Sustainable Weight Loss & Diabetes Care
Take control of your weight, health, and energy. No gimmicky pills, potions, or powders required.
Lose Weight. Keep it Off.
Studies show that just about every diet works – for the first six months.
After the “honeymoon phase” of initial weight loss, there typically follows a less welcomed phase of gaining back the lost pounds, and sometimes even a few extra. This can not only be very confusing to the metabolic system, but also emotionally discouraging.
I get it. Skipping meals messes up the metabolism, calorie counting doesn’t work, diet pills have dangerous side effects, and chalky protein shakes and dorky snack bars are boring.
I believe in eating. I believe in real food. I believe in dietary and lifestyle changes that stay with you for the rest of your life. I believe in your ability to lose weight and keep it off.
Long-lasting weight loss requires dedication and work. I am here to guide and support you through the process. My approach to weight loss will not only help you drop pounds, but will align you with behavioral habits to ensure long-lasting results.
I also care about your overall health. I will help you lose weight in a manner that will also lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, fatty liver, gallstones, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer.
Although most patients lose weight easily with some dietary and lifestyle changes, for others it’s not so simple. In these cases, we must rule out and treat hormonal imbalances, smoldering infections, chemical exposures, allergies, and other conditions that can cause obesity.
Reset Your Metabolism.
Rarely, if ever, should the HCG Protocol be the starting point for a weight loss program. This protocol is for those patients who eat a clean, nutrient-dense diet, consistently exercise in the appropriate ways, sleep 7-9 hours per night, and have been screened for disorders of the thyroid, adrenal glands, or other endocrine organs and treated for those conditions, should they exist.
Research indicates that if people are unable to lose significant body fat and weight via traditional means it may be due to metabolic insufficiency. The HCG Protocol may be an effective tool in these cases.
All of us have a metabolic set point around which our bodies are the happiest. In some people, this metabolic set point is much lower than we might desire, resulting in extra body fat. Although nearly everybody loses weight with good diet and lifestyle practices, at a certain point those with lower metabolic set points will begin to stall. It is very difficult for these people to lose further weight without starving themselves. Starvation diets, however, are both dangerous and ineffective in the long run: they burn the wrong kind of fat, and can cause muscle wasting, heart issues, low bone density, low energy, brain fog, and electrolyte balances.
The HCG Protocol can be used to renegotiate the body’s metabolic set point. Once this new set point is established, the brain and endocrine system reconfigure their settings to maintain this lower baseline weight going forward.
Don’t Let Diabetes Run Your Life.
Largely influenced by nutritional status, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures, Type 2 Diabetes, pre-diabetes, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are on the rise. People living with these conditions are often prescribed medications and told to lose weight, without receiving any proper guidance as to how to do so in a successful, healthy, and sustainable way.
I take an active approach to preventing and treating diabetes, and am often able to help patients reduce the dosages of their medications or stop needing them altogether.
With proper, evidence-based nutritional counseling, carefully chosen exercise regimens, and targeted botanical support, it is possible to improve your quality of life and quality of health. In fact, it’s possible to cure diabetes.
What would happen if you never took out the trash?
At first, probably nothing. In a few days, however, your home might begin to stink. So you buy some room spray to cover up the smell. Eventually flies are attracted to the trash, which is truly upsetting. So you manage the situation by purchasing bug spray to kill off the insects. Now what do you have? Trash in the corner, a smell that requires daily room freshener to cover up, dead flies on the floor, and toxic bug spray in the air. If only you’d just taken out the trash!
This analogy, painted by naturopathic elder Dr. Jared Zeff, beautifully illustrates the importance of proper elimination. Through breathing, crying, urinating, defecating, sweating, and menstruating (for women), our bodies “take out the trash.” When that doesn’t happen, the “flies” starting coming.
The flies aren’t the problem, just a symptom of one.
Acne, foul body odor, halitosis (bad breath), bodily pain, brain fog, emotional upset, and gastrointestinal symptoms are all examples of the “flies” that begin swarming when elimination is compromised.
Conventional medicine tends to deal with the flies through medications that work like bug spray. But, like bug spray, these methods only work so well, and they come with their own slew of risks and unpleasant side effects.
My cleansing and detoxification program is designed to deal with the “bugs” at their true source: the trash. Unlike other detoxes, mine includes eating real food for every day of the cleanse. I also know that detox happens more than just at the level of the liver: we’ll target the other organs of elimination to help you get the maximum healing benefit from your cleanse.
Here’s to a happier, healthier, more energetic you.