We treat the cause . . . not the symptom
Integrative Medicine Symposium – What your Traditional Doc Doesn’t Know About Your Thyroid – Dr. Lauren Loya
Dr. Lauren Loya M.D. talks about how The Hormone Center has built its treatment of thyroid problems by going in depth where traditional medicine stands still. She explains the chemical processes occurring along the whole path leading up to and beyond the thyroid itself. Dr. Loya discusses shortcomings in traditional medicine’s approach to diagnosing thyroid imbalances, misdiagnosis, and mistreatment stemming from misdiagnosis and a lack of understanding for the whole thyroid system itself. Dr. Loya discusses why 60% of thyroid symptoms go undiagnosed, and how misdiagnosis of thyroid symptoms is related to an antiquated medical understanding of thyroid function. Dr. Loya then goes into what The Hormone Center knows that others do not.
Integrative Medicine Symposium – Everything to Know About Sleep and Sleep Problems – Dr. Lauren Loya
Dr. Lauren Loya M.D. discusses sleep issues, why people struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake rested. The fact is that most of us leave our beds less than satisfied, let alone refreshed and ready to take on the day. Dr. Loya discusses sleep deprived lifestyles and how to take back your bed time.
Dr. Amy Hursh D.O. discusses hormones and just how deeply they factor into our physical and emotional well-being. Dr. Hursh talks about how typical doctors diagnose diseases and treat symptoms within established criteria but don’t focus on optimizing hormone levels and hormone interplay. She talks about shortcomings of medical school nutritional education as a factor in prescription heavy medical approaches. Dr, Hursh talks about estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, thyroid hormones and how they play into our everyday lives. She discusses testing hormone levels and interplay through saliva testing and nutritional evaluation (Nutraeval). Dr. Hursh discusses pharmaceutical grade supplements and recommendations on a patient to patient basis with attention to genetic predisposition.
Integrative Medicine Symposium – Using Your Food As Medicine, and Your Medicine as Food – Sandy Campbell
Sandy Campbell, owner of Holistic Health Solutions Group speaks extensively about the food we eat and how it directly correlates to our health. Sandy discusses the Pure Energy Program (PEP Program) a whole foods, clean eating, food elimination diet. Sandy talks about FLS and how symptoms like being tired, lacking energy, gut problems, joint pain, psoriasis, headaches, anxiety, weight gain, depressed mood, irritability. Sandy discusses inflammation underlying all these symptoms at the cellular level. She discusses how the standard American diet is a silent contributor to many diseases and sensitivities that have become commonplace in the United States today. Sandy discusses why food is so important to our composition, from gut health to neurotransmitters in the brain to reactions at the cellular level. Major food inputs causing inflammation and chronic disease in people today include gluten, dairy, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, processed foods. Other foods which can sometimes contribute to FLS are grains, eggs, soy, corn, nuts, nightshade vegetables. Most are not sensitive to all these foods, but when experiencing problems removing variable foods systematically to observe the effect.
Integrative Medicine Symposium – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Skin Care Additives – Lynn Zamberlan
Lynn Zamberlan, owner of Divine Skin Naturally, discusses how things we put on our skin are absorbed into our body. Lynn discusses daily hygiene products, various types of makeup, and how they can be toxic to our system, disrupt our hormones, and cause cancer. Lynn discusses what constitutes a compound being organic according to the FDA. Lynn empowers the crowd with an understanding of “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of additives and what is most important to look for, and also to avoid in products we put on our skin.
Dr. Harvey Block, a biological dentist, tells his story and discusses biological dentistry. He focuses on mercury being used in dental procedures and the harmful effects on the body. He also discusses mercury in our food and how to be proactive about removing mercury from the body to lessen the mercury toxicity in your body. He discusses the shortcomings of dentistry’s understanding of mercury use.
Naturopath Jeanie Anderson discusses detoxifying our environment and how it affects our stressors. The chemicals in our systems from our foods, cosmetics, and other inputs add to our bodily stressors. Ingredients we come into contact with build up in our systems and cause environmental health problems. With little control over what we breathe from the air and ingest in our water, Jeanie discusses how we can take action to protect ourselves through our actions. Jeanie discusses chemicals in our own home, cleaning products, detergent, fragrant chemicals, hygiene products, and their effects on the body and gene expression. Jeanie lists alternatives to chemical laden compounds and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Jeanie uses muscle testing to determine sensitivities and imbalances for Total Body Modification and Natural Healing.
Melissa Murtha, a licensed acupuncturist, discusses the uses of acupuncture and how an acupuncturist uses symptoms, diagnoses, and past issues to target energy imbalances. She also dispells the myth that the needles used in acupuncture are something to fear by relaying just how tiny the needles are.
Jeffrey Mustovic RHP discusses compounding pharmaceuticals, origins, and compounding as essential to integrating healthcare between the patient and doctor and achieving outcomes. Compounding is individualized prescription creation, and Jeffrey discusses what separates a pharmacist from a compounding pharmacist, extra training involved, accreditation to look for, 3rd party review, as well as temperature and humidity controlled labs, and sterilization being essential to achieving the outcomes a prescriber intends.
The panel discusses questions submitted by those in attendance at the Integrative Medicine Symposium. Dr. Loya discusses what she saw when she was a traditional style doctor, shortcomings of diagnosis procedure, and really understanding patients and their needs. She discusses the Women’s Health Initiative study that has been misunderstood by much of the medical community. A question on age limits and limitations of effectiveness for bio identical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Loya discusses auto-immune diseases, naltrexone, sleep, and estrogen.