Symptoms like: weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, memory loss, low sex drive, thinning hair, depression, anxiety, muscle loss, hot flashes can all be linked to hormone imbalances. Beginning in our 30’s hormone levels in our bodies are already declining. Stress, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise and toxins in our environment can all contribute to hormonal imbalances in the body.
There are numerous viewpoints on bioidenticals and at Desert Holistic Health we want to make sure your questions are answered by offering the following.
Medical Weight Loss – HCG 6 Week Program
Customized Medical Weight Loss Programs
Why choose Desert Holistic Health for medical weight loss?
We do not believe in a “one size fits all” diet plan. We take a thorough health history and work on finding out the root cause of your weight gain. Many places offer solutions without even knowing the problem. This is why so many people gain the weight back. We work to find a solution to get the weight off quickly, but also will help you keep it off.
A big passion of ours is nutrition counseling. Sometimes we don’t realize little choices we make that are sabotaging our diet. A customized plan can be made based on your needs to get you the results you want.
Medical Weight Loss Plans
Sometimes a short term plan of prescription medication is necessary for weight loss. We have medically supervised weight loss plans that work. When you need to drop weight and other traditional plans have failed this may be the option for you. At consultation a thorough history of your health and nutrition will be taken to see what option is best for you.
These prescription plans coupled with dietary intake can help weight loss more effectively. Each person is different and we take the time to assess and work with you to determine the best course of action to help you meet your goals.
Pain and Migraine Management
We offer solutions for the busy adult. DHH usually offers same or next day appointments. We usually have little, if any wait time once you arrive to your appointment. We can diagnose and treat simple conditions such as ear infections or high blood pressure. We also can order necessary blood work. Our online booking system makes appointments a breeze and if you are in a hurry just let us know and we are happy to draw up your product in advance.
Trigger Point Injections for Pain Relief
Receiving massage or chiropractic services but still feeling tension? Trigger points are a quick, non-invasive way to get instant relief! And the procedure is quick too; usually less than five minutes!
Trigger points often feel like a “knot” of muscle. Often these trigger points cause pain and can lead to more problems such as headaches. Common areas for trigger points to arise are the neck, back and behind the shoulder. There are hundreds of potential trigger points in the body. Sometimes, when traditional measures have failed, an injection can be given. Trigger point injections can be given at the site of these knots to help relieve pain. Often a medication with numbing properties is given to immediately take away the pain. Many people report effective relief for months.
Our Nurse Practitioner Megan Davies is a Botox Migraine specialist. BOTOX® is the #1 branded prescription for chronic migraine. Botox is also used to help prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. One treatment is needed about every 12 weeks. Call our office to schedule a consultation.
Nutrients and IV Therapies
A quick and easy procedure – we will get you in and out feeling great in less than an hour. We will even put some numbing cream on if you don’t like needles!
Nutrients and Detox Programs – Metagenics
Look at our offerings through the private Desert Holistic Health pages of Metagenics. Please make sure you have your access code from your provider to access and purchase. We recommend Science-Based Products from Metagenics because they meet the highest standards for research and quality manufacturing to help make natural approaches safer and more effective. Here you’ll find a wide range of products to meet your specific needs to help you reach your best health possible.
A mixture of vitamins and fluids given over 45 minutes is a go-to medical treatment for many people experiencing dehydration or hangover symptoms. The Myer’s cocktail has been used in a number of ailments from colds to fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s disease.
The nutrients within a Myers’ cocktail include magnesium, calcium, methylcobalamin (B12), pyridoxine (B6), dexpanthenol (B5), B-complex, and vitamin C. Intravenous administration can increase the body’s absorption of these nutrients. These nutrients have pharmacologic effects on the cells and organ systems of the body. Boosters such as glutathione (anti-oxidant) can be added to enhance the base formula, based on patient needs.
This IV has very little side effects and is safe for most people. Prior to initiation a quick medical evaluation must be done. Overall the Myers cocktail is a safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions, which can enhance the health of many individuals.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), like all B vitamins helps convert food into fuel. It is used for a variety of medical conditions, as well as mood and energy boosting. Cobalamin is important in maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails, and liver. Cobalamin is given as an intramuscular injection. After discussing your health history and symptoms, we can decide if cobalamin is right for you and how often you should take it. We have a variety of cobalamin injections available including methylcobalamin and hydroxocobalamin, as well as fat burning lipo-den extreme.
When somebody tells you to get a “good probiotic” or “high quality b-complex” what does that mean? How do you know the product you get off the shelf is high quality? We provide natural supplements to enhance your day-to-day life through our virtual dispensary. Our online dispensary is a safe and convenient way for patients to purchase supplements and other natural health products. Ordering is simple, and the products will be shipped directly to your home or work within a few days.
You can also access your personalized prescriptions and dosage instructions for the products that we recommend and prescribe for you. The dispensary provides you with access to thousands of products from over 275 of the world’s top brands. Our professional-grade supplements maintain the highest standards when it comes to raw materials used, manufacturing standards, along with rigorous product and purity testing.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hormone Replacement
Q: I’ve heard hormones replacement can contribute to the risk of cancer, is this true?
There was a popular study that showed a link between hormone replacement however there were a few problems with the study. If you follow Dr. John Lee’s three rules there is actually a decreased risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The three rules are:
- Give hormones to only those who are truly deficient in hormones,
- Use bioidentical hormones vs synthetic,
- Give the lowest dose to provide normal levels in the body.
Q: What is the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones?
Synthetic hormones (such as Premarin which is made from horse urine) have a different molecular configuration than the hormones in our bodies. Bioidentical hormones (which are made from plant-derived molecules such as yams and plant-life) have a similar molecular configuration so our bodies see them as the same as our own, therefore they are more easily assimilated.
Q: Are bioidentical hormones expensive?
Most people find the bioidenticals more cost effective than prescription synthetic hormones they purchase at the drug store. Bioidenticals are compounded based on your current labs. Usually a one month prescription is $50 and there are discounts for a three month supply. Many offices will order bioidentical hormones for you from the compounding pharmacy then charge you double the price.
At Desert Holistic Health you pay the pharmacy directly, we do not mark up the price of your prescription. From discussions with our patients they report saving money using bioidenticals when switching from synthetic hormones.
Q: What are the benefits of hormone replacement for men?
Men obviously have different symptoms from women, but can benefit from hormone replacement as well. Low libido, difficulty maintaining an erection, fatigue, difficulty achieving muscle mass, or difficulties losing weight are all symptoms of low testosterone. We recommend testosterone injections, often with a combination of HCG to stimulate the body’s own testosterone production. Other options are available as well such as testosterone cream.
Q: Why choose Desert Holistic Health for your hormone replacement needs?
Megan is experienced and knowledgeable about prescribing bioidentical hormone replacement therapies. Most health practitioners receive very little instruction in hormone replacement during their schooling and internships. Megan sought out additional training and mentoring after her schooling to understand what questions had not been answered by her formal education. She has countless patients with stories who continued to suffer with symptoms while being treated with synthetic hormones by other providers. She is still surprised at how often providers fail to order current labs to check hormone levels and continue to prescribe synthetic hormone replacements while the patient continues to have symptoms.
Megan’s successes with her patients have enabled her to help people achieve their goals while keeping your best interest at heart. She knows that no two people are the same and each person needs a specific plan that will address their needs. Megan will work with you to come up with the best plan to help you achieve your goals.
If you are on a synthetic program or are interested in learning about bioidenticals, please schedule an appointment for a simple consultation and lab test to confirm if your symptoms are caused by hormone imbalance. We have plenty of experience with hormone replacement and can answer any questions/concerns you may have. As with any medical program not everyone is a candidate and results may vary.