In the current American society weight loss methods are a dime a dozen. There are many fad diets claiming to work miracles, work quickly, and burn fat no matter what a person eats. However, research has proven over and over again that the results of these diets just simply do not last. By taking a more natural approach to weight loss people are finding that they are able to achieve their ideal weight – and maintain it.
Wholistic physicians specialize in the treatment of factors that inhibit weight loss instead of just giving patients a one-size-fits-all diet plan or pill. Specific dietary counseling, proper thyroid management, identifying nutrient deficiencies, treating food allergies, restoring compromised liver functions, detoxification of substances that the body does not tolerate well, and treatment for intestinal imbalances are all taken into consideration with a natural approach to weight loss. A wholistic approach to weight loss is not a diet. In fact, that word should be banished from a patient’s vocabulary because the mindset of choosing a different lifestyle with new eating habits and regular exercise is much more important.
With a naturopathic physician, patients find that they are treated as an entire being, not just a person who needs/wants to lose weight. Identifying what makes weight loss difficult for a specific person can be a game changer in a person’s life. By adjusting food choices on what is best for an individual’s system can be the most effective treatment to promote health, wellness, and achieving an ideal weight. Eating real food, taking supplements specifically for your system, and proper exercise can all be determined by visiting a naturopathic physician.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Bradley Bongiovanni, Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta