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Weight Loss Specialist

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center

Acupuncture & Nutrition Counseling located in Stratford, CT

Most people know being overweight or obese isn’t healthy, but losing weight and changing lifestyle habits isn’t easy. Joseph Downer, LAc, of Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center in Stratford, Connecticut, provides personalized weight loss management for patients. Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients in the following towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, Guilford, Madison, Meriden, Milford, North Branford, Northford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, New Haven, East Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Bethany, Woodbridge, Waterbury, Prospect, Wolcott, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Monroe, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Sherman, Bethel, Brookfield, Cos Cob, Danbury, New Fairfield, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Riverside, Westport, Weston, Southport, Redding, Wilton, & Stramford. For the knowledge and support to help make your weight loss journey a success, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Weight Loss



What is weight loss management?

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can help you achieve better health. But if you’ve tried losing weight before only to see the scale not budge, you know losing weight is challenging. It requires knowledge, commitment, and long-term lifestyle changes.

A weight loss program is different than dieting and exercising on your own. While many diet and exercise plans fail, weight loss management gives you professional support to help you achieve success.

At Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center, Joe works with you to understand your needs and define your goals, creating a personalized nutrition plan for you. These plans help reset your body to eliminate cravings that make it hard to stick to weight loss plans. 

What are the available weight loss plans?

One of the most important elements of a weight loss plan is nutrition. Joe is proud to offer the best nutrition and detox plans available from Standard Process® to help revitalize your body and kickstart your weight loss journey. 

Standard Process detox and purification programs are whole-food based, with over 170 nutritional supplements available. Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center offers the following programs.

Purification Program

The Standard Process Purification Program is a popular, 21-day diet to purify and nourish your body. It cleanses your body and helps you begin making healthy lifestyle changes.

SP Detox Balance™ Program

SP Detox Balance is a 10-day or 28-day program focused on removing toxins from the body. Specialized SP Detox Balance shakes unlock, neutralize, and eliminate toxins while providing key nutrients.

Blood Sugar Support Program

Joe often recommends the Standard Process 10-Day Blood Sugar Support Program to patients who struggle with carbohydrate or sugar cravings, have low energy, or sleep poorly. This program supports blood-sugar metabolism to help boost energy and improve your mood.

Healthy Inflammation Response Program

Standard Process’s 10-Day Healthy Inflammation Response Program helps you understand how the foods you eat affect the way your body responds to challenges. This program resets your body’s natural inflammation response to get you started living a healthier life.

Intracellular Detox System

From Systemic Formulas, Inc, this powerful cellular detox protocol helps your body shed toxins and swiftly eliminate them from your body. Available in a 30-day program, this detox tool comes in the form of two oral supplements. Your antioxidant levels will rise and inflammation will lessen, helping you feel great.

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center also offers the ProLon® Fasting Mimicking Diet, a 5-day program that can deliver the benefits of fasting without the need to stop eating. For five days, you eat specially-prepared energy bars, snacks, drinks, and supplements that contain nutrients to help your body achieve healthy metabolic levels, including cholesterol and fasting glucose. 

Are any supplements available as shakes?

Getting the best possible nutrition is important, but it can be hard to fit into a busy lifestyle. The Metabo-Shake line of products can help you boost your nutrition on the go.

These shakes offer a metabolic formula that delivers cardiovascular benefits and also helps balance pancreas sugars. Potassium, calcium, B vitamins, fiber, and vitamin C are just some of the nutrients available in these shakes. They also taste great and are available in vanilla and chocolate flavors.

Is weight loss management right for me?

Body mass index (BMI) is a medical measurement used to evaluate your weight in relation to your height. People who are at a healthy weight have BMIs between 18.5 and 24.9. People who are overweight have BMIs between 25 and 29.9, while people who are obese have BMIs above 30. 

If your BMI is 25 or above, you’re likely overweight or obese, and you may see benefits from weight loss management.

Standard Process and ProLon weight loss programs are flexible for each participant. Both offer plant-based, natural means for helping your body reset itself when you begin losing weight. Detoxing and jumpstarting weight loss can help you achieve your goals long-term. 

You aren’t alone when you start a weight loss program at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center. Personalized support, nutrition and detox programs, and more come together to help you make lasting changes and get healthier.

To find out if weight loss management could be right for you, make an appointment at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center online or by phone today.