Have you ever woken up in the morning only to feel physically and mentally exhausted before your day has even started?
Has your weight gotten out of hand?
Are you stressed out?
Do you lack energy or are you dealing with chronic pain?
Whatever the case may be, there is nothing worse than feeling like you have no control over your own health. Isolation from family and friends, financial uncertainty, the loss of job security, and recent unrest amongst our fellow mankind are only adding to the helplessness many people are feeling right now.
Naturally, many people turn to food as a source of comfort. Unfortunately, this creates a vicious cycle of eating to feed your emotions rather than eating to fuel your body.
If you’re taking multiple prescription medications, a handful of vitamins and supplements, tried diet after diet, are exercising and trying to eat healthy, and still NOTHING has worked, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. When you’re not functioning at your best, it affects every aspect of your life—your job, family, relationships, and your sanity.
The good news is that there is a way you can reclaim your health and happiness. While that means different things to different people, I think we can all agree there isn’t a single person who doesn’t want to feel fit, look his/her best, and be exploding with energy every day. But how do you do that? Where do you start?
There is so much misinformation on social media that it’s nearly impossible to decipher through it all and separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, this misinformation spreads like wildfire, not because it’s backed by scientific evidence or expert knowledge, but because it’s backed by popularity and good looks. How many times have you scrolled through Facebook or Instagram and read all the latest tips on how to lose weight? Social media “experts” are out there telling you what to eat, how many calories to eat, when to eat, how much to exercise, how to add up points/macros/micros, etc. The list goes on and on. The truth is, we have all the information we need, so then why is it so hard to start your health & weight loss journey from home?
You’re following all the advice that’s supposed to work for most people, but why isn’t it working for you? Or maybe, it’s not about the weight at all. Maybe your weight isn’t the issue but you struggle with migraines, depression, bloating, constipation, joint pain, eczema, or other symptoms. Wouldn’t it be great to figure out the right things to do for YOUR body instead of wasting so much time doing these one-size-fits-all programs? This is precisely why working with the RIGHT doctor can make all the difference in your weight loss journey and in your overall health.
Now, I’m going to be honest with you, most doctors don’t know enough about nutrition. Yes, that’s as embarrassing as it sounds. I still hear some of my colleagues preaching about Calories In - Calories Out = Weight Loss. This is by far one of the biggest circulating myths about weight loss and it can’t be further from the truth! Food isn’t supposed to be a mathematical equation, it’s meant to nourish your body. There is no food that is inherently “bad” or “good,” only what’s healthy for YOU. The foods you eat cause a chemical reaction that can either provide your body with the nutrients it needs, or cause a cascade of inflammation leading to weight gain and other chronic medical conditions.
If you find that your doctor is so busy treating the disease that he/she has little time to treat you, then you’ve come to the right place. When you schedule a consultation with me on eDoc Telemed, rest assured that you’re getting a doctor who is there to guide you every step of the way, helping you discover what works for YOUR body, so you can stay focused on all the other aspects of your life. Whether your goal is to lose weight or improve your overall health, selecting the right doctor who is the right fit for you can make all the difference. Find out how I work with YOU to discover what could be making you sick, help you lose weight, get rid of inflammation, and ultimately reclaim your health!
Remember, the best doctors are the ones who try to get you OFF medications, not give you whatever you want for a quick fix. You can’t spend years abusing your mind and body and expect your doctor to fix it with some magic pill. The truth is, health is a journey, but that doesn’t mean you have to tackle it alone. We start by getting to know each other with good old fashioned talking and listening. This may include further diagnostic and/or lab testing if needed. With a strong foundation to stand on, you can not only achieve your goals but maintain them as well. After all, living your BEST life and looking and feeling your best, shouldn’t feel impossible.
Dr. Armaghan Azad, MD, MPH
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