All experts agree that obesity, even being overweight, contributes heavily to all degenerative disease. The United States Surgeon General stated that a failure to address excessive weight and obesity “could wipe out the gains we’ve made in areas such as heart disease, several forms of cancer, and other chronic health problems.” Although attempts to lose weight are common in the U.S., the prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically since the 1980’s. However, the weight on the scale only tells a part of the story. We want to know what is making up your weight compartments. Is it muscle? Fat? Water? To measure this, we us the Bio-Electrical Impedance technology, a fast, inexpensive, non-invasive, painless test that gives us accurate information about your cell health and weight compartments. We then use this information to develop a specific eating plan will best support your healthy tissues while helping you lose unwanted tissue (like fat) and to objectively track your results as you continue on your program.
A naturopathic approach to treating someone with obesity is to investigate what may be the underlying causes contributing to someone’s obesity. We screen for optimal thyroid function, adrenal function, toxicity patterns, food sensitivities, candida overgrowth, estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, inflammation, consider medications that may be contributing, acknowledge the stress connection with obesity, binge eating, night eating syndrome, and food addictions. Once we can determine what the underlying cause(s) are we can devise a specific individualized plan for you.