Nutritional deficiencies cause disease and illness. Most do not receive enough vitamins and minerals from their diet to heal from illness or even to maintain optimal health.
Meyers’ cocktail is an intravenous vitamin and mineral infusion that was developed by John Myers M.D in the 1970’s. It contains vitamin C, B complex, calcium and magnesium. By administering thenutrients directly into the blood stream, the gastroinstestinal tract is bypassed, allowing for maximum absorption and utilization of the nutrients. Myers’ IV’s are used to treat viral infections such as Hepatitis C or Epstein bar, chronic fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, athletic recovery, and and depression. They can also be used to boost the immune system in acute illness such as the flu to speed up healing time.
The field of gastroenterology within the conventional model is dominated by pain medications. No information is given to the patient on what to eat in order to prevent the progression of disease. Dr. Jane Hendricks has proven experience in halting the symptoms of severe digestive disorders such as Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, and gallbladder disease.
The weight loss program includes several modalities to cover all aspects that are involved in long term weight loss and maintenance. Thorough blood testing is done to ensure the metabolism is working at an optimal level. Secondly, digestion is important when it comes to weight loss. When the body is lacking in nutrition, excessive hunger ensues and it will be difficult to lose weight. Thirdly, detoxification is a crucial step in not only losing weight, but in eliminating unhealthy cravings. Because of the HOLISTIC nature of this program, you will enjoy long term weight loss, with more vitality and decreased inflammation as the side effects.
Dr. Hendricks uses a special software program to interpret the results of 23andme testing. The software also points to the specific supplements that will help with the deficient pathways found on 23andme’s results.
Dr. Hendricks uses Immuno Labs to test for food allergies and then treats those allergies with
homeopathic detoxing and Chinese Herbal foods to nourish and balance the overactive immune system.
Prolotherapy is an orthopedic procedure to help with degenerative ligaments and tendons in the joints. We do the injections for chronic shoulder and knee pain.
This program is good for Arthritis, Allergies, Autoimmune Disease, Lyme’s Disease, Digestive Disorders such as Crohn’s, IBS, and Ulcerative Colitis. The patient is taught and empowered to eat a diet that will lower inflammation in the body. Hydrogen Peroxide and Glutathione IV’s may also be included, especially if the patient is suffering from candidiasis, Lyme’s disease and Epstein Barr.
Low testosterone is responsible for a wide array of symptoms in both men and women. Fatigue,
depression, low libido, and apathy are a few of the symptoms. Having low testosterone also affects the heart and immune system. After thorough lab testing is done to confirm low Testosterone, the patient will undergo Testosterone therapy along with a liver detox to maximize levels of free testosterone.
Bio-identical hormones and herbal remedies offer relief from menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweets, mood swings, insomnia, and vaginal dryness. Along with a 24 hour urine test and appropriate blood tests, the patient receives a customized dose of the right hormones for her. More importantly, the side effects of HRT are managed naturopathically to avoid unwanted weight gain or water retention that may happen has a result of HRT. Estrogen metabolism should always be considered anytime a woman receives estrogen therapy.
More and more patients are getting frustrated with the current treatment for hypothyroidism that
focuses on T4. Naturopathic doctors are concerned with the body’s ability to convert the inactive T4 to active T3. Even though a patient is taking thyroid medicine, they may still exhibit hypothyroid symptoms due to the inability of the cells to convert inactive T4 to active T3. Additional lab tests need to be ordered to determine whether the conversion is sufficient. In addition, a medication that includes T3 may be prescribed to help correct the thyroid imbalance.
Trigger point injections help with muscular pain and spasms. Homeopathic remedies and lidocaine are injected into the painful areas which bring instant relief that is lasting.
Acupuncture treats the nerves that stimulate muscular contraction. By treating the nerves you can relax the muscles that are tight.
Medcial Marijuana is a great alternative to oral pain medications. There are no harmful side effects to using the plant and prevents irreversible damage to the liver and kidney that pain meds cause. You can also retain your mental clarity with mmj versus the pain meds which cause drowsiness and lack of lucidity.