The 90-day challenge is the cornerstone of the Stephen Bruton namesake “Artist Wellness Program”. The aim of this challenge is to offer the artist community a road map tailored to each artist that guides them to a higher level of understanding regarding the current state of their health and wellness. The Program provides artists with early detection and prevention of life threatening disease including Cancer, Heart Disease and Type-II Diabetes - and the tools to measure daily progress.
The first step in any journey is always the most important. A first step is what creates momentum, and momentum is what facilitates the ability to steer and guide us towards a destination. The first step in the 90-day challenge is to discover “What you don’t know, that you don’t know”! Meaning, we all know we can improve our wellness and we all know some of the basic tenants to help us achieve this goal. Things like eating a more healthy diet, or getting more exercise. Then there are the things we know that we do not know. The vast majority of us are not healers, nutritionists, spiritual advisors, fitness coaches, etc.
Being open to discovering a deeper realm of knowledge is a powerful and quantum level first step! Again, we are now embarking on a journey to discover “What you don’t know, that you don’t know. From this new paradigm of understanding, not only does transformation occur, momentum begins to instantly accelerate – it is what we refer to as a Giant Step!
The 90-day Challenge involves 4 steps that build upon each other. Each step accelerates momentum:
The 90-day challenge begins with an advanced Biomarker test. What seems like a simple blood sample holds the power of very advanced scientific technology and decades of research and development. This test dives deeply into the blood chemistry of Program participants and serves as the fact-based bedrock of the entire 90-day challenge. The data contained within these tests provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of an individual’s wellness and health, and reveals the immediate next steps required to begin moving towards better health and true holistic wellness.
If knowledge is power then this step is the next best thing to having an internal crystal ball! After about a 2-week period, participants will be contacted by a Program coordinator to schedule an appointment to go over the findings of their test.
At this appointment the participant receives a review of the overall test results and any areas of concerns from a Medical Doctor. The test results are comprehensive, easy to understand and written in simple English. Each section of the report follows a color-coded scheme. Green is good, Yellow needs attention, Red identifies critical and abnormal results and usually involves medical care. Obviously, the goal of the program is keep all participants in or moving towards solid Green test results and moving towards higher holistic wellness.
The accuracy and efficacy of Advanced Biomarker Testing affords participants with a very powerful and comprehensive understanding of the present state of their health and wellness. Now we put that new knowledge into action. Everyone is different, and this common phrase has never been truer than in regards to biomarker test results! Everybody will need some adjustments and corrections of deficiencies regarding their current state of wellness. This remains true regardless of personal fitness, age, gender, and markers measuring hereditary pre-dispositions.
In short, nobody aces this test!
One immediate benefit of the test results is learning what nutrients the program participants are currently lacking. A 90-day supply of powerful nutraceuticals (medical grade vitamins) will be given to program participants during the initial scheduled REVEAL appointment. A program coordinator will review which nutrients you are deficient in and the proper way to use the nutraceuticals during the 90-day challenge and beyond.
Another very important component to the 90-day challenge is the introduction and use of a wearable activity device. These devices are either worn as a bracelet or pendant 24-Hours per day. They accurately measure how may steps you take during the day, flights of stairs climbed, hours of nightly sleep obtained…and how many minutes/hours of non-activity are experienced a day too! This data, especially once combined with the biomarker test results, begins to dial in an amazing snapshot of not only your current state of wellness and health, but also begins to reveal the underlying conscious and sub-conscious behavior that has contributed to it – including sleep habits!
During the initial REVEAL appointment the Artist Wellness Program Coordinator will create a daily baseline schedule of tasks and reminders for the participants of the 90-day challenge and they will provide a simple to use mobile application to track progress. This mobile app programs your smart phone to remind you when and with what to take your nutraceuticals, how much water to drink, alerts you when you have not been active…and most importantly maps your progress towards increased wellness during the 90-day challenge!
All the steps mentioned above are designed to deliver critical insights and cumulative data for the sole purpose of accelerating momentum towards a higher state of holistic wellness. This is achieved by compounding and stacking scientific, behavioral and hereditary data into an intuitive and easily understandable set of tools for participants to optimize their personal wellness daily. In short: measurable results.
We started from a position of “not knowing what we don’t know”. At this point in the program that is no longer the case. Participants are now, and probably for the first time in their life, fully aware of the current state of their health and wellness. In some instances for the better and for some it will be revealed that there may be more serious underpinnings regarding their health status that they were completely unaware of. Regardless of each individuals different position on the wellness spectrum, improvement and acceleration towards a higher state of wellness is now measurably underway!
At the end of the 90-day challenge, assuming that participants have been fully engaged in the program and have met the minimum levels of compliance (explained below), a second Biomarker Test will be given to measure progress with pinpoint accuracy (pun intended).
Artists that have participated in the 90-day Challenge will now have a full understanding of where they are in regards to their personal state of wellness. The INQUIRE step gathers deep insight from within your body’s own blood chemistry.
REVEAL not only delivers the diagnostic report from the biomarker test, it will engage participants with a dialogue and understanding of their present health condition unlike anything they have encountered before. ADJUST affords participants with the tools and supplements to not only correct deficiencies but also to begin to make minor adjustments to personal human behavior. MEASURE is where participants are given the intended gift of the Artist Wellness Program. This is where it all comes together and it gets presented with the power of simplicity.
Participants are called for their exit appointment. Their Program Coordinator simply summarizes the last 90-days from their challenge. The first biomarker test established their wellness baseline. Then over 90-days they worked to adjust their behavior and supplement their nutrition with tools and guidance. The second Biomarker test is given at the end of 90-days and it shows definitive and measurable results from these efforts. With this new and extensive understanding of their current state of wellness, associate behavior and life choices, participants now truly know what they did not know 90-days earlier. Going forward, this new understanding will shape behavior and afford the Artist Community an insight into understanding their own holistic view and an approach to their continued wellness.
Compliance: Every challenge should have some rules and this one is no different! Participants simply have to stay engaged in the process for the full duration of the 90-days. Meaning, stay in prompt communication with their program coordinator, participate with the daily prompts and reminders from the mobile application, and finish the program. If it is determined that a participant is not compliant (determined by the Program Coordinator), their 90-day Challenge will be suspended and the participant will no longer be eligible for the remainder of their challenge. This makes room for those Artist Participants that are eager to get to...KNOW.