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If you want to lose weight, you have to focus on your health first!

I understand the struggle to lose weight and be healthier. Myself, I was involved in a very bad car crash. I broke my neck, crushed an artery in my spine, and damaged a nerve in my neck. I suffer from chronic pain.

Prior to this crash I weighed around 170 pounds and a year after the crash, 285 pounds. I struggled for over a year to lose the weight with no results! 

My problem? I was focused on losing weight and did some really bad and unhealthy fad diets. I thought taking high doses of synthetic supplements and metabolism boosters was going to help me. It didn’t; it made matters worse. What I had to learn was to refocus my efforts and energies on being healthy – Eating healthy foods, creating healthy habits and keeping a mind focused on health. And guess what? I lost weight and am healthier than I have been in the last 25 years and lost the weight.

So, if you are trying to be healthy, increase energy, feel better, look younger and/or lose weight without focusing on your health and metabolism in general, you’re going to have a really hard time accomplishing your goals. We work with you to repair your metabolism and educate you about real health.


What is your “metabolism? Metabolism is defined as “how organisms, organ systems, individual organs, cells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical and physical functions in a living system.”


We find that our most unhealthy clients are focused on the wrong goal – to just lose weight. This singular and limiting focus leaves people to be susceptible to marketing trends to sell them the latest and greatest “weight loss” product or plan. Which in many cases can actually cause even more damage to the body’s physiology that we later have to repair. What we strive to do is get our clients to FOCUS on being healthy and have a healthy lifestyle. Then and only then can you lose weight in a healthy way. Because being a lean mean fighting machine is all about having a healthy lifestyle... Eating right, moving right and thinking right!


As a holistic medical nutritionist, I get frustrated every time I read a the “latest trend" on the internet that you should lower your calories, exercise more, eat fat-free, or take the latest metabolism-boosting supplement. Your body and your health are your most valuable things you have. Without your health, its very hard to do the activities that you enjoy. Think of your body as you would your home: to have a structural sound house; it starts with a SOLID foundation. If you neglect your foundation and try to lose weight, your house/body will come crumbling down (i.e. you’ll gain more weight, lose more energy, etc.)


Learning how the 5 major factors responsible for your ability to burn fat off your body will help you not only assess your current foundation, but will help you build it from the ground up.


The Major Systems That Influence Your Health and Your Ability to Lose Weight:


A healthy body and metabolism is greatly influenced by the health of these systems.

  • Your Liver – The main detoxification organ. The liver is responsible for 75% of your thyroid hormone production.

  • Your Thyroid – Your master metabolism gland controls your body temperature, metabolism functions, and ability to burn fat.

  • Your Adrenals – Your stress glands. The adrenal glands regulate steroid hormones (for fat loss) and stress hormones, helping balance your metabolism.

  • Your Muscle – The only metabolically active tissue in the body, helps burn fat, regulate blood glucose, and support an elevated metabolism.

  • Your Body – The product of the 4 previous metabolism factors. Your body is either functioning optimally or is in a state of disease.


If you do suffer from health issues that can interfere with your ability to lose weight, we suggest you visit our New Life Holistic Site for a thorough evaluation.

We are looking forward to helping reach your goals of healthy weight loss through healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Dean Tindall, DC, DABCO, ND (Traditional) and Mariam Abbas, BS

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