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It’s the start of the New Year! A time many of us reflect back on the past year and make new resolutions for 2015. Focusing on health is one of the top resolutions for most people. This includes eating healthy, exercising, and letting go of unhealthy habits.
There are many people who do eat well, exercise and live clean lifestyles. However, they have a difficult time losing weight. They have tried different “diets” with no success at weight loss. Many of these individuals seek the care of a Naturopathic Doctor as they believe something is hindering their weight loss. As Naturopathic Doctors, we see so many patients who do all the right things but cannot lose weight. We understand their metabolism may be the culprit. With a sluggish metabolism, weight loss is difficult, even with a good diet and exercise. A properly functioning metabolism is the key to burning fat and losing weight.
Your metabolism is influenced by so many different systems in the body. Some of these include your hormones, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, food sensitivities and toxins.
The Naturopathic Doctors at Vitalia Healthcare have developed a 12 week program to increase your metabolism. Through individualized testing, we will determine how your metabolism is functioning and develop a program to optimize weight loss. To achieve the best results from eating healthy and exercising we will tune up your metabolism first.
Sign up for our 12 week program and receive 3 intravenous Vitamin treatments (click here to read more about our vitamin iv therapy), valued at $360.00
Click here to learn more about our 12 week jump start your metabolism program.
Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!
Yours in health,
Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, ND
Balancing Your Hormones for Weight Loss
As the New Year comes, many of us are looking to get back into shape, shed those holiday pounds and return to a more healthy lifestyle. Most of us know that eating less sugary treats and exercising regularly helps to improve metabolism, however there is more to it than that. Hormones influence the rate at which our metabolism works, energy levels, sleep, mood, weight changes, cravings and libido, to name a few.
Did you know…
…hormones cause sugar and salt cravings?
…melatonin, the sleep hormone, turns on appetite-suppressant hormones?
…over-exercising can lead to weight retention instead of weight loss due to the hormone cortisol?
…low libido can be due to low thyroid, stress and sex hormones?
…under-active thyroid can be present even with “normal” blood hormone levels?
… menstrual cycle imbalances such as PMS, cramping, heavy flow and short cycles are signs of hormone imbalances and can cause difficulties losing weight?
To improve and increase metabolism which leads to weight loss, improved energy and improved mood, it is important to look at the underlying causes. Hormone balancing gets to the root cause and will lead to permanent solutions and permanent weight loss.
Please contact Vitalia for more information on our customized metabolic program.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Jennifer Luis, BSc, ND
Energy Reviving Quinoa
Looking for a vegetarian dish that will keep you feeling full longer? Try this simple but delicious quinoa recipe!
Recipe source : Health
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/3 cup canned low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 1 scallion, sliced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, gently toss all ingredients to combine.
The Team at Vitalia Health Care