No starving! To lose weight, we must get away from the concept of DIETING. Eating better with proper nutrition, under the direct supervision of a Board Certified Medical Doctor – will empower us to become healthier and lose weight.
Alternative Integrated Medical Services, also known as the AIMS Clinic, utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. Weight concerns are treated with the same respect as other medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease or fibromyalgia. This approach successfully allows our patients to reduce or eliminate many medications – blood pressure medicine, insulin, cholesterol medications, and manage or correct health conditions with weight management.
It is important to realize that there is no “one-size fits all” diet, although there are several guidelines that can be applied to most individuals. In keeping with this principle, our Healthcare Team looks at each patient to assess his or her nutritional status and dietary needs. At AIMS, we provide diagnostic evaluations to determine a patient’s most functional weight loss point, as well as an evaluation of hormone levels, fasting blood glucose, cortisol, food sensitivities and toxins, which can hinder weight lose.
When we improve our diet, we usually improve our health status. However, it is often necessary to supplement our diet with nutrients – such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids (building blocks of protein and hormones, and can help to support healthy human growth hormone levels). In therapeutic combinations, amino acids play a vital role in the regulation of blood pressure, energy output and memory. We want to keep these in the correct formulation to “make it work”.
Nutrients can be prescribed as oral preparations (capsules or tablets), intravenously or via intramuscular injections. Some patients require targeted supplemental therapy due to problems absorbing nutrients, lack of enzymes to digest and properly break down food, hereditary factors or due to illness.
According to research, nutrient content of crops has declined over the last 50 years. This may be due to choosing high yield crops rather than high quality crops, declining quality of soil and/or the increased use of pesticides and herbicides. Organically grown crops may have a higher nutrient content and animals that are fed organically grown feed show better growth and reproduction. Yes, you are what you eat…
At AIMS, our “No Starving” weight loss program offers:
Nutrition is the foundation of naturopathic healing. What we eat has a overwhelming effect on our physical and emotional health. Hippocrates said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” In addition to our Medical and Nutritional Teams, we integrate the expertise of a Naturopathic Doctor, who can address many physical and emotional complaints through dietary adjustments. Patients learn how and why diet influences disease.
There are not many weight loss Centers that have a Board Certified Medical Doctor, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Naturopathic Doctor. At AIMS, we use scientifically based and safe methods that result in quick, healthy and inexpensive weight loss. Whether you want to lose 20 pounds or 120 pounds, please call (732) 254-5553 and schedule a free initial consultation. What do you have to lose…