Overweight/Obesity – What is the Solution? Allopathic vs Holistic
Everything in the universe has a cause and effect!
Similarly, weight-gain and obesity are not a cause but an effect of something that is not right in our body. It’s time for us to make a shift in our perspective on the rising cases of obesity.
The cause is what we need to look at to resolve any health concerns.
Today, modern slimming methods focus on physical appearances alone through surgical procedures, pharmaceuticals or diet programs.
As these methods are outer appearance-driven, people fall prey to weight-loss shortcuts, especially surgeries which are on the rise. Such solutions neglect what’s most important: the inner state of the body, the main system that is causing weight issues!
We have witnessed time and time again through many cases how the allopathic medicine’s approach is more of a band-aid solution, it is good for a short period of time and may develop many side effects for a long period of time.
Some of the popular surgeries like the gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding may seem like the quick fix…Obesity surgery sounds like a great shortcut…but it’s often very risky. Nearly 580,000 people undergo bariatric surgery annually worldwide, as per The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
These weight loss surgeries only provide a short-term solution and offer nothing to address the root cause behind obesity. This is not true healing. People undergoing these procedures are the same people seeking healing of the aftermath years later. They may suffer from:
- Nutritional deficiencies (resulting in life-long dependency on supplements)
- Low bp
- Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea
If you are considering having weight loss surgery, it is important to be fully informed about all the possible side-effects and complications, not only the short term, but more importantly, the long term!
It is essential that you make an informed decision, that supports your health, as once the surgery is done, it cannot be reversed.
What may be the causes of obesity other than food?
Overweight or obesity is not always the result of overeating.
People today are not overweight or obese only because they eat more but because the type of diet includes processed foods, preservetatives, chemical reaction in the body that affect the hormones, digestion & metabolism…
Add to that the lack of physical activity due to today’s lifestyle. There is more driving, sitting at computers and watching television, than walking or physical activities.
You may know of some people who can eat a lot, yet they don’t put on weight. The difference is in their metabolism.
There may also be multiple other underlying causes to putting on weight, other than food or may be derived from the type of food. A metabolic dysfunction may have developed during childhood, or poor digestion, or hormonal imbalance that were unnoticed or unattended to earlier .
Some other causes of obesity:
- Cushing’s disease
- Insulin resistance
How does Obesity affect your day to day life?
- Low energy
- Brain fog
- Addictive behaviour
- Irregular menstrual period
Obesity Today Is A Pandemic
Back in the day, obesity was rare. This was not because they ate less but because they ate food in its natural state and lived a far more active lifestyle, connected with nature.
Even if the cause for obesity is related to hormonal or genetic issues, the health concern will remain even after modern slimming methods and may even result in other ailments.
The goal of modern medicine is to offer a quick fix, which only treats the symptoms of an illness and not its underlying cause.
Whereas Holistic Medicine takes a broader view of health and looks into identifying the root cause to heal the body as a whole and to prevent occurrence of any potential diseases.
Obesity is increasing all over the world and this is being passed on from generation to generation, making it more and more likely that they will develop diabetes too. Hormones and genes are influenced by lifestyle factors, the type of food we eat and the way we consume it.
If we fix the root cause, we can help ourselves and our children and generations ahead to avoid this problem in the future.
The Quick-fixes For Obesity Have Many Pitfalls
When it comes to obesity, allopathy has numerous slimming methods like surgeries (gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy) or appetite-controlling pills. While the surgeries and pills may seem successful initially, they leave behind long term side-effects.
Modern slimming methods’ complications:
- More prone to infections, acid reflux, ulcers, bowel obstructions, metabolic disbalance etc.
- Changes in structures like cutting the stomach or other puts the organs under a lot of pressure over compensating for the havoc caused inside the system.
- Low absorption of nutrients causes deficiencies, anemia is one of the most common effects.
- Cognitive dysfunctions like procrastination, brain fog etc. due to low supply of nutrition even to the brain.
“Stomach is the biological kitchen for processing and digesting food. Stomach does not choose….it only cooks the food. Why cut off part of the stomach? Why not cut off part of the hand or stitch up the mouth?” – Dr. Ludmila
Holistic Weight-loss Strategies To Obesity
Once you consider Health as a whole, not fragmented into pieces! You will realise how each organ has a function of its own and should not be compromised in any way, but should be supported so that it can continue to function optimally for a long time.
In Holistic Medicine, the person is addressed as a whole, the root cause is identified and the whole body is treated, then only true healing can be attained!
Lifestyle is crucial
Whatever might be your choice for weight loss, be it diet or surgery or a natural solution, whatever you choose calls for conscious eating and physical activity.
Even a quick solution such as surgery, requires a permanent lifestyle change to sustain it. This means a restrictive diet.
Since a lifestyle change is a requirement for any slimming method you choose, why not choose to adapt a healthy lifestyle first.
It may take you a few months of dedication or even a year but the results will not be temporary, they will be lifelong and more rewarding.
If a mother of a newborn could alter her own diet for the health of her baby, why not do it for her own body!?
Lose weight naturally
It is possible to achieve the body shape, appearance, and health you want with zero risks through a Holistic Lifestyle.
The holistic approach works in natural ways to heal your body from root issues, without any side-effects. It works to restore health.
Everything is possible once you allow your body to function the way it is designed to. Our body has a tremendous capacity to self-heal.
This type of healing promotes cell regeneration, slows down aging, improves energy, and restores balance and harmony in the body.
With Holistic weight-loss strategies, we don’t cut, we restore! Our procedures work with the body’s natural abilities and you can achieve sustainable weight loss without going under the knife. While the time for transformation may vary from person to person, the additional years you enjoy in good health far outweighs any quick fix. As a result, you lose weight naturally.
You have the power to choose. Choose consciously.