What is Restorative Endocrinology?
Wellness is the natural state. The human body is a powerful self-healing system that is designed to be well, to regenerate, and to thrive. Unfortunately, the past model of health care, contradicts this truth. Illness and disease are misrepresented as the natural state and as the inevitable result of aging, rather than as the reflection of imbalance and a hindered regenerative process. The result of this disease management system has been catastrophic to the health of our general population. Generations are disconnected from their innate healing potential and believe they must survive in disease.
Restorative Endocrinology is a method of reintroducing patient and practitioner to their self-healing design and empowering them with tools to evaluate and restore balance and return to wellness. Specifically, I use testing methods to establish the individualized hormonal and metabolic pattern of a patient. One can then identify the most appropriate, effective, and least invasive method for restoring and sustaining endocrine balance. Provided with the proper physical and lifestyle support a person will respond rapidly, and normal endocrine function can return.
Primary testing methods include hair analysis, saliva and blood, in addition to evaluating symptoms and lifestyle patterns. Protocols include lifestyle management, whole food nutritional supplements, high quality herbal supplements, and when necessary, bioidentical hormone assistance therapy.
How they can cause female and male hormone problems, weight gain, and chronic illness:
Cortisol and other stress hormones can drain your body of health, vitality and even contribute to infertility unless we learn that we can turn these stress hormones off as easily as we turn them on.
Learn what you eat and how you handle stress can drive your system into blood sugar instability, weight gain, sleep disturbance and exhaustion... and what to do about it (which does NOT require eating soy or other unpalatable foods).
Understand why we lose motivation, gain weight, become couch potatoes and how to reverse this (and improve their preferred sport or activity in the process).
Surviving the stress of everyday life and remembering that health can be fun.
Balancing Female Hormones Naturally
Female hormonal health care is in a state of confusion. Text books on the subject are often outdated and most of the current research is based on synthetic and horse hormones, which have been incorrectly assumed to behave and metabolize as human hormones. What is the end result? Many females from puberty through menopause suffer with debilitating hormonal challenges from causes considered unknown, like fatigue, depression, weight gain, failing memory and decreased motivation.
We have methods to properly ‘follow the physiology’ and identify the hormonal dysfunction, its source, and its solution.
Balancing Male Steroid Hormones Naturally
Functional male hormone imbalances (not just testosterone deficiency) that cause loss of androgen dominance (Andropause) and result in symptoms such as fatigue; irritability; depression; weight gain; decreased motivation, productivity, and drive; erectile dysfunction; decreased muscle tone, strength, and stamina; poor concentration and memory; and increased risk for prostate and cardiovascular problems.
The steroid family of hormones includes the reproductive (male and female) and stress handling (adrenal) hormones. They have a direct influence on energy, stamina, vitality, cognition, and mood. Many are anabolic (body building) and anti-aging (disease preventative) in function. Because of their powerful actions these hormones are often used, misused, abused, and are generally misunderstood.
Balancing Thyroid, Adrenals, and Blood Sugar Naturally
Commonly misdiagnosed and poorly understood, thyroid imbalances produce as many psychological and emotional symptoms as physical ones.
Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome X conditions have reached epidemic levels in our society. Learn procedures to identify each specific disorder, as well as the glands or organs contributing to the dysfunction.
I focus on essential therapeutic concepts to approach thyroid, adrenal, and blood sugar imbalances in a natural, effective, and non-invasive manner. I ‘follow the physiology’ and identify the source of the gland and organ dysfunction in order to provide a safe solution.