7 tips to stay skinny this holiday season

Celebration, relaxation, and tasty edible office gifts. The season are not new to anyone.

Fortunately, you don’t have to fall into the holiday trap. To counter weight gain during the holidays, here are seven simple strategies that you can implement today — strategies that many skinny and in-shape clients have successfully implemented:

1) When It Comes to Dining Out, Be a Kid Again

Going out to restaurants for celebration at holiday time is a challenge. The portions are large, and alcohol is served freely. When you make decisions regarding which place to choose, try to be involved and choose a place1000x700 that is family-friendly — even if you don’t have your family with you. This is because many family-friendly restaurants have kid-size meals. Yes, order them. Save on calories, and save your figure for the next swimsuit season.

 

2) Drink Smart

Drink it up! No, not your favorite alcoholic beverage. Rather, drink your water. This holiday season, make a point of drinking two glasses of water before each meal. Hydrating your cells help you to flush yo6483985267_4b450bdd69ur system. Also, the alcohol you do drink will dehydrate you; you will need fluids that hydrate your skin to prevent wrinkles, which makes you look older. But the real benefit is that you will be able to eat less as your hunger pangs subside when you drink water beforehand.

 

 

3) Stressed? Choose Pampering Over Pigging Out

Brave the shops and restaurants over the holiday season, and you will notice stressed-out and unfriendly customers. Shouldn’t be the holiday109320 season the best season of the year? Additional tasks and to do’s pushes many over the edge — and to ease this stress, they may choose to overindulge at the holiday table. So relax, take a breath, and draw yourself a hot bath. Create your own bath tub therapy by adding on rosemary, thyme, peppermint tea or green tea to your bath. Voila, your home becomes your spa. The point here is that relaxed individuals do not need additional food to manage stress. Managing your stress will help you to stay in control with your eating and not to go on a carb rampage.

 

4) Keep You Own Naughty and Nice List

Write down what you eat. Sure, it may not be a new strategy, but I bet you have not tried it yet. The best and most successful weight loss programs naughty-nice-christmas-checklist-7000549incorporate a mandatory food log. The individuals who follow this strategy religiously are the individuals who are in control with their food intake and stay within their allowed weight and body fat ranges. In short, keep a journal and ask yourself after each entry: Is this the most beneficial food for my body and my weight loss or weight maintenance program?

 

5) Tap Your Competitive Spirit

A healthy competition among like-minded individuals — with a prize for the winner — may be a great incentive to stay on track. And yes, why not

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opt for a weight loss competition around the holidays, when everyone else seems to go on a weight gain competition instead? You might be surprised who else might join you when you announce this challenge to your friends, colleagues or family members.

 

 

6) Skip the Sugar and Spice It Up

Sugar cravings can be a pain — especially during the holidays, when there are sugary snacks all around you. So what can you do to avoid the sugar xristougeniatika-glykacravings? One option may be to substitute spice for sugar whenever possible. For example, try adding cinnamon instead to your cereal or oatmeal in the morning. The active ingredient, methylhydroxychalcone polymer, seems to mimic insulin function, increasing blood sugar uptake by cells. In short, cinnamon reduced not only blood sugar, but also triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL (or “bad” cholesterol) in people with type 2 diabetes as a study found that was published in the journal Diabetic Care. And it gets better. How about blood pressure? Stress can raise blood pressure, which can be an issue with individuals with cardiovascular diseases. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition suggested that in addition to glucose metabolism, cinnamon may have a role in glucose metabolism and blood pressure regulation. In other words, adding cinnamon to the diet may have a positive influence on blood pressure.

 

7) Find Time for Exercise

Sure, you might have not as much time because of shopping, family… you name it. So work with what time you have! If you really do have little time, then use the 15-60 approach. How does this approach work? Take one Simple-Workout-Get-Christmas-readystrength exercise and repeat it 15 times. Immediately change over to a 60-second cardiovascular set, which can be as simple as running in place, running the stairs or jumping rope. Choose the level of intensity that feels comfortable to you. Then repeat the same thing with another strength exercise without any rest. Use one strength exercise for each of the large and small muscle groups.

Weight loss strategies are simple to implement during the holidays. A little focus and a little willpower will get you there. Don’t be one of the people who just get fried by too much information and who know all the information but do nothing with it. Just pick one of the strategies above, and you will be on your way to a leaner, stronger and slimmer body.

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MORPHOSIS® PROGRAM BY MORPHOCLINIC®

MORPHOSIS® PROGRAM BY MORPHOCLINIC®

The revolutionary Morphosis® concept by Morphoclinic® is one of the most effective body shaping solutions available in the medical field and involves combining several clinical applications and the most effective technologies on the market.

This concept is dedicated to helping you achieve your total health and shape objectives. With our innovative medical shaping programs and holistic approach we guide you toward a healthy way of life by engaging your areas of interest and helping you reach your perfect shape. Through this intensive approach you will completely transform your body.

The preset program and technology used will change completely every 4 weeks to ensure that your body is consistently challenged and that you never plateau. This program is one where the effort is commensurate with the results, where there are no empty promises.

Once you have completed Morphosis® program you can enroll in continuity, which ensures that your results will continue to evolve and the final outcome will be maintained.

PROGRAM DETAILS

There are four different incarnations of Morphosis program, all dedicated to a different body type (Upcentric, Midcentric, Lowcentric, Omnicentric). Each version of this 8 weeks program includes four to eight different technologies designed to target problem areas and address the imbalances of each specific body shape. In addition, there’s a lifestyle correction component, a dynamic eating plan, and photo metric assessment to record your progress.31283-Tracy-Anderson--Metamorphosis-Abcentric-Shapes--_2 copy

The Morphosis® Concept:

  • Is a holistic global approach to the person.
  • Takes into account both causes and consequences since, in order to treat consequences it is important first to identify the causes.
  • Involves the astute combination of a palette of proven high-tech equipment.

A thorough assessment is undertaken prior to any treatment; our techniques enable us to act at the different stages in the development and make up of the shape problems. A maintenance program will be advised after reaching the shaping goal.

WHAT IS YOUR BODY TYPE?

Morphosis customizes programs for specific body types. Our bodies aren’t all the same, so our treatment plan shouldn’t be either.

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An Upcentric has a full chest, upper back with no or little waist definition. Fat is mainly distributed in the face ,arms,chest,back and abdomen . Upcentric shaped women tend to have slim legs/thighs, while the abdomen and chest look out of proportion compared to the rest of the body.Upcentric treatment program main target will be on reducing the upper body fat around the abdomen, arms and back while tightening the skin and toning the abdominal muscles and lifting the  under arm skin.

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If you tend to gain weight in your midsection or have a thick waist, you are Midcentric .
The Midcentric treatment program is targeted to achieve a curved abdomen by removing the extra fat, reducing the intestinal bloating, toning the abdominal muscles, and tightening the skin. The treatment will concentrate on the abdominal, flank and back areas.

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If you are pear-shaped, a small waist with larger hips and thighs, you are Lowcentric. Excess fat and cellulite tends to store in your thighs so the treatment modalities chosen for this program will help to remove the excess fat from the thighs and legs, reactivate the blood and lymphatic circulation ,reduce the cellulite appearance, drain out the fluids , tone and lift the muscles and firm the skin .

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If you gain weight all over, then you are Omnicentric. This body type makes it difficult to choose one specific area to focus on, so the slimming program designed for the Omnicentric body will be a multi tech program – a full body-skin-tuck. Anything that is droopy or loose about your body will be awakened, the fat around your arms, abdomen and thighs will be removed and the cellulite will be reduced leaving the body firmed and lifted.

MORPHOSIS® TREATMENT MODALITIES

The Technology used takes into account both the physiology of the person and the complementary treatments:

1-Velashape III: a body contouring treatment that effectively and softly reduces unsightly fat deposits using focused infrared and radiofrequency technologies.

2- Lipodissolve: involves microinjections that dissolve localized fat in a safe way.

3- Velashape II: which tightens sagging skin, stimulates long term collagen stimulation and removes cellulite while improving the quality of the skin and contouring the figure.

4- Medisculpt: the most effective device to enhance the metabolism and at the same time it creates a reduction of visible cellulite and congestion anywhere on the body.

5- Pressotherapy: dramatically improves the lymphatic circulation and enhances the excretion of the released fat, toxins and fluids from destroyed fat cells.

6- Chrononutrition program: combined with food intolerance test is essential to correct the lifestyle and eating habits without undergoing fasting diets.

7- Cryolipolisis: it is a non invasive cooling of adipose tissue that induces the active lipolysis leading to the breaking down of the resistant fat cells in localized area of the body without damage to other tissues.

8-Vip: the wide deep pulses and long stimulation times of this electrotherapy device will instantly recruit the large body shaping muscles, which cannot be ordinarily reached with active exercise; to give fast, superb body slimming and sculpting results.

MORPHOSIS® CONTINUITY

Continuity is the next phase. As you progress through your evolving shaping program, a maintenance protocol will be advised after reaching the shaping goal.

Consult Morphoclinic® for Morphosis® Program

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T: +961 1 42 44 43          M:+961 3 94 94 59

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Morphotherapy Program

The Morphotherapy ® is a medical concept described by Dr. Roger Elkhoury that aims to prevent or treat the problems that affect the physical appearance of an individual. Such concept emanating from the health promotion in medicine is born from both the experience of more than 15 years in the medical shaping field and from the demand of the increasing number of good health patients who desire aging favorably and maintaining satisfactorily their body image.fleche-vert-+sante

As we age our organs and muscles deteriorate, our hormonal secretion weakens, our metabolism slows down, our sensorial and cognitive functions decrease, our skin changes and our articulations become weak. Age induces some limitations in balance and gait parameters which lead to a bad posture too. Genetic factors take part in aging phenomenon and this later may be accelerated due to bad life habits: sedentary lifestyle, overweight, unbalanced nutrition, stress etc.

The Morphotherapy ® role is to holistically take in charge the individual within a goal of prevention and helping him to modify his behaviors and his life style to access the well-being in life. Its main target consists first of all in trying to reduce the patient’s suffering who expresses his dissatisfaction of his own body image and bringing him back to his well-being status and physical acceptance.

 Morphotherapy Concept®

Target systems 

  • Cutaneous system
  • Circulatory system
  • Muscular system
  • Metabolic & Adipose systems???
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Postural system
  • Psychological profile

Techniques and Methods

  • Analysis of the corrective needs
  • An individual program elaborated according to the realized diagnostic and objectives
  • Permanent follow-up by multidisciplinary team
  • Maintenance care program for better results conservation

A thorough assessment is undertaken prior to any treatment taking into consideration all parameters that could play a role in the installation and development of body deformities.  The assessment tools are reliable, high-tech and painless.

Morpho Analysis & Data Collection

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  • Morphometry 3 D
  • DEXA Scan
  • Oligoscan Test
  • Alimentary Analysis
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Health Questionnaire
  • Physical Clinical
  • Biomedical Exam

Problems and Indications

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  • Skin slackening
  • Cellulite
  • Skin aging
  • Varicosities and varicose veins
  • Scars and stretch-marks

Circulatory System

  • Blood & lymph circulation problems
  • Fluid retention

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  • Localized fat
  • Excess Weight
  • Obesity

 Muscular System

  • Muscular slackening
  • Muscular Atrophy
  • Muscular hypertrophy

 Digestive System

  • Alimentary bad habitsCoolBody_03
  • Food intolerance

Endocrine System

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause

Postural System

  • Bad attitude
  • Articular problems
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  • Lack of coordination

 Psychological System

  • Behavioral and emotional analysis

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  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Slimming
  • Skin Tightening and Firming
  • Fluid Drainage
  • Localized Fat Reduction
  • Muscle Toning
  • Weight Reduction
  • Posture Correction
  • Shape Disharmony Solutions
  • Pregnancy and Post-Delivery Care
  • Food Intolerance Detection

Treatment programs:

At Morphoclinic with our Morphotherapy concept a combination of treatments can take an average body and turn it into a great one: slim, firm, toned and sculpted.

Our Services :

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  • Combined care of skin restoration
  • Combined care of drainage optimization
  • Combined care of cellulysis and lipolysis
  • Combined care of overweight
  • Combined care of muscular toning and strengthening
  • Combined care of postural correction

Technology used:

At Morphoclinic all the technology used are state of the art, all programs are customized and combined for optimum results.

  • Velashape III: a body contouring treatment that effectively and softly reduces unsightly fat deposits using focused infrared and radiofrequency technologies.VSIII_1
  • Velashape II: tightens sagging skin, stimulates long term collagen stimulation and removes cellulite while improving the quality of the skin and contouring the figure.
  • Medisculpt: the most effective device to enhance the metabolism and at the same time it creates a reduction of visible cellulite and congestion anywhere on the body.
  • Pressotherapy: dramatically improves the lymphatic circulation and enhances the excretion of the released fat, toxins and fluids from destroyed fat cells.
  • Chrononutrition program: combined with food intolerance test is essential to correct the lifestyle and eating habits without undergoing fasting diets.
  • Cryolipolisis: it is a non invasive cooling of adipose tissue that induces the active lipolysis leading to the breaking down of the resistant fat cells in localized area of the body without damage to other tissues.d1384i35307h184020
  • Vip electrostimulation: the wide deep pulses and long stimulation times of this electrotherapy device will instantly recruit the large body shaping muscles, which cannot be ordinarily reached with active exercise; to give fast, superb body slimming and sculpting results
  • Ultrashape: transmits pulsed ultrasound, allowing control over temperature elevation and enabling fat destruction to occur instantly, selectively and mechanically.
  • Tripolar radiofrequency treatments are the only ones that can treat combining the energy of radio-frequency (RF) unipolar wave with the bipolar. So at the same time it can activate both fat cells and fibroblasts (those that produce collagen and elastin) both superficial and deep.emax-syneron-machine-repair-parts-refurbishing
  •  Emax: it combines optical energy with bipolar radio frequency to produce deep dermal heating to effectively treat body wrinkles. It stimulates collagen production and produces a firming effect in lax skin.Fine body wrinkles are reduced and the texture of your skin becomes smoother, more luminous and toned.
  •  Endermolab: is a cellulite treatment that involves massaging, rolling, and sucking at the skin surface to stimulate the break up of stubborn deposits of cellulite

Get ready to change your life as we will be shaping your way to health.

Take Control of Your Weight During Menopause

Menopause occurs when a woman stops ovulating and her monthly period (menstruation) stops. Menopausal woman often experience weight gain, particularly around the abdomen. This is often due to declining estrogen levels, age-related loss of muscle tissue and lifestyle factors such as diet and lack of exercise. However, the exact process leading to weight gain and the relative contribution of the different factors are not understood.

 Body changes at menopause

As we age, our muscles decrease in bulk and our metabolism slows down. These changes can contribute to weight gain around the time of menopause.menopause4crop

Other physical changes associated with menopause may include skin changes, such as dryness and loss of elasticity. These changes may affect a woman’s body image and self-esteem. Taking steps to manage the symptoms of menopause can help.

Estrogen and fat distribution

Estrogen levels may influence body fat distribution. Many women in the early menopausal years gain fat mass as their estrogen levels drop. Women of childbearing age tend to store fat in the lower body (‘pear-shaped’), while men and postmenopausal women store fat around the abdomen (‘apple-shaped’). Animal studies have shown that a lack of estrogen leads to excessive weight gain, although the exact mechanisms are not yet understood.

Other contributors to weight gain at menopause
Apart from declining estrogen levels, other factors that may contribute to weight gain after menopause include:

Loss of muscle tissue with age

Lowered metabolism

Reduced physical activity

Altered habits for example, more freedom to eat out.

Managing menopause-related weight gain

To manage weight after menopause, try to:

·  Eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet

·  Engage in regular and sustained aerobic exercise. This will:

Boost your metabolism.

Lower risk of osteoporosis.

Lower risks of metabolic syndrome, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases.

Improve insulin resistance.

Keep joints and muscles strong.

Help bowels work well.

Relieve depression and anxiety.

Improve overall health

·    Avoid crash diets

A crash diet involves severely reducing the amount you eat over a short time. Your body responds to this reduced energy supply by using muscle tissue as fuel. Muscles use up a lot of kilojoules, so if you lose muscle tissue, you have further reduced your body’s ability to burn kilojoules. This means you are likely to put on more weight when you start eating normally again.

Leptin (the ‘fat hormone’) plays an important role in body weight management, as it contributes to appetite control and metabolic rate. Studies show that leptin levels drop after a crash diet, which increases the appetite and slows metabolism.

Cellulite and Menopause

As estrogen begins to decrease, you lose receptors in blood vessels and thighs (estrogen has an impact on blood vessels). This causes a decrease in circulation.  A decrease in collagen production occurs as circulation decreases and less oxygen and nutrition reaches the area. Fat cells now become larger, protrude through collagen and the “bumpy”, “orange peel”, or “cottage cheese” look called cellulite appears.

There are three layers of fat in the areas of the knees, inner thighs and buttocks. Because of the multiple layers, instead of just one, women tend to get cellulite in these targeted areas. In addition, women also have three levels of fat in the stomach and in the triceps areas.

At menopause, it happens that some women, who never had orange peel before, begin to have. But cellulite doesn’t only afflict the full-figured or menopausal women; it also affects “the skinny”, not to mention girls as young as teenagers.

Natural remedies to get rid of Menopause Cellulite

  1. Avoid alcohol consumption
  2. Avoid drinking coffee
  3. Eat a balanced diet, avoiding excessive intake of fat, salt and sugars rapidly absorbed and eating foods high in fiber (fruits and vegetables)
  4. Drink water (at least two liters)
  5. Avoid wearing tight clothes, because they are an obstacle to the circulation and are the main cause for the appearance of cellulite
  6. Avoid too much salt
  7. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle
  8. Avoid standing or sitting long standing
  9. Avoid sitting with legs crossed
  10. Engage in activities such as spinning, step, cycling, swimming, and walking
  11. Don’t wear very high heels. It hinders blood flow. The perfect shoe should have a heel with a height of 3-5”
  12. Avoid stress and insomnia
  13. A cold shower every morning (around 20 º C) to tone the skin, as the cellulite is, in short, a loosening of the skin tissue

Consult Morphoclinic for menopause weight gain treatment 

At Morphoclinic, we can help you manage your menopause weight gain and cellulite symptoms by using a combined care of medical shaping solutions that treat resistant fat, reduce the cellulite and resculpt your body image.

Morphoclinic Pregnancy Care Week

Pregnancy and After baby Programs 

Pregnancy is a time of change. It’s a time of “new life” and “expansion” – physically, emotionally and spiritually. All women, no matter what age, shape or fitness, experience incredible physical changes during pregnancy. It takes some time to return to your pre-pregnant fitness level and shape. intimne-zdravie-pocas-tehotenstva copy

“So how to get your body back to normal shape after delivery of the baby?”

Weight changes during and after pregnancy 

Weight gain during pregnancy is an absolutely normal thing. Your baby is getting bigger and you are becoming bigger together with it. Pregnancy weight gain is inevitable. But of course as everything else is has reasonable measures. Too fast and considerable weight gain is not a good sign. It means that either you eat too much or that you possibly have digestion problems or even gestational diabetes. If you gain more than the recommended amount during pregnancy and you don’t lose the weight after the baby is born, the excess pounds increase your life-long health risks. In its turn gaining weight at a steady rate within recommended boundaries can also lower your chances of having hemorrhoids, varicose veins, stretch marks, backache, fatigue, indigestion, and shortness of breath during pregnancy.

Weight loss recommendations for women who had recently become moms are not something outstanding; they are common but it doesn’t mean they are less useful. Your body went through some major changes over the previous nine months, including fluid expansion, lean body tissue growth and a normal process of a little fat storage. These changes were gradual, consequently going back to your previous condition will also require some time.

Pregnancy and cellulite 

Pregnancy is a major cause of cellulite for most women today, and this is due to several factors:

  • Excess estrogen stimulates fat accumulation during pregnancy, especially in the hip and thigh areas, including the subcutaneous thigh and hip fat that cause cellulite
  • Also, some water retention is normal during pregnancy. Both things have to do with the survival of mother and baby in cases of starvation and severe bleeding, respectively.
  • Connective tissue (skin, ligaments, fascia) becomes looser so that it can accommodate for the extra volume in the tummy, in the fat storage areas of the hips and thighs, and also to ease delivery.

As we have explained all these factors are major causes of cellulite. However, pregnancy need not necessarily cause cellulite. Normally, pregnancy should not lead to excessive weight gain, neither to excessive fluid retention or cellulite, especially if you become pregnant when you are fit and slim. If the availability of calorie-rich food was not so prevalent in today’s world and if physical activity was the norm and not the exception, then cellulite wouldn’t be such a big problem. Pregnancy-related cellulite, like all other causes of cellulite, could be minimized or eliminated if our lifestyle was more wholesome.

Self-Care options for weight loss after childbirth 

The problem of losing weight after giving birth affects a lot of woman .They are either disappointed with how their belly looks after giving birth, of terrified by slow weight loss after childbirth. If you are working on getting back into shape after the birth of your baby, it is essential to exercise at a safe postnatal level.

Here you have some advice from Morphoclinic

1- Get started while you’re pregnant: Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can be a couch potato ,visit us for a consultation we have designed a pregnancy care program to help you and the baby.

2- Get plenty of rest: that will keep your energy levels high and help keep sugar cravings for energy in check.

3- Watch calories and fat: at the end of the pregnancy you were used to eating less. Sometimes, however, moms will give birth and start eating larger portions once the baby has left. One glass of orange juice provides enough vitamin C for a day, beyond that you’re just adding unnecessary calories. Do let yourself have a treat every so often.

4- Have a regular exercise: You already know that getting back to exercise should be a gradual process, but you can always start some simple exercises after you are through four weeks of post-partum,we will help you with some medical controlled exercises .

5- Allow your body to recuperate .At Motphoclinic we advise against going on a diet right after giving birth. Getting your body back means thinking about your health first – your body is trying to repair itself. Do not rush into things, but do not be too relaxed either.

Consult Morphoclinic for the Pregnancy care program

This Program will help you to stay healthy and in a good shape while pregnant by minimizing the unwanted pregnancy fluid retention ,cellulite and weight problems .

We have also designed the Post Partum Recovery program to help you loose your excess fluids , tone your pelvic muscles, remove the excess weight and resculpt your figure .

The Morphoclinic combined pregnancy treatment is a very effective treatment ,since it improves greatly the symptoms caused by water retention caused during pregnancy. During pregnancy occurs a hormonal misbalance that leads to excessive water retention in some areas of the body, the most frequent areas are legs and ankles, Pressotherapy treats this problems efficiently. Pressotherapy can be used during pregnancy in order to combat those problems and after pregnancy in order to help eliminate those extra kilos as well as to recover skin elasticity.

Lipomassage combined with Infra red and Radio frequency is a revolutionary method, which helps where diet and exercise doesn’t. This technique is a specially developed technology ,which offers a scientifically proven solution for localized places where there is fat, cellulite, stretch marks, sagging and flabby skin.

Localized Fat Reduction

Localized fat deposits, natural ways of storing fat, is problematic for a few reasons, one being today’s aesthetic criteria that condemn it, the other being related to certain lifestyles that encourage its development. These deposits are resistant to diet and exercise, they are contained in the subcutaneous fat found just beneath the skin as opposed to visceral fat which is Untitled (Recovered)found in the peritoneal cavity packed between various organs (stomach, liver, intestines, kidneys, etc.).

Typical subcutaneous localized fat deposits are in the lower abdomen, outer thighs and love handles or areas of the body where cellulite is also often present. Because these deposits tend to be resistant to exercise and diet many people become discouraged when their efforts fail to remove them.

Localized Fat distribution

One of the main morphological differences between men and women is the greater amount of fat that women carry; this softens the outline of the muscles, more or less erases the osseous indicators, and rounds out the surfaces while creating characteristic folds and grooves.

Fat in normal women represents between 18% and 20% of body weight, whereas in men it represents only 10% to 15%. The reason for this difference is that women at some point in their lives may nourish a fetus and then a baby from their own reserves, so women have to stock energy in the form of fat in anticipation of future pregnancies (and must stock even more energy during the last two trimesters of pregnancy).applicants
Localized Fat accumulates in very specific areas on the body. Generally they avoid the flexion folds at the joints in order not to interfere with movement. Fat accumulations are often distributed the same in both sexes; the main difference is in the greater development on certain areas in women. The fat is localized on the buttocks, the hips, around the navel, low back, between the thighs, knee, posterior part of the upper arm and breasts

Localized fat reduction

Each of us deposits fat in places that are genetically predetermined. That is why most of us have body shapes similar to our parents or grandparents. There is no known way to change how this fat distributes. You cannot selectively burn fat. You can work out and lose weight, but weight comes off from the area your genetics determine, not an area you are working. The only way to permanently remove fat from an area is to remove or destroy the fat cells that give us the shapes we don’t want. Until now, the only way to achieve this was liposuction in the area removing the unwanted cells. Now at Morphoclinic we can destroy those cells and allow our bodies to remove the debris and contents naturally using a combined care of cellulysis and lipolysis.

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For many people, getting rid of excess fat can be a lifelong battle. Whether it is undesirable love handles, excess fat around the knees or flabby upper arms, pockets of fat can be difficult to reduce and sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to make a noticeable difference. Now, specialists are finding that the introduction of non-invasive fat removal technologies is opening the door for more people to remove localized fat, safely and effectively.

 

Technology used at Morphoclinic

Cryolipolysis: a unique non-invasive method for the selective reduction of fat cells with controlled, localized cooling. It is important, therefore, to understand the potential efficacy and safety of this new procedure for fat layer reduction.

Lipotherapy: also known as body sculpting or lipodissolve, lipotherapy is a non-surgical natural medical technique in which solutions are injected into localized fat deposits to block internal signals of fat uptake, trigger fat release, increase circulation and burn energy.

Mesotherapy: a breakthrough non-surgical treatment for localized fat reduction. It employs micro-injections of very small doses of mesotherapy medications that have high anti-cellulite and fat burning qualities. By delivering these medications into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin) mesotherapy treatment stimulates skin repair, melts fat cells and destroys connective tissue bands responsible for the appearance of the cellulite.

Radiofrequency: delivers energy to the areas of fat by driving controlled heat deep within the fat cells and subsequently destroys them.

Ultrasound: using high intensity, focused ultrasonic waves (sound waves) to cause destruction and leakage of fat cells, is being investigated for fat reduction. Similar to other non-invasive procedures used for fat reduction, the ultrasound energy penetrates through the skin layers into the targeted fat without haring skin or surrounding tissues.

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Oligoscan: A hand-held device for heavy metals and trace elements test

What is OligoScan? 

The OligoScan is a revolutionary bio-technical device capable of measuring in real time the bioavailability of trace elements (in the form of minerals), heavy metal intoxication and oxidative stress.

The OlIgoscan measures up to 20 important minerals and 14 toxic metals using a non-invasive hand-held scan placed on the hand.

The measurement is made directly in your office with a portable spectrophotometer device approved by OligoScan. The collected data from your patient is sent to the secure central Oligoscan server within a few click, then you get the results back.

This test is a revolutionary technique to check the mineral status of your patients in real time.  For a health care provider, it allows you to know the most efficient supplementation that would maximize the nutritional benefits for your patients. In case of heavy metal toxicity, you can prescribe chelating techniques, supplements and/or lifestyle changes.

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OligoScan is the most innovative testing methodology with the fastest turn around of results available in Lebanon only at Morphoclinic. The technology is an invaluable screening tool for actual tissue levels of minerals as opposed to other testing which is only indicative of what is being pulled out of that particular vector. Together with the urine, fecal, hair and blood measurements, the Oligoscan result transforms the information you have analogous to a 2 dimensional picture and turns it into a 3 dimensional holographic projection within which you can now practically interact.

The data is invaluable and makes for a very precious prevention tool allowing for a longitudinal follow-up of your patients’ mineral status, key mineral ratios, heavy metal levels, mobilization of those metals and overall oxidative stress.

How does it work ?

The OligoScan technology utilizes spectrophotometry to obtain results on the amount of trace elements and heavy metals exist within tissue, calibrated specifically for a specific area of the body.

This is a quantitative analytic methodology, which consists in measuring the absorbance level or the optical density of a specific chemical or mineral substance.

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The basic principle is that every type of compound, regardless if it is chemical or mineral based, absorbs, emits or reflects light (electromagnetic radiation) over a certain specific range of wavelengths.

The more the sample is concentrated, the more it absorbs the light within the limits of proportionality expressed in the law Beer-Lambert.

The spectrophotometry is used in many domains: chemistry, pharmacy, environment, food-processing industry, biology, medical /clinical, material/chemical engineering and clinical applications and many others.

In the clinical applications, spectrophotometry is used to examine blood or tissues for clinical diagnosis.

Scientific Studies

Detection of mineral imbalances will determine various mineral levels and their relationship to other minerals. Minerals tend to inhibit or promote one another and this interaction can result in nutritional deficiencies and a number of health problems.

Many scientific studies discuss the depletion of nutrients in food. This depletion, accompanied with the increase of food additives, can cause mineral imbalances which may result in various health issues. If you know that you are low on certain minerals you can take supplements to counter any possible damage.

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Early detection of high toxic metal substances such as mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, etc, will make it possible to identify and treat any issues associated with heavy metal poisoning. Small amounts of some of these metals are common in our environment and food, and are actually necessary for good health, but large amounts of any of them may cause acute or chronic toxicity (poisoning).

Some of these substances are also in products, which are in touch with the body. The institutions for sanitary issues consider that there are almost no more places in the world which are not concerned by this problem.

Heavy metal toxicity can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. Let the OligoScan find what toxic metals are in your body so you can take corrective measures.

OligoScan is available at Morphoclinic

Sodeco Square, Bloc D, 8th floor, Ashrafieh, Beirut

T 961 1 42 44 43 M 961 3 94 94 59

info@morphoclinic.com  www.morphoclinic.com