America is home to the most obese people in the world. According to the CDC, approximately 33% of adults are overweight and obesity related deaths have climbed to 300,000 per year. Obesity rates are soaring in our children as well. We believe that healthy weight loss, i.e. loss of fat while conserving muscle, is essential to Anti-aging and Longevity Therapies.
Excess weight has a tendency to creep up on us. It’s important to remember that obesity is much more than a cosmetic issue. If you’re carrying extra pounds, you’re walking a dangerous tightrope towards heart disease, diabetes, and myriad other health problems.
While most any diet can take off a few pounds over the short term, the weight invariably comes back as we return to our “normal” lifestyles—90 percent of those who lose weight regain it within five years. As a result, they may end up in a cycle of chronic or “yo-yo” dieting, which slows down metabolism and makes weight control all the more difficult.
Weight gain is almost always a consequence of poor eating habits and too little exercise, and we acknowledge the role of therapeutic lifestyle changes in weight management.
We want to stress the importance of weight loss as a medical therapy that can:
After all, it’s easier to pull out the prescription pad than to take the time to guide patients through the necessary lifestyle changes. Underlying medical conditions may contribute to weight gain and make it difficult to lose the pounds.
Our Integrative Approach
Obesity is a significant factor in dozens of diseases. Therefore, resistance to weight loss is a factor that is examined at NewLife Medicine, and we treat it very seriously.
We begin by testing for undiscovered health problems that may have made it difficult for you to lose weight in the past.
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Are you following the perfect diet, exercising on a regular basis, and still failing to drop stubborn pounds? If so, you're not along. The inability to lose weight regardless of diet and exercise, a frustrating state called weight-loss resistance, is epidemic today. At a basic level, weight-loss resistance is due to hormone imbalance. It's NOT your fault that you can't seem to drop extra weight. When hormones are out of whack, your cells can't communicate properly and hang on to toxic fat stores. And what's more, supplemental hormones taken to balance your system do not provide a lasting solution to help you feel better and lose weight permanently.