The Science

Understanding how hormones interact within the body is the key to understanding how you can increase your metabolism, lose weight, keep it off and feel your best. With over 50 known hormones, most of them have a function in how you lose weight. Even a slight imbalance in these can make it difficult, if not impossible, to lose weight. Wouldn’t it make sense to know if and how your body’s metabolic hormones are working before beginning any weight loss program? If your metabolic hormones are directly related to how much weight you can lose, wouldn’t you want to start your weight loss journey by first understanding you hormone levels?

The Inflammation, Hormone and Weight Loss Connection

Everything we are exposed to; our environment, what we eat, the air we breathe, our activity level, how we sleep, our stress level, can cause inflammation in our body. Even slight levels of inflammation within our body directly affects how our hormones function and can cause hormonal imbalances. With hormones and metabolism controlling almost all aspects of bodily processes, these imbalances can cause symptoms and conditions such as: weight gain, fatigue, irritability, low libido, hot flashes, sleeplessness and mood swings, just to name a few. The most common hormones that cause weight gain are:

  • Estrogen-Progesterone Imbalance: Excess estrogen levels help store extra fat in the abdominal area

  • Low Testosterone: Low testosterone levels decrease muscle mass, metabolism and can cause weight gain

  • DHEA Function: Low levels of DHEA can directly affect the production of testosterone or estrogen

  • Thyroid Dysfunction: An imbalance of T3 and T4 levels can directly impact metabolism

  • Elevated Cortisol: The stress hormone cortisol, when consistently elevated, triggers your body to store fat particularly in the stomach area

  • Insulin Dysfunction: Dysfunctional insulin levels causes your blood sugar levels to be thrown off balance, causing excess fat storage and diabetes

  • Low Vitamin D: Low vitamin D levels correlate with excessive abdominal visceral and subcutaneous fat

With having treated 1000’s of patients over the past 10 years in medical weight loss, Dr. Darren Dubyak has personally seen the direct connection between the benefit of balancing hormones and increasing metabolism which achieves the best weight loss outcome. As the founder of Greater Pittsburgh Medical Weight Loss and the creator of the GPM Anti-Inflammatory Hormone Diet Plan, Dr. Dubyak has helped patients lose weight and gain their life back. With his Diplomate Certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine as a Holistic Practitioner with a specialty in Medical Weight Loss, Dr. Dubyak has developed a revolutionary Hormone & Metabolism Weight Loss Program in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.


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