Supercharge your weight loss!

By: Dr. Michael Morsillo, B.Sc., N.D.

If you have been having difficulty losing weight or have been gaining weight steadily over the months or years, then this article is for you.  One of the biggest reasons why people don’t succeed with their weight loss goals is that they give up far too early and far too easily.  If you have tried and failed in the past, I am here to tell you DO NOT GIVE UP!!  If you tell yourself and everyone else that you have tried everything there is, you’re wrong.

Over the past several years, I have applied my Naturopathic approach to weight loss and I can tell you that we have seen some incredible success stories with many people who had “tried everything there is”. At Newmarket Naturopathic clinic,  our approach to weight loss treats each patient as an individual, and we develop a personalized weight loss program tailored specifically to your unique needs.  We also address several underlying causes of weight issues that are often completely ignored.  There are numerous underlying causes for being overweight that hold you back from seeing the results you deserve.

Detoxification & Cleansing:

Since we are constantly bombarded with toxins, the question is no longer “are we toxic?”, but rather, “how toxic are we?”.  We encounter many toxins through our food, water, topical products, the air we breathe, our homes, and at work.  Over time these toxins can overwhelm our ability to remove them and begin to make our cells function less efficiently. 

When our cells are not at peak function, our metabolism and energy production slows down, causing you to become fatigued and more likely to gain weight.  At our Newmarket Naturopathic clinic, we will often perform lab tests to evaluate the presence of toxins and your ability to detoxify toxins.

Hormonal Balance:

Our hormones are simply messengers.  When our brain wants to send a message throughout the body, it will release hormones to communicate its demands.  When our hormones are out of balance, these messages are not delivered effectively anymore (imagine if many of your emails never getting to the correct address). 

If this occurs with important hormones such as cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, it will become very difficult to lose weight.  Our thyroid hormones set the tone for our metabolism, and if these hormones are not working properly, this uphill battle becomes nearly impossible.  At our Newmarket Naturopathic clinic, we always perform hormone testing to make sure we correct any hormone imbalances as we begin our weight loss journey.

Nutrient Deficiencies:

Our typical diet has evolved to include more “empty calorie” foods, and less foods rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients that are essential for optimal health.   Over time, we lose out on many nutrients and slowly drift into a state of multiple-nutrient deficiencies. 

When your cells don’t have all of the nutrients they need, they become unable to produce energy and your metabolism becomes diminished.  At our Naturopathic clinic, we can perform lab tests to evaluate your nutrient status.  We also recommend intravenous (IV) vitamin & mineral therapy for those who need to quickly replenish nutrients, enabling them to boost their metabolism and feel energetic again.

Dr. Michael Morsillo is a naturopathic doctor who maintains a clinical practice in Newmarket, where he focuses mainly on anxiety, depression, cancer,thyroid & hormonal concerns,  detoxification, and weight loss. 

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Call 905-898-1844 (ext. 135) or email