I was born and raised in San Diego, California and later moved to Houston, Texas. I was raised in a wonderful Christian home with all the love and support any little girl could ever need or want.
When I was 12 years old I began experiencing what I referred to as my “gray cloud days”, I discussed this with my mother and she assured me that it was normal, my body was changing, I was becoming a woman and eventually the “gray cloud” would go away. Unfortunately for me it never did.
As I got older the depression worsened. I began experiencing a host of other symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, lack of sleep, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, PMS, headaches, and cramps. These symptoms got progressively worse after the birth of each of my children. 
I could not imagine why the Lord was allowing me to go through this difficult time. I had always tried to serve the Lord with all my heart and honor Him in all I did, why was He punishing me? 
I decided to talk to my OBGYN and after listening to me sob for about five minutes he prescribed an anti-depressant for me. I was reluctant to take it at first but I was desperate to calm the storm. I began taking the anti-depressant and after about 2 weeks I wasn’t depressed anymore but I wasn’t happy or excited or at all joyful. I was blank. I was unable to feel any of the emotions that God had wired me as a woman to feel.
After about 6 weeks on the drugs I decided that I didn’t want to be medicated anymore, I wanted to be well. I decided to stop taking the drugs. My doctor told me that they were non-addictive, for me that was not true. I suffered with headaches, my hands shook, I was unable to sleep, and those were just a few of the withdrawal symptoms I experienced, not to mention that the depression was worse than ever and it wasn’t long and the storm inside me was raging.
My prayers for deliverance went unanswered.  Here I had everything I had ever wanted in life, a wonderful husband, happy healthy children and a wonderful home but still I was miserable. What was wrong with me?
I knew I was in trouble but I didn’t want to say anything to my doctor because I knew the only answer he had for me was anti-depressants. I didn’t want to get out of bed but that just was not an option, I had to many people that needed me. The depression that began as a gray cloud when I was a child and turned into a storm as an adult was now raging out of control and all I wanted to do was die. I especially suffered during and around my menstral cycle.
Then on December 20, 2004, I saw a television commercial for the Hotze Health & Wellness Center. The kind man on the commercial said, “Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?” Yes, I was, and so I called. Little did I know that my visit to your office would be the answer to the prayer that I began whispering when I was a little girl and screaming out in desperation as an adult was about to be answered.
On December 27, 2004, 2 days after Christmas and 1 day before my 34th birthday, I walked into your clinic in Katy, Texas. I saw Dr. Elsworth that day and he listened to me and he assured me that I was not crazy, that I was hormonally imbalanced and he could help me – PRAISE GOD! My problems weren’t mental at all, but physical. I began taking the Bio-identical Hormones as well as Armor Thyroid. I also take vitamins on a daily basis.
Dr. Hotze, your program showed me that there was a way for me to control the storm without the use of anti-depressants or other drugs. There have been no side effects, only benefits. This program saved my life!
 I know now that the Lord allowed me to experience the valley of depression as a result of being hormonally imbalanced so that I can stand in front of groups of ladies that are experiencing the same symptoms that I was and tell them there is hope, God is faithful and He is the Almighty Healer and I know a Doctor that can help them too!!
I can honestly say that I have not had one day of PMS or depression since I started your program over a year ago!!
I am happier and healthier than I have ever been. I want to shout it from the mountaintop!!!   I am enjoying my husband, my children and my life like never before.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring enough to seek God’s guidance in women’s health issues and most of all thank you for showing me how to replace that yucky gray cloud with SUNSHINE!!

Can you relate to LaDona's story? Contact us today and let us help you get your life back!


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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 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.
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Caral Reeves
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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.
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Shavon Sisson
Always a great experience dealing with everyone at Hotze Heath and Wellness! Everyone is kind and helpful.
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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!