugar. We have broken a cycle for them. It has become who we are now.
Restoring my strength
On January 29, 2004, I herniated the disc between L5-S1 vertebrae just by sneezing three times. In an instant life as I knew it was over. My back locked up and I began to feel numbness in my right calf and foot. I was screaming when I finally made it to the emergency room. I was given pain pills and muscle relaxers to mask the pain and was told my spine was fine.
In May of 2004 x-rays showed incredible degeneration and damage. My spine literally looked like a question mark and I was only 30!!
In the four months that I have been under care here, I have made tremendous progress! I am so amazed. My numbness is almost entirely gone. I can lift, carry and even chase my son; I can walk several miles; and I have even begun weight training. My husband and I are truly grateful.
Losing pounds, fixing my scoliosis and kicked my medications
I knew I had a problem and it was going to take a long time and money. My back has been in pain for four years. Mainly due to football injuries. My neck was nearly curving the wrong way. On the fourth week of care my pain was gone and I had more energy to do things.
My scoliosis is now from 11 degrees to 5 degrees. To date I take no medications for my back pain (I took four Ibuprofen a day or more in the past!) and take no allergy medicine. I have also lost a considerable amount of weight which is still coming off.
A Winning My Race Testimonial
A Letter from Pastor Clayton King
I’ve played sports my whole life. At age 35 or 36, my body began to ache, my joints began to hurt, and then I had another injury at age 38 where I separated three ribs.
I wasn’t able to sleep. I was waking up every morning with numbness in both of my arms. I couldn’t feel a large portion of my back. I went to different doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists, and literally could not find any relief.
And then through the recommendation of some friends, I discovered Maximized Living.
It’s no exaggeration for me to say that it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me (besides meeting Christ at age 14 and marrying my wife almost 15 years ago).
I sleep great now. I wake up feeling refreshed, and I’ve got energy to write the books that God has called me to write, to prepare the sermons that I have to prepare on a weekly basis, and to travel over 200 days a year preaching to churches all across America.
So I want to encourage you as you think about what it means to be a part of the body of Christ.
Even in scripture, the idea of the body is so important. It was the body of Adam and Eve that felt the curse of the Fall. It’s the body of Christ that we call the church. And it’s through that body of Christ that the Gospel is taken to the whole world so people who don’t know Jesus have an opportunity to reach Him.
You know as a pastor that the health of your body, the body that you shepherd and the body that you lead in pasture, that’s very important to you.
But if their physical bodies are sick, it’s going to be harder for them to be spiritually well — even if they do know Jesus and experience his grace.
I encourage you to give [this] a shot. Look into Maximized Living. Look into how God made the body. And dig a little bit deeper into what can happen in your local congregation when you understand how the physical body works, and all of the symbolism between our physical bodies and the spiritual body of Christ that you were called to lead and to reach and to shepherd.
It has changed my life, and because I’m more energized now to serve Christ, the body of Christ is healthier. Imagine what it would be like if every pastor in America — starting with you — was energized and healthy, and had the rest and the energy they needed to complete the task that God has called you to complete.
And then imagine what it would be like if your congregation lived a healthier lifestyle, and if they had more energy when they come to hear you preach on Sundays.
I hope this has been an encouragement to you. I hope that your story can one day look like my story because my health and my walk with Jesus are better now because of how God has changed me through Maximized Living.
*Transcribed from Clayton King’s video address on behalf of Winning My Race.*