Spring signifies renewal and is an opportunity to evaluate personal eating habits and exercise regimens. Make a commitment to the achievement and maintenance of a healthy weight while nourishing the body with nutritious foods and vitamins. March is Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The national campaign focuses on the development of healthy eating and exercise habits. The 2021 theme, “Personalize Your Plate,” emphasizes the uniqueness of individuals and that nutrition and health should be customized for different genetic and metabolic states, weight loss and health goals, and preferences. Drug Crafters pharmacy is acutely aware of individualized therapies, customization being the foundation of compounding pharmacy. Focused on health and wellness, Drug Crafters appreciates the impact of food as medicine and offers a variety of vitamins and specialty compounds to supplement and support patients’ medically supervised weight loss or health-optimization programs.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports the prevalence of obesity in America to be 42.7%, a rising trend over the last 40 years. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, and combined are the leading cause of premature or preventable death. A societal perceived value on excess, such as all-you-can-eat, free refills, and supersized portion options, exacerbates the problem.
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a determinant of weight category using height and weight. A BMI 25.0 to <30 is considered overweight, and a BMI of 30.0 or higher is considered obese.
Lack of exercise and dietary habits contribute to obesity; however, obesity is a metabolic condition and can also be influenced by environmental factors and genetics. A medically supervised weight loss program can target the controllable factors of obesity by increasing exercise, modifying diet, and incorporating vitamins that support the program by promoting health and wellness, detoxification, and metabolic effects.
Food affects health and wellness, hormones, body composition, weight, mood, skin health, energy and metabolism, detoxification, healthy aging capacity and more. Prioritize the consumption of unprocessed foods and foods low in saturated fats, sodium, and sugar. Documentation in scientific literature shows that for conditions in which diet and exercise are risk factors, disease progression can be mitigated and existing disease potentially reversed with lifestyle modifications.
Consult with your physician to see how Drug Crafters’ compounded products can fit into your medically supervised weight loss programs:
- MIC Lipo Slim • MC Lipo Slim Kit • MC Lipo Slim • Skinny Shot
- Adult BMI Calculator. CDC
- Adult Obesity Facts. CDC
- Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity. NIH
- Defining Adult Overweight and Obesity. CDC
- Effects of exercise and diet on chronic disease. J Appl Physiol
- National Nutrition Month Toolkit (eatright.org)
- Obesity. NIH
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