Nutrition, Weight Loss, HCG Diet, Fitness

Nutritional Balance:

Nutritional Balance, Weight Loss and Fitness Nutrition

Nutrition is essential for optimal hormone production and for the prevention and treatment of disease. Anti-oxidants are needed to neutralize free-radicals caused by aging and imbalances in your hormones. Vitamins and mineral are needed to regulate insulin and blood sugar, thyroid and adrenal glands, and all other endocrine organs in your body. Dr Smolenski offers state of the art nutritional lab testing and pharmaceutical grade supplements as part of your individualized program to balance hormones.

Using an integrative medicine approach Dr Smolenski understands that hormone imbalance and nutritional deficiencies are associated with many chronic diseases and health problems. These include almost every known medical disease including autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis, breast, prostate and other types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia and Alzheimerís, hypertension, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), osteoporosis and many others.

Your customized nutrition program is essential to the success of your treatment plan. Your body needs essential vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, fatty acids and amino acids to produce hormones and for efficient growth and repair. Deficiencies in these vital nutrients, along with unbalanced hormones and neurotransmitters can cause elevation in the stress hormone cortisol which will alter your metabolism, cause fat gain and create a catabolic state throughout your body.

Metabolism and Weight Loss: How you burn calories

Metabolism, Weight Loss and Fitness Nutrition Program

"Diet" is derived from the Greek word "diaita" meaning "Way of Living". If you want weight loss you must first realize that diet is a way of life. Itís been long understood that to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume. While this is fundamentally true, it isnít quite that simple. Not all food has the same effect on your hormones, neurotransmitters and metabolism. Proper nutrition not only preserves hormone balance, it is also vital for long term weight loss. Dr Smolenski accomplishes weight loss for most patients by balancing hormones, optimizing nutrition, incorporating effective exercise programs and adjusting caloric intake to meet your individual metabolic needs.

Metabolism is the process by which your body turns what you eat and drink into energy. During this process, food calories are combined with oxygen to release the energy that your body needs to stay alive. Even at rest, your body needs energy for breathing, pumping blood, making hormones, and growth and repair.

The number of calories your body uses at rest is known as your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Several factors determine your basal metabolic rate:

  • Body size and composition. Muscle burns up more calories, even at rest.
  • Gender. Men normally have more muscle and less fat than women, burning more calories.
  • Age. The amount of muscle tends to decrease and fat increases as you get older, slowing down your metabolism.

Your basal metabolic rate accounts for up to 75 percent of the calories you burn every day. Dr Smolenski uses a state of the art indirect calorimeter to measure your resting metabolic rate. This accurate metabolic measurement provides a definitive answer when creating a personal program for your weight loss goals (click here).

In addition to your basal metabolic rate, two other factors determine how many calories your body burns each day:

  • Thermogenesis or food processing. Digesting the food you eat requires calories. Your body's energy requirement to process foods varies depending on your diet. Complex wholesome foods require more energy to digest than do simple sugars and processed foods.
  • Physical activity. Physical activity and exercise ó such as jogging, working out, playing with the children and every other movement ó account for the rest of the calories you burn up each day.

You may not have control over much you sleep or how much you can workout, but you can always control what you put in your mouth. Itís time to change your lifestyle and its time to make better choices when you eat. In addition to balancing hormones and proper nutrition, you must include enough daily physical activity to lose weight and maintain an ideal body weight.

HCG Diet

HCG Diet:

The use of HCG for the medical management of obesity is based on research completed by physician Dr. Simeons and has been used since 1954.

Dr. Simeons found that in addition to a specific diet, HCG can help safely speed up weight loss. HCG is theorized to preferentially break down your body fat, causing you to lose weight rapidly. At the same time, it may protect your body's muscle from being depleting. With HCG most patients are able to go on a low calorie food plan and lose weight without the typical problems of muscle wasting and loose skin.

HCG is FDA approved for treatments other than that for weight management, and is therefore used Off-Label. While research is on-going around the world, many patients have reported 20 to 30 pounds of fat loss per month while on the diet.

Fitness

Fitness, Weight Loss and Fitness Nutrition ProgramNutritional balance, diet, fitness and exercise are essential for hormone health. To transform your body requires consistency with your daily fitness and nutrition program. Your diet must become a way of life Ė we should "eat to live", not "live to eat". Daily exercise not only increases your metabolism and helps to balance hormones; it also elevates your mood and increases self esteem.

Research consistently shows that daily exercise is essential for maintenance of long term weight loss, and is preventative for chronic illnesses including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and dementia!

Dr Smolenskiís Program

Dr Smolenski uses an integrative, research-based healthcare approach to treat thyroid illness and promote wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each patient. He will tailor an individual treatment plan just for you to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance. Dr Smolenski focuses on the individual's unique physiological processes, the environmental inputs, and the genetic predispositions that influence health and disease. Dr Smolenski's interventions will treat the cause of thyroid disease, not just mask the symptoms. The bodyís hormonal and physiological systems have a complex web-like interconnection which is much like a "symphony" - when the bodyís "instruments" are finely tuned and playing together in harmony there will be beautiful music.

Ongoing evaluations that focus on balancing your hormones in accordance with your symptoms is critical for an effective hormone program

To determine your individual needs, state of the art diagnostic testing utilizing urine and blood specimens are used to assess your thyroid balance. After starting hormone therapy, Dr Smolenski meets with you to discuss your progress and symptoms and to monitor your hormone levels.

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