Speaker 1: Welcome back to Coasts Live. Our next guest says, instead of setting a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you should work towards creating a healthy lifestyle. I couldn’t agree more with us. A Dr. Erica Castile from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach is here to explain why. So we love, thank you so much for being back on the show. Of course. Always. This is the time of the year, right? Yeah, it’s what everybody’s definitely. There’s a better way to approach that.
Speaker 2: Yeah, and I think too, I think people put so much emphasis and stress on. Oh my gosh, now I, it’s a new year. I’ve gotta make changes. I’ve gotta do things. And so they do it too quickly. And then they crash and burn by February, the middle of February. The burnout. Yeah, exactly. So I really teach a lot of more incremental steps. Okay. In terms of creating a healthy lifestyle over long term,
Speaker 1: the work smarter, not harder, right?
Speaker 2: Yeah, exactly. We’re doing it in the right way and gently and gradually and consistently, deliberately over a long period of time.
Speaker 1: Yeah. So one of the things that we were talking about before this segment, With losing the weight, like one of the main concerns is skin. Yes. So you’ve seen on some of those big shows where people lose a ton of weight very quickly, or you go gungho and your skin can’t keep up with that weight loss. Correct. So you deal with the saggy skin or the, the loss of collagen. No collagen. Exactly. You have a method, and I didn’t even think about this before, is that you should be proactively doing both. Correct. How you do.
Speaker 2: Yeah. So that’s why we invested in our iNode device. Okay. Because it uses radio frequency, it does build collagen, rebuild collagen, and it also helps with fat reduction. Okay. At the same time too. Yeah. It’s a simple machine. Super simple, painless. Correct. Like it’s painless. Exactly. It’s a little warm. That’s about it. But there’s no, pain attached to it, which is really nice. And so we actually do that while we’re working with a patient on losing weight. Okay. So we have a lot, we actually have a metabolic health scale where we do all of their assessments up front. We have an app that they track their food in, their water in. If they haven’t logged in, we actually send them. Hey, accountability right now US accountability. Yeah.
Speaker 1: How often do you recommend, like the pro, this is as you’re losing pounds, correct?
Speaker 2: Yeah. So we do it of think of it as like icing on the cake. Okay, gotcha. If somebody comes in and they’re 20, 40 pounds overweight, we really have to get them down. Yeah. First before we start to add this in. Okay. So usually it’s about an eight to 16 week. And we incorporate that, one to two times a week depending on the elasticity of the skin. Okay. Depending on where they are with it. But it actually does fat reduction as well, okay. It does it in combination. So it can also jumpstart like an added bonus.
Yeah, exactly. Your skin tighten little, a little bit of that fat, carbon fat. And you can see Exactly. Some before and afters. Yeah, exactly. So yeah, and these are some of my. From different parts of the country. Okay. So yeah, you can see she was good before. Yeah, they’re both good before, but then it just adds this extra,
Speaker 1: this tightens this Yeah, I know exactly. A lot especially moms out there. Yes. You have that what we call the sad belly button. Oh my gosh. . So your belly button doesn’t get, it droops down. Yes. But does that help with the
Speaker 2: It does. Okay. It does. We have one case that was pretty amazing. And of course we have a lot, so we didn’t show it. But yeah, it was awesome. After one treatment, you could see she had twins. She was really stretched out afterwards, after one treatment. And it doesn’t replace naturally diet, exercise, things like that. But what it does is it really works in concert with it, which is what I really love. Yeah.
Speaker 1: And I mean you do, you bring it all together. , because that’s what we need more of and not this drastic approach. Yeah. So you have to be patient. I learned that the hard way after. Oh, I know. Number two, you have to be patient. Exactly. So anybody that wants to try this, let’s tell you, do have a special, of course we do in the new year. Help you out? Just Yes. What is that?
Speaker 2: Yeah, definitely. So we usually have ’em try, they come in for a consultation, we assess them because we also don’t want to, we wanna manage expectations.
We wanna make sure that, okay, we need to put this in place first. naturally, people come to me from all different health walks, so you know, medications, lab, we have to do lab work. We do a lot. We do a lot because it’s holistic. And then we have the integrative medicine approach. The functional medicine approach. So we offer a lot in. Practice.
Speaker 1: Okay. If anybody, I guess if they have the questions on it, where can they get in touch with you?
Speaker 2: So our website, holistic Family Practice, va, I’m actually pretty responsive on Facebook. Hint, hint, Go on Facebook. Yeah, exactly. So thanks. I like Luke Skywalker. Yeah. I deal with on Facebook still no more.
Speaker 1: Yeah. Oh, that’s great. I know people are going to appreciate. So thank you so much for the information. Make sure you reach out to her, especially on Facebook, and we’ll see you next time. Awesome. Thank you so much for being here.
Speaker 2: Thank you so much. Take care.