WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS
The Program – All inclusive Healthy Lifestyle Program
This is a customized physician directed medical weight loss program designed to achieve a patient’s individual goal. Each patient will undergo a comprehensive initial assessment which typically includes a history and physical, laboratory testing, electrocardiogram, metabolic testing, body fat analysis, weight and neck circumference measurements, vital signs, and body mass index. The data collected during this visit will help us tailor a comprehensive weight loss plan based on your measured metabolism and medical condition. Along with a specified meal plan, adjunctive treatments may be offered including lipotrophic injections (fat burning injection), Vitamin B12 injections, multivitamins, essential fatty acids, appetite suppressants – prescription or herbal. Protein supplements are available in a variety of products to help with dietary compliance. A healthy diet is outlined and compliance is increased through direct supervision and routine assessments.
“A la carte”– Some patients may choose to pay for individual services without a long term commitment. Try our program out for 1 week with our new start kit. Individual pricing for each service is available.
Follow up visits are offered after completion of our program. Each follow up includes discussion with your progress by the physician. Some patients may continue with lipotrophic (lipotropic) agents or protein products which are available at individual pricing. It is important to keep yourself accountable and this option allows for changes to be made in a timely manner, especially if we start noticing a rise in your previous weight loss to ensure long term success.
Protein Supplements are available in a variety of flavors and products.
HS Diet Protocol
The Healthy Solutions hormone based diet protocol consists of a very low calorie diet (VLCD) accompanied by treatments of a natural hormone that comes in a transdermal cream or sublingual drops. The average dieter experiences rapid weight loss averaging 0.5-2 pounds per day*. In addition to loss of unwanted fat, the true benefit of this protocol is its ability to help modify the dieter’s relationship with food and eating, resulting in easily maintained, long-term weight loss.
*Individual results may vary.
Energy Boosting Injections
Dr. Luciano offers several injections of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are essential for your health and health of your liver. Your liver is the organ responsible for removing fat and toxins from your body, so if it is healthier, it will work better for you.
These injections, such as the B12 injection ensure your body receives all necessary nutrients to keep you at your energetic best and to contribute to the sucess of your weight loss plan. Many of these nutrients are not absorbable by mouth and need to be taken by injection. The injections are safe, effective and an easy way to keep your body well-balanced.
Medication and Prescription
Optional dietary supplements and/or medications if indicated may be available to aid in hunger and compliance with low calorie plans.
We offer metabolic testing through a simple 10 minute breath test. During the test, the air you breathe out is analyzed by a machine to determine how much oxygen your body consumed. This is how your metabolic rate is measured. Results are given immediately after the test is done. You will know exactly how many calories your body is burning a day which will help you in reaching your overall health goals. You will know where you fall on the metabolism curve- slow, average, or fast. No more guessing on how much you should be eating. You can finally unlock the mystery of your own metabolism!
Metabolic testing is covered under certain insurances. The cost is $60 if your insurance does not cover this service.
Vitamins & Supplements
Everything you eat and drink, including nutritional supplements, must be made isotonic before passing into your small intestine where it can be absorbed. Isotonic” means having the same fluid pressure as your other bodily fluids like blood and tears. When you eat food, drink a beverage, or take a pill or capsule, your stomach must first secrete diluting juices, enzymes, hydrochloric acid, and at least one vitamin-binding protein to continue the process of digestion. Muscular contractions of your stomach then mix the contents until a reasonably uniform solution is achieved. This process can take anywhere from 40 minutes to four hours. In the time that it takes for most pills and capsules to disintegrate, and their contents to dissolve and transform to the proper isotonic state, much of their activity is lost. During digestion, the important micronutrients in pills and capsules can get trapped by fats, fibers, and tannins or inactivated by the highly acidic pH level of your stomach. Isotonix products are scientifically formulated with the perfect balance of fructose, d-glucose, citric acid, potassium bicarbonate and other ingredients to ensure that they are isotonic the moment they enter your body. When properly mixed with water and taken on an empty stomach, the isotonic solution flows into your small intestine almost immediately. Isotonix products have been carefully formulated to clear your stomach at an optimal rate to maximize absorption. A pill does not fully deliver into your bloodstream the vitamins it holds within. Either the pill is dumped whole into your intestinal tract or the active ingredients pass through without being fully absorbed. Vitamins taken in Isotonix form do not have these shortcomings. Isotonix delivers nutrient dense solutions which move from the stomach into your intestine in a fast, controlled way. And they’re buffered to resist nutrient degradation and to be gentle on your system. We offer a variety of Isotonix products.
Insurance is not accepted for the weight loss program with Dr. Luciano. However, any laboratory testing and electrocardiogram that may be needed can be submitted to your insurance provider. Protein supplements, lipotrophic injectons, vitamins, and essential fatty acids are not covered by insurance.