Elevated Health Clinic
Balanced Health and Elevated Wellness
Kimberly was 33 years old when she came to me after her third miscarriage.
Understandably she was upset and confused as to why she could not carry a pregnancy. She was relatively healthy, following a whole food, nutrient dense diet and getting regular exercise. Both she and her husband had been through all the tests and were both diagnosed with the often bittersweet diagnosis of “normal.”
I sent Kimberly for some additional testing to determine if I could see some “abnormal” in her “normal” values. I also referred her for support through therapy, as anyone who has been through this knows it is tough, to say the least. While we awaited labs I supported Kimberly with some specific nutrition advice and general supplements of 5-MTHF (active folic acid), oils and some homeopathic medicines.
When the lab results returned we found some values that were “normal” but not optimal, which I find quite often occurs with patients. We focused support on optimizing the values and balancing hormones with herbs, homeopathics and oils.
Two months after starting all the support Kimberly found out she was pregnant. We monitored closely the first 12 weeks, getting regular labs and continuing on supplement support. Kimberly did really well through her pregnancy and labor and now is the proud mamma of a healthy, beautiful little girl.
-Dr. Nina Lewis-Larsson
When experiencing menstrual changes – from PMS to menopause – women are often confused about the differences between natural, synthetic and bioidentical hormones. With more than 48 million women going through The Change at the same time, it’s important for them to understand their choices and whether or not they need Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
It’s hard to admit to yourself. Even harder to talk about. But there it is: your sex drive has taken a dive and you don’t know why. You’re likely embarrassed, confused and upset. Try not to be. Over the course of a lifetime, it happens to lots of us for lots of reasons.
Both men and women describe infertility as heartbreaking, more stressful than losing a job or getting divorced. Across the United States, approximately 7.5 million women age 15 to 44 have an impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term; about 5 million men have a fertility problem.
From the bare-breasted days of the cave woman, through the Renaissance and into the era of blonde bombshells, a woman’s bosom has been an icon representing both sexual prowess and vitality. But the breasts are also vulnerable. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and, each year, about 40,000 women die from the disease.
Do you enjoy a no-sugar-added soda with dinner every night?
What about a low-sugar, high protein ‘nutrition bar’ after a workout? At the office, are you mindlessly grazing through the low-sugar or no-sugar added cookies? Do you read food labels to see where on the ingredient list sugars are hidden?