Whichever category you fall into, losing weight will help reduce risk of many potentially life-threatening illnesses…not to mention how great you’ll look and feel after shedding those extra pounds. We can help you lose weight to be healthy and happy.
Obesity is a risk factor for the leading causes of preventable death, like heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers. If you’re overweight and also have high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol, it’s called metabolic syndrome and your risk for heart disease and death goes up even more.
Whether you gained weight after pregnancy or menopause, or gained it slowly over several years, losing those extra pounds will improve your health and quality of life, getting you back doing the things you love. There’s no better time than now to start.
We know it can be hard, we do. Even if you’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time, naturopathic medicine can help you reach your weight goals! Our holistic approach involves a detailed assessment and comprehensive testing to make sure we figure out what’s keeping your weight on. We take metabolic and lifestyle factors into account, and will choose the right diet plan, the right supplements, and the right combination of herbs and other natural therapies to get your life – and your scale – balanced.
Sometimes, trying to lose weight can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Naturopathic doctors are trained in counseling techniques to keep you motivated and to help you to reach your health and weight goals every single step of the way.
Research shows that proper metabolic balance is required to achieve healthy weights, and we know that food sensitivities and inflammation play a part in metabolic balance, and it’s more difficult to lose weight if inflammation is present. Stress reduction is one of the most important aspects of weight loss – high cortisol (the main stress hormone) causes fat to be deposited around the belly, and reducing stress helps reduce this fat as well.
Often, when people commit to losing weight, there is an initial high rate of weight loss followed by a plateau; this is where people stop losing weight so quickly, and it can be disheartening to have it slow down. Naturopathic doctors can help you get past this plateau by helping you set simple goals, and we can help keep you motivated with frequent follow-ups so that you can get down to a healthy weight.