Someone once said, “If you do not have health, you have nothing”.  These words have a new meaning for me today.
The last 12 years of my life were a downward spiral health wise. At the age of 42, I hardly recognized myself. In a happy marriage, the mother of 3 beautiful children, I still thought of myself as energetic, young, full of life and promise; but in reality, I was exhausted, feeling drained for no reason at all, procrastinating simple daily chores. The puffy face staring back at me in the mirror said it all. It seemed I gained weight just looking at food. No diet worked for me, I just kept gaining the pounds. I became more and more introverted and reclusive. I managed to hide what was going on in my mind from family and friends, because I felt if I could not figure it out, no one else could. I would wear my daily smile but in truth I was dying inside, hating what I was becoming. Doctors I went to for help since the birth of my first child, 12 years ago, simply said it was normal to feel as tired as I was – it would soon wane – but neither the tiredness nor the weight gain did. As recently as September last year, one even told me to go to weight watchers and charged me $650.00 for telling me so. Many of you reading this simple introduction to how I got my life back will think to yourselves, I know someone just like this lady…
Four years ago, my mother, a nurse, encouraged me to check out my thyroid, but two years of testing showed I was within the “normal” range. Eventually, it is confirmed that I have what is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This has all the classical symptoms of hypothyroidism. I was given Synthroid to help restore balance. After 2 years of taking this medication, I felt no better. My hair started falling out in clumps and anyone could tell that I was feeling anything but normal. This was the last straw. In August 2005, I decided to take action myself and searched Google for an answer. I came across a website on Steven Hotze and his recommendations for bio-identical hormones and thyroid treatment, how to fight yeast and the allergy connection. A few days later, a good friend of mine, Shannon, called me to let me know about an interview she would be doing that day on her radio show and to try to listen in. I did. She was interviewing Steven Hotze, and the discussion was on thyroid treatment and the book he had just had published called Hormones, Health, and Happiness. Just like when you know the one you are going to marry, I knew that I had found the answer to my prayers for my health. I was going to go to Houston. Some friends and family thought I was nuts to go so “far” when I had all the top specialists in the country right here in New York. My parents and my husband wanted “me” back and so my husband gave me his flyer miles for the airline ticket and my parents covered the medical expenses in Houston. I bid them farewell and hopped on the airplane.
I was on a mission. I prayed all the way to Houston for God to direct my path. Heaven on earth was awaiting me. I have never felt so welcomed and understood. Courteous, helpful people were concerned for my welfare – people who I had never met before. A wonderful team of knowledgeable peers evaluated me and put me through allergy testing and blood work for lab tests and checked my bones!
That was almost six months ago. The day I decided to leave the sick “me” behind and chase the healthy “me” back into existence. The day people reached out to me to let me know that there was help. They told me I had to help myself, too. Together we worked out a plan and I lost over 30 pounds. I have gone from a very uncomfortable size 16/18 to a size 10. I have not gained back one ounce. I not only sleep like a log, but I have so much more energy than before that I feel like the “bunny inside” in the energizer battery advertisement. Thank you Dr. Hotze and all the staff at the Hotze Wellness Center, with your vision, you do work miracles every day – my wish now is that you open up centers nationwide. So many women and men in similar predicaments need to know that there is help for them. My family and friends love having “me” back. Especially my son, Paul, who tells me that he is glad I am happy again; and my daughters, Susanna and Caroline, who love to see what I am going to wear every day. Long gone are those cover-up tee shirts and elastic pants. They call me their “hip-hop” Mom now and they make me smile. My husband feels like he is the luckiest guy on earth and my parents are like wise old owls telling me that it was worth every cent to see their daughter herself again.
To all those women and men out there who know in their heart that they are not receiving the care they need, take one more step and ask the Hotze Wellness Center if there is something they can do for you.
Confirmation of my taking this course of action came just two weeks ago when I had a scan of my thyroid done. The technician who scanned it could not believe what she saw. The nodule on my thyroid was smaller than it was a year ago and my moth-eaten-looking thyroid was looking decidedly less moth-eaten and more like it should look – intact. I thank God for making me pursue my health and I thank the Hotze Wellness Center for being there for you and me. I am a walking example of what bio-identical hormones and thyroid treatment can do! They gave me back my health, my life, me!

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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.



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"After a traumatic accident, I was told that I was in early menopause in my 20s and could never have children, however after restoring my hormones, I am now expecting baby #7!”

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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.
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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.
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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!