July 17, 2018

Almost as soon as the ball drops at Times Square many people start making resolutions to improve their health.

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, you aren’t alone.

According to ABC News, 45 percent of Americans vow to lose weight as the New Year approaches. However, each year, many people try to go it alone without any support. This is the # 1 way that we set ourselves up for failure. We all need support. Not just from our family and friends, but from people going through the same journey, dealing with the same addictions and bad eating habits.

Let’s break this cycle in 2009! The Healthy for Life Weight Loss Program at COEM can help!

We are very pleased to offer a system that maximizes your success because it addresses all the major reasons for obesity:

  1. Decreased carbohydrate tolerance and poor blood sugar control (acquired or genetic)
  2. Hormonal imbalance
  3. Food allergy and food addiction, which are controlled by individualized food allergy drops.
  4. Nutrient deficiencies that decrease metabolism and increase cravings
  5. Lack of medical and professional support for adequate length of time
  6. Lack of knowledge about food choices (starving is NOT a desirable option)
  7. Lack of knowledge about safe exercise for overweight individuals
  8. Inability to maintain desired level of functioning when dieting

Our program is designed to not only successfully produce weight loss in our patients but to improve their health, energy, and fitness levels. This is accomplished by means of:

  • In-depth medical/laboratory assessment prior to entering the program
  • Counseling on appropriate diet, exercise, allergy, and other individualized factors
  • Weekly injections of lipotropic (fat-burning) nutrients that decrease hunger
  • (yes-these really work!)
  • Specific nutritional supplements, including licorice oil that reduces abdominal fat.
  • NO amphetamines, diet pills, herbal stimulants, or unhealthy gimmicks of any kind

As a medical practice, it is in our best interest, too, if you succeed. As your weight normalizes and the very real and severe medical risks caused by obesity are diminished, our ability to help you in other ways with your health is facilitated. Your success in this program makes our overall job as your chosen health care provider much easier. We consider ourselves partners with our patients in this program, and that is why we wish to give you the best tools and knowledge we have to make this program work for you.

You know the reasons why you, yourself, wish to lose weight and look and feel better. But did you know that the US government, medical and even insurance industries recognize the enormous risks and costs of obesity and are willing to do something about it? In April 2002, the Internal Revenue Service recognized obesity as a disease, instead of a precursor to other diseases. You may now claim weight loss programs which are under a physician’s guidance (such as this one) as a medical expense when you file your taxes. The cost of diet foods is not included, but if your insurance company does not yet provide reimbursement for a weight loss program (many do now), then the cost can be itemized as a tax-deductible medical expense.

We look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss and health goals.

Call and schedule your consultation today, 843-572-1600! What do you have to loose, except the weight?


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July 17, 2018


By Allan D. Lieberman, M.D.

From 1980 to 2002 adult obesity in the U.S. doubled, and childhood obesity tripled. Yet, the standard view of poor diet and sedentary lifestyle cannot explain this epidemic rise.

We would like to offer readers an alternative view as to what may be the real cause.

In 2002, Baillie-Hamilton authored a paper titled “Chemical Toxins: A Hypothesis to Explain the Global Obesity Epidemic.” The earth’s environment has changed markedly over the last few decades, with increasing use of synthetic toxic chemicals, many of which have powerful weight- promoting actions at low concentrations. For example, Dursban, the most popular pesticide used in the U.S. for many years, when fed to animals resulted in significant weight gain in contrast to controls in as short a time period as two months.

As shocking as it seems, Americans get 25 percent of their caloric intake from sodas, with each soda providing the maximal accepted 10 teaspoonfuls of sugar per day. Yet it may be the plasticizers and Bisphenol A used in the polycarbonate bottle and the cans that are major culprits in promoting weight gain. The Center for Disease Control reports the presence of these plasticizers universally in our bodies.

Bisphenol A has the same estrogenic properties as Estradiol and the physiological status of most Americans is that we are estrogen dominant. (And yes, even post-menopausal women can have relatively too much estrogen compared to other equally important female hormones.) Estrogen dominance causes fat to accumulate around the hips, thighs and abdomen. The estrogenic effect of Bisphenol A leached from soft plastics disrupts pancreatic function and induces insulin resistance, the other pathologic disease process that is now at epidemic proportion and the precursor of adult onset diabetes.

Initially offered as a hypothesis five years ago, evidence of these synthetic toxic chemicals promoting obesity is no longer theory but fact. Sadly, if you look around you, you will see plastic water bottles everywhere as people substitute water for soft drinks, thinking they are making a positive change in their diets. Parents and children must be aware of the relationship between their obesity and increasing risk of diabetes from not only sodas but also toxic chemicals in most drink containers.

Obesity is thus a consequence of not only what we are eating but also what we are eating out of.

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Center for Women’s Health at COEM offer a comprehensive program to help people control obesity safely and effectively. Call the Center at (843) 572-1600 for more information.

Alonso-Magdelena P, et al. The estrogenic effect of bisphenol A disrupts pancreatic beta-cell function in vivo and induces insulin resistance. Environ Health Perspect. Jan;114(1):106-12.

Baillie-Hamilton PF. Chemical toxins: a hypothesis to explain the global obesity epidemic. J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Apr;8(2):185-192.

Centers for Disease Control. Third national report on human exposure to environmental chemicals. National Center for Environmental Health report NCEH No. 050570, Atlanta, July 2005.



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