Reach your goal weight, and Restore health…..
Weight loss is not as easy as reducing calories and exercising more, Read below to understand the many reasons why you may be having difficulty losing weight:
HYPOTHYROID: the thyroid is the master gland that controls weight loss and gain. If you have an underactive thyroid, weight loss will be near to impossible. Other symptoms of hypothyroidism include: depression, dry skin, dry hair, cold sensitivity, forgetfulness and depression.
POOR DIGESTION: A decrease in enzymes, low stomach acid, and decreased bile which are needed for fat breakdown and metabolism. Other symptoms of poor digestion include: gas, bloating, and heartburn…. does this sound familiar?
RAISED CORTISOL & ADRENAL FATIGUE: this will lower your body’s ability to breakdown fat and instead increase fat storage. Signs that your adrenal glands (your main energy center) are stressed include trouble getting up in the morning, feeling run down, the need for coffee, pop, salty or sweet snacks to keep you going. Its never too late to reverse this downward cycle of adrenal exhaustion.
BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS: individuals with diabetes, including hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include feeling weak, dizzy, tired, drowsy, and confused. Both hypoglycemia and type 2 diabetes can be drastically improved through proper lifestyle and diet modifications.
LIVER TOXICITY: can impair fat burning and increase fat storage, and problems with glucose absorption. Symptoms such as abdominal pain, and swelling, chronic itchy skin, dark urine color, pale stool colour, joint pain, chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and bloody tar coloured stool all indicate your liver is full of toxins.
GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT: decreased and abnormal bowel flora, increased candida and bacteria, GI infections, leaky gut syndrome, and food allergy sensitivities can all cause a decrease in weight loss
Dr.Lori Dickson Naturopathic doctor