To the team at the New York Center for Integrative Health in Manhattan, the number on the scale should reflect many favorable factors and be a byproduct of achieving a state of health and well-being. Led by a naturopathic physician, Dr. Robert Kachko, the New York Center for Integrative Health is true to its name when partnering with all patients to address all needs, conditions, and concerns, including weight management. We are truly integrative, and our practice integrates the best of traditional and modern medicine and functional, naturopathic, and mind-body approaches. We consider these multi-faceted, integrated principles when diagnosing the causes and triggers responsible for distressing symptoms, illnesses, and diseases and crafting a combination of personalized therapies.
The very term “weight management” reinforces our broad and varied approach to diagnostics and treatments. Notice how we did not say “weight loss.” Too often, our society and ubiquitous marketing focus on the “fast fix,” all sorts of fad diets and gimmicks designed to lose many pounds quickly. We do not consider the myriad adverse effects and scary complications of methods focused on simply losing weight fast. These complications include:
To that last point, extreme or fad dieters’ bodies may go into starvation mode. As an act of self-preservation, the body conserves energy by storing or holding on to more fat. This potential complication leads to so many individuals not only gaining back the weight they lost but gaining back even more weight than before they started dieting!
We at the New York Center for Integrative Health believe that sustaining a healthy weight requires real, positive, beneficial lifestyle changes. These recommendations are targeted to your unique needs. This is not a fast “solution” that ends in the sense of failure and becoming unhealthier than you were before the “weight loss program” or “diet.”
As with our services, we start this process by conducting a thorough consultation and evaluation. We want to get to the bottom of the many potential factors that may have contributed to you gaining weight. There can certainly be more at play than merely overeating, consuming the “wrong” foods, or not exercising enough. Everything from the mental or physical illnesses you suffer from to the medications taken to manage those conditions can have an adverse effect. Our steady, thoughtful approach to addressing nutritional, lifestyle, hormonal, and other challenges to a healthy weight can win the “race” toward long-term well-being and a transformed quality of life.
If you are interested in more information about weight loss management that supports real transformations (not fast fixes!), request an appointment at the New York Center for Integrative Health. Our Manhattan, New York office can be reached at (917) 477-3538 or contact us via this website.
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