Our Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique approach, in our group programs and individual services, is based on the New York Times bestseller The Supercharged Hormone Diet and the number one bestselling book, The Hormone Diet. We focus on addressing the major causes of health and hormone disruption, the most common of which include excess insulin (which can be associated with, though not limited to, cravings, increased hunger, belly fat, and blood sugar and cholesterol issues), high cortisol (that may manifest with broken sleep patterns, difficulty falling asleep, accumulation of belly fat, poor focus, and memory, frequent infections, or feeling burnt-out), excess toxic estrogen (often exhibited by PMS, belly fat in men and weight gain around the hips in women), suboptimal thyroid hormones (identified by weight gain, hair loss, constipation, fatigue, menstrual irregularities, and high cholesterol) and although not a hormone imbalance, chronic inflammation which can impact how most of our hormones work.
Why these? Although insulin plays an essential role in healthy body function, an excess of it can make us fat. Too much insulin not only encourages our body to store unused glucose as fat but also blocks the use of stored fat as an energy source. Therefore, an abnormally high insulin level makes losing fat, especially around the abdomen, next to impossible. Similarly, an imbalance of cortisol due to chronic stress can be destructive to our metabolism, bone density, muscle tissue, brain, immunity, body composition, and wellness. The World Health Organization has listed toxic estrogen, which we can accumulate as it is produced by our fat cells or from environmental sources in plastics, pesticides, skin care etc., 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 undiagnosed, untreated, sub-clinical hypothyroidism.
Lastly, chronic inflammation has recently become recognized as the root cause of obesity and unhealthy aging. It has also been linked to digestive concerns, allergies, autoimmune disease, arthritis, asthma, eczema, acne, abdominal fat, headaches, depression, and sinus disorders.
We strive to teach our patients the proper way to sleep (yes, there are rules to follow to optimize the hormonal and anti-aging benefits of sleep), implement strategies to promote healthy liver function and improve digestion, subdue stress, and a nutrition prescription to promote consistent energy and brain power.
We provide our programs from the collaborative care and attention of our Naturopathic Doctors. If you are not sure where to begin, our Clear Medicine Customer Care Representatives are more than happy to assist in determining the best approach for you.
At Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique, we believe in using a multifaceted approach to meet your healthcare needs.