Patients may struggle with weight gain for a number of reasons. Chronic pain, depression, fatigue, or an injury can lead patients to both lead less active lives and make food decisions out of convenience or emotion. They may have made several attempts to try to lose weight in the past unsuccessfully, watching their weight fluctuate every time a new diet or exercise program is started. Other patients may be particularly distressed by recent onset weight gain due to an inciting factor such as an injury, stressful event in their life, or change in their environment that led to dietary or exercise changes. Individuals may also note that regardless of what they do, they are slowly putting on weight as they age.
Ultimately, resolving underlying health issues will create a clean slate that will allow for focusing on healthy eating and exercise that will lead to a healthy lifestyle, a well-balanced body and an improvement in health.
I use sophisticated testing, thorough intake of symptoms and years of clinical experience to come up with a plan that will safely address weight gain and help rebalance the entire body in the process. I work to get to the root of a patient’s weight gain and combat it from a dual sided approach, both tackling the current weight and preventing future weight gain.
Patients sometimes underestimate the impact that overall health, such as diet and buildup of toxins in the body, can have on the body failing to perform optimally and holding onto fat. Hormonal imbalances can be contributing to weight gain and that can be addressed as well. Through my training as a naturopathic doctor in functional medicine testing, I have the ability to test for toxin build up in the body, as well as hormone levels, or food intolerances that can lead to inflammation and slow metabolic processes needed for efficient processing of fat and sugars, which can lead to weight gain.
I work with patients to create a manageable daily routine and offer personalized nutritional counseling and a supplement plan. I work to provide a comprehensive solution to weight management, resolving hormone imbalances, detox issues, any musculoskeletal issues that may be preventing activity and improving overall nutrition to help our patients work toward a healthy weight.
I offer comprehensive services to assist patients in their weight loss goals. I work to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account each individual patient’s unique circumstances and reason for weight gain. If a patient would like to restore their previous function and attain their ideal weight, active patient participation is required for optimal weight loss and management. As a naturopathic doctor, I am excellent at motivating and getting patients started on healthier lifestyle changes without overwhelming them and can create actionable steps to take.