Our stance on the importance of protein for a healthy body composition won’t come as a news flash for those of you who follow Dr. Turner ND’s work, but a new study adds even more strength to that position. In a weight-loss study, individuals who used a high-quality whey protein-based meal replacement lost more fat and retained more muscle when compared to the group that only restricted caloric intake.

Protein is the king of muscle food. This article speaks to the fact that one needs sufficient protein or your body will actually lose muscle mass, especially as you age. Muscle loss is common as we age, recently in the Globe and Mail newspaper there was this very interesting article on precisely that- read it here.

In light of these great results, we recommend Vitamin Complete with a multivitamin and added fibre from the Clear Medicine product line for your afternoon shake. You have a choice of vanilla or chocolate. This is a huge seller at the clinic especially for weight loss clients as it’s lower in carbs and fat. It is made with an exceptional quality whey protein and it tastes GREAT. One scoop provides 16g of whey protein and 8g of fibre (soluble 4g and insoluble 4g) as well as many other vitamins. You can read all the ingredients for Vitamin Complete here.


By simply replacing two of your four daily meals with a shake (for example breakfast and your 3-4pm meal) you could drop 8-10lbs before the holidays.

In the morning, we suggest a smoothie, add one scoop of protein powder (we love Plant-Based Omega 3’s or Vegan option Pure Pea) to a recipe full of fresh or frozen fruit/vegetables. For some great recipes check out our recipe blog!

To rid bloating and encourage regular bowel cleansing we suggest taking 1-2 capsules of Digestive Enzymes or Vegan-Protein Detox Support Shake with each meal and also adding a serving of Clear Fibre to your morning smoothie only!

For the on the go meal in the afternoon, all we suggest you do is simply mix 1 scoop of Vitamin Complete (this has a multivitamin and fibre) and 1 scoop of another protein powder with water or non-dairy beverage and shake! The added protein will keep you full and satisfied.

For the month of November, purchase the Lose 10 Pounds Before Holidays Kit – we have whey or vegan options and we will send you a PDF with Dr. Turner ND’s dietary guidelines and permitted food lists to assist you with your diet! To purchase these kits click here.

Please note –  for two shakes a day, these powders will last two weeks. 

Also, check out Dr. Turner ND’s blog on the Fat Burning Health Boosting Power Of Protein for some more great tips! Don’t skip the protein – your body needs it!

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