The obesity epidemic is becoming more prevalent amongst our culture than ever before in history.

Currently, almost 33% of the world population is overweight or obese.[1]

Obesity is often a precursor to other health conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease and is also the second greatest risk factor for cancer after smoking. The rise in global obesity rates has been substantial and widespread, presenting a major public health epidemic all across the world.

Many times, people who are suffering from obesity revert to trendy diet fads to try and lose weight quickly and these diets often leave them feeling frustrated and discouraged once they stop because the root cause of their issues with food have not been addressed and the weight quickly returns. Most of these short-term diets recommend portion control and calorie counting, and these are not substantial to maintaining weight-loss. Developing skills that prevent the person from using food as a coping mechanism, engaging in daily physical activity, and developing a consistent eating pattern with a low-fat and low-calorie diet are essential for those who are hoping to lose weight and maintain the weight loss.

Establishing a vegan, plant-based diet has been shown to promote greater weight loss than typical low-fat diets and a study of a vegetarian diet in heart patients, used in combination with exercise and stress management, showed that these patients sustained weight loss over a 5-year period.[2]

Here at Hippocrates Health Institute, we understand the importance of addressing the entire person throughout their healing journey; mind, body and spirit. We provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere for people to heal their issues with food. Our guests are able to eat freely from our all-organic, plant-based buffet twice daily without any monitoring. After more than 60 years assisting people in regaining their health and losing weight, we developed the Hippocrates Weight Loss Transformation Program (WLTP) for our guests whose specific goals are to lose weight, while also healing their relationship with food.

The WLTP is a one-of-a-kind program with inclusive therapies, such as MIC B12 injections, acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, exercise with oxygen, massages and more, coupled with personal and group training sessions, all under the guidance of a functional medicine doctor and psychotherapist. The WLTP assists guests in achieving their personal weight-loss goals by also providing them with the tools and confidence to continue this lifestyle at home.

If you are ready to lose weight and heal your relationship with food forever, then the WLTP program might be for you! For more information about the WLTP program, as well as our Signature Life Transformation Program (LTP), please visit: https://hippocratesinst.org/weight-loss-transformation-program or call (561) 471-8876 to speak to a Program Consultant. Also stay tuned for some big announcements regarding our weight loss program in the upcoming weeks!

 

Article by Andrea Nison

[1] Overweight and Obesity Statistics. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics.aspx . Updated October 2012. Accessed October 16, 2015.

[2] Ornish D et al: Intensive lifestyle changes for reversal of coronary heart disease. JAMA 280:2001, 1998 [PMID:9863851]

 

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