Weight Loss

The Metabolism Correction Program is designed to address the causes of excess weight resulting in being overweight and /or obesity. The metabolism itself is the sum of all chemical reactions occurring in the human body at any given time.

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss

2019-02-08T03:50:48+00:00

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss This symptom and topic of discussion here is excess weight and obesity.  When patients are attempting to lose weight; essentially what they are trying to do is suppress a symptom. What are some examples of symptoms that can be suppressed?  One symptom that can be suppressed is a cough.  If the cough [...]

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss2019-02-08T03:50:48+00:00

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About

2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

Hypoglycemia is when there is a dangerously low amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream. This occurs when the glucose levels dip below 70mg/dL. The more a physician attempts to keep the blood sugar “controlled” the more the risk of hypoglycemia occurring. The danger is so great that a six-fold increase in deaths has [...]

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

Stop Torturing Yourself: It was never supposed to be difficult

2017-12-20T20:00:12+00:00

You’re dreading it! You’re putting it off until next year. Why? Because your past experiences have been awful. This is a brief description of your past attempts to lose weight. The past is a predictor of the future. So why repeat it? Trying to lose weight by yourself while counting calories and working out in [...]

Stop Torturing Yourself: It was never supposed to be difficult2017-12-20T20:00:12+00:00

The Right Way to Approach Weight Loss

2017-12-20T20:04:46+00:00

Obesity is a dangerous medical condition. More than 70% of the American population is currently overweight or obese. Obesity is associated with metabolic diseases such as high blood pressure, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer, coronary artery disease, and even dementia. At any given time, around half of people suffering from obesity are trying [...]

The Right Way to Approach Weight Loss2017-12-20T20:04:46+00:00

The Effect of 44 lbs of Weight Gained during Adulthood

2017-12-20T20:02:43+00:00

Data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) that evaluated 92,837 women and 25,303 men revealed weight trends over the course of adulthood. Approximately 25% of the females in the study gained 44 lbs between the ages of 18 to 55 years of age. More importantly, a dose response relationship was observed between the amount of [...]

The Effect of 44 lbs of Weight Gained during Adulthood2017-12-20T20:02:43+00:00

The Price of Being Obese

2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

Obesity affects every aspect of patients’ lives. Every aspect. When patients are obese higher costs of care occur in both the inpatient setting (hospitals) and outpatient setting (clinics). The increased use of healthcare services translates to a difference of $4,343/year when compared to non-obese patients. Not only is the cost of care higher for obese [...]

The Price of Being Obese2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

How to Keep the Weight Off after Losing It

2018-01-02T11:22:03+00:00

Most of our patients are able to keep the weight off after completing the Metabolism Correction Program. They become resistant to weight gain. Weight maintenance is not an issue any more. That is the opposite result when compared to other weight loss programs where weight maintenance is the biggest concern as most of their patients [...]

How to Keep the Weight Off after Losing It2018-01-02T11:22:03+00:00

Excess Weight is a Symptom of an Abnormal Metabolism

2018-01-02T11:16:33+00:00

Excess weight in the form of fat is a symptom of an abnormal metabolism. It is the result of constant lipogenesis which is the metabolic pathway responsible for creating fat. When this metabolic pathway is perpetuated patients gain weight. The amount of weight gained is proportional to the amount of time a patient’s metabolism spends [...]

Excess Weight is a Symptom of an Abnormal Metabolism2018-01-02T11:16:33+00:00

Why the Term Morbid Obesity is Never Used Anymore

2018-01-02T11:13:06+00:00

The term Morbid Obesity was commonly used in the past as a description or classification of a type of obesity. In the past, a patient was considered Morbidly Obese if he or she was 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight, had a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as [...]

Why the Term Morbid Obesity is Never Used Anymore2018-01-02T11:13:06+00:00

The Biggest Weight Loss Mistake

2018-01-02T11:08:00+00:00

Weight loss is an almost universal desire amongst the vast majority of Americans. In fact, weight loss is not an American desire; it is a global desire. From shakes to surgeries; cleanses to CrossFit and everything in between the options appear plentiful when in reality they are anything but. It is not the fault of [...]

The Biggest Weight Loss Mistake2018-01-02T11:08:00+00:00

How to Find the Right Weight Loss Clinic for You

2018-01-02T02:43:55+00:00

More than 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight/obese. Many of them are trying to lose weight by following a certain diet or an exercise program but a significant number have come to realize that they need a professional help for weight loss. In this article, we will try to put together some criteria to [...]

How to Find the Right Weight Loss Clinic for You2018-01-02T02:43:55+00:00

Definitions of Obesity: How Many Ways is this Medical Condition Defined

2017-11-22T15:01:31+00:00

Most people are not aware of the criteria used to define obesity. People always know if they have a couple of pounds to lose; but often people are surprised to know that the couple of pounds is actually more than that and enough to classify them as being obese. Body mass index is used most [...]

Definitions of Obesity: How Many Ways is this Medical Condition Defined2017-11-22T15:01:31+00:00

How to End Obesity

2017-11-20T19:44:34+00:00

Obesity has become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in our generation and it has reached an epidemic level. It is associated with many serious metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Obesity is known to decrease productivity, increase sick days, and decrease the life span of patients. [...]

How to End Obesity2017-11-20T19:44:34+00:00

Why Weight Loss is Difficult to Achieve in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

2017-11-13T16:00:22+00:00

Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are mainly a disease of insulin resistance not insulin deficiency. This means that these patients actually have higher level of insulin than the average individual. In this disease, the cells become resistant to the effect of the insulin. One of the basic functions of insulin is to transport glucose into [...]

Why Weight Loss is Difficult to Achieve in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus2017-11-13T16:00:22+00:00

40% of all Cancers Diagnosed in the U.S. are associated with Overweight and Obesity

2017-11-07T13:35:00+00:00

Being overweight or obese is not about how you look. Being overweight and obese is about much more than vanity. Being overweight and obese is about your mortality. As physicians we often do not convey the incredible medical risks associated with carrying excess weight. The body was not designed to carry excess weight as a [...]

40% of all Cancers Diagnosed in the U.S. are associated with Overweight and Obesity2017-11-07T13:35:00+00:00

Weight Loss requires Medical Supervision to be Successful

2017-11-06T13:34:46+00:00

With over 80% of people attempting to lose weight on their own the failure rates could not be any higher for successful weight loss. This is like trying to fix a complex piece of machinery without the owner’s manual. Excess weight is the result of a medical condition whereby the body excessively secretes insulin. Insulin [...]

Weight Loss requires Medical Supervision to be Successful2017-11-06T13:34:46+00:00

The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss that Persists

2017-11-02T14:23:03+00:00

The biggest myth in weight loss continues to be the concept of calories. Calories are constantly referred to by people when they are trying to explain the approach to weight loss. Calories in versus calories out is the model that has been referenced over and over again. The only problem with this is that it [...]

The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss that Persists2017-11-02T14:23:03+00:00

Liposuction: A Forgotten Procedure because it has no Effect on the Metabolism

2018-01-02T02:44:02+00:00

The modern liposuction has been around since the last 1970s and it has become a common aesthetic procedure performed throughout the world. The surgical procedure is performed by making small incisions in the skin whereby a blunt cannula is inserted through the incisions to aspirate fat from the deep subcutaneous layer. To assist in this [...]

Liposuction: A Forgotten Procedure because it has no Effect on the Metabolism2018-01-02T02:44:02+00:00

What Patients Reveal About Their Weight: Why This is Important to Them

2017-10-30T14:13:45+00:00

Patients that come to The Metabolism Clinic have often attempted to lose weight countless times before. These attempts include the usual diets, weight loss clinics, and by the time some patients see us they have contemplated gastric bypass procedures. The question is if they have tried countless times in the past; why do they continue [...]

What Patients Reveal About Their Weight: Why This is Important to Them2017-10-30T14:13:45+00:00

A Stolen Medical Future: Founding The Metabolism Clinic to bring the Future Back

2017-10-28T13:54:47+00:00

One day you wake up and realize you’re taking a medication for every medical diagnosis you have; if not more. You feel awful. Every joint and muscle in your body throbs, you cannot focus despite three cups of coffee, and your outlook on the days ahead is depressing. What has happened? What will continue to [...]

A Stolen Medical Future: Founding The Metabolism Clinic to bring the Future Back2017-10-28T13:54:47+00:00

Patients Are Rejecting The “typical weight loss clinics”

2017-10-27T16:24:01+00:00

There is a paradigm shift occurring within medicine. The focus of treatment is now looking at correcting the cause instead of suppressing the symptoms or chronically managing the disease process. Medicine has always been driven by finding the cure for disease. Unfortunately, physicians have become sidetracked by managing chronic diseases. The problem with managing chronic [...]

Patients Are Rejecting The “typical weight loss clinics”2017-10-27T16:24:01+00:00

Is It an Issue of Will Power?

2017-10-26T22:00:28+00:00

Obesity is dangerous metabolic condition. More than 70% of Americans are struggling with their weight. So often we hear that weight loss is about will power and patients report that they do not have it. Patients think that the reason they cannot lose weight is that they do not have enough discipline. They keep trying [...]

Is It an Issue of Will Power?2017-10-26T22:00:28+00:00

Lost Weight and Got Sick: When Losing Weight Results in Sickness

2017-10-24T14:53:47+00:00

You may have heard this from people that have tried to lose weight or you may have experienced this. “I lost 40 pounds and then got sick. I felt awful. I had no energy.”  Why did that happen and can this be prevented? There are reasons why this occurs. The first reason is that the [...]

Lost Weight and Got Sick: When Losing Weight Results in Sickness2017-10-24T14:53:47+00:00

The Business of Weight Loss

2017-10-23T14:50:32+00:00

Americans spend billions of dollars every year trying to lose weight. Every minute a pharmaceutical company is trying to develop the next weight loss drug. Every day you are exposed to countless advertisements promoting another weight loss product. These companies are in the business of making money and not in the business of making you [...]

The Business of Weight Loss2017-10-23T14:50:32+00:00

Is Obesity an Energy Imbalance or a Metabolic Imbalance?

2017-10-20T14:44:59+00:00

Most people continue to think that obesity is due to an energy imbalance. Even the majority of physicians still believe in the outdated concept of “calorie in – calorie out”. This model simply implies: When we eat food, the body start to “burn” the food to generate energy which is measured by the counting calories. [...]

Is Obesity an Energy Imbalance or a Metabolic Imbalance?2017-10-20T14:44:59+00:00

Weight Loss Gone Wrong: The Reason Why Weight Loss Appears Unattainable

2017-09-27T22:00:28+00:00

Obesity has reached epidemic levels within society. It has devastating health and economical effects and despite billions of dollars spent on addressing it, the typical weight loss strategies continue to fail. In any major American city, you will find a list of weight loss clinics offering their services but if the worsening of the obesity [...]

Weight Loss Gone Wrong: The Reason Why Weight Loss Appears Unattainable2017-09-27T22:00:28+00:00

Gastric Bypass versus Gastric Banding: Results of head-to-head comparison of the 2 worst options for weight loss

2017-09-26T22:00:36+00:00

Surgeons have inserted themselves into the paradigm of obesity treatment by offering procedures that promote severe malabsorption and physical limitations when it comes to oral intake. A review of 12 different studies was written to address two surgical techniques used in an attempt to address obesity. These were selected because Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the [...]

Gastric Bypass versus Gastric Banding: Results of head-to-head comparison of the 2 worst options for weight loss2017-09-26T22:00:36+00:00

Liraglutide 3.0mg: How many injections does it take?

2017-09-26T22:00:11+00:00

The use of Liraglutide for the use of the treatment of obesity was first approved in December of 2014. It is administered as a subcutaneous injection just below the surface of the skin. The treatment dose of obesity is significantly higher than the dose used for the management of diabetes. When dosing this drug, it [...]

Liraglutide 3.0mg: How many injections does it take?2017-09-26T22:00:11+00:00

The Futility of Weight Loss Drugs

2017-09-20T22:00:01+00:00

Attention needs to be directed at the often-hidden disclaimer that comes with the use of any weight loss drug. Disclaimer: along with diet, exercise, and behavior modification; drug therapy may be a helpful component of treatment for patients that are overweight or obese. As you can see there are a lot of stipulations that occur [...]

The Futility of Weight Loss Drugs2017-09-20T22:00:01+00:00

Why the Weight Keeps Coming Back

2017-09-18T22:00:05+00:00

Patients who lose weight following a diet or using weight loss medications face the same problem and ask themselves the same question. Why does the weight keep coming back? The body has a unique ability to maintain physiological balance. It balances out the amount of heat we generate versus the amount lost. It maintains a [...]

Why the Weight Keeps Coming Back2017-09-18T22:00:05+00:00

Weight Loss Medications: Where it started and how it never improved

2017-09-13T22:00:25+00:00

The use of modern weight loss drugs for the treatment of obesity began in 1933 with the use of 2,4-dinitrophenol (2,4-DNP); 5 years later it was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 1 2 What has happened since that time?  How far have we come?  How many weight loss drugs are available now and [...]

Weight Loss Medications: Where it started and how it never improved2017-09-13T22:00:25+00:00