At Advanced Weight Loss & Wellness we take a thorough, holistic, evidenced-based approach to helping you find the real cause of your stubborn weight problem. This is accomplished by:
Testing for food allergies, In order to lose weight, it is essential to heal the gut first.
One of the biggest causes of weight gain is eating foods that cause inflammation and damage to the intestinal walls. We will guide you to the best diet and supplements that will reduce inflammation, heal your gut, and help you lose weight. Find the cause of food cravings hormone imbalances to help you lose weight safely and prevent it from coming back.
If needed, we can test for candida, leaky gut syndrome, or other infections in the digestive tract. Testing, identifying and treating hypoglycemia or insulin resistance with diet and supplements. What’s covered week by week:
Week 1 Nutritional consultation-Food Combining for optimal digestion and weight, How to eat healthy at restaurants, The paleo diet vs. vegetarian diet, what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, fats and beverages for optimal weight loss. Neurotransmitters-required food, supplement and activities. Glycemic Index-Working with the glycemic index is more important than counting calories. It helps us identify which seemingly healthy foods should be avoided because they cause a spike in blood sugar. We teach you how to test pH. Insulin resistance evaluation to prevent diabetes.
Week 2 Evaluate the 8 physical causes of weight problems: depleted brain chemistry, deficiencies from dieting, blood sugar, thyroid symptoms, food allergies, PMS, Candida (yeast overgrowth), fatty acid deficiency. We also test for supplements for depression, apathy, stress, being overly sensitive emotionally. The Liver Enhancement Program not only detoxifies the liver, it helps produce the 6 fat-burning hormones, so you will look and feel vibrantly healthy.
Week 3 We evaluate and test for digestive enzymes and probiotics in order to optimize digestive health.
Week 4 Metabolism-We determine if you’re a fast or slow oxidizer. This covers which foods to eat and avoid and how often to eat.
Week 5 We determine what is your genetically ideal diet down to which fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, grains, dairy, nuts, seeds and spices to eat and avoid. We also tell you what foods to eat and avoid for your weakest organs.
Week 6 We determine which organs are weak according to Chinese medicine and which foods you need to eat and Chinese herbs to take to strengthen the organs. Soup recipes from each season are included.
Week 7 We evaluate which of the 3 body types you are according to Ayurvedic medicine and which foods, spices, tea and aroma therapy blend you need to bring you into balance.
Week 8 You complete the eat and avoid list from all the previous 7 weeks and we clear up any confusion. In summary at the end of 8 weeks you will have a complete list of which foods to eat for optimal health and which foods to avoid that cause weight gain, allergies and ill health. You will know which supplements to take short term, to strengthen weak organs and eliminate symptoms and for long term health maintenance. Also included are several chiropractic adjustments and energy work. You will have a stable spine, be more flexible, have less pain and more energy.
The energy work addresses the underlying emotional resistance to losing weight and the energy blocks in the organs related to the weight gain. We have customized diet plans with delicious gourmet recipes so you can enjoy fresh, healthy food and lose weight at the same time. Sleep issues must be addressed before you can expect to lose weight. We examine environmental issues that can cause insomnia and offer a variety of effective, natural sleep supplements.
I went to Dr. Rettner for pain in my back and neck that has resurfaced over time. I've had chiropractic treatment since I was young, and am a big fan.
Now, I find that many chiropractors are at least pretty good and can help - but others go much farther.
Dr. Rettner came highly recommended from multiple sources as being a true healer, and this is certainly true. In addition to the chiropractic work, he utilizes other energetic techniques to foster a deeper level of healing. I found myself feeling better on many levels after working with him, and will continue to keep going back. If you're seeking deeper transformation, don't spend any more time looking - try out the good doctor. More...
I recently saw Dr. Raphael Rettner at his clinic in Lafayette. The office was lovely and provided a calming, comfortable environment for healing work. I asked for help regarding anxiety about a particular class in my graduate program. Dr. Rettner used a combination of muscle testing, energy work, physical adjustments, Bach flower remedies, and spiritual readings to both discern what was going on with me, and to shift the problem. Immediately I felt more peaceful inside, and when I attended my class for the first time, all went much more smoothly than I’d anticipated. In addition, I felt a heightened sense of tenderness towards others over the next few days, which was very heart-opening. Whether for current issues, or more deeply-rooted patterns of dis-ease, I perceive that Dr. Rettner has the experience, skill, gifts and tools to truly make a difference in the lives of those he serves. Thank you, Dr. Raphael! More...
I would describe Dr Rettner as skilled, healing, supportive, compassionate, and once you get to know him better the surprise of his quick wit and humor is a plus. My L5-S1 disk is bulged and a painful left knee benefited from his amazing work. I have been seeing Dr Rettner for over a year now. The adjustments and muscle testing have given me excellent results. I can completely bend my knee pain free! So now that I can do deep knee bends, this is allowing me to finally do yoga which is helping to support my back at a rapid pace. My personal life this past year has been really challenging, the energy work he does has been very healing. Dr Rettner knows what he is doing and I am so thankful I have found him. I look back and see that I have come a long way with the benefits of his techniques while giving me a lot of support and compassion. His work is spot on.Thank you Dr. Raphael. More...
I have been treated by chiropractors for over 30 years and they have been some of the best out there. However, I could tell during my first session with Dr. Rettner that I was in for something very special, as his techniques and methods are much more integrative, holistic and advanced than any I've experienced. I leave his office after a session feeling MUCH better. I highly recommend him and have told a number of my best friends about him. My wife is going to see him soon to get help with her weight and adrenal fatigue. More...
Dr. Raphael Rettner is the best. I recently had a fall of my bike and managed to hit my elbow and left hip pretty hard. I've been having pain in my neck for the last week or so and I was just going to wait it out until a friend of mind talked to me about how I had to go get it checked.
Boy am I happy that I did, during my session Dr. Rettner asked me about all the injuries I've had in my life. They include a car accident (over 10 years old), multiple bike crashes, and more. Dr. Rettner found a misalignment for every injury and more.
I came out of his office feeling completely different, I had better posture than when I went in, more focus and definitely more energy. Don't be like my and wait till 10 years to figure out that you don't know what's best for you. Get help now!!
Dr. Raphael is much more than a Chiropractor, he also has a ton of other machines and knowledge related to loosing weight and staying healthy. Knowledge that we should all have and use regularly. He also sells books and more, you should check out his website to learn more. More...