Dave Dallas is a firm believer in Absolute Health. After his own transformation, he’s referred about a half dozen people to the practice.
“After I was introduced to the program, because of my weight loss and better health, it was evident that I was doing something right, and I got asked how I did it. My answer was Dr. Caccavale (the chief medical officer of Absolute Health).”
Now to backtrack just a bit, Dallas explains, “Generally speaking, my overall health condition was borderline satisfactory. But I was, technically, morbidly overweight. I had a body mass index of 35*. I’d get tired during the day. I didn’t have much stamina. I had some difficulty concentrating from time to time, especially later in the day.” This was despite the fact that he was under the care of a cardiologist. In fact, general indicators such as cholesterol and blood pressure were “already under control by generally accepted standards,” he recalls.
So what happened?
In 2013, Dallas paid his first visit to Dr. Caccavale, to whom he was referred by an in-shape friend. “You’ve got to talk to this guy,” his friend urged. “He looks at things differently.” Dallas mulled it over. As a 61-year-old resident of Clinton, New Jersey, Dallas is the CEO and owner of The Dallas Group of America, Inc., a chemical manufacturer located in Whitehouse, NJ. With a high-powered job in the prime of his life, he wanted to operate at his optimum. “I was missing my youth – when I’d be able to go outside and work all day on the weekends and have energy,” he relates.
With the support of his significant other Susan, Dallas listened to Caccavale. “He’s very careful and methodical in explaining his approach. We got it. I said, ‘Okay, we buy in, let’s go’.” The first step was getting his blood drawn and then he returned a couple of weeks later to discuss the results. They looked at 30 to 40 indicators as opposed to the standard two to three Dallas was accustomed. In addition to the lab tests, Dallas recalls, “I was asked a lot of questions, so they could understand my personal medical and family history as well as my lifestyle.”
With advanced test results in hand, Dr. Caccavale explained Dallas’ risk and genetic propensity for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He then gave Dallas a personalized program that included medications, supplements (vitamins and minerals) and nutritional recommendations. Although Dallas claims he’s not much of an exerciser that was part of Dr. Caccavale’s prescription, as well.
Dallas also praises the Absolute Health nutritionist, who helped him understand proper eating. She stays in touch with him, even to this day, including emails and recipe ideas.
The bottom line: Dave Dallas has Iost 35 pounds. Down from 245 pounds, he now weighs a much leaner 210 pounds. “I’m still losing weight. Although it has slowed down considerably, I’d still like to lose another 10 pounds. But it’s not about that. It’s not a diet; it’s a lifestyle change. It’s permanent. It’s about who I am at this point and how I’m going to live my life.”
In addition to his weight loss, his blood numbers improved dramatically. “My energy has improved. My ability to concentrate improved… When you eat the wrong thing, all you want to do is curl up on the couch. Now, I no longer fall asleep after lunch.”
Dallas attributes his improved quality of life to Dr. Caccavale’s quality of care. “Dr. Caccavale doesn’t sidestep any issue. One of his questions is about expectations in terms of improvement in the personal area. There was improvement with the blood lipids and energy, along with my sex life.”
With improvements in nutrition, weight loss, energy levels, and overall health and wellness, it’s no wonder that Dave Dallas has led a following to Absolute Health.