About our Metabolic Support Treatment
Your metabolism is the sum total of chemical reactions that take place in our bodies, that result in the conversion of food into energy. There are so many vital processes that are occurring at any given moment that can determine whether we use food as fuel, or store it as fat. Because human metabolism involves so many factors, there are a lot of areas where it can go wrong and reduce your metabolic rate.
Blood sugar regulation is a key component of healthy metabolism. Certain conditions like diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome, metabolic fatty liver disease, and other factors like poor diet, lack of physical activity, and even undergoing the menopausal transition can involve insulin resistance. When our bodies stop responding to insulin, the signal for our cells to take up glucose form our blood is lost, resulting in the storage of sugar as fat, low energy, intense cravings, lack of hunger and satiety cues and more!
Thyroid health is another fundamental component of healthy metabolism. The thyroid gland is located on the front of the neck, and one of its main roles is regulating our metabolic rate. The thyroid can underperform due to issues of the thyroid itself, lack of signaling from the brain, or an autoimmune attack on the thyroid (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). This can lead to symptoms like cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, low mood, brain fog and more.
Our naturopathic doctors are trained to identify the root cause of your metabolic dysfunction, and get to the root of your symptoms. Getting to the root cause involves a thorough investigation into your symptoms, diet, lifestyle and identifying the obstacles to a healthy metabolism that you might be facing, which can also include blood tests for hormones and nutrients or urinary hormone testing. If you’re struggling with a sluggish metabolism, book an appointment with one of our naturopathic doctors today and learn how to overcome it and get healthy, look beautiful and feel amazing!