Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)
Your body naturally makes many hormones. Bio-identical is the name given to the precise same hormonal structure being duplicated. Like a key in a lock, you want the precise same key made, not a knock off that slides in but doesn't turn. Conventional drugs that are patented have the molecular structure altered and do not fit into the receptor site in your body as well as your natural hormone. They may have some of the desired effects of the original hormone, but we have discovered over time that they do not duplicate the exact functions of the original hormone, and often have deleterious effects (Women's Health Study). Patented and marketed drugs are not bio-identical. We will show you the difference.
Each person is unique in how they produce their own hormonal symphony. Bringing your symphony into tune requires measurement and precise dosing based on you and your body. One pill does not fit all. Most people need a compounding pharmacy to mix exactly what works for you.
One of the CORE IMBALANCES of Functional Medicine is Hormonal Imbalance. We will bring you into balance. The benefits of being in balance are manifest. They include
- Memory! You get your brain back and brain fog clears up
- Energy! You feel better about exercise and find your strength improving
- Sleep improves. "Like a baby" and you get restorative sleep
- Bone strength: Osteoporosis risk goes down
- Immune function improves
- Intimacy gets better for men and women. You may not need all those other heavily advertised drugs when you are in proper balance (81% likely).
- Skin gets smoother and stronger with better collagen in it
- Thin hair gets thicker and stronger
What hormones are in this category?
- Human Growth Hormone
- Vitamin D
- Parathyroid Hormone
Detoxification and Biotransformation
As we age, we change the way our livers and kidneys excrete toxins. We live in a sea of chemicals not seen in human history until the last hundred years. From BPA to lead, to mercury and organophosphates, the Environmental Working Group has documented how each of us is contaminated to a variably degree.
The cutting edge of biotransformation is the ability to detect and measure how your body excretes the natural hormones and chemicals you are exposed to. With simple testing and dietary or supplement changes, your risks for breast cancer and other cancers can be markedly altered. Want to learn how?
We can measure and help you with
- Lead poisoning
- Mercury poisoning
- Arsenic poisoning
- Aspartame toxicity
- Estrogen and birth control pill excretion
We can safely show you how to be detoxed
- Infrared saunas
- Chelation therapy
- Nutritional supplements
- Chlorella and many other supplements may be right for you.
We will help you sort it out and show you your results!
Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Disease
As we age, the ability to protect our mitochondria decline. Did you know that your heart is about 30% mitochondria by weight? Mitochondria are our energy factories in our cells, and damage to them decreases the ability of our hearts to function. The other organ in our body packed full of mitochondria is our brain. Wouldn't you like to have those both function perfectly. This isn't just for old folks.
Athletes of all ages find that optimizing their oxidative stress levels allow them to function at a higher level. With proper supplementation, we can improve your ability to run, play, or even just take the stairs up from the basement.
IMPROVEMENTS in OXIDATIVE STRESS May Help With...
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Cancer and folks on Chemotherapy
- High blood pressure
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Shortness of Breath
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post Surgery
- Pre-Open Heart Surgery
We can measure the age of your arteries with simple testing, and show you the path to reversing some of damage your arteries have. Endothelial dysfunction is the name given to the damage to our vascular endothelium, the lining of our blood vessels. (Did you know that our vascular endothelium is the largest organ in our body by weight? Keeping it healthy is one of the cutting edge therapies for the treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes) Now that we have means to measure, we have means to show you how to improve your damage.
Other Cutting Edge Therapies
The science of the human body is leaping forward. Dr Whitcomb is the first phsyician in Wisconsin to have a Masters Degree for a Medical School (University of South Florida) in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. With that training, you will have access to the best, cutting edge therapies around that don't involve expensive, toxic and invasive therapies. We will gladly collaborate with your traditional medical doctor. Modern medicine also has many miracles and great therapies we will help you choose too.
- Cancer Integrative Care
- Low Dose Naltrexone for Immune Function
- IV Ketamine for Refractory Depression: with the collaboration of your psychiatrist
- IV Vitamin C and Chelation Therapy
- Growth Hormone for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
- Pellets for prolonged hormone replacement