Episode 40: AMA | Lipotropic Injections, Keto Snacks & Thyroid Disorders

Dr. Simonds and Michelle Kennedy, NP-C answered your weight loss and health questions live. Today is also an extra special day at the office! We’re giving *FREE Lipotropic Injections to existing patients all day today at both offices. We have a registered nurse to administer the injections during normal business hours today. *This offer is no longer valid.

Q: I’m thinking about stopping by today for the free lipotropic injection. I’ve never tried them before and was wondering about the benefits.

A: Lipotropic Injections may have many benefits including improved mood, better sleep, and more energy. Many patients report just feeling better and can actually tell when the injections begin to wear off in a week or two. While they may not directly suppress the appetite, the individual components support metabolic rate, detoxification, and fight inflammation. They also benefit skin, nails, and hair. The Lipotropic Injections are specially compounded and contain vitamins, amino acids, and fat burners.

Since everyone is unique, we recommend patients try the injections at least once to see if they feel the benefits and continue regular injections as needed. There are no side effects or downtime and injections are given in the arm or hip, if needed.

Contact us if you have any other questions.

Q: What are your top tips to get into ketosis faster?

A: We find that fasting is generally the quickest way to get into ketosis. Ketosis is when your body is burning fat as the primary energy source instead of glucose. If you eliminate the sugar, rice, refined flours, potatoes, etc., your body is no longer burning sugar anymore. Once you exhaust the stored sugar in your liver and muscles, your body will start burning fat and generating ketones. If you decide to fast, you will draw on those stores pretty quickly and will be exhausted after a day or so. You will then start burning fat. Exercise is also a great way to exhaust those stores and get into ketosis faster.

Railway Turnout Ketones/Glucose

Also, if you are testing for ketosis, make sure to test later in the day around 5 pm.

Q: Do you treat patients with thyroid disorders and is it harder for weight loss?

A: Yes, we treat patients will thyroid disorders and find it’s quite common to the human condition. While thyroid conditions will not keep you from losing weight, they can make weight loss slower. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain crucial hormones, resulting in a lower metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) occurs when your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine and has a faster metabolic rate. We mostly treat patients with hypothyroidism.

Q: I just started the keto diet and was wondering what are your go-to snacks?

A: Keep in mind that we don’t recommend too many processed snacks until you are in ketosis and have a good weight loss trend. If you do introduce keto products into your diet and stop losing weight, we recommend eliminating them from your diet. These snacks are fine to include if they don’t increase your blood sugar and you continue to lose weight. We love protein bars and Quest Chips! We have a fully stocked pantry at both office locations. Stop by anytime we’re open to shop our favorite keto snacks.

Tray of meats and cheese

If you do find that processed keto snacks affect your insulin levels, we suggest keeping snacks limited to whole and unprocessed foods. Great examples are cheese, olives, pickles, guacamole, veggies with full-fat dips, zero-sugar beef jerky, plain yogurt, nuts, and hard-boiled eggs. Remember, snacks are not necessary. Make sure you eat only when you are hungry and stop eating when you’re full.

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A: We do not accept insurance however we do accept the HSA and FSA funds. Patients do find our services affordable and worth the investment.

Q: Are there any benefits to also getting chiropractic care while losing weight? I’ve heard it can help with digestion.

A: We’re a big fan of chiropractic care overall. We’re not sure if it helps directly with digestion, but chiropractic care does have overall indirect benefits. If you’re not in pain and feeling better, then you can move more, sleep better, etc.

Q: Can the keto diet really help or even reverse diabetes?

A: Yes! Diabetes is caused when glucose levels get too high in the body. Type 2 diabetes usually starts with insulin resistance. Your body doesn’t need much glucose to run efficiently and by eliminating all of the foods that raise your glucose, the glucose decreases and may reverse diabetes. Losing weight, eating well, and exercising can help prevent type 2 diabetes.