Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Nutrition, Functional Medicine & TeleMedicine Providers in Charlottesville, VA

Whether it’s unexpected weight loss or difficulty dropping extra weight, these issues can be an important indicator of your overall health. At Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine, Kerri Rachelle, RDN, LDN, CSSD, and the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist team specializes in weight management from a combined nutrition and functional medicine perspective. They offer concierge health services through telehealth to give you the most personalized and results-driven approach to weight management. The practice is based in Charlottesville, Virginia, but the team offers telehealth throughout the entire United States. Click on the provided scheduling feature or call the office now.

Weight Loss Q & A

What causes unintended weight loss?

Unintended weight loss can take you by surprise because you’re not really doing anything different in terms of your diet, but the pounds are dropping off anyway. In many cases, people with unintended weight loss also experience other symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and bloating. 

Unintended weight loss is a big red flag, as it can point to hidden problems such as autoimmune disease, nutritional imbalances, hormone imbalances, and gut health issues, such as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), parasites, inflammation, yeast overgrowth, and malabsorption. 


Why is weight loss so hard?

Weight loss and management is a challenge for many people, with more than half of all adults worldwide trying to lose weight today. There are a plethora of issues that may cause or contribute to difficulty shedding extra weight, and some are the same as those that may cause unintended weight gain. 

For example, people with hyperthyroidism, a type of thyroid disease, may experience unintended weight loss, while those with hypothyroidism, a different type of thyroid disease, often experience weight gain and significant difficulty dropping extra pounds. 

As with unintended weight loss, difficulty losing weight frequently happens in the midst of other troublesome symptoms. This usually points to imbalances somewhere within the body, whether it’s hormones, gut health, inflammation, nutrition issues, or other problems. 


How do functional medicine and nutrition help with weight-loss problems? 

Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine combines functional medicine and nutrition. This combined treatment pathway has five simple steps. These five steps include:


Detecting the problems

Lab diagnostics involves advanced testing covering areas including:

  • Brain health
  • Gut health
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hormones
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Thyroid health
  • Toxic burden

These in-depth diagnostic tests can detect a wide array of problems that can contribute to weight-loss challenges. Because the tests are so specific, they provide a clear path to follow for treatment. 


Implementing the solutions 

Implementing your treatment plan starts with nutrition coaching, which helps restore your gut and whole-body wellness using lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and targeted natural supplements.

This combined approach to health provides your body with what it needs to heal and helps reduce or eliminate the health issues that are dragging you down and causing weight-management issues. 


Candid Apple: Nutrition & Functional Medicine focuses on results, so the team provides highly personalized concierge services through telehealth care to help you succeed. Call the office or schedule your appointment online today.