Weight Loss Program
Weight loss is about feeling good in your skin and choosing a healthy lifestyle. Weight is just a number; what really matters is the composition of your body (which is about maintaining or building lean body mass, reducing fat and feeling healthy).
According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, why many diets fail is because of unrealistic expectations, failure to identify contributing factors in weight gain, wrong dietary plan, poor digestion, poor carbohydrate metabolism, food sensitivities, vitamin or mineral deficiency, toxic metals stored in fat tissue, intestinal imbalance, hormonal imbalances and mental/emotional issues.
“Ultimately, why these diets fail, is because they miss the most important piece: you.” Remember every individual is unique with their own biological individuality and own stories; therefore, what seems to work for your family and friends may not work for you. Everyone deserves individual attention.
The doctors at Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre actively work with you to help you to customize a specific plan for you.
1. Initial Consultation Preparation
To prepare for your Initial Consultation please complete our Patient Intake Form either online or printed form.
The Intake Form gives the doctor a tremendous amount of information that will become the basis of conversation during your Initial Consultation. Following this in-depth overview of your current health state and health history, the doctor will do a general non-invasive physical exam.
2. Initial Consultation, plus Darkfield Microscopy, Heart Rate Variability and Body Composition Analyzer.
I. Initial Consultation – to assess current health concerns and past health history.
II. Body Composition Analyzer – total body and segmental fat mass, lean mass, intracellular and extracellular water weight, hydration, percentage of visceral fat, bone mass; all of which allows us to accurately track progress
III. Darkfield Microscopy – allows us to evaluate your body’s internal environment.
IV. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) – allows us to evaluate the autonomic nerve system and your body’s ability to handle stresses and self-heal.
3. Treatment Plan:
I. Diet Plan: There are some basic rules, but in general this perfect formula for what works best for your individual body is different for everyone based on their metabolism and unique biochemistry. The basic rules are to avoid the inflammatory foods. These foods take up more time and energy to metabolize, stay in your gut space longer and take energy away from more useful systems such as supporting muscles and making hormones. Inflammatory foods include wheat, cow’s dairy, white refined sugar, caffeine and alcohol.
II. Supplement Plan: Based on the results of your tests, we will come up with a supplement plan to remove stressors, balance organs and optimize your biochemistry.
III. Vitamin IVs: Many individual’s aiming to shed the extra pounds benefit from vitamin IVs since they use up energy stores at an accelerated pace (when they are exercising), therefore vitamin IVs can be helpful for rebuilding the system, recovering quicker and supporting adrenal function.
IV. Dome Infrared Sauna:Infrared waves can penetrate the skin surface to a depth of about 6 cm. This result in a deep sweat normally attained through prolonged periods of rigorous exercise. Underlying toxins may be exuded from the deep sebaceous glands as well as the normal sweat glands. This leads to deep cellular detoxification and has numerous health benefits.
V. Follow-up visits monthly to track progress and ensure you are on the right path.
Possible Additional Testing
- Electrodermal Screening – allows us to assess the viability of all the organs.
- NeuroViscero Regulation Assessment allows us to determine what is stressing the body and inhibiting proper regulation.