Medically Supervised Weight Loss and Body Sculpting
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To learn about weight loss – you first need to try and forget EVERYTHING you think you know about how to lose weight. Again, try really hard to set aside what the snake oil salesmen, your family, friends, magazine articles, Dr. Google, sales pitches and vitamin sellers have filled your heads with. Even your doctor really probably only took the same nutrition course in college I did almost 30 years ago.
The Medical weight loss industry is at a fantastic point in history. We are really experiencing a convergence in multiple industries all intersecting together and making huge advances in our understanding of how people gain and lose weight. And suffice to say its way more complicated than taking away some calories and adding a few more steps to our daily walks.
If you are reading this then it means you are curious, maybe even considering permanently losing weight as it pertains to medically directed weight loss, the latest equipment innovations, and even post weight loss body contouring. Because losing weight is amazing, but once you do, leftover loose skin needs to be addressed to, for both health and confidence reasons.
I am going to do my best to reeducate you, as a reader
in a simple easily understandable way that makes sense – and perhaps more importantly helps each you to move beyond your long held beliefs which are quite often also associated with failure, guilt, and other negative emotions.
So let’s begin with the medically supervised part. But first I do have to put forth a disclaimer. Everything I am talking about is for people who are moderately overweight, for those who know, a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or under. Beyond that we get into other complications, like diabetes that cannot be addressed at a clinic or medspa level.
So, basically anyone who’s moderately overweight. Someone trying to lose a beer gut, or a little off the thighs. Maybe some left over pregnancy weight gain. Essentially a woman no more then maybe 30-40lbs overweight or a man maybe 50lbs overweight or less and who do not have diabetes.
So basically your average American!
Obesity is a chronic disease and global public health challenge. Obesity can lead to insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, is associated with complications such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and fatty liver and reduces life expectancy. More recently, obesity has been studied and shown to increase risk of cancers and increase risk of severe infections just due to the adipose being on the body it causes immune system issues. In covid we learned very quickly the obese often died from covid and it was determined just being obese was an independent risk factor for death from covid. . We know that fat in the body puts out chemicals that create chaos with our immune system and inflammatory markers which cause pain and insulin resistance leading to diabetes. So this isn’t just about looking better and feeling better but living longer with a greater quality of life
The prevailing wisdom, that most of US have had pushed down our throats, along with failure to lose weight, rebound weight gain, guilt etc. is that lifestyle intervention (diet and exercise) is the holy grail; but in reality maintaining weight loss over the long term is challenging for many and seemingly impossible for others.
This is where a new class of drugs called glucagon-like peptides come into play. The rockstar in this category is Semaglutide, the first ever FDA Approved drug for long term weight maintenance! It’s been proven to be safe and very effective!
Administered once weekly subcutaneously, studies are consistently reporting weight loss of around 16-18% That’s 24-30lbs for a 150lb woman or 35lbs in one year for a 200lb man!! We are talking about permanent weight loss here too. As long as the person uses these changes to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
– just by taking this one new drug! And along with the weight loss we are seeing reduced obesity related risk factors across all weight related diseases; that’s right even reduced cardiovascular and diabetes risks!!
Again, Semaglutide is the first long-term weight loss drug ever approved by the FDA! It’s been around for a few years but only approved for people with diabetes. In June of 2021 the manufacturers applied and received the FDA approval for long term weight management. It works by mimicking our bodies natural ability to feel full after we’ve eaten.
It mimics hormones called Incretins that are released by our digestive tract after we’ve eaten a meal to lower our blood sugar levels through insulin release and thereby blocking sugar production. They also slow down how quickly food leaves our stomachs, making us feel full longer. I like to explain it to my patients it’s like a chemical lap band. Lap bands are the weight loss surgery you do to tighten up your stomach internally to lose weight so you feel full quickly and eat less. This drug does the same thing so you begin to feel full quickly and eat less. The result is we just feel full on less food for longer and therefore eat quite a bit less and don’t feel hungry!
So eating less is the first step?
Exactly, but as with anything there’s so much more than just eating less like we discussed before.
The next component to an effective weight loss plan is supplementation: Since Semaglutide causes you to eat less, there’s an increased deficit in the essential nutrients our bodies require to function optimally.
So lets talk about the most essential of these nutrients when on a weight loss program,
We need to begin with antioxidants – these are made naturally in the body and also found in foods. Our bodies use them to break down carbohydrates and to make energy, provide protection to the brain and are also helpful in certain liver diseases. We also use them for treating nerve pain in people with diabetes, for obesity, altitude sickness, aging skin, high levels of cholesterol or other fats in the blood, and many other purposes.
We believe and I think most experts agree that the average American diet is highly deficient of anti-oxidants which is a leading cause of many of these diseases I just mentioned.
The king among antioxidants is Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, a compound that helps generate energy in your cells.
Our bodies produce CoQ10 naturally, but the production decreases significantly with age.
Several conditions are associated with low levels of CoQ10, including cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders.
One of its primary functions however is to help generate energy in your cells. It makes adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is involved in cell energy transfer and the other crucial role of CoQ10 is to serve as an antioxidant and protect cells against oxidative damage - see there’s that word antioxidant again!
Getting back to weight loss, which is why we are here, I am hoping that your listeners are connecting the dots between increased cellular energy production and usage and the resulting increase in burning calories.
OK, but you said there were other factors that are involved in weight loss?
Correct, so next we have to talk about our B vitamins. B vitamins are a group of nutrients that play many important roles in your body. While we get them through our diet, certain factors may mean your body needs more B vitamins. These include age, pregnancy, dietary choices, medical conditions, genetics, medications, and drug and alcohol use.
B vitamins are water-soluble, which means your body does not store them. For this reason, your diet must supply them each day, yet they are absolutely essential for our bodies to function properly. Furthermore, as we start to look at the cumulative effects of poor diet and food quality, and something like semaglutide, which results in us eating less it becomes really clear really fast that if we are going to seriously talk about weight loss we must also talk about proper supplementation for health – but check this out – when we supplement with the B’s our bodies work more efficient and burn even more calories!!!
B1 - Thiamine plays an essential role in metabolism by helping convert nutrients into energy.
B2 Riboflavin helps convert food into energy and also acts as an antioxidant.
B3 Niacin plays a role in cellular signaling, metabolism, and DNA production and repair.
B5 (pantothenic acid). Like other B vitamins, pantothenic acid helps your body obtain energy from food and is also involved in hormone and cholesterol production.
B6 Pyridoxine is involved in amino acid metabolism, red blood cell production, and the creation of neurotransmitters.
B7 Biotin is essential for carbohydrate and fat metabolism and regulates gene expression.
B9 Folate is needed for cell growth, amino acid metabolism, the formation of red and white blood cells, and proper cell division.
B12 (cobalamin). Perhaps the most well-known of all the B vitamins, B12 is vital for neurological function, DNA production, and red blood cell development.
Did you all hear the words increased energy or increased metabolism in every B vitamin?
While oral supplements do help – there are always gut health, potency and quality issues – are CVS generic better then the hottest Instragram ones? Who knows???
What we do know is that studies show often (20-40%) of the time the products bought online and through mail have contaminants, unapproved drugs and some do not have ANY of the ingredients they claim (recent study of a memory supplement showed 2 of the 3 they chose had zero of the ingredients) and another study by the FDA showed 20% had unapproved medical drugs that were discontinued in the US but ok in other countries.
What we do know is that when administered as an injection, formulated by a LOCAL Compounding center we can precisely compound the vitamins and our weight loss medication to ensure that you are getting the quantity, quality and potency that we need for optimal health, performance and of course weight loss!
Any reputable weight loss doctor is going to be relying on these essential nutrients and enhancers like semaglutide as an essential part of your weight loss plan.
The next component is where the convergence of technologies we discussed really has changed the way we treat weight loss. New emerging technologies like weight loss lasers are drastically changing the effectiveness of our weight loss plans.
The only other alternative to this is going under the knife! Surgery, plus its downtime, loss of work, risk of infections or complications - is really no longer necessary.
Many of you may be familiar with coolscupting – many may have even tried it or something similar. This was a great early stage technology! However, it doesn’t always kill the fat cells but rather atrophies them – like turning grapes into raisins – which means in some cases they can regenerate.
And of course don’t forget about the risk of Paradoxyl adipose hyperplasia which is what happened to the famous supermodel Linda Evangelista. Evangelista has spoken out about how she has been permanently disfigured after CoolSculpting treatments.
What we have now is a new generation of medical devices for actually killing fat cells. They are non-invasive and designed to permanently eliminate fat cells through lipolysis of the abdomen, love handles (flanks), back, inner and outer thighs, and under the chin (submental) – which is where Ms. Evangelista was permanently disfigured.
Using lasers, rather then freezing, we can directly target fat cells under the skin without affecting the skins surface. They raise the cells temperature to the point of cellular death. Once they are dead they can no longer store energy or toxins and then shrink immensely in size. Left alone, they will eventually be removed by the body through our lymphatic system.
But rather than wait, a comprehensive plan will also include total body vibration – put simply it’s a large plate that you stand on that vibrates at a very high frequency. While I agree they kinda sound hokey – When I first heard about them I immediately thought of Richard Simmons sweating to the oldies!
But as with everything we are talking about today – they did actually work to some degree and have come quite far. So as we talk about literally killing – that is reducing the total number of fat cells in our bodies these vibration plates become essential in helping to eliminate the dead fat cells through our lymphatic system.
Again, unlike the earlier generation technology that atrophies our fat cells or surgery; both of which pose some very significant risks, – now we can target them, kill them and remove them from our bodies. SAFELY, PERMANTLY, EFFECTIVELY!
Btw, interesting fact in case you don’t know. We are born with all of our fat cells. We do not grow more as we age, mature – or gain weight. They just get enlarged!
Add in some lifestyle changes – yes diet and exercise and there we have it. A total, comprehensive weight loss plan that combines the first ever FDA approved drug for long term weight loss, a comprehensive nutrient supplementation regime to kick start our bodies natural ability to burn fat - and - technological advancements in equipment that kills and eliminates fat cells from our bodies…
And the results are simply WOW!!! NO health risks, no risk of surgical complications. No down time. No lost work time – which is an often overlooked cost of weight loss procedures…
At BestLife we’ve created a comprehensive rotating regime that combines everything we just discussed; and believe me what we just talked about are the predominant accepted best practices in medicine as of today. By combining the latest Body Sculpting laser technology – in fact our laser is less than a week old and to my knowledge the first of its kind in Arizona, which is why we are here today promoting it – along with the cavitation, the Radio Frequency, and the RF vacuum therapy, and vibration technology.
Did you know that gastric bypass surgery can cost $40,000 or more and your insurance will require you to do 6 months of supervised weight loss and successfully lose 10% of your body weight to be approved, if you are approved.
Liposuction, tummy tucks, hip/thigh surgeries all cost $15,000 plus!!
And they each come with significant health risks in addition to scars, lost work time (like we discussed is a hidden cost of surgery) plus down time (which we define as bed time, recovery time, lost time with family, etc)…We see these people come from Mexico after surgery with infections and they aren’t healing not because the surgery was bad, but because they don’t receive the follow up care – and they are still spending upwards of $20,000 or more!! We regularly see these desperate patients and immediately get them into our hyperbaric oxygen Chamber to heal them - - - but we want to prevent that in the first place because it is ABSOUTELY UNNECCESARY!
Yes we even have our very own Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber
Because we only provide the absolute, best, most comprehensive treatment options available anywhere!
There are numerous weight loss clinics that only specialize in the medical weight loss part of the weight loss solution.
And there are countless MedSpas, typically run by nurses and that only offer the equipment side of the weight loss solution because they are not doctors and cannot prescribe.
The remaining spas or private providers are often laser school techs who just offer one or a couple components of the equipment side because these machines are inexorably expensive.
To my knowledge there exists nowhere else in Arizona a practice capable of putting all this together – and for literally only HALF or maybe even less than a surgical option!!
Another thing, I was in a conference a few months ago and the presenter, a very noted plastic surgeon from Montreal said in his opinion that cosmetic surgery – maybe even almost all surgery will be illegal within a decade because we can achieve better, safer results without cutting, without the downtime and again for about 1/2 the cost!
What we do at BestLife Clinics and MedSpas is invite you in for an initial consultation where we can meet you and discuss your short and long term goals as well as set realistic expectations. We absolutely need every one of our clients to feel amazing and we are sooooooo proud of the results we can achieve for them but we do have to ensure we are setting realistic expectations – that of course is of paramount importance.
And, because as we have said weight loss isn’t about vanity – its about our overall health, reducing terminal health risks, about gaining more confidence, energy and pride! Weight loss underscores every component of living our Best Lives -so to help out your listeners and our new clients we also provide interest free financing for 12 months because money should never limit a person from being the best version of themselves, or the best partner, spouse or parent to our loved ones.
So again call us at 602-892-4748 OR TEXT US the word WEIGHTLOSS to the same number 602-892-4748 and one of our amazing staff members will work with you to achieve your weight loss goals…or click the link above to schedule your consult and take advantage of 12 months of interest free financing to help you get started on living your BESTLIFE!! (Apply at the link below)
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