Are trying to lose weight, but not really succeeding?
Do you have cellulite?
Do you suffer with nausea – ever? For example, in the morning, when you eat fatty foods, in the car?
Are you fatigued, lacking vitality, and don’t know what to try next?
You could possibly have a toxic burden affecting all your cells, causing weight retention and more.
Read on to learn more…
There are many factors why someone gets issues with their health, whilst someone else doesn’t.
- The lifestyle choices you have made, including food and water quality
- Stress, length of time under stress, and amount of relaxation is taken to balance stress
- Tobacco and alcohol habits
- Alkalinity verses acidity of your body
- Genetic predisposition
- Excretion ability
If you do not excrete properly, then regardless of the other factors, you are more at risk of serious health concerns as you age. If you have a sluggish thyroid, then you will not have optimal excretion, which is why we want to treat as many people as possible in the early stages of thyroid function changes.
Do you experience any of these factors?
- do not perspire
- do not drink enough (good quality) water
- have liver congestion
If you said yes to any of these, then your excretion pathways are not working ideally, and this can lead to a toxic burden in the body.
Why are toxins BAD?
Toxins is a very broad term given to anything that can harm our body, either by direct insult (such as poison) or via interrupting the proper function of the body.
Many heavy metals are a problem due to the nature of competition they exhibit against nutrients we vitally need for health.
For example, mercury, which is released from silver filings, is highly toxic, and also competes with other nutrients, as well as blocking them from cell entry. Concurrent deficiencies in selenium, zinc, iodine and chromium creates a deleterious effect on the endocrine system, resulting in hypothyroid type symptoms and blood sugar irregulating.
Copper is another common toxin which blocks zinc from being used in the body.
The body will try to either excrete the toxin, or it will hold it. And if you are a poor excretor, I think you know which way it is going to go for you…
The body in it’s wisdom tries to ‘capture’ these toxins in a lipid (fat) molecule, because left alone, it causes serious oxidative damage to our cells and our DNA. Once that toxin is the prisoner in the fat cell, the body does not let go of it easily!
How do you know you have toxic fat? It usually presents as cellulite, especially if the area is not that large to begin with. Or it presents as fat that will not shift, even when other parts of your body do reduce in size with calorie restriction and exercise!
Detoxification to the rescue!
This is where specialised detoxification comes in, can reverse early stage disease, shift toxic fat accumulation, and get your health back on track.
This becomes a very specialised field, and each person will present with a range of varying issues that will require specific testing.
Once we understand the underlying function of your body, a treatment plan is started to work your body through varying degrees of detoxification, resulting in more energy and lost fat! Just like Tracey experienced!
I have been struggling with my weight for the last 5 years, and was frustrated as I eat fairly healthily, and now my weight is falling off slowly. Which is amazing! My energy levels are rising and I’m feeling pretty damn good!
- Dull and brittle hair
- Sallow skin tone
- Low energy levels
- Brain fog or mental decline
- Depression and mood changes
- Low thyroid function
- Extra sensitive to cold temperatures – you’re the one in the room with the jumper on
- Heart rate changes – weak, erratic or skipping
- Weight gain
- Digestive issues – constipation, belly pain, bloat, reflux.
- Arthritis – sore joints
- Skin issues
- Declining vision
- Low libido or impotence
First step – find a practitioner who will run thorough functional pathology.
From a functional medicine approach, we first need to understand the state of your hormones and glands, your nutritional status, and your thyroid function. Then we can build a personalised treatment to get you feeling great again!
Particular tests to help give a complete picture;
- Full thyroid function test – TSH, fT4, fT3, rT4 and thyroid antibodies.
- Urinary Iodine saturation load test.
- Methylation status – folate, 5MTHF, homocysteine, active B12.
- Cardiovascular risk factors – triglycerides, cholesterol studies, CRP.
- Glucose system markers – insulin, glucose, HbA1C, 1,5 Anhydroglucitol and Leptin.
- Sex hormones
- Adrenal hormones
- Food intolerances
Patient Testimonial time!!!
“The most helpful, evidence based assistance you will receive for your thyroid and general health. I have been to so many GPs, naturopaths, endocrinologist etc and none have assisted in the way this group has. Very professional and well organised.”
~ D.B. Sydney
Work with the Experts!
If your body refuses to lose weight, it is really hard to try and tackle it on your own. The best way to achieve success in any goal is to employ the services of someone who is experienced in fixing your problem.
If you are ready to set the goal, we are ready to help you achieve it!