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Nutrition & Weight Loss

Nutrition & Weight Loss

Unfortunately, the demands of a fast-paced American lifestyle places priority on success and income rather than on nutrition and health. The art of savoring the food we put into our mouth is lost because Americans have lost the time and art of preparing, cooking and appreciating a family meal.  Staples of the westernized standard American diet – grains, dairy, refined sugars and vegetable oils – account for 70% of total daily energy intake and were never intended to be consumed in such large amounts. 

Functional Medicine is intrinsically linked to the recognition of the critical role of combining a healthy diet with essential targeted nutrition (whole foods and specific nutrients.)This is perhaps the most important factor in the maintenance of health and the prevention and reversal of disease. 

Research has predicted that by 2020, nearly 75% of all deaths worldwide and 60% of all disability-adjusted life years will be attributed to chronic diseases. Diseases caused, in large part, by the Standard American Diet.

Personalized Diet & Exercise Programs

No single way of eating works for everyone. Each person’s metabolism is as unique as their fingerprint with highly individualized nutritional requirements. Nutrition and exercise are foundational to health and the focus at The Metabolic Institute is to personalize lifestyle programs based on:

  • Personal differences in anatomy, metabolism, body composition and cell structure
  • Nutritional Genomics: The relationship between nutrition, our diet, and our gene expression.
  • Epigenetics: How our genetics shape the kinds of nutrients we need, but also how specific nutrients shape our genetic expression.
  • Lifestyle Guidance Portal for online support that communicates daily diet and exercise recommendations, recipes, shopping lists, and menus.

Weight Loss

Are you one of the millions of Americans that struggles with being able to lose weight? We know that food is medicine and one of the most powerful influences on our ability to lose and maintain weight and reverse chronic diseases. What you put on that fork does matter!

Yet, weight gain and stubborn weight loss are often symptoms of something deeper. Metabolism is affected by your age, gender, body composition, activity level, genetics, and associated health conditions. Our goal at The Metabolic Institute is to assess your metabolism, uncover any conditions that may impede it and design a nutrition and weight loss program that gives you back your birth right—to be optimally healthy!

In addition to developing a personalized, sound weight loss program, The Metabolic Institute also evaluates for influencing factors that can lead to weight loss resistance:

  • Hormonal deficiencies and imbalances
  • Thyroid, adrenal, cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA
  • Stress and its influence on weight loss resistance
  • Inflammation in the body
  • Food intolerances and allergies
  • Heavy metal and chemical toxicity
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Pathogenic overgrowth in the gastro-intestinal tract
  • Understanding the biology and behavior of food intake

Cleanse Programs

Over the past several decades our environment has become increasingly more toxic – our exposure is higher now than at any point in human history.  We are exposed to 10,000+ toxins from our air, water, cleaning, cosmetic and food supplies.  Furthermore, we consume an ever growing list of toxins every day including artificial sweeteners, genetically-modified foods, MSG, pesticides, preservatives, caffeine, over-the-counter medications, alcohol, nicotine and damaged fats.  The body also produces toxins as a by-product of every day essential cellular functions.

It is the accumulation of these toxins that create havoc and disease in the body.

You may be burdened by any of the common symptoms of toxicity:

  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Mood changes
  • Weakened immune system
  • Chronic gut issues 
  • Skin conditions: eczema, psoriasis, rashes

This total toxic overload has been implicated in these diseases and conditions: 

  • Cardiovascular disease: hypertension, high cholesterol, heart attacks and strokes
  • Cancers
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Kidney disease

Our medically supervised cleanse is just what the doctor ordered!

Our program offers a four-week program including products, access to the staff for questions, four consecutive weekly group meetings and subject materials.  Week one consists of a Pre-cleanse – the gradual elimination of unhealthy products in preparation of cleansing the body.  Week two and three is the Cleanse consisting of whole food meals and snacks, supplements and cleansing shakes.  Week four discusses ongoing cleansing, healthy eating and food challenging.

Cleanse Testimonials

"To my friends at the Metabolic Institute: Thank You!  Your cleanse program was an eye opener to a whole new world and lifestyle of eating.  Before I did the cleanse I was actually scared to try this.  All the rumors about getting ill, feeling nauseous, and having the mindset that this would be difficult or hard was some of the many reasons I was skeptical about doing a cleanse.  You have made a believer out of me through your program.  After doing the cleanse I feel lighter, more energetic, and never experienced any of the fears that kept me from doing a Cleanse in the first place.  I will recommend your program to all my friends and family members!  I have changed my eating habits and I'm aware of the foods that make me feel great, those that make me feel heavy and bloated and I now know the difference to healthy eating and a healthful lifestyle. Cleansed and Loving It!"

“The Metabolic Cleanse has been a life changing experience I highly recommend it for people who are slightly overweight or have health issues. What I’ve noticed is more energy, more alert during the day, improved restful sleep patterns and good digestion changes. I plan to continue the process and seek better choice for the future.  Thanks for all you advise and input.”

“This was a very well organized and informative program.  I feel so much better and am thankful for the information and support.  Thank you!”