With increasing rates of obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, musculoskeletal pain, and heart problems in the U.S., our patients are increasingly looking for ways to make healthy lifestyle changes.
With so many available fad diets and exercise regimens peddled by celebrities and fitness trainers who lack medical credentials, it is no wonder that this issue is overwhelming.
Life Medical offers four different types of medical treatments to help patients manage and lose weight.
➊ NeuroReplete Weight Loss Program
Dr. Jacob Mirman offers a commonsense, sustainable approach to manage weight and promote a healthy long term lifestyle.
Dr. Mirman believes that for most people, weight loss is not possible without adequate appetite suppression. He also maintains that to be effective in weight loss patients have to learn how to figure out the energy value of the food they eat and limit it to the agreed upon caloric intake.
The NeuroReplete Weight Loss Program involves taking natural, drug-free supplements as “medicine”. These supplements are an incredibly effective appetite suppressant and have allowed countless patients to curb their appetites and lose weight.
➋ Oriental Medicine
John Martin Hauser, BSN, RN, ND, OMD, LAc. has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing health care professional and has dedicated his adult life to the study and practice of holistic health care.
Among other degrees and accolades, Dr. Hauser obtained his Masters of Oriental Medicine at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, Minnesota.
Dr. Hauser can treat patients for weight loss and weight management using Oriental medicine herbal formulas. After meeting with the patient he will determine the correct formula for the specific pattern that is causing the patient’s weight gain.
➌ Nutrition Therapies from a Dietician Nutritionist
BJ Goldman has more than 30 year of experiences working
as a dietician.
She provides custom-designed nutrition therapies for a variety of medical conditions including but not limited to: weight control
(body fat tracking), diabetes, insulin resistance and
BJ believes that weight control is beyond dieting or simple calorie counting and that more important than WHAT we eat is HOW we eat. She uses a system called the DERECH program to train patients to achieve a new relationship with food using behavior change techniques. This program was honored with an award through the Hennepin County Human Services and
Public Health Department.
Patients can make an appointment Ms. Goldman at Minnesota Medical & Rehabilitative Services at 612-721-7772.
Dr. John Hauser provides acupuncture treatments at Life Medical.
Acupuncture has experienced a steady increase in popularity of the past 40 years. With a growing body of scientific studies showing acupuncture’s effectiveness in providing pain relief, researchers and health practitioners have been actively engaged in a quest to understand the full potential of acupuncture.
Recent studies have shown that when acupuncture is combined with traditional methods of weight loss, patients lose more weight. Acupuncture can also help in food addictions. In these cases, one to three acupuncture weight loss sessions can be safe and effective in helping people achieve reasonable weight loss goals.