Everyone faces unwanted changes in mood at some point. However, when we no longer feel like we can be ourselves again; it is time to seek help. We routinely work with people who are on medication and/or are seeking counseling and we believe both play a significant role in mental health. However, we also focus our attention on hormones, food sensitivities, environmental factors, and remote causes of mood or brain chemistry imbalance. Aging affects mood and can cause irritability, mood swings, depression and anxiety. Women who face reproductive or post-partum challenges, the impact of perimenopause and postmenopause all require nutritional support to restore harmony. Additionally, men with declining hormone health experience less energy, decreased strength, reduced stamina and decreased work performance. Luckily, with a little attention, a man can maintain health despite the physiologic challenges of growing old. We offer programs for mood that address all likely contributors to your condition. Side effects of our mood programs often result in improved body composition, better digestion, as well as noticeable changes in energy status and sleep.
Depression is a highly complex condition. Whether you suffer from low-grade, chronic depression or episodes of moderate to severe depression, the impact it makes on your family, your body, and your life can be significant and long-lasting. Some practitioners understand that depression may be yet another inflammatory condition the same way arthritis and certain digestive conditions are. However, using one tool such as the common medications on the market or their natural cousins to correct depression is much akin to drilling a hole with a screwdriver. Blood sugar and insulin, cortisol and other adrenal hormones, as well as digestion and brain chemistry can play a role in your depression. We expect quite dramatic changes with our clients who suffer from depression. Our expectation is that you will start to see positive changes within three weeks of your first appointment even if you have been on multiple medications for many years.
No good reason exists to settle for poor sleep. Getting to sleep, staying asleep, and waking up well rested should be your expectations as a healthy human. If one or more of those is not perfect, we can soon discover the ins and outs of your metabolism and schedule that are destroying your rest. Even small reductions in sleep can set you up for increased risk of disease, poor blood sugar stability, weight gain, and increased muscle and joint pain. In regards to sleep, we help you make the simple changes first, but occasionally we must help individuals change their lifestyle significantly to correct the root cause of their sleep problem.