Understand your metabolism and imbalances that lead to excess body weight.
“…excess body weight is not a problem in itself, and rather is a symptom of underlying metabolism malfunction.”
Once the root of the problem is ascertained, we develop an individualized strategy emphasizing medical treatment along with structured non-diet lifestyle guidance to help restore normal metabolic function. Depending on the particular combination of factors, some patients are more responsive to treatment than others; however, the vast majority of patients respond to treatment. But as with the underlying problems themselves, the solutions also don’t happen overnight.
We also offer treatment for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery in the past, such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, VSG or lap band procedures and are struggling with weight regain or low blood sugar reactions post-surgery.
Did you know that your brain controls your metabolism and appetite through a feedback loop where the brain and body communicate through hormone messengers? The study of metabolism, appetite and weight regulation in patients who are overweight or have obesity is one of the most exciting areas of medicine today and the new scientific discoveries of the past two decades bring increasing clarity and promise to the treatment of patients with obesity.
Dr. Cooper is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and she does not subscribe to the typical ‘calories in, calories out’ explanations which fail to recognize the complexity of weight issues and overlook the current enormous body of research related to neurotransmitters and hormones that regulate weight, appetite and metabolism. Her book; The Metabolic Storm: The science of your metabolism and why it’s making you FAT and possibly INFERTILE details the scientific basis of her approach.