Functional Nutrition with a Hormone Healthy Meal Plan

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Dr. Maupin and Brett Newcomb discuss BioBalance Health’s customized and optimized weight loss plan. They also discuss the necessity of working with patients on an individual basis to help them reach their specific health and weight loss goals.

Brett Newcomb and I recently attended a Medical Conference in Orlando, Florida. We had an opportunity to listen to Dr. Steven Masley talk about the benefits of genetic testing to help determine an individual’s appropriate diet. This week in our podcast, we are discussing these benefits in relation to our practice at BioBalance Health of working with patients on an individual level to customize and optimize their diet plans.

We are offering this nutritional approach to all of our patients, not just those who qualify for hormone replacement. Dr. Masley highlighted recent breakthroughs in genetic testing that can help patients decide what type of diet will work best for them. Options such as low carb diets, low fat diets, and Mediterranean diets can be blended to create an individual diet plan that can work best for helping patients lose weight.

Candidates for hormone replacement who want to lose weight, must be reminded that in the early stages, weight loss is unlikely as muscle and bone strengthening is taking place. During these stages, we trade fat cells for stronger muscles and bones. As a result, we initially maintain the weight we have, as it becomes “healthier” weight that rearranges itself within our bodies. So, most patients will lose inches and sizes, but not weight. Eventually, weight loss will occur if we maintain our customized weight and diet plans.

Many of us may remember the fad diet of a few years back of the glycemic index. Each type of food was measured for the amount of glycemic content and we were warned of all foods that had a lot of carbohydrates. It was another twist on the South Beach or Atkins diet.

The thought was that if we could just avoid those foods, we would be healthy and lose weight. Now, a diet called “The Low Glycemic-load Diet” is becoming popular, as it figures the actual amount per serving that will hyper-stimulate insulin and promote fat. With each “fad,” we move a little closer to the truth. Foods like carrots and watermelon should not be avoided because they contain plant carbohydrate, since they contain very little per serving.

One of the safest ways to measure and combat carbohydrates is to limit your carb load to 25 gems of carb per meal. This prevents an over-production of insulin and fat.

We have developed a nutrition-based diet plan to help you avoid diabetes, maintain your ideal weight with optimum muscle mass, and to supply your body with what it needs. If you are interested in losing weight and living a healthy life, visit our website, BioBalanceHealth.com, or call for an appointment to be evaluated.

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