Protecting Your Joints in Summer

For many people, summer is the most active time of the year. It can be hard to resist heading outside to do any number of activities, from mowing the lawn to strolling in the park. Summer is also the season of golf, beach volleyball, swimming, and more. No one wants to be cooped up indoors when the sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky – but you might be if you don’t take care of your joints. Here are some easy methods of protecting them in order to prevent injury.

Stretch Before Doing Anything Active

The number one thing that you need to remember to do is stretch. Stretching loosens the ligaments and gets your muscles ready for any number of activities. Stiff joints end up getting hurt. You might feel weird doing them, especially if you’re the only one in your group stretching out before that golf game, but your knees, hips, back, and shoulders will thank you. Thankfully, you only need to hold each stretch for around 15 seconds, which is just enough to get your body ready for motion.

Do Some Warm-Up Exercises

Speaking of getting ready for movement, you should also do a few warm-up exercises. Like stretching, they loosen up the joints and will prevent you from getting injured. Do a few deep knee lifts, run in place for a few minutes, and then bust out the jumping jacks. If you can get some of your friends to do it as well, then you won’t feel as though you’re acting strangely at all. In fact, everyone should do these activities, especially since they don’t want to get hurt either.

Use Wraps If You Need Additional Stability

If you already have injured joints and are worried about them getting worse, then use compression sleeves or ace bandage wraps on them. Wrapping your knee will give you some extra stability and it will make that area of your body feel stronger. You’re much less likely to overextend or strain your joints if you have them protected in this manner. In addition, if you’re worried about sweating through the wraps (and who isn’t, on a hot day) find ones that are breathable. This will allow some air through, keeping you from overheating and sweating in that area. Your knees, ankles, elbows, and wrists can all be wrapped in this manner.

Ice Your Joints If They Start to Hurt

One final thing that you can do in order to protect your joints in the summertime in to know when to stop. If your knees start to hurt, stop pushing yourself. Sit down, relax, and then ice that part of your body. Remember that pain equals injury. If you continue moving through the pain, then things will only get worse, and you’ll find yourself sitting out on the sidelines or on your couch while everyone else has fun. It helps to keep a few ice packs in your freezer, just in case you begin to hurt.

If you’re still experiencing pain in your joints that doesn’t seem to go away, give Solstice Health a call. We’re help you identify the problem and get you back on your feet – literally.


Can Stem Cells Really Help My Hip?

Regenerative medicine is an exciting field of medicine that works by making use of your body’s own healing abilities to treat what might ordinarily have required a hospital visit and surgery. While surgery will always have a place in medicine, there are some conditions that may respond to minimally-invasive procedures such as regenerative medicine. Read on to find out if it’s right for you!

Hip conditions can vary from patient to patient. This can include fractures, joint issues, and wear and tear. Surgery options include replacement surgery, which can be time-consuming and risky depending on the patient. Recovery takes longer and you will be ‘put out of commission’ for days and even weeks, not to mention the rehabilitation it would involve.

With regenerative medicine, all of that is not needed. We take carefully screened umbilical cord regenerative cells and inject them where they are required. The cells regenerate into the desired tissue cells and heals your hip. This is an outpatient procedure that takes place at our clinic – simply walk in, get the cells administered into your body, and then walk out again! The recovery phase takes less time, allowing you to resume your normal life faster than ever.

If you are suffering from pain in your hip and are considering surgery, you might be ideal for Solstice Health‘s regenerative medicine therapies to help you get your mobility back without the need for surgery. Contact us today to find out more.

Pain Medication vs Other Options

If you’re in pain, one of your immediate reactions may be to visit a doctor to get a prescription for painkillers, or perhaps even to self-medicate with over-the-counter pain medication. These drugs may be effective in dulling or relieving the pain, but it can potentially come with side effects, many of which have been well documented by scientists, doctors, and the media.

If you decide to take over-the-counter medication, one of the most common types is known as NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are available without a prescription in many places, reduce pain, inflammation, and relieve headaches. However, this comes at a cost: regular and constant use is known to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease up to tenfold. It can also cause stomach ulcers and bleeding in the stomach lining with regular use.

Prescription painkillers also have their problems. We have all heard about the risk of addiction to prescription pain medications, especially with those that fall under a category known as opioids. Opioids are highly effective in relieving pain of all types of severity, but it comes at the cost of a high risk of addiction. You may have heard of drugs such as fentanyl, oxycodone, or hydrocodone, which are all opioids that are prescribed by doctors to relieve extreme pain but have also been known to cause deaths in the case of misuse. It goes without saying that abuse can be very likely, and its use must never be taken lightly.

While pain medication has its place in medicine and it has helped many people in relieving their pain, it’s always a good idea to try less risky solutions with far fewer side effects first. At Solstice Health, we try to relieve pain of all types with non-surgical methods such as regenerative medicine, which harnesses your own body’s healing powers to repair the root cause of your pain. We believe in finding non-invasive solutions to treat upper and lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain, herniated discs, shoulder pain, and much more besides.

Come see us at Solstice Health to see what pain relief method works best for you.

5 Reasons to get an Ergonomic Desk Chair

Do you spend 8 hours a day behind a desk for work? You may think that because you are not in a manual labor job that you are not at risk for neck or back pain.  Unfortunately, this is not true. Sitting in a chair all day can have several negative effects on your body due to the stress it inflicts on your spine. An ergonomic chair might be a good solution for you.  This type of chair is specifically designed to provide rest to the main structures of your body. Check out the below 5 reasons you need an ergonomic office chair.

Good posture.

An ergonomic chair has features like a headrest and backrest to promote good posture. Good posture is one of the most important things you can do for your body. When you have good posture your muscles, bones and joints are aligned perfectly and can function as they should. If you fail to maintain good posture, you may find yourself dealing with chronic back pain, neck pain, and overall fatigue.

You can check your posture by doing the mirror test. To perform this test, you must stand in front of a full-length mirror and look to see if:

  • Your head is straight
  • Your shoulders are level and in line
  • Your hips are level and even
  • Your ankles appear straight


Simply put, ergonomic chairs are more comfortable than your traditional office chair.  They are user-friendly and can be adjusted to fit your individual needs.

Reduces risk of back pain.

Ergonomic chairs have backrests and a reclining function that help alleviate stress on your back. This helps support the natural curve of your spine. Ergonomic chairs are tall enough to support your entire back.  Some traditional chairs are too short.

Reduces risk of neck pain.

Most traditional office chairs do not provide any neck support.  Going without neck support for an extended period of time can cause stiffness in your neck and shoulders. The ergonomic chair’s headrest allows you to stretch out and be supported.  This is a great feature for people who spend the majority o the day answering phone calls.

Reduces pressure on hips.

Ergonomic office chairs even help reduce pressure on your hips.  Normal chairs have hard surfaces to sit on which creates pressure on your hips.  The ergonomic chair is deep enough to support your hips and buttocks.

Do you suffer from aching joints? We may have a solution for you! Call Solstice Health today to schedule an appointment. 262-444-5020

Why Weight Loss Is More Than Just “Losing Weight”


What if I told you that losing weight is not something that can be done or fixed in one day or even one month? What if I told you that simply zapping the fat does not work and that people just like you waste sixty billion dollars a year on “Get Fit Quick” schemes that put you right back where you started? What if I told you that losing “the weight” is easy, but keeping it off is really just good old fashioned mindset and dedication?


In order to truly lose weight (and keep it off), you must evaluate your lifestyle and be willing to make a change. Our medical weight loss program can help you do just that. We here at Solstice Health offer the top leading medical weight loss program in all of Wisconsin, and we will be there to help guide you every step of the way.


Don’t Get Bamboozled

Somehow, the real answer to losing weight has been lost to western society and medicine. Consumers have been bamboozled by flashy marketing and false advertising, and worse yet, a flawed food system coupled with decades of poor education regarding the approach to a balanced diet. As a result, a vicious, never-ending cycle has been created that perpetuates on to this day and has created the epidemic of our time. The reality is that, yes, some crash diets may work with respect to losing weight.

And yes, having surgery to remove unwanted fat is a surefire way to see immediate results. But those diets destroy your metabolism, and in turn, you will always gain that weight back, and then some. And while you can have surgery, you are not fixing the root of the problem, and thus you will see the weight come back with a vengeance.


The answer , I’m sure you’ve heard a million times has everything to do with diet and exercise. But that is fundamentally false. Balanced diet and exercise is strictly a method of maintenance. Many attempt a well-balanced, protein-rich diet and weekly exercise as a means to finally lose the weight. But the process is gradual, and you may find yourself wanting to quit, or hit a plateau and decide that your plan isn’t working. What you need is a little help, and that’s where Solstice Health comes in. We are the premier weight loss and wellness centers in Wisconsin, so you can be sure that we can help you to achieve your weight loss goals.


We’re not here to sell you some chemical pill or hormone that is going to harm your body even further, we simply want to see you succeed and continue to do so the rest of your lives. We treat the problem with the problem, which is food. But, we focus on the heart of the issue which is a lack of education in food choices and as a result, severe pancreatic dysfunction. When we reverse that, we can also routinely reverse diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.


In order to lose weight and keep it off for good, you must be ready to accept and adapt to a new, healthier lifestyle that includes smarter eating habits, and regular exercise as we help you reach your weight loss goal. Our program will prepare you to do just that, and we will provide you with the tools to do so as well. Imagine how wonderful it will feel to one day say that you did it, also be able to say that you never gave up on yourself. Get ready to transform your life, and take the first step to a new life and a better you.


Contact us today for a free consult:

Solstice Health Oconomowoc: 262-239-7353

Solstice Health New Berlin: (262) 354-3100

Solstice Health Mequon: 262-239-7353

The 3 Worst Mental Habits that Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals

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The way you think about yourself affects your ability to reach your weight loss goals.  Mental habits have a huge impact on your health and life! On average, each person has 60,000 thoughts a day! That is one thought per second every hour you are awake! Over 95 percent are the same thoughts repeated every day. On average, 80 percent of those habitual thoughts are negative.


The good news! We can train our brain to think about new and positive thoughts.


Positive Thinking and Weight Loss Goals


Positive thoughts are empowering. A negative attitude can set processes in motion that makes losing weight difficult, if not impossible. Berating yourself every time you eat the dessert or indulge in some potato chips has significant effects. Constantly focusing on what you can’t eat, and approaching weight loss with negative thoughts will sabotage your best weight loss intentions.

When you hold a negative image of yourself, you deny yourself the energy your body and life need! Using food as a method to cope with feelings of depression, lack of motivation and lack of control in one’s life will keep your health and ultimately your life in a constant cycle of dead-end results.

However, tuning into how you feel, acknowledging those feelings and transforming those thoughts into something more positive, can actually help you to achieve your weight loss goals faster, and improve your overall health and happiness.


3 Common Negative Mental Habits That Affect Weight Loss Goals


The following 3 negative mental habits occur frequently with many people and can affect your health and weight.


Black and White Thinking About Weight Loss


 The color gray is not in your vocabulary and certainly not allowed in your weight loss journey. There is no middle ground; you are either perfect or a failure.


Example: Sarah has followed her weight loss plan successfully for a month, but slipped up and ate a cookie during an office meeting. After the meeting, she was so upset about the slip up she went and grabbed 5 more cookies from the break room. Sarah does not recognize that this was an isolated bump, and instead takes an all-or-nothing approach to her weight loss. The negative self thoughts continue throughout the day, and she ends up eating a burger and fries on the way home as she continues to take the negative all-or-nothing view.


How To Change Black & White Thinking in Weight Loss


To correct you all-or-nothing thinking, try to avoid unconditional terms, such as I have to follow my weight loss diet perfectly 0r I will never reach my goal weight.

Notice when you are thinking in black-or-white extremes and ask yourself if there is a possibility for any gray area. When you can only see one side of any situation in weight loss, it can help to seek out the support of trusted friends or family. Also a weight loss support group and health coach can assist you in finding solutions and thinking beyond absolute terms when you are looking to successfully lose weight.


The “Should” Illusion In Weight Loss


You have a secret personal list of many inflexible “commandments” about how you and others should act and eat when it comes to weight loss. Often, many people with the “should” mental mindsets are not receptive of any weight loss advice from anyone or anything different than their own beliefs.


Example: Dave wants to lose weight to improve his chances of not needing his high cholesterol and blood pressure medication. He sees his primary care doctor and his doctor recommends he lose 30 pounds on a medically supervised weight loss program. The medical weight loss program his doctor recommends provides an average weight loss of 2-4 pounds per week. Dave believes he can lose weight quicker and cheaper because of his internal “should” commandments. Dave buys some over the counter diet suppressants, starts the Atkins diet and takes up running. He forces himself harder and harder to reach his weight loss goal, and ends up injuring his knee. He hobbles out of the gym and swears off weight loss programs and getting healthy.


How To Change the “Should” Illusion in Weight Loss


First, recognize this pattern in yourself. Often in life we have a number of “pre-set” ideas about many things. Some we are correct about and other ideas we are inaccurate about it. Change takes time, but small steps can reap big rewards and life long results. The “should” illusion thinking can be tough to change, but it is possible. Take small steps. Every week identify 1 new change you can make in your diet that is from a credible source such as:, a registered dietitian or There is a plethora of nutrition advice out on the web, often not the most credible. Also, everyday say 5 positive things about your self. Many times rigid thinking displayed in “should” illusion thinking tends to create more negative thoughts than positive thoughts. Weight loss can be difficult process, but simply having a positive attitude will make the challenge easier. According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, as self-efficacy improved in young adults, eating habits improved and weight loss increased. As time progresses your positive thinking habits and changes will become routine, along with your healthier lifestyle.


I’ll Start Tomorrow Weight Loss Thought


This is one we can all probably relate too! We have all said this to ourselves at one point or another, whether its was regarding health eating or looking to get back to the gym. Often this results in the cycle thinking of putting many things off till “tomorrow” and many things do not get accomplished. This creates the vicious cycle of always putting off change.


Example: Susan wants to lose 50 pounds. She gained more weight than she anticipated during her pregnancy. Susan gave birth to a healthy baby girl and was determined to lose the extra 50 pounds she gained. Every Sunday she plans to start her week eating healthy and exercising. Susan plans to get up early Monday morning to start the day with a healthy veggie omelet and to squeeze in a quick 30-minute walk. Her alarm rings Monday morning at 5:30am, Susan rolls over, hits the snooze button and decides to start tomorrow. Susan’s daughter is now 5 years old and her “I’ll start tomorrow” thinking still has her 50 pounds of pregnancy weight holding on.


How To Change The I’ll Start Tomorrow Weight Loss Thought Process


The moment you think “I’ll start tomorrow,” ask yourself what little step forward you can make RIGHT NOW. Not later in the day, but that exact moment. Can you make a small tweak with what you’re about to order for lunch, or refill your water glass before you type another email? It might feel scary to make changes, but the sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll see results. You can do this. Small changes lead to big results!


You Can Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals


The famous statement mind over matter holds true. We become what we think, and often many weight loss programs do not understand the mental and emotional aspect of weight and food. Understanding your reactions to certain emotions can help you identify thinking and changes that need to occur. A POSITIVE, strong support network is vital in achieving your weight loss goals. You can reach your goals!

Contact Solstice Health today to schedule a free weight loss consult and learn more about our mindful and healthy approach to weight loss success.

5 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you are looking to eat healthy over the holiday we have 5 simple tips for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. You will probably not eat perfectly, and that is okay. It’s one day, it’s how you eat on the other 364 days will determine your health. Here are 5 tips for making this Thanksgiving healthier, and some tips in case you over indulge.


Eat a  Healthy Thanksgiving Breakfast


Start Thanksgiving Day by eating a healthy breakfast. Create healthy scrambled eggs with some antioxidant rich veggies. Do not skip breakfast to “save up calories” for eating a large meal later. This rarely works and often results in eating higher calorie foods later, like gravy, which provides a whooping 800 calories per ladle instead of a 70-calorie tablespoon sized serving.


Know Yourself


Everyone has a certain part of the Thanksgiving meal that is a biggest hurdle to staying on a healthy track. For some people it may be alcohol, for others desserts or carbohydrate-rich foods. Have a set strategy for how you plan to navigate through the Thanksgiving meal. For alcohol, tell yourself you will have half a glass of wine when you first arrive and will enjoy a second half glass of wine with dinner. Or if you would like a full glass of wine with dinner, have a sparkling water when you first arrive. If dessert is a trigger for you, enjoy half a piece of pumpkin pie or offer to bring a healthy dessert with you.


Savor Every Bite


In today’s fast paced world we are always on the go. It is important to take our time and relax a bit when we can. Taking our time while we eat can have a big impact on our waistlines as well. Remind yourself to eat slowly, putting your fork down between bites and to truly savor each mouthful. This may sound super simplistic, but that is the key to simplify and live in the moment. Savoring every bite is one the easiest ways to enjoy your holiday meal without going overboard on calories.



Start Thanksgiving With Physical Activity and Stay Active


Take a brisk morning walk early in the day. A 150 lb. person can burn 90 calories walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes. After dinner, suggest everyone goes out for a walk. Walking and talking is a wonderful way for families to enjoy the holiday together. Create a new healthy family tradition this Thanksgiving.



Keep Your Goals Firmly In Mind


Before you head out the door for Thanksgiving, or welcome your guests, take a little quiet time to focus on you. Take a moment to take some deep breaths and remind yourself of your goals. Envision yourself leaner, healthier and happier. Keep your end goals in mind and then enjoy a great Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.



Thanksgiving Binge Bounce Back Plan


If you went overboard on stuffing, gravy, and some pumpkin pie, no worries. Here are three key post-Thanksgiving bounce back tips.


Get Right Back on Track


Don’t let Thanksgiving Day turn into a nonstop binge until New Years. To help you bounce back from a Thanksgiving Day binge, make sure you have plenty of healthy foods in the house when you return home. When departing on Thanksgiving, graciously decline taking leftovers home with you, other than some skinless, roasted turkey breast to use to top off your post-Thanksgiving salad. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, try to send as many leftovers as you can home with guests. The less unhealthy foods you have surrounding you the less likely you are to indulge.



Stick To The Routine


If you binge on Thanksgiving don’t stress yourself and try to overcompensate on your exercise routine. Stick to your regular fitness schedule. Injuries are more likely to occur when you add a sudden excessive burst of exercise into your routine. You want to always gradually increase your exercise activity to prevent injuries. Injuries can lead to setbacks and added stress on your health.


No matter which phase you are on for the Solstice Weight Loss Program or in the maintenance phase, it is important to return to your routine. Just as we don’t recommend overcompensating with exercise or undercompensating the next day with calories. Restricting your food intake will only make you hungrier. When your stomach begins to growl you are more likely to reach for fatty, sugar-laden foods. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and continue on the healthy path for the remainder of the day.


Put a Stop To The Guilt


Beating yourself up does nothing to help you. We all make mistakes and it is important to not allow one slip up to turn into the domino effect. Negative self-talk will not result in positive actions. Keep in mind every day is a new start. Be proud of yourself for being conscious of your eating behaviors and working to improve your health and wellbeing.


If you are looking to improve your health and lose weight, Solstice Health can help. We offer a medical weight loss program utilizing all natural foods to provide long term and sustainable weight loss results. Learn more about our medical weight loss program and diabetes tailored weight loss program. We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.


Diabetes Fact vs. Myth – Do You Know The Truth?



November is American Diabetes Month, to raise awareness and understanding about this serious condition. Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million are at risk for diabetes. The risks and complications associated with diabetes is very serious and can be life threatening. It is vital for people to understand their risks for developing diabetes.

The Internet provides vast amounts of information on diabetes, some diabetes facts and others diabetes myths. It is important to know the facts, so we separated facts from the myths when it comes to diabetes.


diabetes-mythDiabetes MYTH: Diabetes Is Not a Serious Condition

Diabetes FACT: Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Having diabetes nearly doubles your chance of having a heart attack. The good news is that good diabetes control can reduce your risks for diabetes complications.




diabetes-mythDiabetes MYTH: Eating too much sugar causes Diabetes.

Diabetes FACT: Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger its onset; type 2 is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight increases your risk for developing type 2, and a diet high in calories from any source contributes to weight gain. Research has shown that sugary drinks are linked to type 2 diabetes





Diabetes MYTH: People with diabetes are more likely to get colds and other illnesses.

Diabetes FACT: You are no more likely to get sick if you have diabetes. However, an illness can make your diabetes more difficult to control.






Diabetes MYTH: Women with diabetes shouldn’t get pregnant.

Diabetes FACT: Women who manage their diabetes well can have a normal pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby.





diabetes-mythDiabetes MYTH: People with diabetes can feel when their blood glucose level goes too low.

Diabetes FACT: Not always. Some people cannot feel or recognize the symptoms of low blood glucose, or hypoglycemia, which can be dangerous.







Diabetes MYTH: It’s possible to have “just a touch” or “a little” diabetes.

Diabetes FACT: There is no such thing. Everyone who has diabetes runs the risk of serious complications







Diabetes MYTH: You have to lose a lot of weight for your diabetes to improve.

Diabetes FACT: Losing just 7% of your body weight can offer significant health benefits—about 15 pounds if you weigh 200







Diabetes MYTH: Diabetes doesn’t run in my family, so I’m safe.

Diabetes FACT: Family history is only one of several risk factors for type 2 diabetes.








Diabetes MYTH: You’ll know if you have diabetes by your symptoms.

Diabetes FACT:  Not always. Type 2 diabetes often goes undiagnosed because it usually has few or no symptoms when it first develops








Diabetes MYTH: People who use insulin are unsafe drivers.

Diabetes FACT: The vast majority of drivers who use insulin can safely operate motor vehicles.







Diabetes MYTH: People with type 2 diabetes who need to use insulin are in serious trouble.

Diabetes FACT: Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, and most people with it eventually need insulin. By using insulin to keep their diabetes in good control, people with type 2 can often avoid complications and lead a healthy life.







Diabetes MYTH: People with diabetes need to follow a special diet.

Diabetes FACT: People with diabetes benefit from the same healthy diet that is good for everyone else: plenty of whole grains and fruits and vegetables, with a limited amount of fat and refined sugar.




Are you or someone you know struggeling with Type 2 diabetes and looking to lose weight?Type 2 diabetes weight loss does not need to be a lifelong struggle. At Solstice Health, our diabetes medical weight loss program has helped hundreds of type 2 diabetics reduce their insulin resistance and in many cases cured their type 2 diabetes. If you are looking to learn more about are medical weight loss options for type 2 diabetes, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


Solstice Health offers 3 convenient locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.


Oconomowoc Wisconsin Location:

1020 Oconomowoc Parkway, Suite B

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066


New Berlin Wisconsin Location:

17043 West Greenfield Avenue

New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151


Mequon Wisconsin Location: (Opening Fall 2016)

10945 N. Port Washington Road

Mequon, Wisconsin 53092




Type 2 Diabetes Weight Loss: What You Need To Know

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Type 2 diabetes weight loss is critical as the number of type 2 diabetics continues to rise in the US. Over 10% of the American population is type 2 diabetic, and over 86 million Americans are prediabetic.

About 8 out of every 10 people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, and excess weight—particularly around the belly—is a major cause of type 2 diabetes. Through weight loss, some type 2 diabetics may be able to cure their disease and free themselves of insulin dependence. However, the relationship between weight gain and type 2 diabetes is a very tricky one.


Complex relationship between type 2 diabetes and weight


 Weight gain increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, along with an underlying genetic factor. Achieving weight loss for type 2 diabetics can often be more difficult due in part to the disease. Additionally, certain type 2 diabetes medications are associated with weight gain; as sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, meglitinides, and insulin. While it may feel like the deck is stacked against you, it is still critical to make an all-out effort to lose weight. The weight loss goal should not be to get back in your jeans from high school, but rather to prevent heart attacks, save your vision and avoid amputations/


Why type 2 diabetes weight loss is critical to improving health.


Weight loss is extremely beneficial for type 2 diabetics.

If you do lose weight, it will likely:

  • Lower your blood sugar, which may allow you to delay or cut back on medication.
  • Cut insulin resistance.
  • Curb blood pressure and cholesterol, which can reduce your risk of heart attack, kidney failure and other serious complications.

Losing just 5% to 7% of your weight is associated with lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar, and reduced insulin resistance. Often a dramatic weight loss can even cure type 2 diabetes, but that’s more likely to occur in younger, obese patients who shed pounds soon after diagnosis (and haven’t had the disease for years without knowing it).

Even if you still have diabetes after you shed weight, you have reduced your risk of complications.

Type 2 diabetes weight loss does not need to be a lifelong struggle. At Solstice Health, our diabetes weight loss program has helped hundreds of type 2 diabetics reduce their insulin resistance and in many cases cured their type 2 diabetes. If you are looking to learn more about are medical weight loss options for type 2 diabetes, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


Solstice Health offers 3 convenient locations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.


Oconomowoc Wisconsin Location:

1020 Oconomowoc Parkway, Suite B

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066


New Berlin Wisconsin Location:

17043 West Greenfield Avenue

New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151


Mequon Wisconsin Location: (Opening Fall 2016)

10945 N. Port Washington Road

Mequon, Wisconsin 53092


Karen’s Weight Loss Journey

Weight Loss Journey

Meet Karen. Karen started her weight loss journey 5 months ago. Her weight wake up call came after a doctor told her “she was getting use to retirement” due to her cholesterol and blood sugar levels increasing. Karen had a family history with diabetes and she knew she did not want to go down that path with her health. In addition, as a grandmother she wanted to stay active with her grandchildren.

Karen’s original goal was to lose 20 pounds but she exceeded her weight loss goal and lost 38 pounds and an amazing 13% of body fat! Her weight loss numbers are life changing and saving.

Overall, Karen felt the program was easy once you truly commit. She mentioned once you choose vegetables over “junk food” consistently, your cravings begin to subside. Some hurdles Karen overcame on the program were giving up chocolate and a glass wine in the evenings. She does plan to treat herself to some wine and chocolate occasionally.

In addition to her newfound energy, Karen no longer craves certain “junk food” that she once craved. Karen looks forward to enjoying her healthy lifestyle and walking more.

You can achieve weight loss success like Karen did! It is never too late to improve your health! If you are interested in achieving weight loss success, contact Solstice Health today for a Free weight loss consultation. Check out our FAQ about the Solstice Health Weight Loss Program. Start your weight loss journey today.

At Solstice Health, we offer a comprehensive medical weight loss program that teaches participants how to achieve healthy, realistic goals. The Solstice Weight Loss Program focuses on eating and exercising properly to achieve lifelong, whole-body results. Patients who follow our program as prescribed have a 100% success rate and find a dramatic reduction in the incidence and severity of weight-related health conditions.