Our team at Revitalize, specializes in Women’s Health, hormonal imbalances, stress reduction, thyroid health, infertility, nutritional evaluation, natural hormonal therapies and more. We are passionate and committed to educating the medical community on the latest developments in evidence-based hormonal therapy.
Conditions We Treat
With Functional Medicine we get to the root cause of a symptom. We also aim for optimal health, we don’t just wait for you to get a disease. :
Perimenopause and Menopause Hormone Imbalances
Hormonal changes are common starting at age 40 and sometimes earlier. You could have changes in your menstrual cycle, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, fatigue or sleep disruptions. We use traditional blood tests along with saliva and urine testing when indicated to determine your hormone balance and determine a treatment. Treatment may include prescribed hormones, but may also include natural therapies such as supplements to help ease the transition.Are you too young for menopause but having symptoms? – WATCH VIDEO
Generalized Fatigue or Malaise
There could be many reasons for fatigue. It could be a hormonal imbalance, problems with your adrenal gland, food allergies, or your thyroid. We use testing to determine the root cause and aim treatment at correcting the imbalance.Are you tired all the time? – WATCH VIDEO
Stress Related Disorders
Chronic or intermittent stress can affect your wellbeing. Your adrenal gland makes the hormones DHEA and cortisol, and the levels can change as a result of ongoing stress. We use saliva testing to determine your cortisol levels. Treatment often includes nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes.How do you know if you have high cortisol? – WATCH VIDEO
Migraines could be caused by an imbalance between your female hormones, a food sensitivity or sometimes nutrient deficiencies. Specialized testing (blood or saliva) usually reveals the cause and treatment could include supplements or hormone therapy.Do you suffer from migraines? – WATCH VIDEO
Gut Dysfunction, Including SIBO and Irritable Bowel
Gastrointestinal disorders are becoming more common due to the overuse of NSAIDS and proton pump inhibitors (Acid blockers). We use a specialized stool test that can detect whether you have enough stomach acid, if you are digesting your food, and what kind of bacteria you have in your gut. Often we find too much or too little bacteria that can cause symptoms.We also test for SIBO with a breath test and are able to prescribe the proper treatment plan.
Have you heard of SIBO? What are the symptoms? – WATCH VIDEO
Food sensitivities are becoming more common. Unlike an allergy, which causes an immediate reaction such as a rash or hives, food intolerances or sensitivities can cause symptoms much slower, making it difficult to pin point the causes. It could be GI distress with diarrhea, or fatigue, weight gain or migraines. We use sensitive blood testing to determine the trigger foods, and then put you on a plan for gut healing.Do you have food intolerances? – WATCH VIDEO
Thyroid disorders are becoming more common. Autoimmune thyroiditis is also on the rise. You may have symptoms of thyroid problems that are hard to detect. Most medical professionals only check TSH, which often fails to fully evaluate the thyroid. We run a full thyroid panel as well as investigate other imbalances that can make your thyroid sluggish.Do you feel your thyroid is off but labs come back normal? – WATCH VIDEO
Do you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? – WATCH VIDEO
Are you on the right prescription for your thyroid? – WATCH VIDEO
Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Anxiety can be caused by an imbalance between many hormones. Estrogen out of balance with progesterone can cause anxiety. Also, elevated levels of cortisol can also contribute to anxiety. Many people have genetic alterations that affect the way their body gets rid of neurotransmitters, thus leaving them with too many excitatory chemicals and not enough calming. Testing these levels can help target treatment at the cause.Are you suffering from anxiety? – WATCH VIDEO
Do you feel anxious during the day? – WATCH VIDEO
There is no quick fix for low libido in women! We test hormones and neurotransmitters to get to the cause. We also have a nurse who specializes in sexual intimacy counseling.Is there any hope for low libido? – WATCH VIDEO
Sleep issues often arise from problems with cortisol, but they can also be from imbalances with estrogen and progesterone. Some supplements can be helpful as you are trying to get rebalancedYou can help your adrenal gland by prioritizing your sleep – WATCH VIDEO
Yes, there is really a male menopause! Men can have low levels of testosterone that cause fatigue, weight gain, mood issues as well as erectile dysfunction. We check hormone levels and try to get them back to optimal levels.So there really is a manopause! – WATCH VIDEO
We offer genetic testing for a variety of conditions. Genetic alterations, or SNPs, can cause your enzymes to work faster or slower than normal. This could cause you to not get rid of hormones or toxins correctly. Genetic alterations could also put you at risk for certain diseases. With a genetic evaluation, we feel it doesn’t tell you how you are going to die, but rather how to live!What is epigenetics? – WATCH VIDEO
What is MTHFR? – WATCH VIDEO
Functional Medicine Practices
Functional medicine asks why and how an illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root cause of the hormonal imbalance for each individual. Functional medicine practitioners spend time listening to their patients in order to learn their histories and their genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that could have in influence on their health. View the Institute for Functional Medicine website or this helpful diagram to learn more.
Integrative Medicine Practices
This is a healing process that takes account of the whole person, including body, mind and spirit. This approach combines the use of conventional and alternative therapies depending on the needs of the patient. Integrative practices also use natural hormone replacement interventions and remedies whenever possible. At Revitalize, we offer you options to incorporate the products you need to ensure your treatment is a success. Learn more.
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: 8 week course offered 3-4 times per year
- Group Weight Loss: 5 or 6 week course offered 2-3 times per year
- Coming soon: GI Foundations: Heal Your Gut Heal Your Body
- Coming soon: Restoring the Balance: Stress Hormones and Health