Natural Approaches To Weight Loss

Do you struggle with your weight?

This is a common issue for many people. With so many fad diet's being advertised these days it is easy to feel over whelmed and helpless when it comes to deciding on the best way to lose weight. Working with a Naturopathic Doctor or Holistic Nutritionist can be very helpful not only for their experience and advice, but also the encouragement and accountability that goes along with working one-on-one with a trained professional.

There are many reasons why a person can struggle with achieving an optimal body weight including:  Poor digestion, hormone imbalances (including female and thyroid hormones), stress, lack of proper education regarding healthy nutrition and portion sizes, lack of exercise as well as poor overall health.

Since there are so many potential issues, it is clear that one size does not fit all when it comes to choosing a plan best suited for you.   Why not work with an experienced healthcare practitioner?  We will ensure that you are on an effective yet safe road to success.

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What are my treatment options? 

Most healthcare practitioners agree that is best to lose weight gradually.  This helps to reduce the occurrence of side effects associated with quick weight loss including nutritional deficiencies, a slower metabolism and decreased likelihood of long-term success.  The following outlines the differences between the conventional approach your medical doctor may take and the more holistic approach a naturopathic doctor will use.

Conventional approaches: 

It is well known that being overweight can lead to many forms of chronic disease including heart disease and arthritis, and as such, medical doctors agree that it is best to achieve an optimal weight.  That said, unfortunately many of them do not have the time it takes to properly educate their patients and provide ongoing support in order to facilitate effective weight loss.  Some may prescribe weight loss medications however they all come with side effects. Surgical procedures are also available, however if the root cause of the weight gain hasn't been identified, the weight often comes back.

Complimentary Healthcare Options:

A healthy diet and regular exercise are both important parts of a successful weight loss plan but they are not the only ones. Other key factors include the identification of food intolerances and/or other digestive issues, mental-emotional concerns as well as hormone imbalances. Identifying whether or not these are an issue will go a long way to help not only lose the weight, but also keep it off in the long run. In your first appointment with one of our Naturopathic Doctors you will receive a thorough hour long assessment targeted at discovering your individual road block(s) to success.  By the second you will leave with a practical plan that focuses on addressing the root cause through effective nutritional recommendations, supplements and lifestyle changes.

If you are interested in making long term changes to not just your weight but overall level of health, then click on the link to book an appointment below. 

Who We Have to Help You

To read more about our practitioners who are trained in treating weight loss or to book an appointment with one of them, please click on the associated link:

Naturopathic Doctors 
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