Being overweight predisposes an individual to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, gallbladder disease, several cancers and musculoskeletal problems. There are many factors that should be taken into account when treating obesity apart from the well known ‘too many calories and not enough exercise’ perspective. With any health condition it is important to treat each person as unique, taking into account their genetic make-up, lifestyle, diet and emotional state. We work with you to test and discover exactly what it is that your body needs to reach its optimum health. Below are some of the things we take into consideration when dealing with weight problems.
Factors Affecting your Weight
Hypothyroidism can be mild and undetected by standard doctor’s test. The thyroid regulates the body’s metabolic rate. A method of temperature testing, which one of our therapists can explain to you, can highlight minor imbalances in thyroid function which can have a major effect on the body’s metabolism. Once identified, we can give specific bioresonance treatments for the thyroid, and dietary advice to help correct it.
Insulin sensitivity can alter the ways our body stores and burns fat. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, moves the glucose sugar out of your blood. The more frequently your blood sugar is raised, the more insulin you produce. The more insulin you produce, the more sugar you dump as fat. Therefore insulin is the fat-storing hormone. High insulin levels not only encourage the body to turn food into fat, it also inhibits the body’s breakdown of stored fat. There is a lot of attention in the media at the moment about glycaemic load diets. It is the insulin that these diets aim to balance. We can help you adjust your diet correctly to balance blood sugar levels and regulate the storage and burning of fat. Bioresonance treatments can also be given to help balance insulin production.
Yeast overgrowth, also known as candidiasis, disrupts the digestive system leading to a compromised digestive tract. This can cause symptoms ranging from bloating, wind and cystitis to weight gain, muscle aches and pains, poor concentration and skin conditions. Yeast overgrowth will contribute to food intolerances. The bioresonance machine can be used to test for a yeast imbalance in the digestive system and then appropriate treatment can be recommended. This often includes a change of diet and herbal supplements which we will guide you through.
Food intolerances vary from person to person, but a seemingly harmless food can disrupt digestion and lead to imbalances in the body. This can lead to bloating and water retention as tissues swell up and inflammation increases. Nutrient absorption will be compromised, causing lack of energy and vitality. This causes tiredness and lack of will to exercise thereby increasing the chances of weight gain. We can check for food intolerances with a quick and easy half hour test on the bioresonance machine. If a certain food is found to be a problem we can adjust the diet accordingly and then desensitise the offending food so it can be reintroduced without the effects.
Sleep debt. The average amount of sleep has steadily decreased among adults and children over the past several decades. Sleep deprivation increases hunger and appetite and may produce an endocrine (hormonal) imbalance that may stimulate weight gain. Natural solutions to aid sleep include things such as increasing the amount of tryptophan in the diet. This is a naturally occurring amino acid that helps promote relaxing and feel good chemicals in the brain. There is an insomnia programme on the bioresonance treatment which helps to stimulate the correct balance of the chemicals in the brain to promote sleep.
Environmental toxins. The presence of hormone-disrupting environmental chemicals in the food chain has increased. These chemicals, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), accumulate in human fat tissue and disrupt normal endocrine activity in the body. These hormone disruptors can fatten us in many ways, including interfering with the activity of estrogens, androgens, and other hormones that regulate fat metabolism in the body.
Also, fat stores can contain a lot of toxins as the body will package away toxins so they are not circulating in the body and causing damage. Therefore if weight is lost the toxins are released; this can cause the body to ‘hang on’ to fat stores. Eating a natural whole food diet helps to avoid exposure to some of these toxins and helps to deal with transporting them out of the body. At we we can advise you on a diet that suits you and your requirements and also treat you with bioresonance to help balance hormones and stimulate detoxification.
Temperature regulation. More and more urban dwellers spend time in temperature-regulated environments. Temperature regulation, such as air conditioning and heating, effectively decreases the amount of energy our bodies must use to cool or warm us. This means less burning of fat stores.
Pharmaceutical causes. Many prescription drugs induce weight gain. These include antipsychotics (olanzapine, clozapine), antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), antidiabetics (insulin, sulfonylureas, and thiazolidinediones), antihypertensives (beta-blockers), as well as antihistamines, anti-HIV drugs, protease inhibitors, mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants, steroid hormones, and contraceptives. At we we can advise you on the best way to minimize side effects.
Genetic causes. There is clear evidence that humans tend to mate with people of similar body type. Since obesity has a genetic component, this tendency contributes to an increased obesity rate over generations.