Functional Medicine For Weight Loss
Not surprisingly, weight gain and obesity are on the rise! According to the National Institute of Health, conditions casually related to obesity include arthritis, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease, low back pain and colorectal cancer, just to name a few.
Weight gain affects our self-confidence and lowers quality of life measurements such as mood and energy.
That said, there is hope! It doesn’t have to be this way; there are solutions!
Studies have informed us that weight control is not simply a result of calories in and calories out. It is much more complex than that and involves a detailed understanding of one’s metabolism, hormone balance, gut bacteria, inflammatory status and brain health.
For example, did you know that in your intestine there are 2 phyla (groups) of bacteria called Bacteroides and Firmicutes and that the ratio of these bacteria controls how your body manages fat? A high F/B ratio has been unequivocally associated with obesity and these results have been confirmed by many studies.
Have you struggled with gas and bloating, consumed refined, highly processed foods or used antibiotics? As a result, your gut bacteria may be causing you to absorb excess calories in a process called ‘energy harvesting’ or inappropriately store fat centrally (visceral fat or VAT), ie. belly fat. This is just one of the many underlying processes that influence our body composition regardless of diet and exercise.
Guided by the Functional Medicine model, these impairments can be identified, targeted and solved. Also, some products to support your weight loss journey are:
MIC B Injection
This mixture for injection is called MIC B-Complex and named after the first letters of the components (Methionine, Inositol, Choline, B-complex vitamins). Many weight loss clinics around the United States use this same formula for their patients
Fights age-related fatigue Boosts heart function
Improves exercise function Enhances Metabolism
Ingredients: L-Carnitine, L-Taurine, Chromium Chloride
Contains cinnamon and chromium for improved insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation Withania Somnifera provides stress support and cortisol balancing, also necessary for proper blood glucose control Other herbal extracts such as green tea extract, green coffee bean extract and garcinia cambogia act to directly stimulate metabolism and aid in healthy weight maintenance.
You can also search for guidance and support with our partner Nicole Arseneau, nutrition and body transformation coach. As the owner of Innerstrong Fitness, affiliated with the Centre for Advanced Medicine, her motivation is to help women get fit, find balance and achieve their full potential.
We are looking forward to helping you on your journey!
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