For patients looking to lose weight or shift stubborn fat deposits, treatments such as gastric balloon endoscopy, abdominoplasty and liposuction can provide effective immediate solutions - but it’s how you modify your lifestyle afterwards that will guarantee long-lasting results.
Ocean Clinic Marbella believes patients should enjoy holistic care, which includes supporting them to meet their body goals after the bandages have been removed. As such, the clinic has teamed with clinical dietician Dr. Rebeca Eriksen, to provide ongoing diet and health advice to patients who desire it.
|Dr. Rebeca Eriksen|
Dr. Eriksen has worked in prestigious London hospitals such as The Portland, Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington, as well as for charitable organisations including WHO and UNICEF, helping to combat malnutrition in children.
She uses her wealth of knowledge to offer patients a comprehensive health and nutritional assessment that can include:
- Analysis of current diet
- Body composition calculations
- Vitamin and mineral levels testing
- Allergy and food intolerance testing
- Antibody profiling
- Hormone profiling
- Cholesterol testing
- Liver function testing
- Genetic testing
Through diagnostic testing, Dr. Eriksen is able to identify imbalances in the body and then use food and supplements in a targeted manner to restore internal balance, increase vitality and maximise the results of your surgery.
Factors which can affect your weight and health
If your body is not functioning completely as it should be it can result in excess weight gain, which is why it’s important to address any imbalances when tailoring a nutritional plan.
Hormones play a huge role in regulating our bodies. If hormone levels become disrupted it can have profound effects on our health. Imbalances in hormone levels can be caused by poor diet, stress and exposure to toxins. However, following assessment of these substances in the blood or saliva, nutritional and lifestyle intervention can frequently balance these out over the following months.
Hormones commonly tested include those produced by the thyroid (which regulate our metabolism), the adrenals (stress hormones) and female and male sex hormones (which influence menstrual cycles in women and fertility and mood in both sexes).
Food intolerances and allergies, meanwhile, are thought to play a part in many digestive and chronic health conditions, with symptoms ranging from bloating, diarrhoea and constipation to joint pain, headaches and skin conditions.
Cellular tests measure immunological responses in the blood when food, food additives and other potential allergens are introduced to the sample in the lab. Antibody profiles are also available for diagnosing candida infection and gluten intolerance. Ocean Clinic’s in-house lab provides rapid analysis of samples.
Aside from imbalances and intolerances, our genetic makeup also plays an important part in how we process foods and store weight. Because of this, Dr. Eriksen offers genetic testing to help you understand your metabolism. Analysing your genetic response to food and nutrients enables Dr. Eriksen to tailor a unique diet and exercise plan, making it easier for you to maintain your weight and achieve maximum health.
Helping you achieve and maintain your body goals
Ocean Clinic’s partnership with Dr. Eriksen ensures that we not only address the symptoms alone, but provide both preventative and curative solutions. Nutritional and health assessment is therefore ideal for patients undergoing body contouring procedures, as well as individuals looking for a non-surgical approach to weight loss.
Detailed analysis of diet and lifestyle, coupled with setting realistic and maintainable goals ensure you can make the changes necessary to enjoy long-term health and body benefits.