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Feel your body transform and your head clear, in real time, as you experience a new lifestyle approach alongside Kat James, in a beautiful location. Enjoy the most sumptuous—yet strategically-transforming—meals as your physical burdens lighten.  Most importantly... return home with changes you (and others) will see and feel, plus a powerful new, lifelong tool that you can begin to harness soon after you sign up, with James’ included Transformation Jumpstart coaching.

The following is information on Kat James and her Total Transformation® Programs. No claims are made.

Kat James is an award-winning nutrition author, leptin pioneer, and syndicated radio host who has been called a master of self-transformation by SELF magazine, as well as the "Jane Goodall of leptin" after she overcame autoimmune, liver, and eating disorders that nearly took her life, then taught countless others her original protocol with doctor-verified success. The changes you see in Kat, below, are reversals of disease, not just cosmetic.

Total Transformation® is the original, scientifically-validated nutrition and lifestyle protocol, pieced together, unguided, by award-winning author, Kat James, in order to save her own life from autoimmune, liver, and eating disorders, while dramatically transforming her shape, appearance, and relationship with food, in 1990. Four years later, the master hormone of the human body, leptin, was discovered by science, when it turned obese rodents into slim ones. Unknown to James until 2004, this was the hormone that she had harnessed, first in herself, and then, in the hundreds of people she taught her protocol to, with medically-verified health outcomes. Please note that no disease-prevention or cures are claimed.

This "living-along-with" type of real-time observation of more than a thousand people adhering strictly to James' nutritional tenets, has earned her the moniker "The Jane Goodall of Leptin" from Better Nutrition—the country's oldest nutrition magazine.

Total Transformation® has been featured or endorsed at prestigious, institutions such as Omega Institute and Canyon Ranch, as well as by functional medicine, fertility, neurology, dental, and other clinics and spas throughout the U.S. and beyond. 

"In my international research and education to the scientific and medical communities I have not encountered a retreat or Program that so consistently produces (and, more importantly, maintains) the biochemical affects on leptin and mTOR as Kat James' Total Transformation® does."       
           —Dr. Ron Rosedale, world-renowned authority on leptin and insulin

The unique state of leptin sensitivity (rare in the U.S., even in some of the healthiest people) is not only achieved generally quickly with James’ protocol, but generally sustained long-term without struggle. Most feel a pronounced, body-wide "flip" on days three or four of the on-site Program, following a couple weeks of preparatory process to acclimate the body for the most comfortable transition into leptin sensitivity.

Total Transformation® is comprised of four modules (a 12-hour, in-person, live, or audio educational curriculum) with the goal of producing the core set of symptoms and head-to-toel transformative effects Total Transformation® is internationally recognized for, including an almost immediately-altered relationship with food—even in those feeling they have no issues.  

Be aware that online “leptin foods” or “leptin diets,” and even those referencing Kat James, are not authentic, and generally mimic keto and high-protein diets which may stress the kidney and liver while stimulating cell replication (pro-cancer), while thwarting full leptin function.

Decades of honing has closed countless "deal-breaking" dietary loopholes that James would not otherwise have discovered without long-term, firsthand observation. Even certain supplement or tincture ingredients were surprisingly discovered by her, to halt leptin sensitivity in virtually everyone, even in trace amounts. None of these deal-breakers, once eliminated, are ever "missed" or craved by participants, but do, predictably, spell the difference between failure and success. They are not addressed in any other approaches, as the dietary guidelines are so far from effective in those approaches, that these surprising "trace" factors would not show a difference or be of additional consequence, since leptin sensitivity was not achieved in the first place.

Please note: Kat James’ books are not designed to achieve leptin sensitivity, which is a highly-individualized pursuit that must be initiated with care. Preparing for smooth transition as well as long-term success requires a minimum of twelve hours of education, not only to grasp the core principles and details, but to adapt it to ones' biochemical, cultural, logistical, culinary, economic, and other factors.

Leptin is already in your body. 26,000 studies confirm it's the body's "master hormone," biochemical "compass," and all-systems regulator. It’s just not functioning in the vast majority of even relatively healthy, modern people of all ages.  Leptin sensitivity is not regained through drugs or supplements. It can only be achieved through initiallycounter-intuitive dietary manipulation that is misunderstood in both conventional or alternative medical literature.

No sustained willpower required: Because of leptin's unrivaled role in satiety in the body, zero self-deprivation is involved after generally a handful of days, once the "flip" has been achieved. No online "keto" diets or online leptin diets or "leptin foods" can create or maintain true leptin sensitivity or sustain the no-willpower “zone” afforded by James’ Method.

The Ultimate "Biohack": Properly-functioning Leptin is Better and Healthier than Fasting: Regained leptin sensitivity is the ultimate "bio-hacker's" tool, far surpassing the biochemical capabilities and safety of keto, Paleo, and fasting (which causes hormonal, reproductive and dopamine risks), while affording virtually all the benefits, such as increased autophagy, mTOR suppression (anti-aging vs. undesired cell replication increasing cancer risk), AMPK, mitochondrial, accelerated athletic recovery and tissue repair, stem cell activation, etc., that longevity and fitness biohackers seek.

Leptin: The Body's "Compass" and All-Systems Regulator: If you put "leptin" and any system of the body into your search engine, you'll discover it "regulates" or "modulates" or "activates" every system you search it with. Proven to regulate not only appetite and energy production, but also one's immune response, thyroid hormone production, adrenal glands, tissue repair (faster healing and workout recovery), autonomic nervous system ("rest and digest" vs. "fight or flight"), dopamine pathway (affecting addiction, Parkinson's, pain, and more), inflammation response, blood sugar, microbiome, endocannabinoid function (including pain reduction, even without CBD), sex hormone (muscle formation, libido, reproductive), proven neuroprotection on all fronts, and much more.

Why You May Not Have Heard about Leptin:Humans, as a whole, generally lost sensitivity to the hormone leptin in the '80s, many earlier, some later, depending on heredity and some lifestyle interventions. Because the only way to manipulate leptin successfully, without creating "leptin resistance," is not patentable (read: profitable)... leptin function is only recoverable through an extremely rare and counter-intuitive manipulation of food, including the timing, order, state, and individualized ratios of its consumption.

Total Transformation® Boasts a Compelling Track Record of doctor- and lab-verified “Transformation”*** (no claims are made, however, all could be coincidence) of metabolic, cardiovascular, sleep, digestive, yeast/fungus, joint pain, bone, menstrual, hot flash, food sensitivity, chronic fatigue, skin aging and rashes, mood/anxiety, learning challenges, seizures/auras/migraine, food/sugar issues, Parkinsons symptoms, neuropathic, dementia, autoimmune symptoms (all types and severities), and much more.*** 

Incredible, Strategic Food: James' culinary creations are unprecedented in their strategic innovation, "throw-together" simplicity, and "sumptuosity." Her Program experience (whether online, or particularly the on-site Programs) creatively-empowers participants to feel confident in satisfying their own tastes, while adhering to the critical, individualized requirements of her principles. Both her proprietary recipes and her educational style inspire even the kitchen- and time-challenged to create their own variations, based on tastes, traditions, and even travel logistics, intuitively. Restaurant strategies are also covered in detail.

Below is a sampling of "before and after" photos of Kat James (center) and some of her clients, for whom doctors verified resolutions (far beyond the visual weight changes) of serious health issues, after exhaustive medical interventions failed:


Kat James' Method is for those who are ready to move on from the “suffering and willpower” paradigms and experience a quantum leap in benefit beyond what other approaches such as fasts, raw, vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, and even ketogenic diets or medi-spa visits have afforded them.

To Learn More Details About Kat James' 5-Day On-Site Programs, Read On...

To Learn About Kat James' From-Home TelePrograms, visit this link:

What’s Included in the 5-day, Total Transformation®, On-site Program?*  

· Kat James’ personally-delivered, full, 12-hour Total Transformation® educational lifestyle curriculum designed to       harness the master hormone leptin and produce vitality, in real time, with a strong track-record of doctor-

   verified transformations***  

· Upscale accommodations in a beautiful home (if applicable, dbl occupancy). 

· All strategically-sumptuous, Program-specific meals, including culinary innovation mastery instruction with

   Kat James 

· Ground transport to location from designated airport (usually between 2 and 4PM the afternoon of the first day       and back on departure day)

· A Jumpstart coaching or module which you can begin soon after registering, to ease your transition in advance       of the on-site Program  

· Afternoons to explore local attractions (beaches, golf, etc.)  

· A post-Program, individual live follow-up coaching with Kat during scheduled group calls, to lock-in your results       and long-term benefit. 


PRICE*: (includes all features above; accommodations optional):
Sleep Off-premises (within 25 min of location): $31
50 for helper**; $3550 non-helper.
Sleep On-premises (dbl occupancy accommodations): Helpers**, $3550, Non-helpers, $3950.
Companion discount, $250 each if booked on the same business day. Or add companion later for $250 refund.

PAYMENT: can either be made at if you have an account (simply use the “send money” option to pay the program fee using our email OR, if you don’t have a PayPal account, we can invoice you for payment by credit card.

*Non-refundable; Minor feature and schedule variations may occur; venue may change if size of group or other needs dictate.

** Helpers (most people are helpers) help with dishes or other chores or errands (if able).

***LEGAL DISCLAIMER: All statements above and at Kat James events are for educational purposes only. No disease prevention, diagnosis, or treatment claims are made. All attendees will be required to sign a health release, as well as a non-disclosure/non-compete agreement regarding proprietary aspects of Kat James' Total Transformation®


Transformation Success Stories:

These national radio and print testimonials linked below feature firsthand accounts of dramatic transformations of everything from Candida symptoms, to “incurable” 30-year leg swelling, hair loss, chronic sinus infections, dairy sensitivity reversal (first link)... to hot flashes, Insomnia, anxiety attacks, high blood pressure, thyroid, hair loss, IBS, dairy sensitivity, asthma, heartburn, skin, and even marriage relationship (second link)… rolling back menopause (from sleep to weight gain, to stopped cycles started again, plus resolved dairy sensitivities (again!), plus how a church donation gave a dying woman a Total Transformation® and health turnaround after doctors gave up on her obesity, flesh-eating wounds, and MRSA (third link)… a finally, how a  relatively “healthy” man conquered fibromyalgia, sleep, depression, digestion, asthma, and more (article/fourth link).


Contact for specific story topic requests if you are curious about specific issues. The array of success story topics is exhaustive.



Total Transformation® Participant Testimonials


Diane Lane, Academy Award-Winning Actress:

A trainer and doctor I worked with recommended I work with Kat James while in NYC to prepare for a stage role at Lincoln Center and also to help a family member. Kat's program was a key factor in my looking and feeling my best for the role and gave me an incredible tool for myself and my family going forward.



Emily F., CNHP, aesthetician, and Master Formulator:

“I can’t believe what I’m feeling. After just a few days, my eyes and my head are so clear. My bloat and facial puffiness are almost gone. My shape is changing. This is unbelievable to me because this goes against all my training as a health educator.”



Former COO of Houston Power and Gas, Georgianna N.
(as featured in GRAND magazine), and husband:

“The first time around, I went from a size 14 to a ten in about a month, and more importantly, my thyroid nodules went away, as did my seborrhea to the point where I could wear sleeveless tops again. No more steroid creams are needed. I have watched the circles under my eyes, and the crepey skin on the back of my hands almost disappear. All of my blood work has dramatically improved. The second time I lost another four dress sizes and got my husband to attend. Now he no longer smokes and is on a totally different path as we enter retirement. This may well have saved our marriage.”



Jeff Cotter (as featured in Better Nutrition):

“I have lost 55 lbs, and my blood sugar is now normal. My skin and hair are much softer. And yet I’m only just getting started with this. I have not felt like this since I was a teenager. I have tried other diets, and none truly ended my very desire for what I now see as poisonous foods.”



Former Diabetic Grandmother Sue Kirwan (as featured in GRAND magazine):

“I am no longer diabetic and have lost 36 pounds (four dress sizes) in three months and regained my oval face shape."



Typical Results***: Though no claims are made, short-term benefits typical of 5-day Total Transformation® Programs include pronounced changes in appetite, swelling, bloating, fluid weight, sleep, energy, skin, and mood, with the most marked transformation seen by day three or four of the actual retreat. Those who choose to execute fully the included, Jumpstart module, which is given at the time of registration, may experience many of the above changes far in advance of the event.

For information about our refund policy, click here.


*LEGAL DISCLAIMER: (educational purposes only). The health approaches presented here at and as presented in any Total Transformation® Program or Teleprograms® are not offered as cures, prescriptions, diagnoses or a means of such. No attempt should be made to use any of this information as a form of treatment without the approval and guidance of your doctor. and its publishers assume no responsibility in the correct or incorrect use of its information.



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Feel your body transform and your head clear, in real time, 
as you experience a truly unique and scientifically-validated lifestyle approach alongside Kat James, in a beautiful location. Enjoy sumptuous yet strategically transforming meals You help to prepare, as your physical burdens lighten. Most importantly, you'll return home, not only with changes you and others will see and feel, but a powerful new, lifelong tool...

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