Weight Loss - More Pieces to the Puzzle

An estimated two-thirds of Americans are currently overweight, and one-third of those are considered “obese” by carrying excess body fat to the extent where it has an adverse effect on overall health and life expectancy.

What are the common and effective solutions?

Basic Exercise Program. A moderate amount of exercise daily can significantly improve your overall health, well being, and quality of life. Most experts recommend aerobic exercise, weight training, and stretching.

Nutritional Plan. Many diets exist and everybody is different. If you find a diet that works, do it. Otherwise, a high protein (chicken, turkey, cod, halibut, tuna, etc.) and low carbohydrate (asparagus, green or yellow beans, broccoli, greens, spinach, etc.) is recommended. Starchy vegetables such as beets, carrots, bread, corn, pasta, potatoes, rice, yams, tomatoes, and lima beans are not recommended. Always remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Water. Drink one gallon of water per day.

What can you do to enhance the process?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Healthy people who gradually experience a decrease in energy levels, well-being, and a general laziness or lack of desire for even common daily activities, are candidates for HRT. Classic pot belly, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, thinning hair and skin as well as increased cholesterol, are all symptoms that can be improved by restoring hormones to an optimal level. Replacing hormone levels can vary widely from one individual to another. Specific blood tests are performed and a personalized program of HRT is prescribed for optimal results.

Acupuncture. It simultaneously addresses physiological and emotional imbalances by using ear and body acupuncture points. The ear combination of shen men, sympathetic, endocrine, hunger, and stomach are the best known approach to weight loss. Non-ear approach to weight loss includes triple burner, shao yang, gall bladder and liver for the complicated cases.

Nutraceuticals. MultiThera 1 (Multiple vitamin/mineral supplements), Theraflavone (super antioxidant), Eicosamax Fish Oil, TheraSlim Pack, Vitamin B12 injections and Weight Loss IV Drip.

MASSAGE. Maintenance care of balancing the musculature and decreasing the stress.

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