Weight Loss

Despite a national obsession with weight loss, the United States has become an obese nation with approximately 1/3 of the population overweight. Childhood obesity is skyrocketing.

As a result, we have an ever-increasing number of health problems that relate directly to obesity including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues and several forms of cancer (breast, uterine, colon, rectal).

Resolving obesity can be quite complex with multiple factors involved. Focusing solely on weight loss does not always translate into improved health so health improvement must come before weight loss for the best results.

Issues the affect Obesity development

Food and eating habits are a central issue in obesity. How much, how often, and when and what is eaten are to be considered. Diets must focus on eliminating processed foods, refined carbohydrates (junk food, sugars, non-organic, and trans fats) while increasing fiber intake and whole foods, which contain a full spectrum of nutrients. Sugars must be minimized or eliminated altogether from our diets in order to lose weight and become both physically and mentally healthier.  

Metabolism, exercise, and genetic factors also play a strong role in obesity. The person’s metabolic rate (how much energy the body uses and produces over time) must be determined to develop a successful weight loss plan. When and which foods are eaten, as well as the condition of the thyroid will determine weight loss capability to a large extent, as can genetic factors and exercise. A faster metabolism and normal thyroid function must be achieved in order to achieve the healthiest weight.  

High insulin levels in the blood determine how much sugar is stored and when fat is produced. Insulin levels can throw off hormonal balance, which affects water retention, cholesterol production, thyroid function, neurotransmitters, and appetite. Normalizing insulin with dietary supplements, normalizing thyroid and adrenal function, and exercise to improve metabolism are critical to a successful weight loss program.

Common Dietary Issues

Diets that only restricts caloric intake fail because weight returns after the diet ends. The most effective plans consist of eating healthy foods, increasing metabolism, burning fat, and eliminating the psychological factors that trigger the excessive consumption of unhealthy food.

Detoxification is critical for weight loss not only to speed metabolism but to increase the efficiency of our hormone and nervous system and to reduce water retention. Because many of the body’s stored toxins are released into the body when the fat is dissolved, unless these toxins are removed through assisted supplementation, the person can feel unwell and develop symptoms of toxicity. If proper supplementation is utilized, this can be easily avoided.

Schedule an Appointment

To arrange for natural treatment of obesity, or to learn more about obesity and the things that promote it, contact the Nutrikon Wellness Center at (818) 761-1661.