Consistently feeling exhausted after waking in the morning may indicate a physiological disturbance within the body. Hormonal imbalances, free radical damage, intolerance to certain foods, lack of restorative sleep and insufficient physical activity are just a few of the problems that can detrimentally affect energy levels. When the body and mind operates on minimal energy, a person’s capacity to achieve their goals in life is severely inhibited. Cognitive and psychological processes such as memory, attention and mood are negatively affected as well. Untreated chronic fatigue will also take a toll on an individual’s appearance. Weight gain, premature skin wrinkling, thinning of hair and loss of the skin’s natural tone are just a few symptoms demonstrating the body’s response to disruptions in its ability to generate healthy, natural energy.
Enjoying the body’s own natural energy resources is key to maintaining the highest quality of life possible. Identifying the reasons for decreased energy production is just one of the many benefits patients receive by participating in The Wellness Institute program.
In-depth exploration at The Wellness Institute concerning medical issues relating to energy restoration concepts involves these frequently seen health problems:
Food intolerance differs from food allergy by coming on gradually instead of suddenly and does not represent an immediate and serious health threat. Instead, symptoms of food intolerance occur when you eat a lot of a certain food and eat it often. Because this food irritates the stomach lining and cannot be digested properly, people suffering from food intolerance may experience nausea, headaches, bloating, nervousness and tiredness. Common foods that trigger an “intolerant” reaction include eggs, fish, milk, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and wheat.
Sensitivity to food additives are frequent culprits behind consistently low energy levels. Sweeteners, preservatives, flavor enhancers and artificial colorings are examples of food additives used to increase shelf life or modify a food’s appearance. Determination of food intolerance is conducted at The Wellness Institute by assessing a client’s diet, symptoms and severity of fatigue. A client may be asked to refrain from eating certain foods for several weeks to resolve the food intolerance treatment program and develop a wellness plan that includes dietary changes as well as exercise suggestions and possibly stress management techniques.
Improving the Quality of Sleep
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 75 percent of Americans have at one point in their lives experience insomnia, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep or sleeping excessively but still feeling tired. Although neuroscientists have not yet determined the exact mechanism behind why we need to sleep, they do know that someone who is deprived of sleep for more than three days will usually experience hallucinations, mania and severe memory loss.
Every minute of the day we are thinking, imagining, visualizing, ruminating, planning and creating–all inside our brains. These complex processes rapidly deplete energy stores that require replenishment through healthy eating, exercising and a good night’s sleep. Poor sleeping habits that prevent us from experiencing the many stages of restorative sleep turns most of us into daytime ogres–irritable, fatigued, apathetic and prone to illness due to an impaired immune system. The Wellness Institute offers treatment plans for individuals suffering from the effects of poor sleeping habits by taking a holistic approach to the client’s lifestyle. Diet, amount of exercise, stress levels, bedtime routines and a comprehensive assessment of specific sleep problems are examined and discussed in order to target potential causes. Clients following a specialized treatment plan developed by our Wellness Institute professionals will see significant improvements in sleeping habits, quality of sleep and energy levels during the day.
Sexual Health and Dysfunction
Sexuality is part of what makes us human. We thrive on having passionately intimate relationships with our significant others and suffer both mentally and physically when we cannot express ourselves sexually. The Wellness Institute addresses a variety of sexual issues frequently affecting men and women that include performance anxiety, erectile dysfunction and lack of desire caused by hormonal and/or emotional imbalances.
Research surveys have revealed that nearly 70 percent of all men over the age of 45 have experienced times of erectile dysfunction. Causes for ED are numerous, ranging from diabetes or alcoholism to prescription drugs or simple performance anxiety. At The Wellness Institute, professionals assess clients through physical and psychological evaluations, discuss client-specific worries and proceed to develop a treatment plan designed to vastly improve this vital aspect of a client’s life.
Menopause marks the cessation of ovarian hormone production necessary for pregnancy to occur and proceed normally. Most women experience menopause between the ages of 50 and 55 and stop having periods altogether during this time. Common physical and mental health issues experienced by menopausal women include hot flashes/night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, overly dry skin and mood swings. However, since menopause affects women differently, other troublesome signs of the “change of life” may include chronic fatigue, depression, difficulties with memory and concentration and body aches.
Estrogen loss accounts for most menopausal symptoms, which is actually comprised of three estrogens called estriol, estrone and estradiol. This hormone is present in both men and women but much more in women where it is responsible for numerous processes, such as accelerated metabolism; skin and blood vessel maintenance; bone formation and health; protein synthesis and even healthy lung functioning. Consequently, many women choose to participate in HRT, or hormone replacement therapy, during menopause to minimize the affects of reduced estrogen levels.
A menopausal woman’s mental health may also be influenced by estrogen loss. Depression, mood fluctuations and obsessive-compulsive behaviors have been clinically correlated with low estrogen. Stabilization of estrogen levels in women suffering from postpartum depression has shown to be effective in relieving mild to moderate depression as well.
Clients needing relief from menopausal symptoms meet with specialists at The Wellness Institute who will determine the appropriate mode of treatment by performing a complete physical examination and a series of laboratory tests. By integrating natural hormone and nutritional supplements with stress management techniques, patients experience a much more comfortable transition from their reproductive years to menopause.
Andropause, or “male menopause”, is a relatively new term describing middle-aged men who are experiencing low energy, decreased libido and a reduction in strength. Just like female ovaries, male testes produce hormones that are responsible for many vital physiological processes throughout a man’s life. With men, the hormone androgen is comparable to estrogen in women and begins to decline in production as men enter their 30s. Along with slowly dropping levels of androgen come symptoms that can negatively affects a man’s quality of life, such as erectile dysfunction, hair loss, osteoporosis, irritability, cognitive difficulties and reduced lean body mass that results in fat increase around the chest and internal organs.
Androgens are hormones that stimulate the development of masculine characteristics in adolescent males (voice deepening, maturing of the genitals and body hair growth). One of the primary androgens is testosterone, a steroid hormone that essentially produces the classic characteristics that defines what it is to be “male”. Testosterone has anabolic effects and virilizing effects on men, with the anabolic effects influencing bone density, muscle mass and height and the virilizing effects promoting sex organ and facial hair growth.
Clients who are diagnosed with andropause at The Wellness Clinic may be candidates for TRT, or testosterone replacement therapy, which stabilizes levels of serum testosterone and normalizes other important secondary hormones (estradiol and DHT) affected by the loss of testosterone. Many men experience greatly improved mood, better control of erectile functioning, increased strength and enhanced overall physical and mental health because of testosterone replacement therapy.
Men suffering from symptoms of andropause receive caring, professional help at The Wellness Clinic by undergoing a physical examination and testing of testosterone levels. Additionally, specialists will discuss and explain any concerns men might have regarding this life stage in order to better understand and cope with the many changes occurring within the body and brain.
Are you feeling sluggish, apathetic and rundown all the time? Are you suffering gastrointestinal problems, unexplained weight gain, aches and pains, fuzzy thinking and skin conditions that deplete the natural tone of your skin? Then a body detoxification program may be what you need to jumpstart your life and get back that youthful energy you once enjoyed so much.
Detoxifying the body is a naturally implemented process that eliminates toxins such as food preservatives, environmental pollutants and other synthetic substances that drain us of energy and good health. By engaging in one of three nutritionally supplemented detoxification programs that last seven, 10 or 28 days at The Wellness Institute, clients can cleanse the body of toxic agents that are preventing them from sleeping well, focusing on work or important tasks and experiencing optimal levels of energy.
Body detoxification cleans the blood by removing toxins and impurities from blood circulating in the liver, the organ where most blood impurities are processed and eventually eliminated. When impurities remain in the blood, all cells in the body are negatively affected. For example, the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body is suppressed and white blood cells are not as effective against fighting bacterial and viral infections. Consequently, clients coming to The Wellness Institute complaining of tiredness, frequent illnesses and lack of stamina may greatly benefit from a body detoxification program.
Wellness and regenerative medicine focuses on preventative measures that promote the seamless connection of a healthy mind and body to enhance the quality of life. Each client at The Wellness Institute will experience the benefits of a comprehensive examination and professionally individualized treatment program created exclusively by experienced specialists to address health issues unique to them.