When you live in the country with the world’s highest obesity rate, it’s easy to overlook the fact that you may be overweight.
Over 60% of American men and 69% of American women are overweight or obese – despite decades of studies showing that losing and managing your weight benefits your health in so many ways. That research also demonstrates that it becomes more difficult to lose weight as we age – due to a variety of underlying issues that must be addressed ASAP.
While surrounded by ever larger fellow Americans, you may comfort yourself by saying: “Well, at least I’m not obese.” We’ve had many patients come in for a check-up telling themselves that, only to discover they’re much closer to being obese than they thought.
Overweight vs obese – it can be a fine line. Once we test their body mass index (BMI) – which is equal to weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared – they often do a double take. Technically, an overweight BMI is between 25-30, while an obesity BMI is 30 or higher. But your health can’t count, so maintaining an optimal weight for your frame and gender can be life-changing, and, believe it or not, enjoyable.
Being overweight increases your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, cancer, and hormone imbalance. By allowing yourself to slowly grow fatter and fatter, you’re significantly increasing your early mortality risk – and, your economic costs.
It’s time to break the cycle. Extra fat affects your body on so many levels – you need a protocol that addresses them all. A protocol that nurtures the whole you. At One Agora Integrative Clinic, our medical weight loss programs are multifaceted and highly customized for your age, gender, health, lifestyle, environment, and stress levels. Schedule an appointment with our functional medicine specialists today by calling (952) 234-5898 or contact us online!
Maybe you’ve heard that functional medicine testing and weight loss protocols are costly. But have you taken the time to price out disease?
An obese person in America incurs an average of $1,429 more in medical expenses annually. Approximately $147 billion is spent on added medical expenses every year in the United States. This number is predicted to increase by approximately $1.24 billion per year until the year 2030. Your body can’t wait until then to start powering disease prevention.
At One Agora, we’ve innovated a weight loss clinic that delivers the most comprehensive, customized care available in Minnesota. Our weight loss specialists will provide you with a thorough examination, medical history review, and functional medicine metabolic testing.
They will detect any underlying metabolic concerns that have gone undiagnosed – whether it’s a subclinical thyroid imbalance that wasn’t detected in traditional lab work, food allergy, insulin/blood sugar dysregulation, or a sex hormone dysfunction.
Only then, will they prescribe a unique protocol that may include nutritional and fat reduction packages, detoxification programs, nonsurgical body contouring, and/or body sculpting.
One Agora offers a wide variety of weight loss options which are combined into packages that meet your unique needs.Our success rate is high because we monitor accountability and support patients constantly. After your in-depth consultation you may be prescribed:
Losing weight does not have to be a chore. Really. It can be done in a way that’s gradual, enjoyable, and most importantly – healthy. Our healthy weight loss specialists at One Agora Integrative Health are prepared to craft a protocol that benefits the whole you. Call (952) 234-5898 or contact us online today!