HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES
Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.Inceptos Ridiculus Purus.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are two main reasons that women may consider hormone replacement therapy. The first is for symptom relief and the second is a much broader reason to include protection of cognition, bone health, heart health and its beneficial effect on insulin.
Progesterone is a wonderful hormone. Most of the symptoms starting in perimenopause are due to the imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone begins to decline in the mid to late 30s, estrogen may do so as well, but the decline in progesterone is much more rapid than estrogen. It is because of this imbalance that women start to develop Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance which include but are not limited to: decreased sexual interest, depression with anxiety or agitation, water retention, headaches, poor sleep, panic attacks, swollen breasts, heavy or irregular menstrual periods, increased risk of breast cancer as well as autoimmune Disease.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism may develop because of increased binding of thyroid hormone and therefore less available free thyroid hormone. Finally fibrocystic breasts, irritability, mood swings, uterine fibroids and bloating are other symptoms of estrogen dominance. We also need to remember that in our current environment, we are all exposed to excess estrogen-like substances called xenoestrogens. Sources of Xenoestrogens include pesticides, plastics, cosmetics, synthetic hormones given to animals.
“As a traditionally trained medicine practitioner, I never appreciated that a significant imbalance in hormones in women certainly begins in their 40s. Then I did a Hormone Fellowship. I was previously a speaker for a pharmaceutical company for antidepressants; I certainly prescribed a lot of them in my career before I branched out into Functional Medicine. However, understanding this one simple principal significantly decreased my need to use antidepressants during this phase of a woman’s life. Simply replacing the naturally declining progesterone helps with many of the symptoms.
Natural progesterone has also been shown to be protective against breast cancer. And there is a difference between using natural progesterone and synthetic progestins. This has been studied and published in journals such as Menopause, Obstetrics Gynecology Journal, Journal Women’s Health Gender Based Medicine. And so, I feel, as do many others, that progesterone is a much under-appreciated hormone and is a wonderful addition to help women through this sometimes arduous period of their lives.”
Nutrition Coaching & Weight Loss
After years of treating the collateral damage of obesity as a triage nurse, Tammy Eisenhart, RN decided she wanted to treat the root causes of heart disease, diabetes, and dilapidated joints. If you have tried all the fad diets and are overwhelmed at the prospect of tackling weight loss, call Georgia Center Med Spa and let Tammy, our Nutrition Coach, customize a doable, approachable weight loss solution that works for you.
“Unlike any other diet I’d ever been on, I felt the results of it and I’d lost 10 pounds the first week.” -Mike Fullerton, Patient
ABOUT THE VITAMIN SHOTS:
Studies reveal that over 90 percent of people are deficient in at least one or more nutrients. The most common nutritional deficiencies are vitamins D and B12, iron, calcium, vitamins C,E, and A, fiber, and potassium.
“When nutrients are injected directly into the bloodstream they bypass the digestive system and are pushed directly into cells where they can be more effectively utilized by the body,” Tammy explains. “Weekly vitamin shots are an effective way to increase your energy, strengthen your immune system, and promote weight loss.”
Full Nutrition Injection:
We offer B12, as well as MIC injections. The latter is a blend of the amino acids Methionine, Inositol, and Choline, which together prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and body, support the endocrine and cardiovascular systems, and aide in the metabolism of fats. These injections are given on a weekly basis.
Full Nutrition Shot……………….$28
L-Carnitine encourages the metabolism of fat by helping the transfer of fatty acids to the power houses of the cells, the mitochondria. It increases the body’s ability to release stored fat in the form of triglycerides, which provide more energy to the body. Your diet becomes easier to stick to because you have sufficient energy and you are able to get more fat burning power out of your workouts. These injections are to be given 2-3 days after a Full Nutrition Shot.
Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA. Older adults, vegans, people on certain medications and people with digestive tract conditions that affect absorption of nutrients are more at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency.
Body Composition Testing and Analysis
Body composition testing is the process of measuring the components of your body, in short what you’re made of. Weight alone is not a clear indication of good health because it doesn’t not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are lean body mass. By regularly monitoring your Body Fat, Muscle Mass or Muscular Development, you can understand how your diet, lifestyle and exercise regime are influencing our body composition. Knowing what’s working for you can help you target and reach your wellness, appearance and longevity goals.
Body Composition Analysis……………….$30
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