Vital to your endocrine system, your two adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys and are primarily responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress. The main adrenal hormone, cortisol, plays a major role in your energy level. Your body produces more cortisol in the morning to wake you and get you going for the day. Levels taper throughout the day and should be lowest at bedtime to allow you to fall asleep.
Modern lifestyles have had greater impact on the adrenal glands than any other system in the body. With exposure to stressors (emotional, physical, environmental, or perceived stimuli), our adrenals go to work. And with chronic stressors, our adrenals can go into overdrive until they eventually decline in function. Historically, human stressors came in shorter bursts. Nowadays, we can be under stress from morning until night, and sometimes even during sleep.
When the adrenal glands become fatigued from constant stress, you feel fatigued as well. Adrenal fatigue also plays a role in many other health concerns such as allergies, hypoglycemia, lightheadedness, food cravings, PMS and menopausal disorders, fibromyalgia, poor immunity, insomnia, autoimmune conditions, accelerated aging, environmental sensitivities, and of course, chronic fatigue syndrome. In a self-perpetuating cycle, chronic disease conversely contributes to adrenal fatigue.
Adrenal dysfunction can occur anywhere along a spectrum, from mild adrenal insufficiency to full-blown adrenal failure. Unfortunately, conventional medicine only recognizes an autoimmune condition that causes complete adrenal failure called Addison’s Disease and essentially doesn’t treat a range of adrenal dysfunction.
The physicians of RevitaLife Clinic are experts in adrenal disorders. We understand the appropriate testing methods and treatment options for adrenal dysfunction – and know the important role properly functioning adrenal glands play in improving one’s health.
Each stage of a woman’s life brings a specific spectrum of health concerns. Natural medicine, which aims to be restorative to address the issues that arise for women. Our comprehensive, patient-centered approach to women’s health uses the best of natural medicine to establish hormonal balance.
Most women’s health conditions can be successfully treated without the use of synthetic drugs or surgery, including:
At RevitaLife Clinic, we strive to promote healthy aging, including the prevention of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. We believe women from mid-life and beyond can be vibrant, vital and free of the diseases typically associated with aging.
To enhance your fertility, our unique Fertility Enhancement Program™ helps you achieve and maintain health for a successful pregnancy and healthy baby.
A small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck, the thyroid is a key regulator of metabolic function and thus plays a significant role throughout your body.
When abnormal, the thyroid can either be underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism). While hyperthyroidism is rare, hypothyroidism is unfortunately more common. People with hypothyroidism typically experience fatigue, cold hands and feet, constipation, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, depression, and poor immune function among many symptoms.
The doctors at RevitaLife Clinic are highly experienced in the innovative diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders. We can order the proper tests – including environmental impacts and heavy metal toxicities which can cause thyroid dysfunction – and know how to evaluate the results and establish proper, safe, state-of-the-science treatment protocols for you.
Gastrointestinal complaints are one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor. Symptoms including abdominal discomfort or bloating, loose stools, constipation and heartburn, and diagnoses such as IBS, celiac disease, leaky gut syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are among the most common GI complaints we treat regularly.
The functional assessment approach we take to analyzing digestive function provides us with actionable information on how your body is actually digesting food and absorbing nutrients. We assess the inflammation status in your GI tract, identifying both good and bad bacteria, yeast/fungi and parasites. Additionally, we use food allergy testing to give us valuable insights. This way, we can get to the specific causes of your gastrointestinal disorder.
Conventional GI assessment typically only uses imaging such as endoscopy and colonoscopy and simple blood tests. If no pathology is seen with these tests, the patient is often told nothing is wrong.
Due to the importance of the GI tract in proper immune response, many conditions of immune dysfunction are treated by restoring healthy digestive function. Auto-immune conditions, allergies, asthma, skin disorders and some mental/emotional issues can be addressed by analyzing digestive function and restoring GI health.
If you suffer from a gastrointestinal condition or symptoms, or struggle with a condition caused by immune dysfunction, call RevitaLife Clinic to begin the process of finding and treating the true cause of your health concern.
As they age, men can experience a decline in their vitality and a range of changes in their bodies. Physical symptoms such as abdominal weight gain, decline in muscle mass, lowered libido, and decreased erectile function can occur when hormones such as testosterone decline. Referred to as andropause, this state of aging also is characterized by decreased energy, difficulty focusing, and feeling “grumpy.”
If you are experiencing any – or all – of these symptoms, we can order specific laboratory tests to determine if your testosterone or other hormone levels are less than optimal or out of balance. Restoring adrenal, thyroid, and testosterone levels to a normal physiological range often increases vitality, enhances a sense of overall well-being, and diminishes problematic symptoms.
Doctors in RevitaLife Clinic are experts and innovators in the testing, prescribing, and monitoring of bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy to ensure the safest and most effective results. We always prescribe testosterone in a bio-identical preparation that emulates the biochemical structure produced by your body, and we always administer therapy in a cream or injection to avoid the risks associated with oral testosterone replacement.
At RevitaLife Clinic, we treat people – not symptoms. Every effective treatment begins with an effective diagnosis of your condition so we can best understand the cause of the disease process we are facing, and how to measure success.