Empowering Physicians to Treat the Cause of Metabolic Syndrome

The Problem

Metabolic SyndromeTwo thirds of your patients are overweight or obese and two out of five have metabolic syndrome caused by excess visceral adiposity. Much of your workday is consumed with treating the metabolic sequelae of this epidemic with medications- oral hypoglycemics, anti hypertensives, statins, insulin, etc. You don’t have the time or resources to treat the underlying cause. Many physicians choose to prescribe stimulant-based appetite suppressants or HCG injections. You may be uncomfortable with these approaches because you know they are short-term “fixes”. Liquid diets and pre-packaged meals don’t teach patients how to deal with real food once they discontinue the diet. You want to provide your patients with an evidence-based, nutritionally sound, “real world” approach that addresses the core issue of lifestyle modification which will result in meaningful, measurable long-term improvements in health and quality of life.

The Solution

Cornerstone Wellness Patient Portal

Cornerstone Wellness is the most technologically advanced, evidence based, nutritionally sound, physician-monitored, FAT loss program available. Cornerstone Wellness produces visceral fat loss with maintenance of muscle tissue, addressing the underlying cause of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, sleep apnea, etc. Weight loss without maintenance of muscle lowers BMR resulting in weight cycling or yo-yo-ing. By constant monitoring of fat and muscle mass with our proprietary platform, appropriate macronutrient proportions are prescribed based on the patients’ test results. Most physician weight loss programs are focused on short-term loss of weight, frequently resulting in frustration due to weight regain. Cornerstone Wellness gives patients the tools to achieve lifetime management of healthy body composition and freedom from associated co-morbidities.  The Cornerstone Patient Portal (pictured at left) presents body composition test results in a comprehensive, patient-friendly format (click image to enlarge).

Forget about BMI. Total body composition – fat vs. muscle – is what determines health risks. We are only now waking up to how much we catabolize muscle on calorie restriction diets and drop BMR resulting in fat regain.

DEXA body fat scans of two individuals with the same BMI yet 400% difference in body fat

The Cornerstone Wellness Approach

Cornerstone Wellness fat loss program

Body Composition Analysis

The Cornerstone Wellness program utilizes a handheld body composition analyzer (BC IV) to assess patient body composition and estimate BMR. The BC IV is a Class II FDA-cleared bioelectrical impedance medical device that has a documented accuracy of +/- 0.5% on average when compared against whole body dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Algorithims for men, women and children have been developed and validated by the USC Department of Biokinesiology.

electrical impedance

To take a measurement, patients simply grip the BC IV for 6 seconds and results are instantly uploaded, via the internet, to the Cornerstone Wellness Website for review by patients and physicians. The test results, coupled with patient goals, are used to create a customized fat loss strategy that includes a healthy eating plan and exercise recommendations. Periodic re-tests can be performed and uploaded to track patient improvement and make dietary modifications as needed.

Meal Planning

After reviewing their body composition test results, the patient is provided with an easy-to-follow meal plan customized to meet their specific goals. Calorie and protein levels are optimized to maximize fat loss and maintain lean body mass and BMR.  Online tools and mobile apps are available for food logging to help patients reach their goals.

The Cornerstone weight loss formula

food logging

Cornerstone Wellness nutritional supplementationsNutritional Supplementation

To ensure optimal protein intake without significantly increasing calories, fat or carbohydrates, a high-protein, low-calorie/carb partial meal replacement is consumed preferably twice daily in addition to regular food. The Cornerstone Wellness Meal Replacement, developed by a team of Internists, Endocrinologists and RD, PhDs is the highest protein, highest vitamin/mineral and only all-natural medical meal replacement available exclusively through physicians.

Two other supplements, MetAssist and Omega Health contain ingredients which improve insulin metabolism and decrease inflammatory status based on peer-reviewed published data. Cornerstone supplements have been utilized by hundreds of thousands of patients with a perfect safety record and are manufactured and tested in the second largest supplement manufacturing lab in the US, located in Orange County, CA.

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Cornerstone High Protein Medical Meal Replacement

Best taste and creamiest consistency
Engineered for extreme satiety and hunger control
Highest protein content of any medical meal replacement
Highest vitamin content, 200-400% of RDA
Whey protein based, superior to all other sources
All natural, gluten and soy free
Highest protein to carb ratio available 3:1
All 72 minerals not just essential minerals
Six different fibers for regularity
Made in second largest supplement maker in US
Only available through medical doctors

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

MetAssist – The Carb Craving Breakthrough

Reduces carb craving
Increases metabolism to aid fat loss
Decreases intestinal absorption of sugar

Improves insulin sensitivity
Lessens conversion of carbs to fat
Blocks sweet receptors on tongue
Raises serotonin levels to reduce stress eating

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Omega Health – #1 in Potency.  #1 in Purity.  #1 in Palatability

  • Omega 3 is essential for life, required by every cell in your body
  • Decreases high triglycerides, blood pressure and  insulin resistance
  • It is the parent anti-inflammatory of the body
  • Improves brain function, heart and eye health
  • May improve depression, bi-polar disorder, ADD and post partum depression
  • Decreases abdominal fat and fatty liver
  • Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Improves joint pain and function

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

MyFitnessPal.com

Download this free app for an excellent food log.

IMPORTANT. Your daily calorie intake and protein/carb intake must be customized based on your body fat test results to insure muscle maintenance and maximum fat loss. Once logged in, select GOALS, FOODS, MACRONUTRIENTS and reset to Carbs-35%, Protein-35% and Fat-30%. Set calories to level determined by your coach. Cornerstone shakes are listed in the app.

food logging

My Fitness Pal

Exercise

The exercise routines below are designed to help you improve your overall fitness when used as part of the Cornerstone Wellness program.

YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE STARTING THIS OR ANY OTHER FITNESS PROGRAM.

Daily Stretching Routine

This is a simple Daily Stretching Routing you can do at any time during the day.

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Foam Roller Routine

Foam Rollers are great for providing a deep stretch and massage at the same time.

View Workout

Core Strengthening Workout

These Core Strengthening exercises help improve stabilization and balance and provide lower back protection.

View Workout

Beginners Total Body Workout

This Total Body Workout is designed to increase Mobility, Stability, Flexibility and Strength and is best suited for beginning fitness levels.

View Workout

Intermediate Total Body Workout

This Intermediate Total Body Workout is designed to increase Mobility, Stability & Flexibility.

View Workout

Advanced Total Body Workout

This Advanced Total Body Workout is designed to increase Mobility, Stability, Flexibility and Core Strength and is best suited for advanced athletes.

View Workout

Body Composition Analysis

Cornerstone Wellness fat loss program

Body Composition Analysis

The Cornerstone Wellness program utilizes a handheld body composition analyzer (BC IV) to assess patient body composition and estimate BMR. The BC IV is a Class II FDA-cleared bioelectrical impedance medical device that has a documented accuracy of +/- 0.5% on average when compared against whole body dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Algorithims for men, women and children have been developed and validated by the USC Department of Biokinesiology.

electrical impedance

To take a measurement, patients simply grip the BC IV for 6 seconds and results are instantly uploaded, via the internet, to the Cornerstone Wellness Website for review by patients and physicians. The test results, coupled with patient goals, are used to create a customized fat loss strategy that includes a healthy eating plan and exercise recommendations. Periodic re-tests can be performed and uploaded to track patient improvement and make dietary modifications as needed.

Meal Planning

Meal Planning

After reviewing their body composition test results, the patient is provided with an easy-to-follow meal plan customized to meet their specific goals. Calorie and protein levels are optimized to maximize fat loss and maintain lean body mass and BMR.  Online tools and mobile apps are available for food logging to help patients reach their goals.

The Cornerstone weight loss formula

food logging
Supplementation

Cornerstone Wellness nutritional supplementationsNutritional Supplementation

To ensure optimal protein intake without significantly increasing calories, fat or carbohydrates, a high-protein, low-calorie/carb partial meal replacement is consumed preferably twice daily in addition to regular food. The Cornerstone Wellness Meal Replacement, developed by a team of Internists, Endocrinologists and RD, PhDs is the highest protein, highest vitamin/mineral and only all-natural medical meal replacement available exclusively through physicians.

Two other supplements, MetAssist and Omega Health contain ingredients which improve insulin metabolism and decrease inflammatory status based on peer-reviewed published data. Cornerstone supplements have been utilized by hundreds of thousands of patients with a perfect safety record and are manufactured and tested in the second largest supplement manufacturing lab in the US, located in Orange County, CA.

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Cornerstone High Protein Medical Meal Replacement

Best taste and creamiest consistency
Engineered for extreme satiety and hunger control
Highest protein content of any medical meal replacement
Highest vitamin content, 200-400% of RDA
Whey protein based, superior to all other sources
All natural, gluten and soy free
Highest protein to carb ratio available 3:1
All 72 minerals not just essential minerals
Six different fibers for regularity
Made in second largest supplement maker in US
Only available through medical doctors

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

MetAssist – The Carb Craving Breakthrough

Reduces carb craving
Increases metabolism to aid fat loss
Decreases intestinal absorption of sugar

Improves insulin sensitivity
Lessens conversion of carbs to fat
Blocks sweet receptors on tongue
Raises serotonin levels to reduce stress eating

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Omega Health – #1 in Potency.  #1 in Purity.  #1 in Palatability

  • Omega 3 is essential for life, required by every cell in your body
  • Decreases high triglycerides, blood pressure and  insulin resistance
  • It is the parent anti-inflammatory of the body
  • Improves brain function, heart and eye health
  • May improve depression, bi-polar disorder, ADD and post partum depression
  • Decreases abdominal fat and fatty liver
  • Reduces risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Improves joint pain and function

The Cornerstone Wellness supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Food Logging

MyFitnessPal.com

Download this free app for an excellent food log.

IMPORTANT. Your daily calorie intake and protein/carb intake must be customized based on your body fat test results to insure muscle maintenance and maximum fat loss. Once logged in, select GOALS, FOODS, MACRONUTRIENTS and reset to Carbs-35%, Protein-35% and Fat-30%. Set calories to level determined by your coach. Cornerstone shakes are listed in the app.

food logging

My Fitness Pal

Exercise

Exercise

The exercise routines below are designed to help you improve your overall fitness when used as part of the Cornerstone Wellness program.

YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE STARTING THIS OR ANY OTHER FITNESS PROGRAM.

Daily Stretching Routine

This is a simple Daily Stretching Routing you can do at any time during the day.

View Workout

Foam Roller Routine

Foam Rollers are great for providing a deep stretch and massage at the same time.

View Workout

Core Strengthening Workout

These Core Strengthening exercises help improve stabilization and balance and provide lower back protection.

View Workout

Beginners Total Body Workout

This Total Body Workout is designed to increase Mobility, Stability, Flexibility and Strength and is best suited for beginning fitness levels.

View Workout

Intermediate Total Body Workout

This Intermediate Total Body Workout is designed to increase Mobility, Stability & Flexibility.

View Workout

Advanced Total Body Workout

This Advanced Total Body Workout is designed to increase Mobility, Stability, Flexibility and Core Strength and is best suited for advanced athletes.

View Workout

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Business Model

Cornerstone Wellness MD - business modelThe Cornerstone Wellness Program is administered to appropriate patients (overweight, metabolic syndrome, diabetic, PCOS, or conversely malnourished), by your current office staff. Cornerstone Wellness provides a 3 day intensive on-site training, utilizing your patients as training subjects. Medical assistants, nurses or mid-levels are trained to run the program. If you can’t spare or don’t have appropriate staff, Cornerstone will find you an excellent and inexpensive degreed nutritionist or exercise physiologist locally. You, the physician, simply refer the appropriate patients into your own, in-house wellness center. This provides a passive business model since it does not take time or energy away from your usual office, surgery or hospital duties. The program is health insurance reimbursed which is critical given the inverse relationship between BMI and household income. Cornerstone Wellness provides extensive didactic, marketing and administrative support, ongoing for the life of the program. Marketing materials, including DVDs, posters, brochures etc., are available to make sure your patients are aware of the program’s existence as well as to bring in outside patients. To learn more about Cornerstone Wellness and review the program in more detail please contact us.