Do you have unexplained weight gain, moodiness, no energy, low libido and migraines?
Are you a new mom who is struggling with fatigue and postpartum depression?
Are you a college student with terrible PMS and trouble focusing on your studies?
Do you suffer with allergies, asthma or painful recurring sinus infections?
Do you have yeast infections and bloating, constipation and heartburn?
As women, we can experience a number of different health symptoms as we go through life. You could feel great up until you enter your 30s or 40s, or your symptoms could start as early as puberty. It’s different for every woman, but one thing that we’ve learned during our 30 years of practicing wellness care is that there are 8 key factors to evaluate for optimal women’s health.
8 Key Factors to Evaluate for Optimal Women’s Health
1. Hormone Decline and Imbalance
The Importance of Hormones for Good Health
We are all created with God-given hormones that regulate every function in our body. When something happens to cause those hormone levels to decline, we feel it. All of the hormones work together like in a symphony. If one declines, it affects the others. It’s like a domino effect. The key is to figure out the pieces to the puzzle and solve the underlying cause of your symptoms.
The sex hormones, progesterone, estrogen and testosterone, all play a crucial role in women’s health. There are certain times in a woman’s life when she is more likely to experience hormone decline:
- At puberty
- After childbirth
- While on birth control pills
- When taking counterfeit hormones such as Premarin and Prempro
- After a hysterectomy or tubal ligation
- When a woman enters menopause
When it comes to symptoms of hormone decline, conventional doctors typically offer a drug for each symptom. They prescribe antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, sleep medications, and more. You’ve probably already experienced this. These drugs come with many negative side effects, and they do not solve the underlying cause of your symptoms.
Conventional doctors will typically offer synthetic hormone drugs such as birth control pills for PMS and various other symptoms. They prescribe Premarin, Prempro and Provera as menopause treatment. These counterfeit hormones have been shown to have numerous negative side effects, including increased risk of blood clots, stroke and heart disease, as well as breast cancer.
The natural solution is to replace what is missing with bioidentical hormones that are identical to the hormones produced by your body.
Low thyroid function is the cause of many unwanted health symptoms. If you’ve been doing your research and discovered that you have many of its symptoms, you may finally feel some relief that you know what is going on. However, you may be disappointed when you go to your doctor and he tells you that “your blood work is normal.”
There may be more than 13 million Americans who are unaware that they have hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, most conventional doctors miss this diagnosis due to a single blood test – the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). This lab test fails the majority of patients because the lab range that is so wide that the majority of people fall within the normal range, even though they are hypothyroid. Don’t let this happen to you.
At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we believe in listening to the patient’s symptoms. We do not believe that blood tests are the primary way to diagnose low thyroid function. We treat hypothyroidism with compounded T3/T4, which contains both the inactive (T4) and active (T3) thyroid hormones.
3. Adrenal Fatigue
Are you suffering from severe fatigue? Have you been told that you have chronic fatigue syndrome? Like hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue is a common condition that is overlooked by conventional medicine.
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands cannot produce enough cortisol to meet the demands of your body. You begin to feel increasingly fatigued, stressed, and anxious, among many other health symptoms.
We treat adrenal fatigue using physiologic, subreplacement doses of bioidentical cortisol to supplement your adrenal glands. Cortisol is essential for good health since it boosts your immune system, increasing your resistance to infections and inflammation. Cortisol is also important in promoting the assimilation of both thyroid and sex hormones by the cells of your body.
4. Airborne Allergies
Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. An allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to normally occurring substances in the environment.
Common airborne allergens include weed, grass and tree pollens, dust and dust mites, mold spores and animal danders.
We treat allergies naturally with sublingual allergy drops. By giving the allergic individual diluted extracts of the very substances that cause the reaction, the immune system will build blocking antibodies to the airborne allergens.
5. Food Allergies
Common food allergens are wheat, corn, egg, yeast, milk, soybean and coconut. Many of the symptoms of food allergies overlap with airborne allergies.
Food allergies can be treated through an elimination and rotation diet. It is also possible to neutralize the symptoms of food allergy using sublingual food drops.
LDA (Low Dose Immunotherapy)
We also offer LDA (Low Dose Allergen Immunotherapy) at the Hotze Health & Wellness Center. With LDA, you will be able to treat for inhalant allergy, food allergy and chemical sensitivity, with one very small injection every 10-12 weeks. This treatment is beneficial for both children and adults.
Have you ever taken an antibiotic? Do you have cravings for carbohydrates, sugars, or anything starchy? Do you feel fatigued or sluggish?
Candida Albicans is a fungus which lives and overgrows in our intestines causing an imbalance in the normal bacteria of the colon so that you get less normal healthy bacteria, and more yeast. It produces 180 chemical toxins capable of causing various symptoms.
In order to get rid of yeast, it is essential that you starve and kill the yeast, and replace the normal bacteria in the colon, which is Lactobacillus Acidophilus. We recommend a yeast-free, grain-free eating program that eliminates dietary sources of yeast, sugar and carbohydrate-rich foods that provide nourishment to yeast. We have nutritionists to guide you along this eating program.
7. Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
The typical American eating program consists of packaged and processed foods that are depleted of most of their vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals provide the nutritional foundation for a healthy immune system, yet most of us do not get what we need from the foods we eat. Therefore, vitamin and mineral supplementation is essential.Not sure which vitamins to take? Dr. Hotze’s PowerPak makes taking vitamins easier than ever. Including all of your essential vitamins and minerals in daily, convenient vitamin packets, Dr. Hotze’s PowerPak provides you with the most pure and high-quality nutrients that you need to fuel your body, boost your immune system and live a happy, healthy life.
8. Healthy Eating and Exercise Plan
What you put into your body is so important. You may have heard of the term “garbage in, garbage out.” If you eat fast food and processed foods, then you are not nourishing your body and you won’t feel well. You must give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive.
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Staying active with regular exercise helps keep your body and mind in great shape. It helps you detoxify from harmful substances. It helps relieve stress and boost your mood, not to mention helping you maintain your ideal body weight.
We Can Help
So as you can see, there are many components of health that need to be addressed in order to solve the underlying causes of your symptoms. By looking at the whole person, you can achieve optimal health and wellness.
We believe that you deserve a doctor and a team of professionals to coach you onto a path of health and wellness naturally, without the use of pharmaceutical drugs, so that you can enjoy a better quality of life.
Are you ready to live your best life? We can help. Contact a wellness consultant today at 281-698-8698. It’s time to get your life back!