Eight months ago, suddenly, without warning, my body seized up and started failing like a car engine when you drive it with no oil in it.  I could not get out of bed that day on the first of May 2005.  My body literally hurt all over from head to toe.  I was frightened.  This stiffness and pain in all of my joints continued, but I tried to tough it out and keep going as best I could.   This went on for two months and then it seemed to ease up a little; I think I was just getting used to the pain and becoming able to push through it.   Because my husband’s job was downsized 4 years ago, we do not have insurance so I hesitated to go to the doctor.  I started reading up on the internet and trying to diagnose myself and kept praying for an answer to what was wrong with me.  I finally broke down and went to my family physician.  He said to me “well you are at about the right age for arthritis” and prescribed an anti-inflammatory.  I asked him “does arthritis come on suddenly overnight all over the body like it did me?”  He pretty much ignored my question.  The anti-inflammatory did not work.

I was so tired all the time that I could barely walk across the room.  My wonderful husband, Roy, had to do everything around the house for me and even help me get dressed.  I had to use the electric carts at the grocery store so that I could make it through the store.  I fought the good fight and tried to keep going forward with a good attitude, but as suddenly as the pain had struck my body, the depression set in.  I would just break out crying at home, in the car on the way home from church, and when I was alone.

Roy listens to the radio station 700 KSEV here in Houston and heard Dr. Hotze talk about natural thyroid and hormone replacement. He told me that what Dr. Hotze talked about sounded like what I was going through, so I looked at their website, www.hotzehwc.com, and took the quizzes to diagnose my symptoms.   I then realized that it was my under active thyroid that was responsible for my problems.  I wanted to immediately go to their clinic and get help but hesitated because of the cost, so I kept plugging on trying to have some quality of life and enjoy my family and grandkids.

Finally on November 8, 2005, I came to the end and could stand it no more.  I was crying and trying to get the words out to my husband that if I had to live one more day like this, I would rather be dead!! I was not just being dramatic.  I really meant it with all of my heart!! Roy, who had been so very worried about me all this time, said yes and went to the Center with me for my first visit; Roy is such a sweetie!!

My first visit was November 10, 2005.  Everyone at the Center was awesome.  They spent 4 hours with me talking to me and really listening to me with care and compassion.  They did not treat me as if I was a hypochondriac or crazy person.  They did lab tests etc., and I went home that day with Armour thyroid, a natural thyroid tablet, and other hormones and vitamins.

The very first day I took the Armour Thyroid I felt better.  After 4 days of the hormones and vitamins I was a new woman.  I had energy, was in less pain, my mood skyrocketed and I was able to sleep again. Roy, my family, and friends all noticed the difference immediately.  They had all been very worried about me but did not know what to do.  Roy has been telling everyone that he can hardly believe the difference in such a short time.

It has been about 2 months now and I am feeling better every day.  I am back to my normal joyous self. I know that God was pointing me in the direction of the Hotze Center and it was He who brought it to my husband’s attention.   I have to say thank you to the Hotze Health and Wellness Center for taking me from death and despair to life and joy overflowing once again.

Do you have severe joint pain?  Contact us today so that you, too, can get your life back!



AboutHotze Health & Wellness Center

Since 1989, Hotze Health & Wellness Center has helped over 33,000 patients get their lives back using bioidentical hormones that restore hormones to optimal levels, strengthen immune systems, and increase energy levels. Our treatment regimen addresses the root cause of hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause, perimenopause, low testosterone, allergies, and candida.

Led by best-selling author, radio host and leading natural health expert, Steven F. Hotze, M.D., our medical team has over 100 years’ combined medical experience backed by a staff of nearly 100 caring professionals who provide an environment of hope and extraordinary hospitality for each of our patients, who we call our guests. It is our deepest desire to help you obtain and maintain health and wellness naturally so that you may enjoy a better quality of life, pure and simple.



Do you want to live a healthy, happy, purpose-driven life? Do you want to restore your health so that your loss of energy, weight gain, joint pain, depression and lack of drive or motivation won’t hold you back from achieving your personal and professional goals?

Dr. Steven Hotze wants that for you, too. In fact, in his powerful and passionate video entitled, “What I Believe”, Dr. Hotze shares how his Christian worldview and pivotal experiences have ignited a deep desire to offer the message of hope and optimal health to all who need to hear it.

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Guest Testimonials

Peggy W.

"After just 3 weeks into the program, my joint pain was gone, climbing stairs became easy, my energy level increased from 2 to a 9 (out of 10) and I lost almost 30 pounds! ”

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Pam White
Pam White
At Hotze Health and Wellness YOU can truly find restoration of your health and vibrant life! You will find the most caring and effective healthcare available! Don't hesitate call them today!!!
Ron Guidry
Ron Guidry
Doctors are not the final authority in our journey of achieving/maintaining health and wellness but having a good team of doctors in your support and guidance community is not only helpful it is wise and also essential. The team and staff at Hotze Health and Wellness are health professionals that you can trust to help you navigate all the misinformation that may be keeping you separated from your optimal level of health.
Caral Reeves
Caral Reeves
Hotze Beauty is a first class facility! Extreme level of professionalism , knowledge & genuine care❤️‍🩹
Julie Hryszko
Julie Hryszko
I’ve been a guest at this facility for 15 years. They are the most efficient, thorough and caring group of individuals I’ve ever experienced. Dr Hotze looks to change the way a typical doctor treats patients and looks for root causes to eliminate medical issues instead of treating “symptoms”. My life has improved 100% since my initial visit. The cost of the treatments are worth it.
Shavon Sisson
Shavon Sisson
Always a great experience dealing with everyone at Hotze Heath and Wellness! Everyone is kind and helpful.
Kori Misson
Kori Misson
I cannot accurately describe in words how I feel about this practice and the entire staff. I have had quite a few health issues throughout the years, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens, weight gain, hair loss, irritability, and that is just the beginning. I had pretty much given up on feeling good, just decided to "live with it" and hope for the best. Two very close friends love the Hotze Wellness Clinic and they have experienced life changing health. Made my appointment and from the beginning I felt heard. Not a in and out fast food style practice. They are looked and are looking at my entire body for overall health and wellness. Connections from mind and body to clinical blood work, even dental questions....they care and I feel as if I can trust them. I am on a path to complete wellness and my goal is to have my RA back in remission as it once was....make yourself a priority. Having hope is an incredible feeling!