Category: Weight Loss Program

“I had accepted the fact that I was fat and would remain fat for the rest of my life… until…”

 

My name is Sheila. Two years ago I started The Healthy For Life Program at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Many unsuccessful attempts at many, many weight loss programs had left me feeling like a failure. I had no self-esteem; I also had depression that led to more eating and more weight gain. I had accepted the fact that I was fat and would remain fat for the rest of my life….until……..my life changed.

 

In November 2004, I got very sick with pneumonia. Many rounds of antibiotics were given to me. Bed rest was recommended and it was the holidays. I of course ate my way through it all, as food always comforted me. I started the 2005 year bigger than I had ever been and quickly

Sheila has lost 118 lbs. and is 80 lbs. away from her goal

 

noticed that something wasn’t right. I began having panic attacks which made it difficult to even leave my house. The panic attacks were brought on due to the fact that after the pneumonia and more weight gain, I could not breathe. I noticed that I could not walk from my car in the parking lot of Wal-Mart into the store without struggling for breath. I knew I was in trouble.

I scheduled an appointment to see Dr. Lieberman at The Center. They reviewed my life history and determined what “passengers were on my body’s elevator.” I was told that the body can be compared to an elevator. It was explained to me that an elevator can hold a maximum capacity of 2000 pounds. It does not care what passengers get off, or what passengers get on. It only knows that once it’s reached its maximum capacity, it malfunctions. I understood this concept, and we quickly identified passengers on my elevator and decided which ones we would kick off first. The obesity was at the top of the list.

Dr. Lieberman placed me on what he called a Hyperinsulinemia diet. It contained three phases. He also explained to me that I would withdraw from foods that I had been eating that I could no longer have. I was asked to make a list of what foods I thought I would need help with. I did. It is my personal opinion that this is what makes this program so successful. The Center looked at those foods as allergens. Allergy was looked upon as addiction. Anyone who diets knows that the withdrawal brings on headaches, mood swings, and fatigue. What would you say if I told you that my cravings were shut off along with other withdrawal symptoms, simply by allergy testing me for the foods and giving me extracts that would turn them off? That is exactly what happened and it did just that! So I carried around a bottle of my extract with me for several months. When I had symptoms, I would place a drop under my tongue (sublingually).

I have never been so successful on ANY diet plan and let me tell you there have been too many to count in my life. I also learned certain foods triggered me in different ways–some would make my appetite increase, some would provoke pain. I suddenly realized that while I always thought that food comforted me, it did so much more than that! It was controlling me.

If you suffer from obesity, you owe it to yourself to check this out. I have lost a total of 118 pounds and I am still 80 pounds away from my goal. While the weight is coming off slower now, this is no longer a diet plan for me, it truly is my healthy for life plan. I believe I will reach my goal and I also believe that I will stay there. This plan has removed my ” I cannot do it” attitude and left me feeling so much better about myself. Please call the Center today for more information. What do you have to lose? (Except the weight?)

To read more in-depth testimonials from patients who have benefited from treatment at The Center, click here

 

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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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At the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, we are very pleased to offer a comprehensive Weight Loss Program that maximizes our patients’ success because it addresses all the major reasons for weight gain:

  1. Food allergy and food addiction
  2. Decreased carbohydrate tolerance and poor blood sugar control (acquired or genetic)
  3. Hormonal imbalance
  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:

  1. In-depth medical/laboratory assessment prior to entering the program
  2. Counseling on appropriate diet, exercise, allergy, and other individualized factors
  3. Lipotropic (fat-burning) nutrients that decrease hunger
  4. Specific nutritional supplements
  5. NO amphetamines, diet pills, herbal stimulants, or unhealthy gimmicks of any kind
  6. When needed, allergy desensitization to decrease food cravings

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 that 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.

For a testimonial from a participant in the Healthy for Life Program, see A Patient’s Story: I Had Accepted the Fact…

 

 

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