SPECIAL HEALTH ISSUES
If you have medical concerns that make your eating and weight struggles even more challenging, we can help. Beyond our expertise in binge eating and emotional eating, we can help those with Type 2 Diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and feelings of food addiction. Our healthy weight and well-being program can help you prevent or manage these and other special health issues.
“My sugars are in the normal range with a third of the medication."
HELP FOR OTHER SPECIAL HEALTH ISSUES
Type 2 Diabetes / Insulin Resistance / Prediabetes / Metabolic Syndrome
“Diabetes is as much an emotional disease as it is metabolic. Successful treatment entails working with the total array of health behaviors.” ~ American Diabetes Association
You’ve heard your physicians recommend a healthy diet plan, weight loss and exercise to better manage your diabetes. But we know that what to do isn’t the problem for women with diabetes: it’s how to put it all together. Read More
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
After a long struggle with skipped periods, weight gain, hair growing where you don’t want it, and falling out where you do want it, you’ve finally been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). We can offer guidance as you’re suddenly hearing phrases like ‘greater risk for diabetes,’ ‘increased androgen levels,’ and ‘cardiovascular events’. Read More
“The PCOS classes (nutrition and the types of exercise are most effective for women with PCOS) were SO HELPFUL. Literally better info from those two segments than any discussion I’ve had with a GP. I’m so grateful that PCOS-specific discussions were included — thank you! Overall, it was a great mix of classes and exercise options — really supportive, inclusive, but with enough ‘oomph’ to make a difference.”
-S.B., June 2017
Gastric Bypass and Lapband Surgery
Whether you’re planning to have surgery or have already undergone weight loss surgery, making a substantial change in your thinking and behavior is vitally important for success. We will help you design a plan to ensure a long-term optimal outcome. Read More
Mobility: Arthritis and Other Orthopedic Issues
Do you want to get moving again but feel discouraged by problems with muscle or joint pain? We can help. Our fitness team will work with you to provide customized exercise modifications to improve your range of motion, endurance, and strength. Together these exercises play a vital role in maintaining your ability to move and function, and help you feel good again.
Mobility problems such as arthritis and other orthopedic issues actually benefit from exercise. It’s a very effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement.
You feel out of control, defeated, depressed, ashamed. Just the thought of being around certain foods can make you anxious, and you often have trouble focusing on what matters most to you. It’s not your fault. And you’re not alone. Binge eating is the most common eating disorder. Read More
Can you eat just one cookie? Does the thought of ice cream start you craving it? Do you feel you just can’t stop when you start eating sweets or salty snacks? Do you find yourself wishing that you could find a way to stick to a healthy eating plan? Many of us react to certain types of foods with addictive-type behaviors. Read More