Many clients come in to see us with the goal of losing weight. At Healing Alternatives, we understand how important it is for your body to be a comfortable and healthy weight. But, we also know this can be a difficult process, emotionally and physically. For this reason, we have a number of ways that we can help with your weight loss goals. Our mission is to create an individualized process for each client, helping to make sure they reach goals in a safe manner.
Below are the programs we’ve had success with at the clinic. The descriptions are overviews of broad based programs, but depending on your goal and needs we can tailor each program for you individually.
Living at a Healthy Weight Can Reduce Your Chances of Suffering from Long Term Debilitating Disease
Ideal Protein is Your Personalized Weight Loss Program
Studies show obesity is a causal factor in some of the worst preventable diseases; type 2 diabetes, asthma, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, several types of cancers (colorectal, kidney, breast, endometrial, ovarian and pancreatic cancers) and major types of cardiovascular disease (hypertension, stroke, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease).
If your weight is affecting your health, or you fear it might eventually lead to that, Ideal Protein may have your solution. The fundamental philosophy of Ideal Protein is to increase your overall well being by coaching dieters through gimmick free, sensible weight loss and empowering you with the knowledge to make sustainable, smarter eating choices after dieting. When you follow the Ideal Protein weight-loss method, you will learn:
= how calories are burned and what calorie consumption means;
= which foods are best suited to balanced weight management;
= when, why and in what combination to eat carbohydrates, fats and proteins;
= why exercise is important to the functioning of the body; and much more.
Contact us today to learn more about our sweet desserts, hearty comfort foods, and salty snacks. 407-682-7111
Take a Healthy Leap Forward and Never Look Back
For over a decade, Ideal Protein has been a successful short-term weight loss plan that educates dieters on smarter lifestyle choices. This education increases our dieters chances of keeping excess pounds off, after they’ve lost weight. Our method focuses both on weight loss and post dieting weight management. Ideal Protein offers the following benefits:
A food program which includes a wide variety of spicy, sweet and salty gourmet foods;
Sensible, gimmick free weight loss that also encourages cellulite reduction;
Expert guidance and professional support under the tutelage of your personal weight loss coach;
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method has a beginning, a middle and an end!
About Healing Alternatives’ HCG Body Balancing Program
The “HCG Body Balancing Program” is a three-month program that literally changes your life in a way nothing else can. Totally different from traditional diet, exercise, and lifestyle programs, this program utilizes very small doses of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), an all-natural bio-identical hormone to reset the body’s endocrine glands to their optimal secretion levels.
- Sculpt your body by shedding fat in the problem areas (belly, hips, thighs, arms)
- Reset your metabolism to its optimal setting
- Regain youthful energy and attitude
- Reduce elevated blood sugar and blood pressure
- Learn a non-toxic, health enhancing way to eat for the rest of your life and the skills for healthy lifestyle management.
This protocol results in an all-day leveling of blood sugar that you will feel from a reduction of hunger and cravings, a dramatic increase in energy, better sleep, waking well-rested, and a feeling of elevated self-esteem and optimism you may have forgotten was possible.
Patients report that nothing they have ever tried (and many have tried everything) has come close to the life changing effects of the HCG program. We look forward to partnering with you to help you join the many successful patients who have changed their lives for the better!
Four (4) Phases to Success
On the HCG Body Balancing Program, you go through four separate and distinct phases:
- Phase 1: Detox – Designed to prepare your body for the upcoming weight loss, this phase is essential in setting the foundation for the HCG Protocol. For a period of 2 – 4 weeks, you eliminate certain foods from your diet and incorporate supplements that aid the functions of the liver, kidneys, intestines, and other internal organs.
- Phase 2: HCG Protocol – This phase is dedicated to strict adherence to the original HCG Protocol. For a period of 40 days, you follow a calorie-restricted, structured eating program and administer HCG injections daily. This phase is where the weight loss takes place.
- Phase 3: Lock In – During this 21-day period, you lock in the weight loss and reset your hypothalamus. There are certain foods that are avoided during this phase and you learn proper serving sizes for your weight, height, and daily activity level. At the end of Phase 3, you have a choice – if you have reached your ideal weight, you can move to Phase 4; if you have additional weight you want to lose, then you can do a second round and go back into Phase 2.
- Phase 4: A Lifetime of Success – With a one-on-one counseling session, you learn how and what to eat to keep the weight off and to set a solid nutritional foundation for optimal health for the rest of your life.
Your Support Team and the Process
At Healing Alternatives, your progress is medically supervised by Dr. Kathleen MacIsaac. During your initial consult, Dr. MacIsaac will review your medical history and will spend about an hour with you to educate you on the program and answer any questions or concerns you may have. You then enter Phase 1 under Dr. MacIsaac’s supervision. During Phases 2 and 3 of the program, you will work with a coach who will provide you with the education, tools, and support you need for success. Once you are ready for Phase 4, you will return to Dr. MacIsaac for an assessment of your success on the program and to discuss additional health goals.
The HCG program is for specific cases only. Due to the injections of hormones, we do not recommend this protocol for everyone. After meeting with Dr. MacIsaac your best treatment plan will be decided.
For a weight loss and detoxification protocol, we carry Xymogen’s functional food shakes. These powder based shakes are paired with a modified elimination diet to create a healthy detoxification and weight loss program for one month. Typically weight loss is 5-10 pounds over the month of detoxification and continued weight loss is dependent on the creation of an ongoing program including diet, exercise and shakes. We have shakes and other modified diet instructions to continue the program after the first month of detoxification and weight loss.
· OptiCleanse GHI – Weight loss, Gastrointestinal Detoxification, Liver Support, Multivitamins and Minerals
2. Parasitic Infection
3. Toxic Cellular Build Up
4. Slow Thyroid
5. Depression - Stress/Comfort Eating
6. Fluid Retention
7. Lymphatic Obstruction
8. Many more…
We have natural herbal, botanical and homeopathic remedies that can help rectify the above problems.
It is our goal to create a program that works best for you and your lifestyle. Positive Intent Leads to Ultimate Success!
The greatest health care challenge of the twenty-first century is keeping our bodies functioning in an environment that is becoming increasingly polluted. Detoxification and cleansing programs have been key components of supporting good health since the beginnings of natural health, even as far back as 420 BC with the teachings of Hippocrates. After all, gastrointestinal health is the cornerstone of optimal wellness. We must detoxify the body and its elimination systems often, allowing for the consistent drainage of toxins.
Our food supply has undergone tremendous changes since the Agricultural Revolution, especially in the last century. We are bombarded with processed “dead” foods, which do not include the nutrients that we need to thrive. The shift has been rapid and our bodies, literally, have not had enough time to adapt to these radical changes. Returning to our original eating patterns on a regular basis allows our bodies the opportunity to cleanse and renew itself.
The goal of detoxification is to eliminate the foods in our diets to which we have become addicted, both physically and emotionally. As creatures of habit, we subconsciously choose from the same few food items for our meals. Part of this behavior may be attributed to the dominance of certain foods, advertising and the convenient nature of some of these foods. Periodically changing our eating habits gives our bodies a chance to rest from its normal digestive and detoxification functions, thereby giving it the opportunity to do some internal cleansing.
While regular detoxification is important as part of a general wellness program, your body may be giving you signals that it is time to detoxify. Some of these include:
- heavy metal accumulation
- gastrointestinal problems
- chronic constipation
- skin conditions
- chronic infections
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- chronic yeast infections
- food addictions
- depression &/or anxiety
- autoimmune diseases – such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, etc
Reasons to detoxify are numerous.
- Regular detoxification improves health and vitality.
- Detoxifying gives our overloaded digestive and eliminative organs a chance to rest and clear out any accumulated toxins.
- Detoxifying helps to clear addictions, improve symptoms, treat disease and prevent chronic disease.
Detoxifying on a regular basis is an important factor in keeping our bodies strong and well.
Schedule a week of detoxifying at least twice a year as part of an ongoing commitment to health and wellness.
What constitutes a "toxin"?
When we talk of detoxification, there is usually some confusion about what constitutes a "toxin." Toxin is a word that is used loosely to describe any substance that creates irritating or harmful effects on the body. Without regular detoxification, these substances accumulate in our tissues and fat, and may cause inflammation, irritation and degeneration. Over time, the presence of these substances can lead to degenerative and chronic diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and even cancer.
Toxins are generated from both our internal and external environment. Our body produces toxic substances as part of our regular metabolism and in response to stress. The bacteria and yeast that inhabit the colon also produces some toxins as part of their metabolisms. Smoking cigarettes, marijuana, recreational drugs and the regular consumption of alcohol and coffee as well as the vast array of additives, hormones, antibiotics and chemicals that are present in our food, water and air all add to the overall toxic load. Another aspect to consider is the presence of heavy metals, which may contribute to overall poor health. Heavy metals can be found in mercury amalgam dental fillings, paints, solvents and chemicals which may be found in the workplace, and sometimes, even our food and water.
How do I get rid of toxins?
Detoxification techniques include fasting, diet modification, herbal and homeopathic supplementation with support for organs of elimination and detoxification. Fasting is very quick and can be very effective; however, it may be too quick and is not the best choice for everyone. Therefore, fasting should only be done under the supervision of a qualified health care professional. We find the best way to get rid of toxins is a combination of supplements, homeopathics and diet changes. We recommend a modified elimination diet, available to clients at any time as well as a personalized combination of supplements and homeopathics. Supplements help provide healing nutrition as the body detoxifies and homepathics reach deep within the cell to pull out toxins and drain them from the body.