Weight Loss And Nutrition Specialist

Integral Natural Medicine

Shaun LaChute, ND, BCB

Naturopathic Physician located in Bellevue, WA

Fad diets. Weight loss schemes. Superfoods. Demonized foods. Following these trends often doesn't have lasting effects. The key to weight loss is in changing your relationship to food and what your body wants — not bouncing between cycles of deprivation and excess. It's not a matter of willpower, but balance and biochemistry. Dr. Shaun “Skye” LaChute of Integral Natural Medicine in Bellevue, Washington, can help you develop a healthy relationship with food and your body.

Weight Loss and Nutrition Q & A

What makes weight loss so hard?

Your body is a complex and dynamic system of nerve impulses, hormones, and neurotransmitters that drive cravings, hunger, satiety, and weight. Food quality matters when it comes to attaining a healthy weight. The equation used by many diets of “calories in versus calories out” is just too simplistic in most cases.

You have to learn how to make the best choices for you. These are the choices that maximize your energy, health, weight, and taste buds.

How can Dr. Skye help?

Dr Skye offers a personalized, 12-week program to cultivate healthy eating habits using "real" food. The program, called the “Journey to Vibrant Health,” also balances your metabolism and offers stress management

What's included:

  • Eight 60-minute visits with Dr. Skye
  • Complete health assessment to identify your personal obstacles to vibrant health and weight
  • Personalized food and activity recommendations to reset your metabolism and encourage your body to come into a natural weight balance
  • Mind-body techniques for managing stress, encouraging cephalic digestion, and cultivating awareness of eating and bodily reactions to foods
  • A 20% discount on recommended supplements
  • Access to specialized functional testing for hormones, DNA insights, and cardiovascular health with included personalized nutrition plan, online resources, and coaching

What supplements will I need?

Dr. Skye recommends some supplements during the elimination phase of the 12 weeks to replace the nutrients removed from the diet or enhance nutrients that are deficient.

What other weight loss and nutritional support is available?

Dr. Skye can assess your stress levels and help you understand how you might be using food for support. She can assist you in developing alternative strategies to manage stress, which include breathing, meditation, and guided visualization. Food allergy testing may reveal certain intolerances or allergies that are contributing to your difficulty in losing weight.

As part of the Journey to Vibrant Health, Dr. Skye will examine your exercise practices, sleep patterns, and chemical exposure to inform your personalized plan. She may also offer herbal medicines and natural supplementation to kickstart weight loss. These strategies can also help balance hormones, such as thyroid hormones, that may be contributing to weight management issues.