Summer is right around the corner, and if weight loss is on your agenda, it's time to stop the fad diets.
At Elysian Wellness at 13150 N. MacArthur Boulevard, weight loss goes hand in hand with full-body wellness. If you don't feel your best, you won't ever achieve long-term healthy weight loss.
Elysian Wellness and Aesthetics is a medical clinic specializing in wellness, including weight management, metabolic and other endocrine disorders, and hormone imbalance for both men and women. The center also offers cosmetic injectables, such as neurotoxins and fillers, as well as skin care.
"Our mission is to provide an individually tailored program for every patient, to give comprehensive, compassionate care, and to promote wellness throughout the lifespan. Our goal is to help patients achieve optimal health, well-being, and quality of life," said Founder Dr. Lauri Stucki.
Dr. Stucki opened Elysian in late June to offer services and education about how to look and feel your best. A nurse since 1995, she has more than four years of experience in nutrition, weight loss, and hormone replacement therapy, including hormone pellet insertion.
She has been trained by world-renowned hormone guru, Dr. Neal Rouzier through World Link Medical and Evexipel. Today, Elysian Wellness and Aesthetics focuses on medically-supervised weight loss, hormone replacement therapy, cosmetic injectables, and skincare.
"So many of us have learned bad diet habits. One calorie doesn't mean one calorie, for instance. We are focused on education like how to read nutrition labels and know what you are actually eating and how it affects you," she said. "It's about explaining that it takes long-term changes to make long-term results."
Elysian Wellness's unique weight management program starts with an in-person consultation in which a full lab panel is done to measure such things as cholesterol levels as well as a full body analysis. After the first appointment, clients return for a more in-depth discussion about their unique issues.
"Our program is very individualized," said Dr. Stucki. "We develop an individual eating plan so they can get their body back into balance and feel good enough to do exercise. We see patients every four weeks."
One of the services and supplements used is HCG, which helps those with more than 30 pounds to lose jumpstart their weight loss. A highly regimented plan, the HCG can result in an 8 to 10 percent body weight loss in six weeks. Elysian also specializes in hormone therapy. Dr. Stucki said hormone therapy isn't just for post-menopausal women, but for anyone who is feeling sluggish or off-balance. "Progesterone is like our happy hormone, and testosterone can really affect your sex drive, energy and mood," she said. "We have lots of patients who are in their late 30s and 40s. Hormones don't cause you to lose weight, but they do help your body work at its optimal level so you do have the energy to exercise and feel better." In addition to weight loss and hormone therapy, Elysian also offers a full range of beauty treatments like Botox, fillers, micro needling, chemical peels and more. The center can also do lashes, facials and waxing. "We really are a one-stop-shop for wellness and becoming your best," said Dr. Stucki. "It's about giving you the most life in the years you have left. So many times, we are under stress and so busy and we don't take time to take care of ourselves. I feel like I'm a much better mother, wife and friend when my body is in balance. So many people tell me that they don't realize just how bad they feel until they start to feel better."
For more information on Dr. Stucki and the Elysian Wellness, visit elysianwellnessokc.com.