MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS
The cornerstone of our Medical Weight Loss program is Semaglutide Therapy. This is the generic name for Ozempic and Wygovy, medications you might have heard of. Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that was approved in 2020 as a treatment method for improving glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Semaglutide works by activating receptors in the brain that control appetite and food intake. It helps to reduce hunger and increase feelings of fullness, which can lead to weight loss. When used appropriately, it is very effective for those having difficulty losing weight.
You may have heard that often when someone discontinues Semaglutide therapy they gain back most of the weight they lose.
Herein lies our difference: Our Medical Weight Loss program includes the tools you need to succeed during the weight loss process and to keep off the weight once you discontinue treatment. We guide you to “rewire” the lifestyle habits that often cause people to gain back the weight they’ve lost.
Changing these health behaviors can be tough, but critical for success. We focus on optimal nutrition, dealing with cravings and food triggers, balancing stress and helping you improve your mind-body-spirit connection, and bringing movement into your week. It’s not all or nothing, and we share our proven methods with you.
We also personalize your weight loss plan. As experts in Functional Medicine, we recognize that there may be a root cause to your weight loss difficulties, such as undetected inflammation, gut microbiome issues, hormonal imbalances including subclinical or undetected low thyroid function, to name a few. Not only will we help get to the bottom of your weight loss resistance, but your body will get a functional tune-up at the same time!
Bottom line: We don’t just throw medication at you. We take the “whole you” into consideration with Functional Medicine leading the way.
And, (and this is big), if for some reason Semaglutide is not the best option for you, we have other cutting-edge therapies (including Peptides and MIC). Not to worry, we’ve got you!
No two people are alike and your weight loss plan will be a reflection of your personal goals, your lab work and your challenges.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH
Weight Loss Resistance is not about calories-in, calories-out. We aim to get to the root cause of your difficulties and treat them, if necessary.
UNPARALLELED FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE TOOLS
We support your goals with medically-appropriate Functional Medicine testing, IV therapy and injections, supplementation, functional nutrition and acupuncture, as examples.
You will be supported by our Directors for Weight Loss, Health Coaching, and IV Therapy. Our dream team is with you every step of the way.
PERSONALIZED SUCCESS TOOLBOX
The majority of people require habit change in order to maintain longterm weight loss. Ready for food freedom and peace of mind? We show you the way.
Once you reach your optimal weight, we help you create an exit plan that keeps you on track to prevent regaining the weight you just worked so hard to lose. This includes nutrition, movement, stress mitigation and might also include a “step down” program to prevent any rebound effects.
Ready to get started?
New Patients: Simply make an appointment with our New Patient Coordinator and she will answer all your questions and set you up for your initial appointment where you will meet with our resident weight loss expert and get started with the preliminary assessments needed to craft your personalized plan.
Existing patients of Blum Center (you’ve seen your practitioner in the past 12 months): Reach out to the Center to set up your first appointment.