WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC

Port Orchard Natural Medicine is a holistic, naturopathic clinic that has been helping people achieve their weight loss goals for over 15 years. 

Why is weight loss important?  

In 2013, The American Medical Association officially listed obesity as a disease.

This is because obesity often leads to other dangerous diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cancer, coronary artery disease, and significant increases to early mortality risk. As evidence of its negative health effects, obesity is cited as contributing to the deaths of between 100,000 and 400,000 Americans per year. 

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Unfortunately, per the National Institute of Health, nearly 70% of Americans are overweight or obese — a number that is expected to climb to 80% by 2030.

Fortunately, an ever-increasing number of people are starting to strike back against the current weight epidemic by getting their own weight under control and seeking healthier lifestyles. 

Here at Port Orchard Natural Medicine, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve their weight-loss goals and develop healthy habits in their lives. 

Dr. Rachel Robertson is an expert at helping people uncover the factors contributing to their weight (whether that be diet, hormones, digestive health, etc.) and will help you create a strategy to reach your ideal weight. 

If you would like to begin your own weight-loss journey, here is how Dr. Robertson can help you. 

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For most patients, there are a number of things that need to be corrected in order for them to make progress with their weight. Dr. Robertson understands this multi-faceted approach to weight loss and helps her patients develop a holistic mindset towards weight loss. 

When evaluating a patient for reasons they may not be losing weight, Dr. Robertson evaluates the following factors:

  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Stress hormones (DHEA and Cortisol)
  • Female/Male hormone imbalances
  • Insulin Resistance (Blood Sugar Regulation)
  • Thyroid function to include free thyroid hormones
  • Toxic burden to the body to include heavy metals
  • Inflammation, both systemic and local
  • Sleep quality and deprivation
  • Gut dysbiosis – poor gut function and intestinal permeability issues due to yeast, parasites, bad bacteria, lack of digestive enzymes, and/or good bacteria
  • Neurotransmitters – otherwise known as our brain chemistry
  • Nutritional deficiencies

By correcting health issues (like the ones above) and helping her patients develop healthy eating and exercise habits, Dr. Robertson has helped hundreds of people achieve their weight loss goals.

The 4-Phase Weight Loss Journey

Here at Port Orchard Natural Medicine, we guide our patients through a 4-phase weight loss process called the Ideal Protein Diet. For over 10 years, Dr. Robertson has helped patients use this diet to produce measurable and consistent results. 

Here is how the Ideal Protein Diet works:

Phase 1: Weight Loss

The first phase of the Ideal Protein Diet is all about getting you down to your ideal weight. This phase includes a number of steps:

  • Your initial consultation with Dr. Robertson. During this meeting, you’ll go over what you’re eating, address potential challenges, and make a meal plan. 
  • Following a ketogenic diet. The meal plan decided on by you and Dr. Robertson will involve eating an optimal amount of protein. 
  • Eat Ideal Protein Diet foods. Here at our weight-loss clinic, we offer over 70 Ideal Protein meals to choose from.
  • Weekly results tracking. A once-per-week meeting where you come into the weight loss clinic to get weighed and measured. 
  • Diet and health education. This involves watching one short video every day. 
  • Checking for potential health problems. Dr. Robertson will make sure your body is running smoothly in regards to the potential negative-health-factors listed at the beginning of this page.

During phase 1, you will see a measurable weight loss of 2-3 pounds per week. Once you reach your ideal weight, then it’s on to phase 2!

Phase 2: 14 Days Of Digestive Health

Now that you’ve reached your goal weight, it’s time to stabilize your diet. This phase introduces more whole foods and teaches you the fundamentals of food and how it impacts your body. 

After 14 days of eating your adjusted phase 2 diet, it’s time to move to phase 3. 

Phase 3: Pre-Stabilization

The purpose of phase 3 is to transition you to a maintainable diet that will help you keep your ideal weight long-term. This means reintroducing carbs during breakfast and increasing your morning intake of whole foods. 

Phase 4: Maintenance

This is the last phase of the Ideal Protein Diet. Phase 4 lasts for 12 months and is designed to teach you healthy lifestyle and diet habits that will help you keep the weight off for the rest of your life. 

A few of the key components of this phase include:

  • Consistent protein consumption. The maintenance phase emphasizes eating an optimal amount of protein each day. For most of Dr. Robertson’s patients, this means taking their body weight, dividing it in half, and then eating that number of grams of protein each day. 
  • Limiting carbs and fat. Other than at breakfast, you are encouraged to avoid eating foods that are rich in fats and carbs. 
  • Introducing indulgence day! You get to choose one day per week to be your “treat” day. On this day, and only this day, you are allowed to eat foods that are normally avoided by the Ideal Protein Diet. 

Even after the maintenance phase is completed, you are still encouraged to come into the clinic for weekly checkups and coaching sessions (at no cost to you).

Even better, once you’ve completed all four phases, you are still able to purchase Ideal Protein meals from our medical weight-loss clinic!

What About Body-Sculpting?

If there are regions of the body that you are having a hard time losing weight in, then our Port Orchard weight-loss clinic also offers LipoMelt services. Our state-of-the-art LipoMelt technology is efficient, painless, and can deliver up to 3 inches of fat reduction during your first session. 

If you would like to enhance the results of your Ideal Protein Diet, Dr. Robertson will work with you to create a weight-loss schedule that uses Lipomelt in conjunction with our 4 phase program.

Start The Journey Towards A Healthier You

Ready to begin your own weight-loss journey? Call Port Orchard Natural Medicine today! We’d love to discuss your body goals with you and set you up with a weight-loss consultation with Dr. Robertson.

A healthier you is just around the corner!

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