Obesity puts you at risk for a number of detrimental health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and hypertension. Board-certified Helen Powell-Stoddart, M.D., M.S., at Pain to Wellness Healthcare. offers detoxification programs and comprehensive support to help you lose weight. Men and women in Madison, Alabama, should call the office for an appointment or use the online scheduler to book now.

Obesity Q & A

What is obesity?

Obesity is a condition that affects men and women who have excess weight or body fat. Dr. Helen uses the innovative InBody analysis to evaluate your body in multiple dimensions across four main categories: body fat, proteins, minerals, and water. The traditionally used BMI calculator gives a simple number to classify your weight as underweight, normal, overweight, obese, or morbidly obese.

But with InBody, Dr. Helen helps you understand not just what your body composition is and what your fat levels are, but also what those numbers mean to your overall health, and how you can optimize them.

Why is obesity dangerous for my health?

If you’re carrying too much weight and have been diagnosed as obese, your health is in jeopardy. Obesity puts you at risk for developing a number of serious conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gallbladder disease, some cancers, diabetes, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease.

In addition, obesity puts pressure on your joints causing pain and immobility and can lead to a disruptive sleep problem called sleep apnea.

How is obesity treated?

At Pain To Wellness Healthcare, Dr. Helen treats obesity through detoxification. Detoxification is a proven, centuries-old process of ridding the body of an array of toxins from the environment, food, medications, mold, and substances. With help from the clinic’s customized programs, detoxification helps your body eliminate toxins that build up in your skin, liver, colon, kidneys, lungs, and lymphatic system. Dr. Helen helps you get rid of extra weight by implementing a detox program that:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Increases your energy
  • Enhances brain and liver function
  • Gives your organs a rest
  • Refuels your body with an infusion of nutrients

Detoxification also treats lupus, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, and hypertension.

In addition to detoxification, you’ll have access to nutritional, lifestyle, and fitness counseling, diet support, and diabetes management, Dr. Helen keeps you accountable and helps you every step of the way.