Healthy Weight Loss
Losing weight is a side effect of feeling healthy, well, and having increased energy. At Fit Naturopathic in Ballard Dr. Andrew Simon assesses where you are at with your goals for losing weight, but maximizes your body’s ability to handle stress, improve sleep, and encourage a functional digestive system to make it as easy as possible for you keep your body moving and feeling well with a customized weight loss plan that fits your schedule and needs.
Sample BIA Data printout for Weight Loss Support
In a weight loss focused session, your health markers can be tracked to determine Body Fat Percentage, Lean Muscle Mass %, Water Balance, and your Basal Metabolic rate. Tracking these at each visit goes above and beyond tracking a number on a scale, empowering you with the feedback to keep you motivated to stay on track. See an example, sample report:
Every weight loss program should include a body movement approach, with Dr Andrew Simon’s background in exercise science and kinesiology, he can help customize a work out plan that is right for your body type. You can find Dr. Simon even working out regularly at Olympic Athletic Club across the street from Fit Naturopathic.
Dieting alone may cause a reduction in fat-free mass, and can actually reduce the body’s ability to burn calories. The holy grail of weight management is to maintain or increase fat-free mass. This is not always possible during periods of weight loss. So the goal is to minimize reduction of fat-free mass. A typical patient will experience a loss of 0.45 pounds of fat-free mass and 0.55 pounds of fat mass for each pound of weight loss while dieting without maintenance exercise.
Interested in learning more about Fit Naturopathic’s Weight Management program? Whatever your health goals are, schedule a free 15 minute consult with Dr. Simon over the phone 206-297-6013, via secure video chat or in person.
As 2016 comes to a close, we look forward to a clean slate and new potentials
Many people enjoy keeping with the tradition of making New Year Resolutions. These yearly resolutions are wonderful because they allow us to be mindful of the gifts of both time and self-agency. The transition encourages us to re-assess our lives, be grateful for what we have, and then attempt to improve upon our shortcomings to better ourselves.
Unfortunately, many get into the new year almost expecting to fail at their goals. Fortunately, acupuncture is on your side when it comes to self care in 2017! There are several ways acupuncture supports your new year goals no matter what they might be. For example, the most common new year resolutions are some variations of losing weight or getting fit, eating healthier, decreasing stress or increasing mindfulness, and quitting smoking. Acupuncture can help support all of these goals and more.
Lose Weight Naturally with the FIT WELLNESS NOW Program
Losing weight is a side effect of feeling healthy and having increased energy. At Fit Wellness Centers in Ballard, physicians take a holistic medical assessment where you are at with your health. Then we match your goals for losing weight, and maximize your body’s ability to handle stress, improve sleep, and encourage a functional digestive system allowing you to lose weight naturally. We make it as easy as possible for you keep your body moving and feeling well with a customized weight loss plan that fits your schedule and needs to lose weight naturally.
Natural Anxiety Treatment
Naturopathic Physicians are uniquely capable of supporting patients with natural anxiety treatment methods as primary care physicians. Utilizing the same methods for assessing anxiety, providing appropriate referrals to counselors, but also integrating several areas of medicine to treat a patient holistically from the beginning.
At Fit Wellness Centers, licensed Naturopathic Physicians counsel patients about understanding their anxiety triggers. Reestablish the mind body connection, and help create an environment for a patient to recover from periods of anxiety, or stress to the nervous system. Allowing you to recover from the consequences on health this has on the body over time, to digestion, weight gain, headaches, fatigue, and more.
How Chinese Herbs enhance digestion
Welcome back! Last week we featured how Acupressure improves digestion during the holidays. This post features how Chinese Herbs enhance digestion so you can better enjoy dinner festivities.
Digestive Tea Recipe:
A post-meal tea of Ginger, Cinnamon and honey is delicious and soothing to an overindulged stomach. Since Ginger tea is readily found at grocery stores nowadays, you can choose to purchase pre-made Ginger Tea and simply sprinkle in some cinnamon and add a touch of honey to taste. If you’d like a recipe from scratch, we have included one below. Feel free to use it as a guideline and adjust to your own desired taste with other herbs.
The holiday season is upon us as is the wonderful food, drinks, and merriment that it brings. While Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) champions a philosophy of balance and moderation, a little indulgence can be a healthy thing when coupled with friends and laughter. However, we also know that indulgence leads to uncomfortable consequences, so here are ways that TCM wisdom can help.
Acupressure points you can massage to promote digestion:
Molina Naturopathic Coverage
Dr. Andrew Simon and Dr. Claire Zimmerman are Molina Naturopathic Physicians, meaning they are in network with Molina Healthcare of Washington for coverage of Naturopathic Medicine. Molina Healthcare of Washington provides both Washington Apple Health Medicaid and Marketplace insurance plans through the Exchange. While Fit Providers can provide primary care coverage to some capacity, we recommend using both your assigned care provider and we will work with your primary care physician to provide adjunctive care in an integrative approach. This provides the patients with the best care possible.
Chiropractic vs Naturopathic Manipulation
Naturopathic Physicians can adjust the spine using naturopathic manipulations similar to chiropractic techniques and adjustments many chiropractors commonly employ. Dr. Andrew Simon at Fit Wellness Centers in Ballard provides a wide range of treatment options including, manual manipulation, therapeutic stretching, activator technique, drop table techniques, pelvic blocking, active release techniques and more. A difference in philosophy guides naturopathic physicians, to restore the root cause of the structural imbalance, and to minimize the force and frequency of spinal manipulations compared to many chiropractors. A Naturopathic Physician has the unique integration of care for patients by being able to order imaging, prescribe medications, and perform manipulations to the spine.
Natural Hypertension Treatment
Natural Hypertension Treatment and You: Definition, Causes, and Treatment Options
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is prevalent in about 33.5% of the adult population aged 20 and over. In 2012, 34 million patients visited their doctors with hypertension as their chief complaint. (1)
What is Hypertension?
Blood pressure is determined by two things: the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure. Hypertension can be asymptomatic, but this does not mean it is not damaging. Uncontrolled hypertension can cause serious health complications, including heart attack and stroke. (2)
What Causes Hypertension?
There are two kinds of hypertension: primary (or essential) and secondary. Secondary hypertension is caused by something outside of the cardiovascular system, such as kidney or thyroid disease, sleep apnea, or chronic alcohol use. Essential hypertension is more common, and research shows that dysregulation of the nervous system is largely responsible. Specifically, the sympathetic nervous system (your “fight or flight” response) is overactive, and the parasympathetic nervous system (your “rest and digest” response) is under active. (3)(4) So what can be done?
Here is Dr. Andrew Simon‘s Interview with Q13 Fox News discussing Natural Energy Sources including Vitamin B12 Injections, Nuun Tablets, Avocado, Electrolytes, Water, Sleep, and Exercise! Always check in with your Naturopathic Physician before starting any new herbal supplement to make sure there isn’t any contraindications or unneeded costs. Many times we have low energy because we work our mind & bodies too hard. It is important to make sure you are getting the propper nutrition in a day, sleep, and exercise to maximize your body’s ability to handle your energy naturally.
Natural Energy Sources Interview
Looking for natural sources of energy other than coffee or tea to improve your energy? Are you tired or fatigued from working too much? Learn more at FIT Naturopathic at FIT Wellness Centers in Ballard about how you can improve your natural energy by decreasing stress with biofeedback training, or using the Healthy FIT Wellness Weight Program to lose weight and gain more energy at the same time. Whatever is the cause of the fatigue, many patients notice an improvement in energy when they can focus on the foundations of health easier, have less stress, and give their body a chance to relax.
Vitamin B12 Injections can support many health goals including Increased Natural Energy
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Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle
August 6th & September 10th
Are you interested in taking a Kinesio Taping Class in Seattle? Learn the original Kinesio Taping Method taught by Dr. Andrew Simon of FIT Naturopathic Center in Ballard. Are you a coach, athlete, or personal trainer, or above you can become certified as a CKTT, Certified Kinesio Taping Technician! Learn how to decrease either your own, or other’s pain with a few simple taping applications, after you have learned how to tape properly, with a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner.
Learn the CKTT KINESIO TAPING ® METHOD in Ballard, Seattle, Washington
CKTT Level 1 materials
CKTT Level 2 Materials
Level 1 is two hours long and is open to anybody.
So, if you are a weekend
warrior, a coach, a fitness buff, or engage in any type of physical activity, Level 1 is for you.
Level 2 is four hours long. This advanced training is designed for fitness or health professionals who have a solid foundation in human anatomy.
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Pre Registration Required – $10 deposit per class to hold your spot in the class, if you are unable to make the class this deposit is non-refundable, but applies towards the cost of the class if taken at a later date
CKTT Level 1……………….$59
CKTT Level 2……………….$119
CKTT Workshop Brochure
In each of these Kinesio Taping Classes we will learn specific ways to apply the tape, so that you can leave class with a working knowledge of the Kinesio Taping method. The registration fee for each workshop includes a workbook as well as tape, and included in the fee for the advanced level is the CKTT test and a one-year membership to Kinesio Taping International. Upon completion, you will be able to say that you have had official training in the Kinesio Taping method and can call yourself a Certified Kinesio Taping Technician!
Up Coming Summer 2016 Schedule:
August 6th, 2016
September 10th, 2016
Interested in having Dr. Andrew Simon come to your facility to teach Kinesio Taping? Please Email, Group Discount option available.
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