- Introduction. Welcome to blumhealthmd.com (the “Blum Digital Site”), the website of the Blum Digital LLC (“Blum Digital” or “we”). On this site, you can participate in Step 3 of the Immune System Recovery Plan (the “Plan”) that is described in the book The Immune System Recovery Plan (the “Immune Book”) by Dr. Susan Blum (“Dr. Blum”), published by Simon & Schuster in April 2013, which is called the HealMyGutTM Program, and you can participate in our Simply Arthritis™ Group Coaching Program (the “Simply Arthritis™ Program”), which is based on Dr. Blum’s book called Healing Arthritis (the “Arthritis Book”), published by Simon & Schuster in October 2017. In addition, from time to time, as advertised on the Blum Digital Site, you can participate in the Healing Arthritis Challenge™.
- HealMyGut™ Program. You can participate in the HealMyGut™ Program in two ways: through the ten-day program (the “10-Day Program”) and through the 30-day program (the “30-Day Program”).
If you sign up for the 10-Day Program, you will receive (i) a package of BlumHealthMD™ supplements, (ii) a BlumHealthMD™ 10-day nutrition guide, instructions and meal planner, and (iii) a daily email that you can access when you log on to the Blum Digital Site, that has instructions and an “ask me anything” button that you can use to ask your personal questions for one-on-one support.
If you sign up for the 30-Day Program, you will receive (i) a package of BlumHealthMD™ with more of the above-listed supplements as well as glutamine powder, (ii) a BlumHealthMD™ guidebook with a 30-day nutrition guide, instructions and meal planner, (iii) a daily email that you can access when you log on to the Blum Digital Site, that has instructions and an “ask me anything” button as described above, and (iv) the opportunity to participate in a live chat room for an hour twice a week with a nurse or a nutritionist.
- Simply Arthritis™ Program. You can participate in the 12-Week Simply Arthritis™ Program or the 12-Week Simply Arthritis™ Program PLUS.
If you sign up for the Simply Arthritis™ Program, you will receive (i) bi-weekly email tips from Dr. Blum, educational presentations, recipe guides, a meal-planning template, a companion journal, tracking tools, and relaxation exercises, (ii) access to a private Facebook® community, and (iii) six one-hour group coaching sessions with Dr. Blum’s wellness coaches as well as unlimited online support with your wellness coach for the entire twelve weeks of the program.
If you sign up for the Simply Arthritis™ Program PLUS, you will receive all the benefits listed above as well as (i) unlimited coaching support and access to group coaching sessions even after the twelve weeks of the program, and (ii) a 30-day Step 1 Arthritis Essentials Supplement Kit that contains various BlumHealthMD™ supplements.
- Healing Arthritis Challenge™. You can participate in the Healing Arthritis Challenge™ or the Healing Arthritis Challenge™ PLUS any time it is offered by signing up at any time before the start date.
If you sign up for the Healing Arthritis Challenge™, (i) you will be able to participate in six live one-hour interactive classes with Dr. Blum and twelve live Q&A sessions with the Blum Center’s Lead Health Coach, Melissa Rapoport; (ii) you will receive bi-weekly email tips from Dr. Blum, a companion guide and workbook, recipe guides, a meal-planning template, tracking tools, relaxation exercises, and downloadable guided meditations; and (iii) you will have unlimited access to email support from Coach Rapoport and to a private Facebook®
If you sign up for the Healing Arthritis Challenge™ PLUS, you will receive all of the benefits listed above as well as a collection of Blum HealthMD™ supplements with a retail value of $860.
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NEITHER THE IMMUNE BOOK NOR THE ARTHRITIS BOOK NOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE, NOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE VIA EMAIL, IN PRINTED MATERIAL, OR IN A HEALMYGUT™ OR SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ CHATROOM OR A HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™ SESSION, HAS BEEN ASSESSED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. NEITHER THE IMMUNE BOOK NOR THE ARTHRITIS BOOK NOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE BLUM DIGITAL SITE, NOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE VIA EMAIL, IN PRINTED MATERIAL, OR IN A HEALMYGUT™ OR SIMPLY ARTHRITIS™ CHATROOM OR A HEALING ARTHRITIS CHALLENGE™ SESSION, IS IN ANY WAY A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN OR OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS BASED ON YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL CONDITIONS, SYMPTOMS, OR CONCERNS. THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WHO RESPOND TO “ASK ME ANYTHING” EMAILS AND WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHAT ROOMS OR LIVE COACHING SESSIONS WILL NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL CONDITION. IF YOU NEED PERSONAL MEDICAL, HEALTH, DIETARY, EXERCISE, OR OTHER ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A COMPETENT PHYSICIAN AND/OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.
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