Using Neurofeedback for Weight Loss

 
 

A balanced brain creates a healthy weight…

Balance your brain for long term success!

 
 
 
 
Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States with 1/3 of us being overweight and 1/3 of us being obese. Obesity is a billion dollar industry, but the failure rate is a staggering 85%. Why is that?

Mental health issues are also on the rise. Depression and anxiety are common mood disorders associated with weight related problems. According to the National Institute of Health, brain imaging studies from magnetic resonance images (MRIs) show different patterns of activity in areas of the brain that control thinking, sleep, appetite, emotions, and behaviors in people who are depressed or anxious.

Our reasons for success or failure in achieving weight loss can vary based on our particular symptoms. Being overweight reflects a system that is not regulating itself successfully. Identifying your particular patterns of such things as sadness, anxiety, insomnia, an overactive mind, lack of motivation, or a tendency towards addiction can be a first step toward regaining long term health.

Many weight loss programs require self-control, an ability to stick to a rigorous plan, medications to control appetite or metabolism, or cumbersome meal preparation. This is difficult when your brain has wired itself to bypass appetite regulation.

How does neurofeedback help?

Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. Good self-regulation is necessary for optimal brain function. Self-regulation training enhances the function of the central nervous system and thereby improves mental performance, emotional control and physiological stability.

Neurofeedback is brain exercise. We observe your brain in action from moment to moment by monitoring your brainwaves. We show you your brain activity and we help you change it by rewarding shifts toward a more functional and stable brain state. It is a gradual learning process.

Neurofeedback is also referred to as EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy. The electroencephalogram (EEG) is another name for the brain wave recordings and, in this context, biofeedback refers to the process by which you learn to change your brainwaves and hence change your control of brain states.

How is Neurofeedback done?

Sensors are attached to the scalp with EEG paste to record your brainwaves. It is painless and does not involve the application of any voltage or current to your brain, so it is entirely non-invasive.

A computer processes the brain waves and extracts certain information from them. The ebb and flow of your brain waves and the specific information obtained from them, are shown back to you in the form of a video game. You are instructed how to play the video game using only your brainwaves. (Everyone can do it.) The specific brain wave frequencies we reinforce and the sensor locations on the scalp are unique to each individual.

 
 

Peak performance training using neurofeedback:

  • Increased productivity
  • Increased immunity to stress
  • Easier decision making
  • Better self-control
  • Better mind/body integration

 
 

Dr. Lowe’s Commitment:

I have worked in health care over 30 years in hospitals, clinics, prisons and Skid Row. Medications are used far too often, when getting to a proper weight would solve the problem. The good life starts with a peaceful mind, which allows you to make better choices. If you are interested in committing yourself to better health and happiness in 2014, I will be your personal coach, help you lose weight safely and quickly, and together we'll help you achieve your goals. Call and let’s talk!

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Email: Dr. Ann Lowe