02 Jul Lose Weight by Getting Healthy: A Case Study
Barbara Loses 90 Pounds & Conquers Multiple Chronic Health Issues
Barbara came to the Goldberg Tener Clinic suffering from weight gain, fatigue, high blood sugar, digestive issues and joint pain. Her medical history included stomach ulcers, gall bladder removal, gastritis and medical diagnoses of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Osteoarthritis. She took antacids (proton pump inhibitors) for seven years as advised by her Medical Physician (see our video “The Problems with Antacids”) and later sought the assistance of an “Integrative” Medical Doctor who diagnosed her with Candida, Leaky Gut Syndrome and low Thyroid. Despite receiving multiple diagnostic titles and numerous treatments including a myriad of supplements in addition to drugs, Barbara was no closer to achieving her health goals and continued to suffer with numerous symptoms.
Barbara was particularly concerned about the excess weight she had struggled with most of her life. We explained to Barbara that the priority in her case was to focus on building her health (see article “The Way to Lose Weight is NOT to Try to Lose Weight”). Achieving a comfortable weight would come about as a result of establishing the right conditions to balance her biochemistry, improve digestive function and restore her vitality. The outcome: Barbara attained a desirable weight while simultaneously addressing her multiple chronic health issues and achieving a state of reliable health.
As Barbara discusses in the video above, her energy is greatly improved, her digestive issues have resolved, her blood sugar has normalized and her joint discomforts are now a thing of the past. In the process of obtaining renewed health, Barbara lost 90 pounds and is drug free. Her lab work (before/afters shown below) including her Hemoglobin A1C and C-Reactive Protein, normalized entirely illustrating the excellent results she achieved.
C-Reactive Protein is a measure of systemic inflammation and a marker of cardiovascular disease risk. A normal level is less than three. Barbara’s initial test result was 5.5. It is now 1.71, a normal, healthy reading.
Hemoglobin A1C is a measure of blood sugar commonly used to screen patients for Diabetes. A normal reading is less than 5.6. Barbara’s initial test result was 5.7. It is now 5.4, a normal healthy reading.
- The Way to Lose Weight is NOT to Try to Lose Weight
- The Facade of Functional and Alternative Medicine
- An Effective Approach to Addressing Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Stop Living with Chronic Disease and Re-Create Your Body
- Escape the Treatment Mentality
- An Effective Causal Based Approach to Digestive Disorders
- Diet Mania, Diet Confusion, Diet Frustration