Recently, at the Truth About Cancer Live Symposium many of the presenters emphatically declared that in order to overcome cancer and avoid other types of chronic diseases, lifestyle changes are a must. It was stated that over 90% of cancers come from external sources such as diets consisting of highly processed foods, smoking, drinking alcohol, environmental toxins and pollution. In fact, most common cancers can be prevented by adopting a healthier diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight. The current statistics on weight show that 34% of Americans are obese and 32% are overweight. This means that obesity has doubled in our country since 1980!
At Utopia, our approach is weight loss for wellness and longevity. Contrary to other programs, ours is not a diet; it is not about counting calories or points; it is not about diet pills or deprivation. If we know anything about diets these days, it’s that diets don’t work! Lifestyle changes do! When you consider all the information available at your fingertips, there shouldn’t be an overweight person left on the planet! Diets are a temporary solution at best and when the weight comes back on, you are left with a feeling of failure and disappointment. This won’t happen if you change your thinking. This won’t happen if you make the decision to make yourself and your health a priority.
Our program provides the necessary tools to assist our patients in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. Many patients are able to significantly reduce or completely eliminate harmful medications. The nutritional counseling that our patients receive from our certified holistic nutritionist assists them in navigating through the process of healthy weight loss and in creating balance in their lives while feeling more energized and healthy.
Our holistic approach treats the whole person by also addressing the emotional component and challenges that may present themselves along the way. It is about helping our patients change their thought process in order to commit to lifelong lifestyle changes. It is about helping them to be the healthiest they have ever been, in the best body that they have ever had.