I would like to formally apologize to all the patients I used to look in the eye and say “Eat less and exercise more!”
Obesity is a symptom, not a disease. If you work with your body to remove inflammation, balance hormones, and optimize metabolism you will naturally be at your healthiest weight.
Causes of Weight Problems
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction—this is the big one, as mitochondria make energy, and weight problems are the result of inability to manage energy. Read more about Mitochondrial Dysfunction.
- Hormone Imbalance: this includes thyroid, adrenal and sex-steroids
- Intestinal Inflammation that impairs your ability to absorb nutrients and excrete toxins
- Depression and Anxiety that thwart the ability to make healthy choices
- Medications—given to you by well-meaning doctors to ease suffering, but with a side-effect of altered metabolism
- Toxin Accumulation—your body stores heavy metals and chemicals in your bones and fat, and doesn’t want to let go of the fat for fear of releasing toxins with the fat. Think of it this way—the solution to pollution (toxins) is dilution (more fat)
A Customized Plan
Dr. Karney will work with you to identify the cause of your weight struggles and develop a personalized plan to restore you to your healthy weight. She will use everything at her disposal to help you in this quest including:
- Nutritional plan using whole foods
- Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet: But don’t buy online—Dr. Karney will give you a discount on the program as a patient.
Read more about the Prolon Fasting Mimicking Diet
- Nutritional supplements
- Hormone balancing
- Exercise recommendations
- Appetite suppression if indicated