Each person, each body is unique. Experience our fresh approach to living well.
We blend advanced medical research and practices with proven complementary therapies and/or medications to help you achieve maximum health and well-being. Our clinic offers alternative pain management and treatments that are designed to work together while supporting your body’s natural and unique ability to heal.
Thyroid Disease Diagnosis and Management
Thyroid disease is a commonly undiagnosed cause of obesity, depression, fatigue, constipation, hair loss and chronic pain. Our doctors are uniquely gifted in the detection of this disease. Many cases are only diagnosed after symptoms have been present for years. Our doctors are also able to treat it with natural forms of thyroid helping your gland work better on its own. The founder of Integrative Health, Dr. Alan Christianson, co-authored ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease’ and authored ‘Healing Hashimotos: A Savvy Patient’s Guide.’
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our doctors focus on restoring hormones to the normal levels found in your mid 30’s. Our areas of expertise include:
- Testosterone: For both men and women, healthy levels of testosterone maintain peak sexual function, good energy levels and high exercise capacity. Testosterone can be restored by injections, topical creams, subdermal (under the skin) pellets, and sublingual (under the tongue) tablets.
- Estrogen: Given only to women, estrogen stops hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and can reverse memory loss. It can also improve some headaches and sleep disturbances. We give this by subdermal pellets, topical creams, and sublingual tablets.
- DHEA: When this declines for men or women, the immune system becomes weaker and blood sugar becomes less stable. We give this by pill or topical cream. Progesterone, PMS, irregular periods, and painful menses are effectively treated by this hormone that is administered either by a topical cream or pill.
- Progesterone: Progesterone is for PMS, irregular periods, and painful menses. These symptoms are effectively treated by this hormone, which can be administered either by a topical cream or pill.IV or IVMT
Adrenal disorders include diseases like Addison’s disease and Cushings’ as well as the much more common ‘Adrenal Fatigue’ or adrenal stress. Scientists call this HPA Disregulation and it is real. Estimates are that the majority of adults in the modern world may have some level of adrenal stress. This can lead to fatigue, insomnia, weight struggles, and autoimmunity. The doctors at Integrative Health are trained to diagnose adrenal disease as well as adrenal stress and help you regain your health. Solutions include personalized diet, lifestyle recommendations, botanical medications, intravenous nutrition and more.
Allergies include reactions to foods and/or outdoor environmental allergens. Food allergies and sensitivities are tested to determine if there are abnormal immune responses to specific foods. Most common food allergies and 16 sensitivities include dairy, wheat/gluten, eggs, corn and soy. Occasionally, there are sensitivities to even healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Once we have your results, we help you create an individualized diet plan so that you can avoid these foods, repair your gut, and decrease inflammation and irritation for your entire body. Our doctors can also test for outdoor environmental allergies through a simple blood test and treat them with a flavorless spray, without shots or skin tests. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) helps to treat the cause of the allergy instead of just treating the common symptoms such as runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and sneezing. Immunotherapy is designed to gradually desensitize your immune system to specific allergens. Patients receive small doses of a specific allergen(s) – not enough to cause a full-blown allergic reaction, but enough to build up a tolerance. Not only does this help allergies, it also calms and strengthens your immune system. Those with autoimmune thyroid disease have better hormone control from the immune repair. Those with frequent colds, flus, asthma, or sinus infections get ill less often.
Environmental Medicine & Chelation Therapy
Heavy Metal Detox, or Chelation Therapy, is the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. You are at risk if you are frequently exposed to larger amounts of chemicals including: pesticides (farmers, pest control), paint (auto mechanics, house painters, print shops), and hair dyes (hairdressers). Some patients are affected because they grew up near dump sites, or near rivers that were heavily polluted. Most have slower detoxification pathways and have more accumulation from everyday chemical exposure. Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning are neuralgias, increased sensitivities to perfumes or odors, headaches, and other symptoms. After testing to determine the levels and types of heavy metals that may be present, nutrient recommendations and a schedule for chelation therapy will be made. Chelation for heavy metals is performed intravenously with agents designed to target the metal or metals that are at elevated levels.
Intravenous Micro-nutrient Therapy (IV-MT) – IV, or IVMT
The therapeutic use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants administered directly into the bloodstream. The advantage is that an IV can bypass the gastrointestinal system where many nutrients may get “lost” due to a poor digestive system. In addition, higher amounts of certain nutrients can be administered in a healthy, safe manner.
Nutritional Evaluation and Lifestyle Coaching
IH uses a personalized lifestyle program that evaluates the major facets of healthy nutrition, exercise, hormone balancing, stress management and nutritional supplements. We use the newest and most accurate technology known as bio-electrical impedance analysis, to monitor body muscle mass and fat, while measuring to within 10 calories your daily caloric requirement. Everything you eat provides the nutrients and resources your body needs to thrive. Some nutrients the body can make itself. Others have to be consumed through food. If you aren’t eating them, then they aren’t available for your health and wellness. Many of these nutrients aren’t just added bonuses; they are essential nutrients you need to function on a daily basis. Nutrition isn’t just about eating healthier, although that’s a large part of it. It is also about getting the most nutritional value from the foods you are eating. Things that can compromise your body’s ability to absorb nutrients are illnesses of the digestive system such as Celiac Disease, Crohn’s, IBS, damage to the digestive system due to repeated use of antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, chronic stress, long-term food sensitivities, and inflammation in your gut. Once these issues are addressed, you can begin healing your gut for optimal health. Not only will this help your body absorb more nutrition, it will help you feel and look your best. When you start to increase the nutrition in your diet, you might find that you have more energy, glowing skin, thicker hair and nails, and an increased sense of confidence and well being.
Prolotherapy & Platelet Rich Plasma
Prolotherapy is an innovative injection therapy that uses a solution of dextrose (sugar water) to increase blood supply and your own natural healing components to a specific area. Small amounts are injected into a ligament or tendon where it attaches to the bone, this creates a controlled inflammatory reaction encouraging that area of your body to heal itself. Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP is blood plasma containing concentrated platelets with growth factors which are vital to the initiation and acceleration of tissue repair. These proteins increase stem cell production to launch connective tissue healing, bone regeneration and repair, promoting development of new blood vessels and stimulating the wound healing process.
We proudly offer the very best in vitamins and supplements for your entire family, each personally selected by our physicians for your individual needs.