Weight Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of adults in the United States are considered obese. In addition, they state that obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Our society is calorie-rich and nutrient-poor, causing us to eat and eat and never receive the nutrients we need to feel satisfied. Poor dietary habits and sedentary lifestyles are the two main culprits for weight gain. However, there may be other underlying reasons why losing weight may be a struggle.

Contact us at (317) 344-9840 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Melanie in Indianapolis or via virtual consultation — and start your path to healing today.

Biochemical Inhibitors to Weight Loss

If you are struggling with weight loss, sleep issues, or other health issues, Dr. Melanie can help get you on a holistic path to healing.

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New Weight Loss Program Featuring Semaglutide Peptide Therapy

Dragonfly 360 would like to introduce a new weight loss program that uses semaglutide peptide therapy, along with expert nutritional guidance, to help those who are struggling to achieve their weight loss goals.

Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1) agonist. GLP-1 is a hormone produced in the small intestine that stimulates insulin secretion and inhibits glucagon secretion. The key is that GLP-1 helps to lower blood sugar and decrease your appetite.

To explain further, semaglutide helps your pancreas release insulin by activating a blood-sugar regulating protein found within the beta cells of your pancreas. As a result, blood sugar levels decrease which in turn decreases hunger and cravings leading to an increase in weight loss . In addition to targeting areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake, it also slows gastric emptying to make you feel more full.

In clinical trials semaglutide peptide therapy proved it can be effective for both overweight and obese individuals. As with any weight loss program, semaglutide works best with a healthy holistic diet and exercise program, so you must be willing to make changes with our guidance.

Being obese or overweight is associated with some leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and is linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer.


If you’re overweight or obese, let us help you succeed in achieving your weight loss goals and optimal health.

Holistic Offerings for Digestive Issues Affecting Weight Loss

Personalized Diet & Supplementation

A balanced diet provides the body with the necessary vitamins, proteins, and fats that are key to successful weight loss, as well as overall health. Since we are all individuals, Dr. Melanie utilizes a detailed intake as well as labs to determine your personalized diet as well as supplementation. Ensuring you get the nutrients you need sometimes means supplementing with some core nutrients. Dr. Melanie may also use Peptide Therapy to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Digestive Health

In order to lose weight, your digestive system must be functioning optimally. When intestinal membranes are overloaded with mucous and toxic material, they are no longer able to process and absorb nutrients correctly. To ensure healthy bowels:

  • Have more than two bowel movements per day without straining
  • Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies daily
  • Consume at least 25 g of fiber daily
  • Exercise 3-5 times a week

Once the digestive system is fully functioning — through a proper diet or supplements such as herbal remedies or fiber — the next step may be to detoxify your system.


A personalized plan for jump-starting your improved diet may include beginning with a detoxification, also known as a cleanse. Detoxifying rejuvenates us by cleansing our digestive system and liver.

Following the detoxification, a food reintroduction plan should be followed. This will illustrate if the individual has any food sensitivities or allergies. Eliminating or limiting problematic foods from our diet can help our bodies work more efficiently.

Allergy testing can also be ordered via a blood test or using NAET. The results can be used to help with the food sensitivities.

Stress Relief

Stress stimulates the release of cortisol from our adrenal glands which then promotes the conversion of stored sugars (glucose) and fat into energy. Unfortunately, our modern-day habits rarely require the physical reaction needed to burn off the glucose. As a result, the glucose triggers the release of insulin which converts the glucose into fat.

Using relaxation techniques, aromatherapy, and calming herbs can help balance these reactions. Dr. Melanie teaches techniques that can be used anywhere to help manage stress.

A study at the Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan found, “Lavender aromatherapy reduced serum cortisol.” Inhaling a few drops of lavender can soothe your mind and relax your body. Rubbing several drops of lavender on your feet can also promote relaxation.

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Whether you have a biochemical imbalance or a poor diet, Dr. Melanie can help you with your weight loss goals. Using naturopathic methods — and other additional aids such as supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies — Dr. Melanie can help you take control of your weight-loss issues. Call (317) 344-9840 if you live in Indianapolis, Carmel, nearby areas, or would like to schedule a virtual appointment. You deserve relief — Dr. Melanie can help you get on the path to healing.

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