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Desert Jewel Wellness, we believe in personalized medicine and our goal is to create an individualized plan tailored to your unique blood test results and genetic code. We strive to ensure that your thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones are in balance and aim to find the underlying cause of your symptoms. We believe that the core of wellness lies in your diet, sleep, and exercise, and we will work with you to create a unique plan to help you feel better, sooner. On top of diet, sleep, and exercise, we include nutritional supplements guided by your DNA in our plan to help you reach optimal wellness. These supplements assist you with inflammation, fatigue, autoimmune disease, and any other symptoms you may be experiencing and are chosen for you based on your unique genes. As a last resort, we do prescribe medications for our patients, but prefer to help you feel better through diet changes.
It is natural for both women and men to experience hormonal imbalance in the form of menopause and andro pause. But what most people don't know is that hormonal imbalance can happen at any age. And because the symptoms that accompany hormonal imbalance are common to other conditions, they often are misdiagnosed. The most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance include fatigue, difficulty sleeping, reduced mental focus, mood changes, decreased libido and weight gain. You may have been told in the past that the symptoms described are "just what happens with aging", but they don't have to be.
It seems like everywhere we look now, there is talk of DNA and Genetics. It would seem as if this is new technology and knowledge that is just now becoming available to the public, but the fact is that it has been around for a long time. With the technology advancements and the flood of laboratories now performing DNA testing, it has become more affordable and accessible for the general public. The issue is finding someone that understands genes, what mutations mean and how they directly correlate to your health and wellness.
Dr Courtney Hunt has made it a mission to learn about gene mutations that specifically correlate to the conditions she treats. She is a pioneer in the field of nutritional genetics and has been using this to treat patients with a wide range issues, including MTHFR mutations, depression, anxiety, attention deficit, neuroimmune syndrome, migraine, vertigo and autoimmune disorders.
Thyroid dysfunction is a common cause of hair loss, fatigue, and difficulty losing weight. The thyroid gland releases important hormones into your body, which play a vital role in regulating metabolism. If your thyroid levels are too low, your body has a decreased ability to burn calories and make energy from those calories. This can cause you to experience fatigue, lack of motivation, and have trouble losing weight. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some people produce too much thyroid hormone. This can result in irritability, difficulty sleeping, and hyperactivity. Without notice, these levels can crash, which causes lack of energy and motivation.
There are many different causes of thyroid dysfunction, which include environmental exposure, side effects to medications we take, and genetic predisposition. At Desert Jewel Wellness, we take all of the necessary steps to appropriately screen your thyroid. Not only do we use blood tests to determine thyroid function, but we also incorporate analysis of symptoms, ultrasound and even genetics. We work to treat thyroid imbalance in the most natural way possible, beginning with diet and exercise, working up to supplements, and incorporating prescription medications if necessary. If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you may have a thyroid imbalance.