Weight Loss Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes
|Weight Gain Causation: Metabolic Syndrome, Stress, Diet, Genetics
Mizyl Damayo, M.D.
Medical Director, Paradise Behavioral Health
In this lecture we will explore all the different causes of weight gain: genetics, environmental, social reasons and metabolic syndrome. There is not one reason for weight gain but an interplay of all these factors. We will discuss all of these factors in detail and also touch on mental health reasons for weight gain such as binge eating disorder and bulimia. One will get a better understanding after this lecture on how to do a more thorough work up on patients who complaint of weight gain, to guide management.
|Metabolic Syndrome and Hormonal Options for Reduction of Weight
Jeffrey M. Galvin, MD
Medical Director, Vitality Medical Wellness Institute, Charlotte, NC
Nearly one hundred million Americans meet the definition of Metabolic Syndrome. Those affected are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. Obesity and insulin resistance play a key role in the disease and its treatment. Addressing the root cause of the syndrome can lead to its reversal and subsequent prevention of its associated diseases. In this lecture, we will cover the basics of treating Metabolic Syndrome with a focus on hormonal optimization and weight loss. The roles played by sex hormones, cortisol, Thyroid, Leptin, Ghrelin, and Glucagon-Like peptides will be explored. In addition, the use of specific therapies to target these hormonal pathways (such as Metformin and GLP-1 Agonists) will be discussed. Hormonal optimization, lifestyle change, nutrition, and fitness also play essential roles in the treatment and reversal of both obesity and Metabolic Syndrome and will be covered as well.
|Weight Loss Diets: A Review of Healthy Diets for Weight Loss and Those to Avoid
John E. Lewis, Ph.D.
Voluntary Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology, University of Miami
This lecture will feature some of the latest nutrition science information, related to how to effectively lose weight. While the overweight/obesity epidemic is firmly entrenched in society, methods for losing weight are more pressing than ever. This lecture will highlight how nutrition modification is the obvious primary method to lose weight, while ensuring adequate nutrition and considering other health outcomes, e.g., cardiovascular, cognition, and mental health. Diets that should be avoided or chosen with considerable care will also be discussed. Having a proper understanding of at least some of the evidence base of nutrition and its relationships to weight loss is important for all allied health practitioners and wellness industry professionals, especially considering all of the marketing hype around weight loss methods. Dr. Lewis’s lecture provides attendees an evidence-based review of nutrition science that emphasizes some recent important findings that have an impact on weight, body composition, and overall quality of life.