Are you told to eat less and exercise more? Calorie-restricted diets have been popular for decades as a way to lose weight, but clearly more is at play as many people under eat and still can’t lose weight or keep it off. We all know the “skinny” person who can eat whatever they want and never exercises and the person who eats next to nothing, exercises like crazy, and can’t lose weight. Often doctors say “You are unhealthy because you are overweight”. I would argue that you were unhealthy first which led you to be overweight.
For most people, weight loss is not as simple as “calories in, calories out.” Sometimes inflammation and other underlying health issues can be a driving factor behind a slowing metabolism and the inability to lose weight. People who struggle to maintain a healthy weight usually struggle with other chronic health conditions.
Many people are surprised to find unwanted pounds drop away when they follow an anti-inflammatory diet. These are nutrient-dense diets void of inflammatory triggers and are used to manage pain, digestive problems, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and other health issues.
Why do they work? Excess weight can be a symptom of underlying health imbalances that slow metabolism and block weight loss. Systemic inflammation, gut dysbiosis, hormonal imbalances, blood sugar dysregulation, food sensitivities, and stress are examples of factors that block weight loss.
Rejuvagen Takes a Strategic Approach to Helping People who Struggle with Weight Challenges
- We utilize functional lab testing to determine the cause or causes of chronic inflammation and other underlying health conditions that are impeding your body’s natural ability to shed excess weight.
- We use Stem Cell Therapy to help lower systemic inflammation in the body that may be causing additional health challenges including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances.
- We continue to support the patient with recommended diet and lifestyle modifications and nutraceutical support to restore cellular function, address micronutrient deficiencies and improve overall health and quality of life.