Clinical Weight Loss
Clinical Weight Management in Bend and Central Oregon
Our ongoing success with weight management and overall health improvement in patients is not achieved by putting someone on a temporary "diet" or weight loss plan. Instead, we work to educate patients (and the general public) on the Lifestyle Management components of exercise and movement, stress management, and balanced nutrition. This often requires a metabolic "Reset".
In an effort to help with the transition to a more balanced and nutritious diet, we often encourage many who partake in our Weight and Lifestyle Management programs to often include a detox or "cleanse" and include targeted nutritional components. These supplements can help support a healthy metabolism, balance blood sugar and insulin levels, decrease cravings, and optimize the body’s ability to utilize fatty acids.
As mentioned, a transition to a healthy lifestyle is not achieved by only changing one aspect of one’s life; but through changing various daily habits and activities. Supplements play a vital role in weight reduction and overall health improvements but will have little or no effect when applied without the necessary lifestyle activities of balanced nutrition, exercise/movement, and stress management. There is no magic pill or formula for optimal health; however when applied as a part of a balanced program supplements can help to add years to your life and life to your years!
Better Diet and Weight Loss for Children
With our children becoming more sedentary and eating more refined processed foods, the prevalence of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and a plethora of mood and behavior disorders are on the rise. Considering the lifestyles of so many of our youth, it's no wonder that for the first time in history the generation born today has a shorter life expectancy than the generation before it (as stated in the New England Journal of Medicine).
Introducing a healthy lifestyle at an early age is crucial in helping our youth live long, fulfilling, productive lives. By setting an example and educating our children on the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise, we can empower our children to live a balanced healthy life. In addition to promoting a healthy diet and physical activity, we can further help our kids to grow and thrive by filling in the nutritional gaps with a good multivitamin, essential fatty acids, and vitamin D3 supplementation.