How Hormones Sabotage your Weight Loss

I run lab tests to ensure that you are optimized to burn fat and keep it off.

Many people have powerful intuitions about their own bodies. If you have a hormonal imbalance you probably know it. You just feel “off.”

“I feel like my thyroid isn’t working properly.”

“My metabolism is so slow!”

“I eat healthy food, so why am I gaining weight?”

Here’s what might be wrong.

  • Sex Hormones have a major impact on your quality of life.

Your sex hormones determine your body composition – lean muscle vs fat mass. Men with low testosterone have difficulty shedding fat mass and building muscle. Women with excess estrogen experience water weight gain and poor thyroid function.

  • Metabolic hormones determine if you are in a state of insulin resistance.

Insulin resistance means that your body has a carbohydrate intolerance. Secreting high levels of insulin signals your body to gain fat mass. This is the number one reason North Americans gain weight and have trouble getting it off. Metabolic tests determine how restrictively you have to eat in order to lose weight and keep it off. I use these tests to customize your program and monitor your treatment over time.

  • Red Flag Tests rule out serious problems

Over the long term, unbalanced hormones and insulin resistance can cause damage to your organs. Blood tests can indicate the degree of stress your body is experiencing. Results may raise a red flag telling me that you are at risk of metabolic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. These tests help individualize your treatment.

Why doesn’t my doctor run these tests? Your family doctor has limits on what he/she can order based on government regulations. Our public health care system can’t afford to screen every patient in this way.

I optimize your function, not just treat disease. I am proactive. Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are born from years of chronic inflammation.

Laboratory testing uses medical science giving you the critical information you need to lose weight once and for all.  I’m here to help you.

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