Due to age, chemicals, medication, etc, it is quite common to experience a normal imbalance. Often blood tests are not completely accurate when patients are experiencing symptoms.
Hotze Health & Wellness Center takes a different, alternative approach to treating hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue.
Hotze Health & Wellness Center treats patients differently than mainstream medical professionals, using safe and natural bioidentical hormones and dessicated thyroid supplementation to restore hormones to optimal levels, strengthen the immune system, and increase energy levels.
I know countless women and men that suffer from thyroid issues. Once I suspected that I might be having issues myself, as my hairdresser noticed my hair was thinning and she felt it could be related to my thyroid. I am always tired and suffer from cold extremities, so it seemed likely. The blood test came back negative, and I was very relieved. But was the blood test correct? Hotze Health and Wellness Center explains:
The “normal laboratory range” of thyroid hormone is an arbitrary value, defined statistically as plus or minus two standard deviations from the mean. This so-called “normal range” is as wide as the Grand Canyon and as tall as the Empire State Building. In practice, it means that approximately 90-95 percent of the population will always fall within the normal range. However, it’s assured that 90-95 percent of the population does not feel healthy, well, or full of energy.
Leaving aside the problems of conflicting lab test results and variable definitions of what is “normal”, there is another reason why lab tests should not be the sole factor in determining whether an individual has hypothyroidism: thyroid hormone levels decline with age, with predictable effects on energy and well-being. It is the relative decline in your thyroid hormone level that matters, not your level compared to some arbitrarily defined standard.
Curious, I decided to take the “Test Your Health” assessment online that Hotze Health and Wellness Center provides. The results get emailed to you. Here is what mine said:
Your current struggles with fatigue, even after a full night’s sleep, depressed moods, cold sensitivity, thinning hair or eyebrows/eyelashes, and light sensitivity could be related to an undiagnosed thyroid and/or adrenal condition.
Low thyroid and adrenal fatigue play a key role in your energy level, brain function and ability to handle stress. Without adequate levels of thyroid and cortisol, the stress hormone, you will experience metabolic problems that result in a slowdown of your body s functions, including lower energy, slower thinking and challenges losing weight, to name a few.
Your experience with antibiotics 3 or more times in your life, and cravings for sugar and bread products could indicate yeast overgrowth .
Your experience with and infections under the toenails/nails or athlete’s foot tend to be correlated with allergy conditions.
Often overlooked or dismissed, yeast overgrowth and allergies can have a detrimental impact on your health. When yeast and allergies invade your system, they lead to an overall weakened immune system and make you vulnerable to disease. In order for your body to function optimally, it is critical to eliminate these unnecessary stresses on your body.
What interests me about Hotze Health and Wellness Center is their treatment programs.
At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, our approach is to correct these imbalances by replenishing the bioidentical hormones for women such as progesterone in pre-menopausal women and with both bioidentical progesterone and estrogen in post-menopausal women. These bioidentical hormones for women are molecularly identical to your body’s naturally occurring hormones. Just as we are each made with unique fingerprints, we are also each designed with estrogen and progesterone levels that are optimal for us as individuals. We work with you to find your body’s natural sweet spot by beginning with the lowest dose and slowly increasing until symptoms are resolved and your body is back in balance.
I encourage you to take their health test and see how you fare.