Explaining the Benefits of Hormonal Testing to Premenopausal Patients

As you consult with middle-aged women about transitioning to the premenopausal years, a time also known as perimenopause, remember hormone testing is a beneficial baseline assessment of their current health status. These results can impact your treatment plan for managing the symptoms of perimenopause and, eventually, menopause.  Here’s who should...Read More

Surprising Places Where Toxic Heavy Metals Live

The phrase “heavy metals toxicity” is gaining attention in the mainstream, health-focused media. Wellness influencers are toting heavy metals detoxes and low-toxicity diets to get ahead of this health concern. Smart patients will come to you to learn more and discover the underlying reason for their illness –  and likely...Read More

Keto And Hormones: Reasons to Test Hormones Before Going Keto

Before recommending any major dietary changes — including a ketogenic diet — it’s best for patients to get a baseline assessment of their current health. This may include a comprehensive metabolic panel as well as updated weight and blood pressure readings. Of course, you’ll also order panels related to any...Read More

How to Increase Elasticity in Your Skin Naturally

Men and women alike ask how to minimize wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, and other signs of premature aging. These skin aging conditions can be exacerbated by a loss of elasticity in the skin. Thankfully, we can educate concerned patients on how to increase elasticity in the skin naturally through...Read More

Intermittent Fasting for Hormone Balance: Pros and Cons

When your patient asks about using weight loss to balance their hormones, the topic of intermittent fasting may come up. But, what is it exactly? Does intermittent fasting affect weight-regulating hormones? And what are the pros and cons of trying intermittent fasting? Here’s how you can educate and guide men...Read More

Best Tests to Identify Weight-Gain Related Hormone Imbalances

When a patient comes to you to inquire about unwanted weight gain, you likely have a detailed conversation about their lifestyle choices, including nutrition, stress management, sleep patterns and exercise routines. But, have you considered their extra pounds may be due to a hormone imbalance? Since it’s not top-of-mind for...Read More

Hormone Imbalances That May Cause Insomnia

I can’t sleep! When a patient comes to you with complaints of insomnia, you’ll likely work through a tried-and-true checklist of possible triggers to pinpoint the cause. How’s their nutrition? Are they exercising? Is the patient obese? How’s their mental health? Are they managing a trauma? Is an external factor...Read More

The Potential Role Between Stress and Autoimmune Disease

Stress and Autoimmune Disease Ongoing pain and malaise bring patients into your clinic regularly. But, what’s behind these chronic health conditions? In many cases, stress causes these symptoms. Thankfully we can test stress hormone levels to get a diagnostic view of the patient’s presenting medical need to help detect risk...Read More