The Akasha Center

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Insights from Dr. Joseph Dubroff

Hello, I’m Dr. Joseph Dubroff with the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine. Today, I want to delve into why you might be struggling to lose weight and how tailored laboratory evaluations can help us create a personalized weight loss program for you. Understanding your unique genetic and physiological makeup is crucial for effective weight management.

Personalized Weight Loss Programs

At Akasha, we recognize that everyone is an individual with distinct genetic and physiological considerations. To create the best weight loss plan for you, we start with a comprehensive evaluation that includes genetic profiling. This helps us understand how your body responds to different types of exercise and which physical activities will yield the best results for you. For instance, some people may not need to engage in intensive workouts to see significant benefits, while others might benefit more from strength training or cardio.

The Importance of Genetic Profiling

Genetic profiling can reveal if your body is more suited to strength conditioning or cardio, helping us tailor your exercise regimen accordingly. Even simple activities like walking can have substantial health benefits, and understanding your genetics allows us to optimize your exercise routine for maximum efficiency.

Comprehensive Testing and Collaborative Care

Weight loss isn’t just about exercise. At Akasha, we conduct various tests to uncover underlying issues that might hinder your progress. Our integrative team of doctors collaborates closely, ensuring a holistic approach to your health. We consider your entire medical history, including digestive health, past antibiotic use, and more.

Digestive Health and Nutritional Absorption

Your digestive health plays a vital role in weight management. If your digestive tract isn’t functioning properly, your body may not be absorbing essential nutrients, proteins, and vitamins effectively. This can impact your metabolism and overall health. We look for signs of digestive issues, such as intestinal permeability and inflammation, which can affect your ability to lose weight.

Metabolism and Biochemical Processes

Metabolism is a complex interplay of all biochemical processes in your body. To understand and optimize your metabolism, we take a comprehensive look at your digestion, inflammation levels, and more. By analyzing these factors, we can tailor a program that supports your metabolic health.

Hormonal Health and Weight Management

Hormonal changes, particularly during menopause, can significantly impact weight. Many women experience weight gain during menopause due to hormonal shifts. By taking a holistic approach and assessing your hormonal health, we can develop strategies to mitigate these effects and support your weight loss journey.

Allergenic Testing and Immune Responses

Traditional medicine often overlooks the role of allergenic responses in weight management. At Akasha, we test for various immune responses, including those triggered by food and environmental factors. Understanding these responses helps us identify potential dietary triggers that could be affecting your weight.


Weight loss is a multifaceted challenge that requires a personalized and comprehensive approach. At the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, we combine genetic profiling, digestive health assessments, hormonal evaluations, and allergenic testing to create a tailored weight loss program for you. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you achieve your weight loss goals, please contact us for a free informational appointment.

Thank you for listening. Let’s embark on this journey to a healthier, happier you together.

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