Struggling to Reach & Maintain a Healthy Weight?


You're not alone. For many people, dietary changes and exercise are not enough to help them lose weight. That's because stress and several other factors listed here negatively impact your ability to lose weight and keep it off long term:

  • Stress

  • Sleep

  • Hormones

  • Inflammation

  • Gut Health

  • Toxins

  • Genes

  • Medications

  • Certain Medical Conditions

  • When, Where, Why & How You Eat

Stress can cause your cortisol levels to become imbalanced which can make it hard to lose weight and sleep well. Chronic stress and chronic insomnia area recipe for weight gain. Proper adrenal gland support is an essential part of reducing the negative effects of prolonged stress. Our Stress Recovery Program, evaluates your body's stress response using a simple saliva test to create a recovery plan that supports your adrenal function with targeted herbal supplements and promotes restful sleep.


Hormone imbalances can also drive weight gain. Chronic stress, exposure to endocrine disruptors through processed foods, poor thyroid function or ineffective estrogen metabolism can add unwanted pounds that are difficult to shed. The functional medicine approach uses cutting-edge diagnostic testing to cover the source of your weight gain to enable your body to return to a balanced state that allows you to more easily reach your target weight.

Chronic inflammation also leads to weight gain as well as poor energy and joint/muscle aches which make weight loss even more of a challenge.



An excess amount of toxins can also make it difficult to lose those last few pounds. When your body do

When it comes to reaching a healthy weight, there's no such thing as a one - size - fits - all approach. Your body is made up of multiple systems which interact with one another continually and uniquely. Your path to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight begins with a look at the interplay of these systems to determine which areas are out of balance. Once those areas are identified, you can chart your unique road map to reaching a healthy weight and improving your overall health. Reaching a weight that is truly healthy for you is all about bringing your body's systems back into balance.

When your hormone levels are balanced, your digestive system functions properly, your sleep is refreshing, your meals consist primarily of whole foods, you're physically active, you're more stress resilient, and your body's toxic burden is low, your ability to lose excess weight improves dramatically. Reaching a healthy weight is all about team work.

Research shows that individuals who lost weight and kept it off are those who made lifestyle changes that became habits. Support and accountability are key to developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Dr. Sarah Williams and health coach, Elisabeth Senkler, will work with you to create a realistic weight loss plan that embraces your health goals and fits into your schedule. The ongoing support that health coaching provides will keep you on track to reaching your healthy weight. Interested in taking the next step to becoming a healthier, more vibrant you? Please contact us for more information.

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The contents of this blog are intended for educational purposes only. The information presented here is not a substitute for proper medical attention, diagnosis, or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider before starting or making any changes to an existing treatment plan, exercise program or dietary regimen and before using nutritional supplements.

~ Dr.Sarah Williams ~ Concord & Nantucket,Massachusetts ~

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