I’m not sure you’ll find too many people these days that would not like to, or would not need to, lose weight. These last several decades have not been good to America’s waist line. And most people are now aware that almost an astonishing 50% of Americans are not just overweight, but obese. Aside from those that are obviously overweight or obese, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that wouldn’t like to shed a few pounds.
One of the single most impactful things you can do to reduce your risk of chronic illness and boost your overall health is to lose weight. Carrying extra fat is a precursor to almost every known chronic illness, increasing your risk significantly. Of all the things you could do to lower your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, stroke, cancer, osteoarthritis, and immune system issues, losing weight will rank at, or near the top, every time.
What has me baffled is how negligent the mainstream medical establishment has been in regards to noting, discussing, and directing people in regards to their weight. I know it’s a delicate topic, and conversations can be awkward, but doctors are there to help you get well. They are not there to be your friend or to boost your self-esteem, and they definitely should not be misleading you. If you have diabetes, there is a very good chance it is because of your weight, your diet, and your lifestyle habits. If losing weight could cure your diabetes, don’t you think the doctor has an obligation to not push you, but lead you down the path of successful weight loss? Wouldn’t it be considered malpractice if your medical expert knows your health conditions are the result of being overweight or obese, and instead of giving you the tools, help, and encouragement to lose the weight, simply prescribes you dangerous medications to alter or mask the symptoms?
Here’s the thing… medical doctors have very limited, if any, training in nutrition, weight loss, or lifestyle management. It’s not their specialty. Ask any good doctor and they will tell you this. Ask four different medical doctors if losing weight will help with your current condition and all four will say yes. Then ask those doctors how to go about losing the weight and you’ll get four different answers. I can tell you this with certainty, because I did it with more than a half dozen medical doctors and got just as many different answers.
I’m not trying to beat on the medical doctors, but am trying to make the point that if you are struggling with chronic illness, or multiple chronic illnesses, you will feel better, function better, heal faster, and have a better chance of curing your condition if you lose weight. You’ll likely sleep better, have more energy, and have higher self-esteem. Your reliance on medication will likely lessen, and possibly go away. Your joints will feel better, you’ll have more flexibility, and living life will become easier. Oh… and don’t forget, the CDC still states that obesity may triple your risk of hospitalization. Why that isn’t frontpage news seems odd.
I noted that my own patients do much, much better when they lose weight. I also noted that people get conflicting, inaccurate, and misleading information when it comes to how to lose weight. There are so many gimmicks, trends, fads, and lies out there that people don’t know what to do or who to trust. Most people would like to lose weight, but just don’t know how.
Over two years ago, I decided to work with a few patients to help them lose weight. It went really well. After watching how much their health improved, how their need for medication lessened, how excited they got, and how happy they were, I committed to dedicating a portion of my practice to weight loss. I can tell you now, after a couple years, and having worked with over 300 people with weight loss, I can’t imagine you could find a better weight loss program. Most lose a minimum of 20 pounds in just six weeks. And as odd as it may seem, they do no strenuous exercise during that time.
If you’ve struggled with your weight, failed with other programs, or have lost weight, only to gain it right back, give us a call for details on how we can help. If you’re struggling with chronic health issues, or just need to get your body back on track, we can help. And if you start within the next couple weeks, you will finish our program BEFORE the holidays. You can also get more information on my Optimal Spine and Wellness website (click here).We limit the number of people we work with at any given time, so if you have any interest in losing at least 20 pounds in just six weeks, call us right away. And we discount couples when they do it together, so tell your spouse or friend. See details below. (Or just call 330-405-2751)
Weight Loss Informational Workshop… Wednesday, October 6th at 6:30p.m. Optimal Spine and Wellness, 9630 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, Ohio. Reserve your seat today, space is limited… 330.405.2751