One of the biggest health concerns in America today is the obesity epidemic that is affecting young and old people alike. America is one of the unhealthiest nations in the world and obesity has a direct and indirect connection to almost every known chronic disease we suffer today. Most women focus on dieting for weight loss. However, the constant complaint about most diets is we lose the weight, but it comes back as soon as we stop dieting, and in many instances we gain more weight than what was lost. Now, there are surgical procedures for becoming thinner, which in some cases may be necessary and even life saving, but in the majority of cases surgeries set you up for other debilitating or life threatening disease process-es. By only concentrating on your weight and becoming skinnier, diets fail in the long run. The primary focus for weight loss is body composition. Body composition is the ratio of muscle, fat and water. It is impossible to sustain weight loss when we increase fat and decrease muscle and proper body water.
This process happens with all diets on the market today and it is the reason diets fail. At the FM&WC, we use modern diagnostic testing to make sure you are losing fat, not muscle and water. What does this mean to you? With more muscle mass your metabolism increases and constantly burns calories at a very high rate. With less muscle and water and increased fat your metabolism is much slower, burning calories at a slower rate. At the FM&WC, we use BIA testing that measures your body composition. Once this is calculated, Dr. Ozzie will provide a natural wellness program to help you lose weight.
A major contributing factor to obesity is environmental toxicity. If you are toxic, your body will increase the fat to store the toxins causing you to gain more fat. Remember, more fat = slower metabolism. You may work out all the time and have a healthy diet but still can’t lose weight. Why? Because your body is toxic. If you are too toxic you cannot burn fat because the toxins will enter your blood stream and make you very sick. The body’s wisdom is to minimize its ability to burn fat preventing you from losing weight. How do you fix this issue? DETOX naturally at the FM&WC. Another reason for obesity is due to increased stress which raises your cortisol levels which in turn slows down your fat burning potential. There could be a number of reasons why you may not be able to lose weight. At the FM&WC, we focus on the individual patient and determine what their issues are and fix them naturally, so that you can be happy with your natural self.