Our comprehensive approach at Clear Medicine, whether in a group program or using our individual services, is based on Dr. Natasha Turner ND’s bestselling book The Hormone Diet. We focus on addressing all major causes of hormone disruption, in a unique step-wise process that Dr. Turner ND has determined is required to set the foundation of hormonal balance and optimal health. We start by tackling the most common hormonal imbalances. These include high insulin, high cortisol, excess toxic estrogen, low thyroid, and although not a hormone imbalance, chronic inflammation which impacts how all your hormones work.
Why these? Although insulin plays an essential role in healthy body function, an excess of it will certainly make you fat. Too much insulin not only encourages your body to store unused glucose as fat but also blocks the use of stored fat as an energy source. For these reasons, an abnormally high insulin level makes losing fat, especially around the abdomen, next to impossible. Similarly, an imbalance of cortisol can become extremely destructive to your metabolism, bone density, muscle tissue, brain, immunity, body composition, and wellness. The World Health Organization has listed toxic estrogen that we accumulate (from our environment (plastics, pesticides, skin care etc.) or because our bodies produce too much or we fail to eliminate it) as a major health concern for both men and women and risk for obesity. All of these hormones also impact our thyroid hormones, which explains why it’s estimated as many as 4 out of 13 women have sub-clinical hypothyroidism associated with fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, constipation, infertility and inability to lose weight.
Lastly, chronic inflammation has recently become recognized as the root cause of obesity and unhealthy aging, often leading to digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmune disease, arthritis, asthma, eczema, acne, abdominal fat, headaches, depression and sinus disorders.
Factors of hormonal imbalance might include: low stomach acid, excess body acidity, sleep disruption, liver toxicity, digestive concerns, carb sensitivity and imbalanced nutrition, mood imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, adrenal gland fatigue, an excess of toxic estrogen or deficiency of sex hormones, low thyroid function, a deficiency of the hormones of rejuvenation (due to poor sleep and improper exercise habits) and an excess of body fat or deficiency of muscle, which defines unhealthy body composition.
We want you to learn how to sleep soundly, detoxify your body, subdue stress, eat well, take the right supplements, exercise and enjoy fulfilling sex. It is our hope at Clear Medicine to treat conditions of fatigue, memory loss, low libido, poor concentration or difficulty managing weight. These conditions are the first true indicators of major health issues that affect a majority of the population.
This thorough approach to patient care is based on a treatment paradigm that has helped thousands of patients optimize their hormones, improve their metabolism and restore total health. While we provide the option to embark on our process under the collaborative care and attention of one of our Naturopathic Doctors and Holistic Nutritionists, you can also begin your journey with the nutrition aspect alone or with one of our Naturopathic Doctors. Clear Medicine Customer Care Representatives will be more than happy to assist in determining the best approach for you.
Clear Medicine follows a multifaceted approach to your healthcare needs that follow these eleven foundation and individualized philosophies: