NTI PodTalk | Medical Weight Loss with Dr. Abby Bleistein

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Obesity is a multifactorial disease that requires a multifaceted treatment plan. In this episode of the NTI PodTalk, Dianne chats with Dr. Abby Bleistein about her medical weight loss practice, Healthful Life MD.

About Dr. Abby Bleistein

Dr. Abby Bleistein is the founder and medical director of a multidisciplinary Obesity Medicine practice, Healthful Life MD, where she currently practices in Golden, Colorado. The multidisciplinary approach includes a certified nutritionist, a registered dietitian, a certified trainer, specialists in health psychology, sleep disorders, trauma, and eating disorders, and a chef specializing in culinary nutrition. She supports patients with compassionate, comprehensive, and coordinated care as they work towards a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Abby is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is the current Colorado State Advocacy Representative for the Obesity Care Continuum for the Obesity Medicine Association. She is also part of the working group developing the Colorado Obesity Society. In 2016, Dr. Bleistein was recognized by the Obesity Medicine Association as Candidate of the Year. She has served on the Pediatric Committee, the Advocacy Committee. and as a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Obesity Medicine Association.

Dr. Abby and Dianne discuss a holistic approach to medical weight loss

  • 02:15 – Dr. Abby’s background
  • 05:15 – An explanation of what medical weight loss is
  • 12:02 – Weight loss – and health – are more than just calories in and calories out
  • 15:00 – How Dr. Abby assesses metabolic dysfunction
  • 26:55 – Adipose tissue is an endocrine organ
  • 29:50 – She hires an NTI grad 
  • 36:10 – Obesity is a multifactorial disease
  • 38:00 – Her take on medications for weight loss
  • 46:15 – General guidelines for weight loss
  • 53:47 – How you can find and work with Dr. Abby

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