About Health Beyond Hype
Welcome to Health Beyond Hype!
My name is Matthew Jacobs and this website is a culmination of all of my work and experience in the health and wellness field over the past 13 years. My goal is to bring you the highest quality nutrients and information, without the hype, so that you too can feel empowered to make the best decisions about your health and wellness. You will find no “trendy” diet schemes here, no one-hit wonder supplements or magic bullet protocols. This site is all about clearing away all the red herrings of the industry and leaving you with nutrition and protocols that ACTUALLY work! Imagine that
My journey began at the age of 19 years as a competitive basketball player. Being 6’4” and 160 pounds, suffice to say, I was no mass to be dealt with on the court. Much like my teammates and competitors, I yearned to gain the size and speed to not only dominate on the court, but also to feel competitive in the dating world. So naturally I began to explore the world of steroid use and protein building. Lucky for me I had all the information and testimonies I needed from the co-workers at the gym, to decide that steroids weren’t for me…. well at least not yet.
Fate had my back when I came across an advertisement for Velvet Deer Antler in a GNC magazine and I was intrigued by all of its “claimed” effects. Seeming to work so similarly to steroids (without the side effects), I delved right in. Within a few days, I knew it was working (increased recovery time and strength) and that was the beginning of my first real endeavor with the health field. I started my first website and began to take over the deer antler market.
During this time I was studying Eastern religions and philosophies in college, quickly learning that addressing the body from a holistic viewpoint was the approach I needed to take in order to maximize my athletic performance. I immediately buried myself with holistic and clinical nutrition courses, live-cell microscopy and lipid profiling, while training with holistic practitioners. This allowed me to grasp all aspects of the field from not only a biochemical model but from a practical one as well.
Once receiving my CNC I was ready to go. I began my private practice in 2004 and started exploring all the modalities and supplements that would give my client base the best, and most expedited results. After working with an array of options I realized how much junk and false information there was in the field. So I began to hone in on what was working, which was finding the root cause and utilizing cleansing and detoxifying protocols, with supplements that were manufactured with whole foods and herbs. You cannot imagine the amount of supplements that have toxic additives, preservatives and fillers (just like food) and unfortunately this is the standard of the industry. I found that there was only one company that I could truly trust and get awesome results with, and that was and still is, Premier Research Labs.
Premier Research Labs was my saving grace for my clients and I never saw someone that didn’t greatly benefit from their nutrients. Therefore, I got deeply involved with the company, by not only becoming a trained practitioner in their modalities (Quantum Reflex Analysis- a modified form of muscle testing), but also even revolutionizing it. In 2007 I began teaching a QRA college in the Southeast for practitioners in both the Eastern and Western medical field. This experience allowed me to not only master the Premier Research Labs’ supplement line, but it also exposed me to the trainings of therapies from the full spectrum of practitioners. This included the top doctors, chiropractors and acupuncturists but also physiologists, dentists and veterinarians.
Since then I have continued to work with the top innovators in the health and wellness field, testing and researching the latest protocols and supplements. The most recent project I have been working on is studying the effects of nutrients for athletic performance with my good friend, John Lewis PhD, at the University of Miami.
My promise to you is to stay honest, real and innovative in bringing you the cutting edge in protocols, information and supplements. I know that the journey to health and wellness can be difficult and confusing sometimes, so I am going to do my best to be straight-forward and motivating. But always remember, the body is a self-healing, self-regenerating organism and you too can express perfect spiritual, emotional and physical health!