Weight-loss is an issue that has been battled throughout the ages. More than ever we see the need to address more than just weight-loss, we need quality nutrition and realistic eating habits in order to maintain healthy weight along with overall health.
Americans are more overweight than ever, and these issues are affecting both children and adults alike. There has been an increase in prevalence of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and arthritis. And it is not a lack of knowledge, we’ve all heard that all we must do is eat less and move more-right?
Truthfully, it is not that simple. In our practice we have found that there is no cookie cutter diet that magically sheds weight. Each person-each body has its own challenges, different cravings and metabolic insufficiencies. We have found that when we handle the above issues you can eliminate cravings, improve digestion and increase energy-all of which help your body normalize weight. Could any of the following be the reasons you are holding on to excess weight?
- Poor digestion-The standard American diet constantly challenges our digestive abilities- highly processed foods, white flours and sugars deplete our naturally occurring enzymes that are designed to efficiently break down foods so that our bodies can use them as fuel. Constipation is also a result of sluggish digestive system
and can lead to abdominal bloating, discomfort and weight gain.
- Sluggish metabolism-the thyroid is the master control gland of fat burning and there are many factors that affect the ability of the thyroid to control your metabolism efficiently. A lack of B vitamins, amino acids and certain toxicities can stress your thyroid and affect your metabolism as well as energy levels. We often see patients with “normal” thyroid blood tests that benefit from nutritional supplements and a few dietary changes.
- Food cravings-we’ve all given in to these, only to realize it can set up a chain reaction of junk food cravings! Any eating plan that fails to address these cravings is bound to fail. Cravings can be the result of high stress hormones, low blood sugars, lack of protein and good fats in the diet and too much time in between meals. Unfortunately, most people crave the very foods they are trying to avoid losing weight. (sugar and carbohydrates).
Here is a testimonial from one of our patients regarding their weight-loss experience from starting a Nutrition Response Testing Program:
“I suddenly started putting weight on. I was working out 3 times a week and watching everything I ate. But I was still putting on. After my 1st Nutrition Response Testing exam, it was found that a toxin was affecting my thyroid. I went on a very simple program and lost 28 pounds and I’m still losing. Thank you very much for helping me. I was getting tired of my friends telling me I was doing something wrong.” J.A
Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive analysis of the body, it helps to identify barriers to healing and uncover organs and glands that may not be functioning optimally due to a nutritional deficiency. The fundamental premise of clinical nutrition is that the body has the potential to fully repair itself when given the right nutrients.
Using Nutrition Response Testing we can address the above factors AND support your body nutritionally to achieve optimal metabolism.
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