NATURAL MEDICINES & FAMILY PRACTICE
David Overton, PA-C
1315 Ruddell Rd. SE Lacey, WA
360-357-8054 website: natmeds.net
Serotonin & Dopamine (the hunger hormones) Weight Loss Plan
Excess weight or bulging waist is the primary cause in most degenerative conditions plaguing Americans, especially immune dysfunction, circulation disorders, strokes, cancer, insulin and glucose problems, back pain, arthritis and much more. Losing weight slows the rate of degenerative diseases, reverses diseases and/or makes these and many other medical conditions more treatable.
The Serotonin & Dopamine Weight Loss program requires a few simple steps:
1. Making follow up appointments on time.
2. Lifestyle changes, especially reducing the amounts or calories of food consumed.
3. Appetite suppressant supplements so you can reduce calories or portion sizes without suffering.
4. Keeping a food journal. We can help you with this.
Our program will teach you the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight and keep pounds off.
Additional steps that are not required but are very helpful:
5. Regular exercise.
6. Lab tests and ECG (electrocardiogram) to detect and manage correlated medical problems.
We use very specific and effective supplements to control appetite so you can reduce calories or portions without cravings or hunger. The appetite centers in the brain are controlled by serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, insulin and leptin. However, insulin and leptin are partially regulated by serotonin and dopamine. Most drugs or supplements for serotonin or dopamine (such antidepressants, anti-anxiety and other medications, plain 5 HTP, tryptophan or plain tyrosine) will deplete serotonin or dopamine. Specific supplements restore serotonin and dopamine balance.
I do not recommend prescription weight loss drugs because they deplete serotonin or dopamine and:
• You only lose 11 pounds and then drugs become ineffective
• They can increase the rate of heart disease and high blood pressure
• They can increase the rate of anxiety, depression and other serotonin & dopamine problems
• Some of the drugs have the potential for addiction
When you are ready for the Serotonin and Dopamine Weight Loss Program, schedule an appointment to get started.