Natural Hormone Balancing for Men and Women and Functional Medicine
What is Functional Medicine?
Here are some of the signs of hormone imbalance:
What you can expect:
Dr. Lori Mancuso addresses your hormone imbalance through Functional Medicine starting with a phone Consultation from the comfort of your own home or office: First a comprehensive endocrine assessment and case history will be taken. This will address adrenal fatigue, digestive disorders, food intolerances, thyroid function, blood sugar levels, and hormone balance.
Next is the Testing: The appropriate laboratory test(s): saliva, blood, and/or stool, will be selected to be collected in the privacy of your own home or at a nearby blood lab.
The third step is Correction: After analyzing your lab results, a customized program will be designed focusing on your individual needs. Your corrective care program will include specific eating and exercise recommendations, nutraceuticals, herbs, homeopathic remedies, liposomal Bio-identical hormone creams, nutritional supplements, and/or elimination diets. This phase generally requires two to four months to complete.
The final step is Results & Wellness: Once the body re-establishes the direct building blocks to health and the vital energy needed to repair and function optimally, proper hormone utilization and clearance will take place. This will allow the endocrine system to function properly and will make wellness possible and help you to thrive! Dr. Mancuso believes that proper hormone balance is the “fountain of youth”.
What can I expect with my phone consults?
It all starts with a consultation. The first task is to fully understand your health goals and concerns. This is done through the use of questionnaires and a skillful health history. A one-on-one consultation over the phone or through Skype is required to more fully understand your unique story and set of circumstances that led up to your present condition. Based on the consultation, appropriate lab testing is often recommended to accurately identify the cause or causes of the malfunction. Some preliminary recommendations can sometimes be made while waiting for your lab results.
Once the results are in, a follow-up meeting is needed to discuss your specific treatment plan which may include the use of supplements, herbs, custom bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, nutraceuticals and homeopathics. It may also involve dietary, detoxification and/or lifestyle recommendations as well and sometime referrals to other healthcare providers. While the results of functional medicine are often profound and permanent, natural healing is a process not a quick-fix. Usually health problems take years to develop and some time is necessary for those problems to resolve. While proper function is being restored it is important to monitor the progress and modify the treatment plan as needed. Please note, while most patients experience dramatic improvement, as with any health care intervention, results cannot be guaranteed.