A recent UCLA-led study concluded that Body Mass Index, BMI is not an accurate measure of health for humans. It labels many fit people as “obese.” At Nei Jing Eastern Medicine, we have never used BMI as an indicator of health. Perhaps it is because Dr. Ramirez worked for many years at UCLA’s John Wooden Center doing fitness evaluations.
We use multiple measures to measure health when a patient wants to lose weight. We also make sure that weight is not the main indicator of ideal weight. Many weight lifters and athletes weigh more than other people of the same height and with the same body fat percentage. We help patients reach and maintain a healthy body fat percentage through diet and exercise counseling, herbal medicine, and acupuncture treatment.
Proper diet and eastern medicine can help repair gut damage and restore normal gut function. The result is patients reaching a healthy body fat percentage, which would truly be an ideal weight. Additional benefits would include decreased cholesterol levels, improved mood, decreased blood pressure, etc.
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