About us...

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Hi, we’re Stacy and Markus.

Our mission is to help you Burn Bright, not out.

Our clients come to us because they want to lose weight, reverse diabetes, lower their cholesterol, or prevent mental decline in their later years. They're tired of feeling tired and taking medication with unpleasant side effects. They're looking for holistic care that they can trust to be evidence based. 

Many of them are concerned about health complications that can lead them to be a burden for their families or cause premature death.

They've often sacrificed their own well-being while they've taken care of their families and work. They're often tired, or delaying dealing with personal health concerns because they don't have the time and expertise to figure out how to resolve them.

Does this sound like you?

"Eat for excellence because what you do matters."

We believe that health isn't just the absence of disease, it's feeling your best so that you can fulfill your purpose, pursue your passions, and excel in your profession. 

With our holistic approach, we recognize that the number on a scale or blood test can be important data, but is secondary to how you feel. 

We’re the quintessential Type-A personalities who try to squeeze every drop of wonderful out of our days. 

To feed our love of life we've researched and adopted the best high performance well-being strategies in the world. 

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We leverage our 30 years of education and experience to share the most effective diet and lifestyle enhancements from modern science and Eastern medicine to help you do the same.

We help you quickly resolve your urgent health needs while generating energy, focus, and stamina to fully show up at work, at home, and at play.

Our programs are designed for busy people who are committed to improving health but need efficient strategies. After all, if you’re juggling your work, family, and self-care, we know you don’t have a lot of free time and you don’t need any added stress. 

How do we know?

We’ve enjoyed (and been challenged by) an entrepreneurial lifestyle across multiple countries for decades! We have two adult daughters and two young boys who keep our 50+ year old selves active and always searching for ways we can optimize our health to keep up with them. 

"Our goal for you isn't just absence of disease, it's extraordinary health that support you to realize your full potential."  

~Stacy & Markus

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Are Diet and Lifestyle Medicine really effective?

Diet and lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based, drug-free approach to chronic disease reversal, prevention, and optimal health.

Studies show that by making sustainable changes to your diet and incorporating healthy habits into your routine, you can slash your risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers by a staggering 80%.

This translates to an average of 12 additional years you can potentially live a healthier, more vibrant life.

The best part? These benefits come without the potential side effects of medications, allowing you to take control of your health naturally.

Food as Medicine

Eating is intimate. You bring food and drink into your body and it becomes part of who you are. 

When you use food as medicine you are mindfully and with self-love, choosing to pursue the best version of yourself. You are choosing to shine bright. 

One of the ways we stay small and self-sabotage our success is by not fueling our bodies to be the powerful engines that drive the great accomplishments we are capable of. 

We use food as medicine to help you become more whole, more of who you are meant to be. We use it to illuminate and heal the ways you may have held yourself back so you can truly Burn Bright, not out.

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Build a legacy of health for you, your family, and the planet.

What is a legacy? It's a gift we pass on from one generation to the next.

Legacy often refers to property or money, but we're talking about the legacy of values you leave behind. Your self-care habits, the way you eat, the values you share with your family are a legacy you pass on to your children. 

It seemed like such a small thing my father said to me every night when he tucked me in to bed, but now I pass it on to my children: "Nigh-night, sleep tight. When you wake up in the morning bright, do what's right with all your might. Nigh-night, I love you."  His words molded and inspired me, steeled me up when the easier road beckoned, taught me to live by my values, and always reminded me to do right by my own well-being too. This is part of his legacy, and now part of mine. 

One of the best ways we can make a BIG positive impact on the next generation of leaders, the environment, and your network is to shine as positive examples of self love and self care. 

 

Our bio: 

 

Empowering Wholeness Through Integrated Wellness

For over 30 years, Stacy, a licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioner with a Master's in Acupuncture and experienced yoga instructor, has guided individuals towards vibrant health through personalized lifestyle consultations and programs.

Markus, an MIT graduate with a background in molecular biology, brings a unique blend of scientific knowledge and practical experience to the table. He's a seasoned yoga instructor, emergency medical technician, and worked closely with renowned physicians around the world in the biotech industry.

Together, their journey of holistic exploration has taken them from the depths of the ocean (120 feet!) to mountain peaks (20,000 feet!), and across over 60 countries. Now, nestled in a historic Andean city with their two energetic sons, Nikko and Orion, they share their passion for integrated wellness with the world.

 

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