Medical Weight Management
Almost two-thirds—65%—of Americans are overweight. Thirty years ago Type 2 diabetes was an adult-onset disease; today we are seeing it diagnosed in elementary school children. There is increasing evidence that the American diet—highly processed and loaded with sugar—is a major factor in the rise of diabetes across all age groups. High fructose corn syrup, a cheap alternative sweetener widely used since the 1970s, is ubiquitous throughout the processed food supply. Check your labels: high-fructose corn syrup is in bread, cereal, soft drinks, yogurt, condiments and all kinds of fast food. Our development of a cheap food supply has made food plentiful, but not healthful.
From an evolutionary standpoint, our genes have evolved to protect us from starvation, so when we have an abundance of food, our body prepares for the inevitable “winter” by storing fat. In modern life, however, that winter never comes. Our increasing lifespan, while beneficial, also contributes to weight gain in later years. Once our reproductive years have passed, we are no longer propagating the species, so Mother Nature has less need for us, and consequently our biological need for food declines. As we age, we need to eat less and move more to maintain healthy function. A successful weight loss program considers all these factors and, in addition to better nutrition, addresses the metabolic and hormonal changes of aging.
An overweight body has developed its own biochemical system to maintain its fatty condition. In order to facilitate effective weight loss, that biochemical system has to be interrupted and reset. Environmental toxins are also stored in fatty tissue. We offer a range of nutritional and detoxification therapies to “reset” your system, and to accomplish lasting weight loss.