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Plymouth, MI 48170
Plymouth, MI 48170
Obesity has become one of the most serious healthcare threats facing our nation. As anyone struggling with this medical condition knows, obesity is highly resistant to conventional treatments such as dieting, appetite suppressants or the so-called “fat blocker” medications. The long-term consequences of obesity are catastrophic in terms of individual quality of life and national healthcare costs. With over 40 chronic illnesses directly linked to obesity, finding a solution to this problem is critical.
The holistic approach to obesity provided by functional medicine offers the most successful model for weight loss and long-term maintenance without resorting to invasive bariatric (weight loss) surgery.
Functional medicine does more than simply treat obesity. Using the analytical and diagnostic framework provided by a functional medicine approach, Mitali will identify the root cause of your weight problem and then create an integrated treatment plan using a variety of treatment strategies to help you lose weight and adopt the lifestyle changes needed to maintain your weight loss.
After a complete medical assessment including a thorough history, physical examination, and laboratory testing, Mitali will provide a treatment plan to correct any metabolic issues contributing to your weight gain.
Intermittent fasting: intermittent fasting is a diet plan where you fast for a set period of time during the day. This is usually between 16-20 consecutive hours. You eat during the other 4-8 hours of the day.
Ketogenic Diet program: A ketogenic diet is a very low-carbohydrate way of eating that delivers moderate amounts of high-quality dietary protein and high amounts of healthy dietary fat. This reduction in carbohydrate intake helps the body shift toward a state that promotes the breakdown of fats (from the diet and your body) to produce ketone bodies and enter a state known as “ketosis.”
When following a ketogenic diet, your brain, as well as other organs, depends on ketones as an energy source. Ketones are produced in the body once you have reached a state of ketosis and can be measured in the blood and urine to ensure that you stay in ketosis during the keto diet.
Professional guidance is important in deciding whether or not the ketogenic diet is the right path based on the individual’s health history and goals, and it’s also necessary to routinely monitor ketone levels in the body while on the diet. At Vitality Nutrition LLC, we offer a number of resources to help support the ketogenic journey along with several convenient ketogenic supplementation options to help bring convenience and variety to ketogenic living.
GxSlim program: GxSlim is a weight management program that takes your unique genetic makeup into account and provides you with diet and exercise strategies that are tailored to your genotype. This is not guesswork, one-size-fits-all or a fad diet of any kind – these are the only diet and exercise recommendations you will ever need again, because they are based on your DNA.
Hormone Balancing Program: Are you doing everything right, but still struggling to lose weight?
A lot of people seem to think weight loss is just a case of simple math. That all it takes is “eating less and exercising more.”
That the only reason someone is overweight is because of their self-control.
When it comes to burning more calories than you consume, this so-called weight loss equation only applies to perfect hormonal specimens; people who have their cortisol, thyroid, insulin, estrogen and testosterone in perfect balance. Ironically, these are rarely the people who need to drop a few pounds.
I’ve found, both in my personal experience and with the hundreds of women and men who come through my practice each year, that it’s nearly impossible to lose that spare tire, kimono arms, or bat wings when your cortisol is too high or your thyroid has ground to a halt.
Almost anyone who struggles with weight loss also battles a hormone imbalance. It never fails to amaze me how easy weight loss becomes once hormones are back in their sweet spot.
Mitali will do necessary tests to find out about your hormonal imbalances and use diet and supplements to balance your hormones naturally and reclaim your weight and metabolism
If you struggle with weight loss, have been unsuccessful in losing weight on your own or at other weight loss programs, or seek an alternative to weight loss surgery or desire to get to the root cause of your weight gain problems, our program will be of benefit to you.
Body Composition Analysis with the InBody: Your doctor uses BMI to estimate body composition based on your height and weight. This method has many inherent problems but the most significant one to me is that it is discouraging, just like your scale. If you have initially replaced 3 pounds of fat with 3 pounds of muscle, your BMI will be the same and the scale will be the same but you will have made significant improvements in your appearance, how your clothing fits and your biochemistry and metabolism through shifts in body composition. The InBody 570 is a highly accurate clinical measurement of your body composition, by body segment (arms, legs and trunk, muscle, fat and intracellular and extracellular water) comparable only to DEXA measurement or hydrostatic (full immersion) techniques at a fraction of the cost, time and more convenient.