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        Specialized Testing

        Specialized Testing

Our Specialized CERF Technology Testing is essential to provide answers to current health challenges, and give you an important edge to your health success.

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Customized Plan & Support

Customized Plan & Support

Specific to you and your success, you will fuel your body with the right mix of nutrients to help you get the nutritional support your body needs to lose the weight and be the healthiest you can be.

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Lifestyle Support for          Long-lasting Results

Lifestyle Support for          Long-lasting Results

We provide quality and comprehensive services to help you manage your health and life in everyday living to be a healthier you.


Our Unique Testing Technology


Comprehensive Electro-Impedence Resonant Frequency- Also known as (C.E.R.F.) Technology is a scientific breakthrough that allows your body to communicate its needs without any guessing.

Our Unique testing equipment is registered and approved by the FDA as a class 2 medical device.

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CERF Technology is able to do what NO Other Test Can Do!

By utilizing "cellular bio communication technology", our patented testing unit enables the computer to communicate with your body. Using galvanic skin response, the customized, proprietary software, that we have uniquely licensed and developed, essentially asks your body "questions" and records your body's "answers."

During your CERF scan, small unfelt energetic impulses (called VSI's) are sent into your body- your body's cells then respond to these signals in a positive or negative way and the computer records your unique responses as "Biological Preference" or "Biological Aversion".

The amazing LightenUP CERF Technology allows the more than 400 million communications that occur per second in your body to be assessed. Comparisons to the baseline allow for analysis to determine biological preferences, biomarkers out of range, and areas in which the body may be weak or imbalanced.

More simply, CERF Technology allows us to take a hormonal fingerprint and get your instantly measured metabolic profile to determine the exact blueprint a person needs to bring their body into an optimal state of fat burning or health. The information is essential in supporting the body in its weight loss journey, and determining the cause of weight loss resistance in YOU.

Currently with over 5000 potential tests and biomarkers available, the LightenUP scan uniquely finds those most in need of support due to deficiency or those least likely to function due to toxicity and provides you a fully customized plan which supports your biological stressors, organ systems, hormone and neuro-endocrine system.

Since every person's condition and cause for weight loss resistance is unique, the CERF test ensures success by optimizing the innumerable variables and allows us to create an environment in your body where you then enter autophagy and begin burning fat.

Metabolic interference factors are tested, re-callibrated, and supported so your body can again shed fat and restore its own natural weight control. Because the CAUSE is addressed in our unique system, your weight loss is supported with healthy lifestyle choices and support for long lasting results.

Other weight loss systems create an imbalance in the body's cells, hormonal modulation & metabolism. Sadly, in doing so, they usually create Metabolic Rebound Syndrome in you, where the weight and fat is put back on.

Through the ongoing LightenUP Lifestyle Support you are empowered to make great lifestyle choices to keep a healthy weight and healthy life.


Other Systems Create a "Yo-Yo Cycle" called:

"Metabolic Rebound Syndrome"

The LightenUP Systematic Scientific approach of tested and customized support is the PREMIER way to ensure your success in a total health transformation for your life.

Dr. David Dick, D.C., and Dr. Wendy Dick, M.B.A., Ph.D., D.Sc.(Harvard) are the developers of the LightenUP customized CERF technology scan and software.

The CERF technology and LightenUP Ultimate Fat Loss System has helped thousands of patients nationwide.

Thanks to recent advancements in online access and speed, even patients not close to a local LightenUP provider can use this system. This is accomplished through the offsite virtual clinic.


There is no longer any need to go another day stuck being over weight. LightenUP is here to help you determine exactly what you need and allow your body to loses the unwanted and unhealthy pounds.


Is the regulated process by which a cell degrades its dysfunctional or foreign components. The cell can then recycle useful chemical components for further purposes.


This allows autophagy to regulate the balance of protein composition in a cell, prevent the buildup of toxic waste products, maintain cellular organelle function, remove invading pathogens, and help sustain cells during periods of starvation.


The Scientific importance of understanding autophagy was highlighted when the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology Medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.

Watch this for a simplified explanation of autophagy

Essentially, autophagy is the creation of a "garbage bag"(autophagosome) that collects cellular components and then takes them to the cell's recycling center (Lysosome) to be broken down into their parts which can then be recycled into new components.

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The Benefits of Autophagy


When things are running smoothly in a cell, autophagy occurs at a low level, helping to recycle worn-out cellular components. It's a type of "maintenance" mode.

But when things become stressed in a cell (not enough nutrients or energy, dysfunctional components, or invasion of microbes), autophagy is turned up in order to help protect us. A "stress response" mode.

Autophagy Helps Fight Against Infectious Diseases

Autophagy contributes to fighting infectious diseases in 3 ways:


1. Direct removal of microbes from inside of cells (xenophagy)

2. Removal of toxins created by infections.

3. Modulation of the immune response to infections.


Infectious microbes such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the Group A Streptococcus, along with viruses such as HIV and protozoans have been shown to be removed by autophagy.


Autophagy Helps Regulate Inflammation

Autophagy can both increase and decrease inflammation responses in the body.

It increases inflammation by presenting evidence of pathogen invasion and turning on the immune response.

Autophagy then decreases the inflammation brought about by an immune response by clearing the cell of antigens that are stimulating the response. Additionally, autophagy also removes pro-immune response molecules produced by the cell in response to an invasion.


Autophagy Involvement in Cancer Prevention

Autophagy plays a role in preventing the onset of cancer and inhibiting growth of early stage cancers.

Autophagy supresses pro-cancer processes such as chronic inflammation, DNA damage response, and genome instability.


Autophagy is increased by Intermittent Fasting and Caloric Restrictions

Intermittent fasting and caloric restriction activate autophagy.


A lack of nutrient influx activates autophagy to increase the recycling of cellular components, ensuring cells continue to properly function with less requirement from external resources.

This can achieve either by going for a period without any food(fasting) or by reducing the amount of food you eat (caloric restriction).

Short-term fasting has been demonstrated to induce profound neuronal autophagy and may be a good method for combating neurological conditions.


Foods that Boost Autophagy

Autophagy is Increased by Green Tea

Active ingredients in green tea activate autophagy. In particular, polyphenols such as epigallocatechim-3-Gallate (EGCG) are reported to have strong pro-autophagic effects.


Autophagy can be Activated by Ginger

An active constituent of ginger (6-shagol) can induce autophagy. It is reported to block mTOR which in turn activates autophagy.


Autophagy is Activated by Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is obtained through diet, supplements, and synthesized in the skin upon exposure to sunlight.


Research has shown that vitamin D induces autophagy and potentially plays a role in protecting pancreatic B-cells, providing a possible avenue for diabetes therapeutics.


Doctor Supervised VLCD (Very Low-Calorie Diet)

What are the Health Benefits of VLCD

A VLCD may allow you to lose about 3to 5 pounds per week. This may lead to an average total weight loss of 44 pounds over 12 weeks. Such a weight loss can rapidly improve medical conditions linked to obesity, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.


The rapid weight loss experienced by most people on a VLCD can be motivating. Patients who participated in a VLCD program that also included lifestyle changes may maintain weight loss if they adopt a healthy eating plan and physical activity habits.



What are the Health Risks of a VLCD?

Doctors must monitor all VLCD patients regularly- ideally every 2 weeks in the initial period of rapid weight loss, to be sure patients are not experiencing any serious side effects.

Some patients on a VLCD for 4 to 16 weeks report minor side effects such as fatigue, constipation, nausea, or diarrhea. These conditions usually improve within a few weeks and rarely prevent patients from completing the program.


The most common serious side effect is gallstones. Gallstones, which often develop in people who are obese, especially women, may be even more commonly developed during rapid weight loss. Some medicines and natural products can prevent gallstones from forming during rapid weight loss. Your health care provider can determine if these are appropriate for you.


Initial VLCD Improves Ultimate Weight Loss

There are important advantages to be gained by using a VLCD at the beginning of a weight loss program for as long as possible: weight loss is greater, both over all and in the short term, and the spectacular weight loss brought by a VLCD encourages the patients to continue on the diet.


With LightenUP,VLCD has many advantages, as it is inexpensive, safe and easy to comply with, and gives rapid and encouraging weight loss.

LightenUP Lifestyle Support

It's never too late to start changing your lifestyle, of course the sooner the better no matter what your circumstances are today. Just remember, there is always improvement to be made for tomorrow.

If you've tried to lose weight before or tried to "get healthy" and failed, you are not alone.

Most individuals know the reasons why they should be healthy. Health is the biggest key factor for self-confidence, having more energy, living a longer life, having less chance of getting sick, being less stressed, and feeling mentally and emotionally happier in general. But being healthy is a lifestyle choice and something that has to be achieved over time, not just over night.

The company you keep does affect your progress toward healthier living. Altering eating habits, managing stress and following a healthier lifestyle plan all at once can be overwhelming. The LightenUP Lifestyle Support program can help you find ways to make these lifestyle changes and address challenges you may have.

Without a strong support system, it can be difficult to make lasting lifestyle changes.

Check out out LU Buddy Program below.

Keys to Successful Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance

Researchers from Miriam Hospital have published one of the first studies of its kind to follow weight loss maintenance for individuals over a 10 year period. The results show that long-term weight loss maintenance is possible if individuals adhere to key health behaviors. Having a strong support system is a key factor in the long-term results.


VLCD and Sustained Weight Loss

A VLCD with active follow-up treatment is one of the better treatment modalities related to long-term weight- maintenance success.