Belly Fat / Weight Loss

Belly Fat / Weight Loss

Being overweight has become an epidemic in America. The Standard American Diet (SAD) has caused many of us to be overweight due to the fact that most of our food has been genetically altered and chemicals added. Unfortunately for us, it is not real food anymore it has lost most of its nutritional value. For instance, the wheat we eat now is not the same wheat our grandparents ate; it has been genetically altered over the past 20 to 30 years which has caused the wheat to have five times more gluten in it. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, barley, rye, and some other grains. You may have noticed there is a recent gluten sensitivity problem going on. It seems like everyone is sensitive to gluten. Twenty or thirty years ago you rarely heard of anyone sensitive to gluten. American adult obesity and child obesity are now at an all-time high.

As you gain fat your body starts to change shape. This is due to the body storing fat under the skin called subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fat you can “see”; it is what gives us our body shape. Your body shape depends on how well your glands and organs are functioning. This is the fat that most people want to get rid of but it is not the most dangerous fat. The second type of fat you will have is viscera fat. This is the most dangerous fat because it accumulates around the glands and organs inside the body. It accumulates around your heart, liver etc. This in turn can lead to heart disease, diabetes, a 48% increased risk of cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol, Insulin resistance, 145% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Just from having excessive belly fat.

The glands and organs that affect our body shape and where we accumulate fat are the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, and liver. There are only four reasons a person cannot lose weight or cannot keep weight off.

1. Sluggish thyroid
2. Liver dysfunction
3. Ovaries (hormones out of balance)
4. Adrenal fatigue

Each one of these has its own set of symptoms and area of the body where the weight (fat) will accumulate.

The hidden dangers of belly fat are many and can be life-threatening. If you can’t lose weight or you lose weight just to gain it back you may have stubborn belly fat syndrome! I have helped many people with stubborn belly fat syndrome. In my office, we do not use a diet. We will work to handle the underlying conditions that cause you not to lose weight and have the fat return. You may have heard “You have to lose weight to get healthy.” This is false. You have to get healthy to lose the weight. If you’re struggling with weight issues and health problems please call my office to make an appointment for an evaluation. Call 615-333-0021

For more information on how to get healthy and stay healthy, go to Dr Foley is an Advance Nutritionist/ Chiropractic physician that specializes in nutritional rehabilitation of chronic and hard to manage health conditions. He has practiced over 25 years, lecturing weekly on how to get rid of belly fat, Hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s Autoimmune, Gluten Sensitivity and many other health topics. Dr Foley takes a natural approach that is safe and effective.

All health programs are tailor made for the individual person. You can contact Dr. Foley at 5602 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 Office Phone: (615) 333-0021 or

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