Functional Medicine for Weight Management

Functional Medicine for Weight Management

Functional medicine for weight management uses an integrative approach to look at the underlying factors of individual weight gain to support long-term health optimization and success. Our goal is to help you achieve your optimal body composition and conquer the health factors that are causing your struggle with weight.

Not only that, we help you make the appropriate adjustments within all areas of your lifestyle to ensure continued success in the area of fat loss and weight management.

Common Issues with Weight Management

At Peak Health Institute, we understand that weight gain can be caused by a variety of underlying health conditions. While it’s true that weight gain can stem simply from lack of exercise and poor nutrition, most often, there are other factors contributing to your inability to shed those pounds.

Common causes of weight gain include:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Gut problems
  • Toxins
  • Inflammation
  • Thyroid problems

In addition to these conditions that contribute to weight gain, some conditions prevent weight loss.

These issues include:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Poor sleep
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Not exercising/not exercising enough
  • Unhealthy eating
  • A diet and exercise program that isn’t right for you
  • A lack of eating well and exercise

Why is Weight Management So Difficult?

If you try to go on a conventional diet, weight management will be difficult. While not all diets are a scam (although some of them are), the fact is that many of them fail to understand basic biological principles.

Here’s the thing, the more active you are, the more calories your body needs to sustain your lifestyle. Most diets require you to go on a calorie deficit and exercise more, right?

If you go into an extreme calorie deficit, this sends your body into starvation mode, which means that it stores all the body fat it can in order to keep your body going, especially if you’re very active but not eating much.

Diets like this are unsustainable because it’s not something your body is meant to do. What’s more, sticking with a plan like that in the long term can result in the development of an eating disorder, which results in further health problems.

Functional Medicine Treatments for Weight Management

Functional medicine helps with weight management because it looks at what caused the weight gain in the first place and what could be blocking you from losing weight. At Peak Health Institute, we look beyond the symptom of weight gain and find out what caused it, how your body functions, and what treatment will work best for your individual needs.

Ultimately, weight is an intricate combination of hormonal pathways and systems that regulate metabolism. Often, being overweight (or underweight) is a symptom of underlying dysfunction or hormonal imbalance in the body.

Functional medicine looks at all the potential root causes to develop practical solutions for long-term weight management. Functional medicine is an individualized, personal approach to wellness that empowers patients and gives them the best opportunities for success.

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