The Wellness Approach
Gerber Wellness Center is a program designed to incorporate a variety of fun and healthy ideas. The goal: to encourage and promote a happy, healthy lifestyle for folks who live here in the heart of the beautiful Adirondacks! Gerber Wellness Center is owned and operated by people who live, work, play and truly appreciate all the wonderful opportunities and experiences that are available right in our own backyards.
Milestone: OVER 95,000 Pounds Lost!
Since 2008 we have seen a combined weight loss of over 86,000 pounds!
Wellness is a state of optimal conditions for normal function… and then some
- The wellness approach begins with a search for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may be causing symptoms at the time).
- Make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments are necessary to optimize conditions for normal function, an environment that encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, requiring it only when absolutely necessary.
- When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition.
- When the body heals well and maintains itself effectively, there is another level of health that goes beyond “asymptomatic” or “pain-free”, revealing an open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health. This enhanced experience of life includes mental and emotional health in addition to physical health.
- Creating an atmosphere of mental and emotional wellnesswill address all but the most serious problems, even for those who suffer from psychological disorders.
Gerber Wellness Center Ideal Protein Diet
The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is medically designed and developed and is consistent with evidence-based guidelines, to help obese and overweight patients achieve safe, long-term weight loss and maintain it.
Ideal Protein is ideal for those who want to reach and maintain a healthy weight by primarily reducing body fat and retaining muscle mass. The Ideal Protein Protocol offers a variety of good, quality, protein-based foods that are easily assimilated. We offer a wide range of entrees, desserts, snacks and beverages.
Contact us today to ask us about Ideal Protein
What is Protein?
Proteins have numerous benefits, and are essential for growth and repair. Skin, organs, muscles, hair and fingernails are all mainly protein materials. Proteins help to synthesize hormones (for example, insulin). Because disease-fighting antibodies are synthesized from protein, it is also crucial to the immune system .
Proteins should provide no more than 25% of total daily energy intake, with the remainder provided by lipids (15%) and carbohydrates (60%). Insufficient lipid (fat) and carbohydrate intake will cause the body to draw on its proteins for energy.
Protein-rich foods include meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, milk and other dairy products, as well as legumes. Proteins are also found in smaller quantities in grains and grain products (wheat, rice and bread), while fats, fruit, vegetables and sugar contain virtually no protein.
On average, the human body requires about 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight each day. Adults need protein for repair, while children, adolescents and pregnant women need it to support growth and development.
Meet Dr. Jonathan Gerber
As a skilled and experienced Chiropractor, Dr. Jonathan Gerber provides quality chiropractic care at his office in Queensbury, NY. The entire staff of office professionals at Gerber Family Chiropractic are committed to promoting the health and well being of their patients.
In his practice, Dr. Gerber uses a “whole person approach” toward patient care. By combining the very best hands-on-techniques and state of the art physiotherapy procedures, and providing the newest and best natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, Dr. Gerber is able to help his patients accelerate and maintain their journey to good health.
Dr. Gerber wants to make positive changes in people’s lives and help them succeed with their weight-loss and wellness goals. In every evaluation and consultation, he listens carefully to his patients and develops an understanding of exactly what is ailing them before beginning care. Dr. Gerber does not just treat the symptoms his patients are experiencing; he finds the root causes of the patient’s negative health issues and works with the patient to repair them. And, because he himself has traversed the path from being over-weight and ailing to being healthy, he can personally understand the needs of his patients. He treats each and every patient the way that he would treat his own parents: with professionalism, dignity, respect, and honesty.
Everyday is a new journey at Gerber Family Chiropractic and LiveWell ADK! Dr. Gerber arrives to greet new patients and to continue working with his existing patients. He enjoys educating his patients about wellness and helping them make positive health changes – changes that are literally life altering! He enjoys watching his patients succeed as they make great strides toward wellness and well being, and takes great pride in knowing that his patients receive the kind of care they deserve while attaining the positive results they seek.
Dr. Gerber wants you to know that he truly cares about his patients – both personally and professionally – and wants every patient to attain the goals they set for themselves. His professional and courteous staff assists in coaching patients on their journey to well being and together they give his patients the tools to succeed!
- Life University Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees: Graduated December 2001
• B.S. Degree Excelsior College SUNY
- Licensed in New York, New Jersey and Vermont
• MUA Certified Doctor
Memberships & Associations
Awards and Recognition
We are very proud to announce that Livewell ADk was one of nineteen distinguished recipients, among 4000 establishments in North America, to receive the Award of Excellence and Distinction for 2010.
** The Post Star 2009 “20 UNDER 40” Awards – “Tomorrow’s Leaders”
** 2009 “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AND DISTINCTION” – Awarded to LiveWell ADK by Ideal Protein
**One of the Top 3 Distinguished Recipients in the United States Among 2500 Established in North America
**2010 / 2009 / 2008 The Post Star “BEST OF THE REGION” Chiropractic Award
**2nd Place Diet/Weight Loss Clinic in the Post Star’s 2015 “BEST OF REGION” Contest
**2017 The Post Star “BEST OF THE REGION” Gerber Wellness Center, Home of the Gerber Diet
There are four phases in the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol. During all four Phases you will receive one-on-one coaching, teaching you how your body gains weight and what you should be eating in order to maintain a balanced weight.
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