Naturopathic Weight Loss Solutions | A Case Study

Naturopathic Weight Loss Solutions are Safe and Effective and are available in Gilbert, AZ and the East Valley communities of Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Mesa, and Chandler, AZ by Board-Certified Physicians and Primary Care Doctors Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, and Dr. Michelle Barraza, NMD.

Naturopathic Weight Loss Solutions

Our Top Rated team of Naturopathic Medical Doctors (NMD) in Gilbert, AZ approaches weight loss in a new and unique way.  We not only run the standard screening labs, we dive deeper and run more comprehensive labs that examine the underlying physiology of the body.  These can include; fasting blood glucose, food sensitivity testing, T3, reverse T3, thyroid antibody tests, micro-nutrient analysis, genetic panels and salivary cortisol x4.  At our Gilbert / Mesa / Chandler, AZ clinic we also utilize nutritional logs and symptom charts that track all foods eaten and any correlating changes in health.  These additional tests along with a thorough nutrition log, allow our doctors to examine the case in a very comprehensive manner, leaving no stone unturned.

Naturopathic Weight Loss Programs and Solutions in Gilbert, AZ
Naturopathic Weight Loss Solutions

Natural treatment begins after the diagnosis and assessment is completed.  Specific conditions such as hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes will be treated appropriately with supplements, nutritional modifications, and medications if necessary.  Weight gain without an underlying 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 Medical Doctors.  Individualized plans create higher compliance with our patients and achieve stronger clinical results.

Naturopathic Weight Loss: A Case Study in Gilbert, AZ

Danielle Smith (fictional name) is a 47 year old women who presented to our Gilbert, AZ clinic with weight gain of 1 year duration.  She had gained 30 pounds over the past year without any changes in her diet or exercise levels.  Danielle was previously diagnosed with hypothyroidism by her primary care doctor, who was managing her condition with Synthroid (synthetic T4).  Her only symptoms were daily fatigue, intermittent stress, poor sleep, and weight gain.  After taking her case, I ordered a new thyroid panel, HbA1c, lipid panel, female hormone panel, complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, and vitamin d testing.  The results arrived in a week and showed:

  • Normal TSH, T4 and T3 (TSH was within range but slightly elevated, T3 was in range but at the very low end)
  • HbA1c was normal (slightly elevated in range)
  • Cholesterol was elevated (high total, low LDL, high triglycerides)
  •  Female Hormones were normal
  • CBC was normal
  • CMP was normal
  • Vitamin D was low

My assessment after reviewing the case and the new lab results:

  • Her hypothyroidism was not optimally managed (she needed more T3)
  • Her diet was poor (elevated HbA1c and triglycerides)   
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Poor stress management

After reviewing the new labs with Danielle, we formulated a personalized treatment plan that would work with her schedule and lifestyle.  The plan included a slight increase in her thyroid medication, nutritional planning, less meals out, an anxiety supplement, vitamin D, and a multivitamin.  I knew that the plan we created was going to make her feel better and be healthier overall, but I was worried she might not lose enough weight initially to be satisfied.  I expressed this to Danielle and let her know that my approach was targeting overall health and that would create long term weight loss as an end product.  

I followed up with Danielle 1 month after we formulated the treatment plan together.  At this visit, she reported that her energy had increased and that she was following my dietary recommendations perfectly.  This was great news to hear but we had not checked her weight yet.  Danielle stepped on the scale and was down 8 pounds in her first month!  We were both very happy with the progress that we had achieved.  I encouraged Danielle to continue following the plan and we would do another weight check up in 2 months time.

Benefits of Naturopathic Weight Loss 

  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Energy
  • Improved Sleep
  • Improved Muscle Tone / Strength
  • Health Educational Videos
  • Nutritional Coaching (individualized and hands-on)

Our team of Naturopathic Medical Doctors (NMD) in Gilbert, AZ have extensive experience in primary care and health optimization, which in turn creates weight loss.  We run conventional screening lawork plus additional testing that allows us to better understand dietary and physiological factors.  The weight loss program is a proven system, and people fail without systems in place.  The program incorporates personalized care, supplementation, dietary changes, health education, and hands on health coaching by our Top Rated 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, 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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