Weight Loss the Integrative Medicine Way at CentreSpringMD

Amidst a sea of weight loss quick fixes and fat burning diet plans, when you’re ready for real, sustainable options to secure healthy weight loss it seems like the options are few and far between.

Integrative medicine has its own way of tackling the complex factors involved in weight loss by approaching weight the same as other similarly complicated health issues–by getting directly to the root cause.

Functional medicine is the best way to lose weight because the factors which contributed to weight gain in the first place are often complex and diverse. Integrative modalities will target these triggers, and restore balance to the hormonal, emotional, and dietary systems so that you can increase metabolic flexibility and fat loss.

CentreSpringMD weight loss options include approaches like:

  • Food sensitivity testing and gut health analysis
  • Health and nutrition coaching
  • Premier InBody Testing
  • Physical Condition evaluation
  • Detoxification function and optimization
  • Lab testing and history

Let’s find out how CentreSpringMD can help create your individualized weight loss plan. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us now to get started.

Food, Nutrition, and Lifestyle for Weight Loss

Health coaching

Health coaches know that having knowledge about healthy habits doesn’t mean you can successfully put them into practice. Health coaches are agents of change, and specialize in behavior change techniques that help you work toward your goal in a way that suits your lifestyle.

Plus, health coaches create greater accessibility to personalized healthcare by working directly with patients to develop solutions that work for you and the demands of your life.

Nutrition counseling

Not sure which foods best support your body and your unique biochemistry? Wondering if you should follow the keto diet or maybe go plant-based? Our team understands that your nutrition is paramount to helping you lose weight and keep it off.

By prioritizing nutrient dense, satisfying foods and adequate protein, nutrition counseling provides you with the solid foundation to restore balance to your health.

More Nutrition Options to Ignite Metabolism

Super-B Shots

Designed to boost your metabolism using choline and inositol, which target fatty liver and fat metabolism, along with B vitamins for a supercharge. Learn more here.

L-Carnitine

The amino acid L-carnitine is naturally produced in the body to help produce energy. The supplement L-carnitine supports normal metabolic flexibility and the healthy use of fat for fuel while maintaining lean muscle (1).

Check out L-carnitine in CentreSprindMD’s exclusive weight loss drip.Weight Loss the Integrative Medicine Way at CentreSpringMD

Food Sensitivity Testing and Gut Function Analysis

What happens when food sensitivities trigger inflammation in the gut? It can interfere with nutrient absorption and friendly intestinal bacteria that result in weight gain.

A functional doctor will help you identify underlying dietary triggers so you know which foods are right for your digestive system, and which could be causing you problems.

A gut function analysis can also identify nutrient absorption issues or underlying infections such as SIBO or Candida overgrowth, reducing your body’s ability to digest and absorb nutrients and food.

A gut function analysis measures 5 biomarkers of gut health, including:

  • Malabsorption
  • Inflammation
  • Dysbiosis
  • Metabolic imbalance
  • Infection

Is your gut standing in the way of healthy weight loss? Contact CentreSpringMD for gut function analysis and food sensitivity testing.

When Weight Gain is Hormonal

Is Insulin the ‘Fat Storage Hormone’?

Recent research suggests that one major cause of weight gain is not an imbalance of calories in vs. calories out, but rather a disruption in hormones, especially the hormone insulin (2). Insulin helps your body use glucose for energy, which comes from carbohydrates in your diet. 

Due to various factors like stress, obesity, or a high-carbohydrate diet, your body can become more insulin resistant over time, which promotes fat storage (2). The less efficiently your body uses insulin, the higher risk you have for developing conditions like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Studies suggest that by limiting carbohydrates you can minimize insulin, therefore instead of accumulating fat, your body starts mobilising it, and synthesising ketones out of it to use as fuel.

Metagenics Glucose Control supports a healthy response to insulin, promoting normal blood sugar levels and the healthful use of body fat for fuel. 

Other Important Hormones

Hormones produced by the adrenal glands, like DHEA and testosterone also play a key role in body composition, energy, and the rate at which you burn (or store) fat (3). Your functional doctor may also test your hormone levels to ensure healthy endocrine function, and this applies to both men’s and women’s hormone levels.

Are you middle aged or beyond? Struggling with low energy, weight gain, mood swings, or fertility troubles? Test your hormone levels and get on the path to better balance today.

Environmental Toxins and Obesogens

Is there such a thing as toxins that cause weight gain? Research suggests that yes, to the extent that scientists call these compounds which promote weight gain obesogens (4).

Obesogens are compounds that alter lipid metabolism and fat storage, affect metabolism, and disrupt appetite or energy balance to promote the accumulation of fat and obesity (5).

They include endocrine disruptors like parabens and phthalates, but also toxins that are almost ubiquitous in our food, water, and air. If your exposure to environmental toxins is high, your natural detoxification pathways may need extra support.  

Orthomolecular Core Restore is a comprehensive 7- or 14-day diet, lifestyle and nutrient program designed to reduce toxic burden and support Phase I and II liver detoxification function.

At-Home Holistic Weight Loss from an Integrative Doctor 

If you prefer to handle things at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home, you can get started immediately with two of Dr. Taz’s expert protocols for healthy, sustainable weight loss. 

Check out the 21-day plan to shed pounds, balance digestion, and boost metabolism with The 21-Day Belly Fix, and keep reading to learn more about Dr. Taz’s at-home weight loss options.

Dr. Taz’s 30-Day Weight Loss Course

The most comprehensive and interactive online experience to help you get straight to the root cause of your weight gain and address your hidden weight loss blocks. 

Dr. Taz shares her expertise gained from over 10 years in clinical practice helping patients lose weight with integrative medicine.

This 30-day course gives you a step-by-step plan with 15 easily digestible video modules and 17 easy to follow guides to give you the tools to identify your individualized weight loss plan.

6 Self-assessment exercises tailor your experience to be the most effective for your lifestyle and biochemistry throughout the course. You’ll learn about foods, the role of inflammation and hormones, and even which eating pattern suits you best.

This is much more than just a weight loss course. If you’re ready to commit to 30 days of personal growth and better health, learn more about the course here.

Integrative Medicine + Weight Loss

Getting to a healthy weight doesn’t have to be a discouraging or frustrating process. Even though losing weight can seem complex, you can bypass methods not suited to your body by consulting directly with an integrative physician.

Treatments that achieve real, sustainable weight loss need to be as dynamic and individualized as patients themselves, and integrative medicine can help you accomplish your goals.

Learn more about the CentreSpringMD approach to weight loss. If you’re ready to get started with an integrative team, contact our office now.

Resources

  1. https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1113/jphysiol.2010.201343
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5487935/
  3. https://www.hormone.org/your-health-and-hormones/glands-and-hormones-a-to-z/hormones/dehydroepiandrosterone-dhea
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279464/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5359373/

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