by Dr. Thomas Tumbarello
In our practice one of the first criteria we use is to actually size up a person by their physical makeup. Now this may sound strange at first, but in good doctoring, the powers of observation can help you solve many
a mystery for your patient.
Over the years various types of programs and protocols have evolved.. albeit fads especially for weight loss. With time, new things are learned. In my experience, as far as weight loss is concerned, identifying the body type based on hormone predisposition is the real keeper.
The key here is the scientific fact that hormones are substances that directly control the storing and burning of fat, they are at cause of weight problems when they are not working properly.
This relatively new nomenclature does not have its origin in the structure of the body as had been in the past. What we are observing is a distribution of weight that arises from faults or weakness in the glandular system that
lends to cellular inflammation / weight gain in the areas localized to that gland. This can be easily observed by the body types and has been categorized as such.
For real weight loss and health to resume, the weakened gland must be cleaned up and strengthened so as to signal appropriately through complex neuro and bio-chemical processes.
The 4 major body types have been described as Thyroid, Adrenal, Ovarian, Liver.
You see anybody can go on a diet, but if the sensory system – which comprises 80% of the body´s design – is not somehow re linked, the endocrine disruptors not cleared and the hormones not balanced, then by default compensations occur and even if weight loss is accomplished, deleterious
health patterns will continue and sickness occurs.
CAUSES .. of this disturbance may be varied. However suffice to say, this is a matter for a health professional trained in environmental issues with a background in functional neurology, nutrition and a system of feedback such as applied kinesiology.
Doctors of Chiropractors that use physical or mechanical manipulation along with kinesiology are usually the best resources (www.drtumbarello.com).
Observational and clinical findings have suggested that a major cause is what has become known as endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors are chemical compounds that mimic our naturally produced chemicals and therefore compete with them at the receptor sites. This confuses the body’s bio chemical feedback. Much of the endocrine disruption arises from medications, environment and foods that contain hormones.
What occurs is that the normal receptor sites of the glands /target organs become clogged by imitators (foreign chemicals). The misconceptions arise in that oftentimes traditional laboratory testing cannot recognize gland dysfunction until the gland itself becomes diseased. An example would be when someone has symptoms of thyroid gland such as: hair loss, brittle nails, bowel irregularity, weight gain yet they have no obvious blood chemistry to support this.
A reason would be that the normal feedback loop is not appropriate. The feedback tells the thyroid it has does its job, but the thyroid does not sense it as such for the receptor sites are clogged by foreign substances endocrine disruptors and hence, feedback is not appropriate.
False Notions in weight loss
Cut you calories
This has been around for eons. There is an element in truth here, but you must be prepared to constantly battle. As you reduce calories, you begin to lose weight. The battle then becomes one of metabolism. As you reduce, your body senses this as a stress and goes into survival mode. What it does is adjust your metabolism to compensate for the lack of calories as the body begins to store foods as fat in an attempt to conserve for a future events. This conservation
mode will continuously effect metabolism.
This notion can really hurt. Based on hormones, your body utilizes various foods at different times. Fat burning with exercise is only accomplished after the residual sugar supply has been depleted. This may occur after 20 to 30 minutes of exercise, but has to be maintained in order to even begin to burn fat. This is not practical for most.
* Consumption of sugars and carbohydrates releases insulin. As you release insulin, you increase fat. Refined carbohydrates would include: Breads, pasta, cake, rice, starches and sugars, candy.
Overall Americans have reduced total fat consumption by 15%; however obesity has risen by 50% since 1960. Why? The low fat fad makes lots of money and the foods are high in carbohydrates. Carbs turn into fat as they trigger off the hormone insulin. The consumption of fat is not what´s making us fat.
These are the people that are generally large in stature, football types with large ankles and big up top. Excess fat is more evenly distributed with this type and is much more observable in females than males.
Associatedsymptoms may include: Weight gain in the upper torso and neck, cold hands and feet at night, weakness, rosy or reddening face, dry skin, depression, high cholesterol, low or poor appetite, sleepiness, fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, bowel timing problems.
Since these glands are anti-inflammatory this can lead to: Pain, fibromyalgia, sleep issues, fatigue, sweet craving, dullness, memory loss brain fog, heavy legs, excessive worry and anxiety, swollen type moon face, hair on the face, dark circles around the eyes, joint inflammation, insomnia, and often lead to diabetes.
These cases are your typical saddle baggers. The weight goes to the hips, thighs and upper legs. The hormones associated with this area are responsible for the female figure, so you could see how this would cause difficulty in this region.
Other associated findings may include:
History of PMS, ovarian cysts, cyclic fatigue, brain fog, hot flashes, night sweats, excessive bleeding, cyclic constipation, vaginal dryness and weight gain that time of the month.
Other additional challenges to weight loss can include: Intolerance to fatty foods, burping, stiffness in lower and upper back and between shoulder blades, craving for fried foods, pickles and other sour foods, irritable and moodiness, overheating of the body, pot belly.
It is not unusual for people to exhibit signs from one or more of these categories. In this case pinpointing the weakness or going to higher levels of glandular control will help make distinctions to the observant clinician. But for this topic following these guidelines could benefit anyone that wants to shed some pounds and regain much health.
Keep in mind you want to lose weight, but equally as important is to clear out and revitalize the glands under stress. The best way to do this is as follows:
Take spinal adjustments. Why? Because as you begin to lose weight you need to change the body´s structure and reinvent yourself. Your poise must change to re pattern with the brain. Also the feedback through the sensory system is in the spine, having it adjusted not only brings down the pain threshold and inflammation (an additional cause of hormone release), but encourages better communication in the neural hormonal network, the area that needs attention.
Physical / Visceral manipulations and organ reflex techniques will accomplish great results and eliminate the need to extensive nutrition, added visits and other measures.
Feedback kinesiology with nutritional support: At our office we use a very accurate and specialized method of analysis that will identify weakness in organs and glands as well as energy / meridian systems. This accompanies a selected set of questions that serve as a guide to help you get results as quickly a possible.
The key is to balance the communication within the nerve and energy system and between the organs and glands themselves this occurs just like a computer upgrade.
After this, if need be, nutritional support / vitamin therapy for the appropriate weakened organ and gland can be accomplished and with maximal effect. I do not advise someone to take supplements without some form of professional testing otherwise it is just guess work or the selling of something, it does not uncover the primary issues the real cause or it may be an unnecessary cost or potentially harmful.
If you are a liver or thyroid type, then the key for this diet is lots of raw vegetables. Eat only protein and healthy fats in the morning. ½ protein and ½ vegetable carbohydrates for lunch and mostly vegetables for dinner. Eliminate sugar and refined carbohydrate.
Avoid chemicals as much as possible including hormone free foods. Also if your´s is a liver situation you want to severely reduce fats and oils as this is rough for the liver.
With adrenal & ovarian types eliminate sugar and refined carbohydrates, eat mostly protein and healthy fats in the morning and increase saturated fats like eggs, butter, avocado´s and meats. (Make sure it is without growth hormone added). Avoid processed foods.
Fruit should be used sparingly
and eat organic hormone free. Cut down on stimulants like coffee; replace diet sodas with drinks made with Stevia or Splenda. Spring water is real good for you.
About Dr Tumbarello: Dr Tom has been in professional practice for 25 years. Much of his time has been in research and development of safe and effective measures to enhance life. His practice ranges includes infants to the elderly as the methods used safely and quickly access the integration of brain and body through sensory upgrades. Dr Tumbarello´s approach can include: expert spinal, axial and visceral (organ/gland) manipulation, nutrition, auriculo therapy, cranial manipulation, applied kinesiology work, body restoration technique (body energetic balancing), color therapy and disc decompression to help those seeking better compatibility with the earth plane.
Learn what works for you. Contact: DR Thomas Tumbarello Cell-F Center South / The Chiropractic Group 700 Sandy Plains Road, A – 8, Marietta, GA 30066, 678 355 9090 www.drtumbarello.com