There is more to weight management than calories in, calories out. Here are some things you should know in order to achieve your goals.
You should always assess the reason for your weight gain or difficulties losing weight. Taking a targeted approach and addressing the root cause always makes for better success, this is why I love individualized medicine. No matter how much you restrict calories or work out, if you have any of the following going on, you will have difficulties losing or maintaining weight:
· Thyroid dysfunction
· Insulin resistance
· Gut dysbiosis
· Metabolic syndrome
· Polycystic ovarian syndrome
· Sleep cycle disruption, sleep apnea
· Hormone imbalance
It is essential to support your bodies detoxification processes before and during weight loss. This is because as you start to burn fat, you release toxins into your blood stream that your fat cells have stored. These are pollutants that we have been exposed to in our environment, home and or work. Supporting the livers ability to detoxify these chemicals is important so they do not negatively impact your health. There are many vitamins and nutrients that are required in detoxification and I typically ensure my patient are getting these in order to support both phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification. It is just as important to make sure that your bowels are moving during weight loss so that hormones like estrogen are not being reabsorbed before leaving the body. Addressing chronic constipation and a diet low in fiber and adequate water intake is an important part of any weight management program.
Here at ESM Clinics we offer a Naturopathic Weight Management Program developed by our very own, Dr. Mallory Harris, ND. This comprehensive program is individually tailored to meet the needs of our clients, with no two programs being the same. You can expect a comprehensive health assessment including; metabolic, gut, sleep, hormone health, lab testing, nutritional counselling, acupuncture, injection therapy, liver & bowel detoxification, and lifestyle counselling. Depending on your need we have developed 2 program types that combine all or a variety of the above listed testing and treatments. For more information on our Naturopathic Weight Management Program, please contact email@example.com or call us at 416-225-2623. We look forward to working with you on your weight management journey.
Dr. Mallory Harris, ND.
* The information presented in this article is intended solely for educational purposes and is not medical advice. You must always speak with your health care provider before beginning or modifying any approach to managing your health including diet, vitamins, minerals and botanicals. In no event shall Dr. Mallory Harris, ND, ESM clinics or Balance Fitness be liable in any manner for direct, indirect, incidental or punitive consequences that may arise from the access or use of this article.