Natalie Mitlyansky, DC, ND, MD | Article

Why Do We Have to Lose Weight


There is an epidemic of Obesity in the US, better put, a “Diabesity” epidemic, and we have to reverse it. Being overweight or obese is associated with increased risk of chronic degenerative diseases, such as cancer, hypertension, cardio-vascular disease, arthritis, diabetes. What do all these chronic diseases have in common? They are all caused not by high cholesterol, but by chronic inflammation and abnormal insulin metabolism.

Usually obese and overweight people have too much insulin in the blood produced by their pancreas, it happens because they love to eat carbs, sweets and they put high demand on the pancreas to produce insulin. But the problem is that insulin does not do its job properly because insulin receptors, located on the cells membrane do not react to insulin as they should. Under normal condition insulin can bring glucose into the cell by opening the door for glucose, insulin and insulin receptors work as key and lock. In obese and overweight people it does not happen, so blood sugar level can be elevated, but cells do not have glucose and starve. This condition called insulin resistance.
High level of insulin can be a result of being under the stress, especially for long periods of time. Emotional overeating is very common and will create the same situation.
The more stress, the more stress hormone cortisol is produced, the more insulin is produced, the more glucose will be present in the blood, converted to the fat and stored in the fat tissue.
Stress may be physical, emotional, physiological, environmental - toxins from bacteria, viruses, parasites, pesticides, herbicides, food coloring and food additives, allergens, car exhausts, chemicals for cleaning and many others.
The toxins will bombard cell membrane and produce a cascade of pro-inflammatory chemicals that will go to the blood and set up chronic inflammation in the different organs. Fat tissue has an ability to keep those toxins in.
That is why it is so important to get rid of those toxins. In order to help your body to be healthier, you will have to:
1. Eliminate toxins from your environment as much as you can by avoiding toxic chemicals in the food and water. You can do it by using water filters, looking on the food labels and buying organic produce which does not contain these chemicals.
2. Lose weight and eliminate those toxins from your body. By doing this you will not only feel better physically and emotionally, but you will PREVENTserious conditions such as cancer, cardio-vascular disease, diabetes.
3. Practice a stress reduction technique, it really does not matter which one, it is your personal choice. It may be yoga, tai-chi, meditation, prayer, or qi-gong.
In order to help you with your weight management, I would like to introduce you to the Transformations program. This program is using “Ultra-Lite” which is a Health and Weight Management system.
Ultra-Lite was developed by Dr. Tony LaVannais a naturopath in Australia 16 years ago and was successfully used on over 1 million people in New-Zealand and Australia. It became available in the USA 10 years ago.
Ultra-Lite is a balanced protein and carbohydrates plan, which teaches the patient how to convert body fat into the energy. Patients learn portion sizes, food combining, when to eat, what and how to eat with the Ultra-Lite program.
Patients will have to cook 3 meals per day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the list of foods available for this program, which are mostly low-glycemic index foods. They will have 4 snacks-packets made in New-Zealand. The packets contain an amino-acids, vitamins and minerals. These packets are not meal replacements; they just contain some nutrients and should be taken 4 times per day.
This program should be followed under the supervision of trained health care provider.

Your doctor will monitor your progress and make some corrections if necessary. Ultra-Lite is the first part of this program, it will help to get patients to their ideal weight while losing body fat and protecting the body muscle.
When the patients achieve their ideal weight, the doctor will introduce them to the maintenance program -Weight Loss for Life.
During the Weight loss for Life Maintenance program the doctor will help the patient to use their new life skills and integrate them into their life routines. Patients will be shown how to eat larger portion sizes and heavier meals, how to build healthy relationship with food without experiencing weight gain.

This program will help you to lose weight safely, quickly and effectively, to prevent many serious conditions, and make a HEALTHIER, SLIMMER YOU!

Natalie Mitlyansky DC. ND.