My name is Corine M. and I have lost over 40 lbs. in 7 months with the help of Dr. Jenny Liu and the Unimed Center. I have been a yo-yo dieter for most of my life. This clearly caught up with me, and in my 40’s the weight began to creep on little by little. My attempts at addressing this with many commercial diets had failed. I knew something was going on with my body and was looking for a medical analysis to figure it out. I wanted to address “my” specific problems and get my body back into optimal health.
I had seen a few medical doctors, who all wanted me to believe that I was a middle aged woman, approaching menopause, and just had to accept the fact that I was getting older, my body was changing, and because of that I was going to gain weight and feel awful! I could not and would not accept that. Beside the weight, I was getting night sweats, hot flashes, hormone headaches and more. I was on a mission to find someone who could help.
That is when I found Dr. Liu. She immediately recognized that my hormones were completely out of control and my metabolism had all but stopped completely due to years of yo-yo dieting. That explained WHY no matter what I was eating and how I was exercising, my body was not responding. Dr. Liu suggested a weight loss plan, along with vitamins, supplements, a vitamin shot and even acupuncture. Her approach to BOTH Western medicine and Asian medicine was an amazing eye opening experience. She explained that we needed to shock my body out of the habits and responses it had been accustomed to. It would be an extreme tough 2 weeks, but after that I would get a “new life.” Commit for 2 weeks. 14 days – in exchange for health, a better quality of life, and a new me? Where could I sign up?
Those first 2 weeks were absolutely grueling, but I pushed through trusting that I would accomplish what I needed to. Immediately I saw results. I could tell my body was responding right away. Within the first month I had lost almost 15 lbs., had slept through the night for the first time in a very long time. No more hot flashes or night sweats or hormone headaches. Gone! I wasn’t taking any medication or pills to accomplish this either, just following a change in diet, vitamin supplementation and exercise. Once I saw the results and felt better than I had in years, the remainder of the journey was a breeze and every day I am thankful for the way I look and feel now and for finding Dr. Liu.
I still have a little more to go to reach my goal weight, but I am not worried and know I will be there in no time. This process has changed my life completely and I have full confidence that I will be able to maintain the healthy lifestyle I have achieved once I am done. Thank you for your knowledge, advice and support Dr. Liu! You DID give me a “new life” and I love it and wouldn’t change it for anything!