Genetically Based Weight Optimization Program

Genetically Based Weight Optimization Program

Dr. Kaley Burns, ND

Naturopathic physicians are unique healthcare providers, receiving extensive education in nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic is now offering a personalized weight optimization plan. Our specialized outline consists of three detailed phases, to be completed under the guidance of one of our naturopathic physicians. The genetic component of this plan allows individuals to achieve lasting results and optimize overall health.

Scientists have made great advances in understanding the causes of obesity, including identifying environmental and genetic factors that might be associated.

Our program utilizes a test that evaluates five genes that are known to have a significant impact on the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates and responsiveness to exercise. These genes were selected following a very thorough review of the current literature related to exercise, obesity and nutrition.

After the genetic test and an initial workup with a physician in our clinic, we conduct a Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA). This is a non-invasive tool that, in a few minutes, determines fat mass, water composition, and muscle mass. These fundamental components further aid in an accurate evaluation and treatment.

The next phase of the program involves specialized nutrient injections that support fat and carbohydrate metabolism, with nutrients that work synergistically to promote and support the removal of fat from the liver.

Our plan utilizes a lipotropic combination (or MIC) injection, which is a solution of:

  • Methionine is an essential amino acid that defends the body against toxic compounds.
  • Inositol is related to the B vitamin family and is involved in various biological processes, including the breakdown of fats and supporting mood concerns.
  • Choline is an essential nutrient for proper liver function and helps the body to use fat as a fuel source.
  • L-Carnitine is an amino acid that stimulates weight loss and promotes proper metabolism and cardiovascular function.
  • Vitamin B 12 supports many functions in the body including brain, heart and nervous system function and is essential for fat metabolism.

When these compounds are combined and injected into the bloodstream they avoid any possibility of dilution and increase absorption efficiency because they bypass the gastrointestinal tract.

The lipotropic injections are designed to aid in weight optimization by supporting multiple metabolic pathways to encourage utilization of fuel and fat burning. These injections are best used in conjunction with a multi-faceted program that addresses multiple lifestyle factors.

This program is intended for people who want to leverage their genetic information to manage and optimize their weight and overall wellness. Our physicians support each individual throughout the program and empower patients with the necessary tools to maintain a healthy outlook into the future. Contact Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic to set up a 15 min complimentary consultation and learn more about this revolutionary approach to optimizing your weight and health.