This consult is in place for your safety, and for determining if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment. Certain underlying health conditions PRP may be contraindicated such as uncontrolled diabetes, infection, recent history of cancer and liver disease. During this consult we discuss if a partial or full treatment would be best suited to you. Beyond these items, I review general health symptoms and recent laboratory testing. When indicated, laboratory testing may be recommended prior to starting treatment to investigate underlying causes for the hair loss that may impede your success with PRP. Continue reading
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that has many health benefits. The following are health benefits of vitamin C based on research studies.
Hot throughout the night or perhaps intermittently? Menopause is far from the only cause of waking up sweaty and throwing the blankets off. Often this is not a main symptom that new clients come in to have addressed but it is circled on the intake form. When I see this, I use it as a major clue as to which body systems are out of balance.
Hormones fluctuate daily, monthly and seasonally even in the best of times. Add stress, diet and sleep into the mix and sometimes it can be hard to figure out why you aren’t feeling yourself. Continue reading
Now is the time to figure out your hormonal patterns!
Life has temporarily shifted for most people quiet drastically. Busy lifestyles can cause us to overlook the subtle hints that our bodies might be out of balance. For women in particular, menstrual cycles can provide huge clues to hormone imbalances of progesterone, estrogen, thyroid, cortisol, testosterone and insulin levels. Perhaps by taking the time to observe and record symptoms that are thought to be normal or “just part of life”, we can determine what is out of balance and then, more importantly, how to re-balance. Continue reading
About 12 years ago, siting in a botanical medicine class and listening to a Master Herbalist give a talk on acne, I had my first eye-opening experience as to how intricately the gut and skin are connected. Continue reading
We inject liquid gold aka PRP (platelet rich plasma) to stimulate hair growth. To stimulate PRP function we add ozone to our treatment protocol. PRP has hundreds of specialized proteins called growth factors that aid healing. PRP is concentrated with many more platelets than normal blood, therefore it is commonly used to treat wounds, tendon tears, and arthritis pain.
At Vitalia Health Care, as part of a PRP hair rejuvenation screen, I like to review functional health factors that may impede the growth of hair in order to maximize PRP results.
Not just a solution for insomnia, this incredible hormone does much more. Made in the pineal gland of the brain, melatonin has been dubbed the “Connecting Chemical” because it links the mind, body and the environment. Release of melatonin is regulated by light and by biological age.
As the Fall starts sweeping in, many of us are keen to get back on “the program”. To some this means cutting out evening ice cream treats, reducing the bubbly or re-starting at the gym (again). How can we assist and help you target the areas that need the most support.