Demystifying Urinary Tract Infections

Published on August 10, 2017 by

Urinary tract infections are quite common among women. They are annoying and can affect your quality of life while you are suffering from them. There are some things that you can do to decrease the chance of getting them and there are also some natural treatments to minimize your suffering if you do have an infection.

Urinary Tract Infection and Hormones

Here are a couple of simple things that you can do to prevent getting a urinary tract infection:

  • 1. Hydrate properly. Drink enough water to properly hydrate your body and it also helps to ensure bacteria get flushed out of your bladder. Your kidneys and bladder need to have water in order to function properly.
  • 2. Urinate on a regular basis. Holding your bladder for an excess amount of time can make it easier for bacteria to grow and create an infection.
  • 3. Urinate after sexual intercourse. There are bacteria on our skin and sexual intercourse can make it easy for the bacteria to travel up your urethra and into your bladder. By urinating after sexual intercourse, your urine will wash the bacteria into the toilet. You do not need to urinate a large quantity for this to help.
  • 4. Balance your hormones. An imbalance of hormones in your body can contribute to “atrophy” of the vaginal tissue–dry and irritated tissue. Since your urethra is in the same area as your vagina, the atrophy affects it as well. When the tissue is dry and more irritated, it makes it easy for bacteria to travel into the bladder. In menopause, I find that topical Estriol (a bio-identical Estrogen) applied in the vaginal area can reverse the atrophy and greatly reduce your risk of getting a urine tract infection.
  • 5. Wipe front to back when wiping after going to the bathroom. If you wipe back to front, you run the risk of introducing bacteria from the rectal area into the urethra and bladder.
  • 6. Avoid bubble baths and scented lotions, etc in the vaginal area. This area of your body is quite sensitive and it is best not to introduce lotions, etc as they can cause irritation which makes it easier for bacteria to enter your bladder.
  • 7. Avoid spermicides or other chemicals in the vaginal area. These can be irritating and make it easier for bacteria to take hold and cause an infection.
  • 8. Get an ozone blood treatment to help increase the functioning of your immune system. Ozone is an IV treatment that is effective in assisting your body in increasing its oxygen utilization. This results in improved cellular functioning, including your immune system.

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Unraveling The Mystery of Losing Unwanted Pounds

Published on July 27, 2017 by

R.T. was struggling with trying to lose about 15 pounds. He was exercising regularly and already had his Testosterone balanced. He was eating healthy and getting adequate sleep but he just could not shed those 15 pounds.

R.T. did the BioEnergy test so that we could better evaluate what was going on. The blood work was not giving us the answers. The BioEnergy test revealed the answers that allowed R.T. to finally shed those 15 pounds.

We found out that his thyroid dose needed to get adjusted, even though the lab results had mistakenly shown that the thyroid was optimal. In addition, the BioEnergy test revealed that R.T. needed to decrease his carbohydrate intake-fine tuning his diet. He thought he was eating perfectly but there were some things he needed to change. We also determined the heart rate range that he specifically needed to exercise at, in order to maximally reduce fat. Each person has a unique heart rate range in which fat is optimally “burned”. This can be accurately determined during the BioEnergy test.

After R.T. made his diet and exercise adjustments, along with having an increased thyroid dose, he felt more energized and vital. With a little time, he was successful at achieving his goal weight. Each person is unique and achieving a healthy weight loss requires a comprehensive evaluation and plan of action.

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Testosterone The Misunderstood Hormone

Published on July 20, 2017 by

Testosterone is not just for men and it is not just for sex drive. Men have a higher amount of Testosterone in their body but women need Testosterone too. In terms of libido (sex drive), Testosterone is like gas to a car. It is important to have but it is not the whole reason for a healthy sex drive. You might have gas in a car, but it still might not drive because of motor or ignition issues. Optimal Testosterone levels are important to have for a healthy sex drive, but putting “gas in the tank” may just be one of the things that is needed in order to increase libido.

Testosterone performs a variety of functions in the body. It helps your body to heal and helps bones to be strong, It assists you in having healthy skin and a positive mood. Testosterone can give you energy and motivation. It can also help you to focus and think more clearly. For women, it can eliminate feeling too hot and get rid of night sweats. Testosterone is a necessary hormone for optimal functioning of both men and women and replacing deficient Testosterone levels is an important piece of living an optimal life.

Natural ways to increase Testosterone is to eat a paleo type diet and to exercise regularly. By avoiding excess stress and toxins that disrupt your hormones, you can help your body to keep a healthier Testosterone level. But even if you do these things, in today’s world a large majority of men and women are deficient in Testosterone when they are in their 30’s and beyond. Replenishing your Testosterone can help you to regain your life so that you feel better which usually helps you to eat better, exercise more, sleep better, and enjoy life more. (and a side benefit is usually an improved libido :))

Testosterone can be replaced safely under the supervision of a medical provider who understands hormones and looks at the big picture. It is important to look at all of your hormones as well as your toxin exposure and lifestyle, and to monitor your progress. Testosterone can be replaced in the form of creams, injections, or pellets. The form that you choose must be customized to your needs.

Everyone has a different body, lifestyle, and needs-not everyone should get the same treatment. I have had patients come to me simply for Testosterone replacement and I have uncovered a Thyroid and Vitamin B12 deficiency. Each person is different and needs a customized approach and this simply can not be done under health insurance. Health insurances are there for disasters, just like our car insurances. They are not designed for wellness care, they are designed for disease care. That is ok, it is just important to understand the difference.

Hormone balancing is best done with bio-identical hormones that are biologically the same as the hormones that your body should be making but is not making. This must be done by someone properly trained in bio-identical hormones. This type of training is not given in medical school–I know because I have been to medical school and after my hysterectomy I had to search out proper training in hormone balancing. It takes a little time, money and patience to get a proper hormone balance but aren’t you worth that??

If you do not feel optimal and know that something is not quite right with your body, I advise that you get your hormones evaluated by someone in your area that has had special training and experience in bio-identical hormones. Testosterone is just one of the hormones that may be out of balance.

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The Underlying Cause Of Disease

Published on July 14, 2017 by

Disease spelled out in blocks

Recent studies and experience have revealed that inflammation is at the root of diseases including heart disease, cancer, auto immune diseases, etc. When our bodies are under chronic stress (from physical and emotional stressors) it can create an inflammatory state in your body. Inflammation short term is a way that our bodies create healing from an acute stress such as a cut, fracture, or illness. We need to have the ability to create an inflammatory state short term in order to heal properly. This is ok and does not cause problems.

The problem arises when we are exposed to stressors on a regular basis and our body is in a constant state of fighting inflammation. This can translate into heart disease, cancer, dementia, auto immune diseases, etc. The body is in defense mode and actually starts hurting itself because it was not designed to stay in this high defense mode for a prolonged time.

Let’s look at heart disease. For a while now, we have been fed the information that lowering cholesterol will help reduce heart disease. These medications are some of the top prescribed medications in the country. However, many doctors who used to promote the use of cholesterol lowering medication now retract that recommendation. It is now felt that the cholesterol lowering medication only appeared to help a little bit by lowering inflammation–not by having cholesterol be “perfect”.

Cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, rather it is caused by a combination of factors including inflammation in the body. There are too many people with “perfect” cholesterol having heart issues and people with “horrible” cholesterol numbers that do not–inflammation has been definitely linked to people having heart disease no matter what their cholesterol number is. In fact, if your cholesterol level is too low it messes with your hormones and overall functioning. You need a healthy cholesterol level because cholesterol is actually an important part of every cell in your body.

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Top Three Things About Ozone Therapy

Published on July 5, 2017 by

  1. Medical use of ozone therapy has been around since the 1800’s. Tessla actually built an ozone machine in the 19th century. In Europe, ozone therapy is a treatment of choice in many countries. Prolozone (a special type of ozone therapy where a specific area of your body is injected with ozone and vitamins in order to alleviate pain and enhance healing) is first line therapy before orthopedic surgery in several countries.
  2. Your body is designed to heal itself. If you get cut, your body has the mechanism in place to automatically heal itself. When we cast you, we are simply allowing your body to heal itself–the cast is only there to provide support. When we give you antibiotics, they work with your body’s natural defenses in order to eliminate bacteria–the antibiotics alone would not help. Ozone therapy works because it gives your body what it needs in order to jumpstart the natural healing processes that each body possesses.
  3. Ozone is a highly active gas that is safe within the human body because of the pH that exists within the human body and the liquid environment that is within the human body. Ozone is safe when used by a trained medical professional who utilizes a medical grade ozone machine and uses medical grade oxygen to create the ozone.
  4. Ozone therapy can be used to treat autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, heart disease, chronic infections, etc. If you would like to learn more about this fascinating medical therapy please go to our website, contact our office, or seek a medical professional near you that offers this form of therapy.

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Anti Aging

Published on June 25, 2017 by

When we talk about anti-aging medicine some people think that we are trying to live forever. That is not what anti-aging is about. Anti-aging medicine is focused on aging gracefully–aging in years while still feeling great mentally and physically. We want you to live as optimally as possible for as long as you can.

It is commonplace these days for people to slowly deteriorate in their health for many years until the end of their life. That is no way to live. There is no reason for people to suffer needlessly and have their health dwindle slowly. Anti aging medicine is focused on preventing this from happening. Wouldn’t you rather live without pain and have the energy to do the things that you enjoy doing? An anti-aging physician is sometimes referred to as an integrative physician or regenerative medicine physician. The title does not matter, what matters is the focus of the practice. In order to assist you in living your life optimally, an anti-aging physician focuses on getting your hormones balanced along with assisting you with your nutrition, correct supplementation, exercise program, and helps you detoxify your body and mind.

Womans with half of face looking younger and half looking older

You can live a life full of energy and vitality. You do not need to suffer from pain, depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, decreasing vitality, poor muscle tone, chronic disease, etc. Feeling and looking optimally is achievable if you are willing to be open minded and work outside of insurance.

Insurance is great if you break a bone or need surgery. But if your goal is to feel and look optimally, and prevent diseases, it requires customized care that health insurance can simply not provide. Anti-aging medicine is customized care and it simply can not be done properly under the regulations and guidelines that are imposed by insurance companies.

It takes a mental shift to realize that health insurance is there for the calamities that happen. It is good to have that insurance but it is not there to truly be healthy. To feel and look your best involves taking control of your own care and going outside “mainstream medicine”. It takes a holistic approach that evaluates your hormones, sleep, mind, exercise program, nutrition, supplementation, and toxic load. It takes a willingness to be patient and make the small changes each day that lead to great rewards in your health.

Anti-aging medicine is about looking at you–your unique needs and circumstances. It is about tailoring a wellness program that works for you, at the pace that you need. The focus is on living well in the capacity that you desire and then dying gracefully and quickly (without suffering) when it is time.

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Ozone Therapy Facts

Published on June 18, 2017 by

Approximately 50% of Americans are suffering from chronic disease and chronic disease is the cause of about 3/4 of all deaths. People are suffering from pain, fatigue, cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, etc at an alarming rate. It is robbing people of their vitality and costing each person thousands of dollars per year.

We are all made up of cells that are at the root of ensuring that our body functions properly. When the cells do not function properly, the body manifests symptoms such as diseases, cancer, fatigue, pain, etc.

Our body has the capability to heal itself. When the body does not heal itself, it is lacking something or it is toxic. The body can be deficient in hormones, vitamins, minerals, etc and/or it can be toxic from heavy metals, infections, etc. At the core of the dysfunction is our mitochondria. The mitochondria are the “engines” in each of our cells. Each cell has a number of them. It is estimated that about 10% of our body weight is mitochondria.

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In order to function properly your mitochondria need oxygen, glucose (broken down from food), and certain vitamins. An optimal thyroid hormone level is also critical for your mitochondria to work well. Essentially your mitochondria takes oxygen and nutrients and turns it into energy (plus CO2 which gets eliminated). When your mitochondria do not utilize oxygen properly, your body can not create the energy that it requires in order to perform its functions. When this happens, you can feel fatigued and you are prone to get diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic infections, heart disease, etc. The bio-energy test can actually measure the health of your mitochondria if you are simply wanting to know if your mitochondria are optimized.

You can support your mitochondria by eating healthy whole foods and by exercising regularly. It is also important to have your hormones properly balanced and to detoxify your body. In addition, ozone therapy is a form of treatment that we use in order to enhance oxygen utilization. It works wonderfully alongside a holistic approach to support your body through nutrition, detoxification, and hormone balancing.

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Is Bio-Energy Testing Right For You?

Published on June 9, 2017 by

Lisa is a 37 year old woman. She was frustrated with her inability to lose weight. Lisa felt like she was doing everything that she could to lose weight but it just would not come off.

Lisa’s story is similar to a lot of people that I encounter on a daily basis. The first step was to get her hormones balanced. By doing this she was able to sleep better, have the energy to exercise, and have the ability to recover better from exercising. This also gave her the motivation required to adjust her diet.

Healthy Lifestyle in a word cloud.

Lisa did the bioenergy test at the office and that gave us valuable information. We learned that she had to be on a no carb diet for her body’s metabolism. By working with our integrative nutrition specialist she was able to eat the right foods for her. Everyone has different sensitivities to carbohydrates and we were able to figure out the best percentage for her body.

We also uncovered that her thyroid needed to be adjusted even more than we had originally thought. The test gives us the information needed to truly optimize the thyroid levels.

We also uncovered the fact that she was exercising too hard and her body was storing fat as a result. The bioenergy test revealed the exact heart range that she needed to get in for her body to burn fat. As a result, she adjusted her exercise regimen.

Losing the unwanted fat is a process and Lisa is well on her way to attaining her goal. By using the information from the test results she has been able to fine tune her efforts and will achieve success. She now has the roadmap to success.

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Adrenal Fatigue

Published on June 1, 2017 by

Adrenal Glands

The adrenal gland is located on top of each kidney–the human body has a total of two adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing a variety of hormones. They produce aldosterone–which helps with blood pressure, epinephrine–the fight or flight hormone, cortisol–affects the immune system and metabolism, and precursors that allow our bodies to make sex hormones–Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone.

In today’s world our adrenal glands are getting overwhelmed and this can lead to what we call adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are not equipped to handle the constant stress that we have today. They are equipped to deal with intermittent stress and then be given a chance to recover. But, in today’s world of 24/7 emails, texts, negative news, traffic, increasing work demands, decreasing sleep, etc we demand more from the adrenal glands. These glands are not being given the rest that they need.

Adrenal fatigue is the term that we give to overworked adrenal glands. When the adrenal glands are overworked they are unable to keep up with the demand for the hormones that they produce. The result can be one or more of the following: feeling fatigued, having lower sex hormones, a decreased immune system, salt cravings, trouble getting up in the morning, increased energy at night, an increased reliance on caffeine, and an inability to handle stress.

Most people in today’s world have some adrenal fatigue. Treating it takes a multifactorial approach. The first thing to do is unplug and give your body rest. Turn off your phone alerts and check your phone when you want to. Turn off your phone at night and one day a week if you can. Give yourself quiet time to sit and simply breathe. Avoid watching or listening to news since they over dramatize things and cause mental stress. Take yoga or tai chi. Ensure that you get to bed at a reasonable time. Picking one day per week to recharge and completely unplug would be a great goal to have.

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Top 8 things you can do to age well:

Published on May 23, 2017 by

  1. Balance your hormones–an optimal level of Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen, and Thyroid hormones supports healthy skin, hair, muscle, and bones along with keeping your mind, mood, and body healthy.
  2. Drink plenty of water daily. Water hydrates your skin and is necessary for your body to function properly. Sodas, energy drinks, excess coffee and alcohol can age your body inside and out.
  3. Detoxify regularly. Infrared sauna, Epsom salt soaks, deep breathing exercises, and colonics are great ways to do this. Reduce your toxin exposure by eliminating toxins whenever you can: use glass not plastic, eat organic when you can, use safe cleaning and personal care products, avoid tobacco, etc. By reducing your toxin exposure and helping your body detoxify, your body will stay younger longer. gives great information on healthy products.
  4. Get a medical grade ozone treatment regularly–either by blood, rectal, or vaginal application. When done properly, ozone therapy can help your body to repair and rejuvenate. This offers anti-aging assistance to your body.
  5. Exercise regularly. You do not need to “kill” yourself in order to reap the benefits. Regular exercise has been proven to keep your mind and body functioning optimally late into life. 30 minutes five days a week is all that you need. Yoga is a wonderful addition to your exercise routine–keeping your tendons, muscles, and ligaments flexible.
  6. Get an adequate amount of sleep. Restful sleep is important for daily functioning and aging well. The number of hours that you need for adequate sleep is the amount that allows you to wake up refreshed.
  7. Focus on eating healthy protein and vegetables every day. You do not need to be perfect. If you can eat a healthy whole food diet for 80% of the calories you take in, you will be ahead of the majority of the population. Proper nutrition allows your body to function optimally.
  8. Unplug regularly. Stress can be a detriment to your health and cause premature aging and diseases. Stress is a normal part of life and we can’t eliminate it, but we can handle stress in a healthy way. Aromatherapy, yoga, deep breathing exercises, turning off your phone regularly, taking Epsom salt soaks, quiet time, etc are all ways that you can unplug and rejuvenate.

Feeling great in the present and as you age is the greatest gift that you can give yourself. You are worth the time and effort to take care of you.

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