The Journey To Greater Health
I will spend time with you to identify and address the underlying causes of your condition—not just the symptoms. On occasion a mainstream approach to therapy may be appropriate as a stopgap measure, but it should not be the endpoint.
You can overcome.
We can help you.
Having thyroid issues can lead to many debilitating symptoms. Are you exhausted no matter how much you sleep? Are you having trouble thinking clearly? Do you have difficulty losing weight, no matter how much you diet or exercise? Are you always cold? Is your hair falling out or are you losing the outer third of your eyebrows? You may have an underactive thyroid condition. Heart palpitations, bulging eyes, or trouble gaining weight may be signs of an overactive thyroid condition. Thyroid lab results normal, but still having symptoms? Unfortunately, many doctors only run very basic thyroid panels and may miss the root cause of your symptoms, especially in the early stages of autoimmune thyroid disease. If you are suffering from these symptoms, comprehensive thyroid testing may be recommended in order to rule out a thyroid condition.
GI (IBS/Reflux/Abdominal Pain)
Gut health is often key to resolving underlying health conditions. Digestive symptoms like heartburn, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain are often your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. If you are experiencing these symptoms despite normal routine lab testing, functional medicine can offer an individualized treatment protocol aimed at healing your gut and thereby improving your overall health.
Are you living with any of these symptoms: Hair loss, weight gain, cloudy thinking/ brain fog, hot flashes, irritability or infertility? These are some of the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance. This can feel like a no-man’s land of confusion and helplessness, especially if conventional testing is normal. Utilizing specialized testing, greater insight can be gained in order to find the root cause and to create an individualized plan, which may include the use of bioidentical hormones if needed.
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Difficulty falling or staying asleep? Do you rely on a sleep aid that leaves you feeling groggy the next day? Our bodies need restorative sleep to heal. Current research is compelling that for optimal health you need 8 hours of sleep. If you are experiencing insomnia or other sleep issues, these must be addressed in order to start on your healing path. It is worth the effort to find out the reason you are not sleeping well. Your future health depends on it.
Do you find yourself going through the day feeling exhausted, worn out or unable to deal with the stress and obligations of your daily life? Have you been told that being tired is just a sign of aging? Chronic fatigue can negatively affect your life and should never be accepted as just part of getting older. Once you get to the bottom of what is causing your fatigue, there are many effective treatment options to restore your energy and quality of life.
Blood sugar control is imperative to good health. It is not always just about eating a better diet either. There are many other factors that, when addressed, can reduce your risk or eliminate blood sugar issues by addressing the root cause. It is important to have a doctor that will take the time to look at the whole picture and all the lifestyle influences that may be a roadblock to getting on the path to recovery and then design a protocol that is not only effective, but practical for you to follow.
Are you gaining more and more weight over time, despite exercising or following a strict diet or exercise plan? It is not all about calories in and calories out like we used to think. Stress, hormones, thyroid conditions, blood sugar imbalances and other states of disease can prevent you from losing weight if not addressed. If you are frustrated with your weight, we can help you get to the root cause and then create your personalized root cure to not only lose weight, but keep it off.
Have you been previously diagnosed with an autoimmune condition? Or perhaps you have had a long history of vague symptoms and health problems with no real answers? Since autoimmune diseases can cause such a large variety of symptoms, it can often take many years to get a proper diagnosis. Once diagnosed, your doctor may suggest there is nothing you can do besides watch and wait until your immune system has destroyed the affected body structure enough to start treating the problem and symptoms. Many times, patients are not treated for the early signs and symptoms of autoimmunity and instead have to wait until they are so bad off physically that they have to rely on taking a prescription for the rest of their life. Although you may be told that there is no cure for autoimmune disease, the progression can be drastically slowed and even put into remission with the right treatment protocols and lifestyle interventions. Your health journey does not need to be in the watch-and-wait mode.