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Real Solutions For Women With Weight Loss Resistance

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Dr Heather Rooks

Dr. Heather Rooks, DC

Weight loss resistance can occur when you develop or already have a preexisting metabolic imbalance that makes losing excess weight and maintaining your results nearly impossible, even when you are trying hard to eat less and exercise more. You don’t feel good about your weight or appearance, and you don’t feel good about yourself.

How physiological imbalances can cause weight gain and interfere with weight loss

When we’re totally focused on trying to lose excess weight, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that every system in our bodies is connected. If something becomes imbalanced in one area, it can quickly affect other aspects of health, especially weight.

We’ve identified four physiological imbalances that are common obstacles to weight loss in women. To make matters worse, these imbalances are often accompanied by distressing symptoms.

path_as13_picWeight loss resistance with thyroid hormone imbalance

The thyroid hormones directly control metabolism. Metabolism is how your body uses and burns energy. ANY problem with this gland will certainly affect your bodies ability to lose weight.  Common symptoms include weight gain, dry hair and skin, fatigue, constipation or abnormal bowel habits, and edema.

Weight loss resistance with sex hormone imbalance

Your hormones and fat cells are key players in a whole-body network that controls your appetite, metabolism, heat regulation, digestion, and detoxification. Any chronic disturbance in the way your body’s systems communicate can cause weight gain and other symptoms, like hot flashes, irritability, vaginal dryness, and fuzzy thinking. Fat tissue also produces hormones (mostly estrogen), which raises levels of circulating sex hormones and often leads to imbalances – then you can gain even more weight while your weight loss resistance intensifies. Resolving hormonal imbalance can turn on your body’s weight loss mechanisms.

Weight loss resistance with adrenal imbalance

If you are under chronic stress – for whatever reason – your body and adrenal glands will work hard to produce enough cortisol to keep you on high alert. High cortisol levels are deeply linked to unwanted weight gain especially around the belly. You may also experience debilitating fatigue, low energy, anxiety, insomnia, and powerful cravings for sugar and caffeine. Providing the right support for the adrenal glands can calm your stress response which tells your body that it’s finally “okay” to let go of excess weight.

Weight loss resistance and neurotransmitter imbalance

Brain neurotransmitters help your nervous system talk to the rest of your body. The neurotransmitter serotonin strongly influences how you gain – and lose – weight. If you don’t have enough serotonin, you’ll crave carbohydrates and sweets which your body uses to make more serotonin. But this also triggers more insulin production and creates a vicious circle – the more sweets you eat, the more you WANT to eat. You may feel it’s your fault, but your body is actually telling you to eat more of the foods that will cause weight accumulation. You may also notice changes to your mood and sleeping patterns. Targeted support for key neurotransmitter production can resolve imbalances and weight loss resistance.

Restoring balance is the first step for women with weight loss resistance, along with healthy eating and a nutritional supplement and fitness plan you can live with – all elements of PATH Integrative Health Center’s Personalized Weight Loss & Health Restoration Program. Just imagine, you’ll finally be able to lose weight – and keep it off – and you’ll get your life back in the process. You will also be preventing many weight related health conditions!

A Personalized Program ~ naturally effective, simple and proven! Call NOW to schedule a consultation 484-775-0550

path_as13_pic2The Personalized Weight Loss and Health Restoration Program helps create the conditions for permanent weight loss. It includes:

1. Comprehensive Metabolic testing when necessary to assess YOUR Endocrine/hormone imbalances.

2. Targeted supplementation that supports healthy weight and metabolism, while supplying good quality protein easily and conveniently to assist in maintaining stable blood sugar. Medical-grade nutritional supplements to ensure a consistent supply of rich nutrients, especially when you are actively losing weight.

3. Diet adjustments, to satisfy your body’s real requirements and break patterns that interfere with your ability to lose weight.

4. Lifestyle changes to help reduce the demands on your body so you can achieve long-lasting weight loss and wellness.

5. Physical modalities like the Lipo Light to guarantee and expedite success!

See for yourself…Stop your weight struggle now, regain your life and health!

Dr. Rooks is skilled and experienced at finding and addressing the root physiological, biochemical, hormonal and neurological imbalances causing the poor health status of people today. In the current health tragedy most people find themselves in, she has found an emphasis in Metabolic disorders like weight gain, pre diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, digestive disorders and Hypothyroidism, but she works with all kinds of conditions.


Call today for a complimentary consultation with the doctor

Dr. Heather Rooks, DC  

PATH Integrative Health Center

Suite 3, 98 Wilmington-West Chester Pike (Rt. 202)

Chadds Ford, PA 19317         


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