Weight Loss Center Hood River OR

See below for weight loss center in Hood River that give access to techniques for losing weight, including dietary supplements, bariatric surgery, gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding, and crash dieting, as well as advice and content on weight management and keeping the weight off.

Weight Watchers
(800) 516-3535
2010 Sterling Place
Hood River, OR

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Daniel's Health Foods LLC
(541) 386-7328
1411 13th St
Hood River, OR
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

James A. Auerbach, M.D., P.C.
(503) 363-0524
4747 Skyline Road South, #190
Salem, OR
Services
Weight Management, Stress Management, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Preventive Medicine, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Gynecology, Guided Imagery, Family Practice, Diabetes, CranioSacral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Bio-identical HRT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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AHAVAH Massage & Wellness Center
(503) 363-8372
4747 Skyline Road South, Suite 190
Salem, OR
Services
Weight Management, Therapeutic Touch, Stress Management, Reiki, Nutrition, Massage Therapy, Healing Touch, Family Therapy, Energy Medicine, Aromatherapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Healthy Inspirations
(541) 772-2224
1250 Biddle Road # Centre
Medford, OR
 
Weight Watchers
(800) 516-3535
305 E 11Th St
The Dalles, OR

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Kelly E Chambers, RD
Providence Hood River Hospital13th & May St
Hood River, OR
 
Foundation Natural Medicine Center
(503) 608-9160
3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite 200-D
Beaverton, OR
Services
Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Chiropractic, Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Allergy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Oregon Lipodissolve Center
(503) 905-2139
4035 Mercantile Drive # 204
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Michelle Jackson
(541) 385-0775
334 NE Irving Avenue # 103
Bend, OR
 
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Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 2

March 13, 2011
Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 2 Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 2

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Complexities Leading to Weight Gain
So we begin to see the complex interrelationships that lead to poor metabolism and weight gain. Medications like Prozac and Omeprazole don’t really “fix” anything. They simply attempt to control symptoms while leading to other problems. The real issue is why does Lisa have heartburn? What foods is she allergic to? How much stress is she under and what is she doing about it?

Cravings
Further evidence of this appears in her “carbohydrate cravings.” I hear this all the time. Why do we crave carbs? There are several mechanisms that can drive this behavior.

The simplest understanding of this comes from looking at the neurochemicals in our brain. If our brain is over stimulated from too much stress and cortisol, not enough sleep, bad food chemicals such as mono-sodium-glutamate (MSG) and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (Nutri-Sweet) then it is not going to feel at ease or calm.

When our brain is stressed then we grab comfort foods like carbs, chips, sweets, and high glycemic treats. If I have a bag of cookies and I start to eat them in a state of stress or unrest then the first thing that occurs is that these high glycemic treats release a fast burst of sugar to my brain.

Our brain can only use sugar calories, it can not process fat or protein, so this burst of sugar causes a spike of adrenaline or epinephrine. This feels good to a tired brain and we feel “alive.”

As the brain senses the rise in epinephrine it engages a mechanism to quickly balance this spike in excitation by rapidly producing a counter spike of calming serotonin. This is the buzz we crave.

We run around all day in our hurried and over committed lives making very little serotonin due to our never ending stress level and when this burst of serotonin hits our brain it feels like heaven on earth. Even if it only lasts 20 minutes it’s worth the sin to feel that rush and wave of euphoria. We are hooked. We are carb addicts. So tomorrow when I feel rushed and uneasy what do you think I will be looking for? Where’s that bag of sweet treats?

Insulin Resistance
Secondarily we develop a sweet tooth from carbs and this is very addicting in itself. This eating of carbs leads to sugar spikes that will ultimately contribute to our development of insulin resistance and finally diabetes.

With insulin resistance we begin to make more insulin in an attempt to keep our blood sugar down but this insulin is a problem. Insulin tells our body . . . say it with me now . . . “stop burning fat.” What many people fail to realize is that the bread, rice, pasta and potato all carry as much if not more sugar than the chocolate bar that we are trying to avoid.

So now to add insult to injury, when we eat these carbs and cause our sugar to spike which leads to insulin resistance then we h...

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