When working to lose excess weight, Dr. Raisen helps patients by developing a program designed to help the body cleanse itself, speed metabolism, and increase fat burning. A weight loss management program can include:
Detoxification is one of the most crucial and metabolically challenging functions of the human physiology. The toxic burden of petrochemical toxins and mercury unloaded into the environment each year, in addition to medications, has put a great deal of stress on the body’s ability to cleanse itself. Dr. Raisen prescribes a detoxification diet in combination with supplemental powdered protein and vitamin drinks, a low-allergy diet, and liver cleansing herbs for the initial 10 or 28 days of the program. The body’s detoxification process is encouraged with enzymes found in phytonutrients, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals which will be incorporated in the diet program. Identifying heavy metal toxicity through advanced testing, especially mercury and lead, is another important aspect of returning the body to a healthy weight.
The mind is a part of the body, and when it is functioning better, the body can perform better. Dr. Raisen works with each of her patients to create a self-care and stress management aspect of the program which can help patients remain dedicated to the process and avoid feeling discouraged. Exercise, yoga, meditation, and other balancing activities help patients to learn to trust in the healing process and lessen stress which can have an adverse impact on weight and overall health. By combining detoxification and nutritional adjustments with healthy exercise and mental support, weight loss can be achieved and the body will return to a state where it no longer harbors the chemicals and toxins which lead to weight gain and lasting illness.