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Weight Loss

Nutrition, Detoxification and Weight Loss Services
 
Weight Loss

 

Are you eating all the right things, yet still can’t lose weight? Our Optimal Weight Loss Package/Comprehensive Weight Loss Program is designed to help our patients identify and overcome the hidden reason why their weight won’t budge. 

We know that unchecked inflammation, cellular toxicity, emotional stressors, hormone imbalances, insomnia, genetic variances and nutritional deficiencies, are all factors that undermine your best efforts to lose weight.

We have created a proven weight loss system that helps our patients get phenomenal results because it identifies the real reasons why they gained the weight in the first place.  

Weight gain is the manifestation of a much deeper metabolic problem and we aim to address the root cause of it. 

If left unchecked, weight gain can  progress into metabolic syndrome which is characterized by a combination of symptoms such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, elevated A1C, excess body fat around the waist, abnormal cholesterol levels, diabetes, heart disease and cognitive decline (just to name a few). 

One of the first signs of metabolic syndrome is weight gain around the midsection. If you are struggling with weight gain, your metabolism is compromised and this affects every system of your body, including your ability to produce energy and detoxify which can leave you feeling very sluggish. If you need to lose weight quickly and effectively, we’ve got a solution for you!  

FIVE PILLARS OF SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS

  1. Identifying genetic variances 
  2. Correcting nutritional deficiencies 
  3. Discovering metabolic imbalances
  4. Implementing a therapeutic nutrition strategy
  5. Supporting emotional health

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Metabolic Reset

Metabolic issues are often the result of overlapping stressors that come together, creating the perfect storm for triggering unwanted  symptoms. 

Fortunately, weight gain can be reversed and metabolic syndrome can be completely avoided, naturally, by resetting the metabolism with a simple, proven dietary strategy that consistently gets great results!

This approach resets the metabolism so the physiology does much of the hard work for you, allowing you to burn body fat, even while you’re sleeping. For example, to lose 10 pounds of body fat, you would have to run (not walk, but run!) 1,000 miles. That’s a lot of effort to lose 10 pounds! A far better trade for your time and energy, would be to train your metabolism to burn fat for you, even when you’r not doing exercise. Then, you can enjoy the activities you love, without spending hours on a treadmill, or doing things that don’t feel good in your body. Working out is a weight loss tool — but not a weight loss requirement. 

We use a scientifically proven method for weight loss that doesn’t require cutting calories, feeling hungry, spending hours at the gym, or giving up delicious foods. Our comprehensive lifestyle plan addresses dietary, emotional and environmental factors affecting your health on a cellular level so your body more easily lets go of stored fat.

We support you through the whole process of making specific dietary changes as well as discovering any emotional obstacles that may be in the way of your success. This often means uncovering hidden stressors that you may not even be aware of. We know from experience that if any one of these areas are left unchecked, it can undermine your ability to successfully lose weight.

Specialty Laboratory Testing

Our Optimal Weight Loss Package includes the following lab tests to determine your current health status:

We use comprehensive specialty laboratory testing to discover the root cause of your weight gain, so we can understand why your body is storing unwanted body fat in the first place. We specialize in understanding how your unique biochemistry is impacting your health, so we can create an individualized plan just for you.  

Once we know what’s going on with your body underneath the surface, we create an individualized roadmap leading you towards optimal wellness. Through testing, we find out exactly what your body is lacking, then we begin correcting the underlying problems.

 

 Nutrition and Detoxification

It is crucial to know your nutrient status and how your body is functioning on a metabolic level to create a clear path of action just for you. With our state of the art specialty laboratory testing and nutritional support, we can address the root causes of your symptoms and we never have to guess. 

Weight loss is the deepest form of detoxification you can get because toxins are stored in your fat cells. Chances are if you have 10 pounds of body fat to burn — you have 10 pounds of toxins to eliminate. Detox and weight loss go hand in hand. When you burn your body fat stores for energy during weight loss, toxins are mobilized into the bloodstream. The way your body cleans itself is through metabolic pathways inside the cells. If you have genetic variances or nutritional deficiencies that decrease your bodies ability to make key enzymes and cofactors for detoxification pathways to function properly, your cells are not able to clean out. If your cells cannot properly detoxify, you will feel even worse. 

 

Digestive Health

Along with weight loss and detoxification, it is imperative to address the health of your digestive tract during weight loss. This step is crucial for correcting nutritional deficiencies and for proper detoxing because if the digestive tract is compromised, you cannot break down nutrients or absorb them properly. 

At the core of your nutritional status is your body’s ability to breakdown nutrients, absorb nutrients and get rid of toxic waste. To do this, your digestive tract must be in good condition. A healthy digestive tract ensures optimal absorption of nutrients and removal of toxic waste. Unfortunately, the same foods that cause weight gain and metabolic syndrome also inflame the digestive tract causing leaky gut, which makes detoxification very difficult. 

It is extremely important that you have a healthy digestive tract during weight loss. When toxins stored in your fat cells become mobilized during weight loss, they travel through the bloodstream to be eliminated through the digestive and other organs of detoxification. If your digestive tract is inflamed (leaky gut), the toxins arrive in the colon to be excreted. But, instead of being eliminated, they leak back out into the bloodstream through the inflamed gut lining, where they get reabsorbed again. There is no way to properly detoxify with a leaky gut! This is a vicious cycle that we want to prevent. 

Repleting nutrient deficiencies with supplementation, making dietary changes and gut restoration are essential for healthy weight loss. Here are the steps we take to ensure healthy digestion weight loss:

  1. Heal and seal your gut lining: reverse signs of leaky gut to ensure proper nutrient absorption, reverse toxic overload, and turn off autoimmune reactions. If we don’t accomplish this first, all the organic food and expensive supplements will not make a difference in your health because they cannot be properly broken down and absorbed.
  2. Inoculate your gut microbiome: introduce beneficial bacteria using cultured foods that we will make together in the kitchen. This invaluable process will serve you for the rest of your journey toward optimal wellness after you leave. We will create a variety of home prepared cultured foods and probiotic enemas…
  3. Reduce pathogenic bacteria in your gut: eliminate foods that serve as a fuel source for pathogenic bacteria in your gut. In doing so, a “die off” (or detox) reaction occurs, leaving some people feeling uncomfortable for about 24-48 hours. This is why going on a retreat away from home is so valuable! A relaxing environment is essential. Rest is highly encouraged!
  4. Shift your metabolism to a “keto adapted” (fat burning) state: repair your mitochondria in order to reestablish proper cellular communication. This will allow your immune system to effectively self modulate, keeping it from becoming over or under active (reversing autoimmune disorders). 
  5. Detoxify: remove stored toxins, excess fat, damaged mitochondria and mutated DNA from your body. This is one of the primary benefits of a ketogenic diet.

                       Our Support Team

Our professional team will walk you through the entire process of successful weight loss from beginning to end. We are committed to helping you get the results you deserve!  If you are struggling with weight gain, digestive upset, anxiety, pre diabetes, lack of energy… We have answers and a proven road map to help you handle all of these things. 

We’ve designed a system that takes a complex process and breaks it down into simple daily action steps to help you achieve permanent lifestyle mastery, so you can fully enjoy your life. If you are ready to take action to turn your health around, we are here to support you.  

Meet our team:

  1. Dr. Heidi is a Naturopathic Doctor and expert in the area of nutrition, biochemistry and understanding how genetic variations impact gene expression and weight gain (a vital part of understanding how your lifestyle choices affect your health). 
  2. Nurse Laura, who is a spiritual life coach and Registered Nurse who supports the emotional aspects of transformation and helps our patients to clearly identify key stressors that need to be addressed in order to successfully lose weight and keep it off. Laura uncovers things in the emotional realm that the patient may not be aware, but are negatively impacting their health and happiness.  
  3. Nurse Mary who is a Registered Nurse and functional nutritionist with 25 years of experience working in medical weight loss. She is passionate about optimizing the gut and brain connection. She is a certified GAPS™ Practitioner (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) as well as a ketogenic diet specialist. 

Tracking Your Progress

Throughout the weight loss process, we teach you how to track your progress so you can eventually be in control of your health and body weight. This includes the use of apps that help you monitor your biomarkers including: blood glucose, blood ketones, weight loss, macro nutrients and blood pressure… We will walk you through exaclty how to set these up and use them to track your progress.

 

Resources

We use scientifically proven methods to help our patients lose weight.

  1. Low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes: stable improvement of bodyweight and glycemic control during 44 months follow-up
  2. Short-term effects of severe dietary carbohydrate-restriction advice in Type 2 diabetes–a randomized controlled trial
  3. Long-term effects of a diet loosely restricting carbohydrates on HbA1c levels, BMI and tapering of sulfonylureas in type 2 diabetes: a 2-year follow-up study 
  4. The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus
  5. Comparative Study of the Effects of a 1-Year Dietary Intervention of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Versus a Low-Fat Diet on Weight and Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes
  6. Effects of a Mediterranean-Style Diet on the Need for Antihyperglycemic Drug Therapy in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes
  7. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care 2017: Systematic review and meta-analysis of dietary carbohydrate restriction in patients with type 2 diabetes
  8. American Diabetic Association (ADA) is, since 2008, approving advice on a low-carbohydrate diet for people with type 2 diabetes.
Fat Burning Injectables (F.B.I.)
These injections given 1- 2 times weekly have been shown to assist in weight loss help by increasing the burning of fats in the body and the liver. Not only will this help you lose unwanted pounds, but it can also help decrease cholesterol levels by helping the liver to process fats, support liver detoxification, balance hormone levels, and stabilize mood!!!

What is in the F.B.I? It is a combination of amino acids and vitamins that are required by the body for optimal fat burning to occur. They contain:

Methionine: An essential sulfur containing amino acid. It acts as an antioxidant, enhances brain function by increasing the production of SAMe, which is used to treat depression. It also helps support the production of glutathione, a potent antioxidant required by the body for optimal detoxification.

Inositol: Supports optimal fat metabolism. It is important for healthy cell membranes and nerve conduction. Great for mood support by having a calming effect on the nervous system.

Choline: Essential for fat metabolism and healthy liver function. This nutrient works closely with inositol as a primary component of the cell membrane.

L-Carnitine: Helps the body turn fat into usable energy.

B Vitamins: Necessary for energy production and cellular enzyme function. B Vitamins keep the wheels turning inside the cells.

The cost per shot is $35. We do offer packages so the more you buy, the more you save!

Detoxification

Today we are exposed to the greatest toxic load that our body has ever seen. Because of this, it is now essential to consistently detox in order to be healthy.

*Weight loss is one of the deepest form of detoxification you can get because toxins are stored in your fat cells. Chances are if you have 10 pounds of body fat to burn — you have 10 pounds of toxins to eliminate. Detox and weight loss go hand in hand. When you burn your body fat stores for energy during weight loss, toxins are mobilized into the bloodstream. The way your body cleans itself is through metabolic pathways inside the cells. If you have genetic variances or nutritional deficiencies that decrease your bodies ability to make key enzymes and cofactors for detoxification pathways to function properly, your cells are not able to clean out. If your cells cannot properly detoxify, you will feel even worse.

*We are very excited that we have another wonderful tool to help with detoxification and it is an IonCleanse Foot Bath. This foot bath provides enjoyable and relaxing system to pull environmental toxins from your body. Simply place your feet in this warm water bath for 20-30 minutes. The water is consistently ionically charged with positive and negative ions which is almost like a magnet pulling toxins out of your body thru your feet. The water will change colors regardless if there are any feet in the bath or not from the minerals in the water, but when there are feet in the bath and toxins are being pulled out then the toxins will override the regional water properties and change the color of the water depending on the different toxins that are being pulled out.

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