"You were taught to take better care of this plant than to take care of yourself"
Dr. Patrick Flynn
At the EnVitality Wellness Center in Englewood, CO, we believe that the reason most people struggle with their health is due to the incomplete testing or failure to test hormones. Most patients come in our office only having done a blood draw where their estrogen levels, and possibly progesterone or testosterone are tested. Many women struggle through life, because of the testing that is not carried out on their hormone levels. Even when these tests are requested, they are informed from their doctors that they aren’t necessary. If tests are conducted, it is for maybe one or two types of estrogen, when there are seven types of estrogen in a woman’s body.
A doctor might do a quick test on testosterone, progesterone levels, and DHEA levels. However, all these would be carried out at an elementary level and the finding is just a snapshot of what’s going on in your blood at that moment. This lack of, or this basic level of testing, can lead most women to become frustrated at the results. All your hormones act together and all are important. When you have imbalanced hormones, you can eat well and exercise, but you still don’t know the underlying reason for why you feel the way you do
There are times you need to stop and just heal your body, not take medications. Easy tweaks will sometimes work, but it’s important to find a doctor that knows what to test, and how to fix it. A doctor that knows the effects of making changes. Sometimes getting your gut healed, blood sugar under control and inflammation issues fixed will help your testosterone. Stress affects women more than men because of the hormone pathway. The pathways for women and men are different, and affects us differently.
We work with both males and females. It’s important to understand what’s causing these deficiencies. Our bodies physiologically handle issues differently. Our process is to figure out what’s affecting you a deeper level. We figure out the cause and then treat it. We don't guess, we test!
Why choose our REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH... We think differently!
Our clinic uses The Wellness Way approach to assess and treat your health care concerns. As a recognized Wellness Way affiliate, our holistic health center is driven to inform and educate the general public about the benefits and advantages of integrated healthcare and wellness. Perhaps you have experienced being examined by a doctor, having blood tests done, x-rays or other diagnostic tests taken, only for your doctor to report back that all your tests are normal. Yet you know that there is something wrong!
Unfortunately this experience is all too common. Most physicians are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or diagnostic tests. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic imbalances.
We use a variety of innovative testing techniques and procedures to help our patients prevent illness and recover from many chronic and difficult to treat conditions. Our clinicians are highly skilled in evaluating and assessing chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, mood and behavior disorders, memory problems, heart disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, autism, and other chronic, complex conditions.