obesity management with alexis beck, registered dietitian and medical nutritionist

We now know that obesity is a disease, not unlike diabetes or hypertension. However, unlike other diseases, obesity is a chronic condition  requiring ongoing attention & treatment.

We now know that obesity is a disease, not unlike diabetes or hypertension. However, unlike other diseases, obesity is a chronic condition  requiring ongoing attention & treatment.

It is not a social disease or a category of shame. It is a neuro-metabolic disorder, and it is genetic. It is a result of impeded communication between the hypothalamus of the brain, and the gut hormones, you might say. This causes dysregulation—or a lack of signaling—as to when an individual is actually “hungry” or “full” or “satisfied.” And, depending on the percentages of certain hormones that you are born with, you either will or won’t be obese.

The new weight loss medications that are everywhere in the media—despite a great deal of misinformation—are profoundly effective in replicating the way a “thin person” experiences hunger and satiety in their everyday lives.

Obesity can be influenced by lifestyle, of course. And demographics. It is currently an epidemic in the United States. It can be a dangerous disease, as it causes significant inflammation in the body, and makes us far more vulnerable to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Alexis Beck, MPH, RD, LPN, has more than 25 years of experience with obesity management and medication-assisted weight loss techniques:

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Medical Nutrition Therapy

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Transactional Analyses (TA)/Ego State Therapy

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Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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Perceptive, Non-Judgmental, Empathetic Listening

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Medication-Assisted Weight Management Protocol

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

NutritionRx is a step above the rest, taking a unique and personally-curated approach to obesity management:

“It seems that I was put on the earth to do this work. Sometimes, I surprise myself with the impact I have on so, so many people who are so, so challenged by disordered eating, chronic overweight, and obesity.

It is such a privilege to be doing what I’m doing every day because it is not “work.” I feel like I’m talking to an incredible variety of human beings who are seeking my help and trusting me with their innermost difficulties, fears and obstacles, so that we can reroute the impact of sadness and fears, difficulties, obstacles, and traumas away from a toxic relationship with food and eating, and towards the healing that each and every one of us needs and deserves.”

—Alexis Beck, MPH, RD, LDN

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