Weight Loss with Health and Wellness of Carmel

Weight Loss with Health and Wellness of Carmel

Posted on December 19, 2013

Weight Loss

By: Dr. Clifford Fetters

Over 6o percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese, so it is not surprising to find weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Many attempt to lose weight; however, in the long run few are successful. I would like to share some ideas that have been successful for many of my clients. First and foremost is eating according to your metabolic type.

Our practice specializes in determining the metabolic type for each client. The protein type individual requires eating sufficient protein at every meal. Failure to do so will lead to chronic fatigue, diminished well-being, melancholy and symptoms of depression and anxiety. The mixed type individual will also need to eat protein at every meal; however, they will be able
to eat less total amount as well as less high-quality protein. The carbohydrate type individual must consume a small amount of protein and fat compared to carbohydrates. They will need to avoid the heavier high purine proteins.

It is imperative to have proper digestion. Many of our clients suffer from lack of stomach acid. This precludes proper digestion and assimilation of protein. The brain will react to the lack of new amino acids entering the body by down regulating the thyroid and adrenal glands thereby turning down your metabolism. This condition leads to craving carbohydrates and excessive weight gain. The lack of pancreatic enzymes and normal bile flow from the liver and gallbladder will also lead to weight gain. An overactive appetite can also be induced from nutritional deficiencies, high cortisol levels induced by stress, many prescription drugs, heavy metals and chronic infections such as parasites, bacteria, viral overload, gut dysbiosis, Lyme, protozoa, mycoplasma and chlamydia. Digestive function can be evaluated by the Bio 101*, an in-house laboratory testing system.

At Health and Wellness of Carmel, we will tailor a diet according to your metabolic type. We will maximize your metabolism by supporting your Methylation Cycle and correct any imbalance that is leading to symptoms of anxiety, depression or OCD tendencies. We will educate you on detoxifying your body, balancing your hormones, correcting nutritional deficiencies, advocating proper exercise routine, balancing pH, minerals, and oxidative stress.

Our basic weight loss program works for the vast majority of our patients. For the small percentage of patients that require additional help we may use the HCG diet program. This can only safely be used in patients who have performed our basic weight loss program. We have modified Dr. Simeon’s program to maximize weight loss and minimize side effects. Our average patient loses 25 pounds in 45 days and maintains the weight loss as long as they continue with the program.