I am sitting here 47 years old today, thinking that I finally feel normal. I finally feel happy. The inner demon, as I had begun to think of that horrible feeling in the pit of my soul, the feeling that kept me from enjoying life, the depression, I can happily say is gone. When I think back on when it started and how long it lasted I am shocked that I survived so long.

 I was 25 or 26 when I got my first ovarian cyst removed. They took the whole ovary at that time. I had started to have migraines and bad PMS symptoms such as pain and severe depression before my periods. After surgery, I started to notice that I did not have the energy I used to have and that the depression was not just during PMS. Also, the migraines were worsening and I started gaining weight.

 When I was about 28, I went to my HMO doctor and talked about the feeling that my hormones were messed up. I told her that I did not feel normal. She gave me something for migraines at the time and told me I should consider anti-depressants. That was the beginning of an HMO runaround, which never resulted in me believing that they validated my thoughts, feelings or symptoms.

 When I was 30, I gave birth to my son. He really is the joy in my life, but being a single mother and having to juggle all the work that entails, along with constant depression and pain, was almost unbearable. I did go on anti-depressants for awhile only to feel like life was not worth living, so I stopped using them. I would feel anger for no reason and negative thoughts. I had brain fog that was getting worse as time went on and forgot things regularly. I would pretend around my son and others that everything was okay. I used to wonder what it was like to feel normal. I no longer laughed easily like when I was young. I would really struggle to get through each day and had severe fatigue.

 They found another ovarian cyst on my only remaining ovary when I was about 44. I had just started reading the book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause” by John R Lee, M.D. I thought that maybe I was having early menopause symptoms. In the book, he said that doctors often prescribe estrogen for ovarian cysts which would then lead to precancerous cells. When I went to the doctor, she prescribed estrogen and told me I needed it. She also wanted me to have a hysterectomy. I started to take estrogen and I felt terrible, worse than ever, so I stopped taking it. That is when I learned about natural progesterone.

 Then, at 45 years of age, my hair started falling out in the handfuls. AHHH! When I first saw an ad for the Hotze Health and Wellness Center I knew it was where I needed to go; I just did not know how I would be able to afford it. I worked two jobs just to make ends meet. Still I had no energy at all and my inner joy really was hard to find. I knew that if I did not do something fast that I could not handle it. I decided to refinance my house so I could start the program. That is how sure I was that going to Hotze was what I needed.

 The first doctor visit was different than any other I had experienced and I cried right there. I cried because the doctor was listening, because he believed me, because he could help. I really felt that they cared. My symptoms pointed to a low or non-functioning thyroid, estrogen dominance, and adrenal fatigue. I began taking natural progesterone and Armour Thyroid along with some badly needed vitamins. I started feeling better right away. Now a year later, my hair has stopped falling out. My mood is very balanced and I am playful, fun, and happy like when I was younger. I do not have pain with my periods and really only know when they are coming because of the schedule. My immune system is up and working again, as I rarely get sick anymore. I do not have migraines at all and I have lost weight. The ovarian cyst has shrunk, and the brain fog is gone. The way people treat you at the Wellness Center is genuine. They have truly given me back my life and everyone around me has noticed the difference. 

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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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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.
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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!