Natural Weight Loss Doctor | A Case Study

Our Natural Weight Loss Doctor and primary care physicians specialize in Naturopathic Medical Weight Loss Solutions which achieves Quick and Effective results.  Our Natural Weight Loss Doctor has wellness weight loss programs available in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding communities of Chandler, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Queen Creek, AZ by Board-Certified Physicians Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, and Dr. Michelle Barraza, NMD of Atlas Health Medical Group.

Natural Weight Loss Doctor

Natural Weight Loss Doctor in Gilbert, AZ and Chandler, AZ
Step by Step Weight Loss Solutions

Our Team of Primary Care Doctors in Gilbert, AZ tackle weight loss in the most comprehensive, systematic, and easy to follow manner possible.  Our Physicians examine every piece of the weight loss puzzle including genetics, hormones, nutrition and physiology. This is achieved through extensive cutting edge lab testing to obtain the most information about our patients as possible.  The lab-work may include; fasting blood glucose, food sensitivity testing (delayed food allergies), T3, reverse T3, thyroid antibody tests, micronutrient nutrition analysis, hereditary genetic panels and cortisol patterns. At our Gilbert / Chandler, AZ clinic our doctors also make sure they meet the patient where they are at lifestyle wise for higher compliance.  This holistic detailed approach allows our physicians to inspect every factor in weight gain, and overall health thus leaving no stone unturned.

Individualized and tailored treatment begins with our weight loss doctor after the proper medical diagnosis and assessment is completed  by our highly skilled team. Our weight loss program incorporates easy lifestyle changes, nutrition, stress management, blood sugar regulation, exercise, sleep and online health curriculum.  The weight loss program helps to empower and motivate our patients to take back control of their health and life as they return to living a strong and abundant life.

Natural Weight Loss Doctor:  A Case Review

Michelle (fictional name) is a 33 year old women from Gilbert, AZ who presented to Atlas Health Medical Group with weight gain over the past 1.5 years.  During that time she had moved across the country to take a new job, for which she was very excited about. The new job was a promotion in her field of work and included managing people for the first time in her career.  This aspect brought Michelle great stress throughout the day as she preferred to befriend everyone previously. In addition to the new job, she had let her diet slip and was now eating out daily with carbohydrate rich snacks in between meals.  Michelle had no recent lab-work taken so I ordered a thyroid panel, lipid panel, HbA1c, salivary cortisol x4, vitamin D, vitamin B12, CBC, CMP, and female hormone panel to begin with.

The results came back shortly and included slightly elevated TSH, slightly decreased T4, elevated HbA1C, low vitamin D, and high cortisol levels throughout the day.

My assessment was:

  • Subclinical Hypothyroidism (functional)
  • Poor Nutrition / Diet
  • Subclinical vitamin D Deficiency
  • Elevated Cortisol
  • Adrenal Insufficiency

This case picture is actually very common and I see it almost daily in my clinical practice.  Poor stress management combined with poor nutrition depletes the body rather quickly and leaves no reserves in the tank.  Prolonged high stress (cortisol) puts extra work on the adrenal gland, which begins to malfunction over time. This usually results in decreased cortisol output and eventually decreased thyroid function.  Often times patients develop hypothyroidism in this exact mechanism and then are prescribed Synthroid. This gives them temporary relief but does not address the adrenal glands that initiated the hypothyroidism to begin with.

Natural Weight Loss Doctor in Gilbert, AZ
Natural Weight Loss Doctor

Knowing this information, I formulated a customized plan for Michelle as part of our wellness weight loss program.  The plan put a heavy focus on managing and reducing stress through breathing and supplement prescriptions. We also addressed her adrenal gland and thyroid health with nutrient dense foods and supplements that help restore function.  Finally, I had Michelle get outside and get direct sunlight for 15 minutes per day to increase her vitamin D levels. Michelle was also enrolled in our online health curriculum that helped educate her further about what was going on in her body provided other great health tips.  

After completing our 3 month weight loss wellness program we re-assessed Michelle’s case.  At this point in time, she had significant energy increases throughout the day, had lost 13 pounds, and was also effectively managing her jobs stressful demands.  Her thyroid levels had returned back into the optimal ranges and she was doing great following a nutrient dense diet plan.

Benefits of Weight Loss Program

  • Sustained Permanent Weight Loss
  • Better Energy Production
  • Increased Metabolic Rate
  • Balanced Hormones
  • Decreased Cortisol (stress hormone)
  • Online Health Education
  • Nutritional Mentoring (customized to each Patient)

At Atlas Health, our team of Weight Loss Doctors in Gilbert, AZ are board-certified physicians with extensive training and experience with weight loss.  Our doctors leave no stone unturned, by examining every piece of the puzzle. The weight loss doctor wellness program is an effective and proven system, with simple and easy to follow steps for success.  The wellness program offers personalized medicine, nutraceuticals, diet modifications, online health education curriculum, and hands on teaching and encouragement by our team of Naturopathic Medical Doctors.  This new and unique approach has allowed our patients to lose weight fast, keep it off, and return to living the life they envisioned. For more information about the our Weight Loss Doctor, Weight Loss Wellness Programs, Naturopathic Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, or our Gilbert, AZ location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534 or email us at:



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