Six months can seem like a long time…
But when you are Feeling Great, Sleeping All Night and getting everything done because of Unlimited Energy
…six months is nothing!
That is how long I have been on Dr. Sinda’s personal plan he created just for me with bio-identical hormones and supplements…and it was time for another blood test to see what my body is saying. Yay!! I was so curious!!
Here is how it went!
Dr. Sinda studied the results of my blood tests and compared them to the previous tests taken. It was so interesting to see if the numbers had improved! We went through each test. As Dr. Sinda was carefully analyzing he was also asking about my symptoms and how I was feeling.
Estrogen Level: Much improved and my body would like a little more…we slightly increased the cream I put on my arm each night
Progesterone Level: Much improved…Susie..don’t forget to take that one at night under your tongue.. (note to self!), it must be taken with the estrogen for both to work with each other when you are in menopause!
Testosterone Levels: Put on a little less cream on in the morning. My body absorbed it easily and fast and we can cut back a little.
Vitamin D3 Level: Cut back to taking 5,000iu only 3 times a week…my body caught up and absorbed it beautifully. (did you know that most of us that live in the lovely state of Minnesota are low in D3? Winters are long so we have to stay on top of that one!)
Thyroid Levels: Let’s increase the dosage a tad.
Magnesium Glycinate Supplement for Sleep: Perfect! Lovely and restful at night
DHEA Level: Perfect!
Now…let me tell you how wonderful I felt that Dr. Sinda was in charge!! As you can probably tell, I love this kind of thing. I read every book I see on good organic food, skincare and anti-aging. I can spend hours at whole foods, or a local co-op reading about all the supplements and what they can do..wanting to buy them all…and I have! But let me tell you…our bodies are a perfectly well-oiled machine and I am so thankful Innovative Directions in Health has come into my life!
Would I really know exactly how much estrogen my body needs if I just go and buy some supplement on my own? Those tricky hormones are too important!! Just the slightest tweak can make a difference in feeling calm and balanced, or anxious and moody. Now I know exactly how much my body needs of what..and it’s proven through a simple blood test and a well-informed Doctor.
Thank you Innovative Directions in Health, Dr. Sinda, and the whole team!! What a gift you are to so many of us!!
I’m staying the course!
Stop in and chat with me at Innovative Directions in Health’s upcoming open house on Tuesday, September 16th from 5 – 7pm. Dr. Sinda will be there too! Remember to mark your calendar!
Click Here for Open House Details!
PS – I am beaming with joy holding my new grandbaby!
“A glass of FRESH” – Oprah Winfrey
Chances are you may have sampled Green Energy made by Nurish at our clinic. Did you know you were enjoying a drink that contains over 40 Natural and Organic Super Foods with the antioxidant and phytonutritional power of 25 servings of fruits and vegetables?
The company, Nurish, claims it is the best tasting green drink on the market and we Agree!
Green Energy is made with stevia so it is diabetic safe, stimulant free and hypoallergenic. It also contains no artificial colors, artificial sugars, preservatives, flavors, gluten, soy, MSG, wheat, corn ordairy products.
Greens do many good things for our body and while we all try to consume as much leafy greens as we can in our diets, I know everyone could be better about squeezing in more. Think about Green Energy as more of an add-on to add a little extra green-power-punch and if you are not eating your daily fruits and vegetables, this is a logical first step in the right direction.
One scoop of this powder supplement mixes with 10 – 12 oz. water or juice or can be added into any smoothie.
Green Energy is available in our clinic. Ask us for a sample the next time you are in or try some at our upcoming Open House on September 16th!
CHEERS to Your Health!
~ Innovative Directions in Health Staff
Greek Yogurt provides a healthy base to make into a quick fruit or vegetable dip.
Try Sarah’s favorite dip for fruit when you are having a chocolate craving!
Greek Yogurt is a staple item to have on hand. Tastes delicious and is 1/2 the fat of other dips.
Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt
- ½ scoop Protein Powder (You can use any flavor you like, I do chocolate often)
- a few drops Stevia to taste
- a splash of Almond Milk if It is too thick
Check out our other healthy recipes and tips on our blog. Have you subscribed yet so you get them right in your inbox??
~ Innovative Directions in Health
I recently went on a trip to San Francisco and brought a few of my favorite travel skincare products from iS Clinical and Revision Skincare.
It was an action packed weekend filled with sightseeing, mountain biking, sunbathing on the Pacific Coast beaches and sailing.
My basic on-the-go skincare regime was Revision’s Brightening Facial Wash, iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serumand Revision’s Intellishade SPF45.
Revision Brightening wash washed away any travel sludge I had left on my face, creating a clean & fresh canvas. The Pro-Heal Serum helps to calm any redness in my skin, protects from further sun damage and adds a healthy glow. To finish off, I put on the Intellishade tinted moisturizer and Sunscreen that contains powerful peptides to perk up my complexion.
These three simple steps with powerful products was all I needed for quick, beautiful skin.
Sample sized skincare products are available. If you are interested in trying something new, give us a call and let us know!
~ Lindsey, Nurse @ Innovative Directions in Health
Chocolate Raspberry flavored BioIdentical Progesterone sounds like more of a treat than a treatment.
A BIG advantage of compounding is the ability to customize medication. What’s the easiest way to customize? Flavor!
Compounding pharmacists have access to many flavors and flavor combinations which can enhance the taste a medication to make it easier to swallow or dissolve.
Take for example, Bio-Identical Progesterone Triturates or Troches. They come in a wonderful variety of flavors from the pharmacies we use most:
Bloomington Drug & Gift:
- Progesterone Triturate: Mint or unflavored
- Progesterone Troche: Mint, Orange or Cherry
Moudrys Rx-Compounding Pharmacy
- Progesterone Triturate: Tangerine-Marshmallow (tastes like a Dreamsicle)
- Progesterone Troche: Mint or Chocolate Raspberry
Rx Artisans Compounding Pharmacy
- Progesterone Triturate: Peppermint, Tangerine or Tea-Berry
- Progesterone Troche: Tangerine-Marshmallow
- Progesterone Triturate: Vanilla-Butternut-Orange flavor
- Progesterone Troches: Orange-Dreamsicle or Raspberry
If the flavors listed aren’t your favorite or you have an allergy, contact your pharmacy. They will work with the ingredients to best suit your needs and make your bio-identical hormone replacement experience the best possible!
What flavor is your favorite? Tell us on our Innovative Directions in Health Facebook page.