Weight Management

Welcome To Your Downers Grove Weight Management Remedy

Maintain a Healthy Weight and Feel Great!

Maintaining a healthy body weight can help protect you from a variety of illnesses and chronic diseases. Being overweight strains your heart and can lead to a host of health problems, but the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight go far beyond heart health. It often translates into more energy and increased physical activity, as well as an improved self-image and quality of life. Through customized nutrition plans we have helped many patients meet and maintain their personal weight goals. Let us be your weight management Remedy.

If you're struggling with your weight and tired of fad diets, CONTACT US TODAY!

Genetics

Genes influence every aspect of human development and physiology, and some individuals are genetically predisposed to gaining weight more easily than others.

You can’t pick your genes but you can control your diet, lifestyle, environment, which impacts our genetic predisposition for obesity and chronic disease.

Diet & Lifestyle

The food and lifestyle choices you make, as well as the quality and quantity of food you eat has a profound impact on your body composition.

Exercise

More than 80% of U.S. adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.

Regular exercise and physical activity has a multitude of health benefits and is a key element for preventing weight gain and chronic disease.

Sleep

Research suggests that there’s a link between how much people sleep and how much they weigh. In general, those who get too little sleep tend to weigh more than those who get enough sleep.

Stress

The stress hormone cortisol is secreted during times of stress which causes an increase in appetite.

Reaching for high-calorie comfort foods in times of stress is the perfect recipe for weight gain.

Aging

The bad news: aging slows your body’s metabolism, burning fewer calories.

The good news: a healthy diet and regular physical activity can boost your body’s metabolism as you age.

Prescription Medications

An unfortunate side effect of many prescription medications is weight gain. Common culprits include antidepressant medications, steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, antipsychotic medications, birth control medications, along with medications that treat migraines, seizures, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Never stop taking any prescribed medication without first consulting your prescribing physician.

Menopause

Most women gain weight around the time of menopause with fat accumulating around the waist more so than the hips and thighs.

Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and smart dietary modifications during this transitional period can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Hypothyroidism

Without enough thyroid hormone metabolism slows, making weight gain more likely. In addition, a thyroid functioning at the lower end of the normal range may cause weight gain.

Common hypothyroid symptoms include fatigue and sluggishness, weakness and malaise, hair loss, coarse hair texture, depression, constipation, intolerance to cold temperatures, and weight gain.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal problem in women of childbearing age resulting in the growth of small cysts on the ovaries. The condition leads to hormone imbalances that affect a woman’s menstrual cycle and can lead to extra body hair and acne.

Women with this condition are resistant to insulin (the hormone that controls blood sugar) and in a prediabetic state. The weight gained tends to collect around the belly, putting these women at greater risk for heart disease.

In addition, PCOS patients have a high prevalence of developing autoimmune thyroiditis and infertility.

Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome is a condition which occurs when the body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long period of time. The resulting weight gain is most prominent around the face, neck, upper back between the shoulders, or waist. The most common cause of Cushing’s syndrome is the use of oral corticosteroid medications.

Cushing’s disease refers to a pituitary-dependent cause of Cushing’s syndrome due to a pituitary tumor.

Depression

Depression is linked to overeating, specifically the overconsumption of high-calorie comfort foods, as well as physical inactivity.

 Did you know performing a quality detoxification program can help maintain a healthy body weight?

Why Detoxify?

Because we live in a toxic world and are exposed to environmental pollutants and harmful chemicals every single day.

Approximately 80,000 chemicals are registered for use in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our body’s. Even more disturbing, research has shown that many of these same chemicals can disrupt multiple organ systems.

We ingest chemicals from our air, water, and food every day. While the body is designed to eliminate toxins naturally, it can become overburdened and operate less efficiently when under a constant toxic attack.

 Consider detoxification as a way to decrease your toxic burden.

Detoxification at Remedy

At Remedy, our detoxification program is not a fad diet. It’s a structured plan that promotes a detoxification and cleansing of the body while supporting the body’s organs of detoxification (liver, kidneys, and intestines).

Our program eliminates common food allergens and those foods with poor nutrient content, while incorporating nutrient dense whole foods and specific nutrient  supplementation. These dietary modifications will provide the necessary combination of vitamins, minerals, and nutrient co-factors required to protect your body during the cleansing process.

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