Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss Program

Finally, a plan that works

Here is a success story from one of our patients who lost 100 lb! The pictures from before and after really tell the tale:

I wanted to thank the the doctors at Root Cause Medical Clinic for helping me achieve outstanding results.


I first came to Root Cause Medical Clinic over two years ago. My main reason for coming was chronic fatigue. I was sleeping up to 12 hours per night and unable to make it through the day without a nap. I was also getting nasty skin rashes, headaches, and other problems that regular medical doctors were not able to cure.

After being diagnosed as gluten intolerant at Root Cause Medical Clinic and strictly avoiding gluten since then, my health fully recovered. My fatigue and other medical problems completely disappeared! I haven’t needed more than 7 hours sleep per night and have super amounts of energy.

My only remaining problem was that I was still very overweight. I had tried every weight loss program ever devised- especially high protein, low carbohydrate programs. They never seemed to work for me. But then I discovered the weight loss program here at Root Cause Medical Clinic.

When I returned to the clinic asking if they could help me with my weight problem, the doctors suggested I try a whole food plant based program. I was concerned at first. At my age of 51, I don’t remember ever having a meal that didn’t include meat. But I figured I might as well try it since I’d tried everything else unsuccessfully.

eric-success1In the first 7 weeks of my program I lost 33 pounds and my body mass index dropped from “obese” to merely “overweight”. This weight loss caused my pant size to drop from a 46 waist to a 38 waist and even my neck size dropped an inch and a half. I’m beyond thrilled with these results; it feels like I’ve discovered the secret to life.

Women are looking at me again and all my friends tell me I look more than ten years younger. My energy is off the charts now and I’ve never felt better in my entire life! At my current rate of progress. I’m on track to be the same weight in the next 7 weeks as when I got out of the Army thirty years ago. (p.s. He’s since achieved that goal – 100 lb lost! See picture to left.)

And the best thing about this new diet is that it is sustainable. Unlike previous diets, I can eat like this for the rest of my life. I don’t have to eat just broccoli or all salads; I get to eat potatoes, rice, fish, and other foods I love every day. I have really adapted to this new diet and should have no problem eating this way in the future.”

– E.O.

Personalized Weight Loss that works

With over 20 years of clinical experience, our team of doctors has created a personally tailored weight loss program that works. And the best thing about it is that it works without drugs, it works long-term, and it works sensibly.

Managing weight is not simply about eating less and exercising more. A healthy body is required to process energy efficiently. This is often the missing piece in “one size fits all” weight-loss plans.

Bodies tend to develop health problems and a common side effect of these problems is less efficient metabolism and resultant weight gain. If the underlying cause of health problems is not corrected, not only does losing weight become impossible but so does the goal of feeling good again.

For example: A person with insulin resistance will often be overweight. If this person restricts fat and favors low fat foods (typically carbohydrates), their battle to lose weight will fail. The cause of weight in this individual is not that fat creates fat, but rather the un-handled insulin resistance is the cause.

Finding the right food plan for your body type

We all know that healthy food consumption is important to manage weight and to stay healthy. But what exactly is a healthy food plan?

Most bodies thrive on plant foods like vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Some bodies work better on lower fat, while others require more. A balance of protein, fat and complex carbohydrates is needed for all bodies. However fad diets that employ very high protein, very low fat or very low carbohydrates are not the answer to healthy and lasting weight loss.

A trained clinician can help determine what is an ideal diet for an individual to achieve the goal of optimal weight. Factors such as genetics, metabolism and reactions to certain foods should be taken into account.

Our bodies are designed to move. Unfortunately with today’s sedentary lifestyle most people don’t move enough and need to add an exercise regimen to their schedule. While movement is essential, spending hours at the gym is not. The key is to follow an exercise program that takes into consideration such factors as body type, current fitness level, muscular imbalances and history of injuries. This program must be tailor-made and preferably supervised by a trained expert.

Start your Weight Loss Program today

Weight problems and obesity are epidemic in our country. There is a lot of talk about weight loss, but few solutions that make much sense. While fast weight loss ‘sounds’ good, we all know that it doesn’t work long-term and can be dangerous.

If you are ready to lose weight and get healthier, we are here to help you to achieve that goal. Call us about our weight loss programs and we can help you create one that’s just right for you. Call (408) 733-0400 for a FREE consultation.

We offer our Medical Weight Loss Program for those in San Jose, Mountain View, Cupertino and throughout Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. We are here to help!

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