Doctor's Newsletter

Shirley Elzinga | CRNA DC CCSP LAc

 

Newsletter #1

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

The link between obesity and diseases of aging has been confirmed!  The increase in visceral fat tissue in older persons is associated with decreases in the serum levels of estrogen, testosterone, and growth hormone.

 

...augmenting the lower levels and other hormones that decrease with age may better control visceral fat deposition, thereby leading to decreased insulin resistance and to decrease risk of diabetes and atherosclerosis.    ---BioMedicina, Jan. 2000

 

Medical literature very adequately supports the concept and demonstrates the harmful effects of low hormone levels.

 

Hormones:  The Magic Bullet Program for Aging

Hormone deficiency can begin as early as 30 years old.  Call the office today at (310)247-8045 to make an appointment to get started.

 

Replace all hormones to levels found in youth.  Look better, stay healthier, and improve your quality of life.

 

Reminders for Improving Your Quality of Life

Chiropractic - proper alignment and muscle balance.

Acupuncture - decreasing stress and increasing energy flow.

Eat Healthy - check out the local "Farmer's Market."

Exercise, exercise, and exercise.

 

Newsletter #2

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) --- DHEA

It is a good time to look at DHEA, nicknamed the "Mother of all Hormones."  DHEA has the ability to convert into estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.  DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands.  The hormone enhances the immune system and modulates impact on the body, mind, and heart.

 

Getting Technical:  DHEA's Relationship to Corticosteroids

The adrenal gland also produces corticosteroids to gear us up for emotional, mental, and physical strenuous activity.  It is the "STRESS" hormone that offers us the energy to fight or flight.  With their help, our blood sugar rises and our heartbeat increases.  Our energy level soars, supplying us with the zeal to make the deadline or handle the "STRESS."  Unfortunately, corticosteroids can wreak havoc on the immune system when chronic increased stress results in their constant elevation.  Too much cortisol can cause diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, fatigue, loss of energy, and aging.

 

Cortisol and DHEA are inversely related.  When cortisol rises, there is a compensating fall in DHEA.  When DHEA increases, there is a compensatory fall in cortisol.  DHEA is required to counter stress and thereby maintain a less detrimental cortisol level.  DHEA alters the way "STRESS" is handled internally and reflects how we handle "STRESS" externally.

 

Taking DHEA as well as other hormones better equips us to handle both physical and mental "STRESS."

 

Treat yourself right and reap the reward: a longer, healthier life!

Exercise and stretch daily!

Eating healthy and losing weight=Consume less calories than you expend!

Massage  - $24 per 1/2 hour or $48 per 1 hour (in office)!

 

Newsletter #3

Weight Loss Goals

An estimated two-thirds of Americans are currently overweight, and one-third of those are considered "obese" by carrying excess body fat to the extent where it has an adverse effect on overall health and life expectancy.

 

What are the Solutions?

Basic Exercise Program

A moderate amount of exercise daily can significantly improve your overall health, well being, and quality of life.  Most experts recommend aerobic exercise, weight training, and stretching.

 

HCG Diet

The HCG diet is a highly respected one that has been around for about 60 years, and it has been proven to work very effectively. The combination of the very low calorie diet and the injections of HCG are the solution to your weight loss problems, so it’s worth considering the HCG diet if you’re serious about losing those undesirable pounds.

 

What are the positive side effects of HCG?

Commonly reported positive effects of the HCG Protocol include:

● By Women: Loss of 20 to 30 pounds in a 40-day round when the protocol is followed correctly.

● By Men: Loss of 30 to 40 pounds in a round when the protocol is followed correctly.

● Reduction in the amount of unhealthy cholesterol.

● Decrease and stabilization of blood sugar levels—reduction in insulin requirements.

● Dramatic reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

● Decrease in food cravings.

● Increase in desire for healthy food.

● Increase in energy levels.

● Decrease in blood pressure and, accordingly, decrease in need for medication.

● Reshaping of body.

● Improvement in overall health.

● Better, deeper sleep.

● An overall feeling of well-being.

 

Nutritional Plan

Many diets exist and everybody is different.  We have had a great deal of success with our HCG Diet.  If you find a diet that works, do it.  Otherwise, a high protein and low carbohydrate diet is recommended.  The recommended proteins are chicken, turkey, cod, halibut, tuna, etc..., and the recommended complex carbohydrates are asparagus, green or yellow beans, broccoli, greens, spinach, etc...  The starchy vegetables to avoid are beets, carrots, corn, yams, tomatoes, and lima beans, and the simple carbohydrates to avoid are breads, pastas, potatoes, and rice. 

 

Water

Drink one gallon of water per day.

 

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

If you have struggled to lose weight or keep it off, your hormones are likely to be a factor. Your hormones control every aspect of weight loss including your metabolism, where you store your fat, your appetite and even your cravings. This means any form of hormonal imbalance will sabotage your efforts – regardless of your diet and exercise habits.

 

Extra belly fat is a key indicator of a hormonal imbalance. It can indicate one or more of the following hormonal imbalances: thyroid imbalance, low growth hormone, high estrogen, low testosterone, low DHEA, and insulin resistance.

 

Healthy people, who gradually experience a decrease in energy levels, well-being, and general fatigue or lack of desire for even common daily activities,  are candidates for Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Symptoms such as a classic "pot belly", weight gain, loss of muscle tone, thinning hair and skin, and increased cholesterol are all symptoms that can be improved by restoring hormones to an optimal level.  Replacing hormone levels can vary widely from one individual to another.  Specific blood tests are performed and a personalized program of BHRT is prescribed for optimal results.

 

Acupuncture Weight Loss Treatment

Acupuncture has been shown to have an effect on the function of the nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, food cravings, and metabolism.  All of which can help to energize the body, maximize the absorption of nutrients, regulate elimination, control overeating, suppress the appetite, and reduce anxiety.  It simultaneously addresses physiological and emotional imbalances by using ear and body acupuncture points. 

 

Nutraceuticals

Weight Loss Program – TheraSlim Pack and Chromium Picolinate Plus

TheraSlim Pack. A natural, non-stimulant weight management program. Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids important to sound nutrition and efficient fat burning and storage mechanisms. Regulates appetite, inhibits fat production, increases metabolism, increases fat loss, and helps to preserve lean body mass. 

Chromium Picolinate Plus. Increases fat loss and helps to preserve lean body mass.

 

MultiThera 1 Capsule Formula. ♦ Multiple vitamin/mineral supplement. Iron free. 

 

Eicosamax Fish Oil. ♦ High potency ultra-pure fish oil. Supports the cardiovascular, neurological, and immune functions. Non-fishy taste. 

 

Theraflavone. ♦ Super antioxidant with diverse benefits – support for immune function, circulatory health, liver detoxification mechanisms, and antioxidant pathways. 

 

Vitamin B12 and Weight Loss

Vitamin B12 is vital for your metabolism and is great for weight loss. Metabolism functions include: nutrition, digestion, absorption, elimination, respiration, circulation, and temperature regulation. These are many functions necessary to losing weight. These are also benefits that can be improved by receiving Vitamin B12 injections.

 

Massage 

Massage will increase your healing process, increase joint range of motion, decrease pain, and decrease daily stress to provide physical and mental relaxation.

 

Newsletter #4

Vitamin-Mineral Drip -- "Vitamin-Mineral Immune System IV Therapy Infusions"

Stress, nutritional deficiencies, medical conditions, pain, fatigue, acute or chronic illnesses, viral or bacterial infections, and surgical procedures are a few examples that are capable of diminishing the immune system.

 

The immune system needs the support of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other natural agents to protect, prevent, and fight illnesses.  Relying on oral supplementation may not be efficient or quick enough to treat the inadequacies and malfunctions that undermine our health.

 

Vitamin-Mineral Drips, IV Therapy Infusions, can nourish cells and tissues of the body of essential nutrients to obtain optimal nutrient levels necessary to resolve deficiencies and defects.  The IV Therapy Infusions of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients can go directly to where they are needed to feed the immune system in order for it to do its job more effectively.

 

Immune Drips consist of glutathione, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals:

 

Glutathione is a very important detoxifying agent that detoxifies the liver and rids the body of free radicals that damage the cells.  Glutathione is necessary for optimal health.  Glutathione is the "master antioxidant" maintaining the immune system and is essential for protection against colds, flu, other viruses and infections, and age related diseases.

 

Antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, E) help to prevent damage to cells and protect against illnesses.

 

IV Therapy may be the only way to obtain optimal nutrient levels of vitamins and minerals for cellular nourishment of the body.

 

A consultation by a physician is necessary on the initial office visit.  This will include a treatment of an IV (intravenous) Drip.  

The number of treatments is dependent on your particular condition and your response to treatment.  The IV Infusion may take 20 to 90 minutes.  

 

Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance.  Payment is required when service is rendered.  A paid invoice will be provided at time of service.

 

Optimizing life to look and feel awesome!

 

Newsletter #5

Vitamin Supplementation

"Address the cause, initiate healing, and prevent further deterioration."

There is strong scientific evidence from large respected clinical trials that have confirmed safety and efficacy of nutraceuticals.  A healthy diet with nutritional support protects cellular defenses and improves quality of life.

 

Neutraceuticals protect against accelerated aging by free radical damage to cellular membranes and the DNA.  A higher intake of neutraceuticals and antioxidants are associated with a lower incidence of chronic degenerative disease.

 

PMC of Beverly Hills  offers individual vitamins and combination packages specific to certain conditions such as:

- Arthritis     - Liver Dysfunction     - Prostate Health     - Eye Protection     - Osteoporosis (bone health)

- Anti-inflammatory     - Probiotics     - Immune System Enhancement     - Sexual Enhancement

 

Newsletter #6

"Revitalizing Your Life" 

               ---Dr. Elzinga's Interview with Health & Beauty Magazine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012.

 

As we age, our hormone levels begin to decline.  Hormonal imbalance can cause many bothersome symptoms such as the dreaded menopausal symptoms.  The solution: replace those missing hormones!  Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can help restore your hormones and regain that youthful zest you thought was gone.  Health & Beauty scores an exclusive interview with Dr. Shirley Elzinga on what BHRT can do for you.  Dr. Elzinga specializes in BHRT and also practices as a chiropractor and acupuncturist in Beverly Hills, USA.

 

H&B:  What are bio-identical hormones?

Dr. Elzinga:  Bio-identical hormones are hormones that begin with a soy base.  The molecule is then altered to be bio-identical to our natural hormone molecules.  In other words, the basic composition is exactly the same as what our body produces.  In comparison, a synthetic hormone contains components that will have a different breakdown from the natural hormones and this is what causes the side effects.  Bio-identical hormones are produced by a compounding pharmacy which prepares the hormones and individualizes it into different dosage forms that meets the needs of the individual.

 

H&B:  Why do you think more people are turning to BHRT?  Is there a safety issue with conventional therapies?

Dr. Elzinga:  Synthetic hormones are entirely different that bio-identical hormones.  A multitude of studies have demonstrated many harmful effects of synthetic hormones whereas the medical literature supports no harmful effects of natural hormones, only beneficial effects.  The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was published in 2002 and it sparked many safety questions and confusion.  It should be stressed that synthetic estrogen (Premarin) and synthetic progesterone (Provera) were used for this study.  It demonstrated increases in heart diseases, breast cancer and blood clots.  Follow-up studies demonstrated synthetic progesterone (Provera) increases the risk of breast cancer.  Synthetic Provera is a chemically altered hormone and is a completely different molecule than a natural biologically identical hormone, progesterone.  Another problem with the WHI is the age group of the women studied.  The average age was 65 years old and never had hormone replacement therapy and then was treated with synthetic hormones.  This age group is a risk factor for age related diseases.  Therefore, we should only use the bio-identical estrogen and bio-identical progesterone and avoid the problems associated with synthetic hormones and we should begin BHRT early to achieve healthy aging and retard the age related diseases.

 

H&B:  Can anyone take BHRT?

Dr. Elzinga:  In terms of gender, both males and females can take and benefit from BHRT.  Many studies have shown that by 40 years old, your hormone levels are less than the optimum range so 40 is the age that you should start asking questions.  The oldest patient I had that began BHRT was 99 years old and received many benefits from the bioidentical hormones.

 

H&B:  Are there any conditions where one should not take BHRT?

Dr. Elzinga:  If you have prostate cancer, get treated and then be evaluated for BHRT later on.  Breast cancer survivors can take BHRT after they have been cleared of cancer for five years.  BHRT does not increase the risk of breast or prostate cancer, but if you already have cancer, we do not want to prescribe certain hormones that could interfere with treatment.

 

H&B:  How is it used?

Dr. Elzinga:  Estrogen is administered in a capsule to be taken orally, or as a cream or patch applied to the skin.  When given as a cream or patch, it loses the protection of the cardiovascular benefits, but retains the bone and brain protection benefits.  Progesterone is done sublingually in the mouth.  Progesterone should be taken regardless of whether you have a uterus or not.  There are receptor sites for progesterone throughout the body and studies have shown that natural progesterone is protective to the breast.  Progesterone is useful for alleviating premenstrual symptoms (PMS) in younger women.  Thyroid hormones are administered by capsules.  Compounded bioidentical testosterone cream is applied daily to maintain optimum levels providing better results in women and men.

 

H&B:  Will there be drastic effects if BHRT is stopped once it is taken?

Dr. Elzinga:  No.  The whole approach in BHRT is to monitor the blood hormone levels in an optimum range of when you were younger.  If you stop BHRT, your hormone levels will gradually decrease to your present age and you will lose the benefits of maintaining hormone balance.  Replenishment and balancing hormones alleviate the age related changes experienced in normal aging.  The best way to look at BHRT is that it increases the quality of life so you feel better longer.

 

            ---- Health & Beauty Magazine, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia 2012.


Newsletter #7

BHRT – Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy BHRT 

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (Estrogen, Testosterone, Pregnenolone, DHEA, Progesterone, Human Growth Hormone and Natural Thyroid) restores our hormones to levels we had in our youth. It regenerates our energy and zeal, and is beneficial to both health and quality of life.

 

IV Nutrient Therapy for Prevention and Treatment

Boost your immune system and increase your energy!

Clinical studies continue to show that IV nutrient therapy is helpful for: stress, anxiety, and depression; fatigue; strengthens immune system – prevents and fights cold & flu; improves results of exercising; and much more.

 

HCG Diet

Lose up to 30 pounds in a 40-day round when protocol is followed correctly!

It is proven effective and will help you lose weight fast! Don't waste your time and money on other diets. Try the trusted HCG Diet. Reduce your amount of unhealthy cholesterol, dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite, and increase your energy levels.

 

First Aid Kits

Earthquake proof? Are you prepared? It is vital to have the necessary essentials available to you and your family in an emergency situation. Minor injuries can easily be mitigated with the proper first aid supplies. 

 

Newsletter #8

"GERM ATTACK"

Are you ready for the invisible attacker? Do you know how to protect yourself? Germs are found everywhere. The four major types of germs are: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. They can invade people and make us sick. Cold and flu season is upon us and we must protect ourselves. Here are ways to boost your immune system and stay healthy.

 

IV Nutrient Therapy for Prevention and Treatment

Boost your immune system and increase your energy!

Clinical studies continue to show that IV nutrient therapy is helpful in strengthening your immune system, and preventing and fighting the cold & flu.

 

Immune Plus Supplement Pack

A potent antioxidant supplement program clinically proven to support immune function and cardiovascular health.

Contains key nutrients and antioxidants.

 

BHRT – Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid are vital hormones necessary to strengthening and maintaining a healthy immune system.

 

Diet and Exercise

A natural diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, provides healthy antioxidants. Exercise and movement is important for your immune system.“Stagnancy breeds disease.”-Dr. Shirley Elzinga

 

How to Protect Yourself in Public:

Wash your hands; Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nostrils; Flush and run—fecal germs become airborne after flushing a toilet (Shit flies!); Wear shoes in public; Avoid getting bitten; Choose your food carefully; Use hand sanitizer.

 

HCG Diet Lose up to 30 pounds in a 40-day round when protocol is followed correctly!

It is proven effective and will help you lose weight fast! Look and feel great for the holidays. You have time to start a 40-day round before Thanksgiving.

 

First Aid Kits

Are you prepared? It is vital to have the necessary essentials available to you and your family in an emergency situation. Minor injuries can easily be mitigated with the proper first aid supplies. They make great gifts. 

 

Newsletter #9

The Preventive Medicine Clinic of Beverly Hills specializes in innovative therapies firmly based on cutting-edge medical and scientific evidence to optimize total body wellness and vitality. We administer the most advanced treatment of Hormone Replacement Therapy, IV Nutrient Therapy, and the HCG Diet Protocol available.

 

HCG DIET

Lose up to 1 pound a day when the protocol is followed correctly. Look your best and feel great for the holiday season. Start the HCG Diet now! It is proven effective and will help you lose weight fast! Don't waste your time and money on other diets. Try the trusted HCG Diet.

 

The HCG Diet is available in a 40-day round and a 23-day round.

 

Lose up to 30 pounds in a 40-day round.

 

Lose 15-23 pounds in a 23-day round prior to the holidays. There is enough time to do the 23-day round and still be able to enjoy the holiday festivities. We also provide you with an easily manageable diet through the holiday season to maintain your weight loss.

 

Start 2015 healthy! Select either the 40-day round or the 23-day round in the new year to lose more weight or to shed those extra pounds you gained during the holidays.

 

What are the positive side effects of WEIGHT REDUCTION and HCG?

Commonly reported positive effects of the HCG Protocol include:

● Reduction in the amount of unhealthy cholesterol.

● Dramatic reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

● Decrease in food cravings.

● Increase in desire for healthy food.

● Increase in energy levels.

● Decrease in blood pressure and, accordingly, decrease in need for medication.

● Reshaping of body.

● Improvement in overall health.

● Better, deeper sleep.

● An overall feeling of well-being.

 

Newsletter #10

The Preventive Medicine Clinic of Beverly Hills knows the importance of obtaining your daily recommended values of vitamins and minerals essential to optimal health, while not taking handfuls of supplements and spending a fortune on all of them. Don’t waste your money on numerous bottles of supplements.

 

Optimal Defense Supplement Pack

This potent antioxidant supplement program is an easy and effective way to get all your daily recommended values of vitamins and minerals essential to optimal health plus an advanced immune defense formula in one easy to take pack.

 

The formula is clinically proven to support immune function and cardiovascular health, while containing key nutrients and antioxidants. It has been exclusively formulated for the Preventive Medicine Clinic of Beverly Hills. Cost: $70 per bottle. Each bottle contains 30 packets.

1 packet twice daily.*

 

Each Packet Contains:

(1) VitaPrime tablet

A multiple vitamin/mineral/trace element supplement offering enhanced antioxidant protection, broader trace element nutrition, and augmented B-vitamin support.

 

(1) Vitamin C (1,000 mg) tablet

Promotes healing and support both immune and adrenal function.

 

(1) CoEnzyme Q10 (60mg) softgel

Protects from free radical damage to the heart muscle, periodontal tissues, immune system, liver, kidney, brain, and other vital organs.

 

(1) Glutathiol capsule

Glutathione (50mg), NAC (300mg), and taurine (500mg) to enhance liver detoxification mechanisms, support immune function, and preventing the oxidation of lipids.

 

(1) Theraflavone capsule

A potent antioxidant that activates antioxidant pathways, support for immune function, circulatory health, and liver detoxification.

 

Eicosamax Fish Oil

Our highest-potency ultra-pure, fresh, non-fishy tasting fish oil containing 70% omega-3 fatty acid that is required to support cardiovascular, neurological, and immune functions.
 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Newsletter #11

 

"BEAT THE HOLIDAY BLUES"

Spiritual leader, Ram Daas, said “If you think you’re spiritually enlightened, go home for the holidays.” For some, “it's the most wonderful time of the year,” filled with family get-togethers, good food and endless parties. But for many, the holiday season brings with it a full blown case of the holiday blues. The Medical Dictionary actually defines the “holiday blues” as when anticipation and excitement turns into feelings of depression, with symptoms including headaches, insomnia, uneasiness, anxiety, sadness, intestinal problems, and unnecessary conflict with family and friends. We have the solution for you to make it through the holiday season feeling amazing!

 

IV NUTRIENT THERAPY FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT Boost your immune system and increase your energy!

Clinical studies continue to show that IV nutrient therapy is helpful in decreasing fatigue, fighting anxiety and depression, and strengthening your immune system.

Buy 1 IV Nutrient Therapy treatment and get the second treatment 50% OFF.

Buy 5 IV Nutrient Therapy treatments and get 1 FREE.

Mention this offer. 

Add Oxygen Therapy to your IV Nutrient Therapy for an added boost! Both can be done simultaneously.

 

VITAMIN B12 INJECTIONS

Vitamin B12 is a great energy booster. It works through the red blood cells, by enabling them to carry oxygen more efficiently. An oxygenated cell is a cell that is at its optimum, full of energy and won't tire easily. Vitamin B12 injections are highly recommended mood boosters. B12 is essential for a properly functioning central nervous system – we know that dysfunction can lead to depression and anxiety. 

 

OPTIMAL DEFENSE SUPPLEMENT PACK

This potent antioxidant supplement program is an easy and effective way to get all your daily recommended values of vitamins and minerals essential to optimal health plus an advanced immune defense formula in one easy to take pack.

Cost: $70 per bottle. Each bottle contains 30 packets. 1 packet twice daily.*

 

CHIROPRACTIC AND ACUPUNCTURE

Chiropractic care for spinal alignment is essential to optimal health and body function. Acupuncture is effective in decreasing stress and increasing your energy.

 

MASSAGE THERAPY

Treat yourself or a loved one to a relaxing and therapeutic massage.

Cost: $24.00 per ½ hour or $48.00 per 1 hour (in office)!

 

Give the gift of health and vitality! We have beautiful customizable gift certificates available for any of our services. It’s a thoughtful gift that shows you really care.

 

Newsletter #12

"THIN IS IN FOR 2015"

Start the New Year off on the right step towards a thinner and healthier you for 2015. Most people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, and to exercise more. We have the solutions to your New Year’s resolutions whether you have been struggling to lose weight or you just need to shed those extra pounds you put on over the holidays. Our medically supervised weight loss programs are proven effective and easy to follow.

 

HCG DIET

Lose up to 1 pound a day when the protocol is followed correctly. Look your best and feel great for 2015. Start the HCG Diet now! It is proven effective and will help you lose weight fast! Don't waste your time and money on other diets. Try the trusted HCG Diet.

 

The HCG Diet is available in a 40-day round and a 23-day round.

Lose up to 30 pounds in a 40-day round. Lose 15-23 pounds in a 23-day round.

 

 

TheraSlim Pack, Chromium Picolinate Plus, and Carcinia Cambogia

TheraSlim Pack  A natural, non-stimulant weight management program. Vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids important to sound nutrition and efficient fat burning and storage mechanisms. Regulates appetite, inhibits fat production, increases metabolism, increases fat loss, and helps to preserve lean body mass. 

Chromium Picolinate Plus  Increases fat loss and helps to preserve lean body mass. 

Carcinia Cambogia  Regulates appetite and inhibits fat production.  

 

BHRT – Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you have struggled to lose weight or keep it off, your hormones are likely to be a factor. Your hormones control every aspect of weight loss including your metabolism, where you store your fat, your appetite and even your cravings. This means any form of hormonal imbalance will sabotage your efforts – regardless of your diet and exercise habits. Hormonal imbalances that can inhibit weight loss include thyroid imbalance, low growth hormone, high estrogen, low testosterone, low DHEA, and insulin resistance.

 

Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 is vital for your metabolism and is great for weight loss. Metabolism functions include: nutrition, digestion, absorption, elimination, respiration, circulation, and temperature regulation.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective aid in weight loss by increasing metabolism and suppressing the appetite. Cost: We accept insurance or affordable cash prices are available.

 

 

Newsletter #13

 

                                       10 Proven Benefits of Avocado

An avocado a day keeps the doctor away! Numerous studies prove that this fruit is truly a superfood and it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Make this superfood part of your regular diet for 2015.

 

1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious

Avocados provide a high percentage of the RDA of many essential nutrients in a single serving: Vitamin K: 26%, Folate: 20%, Vitamin C: 17%, Potassium: 14%, Vitamin B5: 14%, Vitamin B6: 13%, Vitamin E: 10%. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fat.

 

2. Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world. Numerous studies have shown that eating avocado can improve heart disease risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, as well as blood triglycerides.

 

3. Avocado is Loaded With Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

Avocados and avocado oil are high in monounsaturated oleic acid, a “heart healthy” fatty acid that is believed to be one of the main reasons for the health benefits of olive oil.

 

4. Avocados Are Loaded With Fiber

Avocados are high in fiber, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Fiber has important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health.

 

5. They Contain More Potassium Than Bananas

Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados are very high in potassium, which supports healthy blood pressure levels.

 

6. The Fat in Them Can Help You Absorb Nutrients From Plant Foods

Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with veggies can dramatically increase the amount of antioxidants you take in.

 

7. Avocados Are Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants That Can Protect The Eyes

Avocados are high in antioxidants, including Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These nutrients are very important for eye health and lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

 

8. Avocado May Help Prevent Cancer

Studies have shown that nutrients in avocados have benefits in preventing prostate cancer, and lowering side effects of chemotherapy in some cells.

 

9. Avocado Extract May Help Relieve Symptoms of Arthritis

Studies have shown that an extract from avocado and soybean oils can significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis.

 

10. Eating Avocado Helps You Lose Weight

Avocados are high in fiber, and very low in carbs, two attributes that help promote weight loss.

 

At the end of the day, avocados are an amazing superfood! They’re loaded with nutrients, many of which are lacking in the modern diet. They are weight loss friendly, heart healthy, and taste incredible. Start 2015 off healthy with a nutritious avocado incorporated into your regular diet. Happy and healthy eating!

 

 

Newsletter #14

                                                  The Science of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! This month we celebrate love. There are three phases to falling in love and different hormones are involved at each stage. Helen Fisher of Rutgers University in New Jersey discovered each stage involves a different set of chemicals and hormones.

 

Three Stages of Falling in Love

Stage 1: Lust Lust is driven by the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. Testosterone is not confined only to men. It has also been shown to play a major role in the sex drive of women. These hormones as Helen Fisher says "get you out looking for anything".

 

Stage 2: Attraction This is the truly love-struck phase. When people fall in love they can think of nothing else. They might even lose their appetite and need less sleep.

A group of neuro-transmitters called 'monoamines' play an important role in the attraction stage:

Dopamine – Increase profusion to vital organs and increase cardiac output.

Norepinephrine - Otherwise known as adrenalin. Starts us sweating and gets the heart racing.

Serotonin – One of love's most important chemicals that may send us temporarily insane.

 

Stage 3: Attachment Attachment is a longer lasting commitment and is the bond that keeps couples together when they go on to have children. Two hormones released by the nervous system play a role in social attachments:

Oxytocin - It helps cement the strong bond between mother and child. It is also released by both sexes during orgasm and it is thought that it promotes bonding when adults are intimate. The theory goes that the more sex a couple has, the deeper their bond becomes.

Vasopressin - It is an important controller of the kidney and its role in long-term relationships.

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BHRT – Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormones are vital to sexual health and intimacy. They impact libido, sexual performance, and other intimacy issues. Our hormones continue to change as we age. Restore the hormones (Estrogen, Testosterone, Pregnenolone, DHEA, Progesterone, Human Growth Hormone and Thyroid) to levels we had in our youth. Cost: First year is $1,200 and subsequent years are $350. This includes all office visits and monitoring by our office and physicians. Yearly follow-up labs to check hormone levels are essential.

 

IV Nutrient Therapy

Increase your energy and stamina! Boost your immune system and relax! IV nutrient therapy is helpful for: stress, anxiety, and depression; fatigue; strengthens immune system – prevents and fights cold & flu; improves results of exercising; and much more. Cost: First treatment is $150. 

 

HCG DIET

Get that sexy body you’ve been wanting! Lose up to 30 pounds in a 40-day round when protocol is followed correctly! It is proven effective and will help you lose weight fast! Don't waste your time and money on other diets. Try the trusted HCG Diet. Cost: $675. This includes consultation, medical supervision, and all medical supplies.

 

Newsletter #15

Health Benefits of Vitamin B12

Recent research points to a more exciting role for the active metabolite of B12 Methylcobalamin, now being studied for its contribution in such areas as:

• Healthy Brain Aging

• Optical Nerve Function

• Memory & Cognition

• Skeletal Muscle Function

• Fine Motor Skills & Coordination

 

Vitamin B12 is a great energy booster. It works through the red blood cells, by enabling them to carry oxygen more efficiently. An oxygenated cell is a cell that is at its optimum, full of energy and won't tire easily. B12 is also great for the skin, and its ability to enhance cardiovascular health by balancing homocysteine levels. These are just some of the benefits. Overall, it's an essential vitamin that the body must have to stay in balance.

 

Vitamin B12 and Weight Loss

Vitamin B12 is vital for your metabolism and is great for weight loss. Metabolism functions include: nutrition, digestion, absorption, elimination, respiration, circulation, and temperature regulation. These are many functions necessary to losing weight, and are also benefits of Vitamin B12.

 

Vitamin B12 and Depression & Anxiety

Vitamin B12 is a highly recommended mood booster. B12 is essential for a properly functioning central nervous system – we know that dysfunction can lead to depression and anxiety.

 

Vitamin B12 will help to relieve:

♦ low immune system ♦ sleep disorders ♦ decreased concentration

♦ neurologic conditions ♦ depression ♦ protection from cigarette smoke toxins

♦ chronic fatigue syndrome ♦ weight loss ♦ protection against cancer

♦ anxiety ♦ restless leg syndrome ♦ memory problems ♦ fatigue ♦ migraine headaches ♦ infertility ♦ asthma ♦ moodiness ♦ allergies ♦ skin conditions ♦ and many more incredible benefits ...

 

Vitamin B12 Injections

Vitamin B12 injections are a preferred option because of their direct and immediate absorption into the bloodstream. Cost: 30 injections + needles = $135.00

 

Vitamin B12 Drops

Since the ability to absorb B12 diminishes with age, liquid B12 is a major improvement in dosage form, producing substantially higher blood levels than conventional tablets. Just one dropper supplies 1 ml. of great tasting, high-absorption methylcobalamin B12.

Cost: 1000 mcg 1 fluid oz. (30 ml) = 15.00 4 fluid oz. (120 ml) = 27.00

5000 mcg 1 fluid oz. (30 ml) = 20.00 4 fluid oz. (120 ml) = 35.00

Reminder: Check all hormone levels yearly or 1 month after any dosage change!

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