26-year old Doug Ferner, like many, healed a personal health issue that conventional medicine simply couldn’t help him resolve.
A health and wellness advocate, he wants to apply what he’s learned to help others. Ferner, who suffered from Ulcerative Colitis while in college, was told by a doctor while recovering in the hospital, that the medicine he was just prescribed would be something he would have to take for the rest of his life– but the good news, according to the doctor– once he started treatment, he could go back to eating anything he wanted. Not comfortable with that suggestion, Ferner researched his condition and found that through a “clean” lifestyle of living and eating, which simply meant ridding himself of the foods and other outside toxins that contributed to his digestive disease, he could live a normal, healthy life. And today, free of medicines and ulcerative colitis, Ferner, with the help of his parents, wants to spread the word of health through his Live Clean Nutrition store, which is a unique combination of nutritional supplements, an organic juice bar, and a workout facility.
“This place is not just any Nutrition store,” says Ferner. When asked how he came up with the idea of opening a store like this, Ferner said, “I originally looked at two nutrition franchise operations, and after doing the diligence on each, decided there was no way I could ever be involved in either one because I personally would never take the products they were selling, so how could I possibly sell them to someone else. Their products were loaded with chemicals. So, at that point, I figured I could take what I learned and apply it to what I would want in a Nutrition store, which simply put, were “clean,” chemically free supplements. Many supplements today are made with things known in the business as excipients, or the “other ingredients”, which normally are binders, fillers, and lubricants used in the manufacturing processes, some of which have been linked to digestive inflammation, and even absorption issues. These excipients are oftentimes made up of chemicals or are chemically derived. “Most of our supplements are either excipient free, or they have what we define as clean excipients; things like rice bran, organic stevia, organic cacao bean; plus they come largely in vegetable derived capsules. Our sports performance products like protein powders and pre and post workouts are some of the cleanest, yet most effective in the business. We have a unique Guarantee to our customers which is simply, We Will Not Sell You Anything Wouldn’t Put In Our Own Bodies.”
But Live Clean Nutrition doesn’t stop there.
As part of the healthy theme, there is an organic juice bar that serves up over 25 different juices, smoothies, and wellness shots, using organic, fresh ingredients. And as Ferner likes to point out, “Every one of them actually taste great! In fact, one of the stipulations in developing these, were that they had to taste great.” My mother Tina created each and used my dad and me as guinea pigs over a year long period. We went through a lot of juices and smoothies to get to the right formulas.”
To provide a balanced approach to health, Live Clean Nutrition also has a workout facility focused on Burst Training, otherwise known as HIIT. “Burst Training has been shown to burn 30% to 40% more calories 24 to 48 hours after a workout than other exercise routines,” according to Ferner. We run a circuit here which allows members to pop in anytime were open, so they don’t have to worry about the stress of class times, or appointments. Each circuit is designed by a Certified Personal Trainer, and every circuit is run by a Trainer as well. Plus, the circuits change every single day to mix it up a bit.”
“As you can see, we have a unique approach to overall health, between the supplements, juice bar and the workout facility, says Ferner. We encourage people to empower themselves when it comes to their own health. Afterall,that’s what I did and it worked for me.” We also specialize in weight management, and we use a very unique approach, one not based on calorie counting, but instead focused on inflammation and bacterial balancing. through something we call Remove, Repair, and Restore. We also specialize in Sports Performance, and can help with supplemental “Performance Kits” for most sports disciplines.” We encourage people to stop by just to hear what we are all about.