Best Vitamins & Tips for Weight Loss

Weight loss can be difficult for many people to acheive. Over the years practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor I have been able to pinpoint specific reasons as to why people can't lose weight effectively.

On deeper cellular level, it is important to talk about detoxification. While it’s true that we live in a toxic world, it’s important to remember that there is a lot you can do to enhance your body’s natural ability to detox. Many of the toxins in our body are stored in our fat cells which can contribute to weight gain and difficulty losing weight.

A full body cleanse that includes a liver cleanse, bowel cleanse, kidney cleanse, skin cleanse, lung cleanse, and a heavy metal cleanse giving the body a total cleanse of some of the most commonly absorbed toxins is important for overall health.

Toxins that accumulate in the internal organs can lead to the accumulation of belly fat, and fat around the internal organs called visceral fat.  Belly fat can be one of the most stubborn areas for fat accumulation on the body and the hardest to get rid of especially when dealing with stress hormones such as high cortisol levels.

Green tea is a  whole food ingredient scientifically proven to improve metabolism, speed up the fat burning process, burn belly fat and help with supporting a healthy weight management program along with a healthy diet and regular exercise program for both men and women. 

Another reason for stubborn weight loss is magnesium deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in the body including the metabolization of our foods. Most Americans are deficient in magnesium due to low levels of this important mineral in our foods today.

Calcium is also necessary for weight loss. Most people unfortunetly take calcium and magnesium together at the same time. Magnesium and calcium compete for absorption, so it is not always the best idea to take them together.

Probiotics are a blend of friendly flora that normally live in the human digestive tract. These friendly gut bacteria not only populate the large and small intestine, they also help with breakdown food and helps with the absorption of nutrients.

What if I told you that you could be holding onto 15-20 pounds of excess fecal matter? Fiber is the key here to keep the intestinal walls healthy. Something as simple as psyllium seed husks that work like little sponges to clean off the inside walls of the colon and traps bad fats are an easy addition to any healthy daily routine. A little trick is to take the psyllium seed husks with a big glass of water, half an hour before meals. This will expand up to four times its weight to help you feel full before a meal which means you will eat less.

Of course, weight loss should always accompany lifestyle changes. Weight loss should never be just a temporary goal. Long term weight loss success depends on changing lifestyle habits such as exercise and proper eating. 


To Your Health and Wellness!


Dr. Janine Bowring

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