BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Westminster chiropractor has added a protein-rich weight loss plan to his clinic's wellness strategies. According to Dr. Randy Snyder of Lifetime Health and Wellness, the Ideal Protein diet plan, which emphasizes proteins and other nutrients vital to health while limiting sugars, helps patients burn carbohydrates and fats without reducing muscle mass or placing themselves at risk for malnutrition. "Maintaining a healthy weight is critical for wellness and sensible weight loss and nutritional strategies complement and enhance our holistic care services. We're excited to offer this plan to our patients," says Dr. Snyder.
The practitioner notes that obesity causes or contributes to serious and even life-threatening chronic health conditions, from type 2 diabetes and organ damage to an elevated risk of cancer. On the musculoskeletal level, he adds, excess pounds place an unwanted strain on weight-bearing joints, making overweight individuals prone to osteoarthritis and other forms of progressive joint damage. "It is also a fact that extra weight can aggravate spinal misalignments and imbalances, and this can make you vulnerable to herniated discs and pinched nerves," states the Westminster chiropractor.
But while it may be in his patients' best interests to shed pounds quickly and efficiently, Dr. Snyder voices the concern that many fad diets can do more harm than good to these individuals' health. Diets that do not take nutritional balance into consideration, he observes, can cause the body to burn lean muscle as well as carbohydrates and fats, the two substances the body normally turns to first for energy. He explains that carbohydrates are converted to fat and stored in the body's fat cells for later use, but when people take in more of these substances than they can burn as fuel, obesity results.
According to Dr. Snyder, the chiropractic clinic's Ideal Protein diet program, launched in January 2013, gives patients who wish to lose weight an effective yet safe way to do so. The products central to the program are rich not only in protein but also in other essential nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, magnesium and potassium. This mix, he says, ensures that the muscles, nerves and organs continue to be nourished while intake of sugars is restricted, allowing the body to burn its stores of carbohydrates and fats while the participant remains on the program. The chiropractic team monitors patients' progress and health continuously, using body fat analysis, weekly weigh-ins and other measures, until the desired weight has been achieved.
Dr. Snyder encourages overweight individuals to contact the clinic for more information about the program. "We find that our patients not only lose weight -- they also feel better and have less desire to overeat," he says.
In addition to weight loss and nutritional guidance, Lifetime Health and Wellness offers chiropractic adjustment, custom orthotics, massage therapy, cold laser therapy, spinal decompression, acupuncture, Graston Technique and other natural care services.
CONTACT: Lifetime Health and Wellness 888-667-5235
Source:Lifetime Healthand Wellness