A Naturopathic Weight Loss Program is now being offered in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding communities of Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Chandler by Board-Certified Naturopathic Physicians Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, and Dr. Michelle Barraza, NMD.
More than 66% of American adults are considered overweight or obese and more than 1 in 6 children are obese according to recent research. These numbers are quite scary and place a huge economic strain on the American people. Obesity rates continue to climb year after year, with childhood obesity rates increasing even faster. Americans on average have the highest body mass index (BMI) numbers of all developed nations. This leads to many obesity related health risks such as early mortality, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, mental illness, body pain, and decreased quality of life.
Signs and Symptoms of Weight Issues
- Prolonged Weight Gain
- Joint Pain
- Exercise Intolerance
- High Blood Pressure
- Decreased Sleep Quality
- Thyroid Issues
- Hormone Imbalance
- Blood Sugar Dysregulation
- High Cortisol
- Lack of Sleep
- Poor Diet / Nutritional Deficiencies
Patients with prolonged weight gain usually first present themselves to family medicine and primary care offices for initial medical evaluations. At this time, routine laboratory blood work is ordered that usually consists of TSH, T4, CBC, Liver Function Tests, Fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), Cholesterol Panel. In office measurements such as height, weight, and waist circumference are also taken to assess weight gain. After blood work has been completed, diagnosis can be made. Common weight gain symptom conditions include hypothyroidism, diabetes, and high cholesterol. If the patient has hypothyroidism, initial treatment with Synthroid will begin. If the patient is diagnosed with diabetes, Metformin will usually be prescribed. Finally, if the patient has high cholesterol, statin medications such as Lipitor will be used. Patients that do not have a clear diagnosis based off of initial lab work screenings, can be prescribed weight loss medications. Common weight loss drugs include; Orlistat, Lorcaserin, Phentermine, Naltrexone-Bupropion, and Liraglutide.
Naturopathic Weight Loss Program
Our team of Weight Loss Specialist in Gilbert, AZ takes a different approach to weight loss. We also run the standard screening labs as mentioned previously, but add in other tests as well. These can include; fasting blood glucose, food sensitivity testing, T3, reverse T3, thyroid antibody tests, micronutrient analysis, and salivary cortisol x4. At our Gilbert / Mesa clinic we also have our patients complete a nutrition log and symptom chart that tracks all foods eaten and any correlating symptoms. These additional tests along with a thorough nutrition log allow our doctors to examine the case in a very comprehensive manner.
Naturopathic treatment begins after the diagnosis and assessment is completed. Specific conditions such as hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and type II diabetes will be treated appropriately with supplements, nutritional modifications, and medications if necessary. Weight gain without a specific diagnosis can be treated with lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, stress reduction, and exercise. Each patient will receive a personalized plan that is tailored towards their lifestyle by our Naturopathic Doctors. This unique feature allows for higher compliance and better weight loss results.
Benefits of Naturopathic Weight Loss Program
- Weight Loss
- Increased Energy
- Improved Sleep
- Health Videos
- Nutritional Coaching / Education
Our team of Top Tated Doctors in Gilbert / Chandler / Mesa have extensive experience in weight loss and health optimization. We run conventional screening lawork plus additional testing that creates a clearer and comprehensive assessment of our patients. The weight loss program is a proven system that incorporates personalized care, supplementation, dietary changes, and hands on health coaching by our doctors. This strategy has allowed our patients to lose weight and return to living the life they intended. For more information about the Weight Loss Program, Atlas Health, Naturopathic Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, or our Gilbert, AZ location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534 or email us at: email@example.com.