Managing Weight Loss

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Dr. Kathy Maupin and Brett Newcomb continue their discussion about BioBalance Health’s new weight loss program. In this episode, they go into more detail regarding some considerations and complications that individual patients may face.

This podcast is a continuation of our most recent conversation about weight loss and diet programs. With the programs we offer, a proactive and cognitive personal investment is required. If a patient makes this decision and invests in it, then there are some obvious and sequential steps that they can help them to be successful in reaching their weight loss goals. We at BioBalance Health talk with the patient about what has to be done to keep off the weight that they lose.

Our goal is to help you get healthy and to stay healthy for the rest of your life. We want you to have the maximum quality of life possible as you age.

When a new patient comes in to see us, we look at their blood work for several things. One, we look for evidence of medical illness that can be made worse by being overweight. We look for hormone deficits because as we get older, over 40; we lose certain hormones that need to be replaced. This is particularly true of our testosterone, estradiol or thyroid. We then look for the hormones that are helping the weight gain and causing trouble, such as cortisol.

With patients with elevated cortisol, after I determine that it’s not from a medical illness, I can determine that if it is caused by stress. If this is the case I use Enerdreen, which is a “glandular” kind of adrenal supplement. I instruct these patients to take a small amount of adrenal orally every morning. That shuts down the elevated levels and the spikes of their cortisol. It feeds back to their brain and stops the hormone that is stimulating the cortisol. It calms patients down, and returns their cortisol to normal levels. When we address this particular cause of weight gain, we can take address the other road blocks for that individual patient.

We also see that patients—especially women—often have aldosterone issues. Aldosterone is also a hormone from the adrenal gland, and is also stress-related. It makes the patient’s blood pressure go up, and causes them to retain a lot of salt.

As you listen to this podcast, you will hear Brett Newcomb and I discuss the different hormones that can cause patients to gain weight. We discuss the different strategies for regulating these hormones and for creating diet programs that will help the patient to lose weight. We also explain the use of different medicines, most of which are prescription and cannot be obtained over the counter. We discuss the importance of having a physician involved so that these actual prescription medicines can be appropriately used by patients for better health and for weight loss. I get very concerned when my patients self-medicate with over-the-counter, mass-market panaceas that are not what they need in order to be healthy and successful with their health and weight loss expectations.

You will see that it is important to eat a healthy diet, have a good sensible exercise program, and reduce your stress levels.

Listen to our podcast to hear our discussion about these very important concepts, and learn where you can go to get more information.