Weight Loss

Healthy weight loss for lasting results...

Anyone struggling to lose weight should complete a comprehensive elimination diet to remove all toxic and inflammatory foods, and identify any personal food sensitivities. If you’re eating a diet of processed junk food (yes even junk food labeled, “healthy’, “gluten-free’, “low-calorie”, or “low-fat”!), or foods you have a sensitivity to, you’re continuously damaging your gut, disrupting your hormones, and stressing your immune system, all of which can cause you to gain weight.

Your body was designed to eat and digest real food – meats, vegetables, and fruits – not packaged foods, even those labeled gluten-free. When you feed your body processed foods that are calorie dense, nutrient poor, and full of toxic chemicals, it doesn’t function properly. Your systems go haywire, the pounds start piling on, you tire easily, and it can become difficult to concentrate. Sound familiar?

The good news is, simply switching to a diet of whole, clean foods that your body can actually digest can reverse all of these symptoms and kickstart your weight loss. Cut out the junk and remove inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar.

Some will continue to have issues with weight loss despite dietary modification and increases in physical activity. Other causes can include untreated or sub-optimally treated hypothyroidism, chronic stress, hormonal imbalances, toxic overload, leptin or insulin resistance to name a few.

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Melissa Milicevic, MSN, APRN, ACNPC-AG, CFMP

Nurse Practitioner, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, & Shoemaker CIRS Proficiency Partner

Past experience including cardiac/ telemetry dealing with post cardiac catherization and post open heart surgery recovery, emergency, and float staff working in all areas of the hospital with staffing needs including ortho/neuro, general surgery/ urology, pediatrics, ICUs, women's health, and pre-op preparing patients for surgery. She is now in the outpatient setting offering functional medicine evaluations and treatments, bioidentical hormone replacement, work, school, and DOT physicals as well as aesthetics such as dermal fillers and Botox/Dysport, Melissa is also a Shoemaker Proficiency Partner educated in treating mold / biotoxin exposures as well as post-Lyme syndrome.

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