Weight Loss, Metabolic Syndrome & Diabetes

 

 

There are many conditions that are related to carrying excess body weight including, but not limited to, the following:

 

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type II
  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart disease, stroke)
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma & sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Etc.

 

Many leading health organizations now recommend lifestyle modification as the "first-line of therapy" to help prevent these comorbid conditions and help to sustain weight loss.  Dr. Hitkari can help you find balance in your life, both nutritionally and through physical activity, to help you attain a healthy body composition. See the descriptions below of the two programs Dr. Hitkari utilizes in her clinic to get her patients on the right track towards a healthy lifestyle.

 

Weight Loss Programs:
 
Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program was designed to stimulate your metabolism to burn unhealthy fat while giving your body important nutrition for overall health—helping you to look and feel better.

 

This clinically designed program includes:

  • Targeted support for weight loss with high protein shakes and soup mixes
  • Advanced nutritional support for health with daily supplement packets, probiotic, fiber mix, and low glycemic protein bar
  • A program guide with clear instructions, menu plans, and recipes
  • High protein, phytonutrient-dense food plan with a wide range of choices
  • Exercise plan
  • Online support, including FAQs and helpful lifestyle tips
  • Practitioner support and counseling

 

The Healthy Transformation Program is a great starting place for patients needing to lose weight in order to prevent disease and illness.  This program was modeled after a 12-week study where the subjects consisted of both overweight men and women, who received the same nutritional guidance, basic exercise plan, individual counseling, meal replacements, and supplements.  At the end of the 12 weeks, subjects demonstrated significant improvements in weight loss with there being an average weight loss of 11.2%!

 

Patients also reported:

  • Improved body composition

  • Improved sleep

  • Decreased joint pain and headaches

  • Increased energy

  • Improved mood and mental clarity

 

First-Line Therapy:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The First Line Therapy Program (FLT) is a comprehensive program that is used to address unwanted weight gain and lifestyle-related health concerns such as those listed above. There have been many clinical studies conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of the FLT program, which have been published in numerous medical journals. 

 

This program is based on clinically effective means of promoting healthy body composition, meaning it helps to reduce unwanted excess body fat while maintaining muscle mass. All First Line Therapy plans include a support manual, clinical nutrition menu planning, exercise programs, stress counseling/treatment, and Bioelectric Impedance Analysis testing.  A Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) test provides information on your body composition, including fat mass and lean body mass.  It helps to assess your body's overall cellular hydration, the health of the cells and basal metabolic rate (BMR). After conducting a BIA test, Dr. Hitkari, Naturopathic Physician, provides you with an individualized program to address your body's particular needs. 

 

Lipo-MIC Injections
 

Lipo-MIC injections are weekly injections that contain a highly-absorbable blend of minerals, vitamins and amino acids that individually are believed to help to get rid of stubborn body fat and boost energy. The ingredients have a long track record of safety, which helps to make the decision as to whether or not they are a good choice for you, easier.

 

When it comes to weight loss, Dr. Hitkari, Naturopathic Physician, begins by screening for conditions that predispose you to the inability to lose weight.  Such conditions may include hormone imbalance, thyroid disease, adrenal fatigue and/or food allergies and sensitivities. Click on the following links to learn more.

 

Contact Dr. Hitkari:

 

Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic 
204-4480 West Saanich Road 
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 3E9 


250.881.1806

 

reception@islandnaturopathic.com 

Clinic Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12 pm - 8 pm 
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm 
Sunday: Closed

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