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Survive & Thrive is an extension of Step 3 on the ITG Diet Program, which is dedicated to helping you maintain your healthy lifestyle. If we're going to talk about getting healthy, make sure you do your research! Our wide range of topics can help you get motivated and healthy! With continuous new topics, we provide you with the necessary tools to keep you informed.

Best Defense is Health
It is clearly undisputed that the best preventative medicine is good health. People challenged us to add more to our weight loss program. The more they were asking about was simply more health. Not only what to eat more of, but what to consume less of. More about what we can drink, plant, buy, eat, or study to be healthier. We all want more out of life and we've found excellent tips, tricks, advice and even recipes to improve our lives. Everything we've found that makes sense to us has been small in nature. After all, by definition, if you're looking here for ideas then you're well ahead of the game. Small victories!

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Our Categories

Build Your Immunity  

Food & Drink   

Grow Your Own  

To Exercise Or Not   

Health Hacks & Stuff  

Mind Over Matter   

Healthy Living    

Senior Life     

Aging Well

 

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Build Your Immunities

Nearly everyone is interested in building their immune systems.  We believe it’s universally understood that we have a better chance at fending off nasty germs if we’re in good health.  We also think it’s a given that people think the fittest among us have a better chance to survive a virus.  We think this is probably true.  We believe it.  We live it.  So this Build Your Immunities section is going to concentrate on channels like:

  • Dietary Supplements     How to choose one, when, and why they work.
  • Food Theory                   How to eat, and when, and why.
  • Informed Wellness         Gathering facts, then making decisions.
  • Anti-aging                        Fact, fiction and so many avenues to explore.
  • Chronic Conditions    Inflammation reduction, medication control
  • Immune Health Science  Mainstream or alternative, science tells the story.
  • Anti-virus Attitude     Let’s understand it and shift the odds into our favor.

Food & Drink

Common sense tells us what we put in our mouths affects our health.  So we’ll spend some time learning about what foods to eat and what drinks to drink, and then explain it.

  • Eating Modified Keto         Keto is a trendy term.  Each type, explained.
  • Shopping                                  Healthy ingredients from the right places.
  • Recipes                           Healthy meals that impress… including desserts.
  • Alcohol                           We love this food group.  More fun, and healthier.
  • Macronutrients              Easy to understand explanations.
  • RDAs                              Understanding RDAs and the nutritional label.

Grow Your Own

Herbs will make you smile when you begin to cook a meal and then get to decide which herbs are appropriate for the dish because you grow your own.  Not only do fresh herbs bring an enhanced flavor experience, the satisfaction of snipping your own herbs just for that one creation brings its own sense of satisfaction to the table.  It will open up your world to new food ideas.  If you know this already, then we’re going to get along just fine.  If you’re new to herbs and want to test the idea… well, I think you came to the right place. 

  • Eat What You Grow           Ever picked your own herbs to make supper?
  • Herb’s Herbs                      Herb explains.  Grow them.  Eat them. Simple. 
  • Veggies                        From cramped patio to full garden, what’s growing?
  • Tools & Toys               Tools and Toys are inexpensive, so get good ones.
  • Resources                          If we don’t know it, we know who does.
  • Easy Maintenance             Home grown foods make compliance easier.
  • Therapy                         Why movie Mafia bosses retire to their gardens. 

To Exercise Or Not

Once you've reached your weight loss goal, exercise plays a large role (along with the foods you eat) in maintaining that new weight. Creating a new "set-point" for the body is imperative, and can take six months to a year of proper weight maintenance. Here are several articles that can help guide you in your search for continued good health by adding exercise and fitness to your routine, at any age.

Health Hacks & Stuff

Interesting tips, tricks, and advice from across the web to help you hack into your health.

Mind Over Matter

The first step in long-lasting health? Taking care of your mind.

Healthy Living

Our healthy lifestyle options include physical activity, a healthy diet, stress reduction, sleep, quitting smoking and good oral hygiene among many others. If your habits are already healthy, make sure to maintain them. If one or more areas need improvement, we invite you to browse some ideas in this Healthy Living section. 

This is a growing assortment of introductory topics meant to introduce you to physical and mental perspectives that may have solutions you can implement.  We actively look for healthy living issues, some mainstream… and some on the fringes. 

  • Weight Control             Our number one topic, with real advice
  • Stress                          Explore stress; some is good, some is bad
  • Supplementation           Advice on taking supplements is far ranging
  • Healing Methods           Not all healing methods are FDA approved
  • Chronic Conditions        Alternative ways to looks at chronic issues
  • Vices                           We can live with our vices if we trick ourselves

Senior Life

So you’re getting older. That’s just the next step in life, right?  Yet somehow age is something that stays in the background… we’re too busy living our lives to pay much attention to it . And then it sneaks up on us. Our needs evolve, and we’re suddenly faced with important decisions about the kinds of things our parents used to worry about. Scary. 

Of course, we still think we’re young inside, even though the person in the mirror has changed.  Yet we go through many changes ranging from desires and demands to interests and priorities to friends and neighbors. Everything changes around us. And with these changes comes the biggest consideration of all… how to live the future. That’s what this Senior Life section is all about and here are some topics to get you started: 

  • Retirement          This means different things to different people
  • Mental Game      Stay sharp as long as you can to extend your life
  • Staying Active     Do more, feel younger
  • Technology         We find new tech for new problems as seniors
  • Attitude               We each choose how to look at things and we’re positive

Aging Well

The percentage of older adults is growing worldwide so promoting health and well-being becomes a priority for aging well.  Well-being is a state that is closely related to physical and mental health.  This relationship becomes more vital as we age.  The state of well-being refers to our individual subjective feelings so we’re exploring the perspectives of older adults on aging well. 

Increasing our physically active lifestyle, participating in social and leisure activities, eating healthy, having a purpose, and being mentally engaged are all contributing factors to aging well as we discuss topics such as:

  • Security           Maintain a sense of well-being, physically and financially
  • Energy             Having good physical health takes energy
  • Attitude           Preserving a good mental outlook takes effort
  • Your Brain        Let’s talk about your brain and how to care for it
  • New Stuff         Holistic living? Myths? Secrets to youth? Let’s explore…