Anti-Aging medicine protects, restores, and encourages the body to regenerate itself.Learn More
The body’s response to stress can be both helpful and harmful.Learn More
Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing them.Learn More
Anti Aging Medical Assessment
Anti-Aging medicine is a scientific modality aimed at early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related decline. Our bodies are constantly regenerating at a cellular level. We age when cells can no longer regenerate sufficiently. Anti-Aging medicine protects, restores, and encourages the body to regenerate itself.
We will take you through targeted testing that identifies your specific health care needs. Then a personalized program of specific treatments will target those needs and help reverse and delay the physiologic aging process.
Whether from a charging lion, or a pending deadline, the body’s response to stress can be both helpful and harmful. The stress response gives us the strength and speed to ward off or flee from an impending threat. But when it persists, stress can put us at risk for obesity, heart disease, cancer, and a variety of other illnesses.
A powerful and precise non-invasive assay, the Adrenocortex Stress Profile evaluates bioactive levels of the body's important stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. This profile serves as a critical tool for uncovering biochemical imbalances that can underlie anxiety, chronic fatigue, obesity, diabetes and a host of other clinical conditions. It's also a crucial tool for monitoring DHEA and/or cortisone therapy.
Changing amounts of DHEA and cortisol over an individual's lifetime may signal important alterations in adrenal function that can profoundly affect his/her energy levels, emotional state, disease resistance, and general sense of well-being. That's because adrenal hormones exert a profound influence on the body's carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism, immune response, thyroid function, cardiovascular health, and overall resistance to stress.
A toxin is basically any substance that creates irritating and/or harmful effects in the body; stressing and undermining one's biochemical health and organ function. Toxins can come from by products of normal cell metabolism or from the outside environment e.g. pollution, drugs, pesticides, dyes, colorings, microbes, heavy metals, tobacco smoke and so on.
Toxicity occurs when we take in more than we can utilize and eliminate. The body's built in detoxification apparatus include the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, skin and lymphatic systems. Multitudes of symptoms are suggestive of toxicity such as headaches, pains, bad breath, rashes, indigestion, frequent colds, mood changes and so on.
Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body or neutralizing them. Comprehensive testing can be performed to determine heavy metal exposure and an individualized treatment plan can be developed.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones are chemical messengers produced in the body that have specific effects on other cells and organs. Puberty, pregnancy, aging, and a variety of conditions and diseases effect hormone production and use. Examples of a few hormones are thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin, and growth hormone.
Determining which hormones require replacement is first done by Saliva testing. Treatment can include the use of naturally derived or bio-identical hormones (non-synthetic), plant hormone precursors, herbs, amino acids, homeopathic medicine or some combination of the above.
Natural hormones are those chemicals that are derived from yam, soybean, or other plants, and are close duplicates of the hormones the body produces. They tend to have fewer side effects then do synthetic hormones.
Many menstrual, menopausal, aging, musculoskeletal and mental health disorders benefit from natural hormone treatment.
Functional Medicine Testing
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Functional medicine evaluates the body as a whole. Conventional medicine treats the signs and symptoms while functional medicine works on finding the underlying causes of your health care challenge. By performing highly specialized tests we can determine where the malfunction is and begin to correct the root of the problem. We evaluate the function of the gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, immune system, endocrine system, as well as nutritional and metabolic pathways.
A complete and thorough health profile assessment will enable our physician to determine what testing is applicable on a case by case basis. Once testing has been completed an individualized program will be developed that may include diet/lifestyle counseling, vitamin and mineral supplements, and regular follow up visits to ensure you are achieving optimal wellness.