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WEIGHT LOSS AND HORMONES
I attended a consult with our "uber" pharmacist, Billy Wease. The lady who hired Billy had severe energy issues and struggled to lose weight. You do not have to dig deep to find experts chiming in on weight loss and hormones (see graphic below).
I used to believe that weight gain was driven just by the usual suspects:
High-carb diets, HFCS intake, and lack of exercise.
Many years ago, my thinking shifted to the gut.
"You are what you absorb, not what you eat."
In essence, gut dysbiosis leads to the malabsorption of essential nutrients. When your gut is off, you are essentially eating a high-carb diet.
However, I have seen many people who have focused on their health by moving more, eating clean, and working on their gut, yet they are stuck at an "unsatisfactory" weight.
ENERGY AND HORMONES:
The #1 complaint registered on our risk assessment survey is lack of energy/fatigue. Hormones play an important role in keeping your energy topped off. Many of you may know that I am very physically active with cycling and other daily forms of activity. Although my baseline energy is good, I often struggle with recovery.
Based on the consult with Billy and our lady, I checked my hormone levels. Lo and behold, they were severely out of balance, particularly on the low side. I have since rectified my hormone balance and am pleased to report that both my top-end and baseline energy have substantially improved.
I am eating clean and believe my gut is in good shape. I take my pro- and pre-biotics regularly, consume fermented foods, etc. I eat a high-fat diet. I mention this because your hormones are made in your gut from the cholesterol molecule (not that bogus "total cholesterol" value.
Our modern world most likely explains low hormone levels. I am a chemist, so I am quite familiar with the breath of chemicals we are exposed to daily. Here is a link to a pamphlet (click on the image)
Men like myself are not spared the consequences of these chemicals.
Quite a diverse group of authors! This is clearly a global problem.
We are offering a discounted hormone test and consultation during September.
If you need a prescription, there is an additional $50 charge for his nurse practitioner to write the prescription using a compounding pharmacy.
FOR WOMEN AND MEN
Hormone levels have changed due to our chemical-based environment and change as we age. Hormones play a critical regulatory role in every single cell of our bodies. They control all aspects of our health, including memory, moods, libido, fertility, and sleep.
Hormones control the immune system, how we respond to stress, and even help to maintain muscle and bone mass. Imbalances can lead to illness.
Your panel includes the following tests plus a 30-minute Zoom call consultation with Billy Wease, RPh:
Restoring the body’s supply of natural progesterone confers multiple health benefits, including balancing blood sugar levels, promoting normal sleep, reducing anxiety, and stimulating new bone growth.
Estradiol is the most abundant form of the hormone estrogen produced by women and men (in lower quantities). Aging can impact this hormone, which affects bone health, heart health, nerves, and metabolism.
Knowing your levels of DHEA-S can help you and your doctor determine a supplementation regimen and/or hormone replacement therapy treatment and also help assess other health factors such as risk for cardiovascular disease and more.
This test evaluates for ovarian estrogen-producing tumors in the premenarcheal and postmenopausal females and evaluates estrogen excess in males. Estrogen analysis may help establish the time of ovulation and optimal time for conception.
TESTOSTERONE (FREE AND TOTAL)
Most of the body’s circulating testosterone is bound by sex-hormone-binding globulin or albumin, leaving only a fraction free. Our test measures total testosterone and free (unbound) levels of this critical hormone.
You may want to test your hormones if you have one or a combination of the following symptoms:
Chronic and frequent fatigue
Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
Increased sensitivity to heat or cold
Decreased or increased heart rate
Depression, anxiety, or increased nervousness
Other unexplained symptoms Here’s how it works…
Click on the link to order the Hormone Panel to the cart and complete your purchase.
We upload your blood test requisition to a HIPPA-compliant patient portal.
Download, print, and take your requisition to any LabCorp location and have your blood drawn.
We contact you when the results are in and give you instructions on how to book your consultation with Billy Wease, RPh.
Your consultation will reveal the true state of your hormone health. Billy Wease will explain how to optimize your hormone function during the consult!
NOTE: Pre-menopausal women: For a 28-day cycle, blood should be drawn on day 21 (day 1 is the day that bleeding begins). For longer or shorter cycles, count 8 days back from the day your next menstruation would start. Post-menopausal women: Blood can be drawn any day of the month.
Program 2. Testing and consultation (30 minutes) with Medical Doctor Michael Carter: $649.00
This program is identical to Program 1. However, Dr. Carter can prescribe any recommended medications, so there is no $50 fee for the prescription.
If you prefer to work with Dr. Carter, order the "Program 1," and Jodi will invoice you the difference.
PLEASE NOTE: By purchasing this test and health education session you understand that the information provided is NOT medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition; it is for educational purposes only. Should you choose to implement this information, please do so only with the assistance of a licensed medical professional.
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