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BioIdentical Hormones for how long?

BioIdentical Hormones for how long?

I often get asked the question:

"How long should I stay on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)"?

What some of the recent research (and expert opinions) are saying is that there is no huge hurry to get off of bio-identical hormone replacement post menopause or andropause.

However, it is very important to monitor symptoms and blood levels closely so that you can be maintained on the lowest possible effective doses. I bet someday in the near future, the research will show clearly that having extremely low levels of hormones in our bodies (which happens to most to us as we age) increases the risk of many illnesses and clearly leads to poor quality of life. They will also find that maintaining low normal levels of all hormones is associated with better health and much higher quality of life. To me this is a common sense no-brainer to stay on bioidentical hormone therapy to achieve optimal health as we age.

My quick off-the-cuff answer to patients is, “As long as you wish to maintain vitality and remain healthy, you should stay on bioidentical hormones”.

Suzanne Somers was asked this question during our live online InterviewDo you plan on staying on bio-identical hormones for the rest of your life, even in your nineties?

 “YES!!! I will never give up feeling this good”. – S.S.

Cheers to feeling Good!!

– Dr. Sinda

Read more Questions/Answers from Suzanne’s Interview. To find out if BHRT is right for you, Contact us.

Live Dysport Demonstration!

Live Dysport Demonstration!

Is this wrinkle relaxer is right for you??

See Dysport injected at our LIVE Demonstration.

Why a live demonstration? We know some people get a little nervous around needles. Dysport injections use a very tiny needle that are quick and painless. See for yourself!

If you are curious about Dysport (similar to BOTOX Cosmetic) and wondering if it will work for your wrinkles, sign up! Our goal to match the appearance on the outside with the emotions our patients are feeling on the inside.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a medication that helps muscles that have over time become overactive, relax to create more of a balance with the rest of the muscles of the face. When the muscles become too strong, they injure the skin by not reacting but overreacting and thus creasing the skin. Dysport relaxes those muscles back to a more natural state, creating a better balance with the surrounding muscles. Dysport is FDA approved and is safe. These popular injectables can also be used to lift and arch the brows, eliminate frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Learn more here.

What’s our Staff’s Favorite Dysport Benefits???

  • You won’t get asked, “Are you mad??” when you are not mad. – Sarah, Nurse
  • It is an express lunch-time procedure with little to no downtime.  – Jill, Nurse
  • People who are afraid of needles or the procedure say, “Wow, that is it?!?!” – Lisa, Esthetician

 

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Innovative Directions in Health Staff

 

Live Dysport Demonstration!

Live Dysport Demonstration!

See Dysport injected at our LIVE Demonstration.

 Why a live demonstration? We know some people get a little nervous around needles. Dysport injections use a very tiny needle that are quick and painless. See for yourself!

If you are curious about Dysport (similar to BOTOX Cosmetic) and wondering if it will work for your wrinkles, sign up! Our goal to match the appearance on the outside with the emotions our patients are feeling on the inside.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a medication that helps muscles that have over time become overactive, relax to create more of a balance with the rest of the muscles of the face. When the muscles become too strong, they injure the skin by not reacting but overreacting and thus creasing the skin. Dysport relaxes those muscles back to a more natural state, creating a better balance with the surrounding muscles. Dysport is FDA approved and is safe. These popular injectables can also be used to lift and arch the brows, eliminate frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Learn more here.

What’s our Staff’s Favorite Dysport Benefits???

  • You won’t get asked, “Are you mad??” when you are not mad. – Sarah, Nurse
  • It is an express lunch-time procedure with little to no downtime.  – Jill, Nurse
  • People who are afraid of needles or the procedure say, “Wow, that is it?!?!” – Lisa, Esthetician

Live Dysport Demonstration RSVP

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Hope to see you and your friends!

~ Innovative Directions in Health Staff

Men’s Hormone Health

Men’s Hormone Health

Men are not immune to the effects of changing hormone levels with age.

One of the problems that happens to men as they age (in addition to decreasing testosterone levels) is elevated estrogen (estradiol) levels. There are health risks associated with Estrogen dominance. Problems could include increased prostate cancer, cardiovascular risk and erectile dysfunction.

One of the important things to remember when helping men elevate their testosterone is that estradiol levels need to be monitored in addition to complete blood counts (hemoglobin and hematocrit levels etc.)

To encourage a healthy hormone balance and help reverse estrogen dominance and lower their risks follow these steps:

  • If replacing hormone levels, use bio-identical hormones only
  • Regularly monitor your hormone levels to make sure you have the right balance of all hormones, not just testosterone
  • Maintain a healthy weight – body fat contains aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogens
  • Build more muscle mass with strength training to help increase testosterone and growth hormone levels
  • Take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral that includes zinc, which inhibits the aromatase enzyme in fat cells from turning testosterone into estrogen
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes
  • Exercise daily to reduce stress
  • Choose hormone-free foods and estrogen producing compounds found in products to avoid xenoestrogens and pthalates

To learn more about our services for Men, click here.

–  Dr. Sinda

Refreshing Cucumber Banana Smoothie

Refreshing Cucumber Banana Smoothie

This Cucumber Banana Smoothie is one of my favorite green smoothies for lunch or mid-day as it is refreshing and light!

Did you know how hydrating cucumbers are? They 95% water and little calories. Because of the high water content, cucumbers work best blended with a creamy fruit like a banana!

Cucumbers not only keep the body hydrated, they replenishing it with the vitamins and minerals that it contains: Vitamins K, C, B5, A, Potassium and Magnesium. They are also anti-inflammatory and the dietary fiber in the cucumber is very effective in driving way toxins from the digestive tract.

Try this smoothie after a long day at the beach or pool for hydration!

Cucumber Banana Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 cups Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 TBSP Organic Maple Syrup
  • 2 Bananas
  • Large Handful of Organic Kale/Spinach
  • 1 Medium Cucumber
  • Ice optional
  • Of course you can always add in protein, anti-oxidants such as chia/flax seeds, etc.

Enjoy! I am looking for a good coffee smoothie to try out. Does anyone have any suggestions? Post on our Facebook or email me at lisa@idinhealth.com.

-Lisa