Progressive Medical Center: A Medical Weight Loss Center Where Doctors Employ 21st Century Solutions
Excess body weight is a health issue that affects men and women of all ages. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than a third of Americans – that’s 100 million-plus people! – are either obese or significantly overweight. And that doesn’t even take factor in the countless among us who’d like to lose those last 15 to 20 pounds so we can look and feel our best.
Well, at Progressive Medical Center – a fully integrated medical weight loss center in which weight loss doctors work in concert with dieticians, wellness coaches and personal trainers to create customized weight loss programs – your health and well-being is our top concern.
But what makes Progressive Medical Center different is that, while other weight loss clinics are still utilizing ineffective and outdated techniques that are doomed to fail, we take a scientifically proven 21st century approach that is certain to succeed.
We take into account – and do state-of-the-art testing – on EVERY aspect of your unique anatomy. That means testing for food sensitivity and testing for food allergies. It also means incorporating cutting-edge modalities such as genetic testing, hormone replacement therapy, laser treatments, nutrient injections, intravenous supplementation and 3-D full-body scanning and body composition analysis.
Introducing Progressive Medical Center’s Weight Loss Program!
We’re so certain that our uniquely scientific approach will help you attain your weight-loss goals that we offer a one-of-a-kind guarantee on the program. With Progressive Medical Center you’ve got nothing to lose – except the weight!
Learn how the medical weight loss at Progressive Medical Center can help with:
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement: With this painless therapy – which features hormones compounded in a lab that specifically match your biogenetics – you’ll be able to counteract many of the various effects of aging, including decreased energy, lower libido, difficulty shedding body fat and more
- Pathway Fit Genetic Testing: Shows how your body processes fats, sugars, vitamins and nutrients (and thus does testing for food sensitivity and testing for food allergies), as well and how it responds to different forms of exercise.
- Strawberry Laser: This painless laser treatment will help you lose the inches as it causes the cell membranes of your epidermal fat to open and then releases what is stored inside – thus causing each fat cell to shrink in size.
- MIC Injections: With this painless weekly injection of a combination of nutrients that includes B12, methionine, inositol and choline, your body receives the signal to burn more fat – both during and after exercise.
- Personal Training/Nutrition: And speaking of exercise and nutrition – our wellness coaches and dietitians will not only customize a fun and sustainable program for you, they’ll be your partners, encouraging you through every stage as your fitness continually improves.
- Infrared Sauna: Inside this relaxing sauna, your body will reap the rewards of infrared heat – which studies have proven is 10 times more effective at ridding the body of toxins than conventional saunas are. In addition, this technology provides increased caloric burn as well as an improved ability to lose weight via the body’s release of a hormone that signals it to drop the pounds.
An In-Depth Look at Progressive’s Weight Loss Solutions
The Progressive Medical Center approach to weight loss can help you, where other methods have failed.
We don’t promote fad diets, harmful supplements, or unrealistic calorie-restriction diets because research shows that 65% of dieters gain all the weight back plus some and only 5% of crash dieters keep the weight off.
Lose Weight and Keep it Off
We are interested in balancing all the systems in the body to optimize your metabolism. As we restore health to the body, extra weight seems to naturally fall away. With skyrocketing rates of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure, your efforts to maintain a healthy weight are an investment with a lifetime of payoff.
Weight gain can be caused by many things:
- Poor food choices
- Hormonal imbalance
- Lack of exercise
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Food allergies
- Unhealthy gastrointestinal tract
The reasons why a person struggles to lose weight can be different, from one person to the next. We use a comprehensive approach to address the underlying causes of weight gain, cravings, and weight loss resistance. We will design a specialized program for you that will replenish your body’s nutrition, balance your hormones, and optimize your metabolism so you can burn fuel more efficiently. We will coach you on what is a truly healthy diet and help you kick-start your exercise routine.
Diagnostic Testing for Weight Loss
Not all people experience weight gain for the same reasons. That’s why we run sophisticated diagnostic testing to help us understand your unique biochemistry. Comprehensive laboratory evaluations at the cellular and metabolic level allow us to see inside the body- more so than other common laboratory tests. Your test results will help us discover the major blockages to weight loss or the reasons for cravings in your particular case.
Then we can tailor a treatment plan specifically to what your body needs for weight loss and overall health. The test results, in conjunction with details of your case history, help your practitioner design an effective, customized treatment that will get you feeling and looking great!
Some of the areas we think are important in optimizing a person’s metabolism are:
- Toxicity & Detoxification
- Stress hormones
- Thyroid hormone
- Food allergies
- Gastrointestinal health
- Nutritional deficiencies
Balance Hormones to Encourage Weight Loss
Excessive stress can tell the body to store fat- especially around the abdomen. In addition to belly fat, stress hormones can cause fatigue, cravings, insomnia, poor coping skills, and irritability. Hormonal imbalance, especially hypothyroidism, can lead to weight gain, slow metabolism, depression, and fatigue. We will measure and balance your stress hormones and thyroid hormones as a foundational step in your wellness program. Brain chemistry can also be imbalanced in people with cravings and balancing your neurotransmitters can remove cravings and lead to a greater sense of well-being.
“Take Out the Trash” for Increased Weight Loss
Toxins are everywhere; in our food, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Over time toxins accumulate in our bodies resulting in sluggish metabolism and a weakened immune system. Research is showing us more and more that toxins in our environment are stored in fat, perhaps as the body’s way to sequester and protect us from those toxins. We are commonly exposed to pesticides, plastics, lead, mercury, medications, and even chemicals that were banned years ago but still can be found in the food chain, like PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).
Practitioners at Progressive Medical Center are experts on supporting the body’s natural detoxification mechanisms. In addition to nutritional support, Progressive offers several detoxification methods that work to cleanse the body from the inside out. We also encourage all of our patients at our Atlanta location to utilize our on-site, complimentary Far Infrared Sauna to clear unwanted toxins from the body and for ongoing health benefits. A 30 minute session in the infrared sauna burns 600 calories.
Optimize GI Health for Increased Weight Loss
We also investigate the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to help improve your ability to efficiently burn fuel and reduce weight gain related to inflammation. So much of a person’s overall health and metabolism is tied to a properly functioning gut. The GI tract is where we break down food into much smaller molecules, that are then absorbed and used by the body to make energy, repair tissue, and clear toxins.
If there is irritation or inflammation in the gut due to poor diet, this can tell the whole body to go on “red alert,” making it difficult to lose weight. Food allergies commonly cause weight loss resistance and inflammation in the gut. Simple testing can tell you if certain foods are hurting or helping you in your weight loss goals. Finally, the balance of good bugs and bad bugs in the intestines is critical for our immune system, nourishment, and maintaining a healthy body weight.
Nutrition Counseling and Healthy Food Choices
The foods you eat greatly affect your metabolism, energy levels, digestive function and overall feeling of wellness. Everyone has different fuel requirements based on body composition, age, height, weight, activity level, and overall health. Therefore, each nutritional consultation you have will be individualized to fit your specific needs. Food is your body’s fuel, and you cannot maintain a healthy, active lifestyle for very long without eating the right combination of foods that your body requires.
But what is the optimum healthy diet? You might be surprised to find out what exactly is a healthy diet! Progressive Medical Center practitioners have science-based and health-based recommendations about healthy food choices that may not match up with advice you’ve heard in magazines or on TV. When you balance your body’s needs for fuel and nutrition, your cravings diminish and your body lets go of extra fat storage.
Progressive Medical Center has experienced registered dietitians on-staff who will work to find the correct combination of foods that will make you look and feel your best.
Nutritional Supplements to Help Shed Excess Pounds
In addition to a healthy diet, your doctor may design a customized supplementation regimen to jump start your weight loss experience. Progressive Medical Center uses nutritional supplements to promote weight loss by restoring health of the GI tract, balancing hormones, and helping the body clear out harmful toxins. These are safe, natural, high-quality products that do not present the negative side effects of conventional weight loss medications. Progressive Medical Center offers only the finest research-based nutraceuticals and supplements available.
These are available at our on-site nutraceutical supplement store, NutraCare. Learn more about our newest formula, Progressive Lean X and other supportive supplements.
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Win the battle against weight today
If you’ve struggled with weight loss, let us help you get on the road to success! Our comprehensive approach includes healthy food choices, a tailored exercise program, detoxification, hormonal balance, nutritional supplements, and GI health. As we restore health to the body, extra weight naturally falls away. Your customized treatment will save you money in medical bills and diets in the long-term and you will have more energy, a better quality of life, and reduce your risk for developing diabetes or high blood pressure in the future.