Respected Doctors Discuss Living Healthy on The Body by Vi Challenge
For the first time in the history of our nation, some medical experts warn that the younger generation may be on track to have a shorter life span than their parents as a direct result of the obesity epidemic. “Not if I and my Vi-Family have anything to say about it!” vows Dr. Dustin Craft. He has spent over 15 years in the health and wellness industry, devoting himself to being a bridge for people to transition into a more healthy consciousness. With a Doctorate degree in chiropractic and wellness, the good doctor and ViSalus® 2-Star Ambassador is “fired up to be on this mission to stomp out obesity.”
His wife and 2-Star Ambassador, Dr. Michelle Craft, adds, “We wake up each morning excited, wondering who we can inspire that day, who we will help by being on The Challenge.”
As healthcare providers, Drs. Dustin and Michelle Craft see on a daily basis how the lack of proper nutrition, exercise and fitness play such a crucial and detrimental role in a person’s overall health. According to the Crafts, “Most of the diseases and ailments we suffer today as a culture are lifestyle diseases which are directly related and connected to one’s nutrition and fitness level. The trend is upward not only in this country but also worldwide, so we have a lot of work to do. We have found no better platform to impact this problem than the Body by Vi ChallengeTM!”
We sat down with these two owners of The Wellness Connection Healing Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, to get their perspective on healthy living.
Dr. Dustin Craft: As a healthcare provider, I am really excited about the ViSalus mission to fight obesity. One of the ways we are stomping out obesity is to lead by example, to be a public and vocal example of fitness and health. Every 90 days we consciously make a choice to improve ourselves and we embody The Challenge, then we share it with as many people as we can.
Dr. Michelle Craft: I talk to EVERYONE I meet about The Challenge. As a doctor, I got the calling to help others in need 17 years ago and was crazy enough to believe I could change the world. ViSalus has taken on one of the biggest problems in our world today and they are winning—they ARE THE SOLUTION—because they are crazy enough to believe they can change the world, and I am right there with them. I’m dedicating my life to helping others regain and experience optimal health.
How do you apply The Challenge to your life?
Dr. Dustin Craft: I take the idea and the culture of The Challenge to heart and every 90 days think about what would truly challenge me and cause me to be a better all-around person. I have done several noteworthy Challenges. My first will always be memorable because it is when I made the decision to take my health and, ultimately, my life back.
On that Challenge, I lost 30 lbs., went down three pant sizes and dropped my BMI by four points! My last Challenge was training for and competing in a 100-mile ultra-marathon, which was crazy because I had only run a 12-mile race previously!
Dr. Michelle Craft: I would not be who I am today without my commitment to my very first Challenge. After the passing of my sister to pancreatic cancer, I was in a deep grieving process of depression, not eating, not sleeping, and had completely stopped seeing patients. This Challenge saved my life. Over the course of 90 days on the Core Kit, I regained my health one shake at a time. I returned to seeing patients with a renewed fire in my heart to help as many people as I could.
How does being on the Challenge make a difference in your health and Wellness?
Dr. Dustin Craft: The Challenge has given me back my health and increased my experience of wellness—physically, mentally and emotionally! I had gotten caught up in the story that so many of us do: “I don’t have time… I’m too busy running a practice, caring for my children and spending time with my wife.” The Challenge was the perfect platform for me as it fit into my busy life and helped me to focus on a tangible goal.
Dr. Michelle Craft: Being on a Challenge makes a difference in my health and wellness every single day. I get my daily nutrition from the Core Kit and dedicate time each day to physical movement and to improved breathing. I have found that inspiring others to be better is great for my health!
Visalus has convinced these respected doctors that living healthy on the Body by Vi Challenge is not only attainable, but a great way to transform your life for the better.
Source: ViLife Magazine