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.
Here are a few of our favorites you don’t want to miss.
• A consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors
• Thyroid Test (TSH, T4, T3)
• Stress Hormone Test (am/pm cortisol)
• Body Composition Assessment
• Diet plan based on your test results Continue reading