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Struggling to lose weight? A Functional Medicine play may be your answer

Many people consider weight loss as one of their biggest challenges. Whether you’re trying to lose 5 lbs. 25 lbs. Or 100 lbs., losing weight just isn’t easy for most people. Not only is it hard to lose weight, but it’s also incredibly difficult to keep that weight off. Why is that?


How can I lose weight with functional medicine?


Weight loss is certainly harder for some people than it is for others. We’re all built differently and our body responds and reacts in all sorts of different ways. For example, a husband and a wife might set out to lose 25 lbs. each. Based on science it’s an unfair challenge. The husband and wife can do the same workout program and follow the same diet, but it’s almost guaranteed the husband will win the challenge and lose the weight quicker.


If you’ve been struggling to lose weight and have bounced from yo-yo diet to yo-yo diet than it might be time to consider a weight loss strategy rooted in functional medicine. What’s functional medicine you ask? Unlike conventional medicine it focuses on the root of your issues, not just the symptoms. So, a functional medicine approach will focus on why it’s so hard for you to lose weight. Once the root is defined we can then focus on developing a plan.


Managing Inflammation is Key


One of the pillars of functional medicine is controlling inflammation. This can be as simple as eliminating certain foods from your diet, or as complicated as your hormones being out of balance. The best thing to do is consult a functional medicine practitioner. This isn’t an approach you should take yourself.


Find the Root Issue and Treat It


A functional medicine practitioner will run various tests, look at your blood work and then develop a customized plan for you based on the results of those tests. Whether it’s an issue with your thyroid, reducing your stress levels, hormonal imbalances or eliminating certain toxic medications or foods from your daily consumption, a functional medicine practitioner focuses on identifying the root cause to aid you in your weight loss journey.


Let Us Help


Panther Chiropractic and Functional Medicine has been assisting patients in their weight loss journey through functional medicine treatment plans for years. If you’ve tried everything you can think of yet can’t understand why the weight isn’t coming off then give us a call to schedule your consultation. We’re confident we can develop a solution to help you shred your unwanted weight.

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