Hormonal imbalance contribute to symptoms of perimenopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, and is behind issues from, fatigue, weight gain, sleep disturbances, thyroid conditions, migraine headaches, infertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Combining nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes, supplementation and as indicated, personalized dosages of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the best approach to restoring and improving a woman’s quality of life..
As women we have very specific healthcare needs throughout our life span, and at NOR CAL Natural Medicine we practice under a simple yet revolutionary philosophy — that wellness is the body’s natural state, and if we identify and eliminate the obstacles to health and give your body the support it needs you’ll look great, feel great and prolong a healthy life. We provide Personalized Medicine to address each of your primary healthcare concerns at all stages of life.
Consider Your Women’s Health evaluation for….
- Hormone Imbalances
- Digestive Issues
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Bone Health
- Thyroid Functions
- Autoimmune Conditions
- Chronic Stress
- Heart Disease/Stroke
- Weight Loss
- Sleep Disorders
- Arthritis/Joint Health
- Memory/Brain Health
Symptoms of a sluggish thyroid often manifest slowly and may include loss of energy, changes in weight, mood decline, muscle and joint aches, constipation, intolerance to cold and issues with hair, skin and fingernails. A routine screening lab test, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), does not show the entire picture. A comprehensive thyroid panel – THS, Free T3, FreeT4, Reverse T3 and a thyroid antibody panel – along with your clinical presentation are most important in order to make an accurate diagnosis. We provide personalized medicine and treat you as a whole person not simply your lab test result.
Cardiovascular disease is the # 1 disease killer of women (men too) in our country today. Managing cholesterol and blood pressure are simply not enough. Our blood vessel health (endothelial function), inflammation levels, digestive health, hormone balance, weight and mental emotional health all contribute to heart health. Evaluating for and addressing the underlying triggers of inflammation, stress and infection in your body are key. Treating the whole person is the only way to prevent, treat and reverse this disease. Be proactive and protect your heart health.
The foundation for health is digestive function. Symptoms of frequent indigestion, abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, reflux, or belching, even fatigue and weight gain are all indications of inadequate digestive health, often times due to food sensitivities and imbalanced intestinal flora. Untreated, these symptoms result in nutrient deficiencies, bowel toxicities, systemic inflammation and immune dysfunction which ultimately contribute to the onset of many chronic diseases seen today.
Fatigue (Adrenal Imbalance)
Fatigue caused by anemias, thyroid disorders, infections and side effects of medication are well known. Adrenal fatigue, caused by the effects of long term chronic stress, weakens adrenal gland function over time resulting in low cortisol and DHEA production. Symptoms include fatigue (worse in morning), insomnia, irritability, weight gain and inability to handle day to day stress often result. Testing for adrenal function is available and effective treatments can result in you getting back to the quality of life your seeking.
Even though there is no magic pill for lasting weight loss, there is a real solution. Identifying the underlying cause for ones weight gain is the key. Our combination approach is naturally effective because it blends hormone balancing along with nutritional and targeted supplementation with simple diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. We personalize your program and make it perfect for you.
Diabetes is an epidemic in our country. What is even more concerning is the less talked about accelerating rate of “Pre-diabetes” or “Insulin resistance.” Blood sugar levels alone do not provide adequate information. Evaluation of insulin levels along with blood sugar levels provides a more accurate evaluation. We evaluate both, develop personalized treatment plans and prevent the onset of diabetes.
Our mental emotional well being is an integral component to overall health. Anxiety or depression can significantly interfere with our quality of life. Causes may be diverse and varied, yet we seek to find the cause and use alternative therapies to bring the nervous system and you back into balance. We strive to assist you in living your life to its fullest.
During sleep is the only time our body is able to repair and regenerate itself, thus sleep is essential for overall health and aging well. Keep in mind sleep quality is more important than sleep quantity. We seek to find the underlying cause of your sleep challenges and work with you to correct imbalances, replace nutrients, eliminate toxins, balance hormones and help you restore natural sleep patterns.
When it comes to healthy bones, calcium and Vitamin D supplementation simply are not enough. Increasing dairy consumption is not the answer and may even worsen the condition. Bones are living tissue requiring a full spectrum of supportive nutrients, adequate digestion, a balanced pH in the body and physical weight bearing exercise to remain healthy. We work with you to design a specific restorative plan.
Autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Lupus, or Crohns disease result from an imbalance in the immune system. The cause of this self attack of healthy tissue is unknown, yet there is a high suspicion for environmental toxicity as being a trigger. Conventional medical therapies suppress the symptoms. We eliminate toxicities and re-establish a balance in the overactive immune system.
Joint mobility is essential for maintaining an active and productive lifestyle. Suppression of symptoms of joint pain may not be the best treatment approach as deterioration of the tissue may continue even though pain is diminished. We seek to eliminate the underlying causes of inflammation and restore joint tissue with nutritional supplementation and if indicated with injection therapy techniques (Prolotherapy).
Due to over exposure of environmental toxins (food, water, air, and stress) our immune system is often challenged beyond its limits resulting in the development of sensitivities and allergies to include adult onset asthma, skin rashes and eczema. Steroid inhalers and creams are not the best long term treatment approach. Detoxification of the body is the best approach for long term health.
Chronic stress sets a cascade of events in motion directly damaging the cardiovascular system, weakening the immune system, dysregulating the nervous system, and depleting the endocrine systems. Chronic stress is a silent killer. No medication, supplement or diet can prevent it. Identifying and managing stress is the key. Exercise, visualization, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, and acupuncture have all shown to aid in stress management.
Memory and Brain Health
As we begin the aging process one of our greatest fears is a decline in our brain and memory function. Items such as stress levels, hormone balance, blood sugar regulation, blood vessel health, nutrient levels, toxicity levels, inflammatory levels and oxidative stress all play a role in brain health. We evaluate all items and help you develop an overall treatment plan to maintain, protect and restore brain and memory function.