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Can We Be Healthy and Be Fat?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2019, 10:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

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What's the bottom line on being fat? Can we be healthy and fat? We need fat for brain function, to manufacture our sex hormones and to lose weight. I used to think that some of my overweight patients were healthy. They had great energy and showed no metabolic syndrome disease. We would joke that they were keeping some of their energy in reserves. Now that "fat and healthy" thinking is coming into question.

A coronary artery calcium score study revealed that metabolically healthy obese people have a higher prevalence of coronary calcification compared to metabolically healthy people with normal weight. A large meta-analysis showed an increased risk for death and cardiovascular events in metabolically healthy obese adults compared to normal-weight counterparts.  Is healthy fat a myth?  Some doctors are saying there is no level of obesity that is healthy. They believe that healthy and fat is a distraction from the problem of addressing our current obesity epidemic. I think there are some shades of gray, but there is no substitute for a good diet, daily exercise and restful sleep.  

It's lighter outside longer. Exposure to bright light during the day is part of successful weight loss.  More fresh organic produce will arrive in the stores and at the farmer's markets. It will be easier to eat high water content foods and lower calorie fruits and vegetables. We do better with tighter caloric restriction.  Caloric restriction is the original anti-inflammatory diet. The HCG diet is an excellent anti-inflammatory diet. If we weigh less, we can think better and run faster.  

We have several weight loss programs at Second Nature. Whether you decide to use HCG or environmental detoxification or good old-fashioned less food in with more energy out using our replacement meal protein shakes you are in the right place. One of our new patients is crazy about our Good Gut Detox shake. He thinks it tastes better than any other shake he has ever had. It tastes good for great compliance. We offer a full pharmacy of weight loss supplements to meet your needs.To book an appointment or order supplements Contact Second Nature Naturopathic Care

Topics: Heart Health, Healthy Living, Weight Loss and Obesity

Isadora Guggenheim

Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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