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A Happy, Healthier You
Health

by Lindsey Getz

If you’re struggling with your weight, it can take a toll on your emotional health. You might feel out of control, stressed, helpless or even depressed. Of course, being overweight can also put a strain on your physical health. Weight can put stress on virtually all systems of the body from the cardiovascular system to the musculoskeletal system. It can also lead to pain in the joints and even the back. If you’ve been struggling with your weight, it’s time to take control of your health.

One way that women are starting to take charge of their health is to pursue hormonal balancing. When diet and exercise aren’t doing anything to help drop stubborn pounds, the root of the problem may actually be a hormone imbalance issue. BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers, a national franchise, was founded to address this issue.

“The BeBalanced program is a non-medical alternative to overcome the symptoms of hormone imbalance that many women start to experience as they age,” explains Denise Wynters, owner of BeBalanced of Cherry Hill. “These symptoms include the inability to lose weight through traditional diet plus exercise, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, low libido, vaginal dryness and fibroids.”

Wynters says that on average, clients lose between 15 and 22 pounds in 30 days. While the weight loss is great, the way this program makes clients feel is what Wynters believes is most powerful.

“Clients have more energy and feel empowered by their success,” she says. “I love that we help our clients understand their body chemistry and that we introduce them to the power of natural hormone balancing to lose weight and to keep it off.”

During the weight loss phase of the BeBalanced program, Wynters says they introduce natural progesterone in the form of homeopathic sublingual drops, which are drops under the tongue.

“With our program, there are no injections, no meal plans and no weigh-ins,” she adds. “We provide a supportive, relaxing atmosphere and we love being able to share in our clients’ success.”

Chiropractic Care for Improved Health
Dr. Michael J. O’Keefe, of O’Keefe Chiropractic Center, says that he would certainly advocate that his patients strive to achieve a desirable weight as to not tax their spinal structure. Ultimately the goal of chiropractic techniques, O’Keefe says, is to enhance an individual’s ability to move. To be able to participate in normal daily activities and experience pain-free movement is important in terms of quality of life. A healthy weight would be helpful in these goals, as well, O’Keefe says. In that way, chiropractic care and healthy weight loss techniques can work together in achieving an overall healthier “you.”

O’Keefe says that he has recently adopted an active release technique, a type of soft tissue therapy that relieves tight muscles and treats problems with ligaments, tendons and nerves. This hands-on technique has been found to be very effective for many joint conditions and is less invasive than a lot of other treatments out there.

“We evaluate our patients because in some cases they do need a more aggressive treatment,” O’Keefe says. “However, many patients have found that this has been an effective solution to dealing with their joint pain or extremity condition.”

O’Keefe has also been utilizing a cutting- edge technology called spinal decompression therapy to help treat his patients’ back and neck pain. This non-surgical, computer- modulated device is programmed to deliver gentle stretching at the patient’s lower back or around the hips. The negative pressure allows a disc to be gently pulled into its proper position with no pain.

Overall, O’Keefe says that these efforts are all about “well-being,” just as hormonal balancing is ultimately focused on.

“Being able to move pain-free, enhances your overall health and well-being,” he says. “If you’re limited in your ability to move around, it affects all of your other systems and your entire well-being. If we can correct that issue, then it’s a step toward better health.”

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 9 (December, 2017). 

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