Dieting trends are hard to keep up with, from the South Beach Diet to the Paleo Diet, they are ever changing. Dr. Steven Murphy developed a scientific way to for people to lose weight based on their individual body types.
"It tailors a programs specifically for them, scientifically proven through reducing certain hormones that prevent weight loss and encouraging certain hormones that encourage weight loss," said Murphy.
The program is tailored for each individual. It starts with getting a general idea about your body, how you specifically lose weight, gain weight, and your medical conditions.
"We do that through interview. We do that through laboratory evaluations, looking at different hormones and molecules in your body. We also do that through some simple tests, including something called a body composition. We look at the amount of fat, muscle, and water tissue in your body," said Murphy.
Murphy uses his background in genetics, along with diet, exercise, and calorie control, to battle patients' obesity.
"I really drew on my training from genetics at Mount Sinai, and my training in internal medicine in the Yale system. I began to focus not he medical problems and molecular causes of weight gain. By confining those two forces together, it's a really effective breakthrough in helping you lose weight," said Murphy.
98 percent of people have lost weight, and 30 percent of diabetic patients have been sent into remission.
"We know that obesity is linked to osteoarthritis, joint and bone problems, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnea, and, we now know obesity is linked to depression. All of these abate, they get better, when we treat the obesity," said Murphy.
On July 21 at 6:30 p.m., there will be an information session on HALSA at the Greenwich Library.