The hidden reason why some people can’t lose weight = TOXINS
A detox diet is designed to support healthy weight loss by supporting the removal of toxins from the body. However, a detox diet is not a “one size fits all” diet. In fact, there are hundreds of detox diets available for someone to do and the key to successful weight loss is finding the detox diet plan that is right for you.
In order to determine which detox diet plan is right for you, there are a couple things you have to learn before deciding. One of the first things you need to understand is that when something is bad for the body the body tries to eliminate that thing. When it can’t eliminate it, the body will then try and contain it so it can’t spread or cause damage. An example of this would be the formation of a tumor. Essentially, a tumor is a protective coating over a bunch of cancer cells clumped together. A tumor is the body’s way of trying to help slow the spreading of the cancer to the rest of the body.
Toxic chemicals can damage the vital organs of the body. The body tries to eliminate these dangerous toxic chemicals. However, when there are too many toxins, or if the body’s detoxification system is damaged, the body can’t eliminate all the toxins. Now, the body doesn’t want poisonous toxins just floating around the blood stream where they can damage the brain and other vital organs. The solution the body employees? Store the toxins someplace safe. One of the easiest and safest places to store toxins is in your fat. If you haven’t noticed there is not a whole lot going on in your fat. It just kind of sits there keeping you company like an unwelcome house guest. (Insert mother-in-law jokes here)
Now, not everyone’s toxins are the same and not everyone’s detoxification system is the same. It’s like an exercise program, you have to find what works for you. I’m more of a test rather than guess, type of guy. So, at AlternaCare we have designed a very specialized Holistic Exam and Holistic Testing procedure that helps us determine the best detox diet for you. Should it be a Blended Green Drink detox diet? How about an herbal detox diet with combined with a cleanse? Maybe a whole food cleanse or a juice fast? Let’s take the guess work out of all this and find out what is right for you.
Normally the Holistic Consultation and Examination run between $125 and $175 but from now until September 30th they are only $29. The first step is to call the office at (770)304-1500 or fill out the Free Online Weight Loss and Health Evaluation and one of our awesome staff will contact you ASAP.
A word from Dr. Rob: Hey Guys! Thanks for visiting this page! I just wanted to say that if you have a health or weight concern, no matter what it is, please reach out to me. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and I have a true passion to help you. My clinic won best Holistic Medicine Clinic 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and we’ve worked with over 10,000 people and have an A+ Better Business Rating. One thing I have found is health and weight problems not fully addressed tend to worsen over time. So please either fill out the below contact form or call us at (770)304-1500 and one of my awesome staff will contact you ASAP! I look forward to meeting and helping you soon.
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Link Between Depression Anxiety and Intestinal Problems
Many people with anxiety and depression have tried everything from countless blood tests, visiting doctor after doctor, trying nutritional supplements and other remedies with usually no long lasting results. What’s worse, is many of the labs studies come back “normal” making the patient feel it is, “all in their head” and the only solution are powerful mind-altering medications. The truth is, there is absolutely a cause to the problems of anxiety and depression. In my experience I have found that over 70% of the time there is absolutely something wrong with the person’s body that causing these horrible symptoms. Feeling hopeless, depressed, not wanting to interact with others, panic attacks, feeling overly stressed, worried all the time or “just knowing something bad will happen” can have an actual physical cause to them.
For example, if the adrenal hormones become unbalanced you can get an overproduction of the hormone cortisol. When this hormone is in an unbalanced state with the other adrenal hormones in the body you can get problems with sleep, anxiety and depression. In addition to that you can develop aching in your muscles and joints and feel fatigued.
Another example would be a problem in the intestinal track. All the neurotransmitters in your brain are made from protein. Some type of intestinal problems stop a person from being able to break down protein sufficiently. If you can’t break down protein then you won’t be able to make certain neurotransmitters. This can cause a person to feel anxious, stressed, irritable, problems focusing, problems concentrating and sometimes even contribute to migraine headaches.
I could go on and on identifying all the things that could potentially contribute to anxiety, depression and other brain related issues but the list is so long that if you are reading this and didn’t suffer from depression you very well might develop it……LOL.
At AlternaCare we use a unique Holistic Health Examination combined with Holistic Lab Tests and sometimes a specialized type of Biofeedback Analysis that is not commonly done in traditional medical clinics or holistic clinics for that matter. These procedure are not diagnostic in nature but they help us identify the true underlying cause to a person anxiety or depression. Once found, we can get the patient on the exact eating and nutritional supplement program to support their body in healing itself. A healthy person doesn’t have anxiety or depression and that is what our goal is for you. To create a healthier you, which subsequently, would be free from these awful condition.
The interesting thing is, in the last 19 years we have never had two patients on the same exact holistic program because each patient is unique. Each patient’s anxiety/depression might have a different cause to it. The first step in uncovering the cause to your problem is either to fill out the contact form below or call the office at (770)304-1500 and schedule for your Holistic Examination. Normally the exam is between $125-$175 but until September 30th it is only $20. If neither of those sound right for you then please fill out the Free Online Health Evaluation – CLICK HERE and one of our amazing staff will call you for a free consultation to explain your survey results and review how we can help.
A word from *Dr. Rob: Hey Guys! Thanks for visiting this page! I just wanted to say that if you have a health or weight concern, no matter what it is, please reach out to me. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and I have a true passion to help you. My clinic won best Holistic Medicine Clinic 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and we’ve worked with over 10,000 people and have an A+ Better Business Rating. One thing i have found is health and weight problems not fully addressed tend to worsen over time. So please either fill out the below contact form or call us at (770)304-1500 and one of my awesome staff will contact you ASAP! I look forward to meeting and helping you soon.
“….. I had seen psychiatrists and tried anti-depressants, but all I would do was sleep all the time. I gave up many activities I enjoyed, one being exercise. I even had days that I would sneak away from work to take a nap. I had no energy to engage with my family. These problems became very depressing and debilitating!
“Now, after coming to Alternacare I am no longer struggling with weight, no longer depressed, sleeping better, and have more energy! I feel better than ever!”
— Anita W. (Individual results may vary)
“My depression is nonexistent. I feel great. Thank you Alternacare for giving me my life back.” — Cindy V. (Individual results may vary)
I decided to try Alternacare and since I began treatment I lost 20 pounds. I have gone from a size 14 to a size 10. I’m off all of my medications and my energy is in abundance. I now sleep like a log and my anxiety is gone. I have much more confidence in myself and love how I look and feel. Thanks so much Alternacare.” — Shirlene G. (Individual results may vary)
“Some of the symptoms that brought me to Alternacare were anxiety, cloudy thinking and sleep trouble. I tried changing my diet to cut out carbohydrates but that did not help so my doctor prescribed Xanax for the rough times. At my worst, I was hard pressed to leave my home for any length of time without being nervous. I always carried my Xanax just in case. I stopped going on overnight trips and going more that 10 minutes away from home. Twice I left overnight trips with my friends because I just felt too uneasy. It was sad and completely uncharacteristic for me. I have always been the social butterfly and the first one to charge out the door in search of fun however, we had a 5 day, all expense trip to Aruba given to us and I considered not going. It was the first time in years my husband and I would have a trip alone without the 4 kid, we needed it! I then had to use the Xanax everyday on the trip. Hard to believe that trying to relax can give you more stress. I stopped being me, I was irritable and the cloudy mind was driving me nuts. It made me truly think I was loosing my mind. I am surprised I did not end up clinically depressed. I did not do all the things I love to do.”
“After I received treatment at AlternaCare our family has planned a trip to Disney World which I never would have considered a few months ago! I can attend my book club again without fear of the restaurant location being more than 10 minutes away. I feel more at ease everyday and I’m sleeping through the night much more often. I still have a rough night from time to time but nothing like the lack of sleep I was experiencing. I have lost 30 pounds and I use the Xanax very infrequently now. I no longer have a racing heart and swollen ankles and feet. I feel more like myself which is a priceless gift. Thank you!”
— Susan Springfield (Individual results may vary)
Are you exhausted? Discouraged? Feel like you just can’t get your energy back no matter what you do? Many people with Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have tried everything from, visiting doctor after doctor, trying herbal remedies, vitamins, Lyme’s Disease treatments and so on, but don’t ever feel like themselves. I remember one of my patients explaining to me how they don’t have the energy some days to properly take care of their kids, their home or even themselves. It’s truly terrible for some. The first step in understanding how someone with Chronic Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue syndrome can be helped is to understand how the body makes energy and where their own personal energy production system is breaking down (more on that later).
For starters, your body generates energy by producing a chemical called ATP. ATP gives energy to your body and is produced by a part of your cell called the mitochondria. Every cell in your body has a mitochondria and the mitochondria make energy. However, in the Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Case, the mitochondria are either not working properly or there are not enough of the mitochondria present in the body. That’s right! You could actually have not enough mitochondria, which is like trying to drive a big 18-wheeler truck on a moped engine. It might move, but it will be slow and have all kinds of problems.
There are several things that can stop the body from making enough mitochondria or simply stop the mitochondria from working properly. Here’s a list of a few:
- Adrenal Fatigue-the adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and make hormones that help the mitochondria work properly.
- Thyroid dysfunction–certain thyroid hormone controls the size and number of mitochondria.
- Hormonal imbalances–there are many others hormones that can go out of balance or become deficient that can effect the mitochondria.
- Intestinal problems–can stop the absorption of key nutrients that the mitochondria need for proper function.
- Neurotransmitter deficiencies–certain neurotransmitters such as, the catecholamines stimulate the mitochondria into action.
- Liver dysfunction–can cause too many toxins to be present in the body that will interfere with mitochondrial production as function.
- Nutritional deficiencies–a diet void of proper nutrients could stop the body from making the correct number of mitochondria, as well as, could stop the ones that are being made from working properly.
- Host of other toxic compounds from mercury to bromide toxicity all of which have their own affect on the production of energy through the mitochondria.
- There are others which we’ll leave out for now.
Any of the above situations can shutdown your mitochondria and stop your ATP production. This robs your body of energy and leaves you feeling dead. Now Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has it’s own unique issues, as it has an autoimmune aspect to it that Chronic Fatigue doesn’t have. So in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you have to not only find what has gone wrong in the body that has stopped the mitochondria from working properly but you also need to discover why on earth the immune system has gone a bit bonkers.
At AlternaCare we have developed a unique holistic consultation and holistic exam procedure directed specifically towards the Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cases. This is in no way a medical or diagnostic procedure but rather helps us detect the potential underlying cause as to why the Chronically Fatigued patient’s body can’t heal itself and restore proper energy levels. Patients state it is truly an exam procedure that they have never experienced before. We often incorporate affordable, non-diagnostic Holistic Labs and a Holistic Biofeedback procedure that helps us uncover exactly what we need to do to help this person’s body.
This consultation, examination and report of findings is normally between $125-$175 depending on the complexity of the case. However, from now until the 30th of September it is only $29. The first step is to either call the office at (770)304-1500 and schedule your examination or fill out the below contact form and one of our amazing staff will call you ASAP to get you scheduled.
A word from Dr. Rob: Hey Guys! Thanks for visiting this page! I just wanted to say that if you have a health or weight concern no matter what it is please reach out to me. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and I have a true passion to help you. My clinic has won best Holistic Medicine Clinic 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, we’ve worked with over 10,000 people and have an A+ Better Business Rating. One thing I have found is health and weight problems not fully addressed tend to worsen over time. So please either fill out the below contact form or call my office at (770) 304-1500 and one of my awesome staff will contact you ASAP! I look forward to meeting and helping you soon.
Much Love, Dr. Rob
“Before I came in to Alternacare I had thyroid problems, cholesterol problems, and most importantly, suffered from chronic tiredness and just never felt well. I had tried Weight Watchers, was on thyroid medication. I would actually plan naps before getting out of bed in the morning. I had no energy and no desire to socialize or do anything “extra”. I didn’t even have energy to help kids with homework/projects, or keep my house clean. After coming to Alternacare, I lost 40 pounds, my sleep is greatly improved, I have energy in ample supply, no more naps, no more puffiness under the eyes, and no more meds!! Thanks so much Alternacare!”
— Monique H.
If there are too many stimulating neurotransmitters floating around, insomnia can occur and you will have a very difficult time falling asleep or you’ll wake up in the middle of the night (around 2am to 3am) and will have trouble falling back to sleep. If you don’t have enough of the relaxing neurotransmitters you can feel, “tired and wired.” You will feel like you are sooooooo tired and are just dying to sleep but can’t. You might fall asleep but you’ll be awake after only 1.5 to 3 hours of sleep. You’ll probably end up being in and out of sleep all night long.
Now there are many things that can cause or contribute to an imbalance or a deficiency in your neurotransmitters that would produce insomnia. And when I say many, I mean at least 20 different things that can go wrong in the body that can produce neurotransmitter inducing insomnia. Below is an example of a problem that can arise with protein that can produce insomnia.
Neurotransmitters are substances that are usually made from protein. Eggs, for example, are protein.
Protein is broken down in our digestive tract into tiny pieces called amino acids. These amino acids are then modified by your body and changed into neurotransmitters. For example, the neurotransmiter serotonin is made from the amino acid L-Tryptophan. L-Tryptophan comes from the protein in eggs and turkey and is one of the reasons why people can get so tired after a big turkey dinner at Thanksgiving.
After I came to Alternacare within 7 months I have lost 93 pounds and I am down almost 7 pant sizes! I am almost to my goal! My fatigue is gone during the days and I am sleeping all night! I have the energy to play with my kids and I have even started homeschooling my daughter! I’m so thankful for the doctors and staff at Alternacare. They have helped me get my life back! Amy N. (Individual Results May Vary)
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I came to AlternaCare because I didn’t feel good about myself. I had no energy and just wanted to sleep. I was disappointed that I had let my body get out of control, causing pain and being out of breath while walking, lack of energy and motivation to do anything about it and buying larger clothes sizes. I tried lots of different eating plans off and on since high school. Every “diet” I was on , I would lose some weight then gain it back plus additional pounds. Over the last year or two I was afraid to try anything because of gaining back more weight.
I had lost all hope of ever losing weight and keeping it off. I didn’t want to leave the house because of how I thought I looked and how I felt. Since coming to AlternaCare I have lost 63 pounds! My thyroid medication has been lowered and hopefully will be eliminating Synthroid all together. I have more energy. I enjoy walking and I take my dog on longer walks. My stamina has increased. I can cross my legs when I sit! I have a much brighter outlook on life. I’m not hesitant to go out and do things anymore.
Crockpot Banana Pepper Shredded Chicken
Turkey, Kale and Bean Soup