Obesity & Weight Loss
Obesity is a chronic disease marked by excessive storage of calories as body fat. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. One in every three Americans is obese. The medical costs for people who are obese are approximately $1,500 higher than those of normal weight. Obesity is a growing and serious health problem in the U.S. and other countries, leading to a multitude of other adverse conditions such as insulin resistance, hormone imbalances, and significant risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoarthritis.
Although obesity is commonly attributed to excessive calorie intake and a sedentary lifestyle, other factors are usually at play, including malnutrition, compromised metabolism, and hormonal irregularities. At the heart of treatment for obesity is proper nutrition. Sounds simple, but with all the diet trends and supplements out there, it’s actually quite confusing to people. At Oasis Healing Arts, we create a personalized dietary plan for you, incorporating the most nutrient-dense foods and medical-grade nutritional supplements to optimize your metabolism. We also utilize stress reduction techniques and auricular acupuncture to support your weight loss goals.