Should Obesity Be Treated as a Disease?

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a new policy which states that obesity is now classified as a medical disease.

Since over 35 percent of adults and 17 percent of our youth are categorized as having the “disease” of obesity, a new range of medical interventions has begun to gain in popularity in order to address this new classification, including prescription medications, radical fad diets, and surgery.

60 billion dollars is spent annually in the US on diet and weight-loss related products alone – yet UCLA research has shown that up to 66 percent of people who diet usually fail – and then regain more weight than before they started. Obesity can be treated quite simply, but the mainstream approaches to weight loss have proven to be ineffective.

“Medicalizing” obesity only leads us to rely on costly and invasive treatments, instead of more sensible solutions such as switching to a healthy lifestyle. We need to understand and then address the underlying causes – not the symptoms – of obesity. These underlying causes may include nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, toxicity, stress, emotional trauma and addiction. Proper instruction – not medication, fads, or surgery – can provide a healthy and long-lasting solution to the dilemma of obesity.

At 12weeks.ca our comprehensive approach to weight loss focuses on the entire person – not just their symptoms. We provide our clients with a unique and personalized plan specific to their current condition, medical history and emotional needs. We utilize a whole-life approach which provides our clients with a new, healthy, and satisfying lifestyle while continuing to enjoy long-lasting weight management.

You can break free of the diet trap. We can show you how.

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