Weight Loss Program

Weight gain is ultimately a symptom of imbalance and this weight loss program is designed to address those imbalances. There are a number of physiological causes for weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Some of these imbalances are related to the endocrine system and involve stress hormones like cortisol, which affects insulin, glucagon and growth hormone. Thyroid dysfunction, loss of estrogen or an imbalance of estrogen to progesterone, and loss of testosterone can all make weight loss incredibly challenging. Neurotransmitter imbalances can cause cravings and emotional eating. Excessive inflammation in the body due to oxidative stresses, food and/or environmental allergies can make losing weight next to impossible for some. Poor sleep, poor digestion, and nutritional deficiencies often contribute to hormonal imbalances. Pain can make movement and exercise difficult. Poor meal composition and even the bacteria we carry in our gut affect our ability to lose and maintain weight loss.

It really is not as simple as calories in must be less than or equal to calories out.

Conventional diets have roughly a 5% success rate. There is an entire industry propelled by promises of weight loss and success. Yo-yo dieting has become the norm and the more we yo-yo diet the harder weight loss becomes. We are a culture who is dieting ourselves up in weight.

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Rosacea

Rosacea Is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. Sometimes it can be mistaken as adult acne, although Rosacea was one of the first skin disorders described in medical texts in the early 19th century, experts are still unaware of its cause. Rosacea affects both women and men,…

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Prolotherapy FAQ

What is prolotherapy? Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that stimulates the body to repair inflamed and painful areas.  More specifically it involves the injection of dextrose, a sugar solution into painful areas to stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms to strengthen and heal injured soft tissues.  In short, prolotherapy is used to strengthen ligaments and tendons. Ligament injury…

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Sleep and Menopause

Sleep difficulties and insomnia are a common problem among women during menopause due to hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes and night sweats which commonly interfere with a restful night’s sleep. According to a recent study, disturbed sleep is present in 40-70% of women in the menopausal transition.  Results of the study concluded that women with insomnia, compared…

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Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by endometrial tissue (the tissue that normally lines the uterus) that is displaced outside of the uterus and is reactive to hormones such as estrogen. The most common places to find endometrial deposits is in the abdominal cavity where it can grow on the inner layer of the abdominal wall, bladder, colon, the ovaries, and/or the fallopian tubes.

Because this tissue is still responsive to hormonal changes in the body each month the tissue will shed, or bleed when the body naturally would at the end of the cycle. When this shedding occurs, blood, which is trapped in the abdomen, causes inflammation and this causes much of the pain associated with endometriosis.

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Healthy Hearts

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  • Did you know 50% of people, who have had a heart attack, have normal LDL cholesterol. 1
  • Cardiovascular disease currently affects 1 in 3 adult Americans. 2
  • Clinical trials have shown that lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of a cardiovascular event by only 25% on average, meaning that standard drug therapy fails to address 75% of a patient’s remaining or residual risk for cardiovascular events.3

Standard screening for cardiovascular disease is not good enough.

Dr. Schulz offers comprehensive testing to determine overall cardiovascular health and risk assessment.  Even if you exercise, eat well, and abstain from the known risk factors, it is still important to know your cholesterol and inflammatory profiles. Lifestyle certainly plays a key role in keeping you free from cardiovascular disease, but other players that you may not have direct control over such as hormones, genetics, and past environmental exposures can also contribute to increased risk.

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Fertility and Toxicity: The Powerful Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse, is increasing. Fertility rates in the United States have been declining since 1980, reaching the lowest rate in 2009, at 64.1 per 1000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the National Vital Statistic Report published in 2010.  Genetic changes cannot explain this…

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Slow to Go?

Not your typical constipation

For roughly 15 years, Mary took laxatives or would drink senna tea to treat her chronic constipation. Even with the use of medications and supplements she only managed to have a bowel movement (with great difficulty) on some days.

Mary was only 42 years old and sought help from various practitioners for her problem, but was always offered laxatives and told to eat more fiber or drink more fluids, which often left her feeling bloated and uncomfortable.  Even light meals would often cause problems.

Most everyone has suffered from constipation at some point in life. Constipation is so common that after some time people come to accept it as a part of their lives and stop seeking a solution.

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Acid Reflux

acid reflux fixMost of us have seen the commercials for antacids; you know the one which portraits a large man is sitting on a stool in café holding his chest in pain after eating his lunch consisting mostly of fried foods? Then someone comes to the rescue and hands him some antacid and he is instantly better and able to continue on to dessert. No questions about it, antacids almost always offer some temporary relief, but why not avoid the situation all together?

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