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An Integrated Approach to Weight Loss

An Integrative Approach to Weight Loss

Weight is a big topic in America, and trends indicate that our increasing weight gain has become a widespread problem that qualifies as an epidemic. Controlling your weight can be a real struggle in today’s fast-paced lifestyle and fast food mentality. Unfortunately, the options for weight management in conventional practices are limited to a small number of medications, a confusing array of dietary approaches and surgical procedures with their inherent risks and complications.

Integrative weight management approaches weight-loss from a holistic perspective. Through an integrative approach you can abandon “yo-yo” dieting and achieve your weight loss goals effectively and naturally. Through a proper balance of foods, exercise, supplementation, and hormonal balance you can help to restore your metabolism and make sustained weight loss a reality. Below is an outline of the

Nutritional Deficiencies & Weight Loss

Nutritional deficiencies are a widespread problem that affects countless people and can be due to several factors including poor diet, lack of vitamins and minerals in the foods available, and inability to absorb nutrients. Nutritional needs vary considerably from person to person due to genetic makeup, metabolic types, lifestyle factors, exposure to toxins, and other factors.

It used to be extremely difficult to detect exactly which nutrients a person was deficient in, However, cutting edge nutritional testing now allows us to see deficiencies on a cellular level and provide a treatment plan to support each patient based upon their specific needs. In addition to weight gain, some other common symptoms of nutritional deficiencies can include low energy, foggy thinking, hair loss, weak immune system, poor skin health.

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Inflammatory Foods & Weight Loss

Food sensitivities are often confused with food allergies but, in fact, they are quite different. With allergies, symptoms can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. A food intolerance, on the other hand, is more likely to present itself with symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eczema, migraines, heartburn, fatigue, bloating, gas, and asthma. Food sensitivities lead to inflammation, hinder nutrient absorption, and negatively affect our metabolism.

Our IGG testing is the most comprehensive food sensitivity testing available. It tests for a multitude of food sensitivities and we provide each patient a customized meal plan based on their specific sensitivities to effectively reduce their symptoms an promote weight management.

Hormonal Balance & Weight Loss

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. When your hormones are balanced, your body functions at its peak. Unfortunately, hormone imbalances can cause significant side effects and negatively impact your quality of life including a potentially dramatic effect on your weight.

Your thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating your metabolism. You don’t have to be outside of the “normal range” to have sub-optimal thyroid function. Getting your thyroid function back to an optimal level can help with weight loss as well as may other symptoms associated with low thyroid.

Your sex hormones can also have an effect on your weight. For men, low testosterone can lead to an increase in belly fat, fatigue, low libido, and even depressed moods. For women, an increasingly common condition called estrogen dominance can lead to weight gain, endometriosis, irregular menstrual flow, fibroids, and depression.

Proper testing, analysis of symptoms, and treatment with bio-identical hormones can help to alleviate the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, including weight gain.

Non-Invasive Options for Accelerating Weight Loss

hCG – If you have at least 15 pounds to lose, our hCG weight loss program could help you reach your goal both safely and quickly. The hCG hormone releases abnormal fat deposits and makes the fat available for consumption by the body. Combined with specific diet guidelines, many of our patients lose between 15-30 pounds with each hCG cycle.

Vanquish MEVanquish ME is FDA-cleared for circumferential reduction of the waist, and destroys resistant fat cells to achieve a beautifully contoured abdomen and trim waistline. Vanquish is a painless, non-invasive treatment that precisely targets heat into the fat layer while protecting surrounding skin. Vanquish ME creates a high-frequency energy field and employs a panel array to treat the entire core in one application.

Vanquish ME

CoolSculptingCoolSculpting is an FDA cleared treatment that permanently removes fat from areas of that are resistant to diet and exercise. The treatment works by freezing unwanted fat cells which then crystallize and are naturally eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system. Ideal candidates have areas of bulging resistant fat that does not improve with diet and or exercise and are healthy patients who seek a non-invasive treatment to resolve these areas.


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We always offer you the opportunity for a complimentary consultation with one of our wellness consultants. If you would like to get more information on how we can help you to achieve your weight loss goals, please feel free to contact us today at 281-313-7435 or by requesting a consultation online.

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