Do you have problems losing weight? Or did you gain it almost all back after losing some? You are not alone. Statistically 95% of people who lost weight gain it right back. But you don’t want it to happen to you again, right?

Here, at New York Integrative Rheumatology we are dedicated to find out why you have an extra weight to begin with and how to help you to do most successful weight loss and keep it off. And most importantly, how to stay healthy.

Yes, we can use HCQ protocol to speed up the process of shedding pounds and deliver results. Being board certified in metabolic medicine with sub certification in weight loss Dr. Sokolova believes that the most important service to you would be a deep understanding of the processes driving obesity in your body. Is that some chronic infection, such as Lyme disease or Epstein Barr virus, for example? Is that some nutritional deficiency? Or may be your insulin receptors are not working correctly, because of diabetes or prediabetis, and you can not burn fatty acids? Or is it intestinal problem, leaky gut and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? Or your mitochondria is not effective in utilizing glucose and fat? Whatever it is, we will help you out and as a result your metabolism will improve and you will feel better and look better. This way your chance of keeping weight off is much higher.

We also will monitor your body composition making sure that you wont lose your muscles, since this is one of the most common problems when people do weight loss on their own. Why is that important? Because muscle is the organ that is metabolizing both your glucose and your fatty acids. You need to burn them both very effectively to lose weight and mitochondria in your muscles are doing that for you. When muscle mass is lost, it is replaced by fat once the weight is gained back. The end result: low muscle mass (sarcopenia), increased fat mass and inefficient metabolism. Will you be able to lose weight the next round? Likely not. This needs to be avoided by all means and we will monitor your progress and help you along the way so your weight loss program is effective with long standing results.