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Do you suffer from sluggishness and depression or perhaps restlessness and anxiety? From fatigue, mood swings, weight gain, or decreased libido? How about constipation or lack of mental clarity or mental fog? If you answered yes, then your body needs balance.
The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself when it is healthy and in equilibrium—if it is overloaded with toxins or has hormone imbalances, or if it is lacking vitamins or minerals necessary for life processes, we suffer. The good news is you don’t have to live with it!
We can set up a customized program for you to bring harmony back into your system and allow you to feel increased energy and vitality. You can sleep better, lose weight easier, and get back to living the way you deserve.
Once you have undergone a comprehensive assessment, any of the following therapies may be used to bring harmony back to your body, and help you prevent illness thorough sustained wellness and the promotion of balance.
Nutritional Support and Phytotherapy
What we eat and the dietary supplements and herbals we take in can affect us in any number of ways. Diabetes, digestive problems, weight gain or weight loss, nervousness, anemia, constipation, unusual cravings (such as excessive salt or sugar), plus a number of other signs and symptoms can indicate a need for nutritional therapy in the form of whole food supplements and herbals, or even nutritional IV therapy.
Oral Nutritional and Dietary Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals and Herbals
As a nation, we eat poor-quality foods that have been stripped of nutrients. We do not consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of us get our whole grains from instant or refined white rice, refined wheat breads, pastas, and cereal. We eat a tremendous amount of prepackaged, pre-made meals. One-quarter of Americans eat at fast food restaurants each day. Americans are overfed and undernourished. We eat plenty but we are still starving!
The foods we eat are not providing our bodies with the nutrition it needs to survive and be healthy. We are starving our bodies and we are sick. We suffer from diabetes, heart attacks, obesity, and the list goes on and on.
There is Good News!
Given proper nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. If properly fed and given the right nutrients, the human body is designed to repair itself. To do so, we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise, and, when necessary, take high-quality supplements made from whole foods.
Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet, all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form. Whole food supplements are made by concentrating foods and herbs for use as dietary supplements. When prepared correctly, they supply a multitude of the foods and herbs beneficial phytochemical components. Whole foods provide nutrients that work synergistically. They work together to provide you with optimal nutrition for good health.
We can work with you to tailor a nutritional supplement program that fits your specific needs (based on your hair analysis, food sensitivity analysis and/or constitutional assessment among other things).
IV Nutritional Supplements
Intravenous (IV) Nutritional supplementation is the therapeutic use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants administered directly into the bloodstream. The advantage is that an IV can bypass the gastrointestinal system where many nutrients may get lost. In addition, higher amounts of certain nutrients can be administered in a safe, healthy manner.
You are invited to relax in a recliner, eliminating all pressure from your lower back, with blankets available for your comfort. The nutrients used are those that are required by the body to function on a day-to-day basis. Due to illness, stress or certain medications, some of those essential minerals and vitamins are depleted, and IV nutrition can help to replenish the necessary stores of those nutrients.
Patients opt to have an IV for prevention of illness, before traveling for vacation, during times of stress or to replenish lost electrolytes from chronic illness. We can help you decide if this therapy is right for you.
Vitamin D Hormone Repletion/Balancing and Hormone Balancing Therapy
It is essential to note that Vitamin D is produced by our bodies, thus making it also a hormone, rather than simply a vitamin taken into our bodies through food or supplementation.
Vitamin D is naturally present in very few foods. It is added to others in fortification processes, available as a dietary supplement, and is also produced endogenously as ultraviolet sunlight strikes our skin. The most physiologically active form is perhaps that which is derived from photosynthesis in our skin. There is a growing consensus that there are widespread and overlooked deficiencies among the general population. And, as we accelerate our scientific understanding of Vitamin D it becomes clear that its role in our maintenance of health is complex.
We now know that in addition to well-known bone strength and health benefits such as prevention of osteoporosis along with adequate calcium attributed to adequate Vitamin D. It has also been linked to possible prevention of various cancers (Davis, S71), diabetes type I (Hyppönen, 1500), and type II (Pittas, 650), hypertension (Krause, 352), chronic pain (Hicks, 785), and multiple sclerosis (Munger, 2833). Vitamin D also modulates neuromuscular and immune function, reduction of inflammation, and the very cell cycle (Van den Berg, S76).
Research indicates that autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type 1 diabetes (Cutolo, para. 1), Irritable Bowel Disease and Vitiligo could benefit from therapy with Vitamin D.
It is well documented that aside from Vitamin D alone, hormone imbalances of any kind can result in changes in libido, mood, skin and hair, fatigue, hot flashes, as well as other symptoms that can impact the quality of your life.
You'll be happy to know that you can balance your hormones safely. We will accurately test and monitor your hormone levels and then balance them with the exact hormones you need. Bio-Identical Hormones have been used worldwide by thousands of responsible, licensed doctors for the last 45 years. We offer repletion through several venues in order to assure your body receives the appropriate corrective action.
Of course, diet, stress management, and exercise are important to making you feel vital and well again. You can live well, and we will help!
21 Day Detoxification and Purification Program
Tired again? Do you suffer from joint pain, insomnia, allergies, constipation, breakouts, mood changes, or have any other bothersome symptom that is making you feel “off”? You may need to detox.
Detoxification and purification, or “detox”, is the natural and healthy process of removing toxins from the body. Your system does it on it’s own through the liver, kidneys, perspiration, etc. However, in today’s world, our bodies often take more toxins in than we can cleanse on our own. These toxins come from any number of sources such as chemicals found in cleaning products and cosmetics, food additives, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, caffeine, alcohol, or tobacco (Chopra, 156).
Even drinking water can contain contaminants that build up and hinder proper body processes. Your body needs purification.
Our scientifically formulated 21 Day Detoxification and Purification Program utilizes whole food supplements; whole, organic and unprocessed foods; and clean water to cleanse the body so that you can have more energy, maintain a healthy weight, and improve your digestion. Purifying offers you a way to enjoy the best your body has to offer. Our 21 Day Detoxification and Purification has been scientifically demonstrated to improve cholesterol and lipid levels as well as weight (Powell, 94).
This Detox program has been designed to fit your schedule and make it easy for you to succeed. Going on the program is a commitment, but the results will make the effort worthwhile.
Visit VitalHealth Partners and learn about the Detox program which can:
- Increase energy
- Improve your health
- Assist in weight loss
- Improve digestion
- And much, much more…
We can tailor the detox program specific to your purity needs. Improvement is only 21 days away…what are you waiting for?
If you suffer from memory, vision, or sensory problems, arthritis, fatigue, or any other signs of heavy metal toxicity (Watts, 3-4), chelation therapy, to reduce your heavy metal burden, may be right for you. Improvement in a number of conditions has been seen using chelation therapy to rid the body of a toxic burden (Chopra, 126).
There are some metals which occur naturally in the human body, but excessive amounts of even those which are beneficial materials can be dangerous. The main heavy metals responsible for human toxicity are mercury (harmful even in small amounts), arsenic, lead, and cadmium.
Heavy metals are notorious for endocrine (or hormonal) disruption. Cadmium is illustrative of this as it has been shown to mimic estrogens in breast cancer cell lines and it has been shown to contribute, in particular, to estrogen/progesterone imbalance (Johnson, 1081; Colburn, 378; Safe 487; Martin, 2425; Goyer, 582). Cadmium has also been linked to prostate and testicular cancer.
Chelation Therapy (or Heavy Metal Detox) is the administration of agents (either orally or intravenously) that remove heavy metals from the body. This is done by giving the patient a chelating agent that binds to the metals and promotes excretion of these metals through the urine. EDTA is one that we use during our Chelation Therapy however we also use a number of plant based oral chelating agents.
EDTA has been demonstrated to bind and promote the excretion of several metals, including cadmium and lead (Cranton, 143). Almost none of the compound is metabolized with over 95% of both the EDTA and the bound metals excreted within 24 hours of the dosage given. This can relieve symptoms of chronic heavy metal toxicity over a period of time. Vitamin and mineral supplements are given concurrently to counteract the removal of any essential minerals from the body.
Through an initial assessment Provocative Assessment Test for Heavy Metals, we are able to determine the levels and types of heavy metals to which one may have been exposed. After testing, nutrient recommendations and a schedule for chelation therapy will be made.
Chelation Therapy for heavy metals may be performed orally and/or intravenously with agents designed to target the metal or metals that are shown to be elevated by the provocative assessment. It is performed by trained holistic physicians only in amounts approved for human safety and our group has over 20 years experience with chelation therapies.
Bio Oxidative Medicine
The process of oxidation “refers to a chemical reaction whereby electrons are transferred from one molecule to another…a healthy state of oxidative balance is necessary for optimal function of the body, but when the body is exposed to repeated environmental stressors, its oxidative function is weakened” (Chopra, 415).
In Bio Oxidative therapy we work with your physiology in restoring a more healthy state of oxidative balance which then can be beneficial in dealing with chronic infection, mobility or immune dysfunction, tissue healing and fatigue, among other conditions. We can help you decide if this therapy can help your system’s equilibrium.
This is actually both an assessment and a therapy in that we can look for weakness in muscles associated with organs or glands in order to find dysfunction, then stimulate or relax those muscles to resolve the problem.
Applied kinesiology may help correct impaired posture, gait, or joints, restore normal nerve function, re-establish internal organ function, and other healing benefits (Chopra, 48).
With kinesiology, one of the doctors manipulates muscles in the body to detect weakness which may indicate problems in the body. We then use a variety of techniques, such as deep massage, acupressure, acupuncture, or realignment via structural manipulation, to correct any noted imbalances.
Prolozone Therapy is a non-surgical ligament and joint therapy that may offer relief for many kinds of chronic pain. Using oxygen, the therapy can induce proliferation, regeneration and rebuilding of ligament and cartilage tissue in areas where they have become weak due to injury, excessive use or surgery. In Prolozone Therapy, oxygen is injected resulting in cellular repair that strengthens and stabilizes the area decreasing the cause of pain. With Prolozone Therapy, there is a very good chance of relief of symptoms, even in cases of chronic pain that has been present for years.
Can Benefit Many Painful Conditions
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Neck Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Spinal Osteo-arthritis
- Carpel Tunnel
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports Injuries
- Degenerative Disc
- Hip Osteo-arthritis
- Musculo-skeletal Pain
- Post-surgical Pain
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