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One life reclaimed, The Jean and Marie Story

Published on June 24, 2016 by

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Jean and Marie were 36 year old twins who were suffering from the same symptoms of depression, irritability, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, low libido and sleeping difficulties. Let’s look at their stories and outcomes.

Jean: At 36 years old, Jean visited her primary care practitioner to address her issues. After a quick consultation, Jean’s practitioner prescribed an anti-depressant to address her concerns, even though this type of medication has been shown to decrease sex drive and increase weight.

At 40 years of age, Jean returns to her practitioner. She is now 30 pounds heavier, has no sex drive and no energy. She asks for help with her weight gain and is prescribed a diet pill. She is also concerned about her increasing anxiety and she is prescribed an anti-anxiety pill as well and a sleeping pill for her sleep issues.

At 45 years of age, Jean returns to her practitioner, still depressed and overweight, and he notices that her cholesterol is elevated. She is placed on cholesterol lowering medication rather than being counseled on her medication and alternatives such as hormone balancing along with healthy diet and lifestyle changes. The cholesterol lowering medication is a statin drug which has been shown to cause muscle aches and fatigue, plus it lowers her other hormone levels. She now feels even worse and has less of a desire to exercise due to her increased fatigue and body aches. She is now 50 pounds heavier than when she was 36 years old.

Jean’s exam at 50 years old has her complaining about a loss of her periods, hot flashes, night sweats, and worsening moods. She is placed on a synthetic hormone pill, which has been shown in studies to increase the risk of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer. It does help her hot flashes but she still has no sex drive or energy and is unable to lose weight.

Jean feels horrible and does not feel like herself at all!!! To make matters worse, she gets a divorce after 25 years of marriage. She feels bad inside and out.

At 55 years old, Jean tells her practitioner that she has stopped taking her oral hormone pill as she did not like the side effects. She is miserable and feels like she is getting Alzheimer’s disease because she has trouble remembering things. She has a bone density test and they find that her bones are thinning and she is placed on a medication to build her bone strength. This medication causes her chest pain and nausea. She is still moody, has trouble sleeping, and unable to lose any weight. Jean’s blood pressure and blood sugar are found to be elevated and she is also placed on blood pressure medication and diabetes medication.

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Which Hormone Therapy Is Right For Me?

Published on May 30, 2016 by

In order to rebalance your hormones we utilize bio-identical hormones. There are choices when it comes to taking bio-identical hormones. The specific hormones that you receive are tailored to your needs.

Progesterone is helpful for aiding sleep and it gives a calming effect. It is best taken at night. You can get Progesterone as a capsule, troche or as a cream. Troches dissolve in your mouth and must be refrigerated; most people find them distasteful. The choice between cream and capsule depends on your preference, however the capsule version seems to give a better sleep induction.

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Estrogen is helpful for alleviating hot flashes and helping your mood. You can get bio-identical Estrogen as a cream, troche, or pellet. I don’t advise getting Estrogen as a pill since this administration form comes with an increased blood clot risk and liver issues. The troche was mentioned above. Creams and pellets do not cause liver concerns and are safe and effective. Creams are easy to apply but must be remembered twice a day. Pellets are about the size of a thin tic tac and are inserted in a simple office procedure. Pellets last 3 to 6 months, depending on the person.

Testosterone is helpful in eliminating night sweats, improving focus, helping your mood, increasing energy and overall well being. It can also help increase libido, but libido is also linked to our mental state of mind. You can get bio-identical Testosterone as a cream, troche, or pellet. Pill versions of Testosterone are not recommended as it could cause liver problems. The cream, pellet, and troche administrations are mentioned above. All of these forms are safe and effective. Men also have the option of injectable Testosterone but please note that your liver does need to process this form to turn the Testosterone into a bio-identical structure. If you choose this option, it can be given safely with proper laboratory monitoring.

At your consultation your customized treatment plan will be discussed with you. Our goal is to get you to an optimal balance using the treatment forms that work best for you. We work with you to safely optimize your hormones.


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Health Expo!

Published on September 10, 2015 by

Save the date!

The Guardians Of Health Expo Is Coming Saturday October 3rd!

You can get the full talk schedule by Clicking Here. Learn more about all the family friendly activities at the guardians of health website at http://guardiansofhealthevent.com/

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Inflammation: The root of many diseases

Published on May 15, 2014 by

There has been a lot of research done on the role of inflammation and diseases such as Alzheimer’s dementia, cancers, autoimmune diseases, and heart disease. It is fascinating to realize that these different diseases seem to have something in common: inflammation. A person’s genetic predisposition “guides” the end result (I.e. final disease that you get) of the inflammation.

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Inflammation is caused by many things: stress, excess sugar and grain intake, and chemical/toxin exposure. These are the most common causes that we currently know of. Where do you get these? When you consume processed foods you often get sugars, grains, and chemicals all in one setting. Our society has turned into a fast food, junk food, soda addicted society. These foods and drinks irritate your body and cause inflammation.

The bottom line for you to understand is that what you eat, drink, and are exposed to can cause inflammation. This can disrupt your hormones: causing your Cortisol, Thyroid, Testosterone, Progesterone, Estrogen, etc to be significantly out of balance. This inflammation can also lead to severe diseases such as Alzeimer’s dementia, cancers, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, etc.

Regenerative medicine aka anti-aging medicine is about helping you to live optimally. Balancing your hormones is more than just giving you bio-identical hormones. Hormone replacement is a piece of the puzzle. You have the power to fix some of the other pieces by lifestyle adjustments. A regenerative medicine specialist helps you to do this.


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Tired and Sluggish

Published on May 9, 2012 by

Are you feeling sluggish??

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I see a lot of patients who complain about being tired, sluggish, and just can not seem to lose weight. It can be from many things and the first thing you should do is get a complete blood test in order to better evaluate the cause. Of course, it is also important to ensure that you are getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, eating a healthy diet, etc. It is very common for patients to have a full work up and to be doing all of the right things lifestyle wise, but still feel tired, etc.

Oftentimes their doctor will tell them that everything is fine. But, the patient knows that something is wrong.

Thyroid disorders and other hormone disorders can often be missed by a doctor. I have found that using bioidentical hormones in patients who clinically appear hormonally imbalanced can reverse the patient’s symptoms and they end up feeling great. The lab tests do not always tell the whole picture. If you feel that something is not right in your body and you feel that you have a hormonal imbalance then please listen to your body.


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High Fructose Corn Syrup, What you should know!

Published on April 27, 2012 by

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There is a lot of controversy out there around sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). There are groups that state they are the same and others that state HFCS is more dangerous. First I would like for you to realize that humans used to eat teaspoons of sugar a year and we now average 140 to 150 pounds per year! (Including HFCS) No matter what you believe about HFCS/sugar, you have to admit that is not a good trend!

We all need to drastically reduce our intake of sweets and processed foods. If you think it does not affect our health, then how do you explain the drastic increase in chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc) that has occurred at the same time our diet has increased in the amount of processed and sugary foods? Common sense tells you that a whole foods based, healthier diet makes you feel better and helps your body function better.

Now, when it comes to HFCS there is a lot of propaganda out there to influence you to think it is a good thing. Why would companies spend so much time and money trying to convince you it was healthy if it is healthy?

I have yet to see advertising for truly healthy things like broccoli, cauliflower, etc. Things that make us feel good and function better are typically not highly advertised, are they?? They don’t need to advertise them, we know they are good and besides, healthy products do not typically bring in the big money that unhealthy products do.

My advice is to check out the true data for yourself and use common sense. You will realize that HCFS is not healthy for you to consume and it is linked to many different disease states. If you avoid it and I am incorrect, no harm is done to you or your body. If you consume it and I am right, you and your body will pay the price. It is up to you to decide.


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