Naturopathic Therapies for Weight Management
5 Causes of Weight Gain We commonly test and treat:
2. Cortisol - That’s our stress hormone that stimulates appetite. Research shows that people who have higher levels of cortisol tend to also have increased weight gain
3. Progesterone & estrogen
A 2009 & 2021 study found that an imbalance was associated with increased weight. Commonly these also affect a person’s mood, their cycle and energy levels
4. Insulin resistance & diabetes → excessively hungry and eat more
5. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, — Items in products and the environment that cause hormone imbalances.
Natural Therapies for Weight Management
Some supplements have been shown to lead to increase metabolism and lead to a modest improvement in weight, but no supplement will work as a stand alone therapy. The best approach is one that is comprehensive. This means looking at underlying causes to weight gain and addressing then. Dr. Baker (ND) will create a food plan that’s customized to you and takes into account the best research available.
There is no perfect diet that fits everyone, however there are certain foods that appear to increase metabolism. Other foods help to reduce spikes in blood sugar, which can reduce food cravings. With all this mind, Dr. Baker (ND) has looked at research on over 20 different diets and individual foods and ranked each of these based on their impact on weight and the metabolism. Altogether he has built a protocol based on the latest research available so that he can best help you reach your goals.
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