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Your Gut Holds Health Secrets

More than simply digesting food, the gut holds the secret to hormone triggers, nutrient absorption, muscle development, and fat loss. We understand there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan to getting healthy, and that’s why we offer personalized, specialized gut health therapies to help you reach your goals.

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Weight Management, Digestion, and a Leaky Gut

The gut is naturally permeable to very small molecules in order to absorb these vital nutrients. In fact, regulating intestinal permeability is one of the basic functions of the cells that line the intestinal wall.

In sensitive people, gluten can cause the gut cells to release zonulin, a protein that can break apart tight junctions in the intestinal lining. Other factors — such as infections, toxins, stress and age — can also cause these tight junctions to break apart.

Once these tight junctions get broken apart, you have a leaky gut. When your gut is leaky, things like toxins, microbes, undigested food particles, and more can escape from your intestines and travel throughout your body via your bloodstream.

Your immune system marks these ``foreign invaders`` as pathogens and attacks them. The immune response to these invaders can appear in the form of any of the nine signs you have a leaky gut, which are listed below.

  • Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Seasonal allergies or asthma.
  • Hormonal imbalances such as PMS or PCOS.
  • Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, psoriasis, or celiac disease.
  • Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.
  • Mood and mind issues such as depression, anxiety, ADD or ADHD.
  • Skin issues such as acne, rosacea, or eczema.
  • Diagnosis of candida overgrowth
  • Food allergies or food intolerances.

Hormone optimization requires an integrated approach

The Evexias team approach to female hormone optimization is evidence-based and does not involve experimentation or guessing.

We ascribe to a functional medicine model, which focuses on identifying and treating the root cause of each patient’s medical issues. After a proper diagnosis is made we strive to achieve hormone balance (or homeostasis) through a combination of hormone replacement with nutrition and gut health protocols where needed. While some women simply experience a natural decline in hormones, others may have difficulty metabolizing hormones or struggle with low thyroid, leaky gut, toxicity, vitamin deficiencies and other ailments.

Consequently, the practitioner may prescribe thyroid supplements, detoxification protocols, nutritional supplements, weight loss programs and other treatments in conjunction with bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy.

Our treatment plans include:

LEAKY GUT TREATMENT

You need to replace the good. Add back the essential ingredients for proper digestion and absorption, such as digestive enzymes. Hydrochloric acid and bile acids.

Metagenics Digestive Enzymes:

  • Spectrazyme complete- Broad Spectrum plant based enzymes
  • Spectrazyme Pan9X and Pan9X ES (extra strength) pancreatic enzymes lipase, amylase, protease
  • Spectrazyme Metagest – HCL and Pepsin
  • SpectraZyme Gluten Digest—Gluten Digesting Enzyme

Reinoculate – It’s critical to restore to reestablish a healthy balance of good bacteria.

Metagenics Probiotic Family:

  • UltraFlora Acute Care—yeast and microorganisms
  • UltraFlora Spectrum- Broad Spectrum probiotic
  • See the entire probiotic Family here

It’s essential to provide the nutrients necessary to help the gut repair itself. One of my favorite supplements is L-glutamine, an amino acid that helps to rejuvenate the lining of the gut wall. Ultra GI Replenish combines this with probiotics that regenerate the epithelial cells!

Metagenics Gut Repair Formulas:

  • UltraGI Replenish-Functional Food for Leaky Gut
  • Glutagenics- L-glutamine formula
  • Vitamin D3 5000
  • Endefen-Prebiotic and intestinal support formula

CLEAR CHANGE™ DETOXIFICATION

Each year, more than 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment; these toxic chemicals can accumulate in the body. While the body usually rids itself of harmful chemicals, sometimes the sheer volume of toxins can overwhelm the body and accumulate in our tissues.

An unhealthy diet lacking in proper nutrients can exacerbate the problem. Over time, the body’s metabolism slows, and physical and mental fatigue can set in.

Clear ChangeTM, is an easy-to-follow, science-based, detoxification program developed by Metagenics®. It enhances the body’s natural metabolic detoxification process and provides fuel for both cleansing and other daily activities. Depending on your individual needs, your practitioner may recommend either a 10-day or 28-day program.

HEALTHY WEIGHT DNA INSIGHT™

According to clinical studies, genetically appropriate diets have helped many people lose more weight and keep it off. By analyzing a sample of your blood, Healthy Weight DNA Insight™ can reveal genetic information to help you overcome roadblocks to weight loss.

Healthy Weight DNA Insight™ offers:

A scientific, personalized approach to weight loss, help to identify behaviors that are sabotaging weight loss goals, and guidance for improving overall health and wellness.

HORMONE OPTIMIZATION

To combat testosterone imbalance symptoms such as loss of muscle strength, depression, and decline in general well-being among many others we’ll conduct a thorough examination.

Once the underlying cause of testosterone imbalance is found our team will prescribe thyroid supplements, detoxification protocols, nutritional supplements, weight loss programs and other treatments in conjunction with bio-identical hormone replacement pellet therapy.

This method leads to optimal results unlike the traditional approach, which only acknowledges symptoms without optimization or balance.

THYROID OPTIMIZATION

There are two types of hypothyroidism. With Type I, the thyroid gland doesn’t produce an adequate amount of thyroid hormone, something that is easy to diagnose. Conversely, with Type II hypothyroidism, the thyroid produces sufficient levels of hormones, but the cells are unable to utilize the hormone properly.

Hypothyroidism has been deemed an epidemic by leading physicians and endocrinologists alike. While Type I is typically diagnosed and treated early in life, Type II is NOT, and some experts estimate 50 to 80 percent of the population suffers from the misunderstood and misdiagnosed sister to Type I.

Chronic pain, cancer, sleep apnea, diabetes, heart conditions, gastrointestinal ailments, and reproductive disorders are just a few ailments that can be caused by hypothyroidism. We recommend (and prescribe) natural glandular therapy and iodine to treat the symptoms of thyroid insufficiency because it produces far superior results to synthetic thyroid hormones.

SLIM SHOTS

When you’ve hit a plateau, Slim Shots may be the extra kick you need in your weight loss journey. Slim Shots are prescribed for generalized weight loss, and we typically recommend this treatment for patients who need help boosting metabolism and accelerating fat removal from the body.

The Slim Shot formula includes a carefully composed mixture of B vitamins, amino acids, and lipotropic agents.

Vitamin B-12 plays a vital role in the Slim Shot formula because it supports the nervous system, formation of red blood cells, energy production and fatty acid synthesis.

Powerful fat burners, lipotropic agents (choline, inositol, methionine and adenosine monophosphate) facilitate the breakdown and metabolism of fat.

We’ll help you find a successful path to staying lean and strong, naturally. Schedule your obligation-free consultation with one of our specialists.