FoundationMED feels that weight loss, not a temporary change in weight but true weight loss, must be realized in the context of the functional medicine approach
. Understanding and correcting underlying core clinical imbalances such as Leptin Resistance
is the key to success - working closely with our patients to do so. This is not a templated "program" but a physician supervised journey to improve core clinical imbalances and thus lose weight and improve health.
In addition, we are eager to evaluate and include APPROPRIATE programs and methodologies to help our patient achieve their goals. For example, the ProLon program
is an exciting extension to our toolbox to help with scientifically sound methods to help with weight management. We do NOT ascribe to (nor need) HCG diets or other similar questionable diet reduction methods.
This is why most weight loss programs do not ultimately work - they are treating the "symptom" (obesity) with a symptom-oriented "drug" or poorly documented "program". The problem is that it does not hold up in the court of scientific evidence - and don't even get me started on the use of "diet pills" - remember Phen-Fen?
So what is the appropriate approach? - sticking to the principles of functional medicine. Focusing on the overall fundamental clinical imbalances, fundamental physiologic processes, and mind and spirit.
We work with our patients to actually create a momentum towards health
. This is quite different then counting calories, eating prepackaged or predesigned foods, taking mandatory supplements and choking down powders and exotic mixtures.