Weight Loss Specialist

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM -  - Functional Medicine

Advancing Health & Healing LLC

Vintonne Naiden, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

Functional Medicine & Holistic and Integrative Medicine located in Tucker, GA

When you’re carrying extra pounds that you can’t seem to lose, it can be frustrating and take a toll on your self-esteem. At Advancing Health & Healing LLC, Vintonne Naiden MD, FACOG specializes in weight loss strategies and solutions. Call the office in Tucker, Georgia, or book online to set up your appointment for expert weight loss solutions.

Weight Loss Q & A

How do I know if I’m overweight?

The best way to determine if you are overweight is to analyze your weight using a tool called the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI factors your height and weight and converts it to an equation that represents your percentage of body fat.

Here’s how it’s categorized:

  • 30 or above: obese
  • 25-29.9: overweight
  • 18.5-24.9: normal weight
  • 18.5 or under: underweight

BMI doesn’t account for other variables, such as muscle mass. It’s only a guide to help Dr. Naiden determine where you may fall. There are other methods that she may use to help confirm whether you are indeed overweight.

What health problems are caused by being overweight?

Excess weight is implicated in a number of health problems, such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Knee problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Fatty liver disease

Shedding your extra weight may improve your odds of staying healthy as you get older. When you are at a normal weight, your body performs well and your organs and systems function optimally.

What options are available with doctor assisted weight loss?

At Advancing Health & Healing LLC, you’ll have a range of options to help you lose your extra weight. Dr. Naiden works closely with you to customize a plan that combines your needs and goals. Medically supervised programs include:

  • HCG resets your metabolism with hormone injections, pills, or patches.
  • Keto diet helps you drop weight with an ultra-low carb, high-fat diet.
  • Lifestyle changes like quality sleep, exercise, and diet improvements boost and stabilize your metabolism.
  • Exercise circuit with infrared sauna provides a series of exercises that build strength and rejuvenate skin.
  • Biomat table with crystals relaxes chronic joint and muscle pain.

Dr. Naiden also uses the scientific 'Tanita' body composition machine to do state-of-the-art measurements of your fat mass, basal metabolic rate, and  your body water content, both intracellular and extracellular evaluation.

Included in her weight loss program is a weekly Exercise Circuit that consists of an infrared sauna, a Biomat table that consists of amethyst crystals to help detoxify the body, and a magnetic resonance body vibrator (10 minutes on this machine can be equal to a hour of exercise).

Dr. Naiden looks forward to helping you achieve your weight loss goals. She’s a great coach and accountability partner for your weight loss journey. When you’re ready to get rid of the weight once and for all, call the office in Tucker, Georgia or book online to make an appointment.