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Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

mother-and-childInterest has grown globally in bioidentical (natural) hormones. This essentially means hormones are “identical” to the human hormones our body reproduce and are non-synthetic and safer. These are made from soy and yams and have not shown to be harmful in any clinical trials. Although prescribed for anti-aging, hormone health and to help with symptoms of menopause and andropause (the male menopause), the welcome benefit has been better quality of life, greater energy, mood, and relief from night sweats, improved sex drive and weight loss. In addition to improved vitality many patients have shown improved hair, skin and muscle tone. Bioidentical hormones have benefited both men and women as testosterone is a vital component of many treatment regimes.

At the Centre for Advanced Medicine we provide complete Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with our MD in which we will evaluate your hormonal levels and will subsequently replenish all the hormones at the same time to a more optimal physiological level. Within 3-12 months patients have noticed a change in overall total body appearance, body tone enhancement, feeling more recharged and a better sense of well being. Book a free 15 minute appointment to discuss in more detail.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

elderly couple smiling at each other while lying in bedTestosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is key to male vitality. TRT can restore your testosterone to a physiologically optimal level, so that you can take control of your quality of life and reclaim your competitive edge – get your life back.

In restoring your testosterone to the optimal level that you experienced in your prime, it will significantly improve your ability to build muscle through workouts, enhance sex drive and sexual performance. It will also help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and help improve mood, energy and stress tolerance. It will sharpen your memory and concentration and decrease the risk of age-related disease, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

As part of the Testosterone Replacement Therapy Package our MD will take a full thorough history and analyze your hormone levels via comprehensive blood work. We will discuss your laboratory results and create a personalized TRT plan to optimize your hormone balances. There is also ongoing monitoring and quarterly appointments to review and adjust your program as needed.

HRV - Stress Assessment and Relief

Stressed LadyWhen the doctor tests your heart rate, the tests results are only an ‘average’ rate. This average rate does not provide critical information to determine if your heart is truly healthy. What is needed are detailed beat to beat changes in your heart rate, for true insight into your heart health. If you do not have a healthy heart, you are subject to adverse effects, including poor digestion, hormonal imbalances, cardiovascular disease, poor immune function and many other areas possibly leading to debilitating disease.

In order to clearly understand the beat-to-beat changes, we must measure the variation in your heart, known as Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Heart Rate Variability testing monitors changes in heart rhythm and creates a pattern giving insight into the state of the nervous system. The nervous system is the main regulator of the digestive, hormonal, cardiovascular, immune and many other systems of the body.

Your nervous system is a reflection of your body’s resilience and flexibility to adapt to stress and environmental demands. Stress is the main external contributor to disruption of our heart and thus our nervous system, which can lead to inappropriate activation of the fight or flight stress response. This can be experienced in the short term, through a variety of symptoms ranging from headaches, migraines, anxiety, fatigue, exhaustion, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, mood disorders, weight gain and aging skin. These are early markers for long-term problems. The aim is to restore proper sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) tone leading to appropriate and healthy autonomic function in the body.

In an HRV test, an unbalanced nervous system is a common finding. These imbalances stated can be normalized and if detected early, action can be taken to prevent long-term health complications that impact your physical, mental and emotional health.

Contact us for a 15-minute complimentary session to assess your heart rhythm pattern (HRV) and learn more about how you can balance your nervous system, build resilience and neutralize stressful reactions that erode all aspects of health!

Low Thyroid Therapy

34703326 - woman with a sore throat holding her neckAre you experiencing fatigue, stress intolerance, easy weight gain, depression, hair loss, PMS, insomnia, constipation, decreased concentration, acne, or muscle and joint pains? You might have a hidden thyroid problem.

Thyroid blood tests can often come back normal, so treatment is typically not initiated. The solution is to measure your body temperature. A low body temperature can cause life-promoting enzymes to tighten and malfunction – slowing metabolism and triggering a cascade of “low thyroid-like” symptoms. We’re here to help and to get your health back on track.

The medical protocol used by hundreds of doctors is Wilson’s T3 Protocol (WT3). Discovered by Denis Wilson, M.D., this breakthrough sustained-release T3 therapy may optimize body temperature, restore healthy enzyme function, and reverse your elusive low thyroid symptoms. In many cases, the symptoms do not return for many months, if at all, even after the treatment is stopped.

Lyme Treatment

Lyme DiseaseLyme disease is an inflammatory infection that spreads to humans through tick bites. Lyme is a borreliosis caused by borrelia bacteria, which commonly infects woodland animals like mice or deer. Ticks pick up the bacteria by biting infected animals, and then pass it on to their human hosts. There are many strains or genospecies of borrelia that cause Lyme disease (borreliosis) in human.

Lyme disease is most treatable during early stages. As time passes, both treatment and diagnosis become more difficult. Symptoms worsen during each stage of infection, ranging from flu-like symptoms to neurological illnesses. With chronic Lyme disease there is not one system of the body that can be unaffected… this includes various hormone production as well.

The Lyme Package is for patients suffering from Lyme disease in any stage. Our MD, Dr. Kiellerman will work with Dr. Arseneau’s under the Functional Medical model, Immuno therapy program and a US physician to get treatment and necessary prescriptions, Please book a free 15 minute consult to find out more information.

Chronic Pain Therapy

Chronic PainWe provide a comprehensive assessment and understanding of chronic pain. Seeing chronic pain and pain syndromes as a structural problem is an oversimplification. The perception of pain and pain processing is a complex network of distortions as a result of imbalances in hormonal, autonomic, nutritional and toxic influences.

The approach to health restoration involves using agents in a personalized way that interrupt the pain cycle and provide immediate relief with therapies that uncouple the complex array of dysfunctions causing the pain.

Integrative Cancer Care

iStock_000015074056XSmallStudies continue to show that integrative cancer care provides better health outcomes than conventional care alone. Conventional cancer treatment relies almost solely on surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. By contrast, the goal of integrative oncology is to alter what has been identified as the oncogenic terrain.

Through the use of IV Therapy, nutriceuticals, medical foods, dietary adjustments, metabolic detoxification, therapeutic lifestyle programs and stress management the aim is to make the body inhospitable to cancer, increase quality of life, when necessary use agents to increase the effectiveness of standard care and finally search for the underlying problems that have allowed the cancer to occur.

Consider the analogy of a garden. If you have a weed that grows, cutting or poisoning it will temporarily remove the problem, but if you do not change the air, water, soil quality, it will grow back.

Intravenous Therapy

IntravenousIntravenous therapy involves infusing micronutrients, plant extracts and other biological agents directly into a vein. This route is more potent and faster-acting than oral forms of medication and allows higher concentrations of medicine to reach the target tissue more effectively. Many disease states involve impairment of nutrient delivery. Inside cell, functions based on a given nutrient are decreased. Enzymes (our metabolic work horses) cannot function because vital nutritional components are missing.

When enzymes don’t function properly, the cells aren’t able to perform basic fundamental tasks such as cell repair, division, etc. Whole systems now have impaired function. The normal operation of structure and function, messages and signals, becomes impaired.

The purpose of IV therapy is to supply elements required to begin the process of health restoration and can be used until the body has enough support that it can be relied upon to take over. IV therapy is often used from time to time, for patients looking for a biological tune up.

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Anti-Aging Therapy

portrait of mature couple relaxing at homeHealthy aging and a youthful appearance is a reflection of optimal function and vitality. This process involves gaining a deeper understanding of factors that lead to cell damage and ultimately wrinkles, cellulite, weight gain and other external manifestations of poor health.

Options such as anti-aging IV Therapy and cellular protectants are considered. We remove obstacles that affect hormone decline and promote healthy organ reserve. Finally, we replace nutritional factors that enhance cell health and contribute to healthy aging and maximize health potential at every step of life.

The purpose of IV therapy is to supply elements required to begin the process of health restoration and can be used until the body has enough support that it can be relied upon to take over. IV therapy is often used from time to time, for patients looking for a biological tune up.

Personalized Weight Loss Programs

iStock_000012749605XSmallWe offer an integrative approach to weight loss with several personalized weight loss programs tailored to the individual. Current research suggests weight is not simply a ‘calories in, calories out’ equation; it is far more complex. Weight issues can result from a number of underlying metabolic factors.

Toxins called obesogens, blood sugar irregularities, thyroid imbalances, and altered stress response can all contribute to abnormal weight gain.

Restricting calories without an understanding of the metabolic factors involved may lead to temporary results and/or ‘yoyo’ dieting.

First Line Therapy

iStock_000009719317XSmallFirstLine Therapy is a “therapeutic lifestyle program” designed to help you live your life in a way that improves your health.

A “therapeutic lifestyle” means making choices every day that will enhance your health and help prevent disease.

FirstLine therapy works by optimizing body composition, instead of just losing weight. This allows for sustainable weight loss and long term health.

Fertility Enhancement Program

familyThe Center for Advanced Medicine welcomes patients interested in optimizing their fertility and supporting those undergoing ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) therapies such as IVF or IUI.

Roughly 1 in 6 couples experience infertility, a number which has doubled since the 1980’s. Poor dietary habits, food and environmental chemical exposure, stress, inactivity, advanced parental age and unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to this statistic. Our center helps both parents optimize their health prior to conception by offering a Fertility Enhancement program to support a healthier start to a new life.

On average, it takes 100 days for an egg to mature and for sperm to develop, for this reason, prenatal care should begin closer to 4 months prior to conception. Once egg and sperm come together, a permanent blueprint of baby is formed. This blueprint mirrors the overall health, nutrient status and toxic load of the egg and sperm over the past 100 days. Naturopathic care takes advantage of this window and aims to support the growth and development of healthier embryos that grow in to healthier babies.

When to start?

  • The Fertility Enhancement program uses a benchmark of 100 days (ideally 4 months) of naturopathic care for optimizing the health of egg and sperm prior to conception.

Who can benefit?

  • All parents planning to conceive
  • Anyone undergoing ART (IVF, IUI)
  • Recently coming off birth control
  • Advanced maternal age, poor egg quality, low ovarian reserve
  • History of fertility problems (miscarriage, premature birth)
  • Reproductive health complaints (endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, implantation issues, thin lining, poor circulation)
  • Hormonal concerns
  • Male factor infertility concerns
  • Unexplained infertility

What we do?

  • Lab testing to determine underlying causes of infertility
  • Optimize diet and micronutrient status
  • Test and restore hormones and hormone metabolites
  • Use preconception nutraceuticals to boost fertility
  • Detoxification of hormone disruptors
  • Improve health of reproductive organs
  • Work with your doctor to improve chances of success with IVF treatment

Natural Pediatric Care

iStock_000009116452XSmallThe Center for Advanced Medicine hosts a successful and expanding Naturopathic Pediatric practice. We take seriously the role of caring for your child. We make it our business to support their growth, their health and their happiness.

The following conditions are the most frequently treated at our clinic:

  • Allergies
  • ADD/ADHD, focus and concentration
  • Asthma
  • Digestive complaints (reflux, gas, constipation, diarrhea, stomach aches, irritable bowel)
  • Frequent colds, ear and throat infections, enlarged tonsils
  • Growth or weight concerns (underweight, overweight)
  • Mood and sleep concerns (insomnia, anxiety, depression)
  • Skin complaints (eczema, psoriasis, acne, rashes)

Environmental Medicine

Globe wrapped with a stethoscopeEnvironmental medicine involves the interactions between a patient and triggers in the environment that cause a poor health response. If left unchecked, exposures can lead to damage and many different diseases such as Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease and even high blood pressure to name a few. These triggers may be in air, food, water, hygiene and personal care products and drugs and are commonly sourced from the home and work environment.

The first step is protecting the body from damage, developing a program to excrete accumulated toxins and finally a strategy for avoidance. As the toxic burden in the body begins to reduce, the toxic effect on the cells and tissues lessens and multiple systems begin to function again.

Throughout the program, patients often report improved energy, quality of sleep, sex drive, concentration, mood and muscle stamina.

Nebulized Glutathione

 A 3 amino acid long peptide is known as the master antioxidant, immune booster and detoxifier. The nebulized form of glutathione has been shown to help patients suffering from environmental and seasonal allergies, multiple chemical sensitivity, sinusitis, pharyngitis, asthma, various types of coughs, excessive mucous production and immune compromised states, including recovery from colds and flus.

Glutathione quenches free radicals and repletes the antioxidants capacity in the respiratory tract to heal and repair the epithelial lining. It also has powerful, systemic anti-toxin, anti-inflammatory effects.

Injection Therapy

Desert Road RunnerInjection Therapy is a bioregulatory therapy whereby specific locations of the body are injected with small doses of plant-based biological products that stimulate the healing capacities of the body. These plant extracts can be injected in muscular trigger points and acupuncture points.

The preparations act as biological signals to induce circulation, lymphatic drainage, regulate inflammation, muscle tone, repair, etc. The goal of Biopuncture is auto regulation; to re-establish the homeostatic mechanisms in the body to regulate itself without requiring any further treatment.

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