Comprehensive Center for Women's Medicine
Integrative and Holistic Women's Health Practice located in Gold Coast, Chicago, IL
More than 70% of Americans are overweight or obese – it’s an epidemic. At the Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, the practitioners help you lose weight with a medically supported program. They also offer expertise in addressing obesity-associated conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, arthritis, and gallbladder disease. If you’re ready to lose weight today with lifestyle changes, detoxification, and science-based supplementation, call the office today or schedule your appointment online.
Medical Weight Loss Q&A
Why should I work toward a healthy weight?
Obesity is a national epidemic that has wide-reaching health implications. Rates have risen dramatically in adults and quadrupled in adolescents since 1980. Obesity correlates with:
- Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Some cancers
When you lose weight, your risk of these diseases significantly decreases. And, if you are already suffering from one of them, your symptoms will greatly improve.
Why is obesity such a problem?
Obesity is on the rise for several reasons. Our society has changed food growing practices with the introduction of GMOs and overprocessing. Combined with a huge increase in sugar-laden foods, artificial sweeteners, food additives, and trans fats, lack of exercise and hereditary factors, we have created a national health crisis.
Pollution and the overall toxic load of modern society may also play a role in incidences of overweight and obesity. More than 90,000 man-made chemicals have been introduced to our environment since WWII. Many of them are endocrine disruptors. Even if you try to eat well, buy organic foods, and exercise regularly, you may experience trouble losing weight due to toxins stored in fat cells, as described in the documentaries What the Health and Forks Over Knives. Toxins can cause hormone imbalances that make weight loss nearly impossible.
What is involved in medical weight loss?
While body mass index, a ratio of height to weight, is often used to evaluate the degree of obesity, the practitioners at the Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine use more customized body composition measurements. Body composition describes your fat to lean body mass ratio.
Once your lifestyle, body composition, and weight-loss goals are understood, the doctors provide individualized nutritional counseling and support. These recommendations are based on your own genetically determined nutrient deficiencies utilizing a brand new nutrigenomic test. Counseling helps you develop a new, healthy relationship with unprocessed, whole foods. The doctors at Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine also offer scientifically-based cellular detoxification protocols using the highest quality medical-grade nutritional supplements that are gluten, GMO, and glyphosate free. They also have a relationship with several of the city’s highly respected personal trainers who further help their patients with an individualized and safe exercise plan. The medical aestheticians at Cellular Intelligence Medspa can add to the aesthetic goals of weight loss by providing much sought after CoolSculpting and EMSculpting body shaping treatments.
If you’re ready to lose weight and achieve a healthier body in the process, call the Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.