Weight Loss Help: Could It Be Your Hormones?

 Weight Loss Help: Could It Be Your Hormones?

Congratulations to all those patients who have already started the hormone balancing program—way to go!

If you filled out the body quiz, and want to know more about what this program entails, Dr. Ingrid is offering free 15-minute phone consultations to answer all your questions. Ccall our office at 224.521.1212 to schedule your free consultation!

If you haven't already taken the body quiz,  want to learn about your body type and whether your hormones are affecting your weight loss, take the quiz!

You have nothing to lose but weight!


I Can't Lose Weight, Could it be my Hormones?

I can’t lose weight…could it be my hormones?

Absolutely!

Hormones are chemical messages produced by the liver, thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries. If these glands aren’t operating well, hormonal imbalance occurs.  This imbalance can cause weight to accumulate around certain body parts—this is why we carry unwanted body weight in different places according to our own unique glandular weakness.

Thankfully, you can repair your metabolism. First, we identify the culprit—the root cause of your hormonal imbalance. Then, once we have identified your unique imbalance we can create a food and exercise plan that will help your hormones work with you and not against you.

Different body types need different solutions. Take the body quiz to find out what your body type is.Lose weight, feel great and enjoy lasting weight loss.

Lose weight, and feel great this spring!

Cheers to your hormonal health!

dr. ingrid


Time to Reset

LIVER REJUVENATION PROGRAM

A Unique Liver Detox Program

 

It is that time again…time to rejuvenate. Although I truly believe we should lead a lifestyle that supports our detoxification 365 days out of the year, most of us can still benefit from a reset.

Our Liver Rejuvenation program provides a reset, a starting point to reinvigorate our hormones, reset our energy, reorder our sleep, rejuvenate our digestion, and restore our focus.

This 2-week program, designed specifically for efficiency and ease, will optimize your liver function allowing you to normalize hormone balance. By cleansing and nourishing the liver, we optimize our fat burning hormones and enjoy weight loss as a result!  You will also benefit from increase in energy and focus, better and deeper sleep, and a general feeling of relaxation.

If you are ready to Rejuvenate sign up today! Call 224-521-1212.

The program includes:

An initial consultation with dr. Ingrid

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

 

 


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Toxicity Assessment

TOXICITY ASSESSMENT

The Toxicity Assessment is designed to aid the practitioner in assessing the patient’s need for a Detoxification Program.

SECTION I: SYMPTOMS

Rate each of the following based upon your health profile for the last 90 days.
Use this guide to circle the number of your answer to the following questions:
0 = Never
1 = Rarely
2 = Not severe (Occasionally experience)
3 = Is severe (Often experience)
4 =Very severe (Frequently experience)
HEAD:
A. Headaches 0  1  2  3  4
B. Faintness 0  1  2  3  4
C. Dizziness 0  1  2  3  4
D. Pressure 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
MIND:
A. Poor memory 0  1  2  3  4
B. Confusion 0  1  2  3  4
C. Poor concentration 0  1  2  3  4
D. Difficulty making decisions 0  1  2  3  4
E. Stuttering, stammering 0  1  2  3  4
F. Slurred speech 0  1  2  3  4
G. Learning disability 0  1  2  3  4
H. Poor coordination 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
EYES:
A. Watery, itchy eyes 0  1  2  3  4
B. Swollen, reddened 0  1  2  3  4
C. Dark circles under eyes 0  1  2  3  4
D. Blurred tunnel vision 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                 
EARS:
A. Itchy Ears 0  1  2  3  4
B. Ear Aches / Ear Infections 0  1  2  3  4
C. Drainage from Ear 0  1  2  3  4
D. Ringing in Ears / Hearing Loss 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                 
NOSE:
A. Stuffy nose 0  1  2  3  4
B. Sinus problems 0  1  2  3  4
C. Hay fever 0  1  2  3  4
D. Sneezing attacks 0  1  2  3  4
E. Excessive mucous 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =
MOUTH / THROAT:
A. Chronic coughing 0  1  2  3  4
B. Gagging, need to clear throat 0  1  2  3  4
C. Swollen or discolored tongue, gums or lips 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
DIGESTIVE
:
A. Nausea and/or vomiting 0  1  2  3  4
B. Diarrhea 0  1  2  3  4
C. Constipation 0  1  2  3  4
D. Bloated Feeling 0  1  2  3  4
E. Belching and/or passing gas 0  1  2  3  4
F. Heartburn 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
LUNGS:
A. Chest congestion 0  1  2  3  4
B. Asthma, bronchitis 0  1  2  3  4
C. Shortness of breath 0  1  2  3  4
D. Difficulty breathing 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
HEART:
A. Skipped heartbeats 0  1  2  3  4
B. Rapid heartbeats 0  1  2  3  4
C. Chest pains 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =               
BOWELS / OTHER:
A. Frequent or urgent urination 0  1  2  3  4
B. Leaky bladder 0  1  2  3  4
C. Frequent illness 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
SKIN:
A. Acne 0  1  2  3  4
B. Hives, rashes or dry skin 0  1  2  3  4
C. Hair loss 0  1  2  3  4
D. Flushing 0  1  2  3  4
E. Excessive sweating 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                 
JOINTS / MUSCLE:
A. Pain or aches in joints 0  1  2  3  4
B. Rheumatoid arthritis 0  1  2  3  4
C. Osteoarthritis 0  1  2  3  4
D. Stiffness / limited movement 0  1  2  3  4
E. Pain / aches in muscle 0  1  2  3  4
F. Frequent back pain 0  1  2  3  4
G. Feeling of weakness or tiredness 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
WEIGHT:
A. Binge eating / drinking 0  1  2  3  4
B. Craving certain foods 0  1  2  3  4
C. Excessive Weight 0  1  2  3  4
D. Compulsive eating 0  1  2  3  4
E. Water retention 0  1  2  3  4
F. Under weight 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =               
EMOTIONS:
A. Mood swings 0  1  2  3  4
B. Anxiety / Fear / Nervousness 0  1  2  3  4
C. Anger / Irritability 0  1  2  3  4
D. Depression 0  1  2  3  4
E. Sense of despair 0  1  2  3  4
F. Lethargy 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
ENERGY:
A. Fatigue / Sluggishness 0  1  2  3  4
B. Hyperactivity 0  1  2  3  4
C. Restlessness 0  1  2  3  4
D. Insomnia 0  1  2  3  4
E. Startled awake at night 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =                
SECTION I TOTALS   ______________

SECTION II: RISK OF EXPOSURE

Rate each of the following based upon your health profile for the last 120 days.
Circle the corresponding number for the following:
0=Never    1=Rarely      2=Monthly     3=Weekly     4=Daily
A. How often are strong chemicals used in your home?
    (Disinfectants, bleaches, oven and drain cleaners, furniture polish, floor wax, window cleaners) 0  1  2  3  4
B. How often are pesticides used in your home? 0  1  2  3  4
C. How often do you have your home treated for insects? 0  1  2  3  4
D. How often are you exposed to dust, overstuffed furniture, tobacco smoke, mothballs,
     incense, or varnish in your home or office? 0  1  2  3  4
E. How often are you exposed to nail polish, perfume, hairspray and other cosmetics? 0  1  2  3  4
F. How often are you exposed to diesel fumes, exhaust fumes,or gasoline fumes? 0  1  2  3  4
TOTAL =
Answer Yes or No and circle the corresponding number for the following questions:
A. Do you have a water purification system in your home?
Y=0, N=2
B. Are pesticides used frequently in your home?
Y=2, N=0
C. Do you have an air purification system in your home? Y=0, N=2
D. Are you a dentist, painter, farm worker or construction worker? Y=2, N=0
SECTION II TOTALS   ______________
SECTION I TOTAL =    _______
SECTION II TOTAL =    _______GRAND TOTAL = _______
Add up the numbers to arrive at a total for each section and then add the totals of BOTH sections together to arrive at GRAND TOTAL. If any section is 6 or more, or GRAND TOTAL is 40 or more, you may benefit from a Detox Program. We are here to guide you through your options. Give us a call at 224-521-1212.