Wow! How impactful to see this article, Lose Weight the Functional Medicine Way, published this month.
"We eat fewer whole foods, more processed and inflammatory foods, and we're taking in more environmental toxins. Many of us work sedentary jobs and don't get enough exercise. We're not eating enough foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics that support gut health."
~ Integrative Health Matters, Tyler, TX
They elaborate further with 7 key focus areas to incorporate into a weight loss plan;
When I designed my coaching packages, I looked at ways to leverage evidence-based approaches to behavior change with what we know from functional medicine. In many circumstances, factors such as those listed above receive little to no emphasis and, therefore, patients do not observe favorable, lasting results. Taking the functional approach to weight loss is supportive of whole health and sustainable wellness. I believe, moving forward, it is of utmost service to incorporate these areas into any health program, but especially ones that center on losing weight!
Ask me how my Kick Start and Intensive programs incorporate these approaches.
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Ashley L Arnold, MBA, MPH