There are millions of people in the world that are overweight, and hundreds in Northfield. When someone asks me, “You are a chiropractor in Northfield, so tell me, how do I lose weight?” I tell them that I don’t care about losing weight. I tell them that I can give them a plan for a healthy lifestyle, and that healthy lifestyle can lead to weight loss as a side-effect. This is not the most effective marketing tool as most people just want to lose weight, and I am just conveying a philosophy. Perhaps I should just let them know how to lose weight.
I can help people lose weight. However, people don’t always gain weight for the same reasons, so knowing why the weight is being gained is very important. There are several reasons that people gain weight. Here are some reasons but not limited to; thyroid issues, adrenal issues, detoxification issues, hormonal issues, lack of exercise, lack of diet understanding, and several more. That is why I have my patients go through an exam, so we can help the best way that we can. Some of that exam is filling out these questionnaires, and analyzing them to help optimize their time.
One thing that always pops up is blood sugar dysregulation. I have a class that I give for free to any company that wants it to understand blood glucose regulation. If you have a company that is interested have them call 507-645-8000 or follow this link to contact us. I am very passionate about helping the Northfield community. Understanding this can help people off diabetes medication (supervised by their physician), keep them from taking this medication, or having them just lose weight. Here is a video that summarizes that talk, but it is not very detailed.
Another thing that people ask is if I have a supplements that can help them lose weight. YES! However, I only use them as a catalyst. They are only intended to speed up the process of healthy living. You cannot take anything that keeps you healthy if you have an unhealthy lifestyle. You can use them to assist in that healthy lifestyle to have the health effects come more quickly.
One of those supplements is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This is something that I carry that is very beneficial for people who want to lose weight a bit more quickly. It also helps with upping total lean body mass, so athletes can use it as a safe way to build body mass. Here are 3 research articles (of several) that prove this fact 1, 2, 3. There are also other supplements that can help, but they must be catered to how you gained weight, and why you are not losing weight.
Call to Action:
If you are looking to lose weight or have a healthy life style give us a call (507-645-8000). We can give you an assessment, and give you the best chance at making your healthy lifestyle change!