This day, I am a renewed person. I say this because I am now the happy, healthy, and active person I was once, before my problems with autoimmune thyroiditis, yeast infections, and deficient progesterone levels began, not to mention the inability of numerous doctors to fix the problems.
I had always had trouble with hormones, even in my early 20's, but finding a doctor to correct that problem was impossible, because they all wanted to put me on birth control pills. I had always had an adverse reaction to any birth control pills that I took. As long as I had no stress in my life, enough sleep, and I was not ill, my hormone levels were fine, but the minute I encountered stress or an illness, became more active, or did not get much sleep a few nights in a row, it would throw my hormone levels off. My husband and I had been trying (and I mean we tried hard!) to have another child for over ten years with no success.
Before all of my symptoms began, I woke up at 4:15 a.m. almost every day to go work out, but then I began feeling like I was being drugged or that I was drunk all of the time. I began having digestive problems and severe acid reflux. I found it very hard to stay awake during my hour trip to work during the week, even after what I thought was a good night’s sleep. I was late for work every day because I could hardly drag myself out of bed. After being an early morning person for many years, it was real hard for me to not be able to get up early in the morning. I would come home from work, eat, and go to bed. My family and my boss began to worry about me because I was just not the same person who woke up early and kept going all day long. Sex was completely out of the question because, let’s face it, I did not have the energy to participate in physical activity at the time. All I wanted to do was sleep. 
I came to my wit’s end when, for no apparent reason, I gained 20 pounds in two months and could barely think or walk in a straight line. Functioning physically was a huge chore for me during that time. I sought help from eleven doctors in various medical fields. Several of them said I had no thyroid or hormone problems, and several wanted to put me on antidepressants. One even suggested that I seek psychiatric help for my condition (I am ashamed to say that I wanted to slap that one). I then came across an article that Dr. Hotze wrote and realized that the symptoms of the patient that he referenced in that article were the exact symptoms I was having.
I saw Dr. Hotze in the latter part of May 2000. He put me on hormone replacement therapy, thyroid medication, and various other medications, vitamins, minerals and supplements. I was instructed to go on a diet free from yeast, sugar, etc. (all the fun stuff). I thought he was out of his mind, but I did everything that I was instructed to do. At the time, I did not understand how his program could work. I waited until the beginning of June 2000 to begin the eating plan, so I had time to purchase the things needed for the diet and, admittedly, to psyche myself up for it.
Four months later, I had lost a little over 20 pounds but, more importantly, I had the energy, vitality and libido that I had before all of my problems began. That is not all, as there was icing on the cake: I got pregnant after struggling with infertility for over ten years! When I was about six months pregnant, I was still asking my doctor if he was sure I was pregnant because I still could not believe it. My youngest son will be 5 in July and has brought so much joy to my life. I could not imagine my life without him, and I have Dr. Hotze to thank for that.

In closing, Dr. Hotze was there for me when ELEVEN other doctors could not help me. Dr. Hotze proved each and every one of them wrong. I would love to line them all up and show them what Dr. Hotze did for me. Dr. Hotze gave my life back to me and gave me the ability to have another child, for which I can never repay him. I can positively look at my future now as I live each day assured that, no matter what, Dr. Hotze, his staff, and their concern for their patients’ well-being will always be there for me.

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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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Elizabeth C.

"At 36, I felt like I was 90 – exhausted, depressed, and cold all the time, and now I have a life of energy, focus, restored libido, and a renewed desire to be present with my family!”

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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!