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Weight Gain and Metabolic Imbalance

Apr 29, 2024 08:38PM ● By Kenneth Haas, DC, CCSP

Gaining metabolic balance can be a complex problem for some people. One of the most common signs is weight gain and the inability to lose it. This problem usually appears with increasing age and seems to worsen over time. A common complaint is, “When I was young, I could lose weight quickly and easily. Now I cannot lose weight, and I just see my weight going up each year.” These are some issues to be investigated for success with weight loss.

Thyroid Insufficiency or underactive thyroid: Underactive thyroid function slows metabolism and causes under-utilization of calories consumed.

Insulin resistance or blood sugar imbalance: Insulin resistance makes it difficult to get glucose into the cells to be burned as energy.

Hormone Imbalance: Hormone imbalances, including estrogen dominance and low testosterone, lead to increased fat deposition.

Each person is different and must be analyzed to see which metabolic factors are at play to have success returning the body to a proper balance and weight. Programs that include calorie restriction and exercise will only work if all systems are functioning properly.

Kenneth Haas, DC, CCSP, is the founder of Haas Wellness Center, located at 3315 Springbank Ln., Ste. 102, in Charlotte. For appointments, more information or to set up a no-charge consultation, call 704-837-2420, email or visit

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