Weight Concerns

Weight concerns are an ongoing life struggle for so many people. Obesity is a growing health epidemic and one of the leading causes of preventable death. It puts individuals at risk for coronary artery disease, strokes and heart attacks, Type 2 Diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Important signs and symptoms accompanying weight concerns include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, poor digestion, constipation, accumulated toxicity, hormone imbalances and depression. These are even more important to address and should be the patient’s primary goal when it comes to improving health.

Other health concerns related to obesity include:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  • Sleep apnea

  • Infertility

  • Gallstones

  • Cancer: colon, breast (in postmenopausal women), endometrium, kidney, esophagus adenocarcinoma, gastric cardia, pancreas, gallbladder and liver, and more.

There are many weight loss programs out there, but here at Higher Health we take a holistic approach by addressing any underlying physiological obstacles to weight loss. There are several factors that may be affecting your ability to lose or maintain weight including:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Blood sugar imbalance and insulin resistance
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Food sensitivities
  • Adrenal fatigue or increased cortisol levels
  • Poor sleep and insomnia
  • Eating disorders

To support your weight loss goals, carefully selected naturopathic strategies will restore hormone balance, metabolic function and detoxification processes. Various nutrients, medicines and lifestyle changes will be recommended to reduce your blood pressure, decrease inflammation, lower LDL cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.

Diet and lifestyle changes represent the foundation when it comes to achieving long-term weight-loss success. You will be coached through nutrition, exercise, stress management, and sleep specific strategies. Mindfulness tools are also incorporated to address various mental, emotional and cognitive thought processes that are at the core of many weight issues/sabotage our efforts.

Treatment plans are designed to promote Incremental changes, with regular Weight Wellness Check-ins to help you stay accountable and deal with any obstacles or setbacks along the way. In following your individualized treatment plan, many areas of health will improve and weight loss will naturally occur. The right support, motivation and education will facilitate success and you will quickly start to feel a sense of pride and revitalized health.