Individualized Medical Weight Loss Programs


It’s an astounding statistic, but close to two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese, putting them at higher risk of developing many serious illnesses.

In addition to the constant emotional stress of being heavy in our thinness-obsessed culture, an overweight (and particularly an obese) person is more likely to potentially develop one or more of the following:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Various forms of cardiovascular disease
  • Diseases of the gallbladder
  • Some types of cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders


It is obvious that most diets don’t work, at least not where permanent weight loss is concerned.  The weight-loss business in the United States is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet research has shown that close to 90% of all people who lose on a diet regain all of it back (and often more!) within months or a few years of ending their program.

In order to devise a plan that will work for you individually and keep off the weight for the long term, Dr. Allen will often consider some of the following factors, among others:

  • Hormonal status
  • Stress and emotional issues
  • Lifestyle issues, including nutritional patterns and exercise
  • Sleep quality
  • Neurotransmitter status
  • Current prescription pharmaceuticals
  • Food allergies and/or sensitivities
  • Level of cellular energy production


After a careful evaluation of your unique and individualized needs, he will formulate a plan that will help you to get to an optimal goal weight, and will show you how to incorporate healthier habits into your new lifestyle for lasting results.


Dr. Allen gives free lectures at the Library three to four times each year, on topics of interest from the cutting edge of integrative medicine.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list for these lectures and his other speaking engagements, please email