In case you haven’t noticed there is a war going on.

It’s not a war like we see on TV or read about in the newspaper. It’s a war to stay healthy in an extremely toxic world.

I am in the trenches with people everyday helping them win this war.

I have heard story after story of people who were healthy one day and in a matter of weeks their health slipped away.

Chronic fatigue, memory problems, sudden weight gain, chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, depression, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, thyroid conditions, autoimmune conditions, digestive problems…you name it, I’ve seen it.

And unfortunately medication is the only solution that most of you are given to win this battle.

I want to give you a different solution.

I want to show you all the pieces you need to look at when it comes to resetting your health in this new world filled with toxins.

Today, I want to tackle weight loss with you.

Why are do some people lose weight quickly and others work so hard at it and barely lose a pound?

When I coach someone who has weight loss as a primary health goal, there is a checklist that goes off in my head. A checklist of all the things that could be malfunctioning in the persons body to have caused them to gain weight.

If you are frustrated losing weight, I highly recommend that you go through this checklist with your health practitioner and make sure that you have checked all of the following:

1. Gut

-Do you have too much bad bacteria? Yeast?
-Do you have a leaky gut situation?
-Any food allergies?

2. Thyroid

-Has your thyroid been tested?
-Did the test include Reverse T3? Serum Selenium? Iodine? Thyroid Antibodies?

3. Adrenals

-Do you get dizzy when you go from sitting to standing?
-Do you crash at 3pm everyday?
-Do you wake up often at 2am?
-Has you doctor tested your adrenals?

4. Neurotoxins

-Have you had a meta-oxy test to determine cell inflammation due to toxic load?
-Have you done a visual contrast test to determine toxic load?
-What has your exposure to mercury, lead, and mold been like over the years?
-Have you had a provoked urine heavy metal test?

5. Hormones

-Have you been tested for hormonal imbalances?
-Has your doctor done a 24 hour hormone urine test to see if estrogen and progesterone are in balance?

6. Ketosis

-Have you been testing to see if your body is getting easily into a ketotic state?
-Are you counting your carbs per day?
-Are you intermittent fasting?
-Do you know how your body gets into ketosis best?

7. Nervous System

-Have you had a complete set of spinal X-rays?
-Do you know if changes in your spine are weakening nerves going to organs like the Thyroid that control metabolism?

This is just an initial checklist that I go through with every patient I coach who is looking to losing weight.

Sometimes all it takes is fixing one of the these pieces out of balance and a person will begin to lose weight again. Sometimes it takes fixing ALL the pieces and the body will drop weight.

Can you see why weight loss is so complicated? Can you see why so many people struggle with their weight?

It’s not as easy to lose weight as it was years ago. But with the right tests, the right plan for YOU, and a commitment to overcome all obstacles, you will lose weight. I see it happen everyday in my office.

If you want more information on weight loss. Come to our Thyroid Talk on Tuesday, August 16th. I will show exactly what you need to do to drop weight for good. Just RSVP to this email and we will put you on the list.

Go back and talk to your doctor about the above tests. If he or she is not willing do to these tests, reach out.  We are here to help.

Don’t ever lose hope! The body heals. You just need to find the right plan for YOU!

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