Obesity Specialist

East West Integrative Health Clinic

Lisa Rosenberger, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist serving Branford, Guilford, New Haven, and East Haven, CT

Many variables contribute to obesity. If you struggle with too much weight and need help understanding factors that may be preventing you from losing the extra pounds, Dr. Lisa Rosenberger ND, LAc, at East West Integrative Health Clinic can help. Men and women in Branford, Connecticut, rely on Dr. Rosenberger for comprehensive and individualized obesity treatment. Call the office to learn more about integrative therapies for weight loss or use the online scheduler to book online.

Obesity Q & A

What causes weight gain?

It’s a well known myth that caloric intake and outtake are the only things that determine weight loss or weight gain. It’s just not as simple as diet and exercise any more.

There are many factors at work when you gain unwanted pounds. A few of the critical contributors to weight gain and obesity are:

  • Hormones: insulin resistance and thyroid problems
  • Environment: home habits, budget, and lifestyle
  • Heredity: family history of overweight or obesity
  • Disease: polycystic ovarian syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome
  • Medication: steroids and anti-seizure medications

How is obesity defined?

The body mass index (BMI) helps determine whether or not you are obese. If your weight falls between 25 and 29.9 on the index, you are overweight. Anything between 30 and 40 BMI means you’re clinically obese. Morbid obesity is anything over a 40 BMI.

What are the health complications of obesity?

Your risk for severe, troubling chronic disease soars when you are obese. Too much weight stresses your heart and joints, increases your probability of having diabetes, causes systemic inflammation, contributes to sleep apnea, and is a leading cause of hypertension and stroke.

Other problematic conditions linked to obesity include:

  • Gout
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Poor circulation
  • Infertility
  • Shortened lifespan

How does integrative medicine help with weight loss?

Dr. Rosenberger has years of experience helping men and women identify the cause of their obesity. She meets with you to get a health history, assess your current condition and health risks, conduct metabolic panel testing, and understand all the moving parts that contribute to your excess weight.

You receive a highly customized weight-loss regimen that may include some or all of the following elements:

  • Nutritional support
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese medicine
  • Naturopathic medical visits
  • Supplement recommendations
  • Medicine analysis
  • Optimization of thyroid function
  • Regulation of insulin
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Mind-body therapies
  • Macronutrient evaluation and balancing
  • Hormonal-imbalance rectification
  • Protocols to improve gut health
  • Sleep support and monitoring

If you’re sick and tired of being overweight and you’re desperate to lose the pounds once and for all, call to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Rosenberger or use the secure online scheduler to book your appointment today.