How Our Medical Weight Loss Program Works

Medical Weight Loss

We aren’t here to help you focus on a number on the scale, we are here to help you achieve the healthiest and happiest life possible. That’s why our medical weight loss services are centered around your lifestyle and your future wellness.

Being a part of our medical weight loss program at Cederquist means you will be provided with a personalized, in-depth plan that balances all aspects of your nutrition and health in order to help you have long-lasting results. We aren’t going to focus on counting calories or insane diets; instead, we will focus on what your body and mind truly need.

Lifestyle changes are a huge factor in any medical weight loss program. We know it’s never easy to change the patterns you’ve fallen into, but you’ll never be alone in your journey. Our team of specialists will be with you every step of the way, whether you need some motivation or if you have any questions or concerns. We will always be by your side.

How Our Medical Weight Loss Program Works

Weight loss isn’t just about what you’re putting in your body, it’s also about what’s going on in your mind, with your hormones, and with the way you move your body. That’s why the team of specialists at Cederquist is committed to surrounding you with a strong support system while you begin your weight loss journey.

After an initial physical, blood work and a food test panel, we can determine any underlying health issues you may have such as food allergies/sensitivities or a hormone imbalance that may be contributing to the difficulties in your weight loss journey. Once we have determined a baseline of your overall health, we can work with you to create a personalized plan that incorporates exercise, meal plans (NOT diets) and vitamin/nutritional supplements.

  • Weekly check-ins on your physical and mental health: Making active lifestyle changes and watching your body transform right in front of your eyes can be a lot to process. So while we will check on your physical health once a week, we make it a point to check on your mental health as well because the overall goal is to help you create a stable, healthy relationship with food.
  • Nutritional answers, guidance and support: There are going to be times when you try to incorporate certain foods into your daily meals that you may not like, and that’s okay. Instead of forcing yourself to eat something you don’t like, tell us how you’re feeling and we can work to implement a different food that is just as good for you but is more enjoyable to eat. Eating healthy shouldn’t be torture, that’s why we are here to help you find the most delicious and nutritious meal plan that works for YOU!
  • Vitamin supplement guidance and support: A crucial part of weight loss is making sure you have ample amount of vitamins and minerals to support you throughout the day. Whether your body is lacking B-12, vitamin D or C, we can help you get back on track to make sure your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs to fully perform.

If you’re feeling hopeless about weight loss, contact us today to learn more about the best medically supervised weight loss programs in SWFL.

Nutritional Health Services For in SWFL

No matter your age or background, nutrition is a crucial component of health and wellness. Your body is your biggest personal asset and it deserves to be treated as such. That’s why focusing on nutrition in conjunction with any allergies/sensitivities, hormone imbalances or digestive issues you may have is the best way to develop a wellness plan that works for you and your health.

Our nutritional services can stand alone, but they work best when paired with our medical weight loss services. During your journey through weight loss and creating healthy eating habits, your body may start to lack some of the nutrients it needs. That’s why we come prepared with high-quality natural supplement recommendations.

If weight loss isn’t on your radar, but you still feel like you’re missing out on some crucial nutrients, we can perform a Spectracell Micronutrient test to see if you may have any vitamin deficiencies. This in-depth panel test measures 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites such as: 

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1, 2, 3, 6 and 12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenate
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Copper

Proprietary Products We Offer

If you’re looking for supplements to take or new ways to get all the nutrients your body needs, we offer the following proprietary products by recommendation:

 

  • Pure Encapsulations
  • Orgain Protein products
  • LMNT electrolytes
  • Vital Proteins
  • Simply Snackin
  • And so much more!

Why Should I Seek Medical Care for a Nutritional Supplement Plan?

If you just buy over-the-counter nutritional supplements, you may have no idea what nutrients your body actually needs. That’s why it’s important to seek guidance from a professional who can perform a nutritional test on you to make sure the supplements they recommend are the ones you need and that they won’t react to any other medication you may be taking.

If you’re looking for guidance in giving your body all of the nutrients it needs, contact us today for a consultation. The team of medical nutritionists at Cederquist will be more than happy to work with you on creating a nutritional wellness plan. Contact us today for a consultation.

Services for Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Have you noticed that you feel bloated after eating gluten? Maybe your joints start to ache after eating too much sugar, or maybe you get a migraine every time you eat dairy products? You may be suffering from a food allergy or sensitivity that is causing you to have some kind of reaction every time you eat a specific food.

Most people think that a food allergy shows itself in the form of a rash or an upset stomach. While it’s true that sometimes a food allergy can be obvious, most of the time, food allergies or sensitivities show themselves in other ways. Common signs you may have a food allergy or sensitivity are:

  • Migraines or other headaches
  • Joint aches
  • Excessive gas or bloating
  • Asthma, wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Nasal congestion, chronic throat clearing or post nasal drip
  • Fatigue, anxiety or brain fog

Food Allergies vs. Food Sensitivities

The biggest difference between food allergies and food sensitivities is how the body reacts to the food. When you’re allergic to something like peanut butter, your immune system is what causes the initial reaction. The reaction can vary from hives to something as serious as anaphylaxis. If you have a food sensitivity, the reaction occurs in the digestive system, which is why you may feel very bloated after eating a certain food.

Food allergies and sensitivities are a lot more common than people think. Many people  worldwide suffer from these kinds of challenges, so you’re not alone in your journey.

Oftentimes, uncovering food allergies and sensitivities is very beneficial to fully develop a nutritional plan for your weight loss journey and steer the ship of your health and wellness in the right direction.

As an experienced allergy diagnostic and treatment center, the team at Cederquist can help you uncover any food allergies or sensitivities you may be experiencing by performing a Food Panel Test. This test assesses 184 different foods to determine where your food allergy or sensitivity may lie.

If you’re ready to fully understand your body and develop a nutritional plan that works for you and your health and wellness, we are ready to help you. We can guide you on your nutrition and weight loss journey so you can meet your goals. Contact us today for a consultation.

Gut and Digestive Health Services

Have you ever noticed that your stomach hurts or has trouble digesting after eating? Are you frustrated with always feeling sluggish or fatigued after a meal? Have you tried changing your diet but nothing works? You may be allergic to a specific food, but you may also have other digestive health issues.

The most common digestive health issue we encounter is Malabsorption or “Leaky Gut.” This essentially means that the lining of your intestine may have increased permeability/hyperpermeability – this allows proteins and food particles to pass through the intestine lining and into the bloodstream improperly digested. Some of these particles may be potentially toxic. A leaky gut may also cause your body to miss out on some of the nutrients it needs.

How to Test for Leaky Gut

When this malabsorption occurs, your body may experience systemic inflammation and may show the following symptoms:

  • Food sensitivities
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems
  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Mucus in stool
  • Excess gas

If you’ve had any of these symptoms, reach out to us for guidance and treatment. We can perform a Parasitology Test that will determine the best course of action for treatment. 

How to Heal Leaky Gut

After reviewing the test results with you, we can develop a well-rounded nutrition and wellness plan to make sure you always feel your best after a meal.

Since there are no specific treatments for leaky gut, we can provide recommendations that can help treat the underlying conditions that may have led to your leaky gut syndrome. Some underlying conditions that we may need to address to fully heal your leaky gut are:

  • Celiac disease: if we suspect this condition, we will refer you to a gastroenterologist for a proper evaluation. Following a gluten-free diet is absolutely mandatory if you are diagnosed with this condition.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): If you have IBD, immune system suppressors, antibiotics, pain relievers, and supplements like iron, calcium and vitamin D can help recover the lining of your gut.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): If you struggle with IBS, taking tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs, antidepressants, anticholinergic medications, pain relievers, and antibiotics may help calm the symptoms of your leaky gut.

How to Prevent Leaky Gut

  • Increase your intake of high-fiber foods
  • Reduce your stress levels
  • Quit smoking
  • Take a probiotic supplement. It’s important to change the kind of probiotic you’re taking every 3 months.
  • Reduce your daily intake of refined carbohydrates
  • Reduce your daily intake of alcohol

Your body needs to be able to use all of the nutrients that come from your food. We can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing your gut lining to weaken, and we will guide you every step of the way to a successful recovery. Contact us today for a consultation.

Hormone Therapy Services in SWFL

Not feeling like your normal self? Feeling fatigued or foggy? These could be signs of hormone imbalance. It’s normal for hormone levels to decline over time, but an imbalance in your hormones can impact the quality of your life and leave you feeling frustrated.

The experts at Cederquist can help guide you through appropriate hormone therapy based on your needs. While hormone therapy can stand alone, we highly recommend utilizing the many services incorporated into the Cederquist Wellness Plan. 

Hormones may only be part of the issue, which is why we start with comprehensive tests like lab panels for your hormones, a food panel test to determine any allergies or sensitivities you may have, as well as a parasitology test that can help us determine if you may have any digestive issues in conjunction with a hormone imbalance.

After reviewing your test results, if we find an imbalance in hormones we may recommend Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) based on what we find.

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

HRT utilizes treatments created for the individual that can restore low hormones – whether that’s estrogen, progesterone or testosterone. This form of hormone replacement therapy can involve injections, creams and hormone pellets or pills inserted under the skin. These substitutes serve to balance whatever hormone you may be lacking.

What Are the Signs That You Need HRT?

The experts at Cederquist believe in approaching treatment by encompassing all aspects of wellness such as food allergies, nutrition, and digestive health. However, some aspects of wellness may outweigh the others depending on your current needs.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, HRT as a part of our wellness program may be the right fit for you:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thinning hair
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Increase in body fat
  • Slower metabolism
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men

If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms and are looking for a solution, contact us today. We can help you develop a wellness plan with a strong focus on hormone therapy in order to get you back to your best self.

Behavioral Health Therapy Services in SWFL

Behavioral health therapy is a broad term that encompasses multiple branches of mental health. At Cederquist, our Behavioral Health Therapy services are targeted towards improving the relationship between your daily habits and their effect on your physical and mental health.

Essentially, this is a type of therapy that aims to identify and help change potentially unhealthy behaviors.

The key component that we focus on in your daily habits is your eating – the kind of food you eat, how often you eat, how big the portions you eat are, the kind of nutrients your food is providing, etc. 

It’s not uncommon for most people to have unhealthy eating habits – it’s human nature to become busy and grab the quickest snack you can think of, or maybe skip eating altogether. However, your body is your biggest personal asset, and it needs to be nourished properly.

The goal isn’t to try some crazy diet, or count your calories – the goal is to help you find a healthy relationship with food. Food should make you feel good, not the other way around, so the goal is to ultimately develop a meal plan with you that makes you feel full, nourished, and  happy.

Eating Disorder Treatment

For those who need help with eating disorders our licensed psychologist is here to help with an open mind and heart.

Do you think you may have an eating disorder? Reflect on the following questions:

  • Do you spend a lot of time meal planning and calorie counting in an attempt to change your body?
  • Does the number you see on the scale determine your food and food choices for the day?
  • Does your urge to eat less/more feel out of your control?
  • Do you often experience shame after eating specific foods?
  • Is there a voice in your head that tells you that you should be ashamed of your body and how it looks?
  • Are you too concerned about your outward appearance and keeping yourself from eating because of it?

If you found yourself nodding your head to more than one of these questions, you may have an eating disorder. You’re not alone. Our licensed psychologist has many years of experience working with people who struggle with eating disorders.

When you’re ready to take the next step in your wellness journey, we are here for you. Contact us today for guidance and support in creating an in-depth wellness plan with behavioral health therapy at its core.

Primary Care Services in SWFL

A well-rounded wellness plan has to start somewhere, and it usually begins with Primary Care services. At Cederquist, we may specialize in specific areas of wellness, but our roots are planted firmly in primary care.

As your primary care provider, we won’t just prescribe you medicine and then send you on your way. Due to our extensive experience and background, we have specialists in-house that can work with your primary care needs as well as the areas of your health that may need more focus than others.

Primary Care Services Include:

  • Bone and joint care
  • Care for chronic illnesses like diabetes, asthma or heart disease
  • Eyecare
  • Mental and behavioral health care
  • Reproductive system care for men and women
  • Annual checkups for routine health screenings
  • Age-appropriate immunizations
  • Counsel and guidance on lifestyle changes in order to prevent disease

If you’re new to the area of SWFL or you just need a medical provider who truly understands and listens to you, then look no further than the experts at Cederquist. We are precise in our approach to the wellness you are looking for, and our medical, nutritional and behavioral experts are ready to guide you to a happier and healthier life. Contact us today to learn more about our primary care services.

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