The Vitality Index of Holistic Health

by Clifford Oliver |  Date Released : 21 Jun 2005

  • Vitality Index – measuring our health throughout life. 
  • The Diesel Truck vs. The Sports Car – two performance vehicles requiring different fuels and maintenance. 
  • As our vitality drops – energy and wellness drop.
  • Vitality less than 7 – body’s defence ability deteriorates (fungus, parasites and garbage collectors come to your door).
  • Vitality of 3 or below – chronic symptoms and dis-ease.
  • Discover where you are – are you climbing up or sliding down the slope?
  • Measuring tools – ENERGY
  • Energy variables – striving for consistency.
  • CHOICE - Our genes are expressed through our lifestyle.
  • Health is about becoming EMPOWERED, educated and taking responsibility for our vitality.
  • Placebo effect and our belief systems.
  • Strengthening the “terrain” in our body.
  • Identifying your body type and giving your body what it needs – are you a diesel truck or a sports car?
  • Personal Trainers – the ultimate vehicle to raise consciousness of health and wellness.
  • The TRUE meaning of FUNCTION.
  • Learn more about Dr. Oliver.

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Clifford Oliver

About the author: Clifford Oliver

Dr. Oliver has been involved in complimentary, holistic medicine since 1972, working with nutritional and structural therapies for the last 24 years. Drawing on his formal education as a registered nurse and doctor of chiropractics as well as years of personal study on nutrition, holistic medicine and spirituality, Dr. Oliver has developed a unique and powerful ability to help his clients to overcome their health issues. Currently in private practice, he has treated thousands of patients with major health issues ranging from acute to chronic care. He has worked with both professional and amateur athletes, assisting in the facilitation of improved performance. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Oliver also serves on the Advisory Task Force for the Gerson Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic treatment of degenerative diseases.

Dr. Oliver has also been working actively to shape the nature of medicine in this country for over 20 years, presenting at conferences and institutions such as the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California at San Diego Medical School, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego State University, The Holistic Nurses Association and the Fitness Trainers Association. His lectures cover a broad array of topics such as the role of chiropractics in the healing arts, nutrition for health and Korean hand acupuncture.

In 2002, Dr. Oliver took another step toward reshaping the nature of health practice around the world when he began teaching at the C.H.E.K Institute. His extensive education and experience has provided Dr. Oliver with the knowledge to make a major contribution in the creation of all three of the NLC courses. The result is the integrated holistic model of mind, body and spirit that characterizes the core of all NLC courses.

In addition to his scientific and clinical background, Dr. Oliver is an award winning and published nature photographer, accomplished musician (having composed and performed the sound score on a documentary soundtrack) holds U.S. patents in surfboard design and has shaped thousands of surfboards for some of the world's elite surfers.

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