NO MORE YO-YO Dieting! Fix your biology with Functional Medicine to reset your metabolism.
BioReset Metabolic Weight Loss Program is more than a weight loss program. At Medipro, we strive to give people sustainable long-term solutions for their health by looking at the entire picture, including optimal lab values. Many people struggle with weight due to a variety of issues such as gut health, thyroid and hormone balance, and inflammation.
BioReset is our methodology to assess issues and implement long-term strategies. Treatments are individualized and could include: labs, medications, hormones, peptides, and other specialized tools such as NAD+. We also have a nutritionist that helps guide you through your process.
Our program begins with a visit to a complete Biometric analysis utilizing a SECA Scan to determine the height, weight, body mass, % of muscle, % of fat, non-muscle weight, and water. The Seca medical Body Composition Analyzer, or seca mBCA for short. It is the only body composition analyzer designed for medical use and validated against the Four Compartment Model – the gold standard for fat mass estimation.
Fat Mass / Fat-Free Mass
Skeletal Muscle Mass
VAT- Visceral Fat
Then you will meet with our ND, who will assess your needs. Labs are typically performed to include Cardio-metabolic, insulin & blood sugar, and inflammatory markers, as well as thyroid and hormones & gut testing if indicated. We may also refer you for a sleep evaluation, as even mild sleep apnea can cause inflammation and oxidative stress, which alters hormones and metabolism, preventing you from losing weight.
Medications may include:
Low Dose Naltrexone, which can modulate the immune and inflammatory system, promote proper GI motility, and helps regulate appetite.
MIC-B12 injections are a combination of vitamins and amino acids. MIC stands for methionine, inositol, and choline. Together these support weight management and energy.
- B12 is the “energy vitamin”; it is known for increasing energy to prevent fatigue.
- Methionine: Essential amino acid that increases metabolism and glutathione in the liver, which plays a critical defensive role against toxic compounds
- Inositol: Vitamin of the ‘B’ family, it acts as a mild lipotropic agent which aids methionine and choline with facilitating weight loss by redistribution of body fat. It also supports normal cell functioning and formation.
- Choline: This is a major lipotropic nutrient that supports liver function. It is in B’ family of vitamins, necessary for fat metabolism, removes excess fat from the liver, and fights fatigue
Together these substances metabolize fat cells and assist in the elimination of stored fat deposits in the liver and body, and may encourage fat reduction. MIC B12 shots are known to not only reduce fat but also possibly increase metabolism.
Metabolic Peptides:Peptides can be used to improve metabolism. Master pathways involved in food intake and metabolism can be targeted, while utilizing others such as semaglutide can increase insulin sensitivity, as well as leveraging the growth hormone axis. Novel peptides such as MOTS-C a can address mitochondrial dysfunction enhancing cellular energy. Mitochondrial dysfunction and optimization are key strategies to address all chronic disease.
GLP1 medications- semaglutide: This is an Rx that is far different than things like phentermine. These work on key underlying metabolic pathways to support sustained weight loss. Going far beyond just weight, this class of medications regulates blood sugar, so it is also useful in insulin resistance and diabetes. It works by increasing insulin and decreasing glucagon (only when blood sugar levels are high). GLP-1s also improve muscular cellular energy metabolism by increasing the insulin sensitivity of muscle cells and regulating fat cell development. They are clinically proven to reduce inflammation markers, leading to decreased inflammatory response and oxidative stress.
Semaglutide slows how quickly food moves from the stomach to the intestines. This helps you feel full for longer by regulating sugar absorption in the intestine. The long-term effect also shifts the body’s metabolic set-point (the weight your body fights to maintain) by regulating the areas of the brain to curb cravings, make you feel full faster, and increase your energy expenditure.
We also have tirzepatide, a brand new combo-class medication that was approved by the FDA in May 2022 for those with type-2 diabetes. As a dual GIP and GLP-1 receptor agonist, it is the first drug of its kind. A trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluated the drug tirzepatide for the treatment of obesity or overweight among adults without diabetes. Participants experienced substantial and sustained weight loss with a weekly injection, and it was shown to improve several cardiometabolic parameters. It was ultimately shown to be more effective than semaglutide, with a lower side effect profile.
Sermorelin is an analog of the endogenous (naturally occurring in the body) peptide hormone growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH). Sermorelin is a mimetic of GHRH and works just like endogenous GHRH: Sermorelin binds to growth hormone-releasing hormone receptors (GHRHRs) in the pituitary. This leads to the stimulation of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary in a pulsatile fashion. The resulting effects of sermorelin are derived from the results of natural growth hormone increases in the body. It works by improving fat burning and fat utilization by stimulating triglyceride degradation and adipocyte oxidation.
Human growth hormone also plays several other important roles in the body.
- Improves overall regeneration potential
- Improved energy& performance
- Improved muscle strength, maintenance, and growth
- Improved calcium retention in the bones (bone mineral density)
- Improves skin quality and collagen density
- Improves sleep quality
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Improves libido
- Has the neuroprotective and cognitive promoting benefit
- General Anti-aging effects
One of the great advantages of Sermorelin is that unlike injections of recombinant hGH (rhGH), Sermorelin does not degrade your own natural growth hormone production.
PNOE Metabolic Testing
Your metabolism isn’t just the calories you burn. It’s all the vital functions your body runs to use oxygen and keep you alive. PNOĒ scans them with clinical precision and finds the ones that pose a risk for your health and performance