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Female Hormones

Millions of women today experience some kind of health issue relating to their hormones, ranging from premenstrual moodiness or sugar cravings, to severe hot flashes and sleep problems during menopause. Infertility and miscarriages are becoming more and more common. And while more and more women are searching for solutions, frequently the only solution offered to them by their doctors is to put artificial hormones into their body to relieve their symptoms. Hence the millions of prescriptions for synthetic Hormone Replacement […]
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Male Hormones – “Men”opause

The “mid-life crisis” that affects men in their 40’s and 50’s has never been well understood in medical terms. We now know that men go through hormonal changes in their middle years, just like women do. It’s been termed “andropause”, and it can be just as debilitating and emotionally challenging as menopause can be for women. Men and women have the same sex hormones in their bodies, just in different proportions. Men have a predominance of testosterone, while their estrogen […]
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Natural Solutions for Eating and Dieting Disorders

Whether you are a self-confessed compulsive eater, a compulsive dieter or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, getting your eating habits back in balance and your body functioning optimally again is no easy task.  Certainly, any type of disordered eating pattern usually has a psychological component that must be addressed.  But there is also a strong physiological and biochemical component that is overlooked in many medical circles.  The cause and effect aspect of some […]
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Low Dose Naltrexone

Low Dose Naltrexone: A beneficial modulator of immune function An immune modulating agent that can help patients with HIV, cancer, auto-immune disease and central nervous system disease?  It’s available, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it has application to autism, Lyme disease and thyroid disorders also through its beneficial effect on the immune system.  It is called Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). Naltrexone in higher doses (50mg) was approved by the FDA in 1984 for helping heroin or opium addicts, as it blocked […]
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Sleep: A Most Important Element for Good Health

Sleep may be one of the most important things you can do for your health.  Sleep serves many functions for us, and is the time that our bodies do our rest and regeneration. At night, cortisol levels fall, which triggers the “shut down” message for our bodies also.  Melatonin, the hormone that differentiates between night and day, dark and light, increases.  That combination of hormonal events is necessary for healthy sleep patterns. Further, the fall in cortisol allows the immune […]
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NeurOptimal Neurofeedback: update and summer special

NeurOptimal neurofeedback is an amazing therapy with benefits for autistic-spectrum disorders, ADHD, Lyme disease, depression, anxiety and eating disorders to name just a few.  We have had a wide array of people doing sessions over the past year, with varying diagnoses, and the results have been impressive. Improved sleep, more positive emotional state, improved memory & cognitive function, and better ability to focus and concentrate are among the top benefits. Here are what some of our patients have experienced so […]
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Naturopathic Detox at RestorMedicine

New Detoxification Therapies at RestorMedicine We all know that we live in a polluted world … there is mercury in the fish we eat, lead in the water we drink, chemicals in the veggies we eat, and antibiotics in the meat and poultry we ingest.  And never mind the air that is constantly being dirtied by coal-burning power plants, the chemicals in medications, toxins in cleaning products, aluminum in personal care products … and it goes on.  Got the picture? […]
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Patients in Australia

Australian Patient Guide Patients living in Australia are very welcome here at RestorMedicine. Dr. Nicola is honored to be able to connect with and help Lyme sufferers in her homeland. Below is some information to help you better understand what it means to be an international patient at RestorMedicine. Topics covered include (click link below to go directly to that section): Setting Up Your Appointment Costs Supplements Medications Lab Work Bi-Annual Clinics in Australia   If you have any questions […]
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Working On Self… An Ongoing Exploration

I have a strong belief that we are all put on this planet for a purpose.  For some it may be to stay home and raise children, for others it might be medicine, helping those who are suffering and teaching people how to better prevent illness; or education, shaping our future generations; or research, to see how things work and develop better systems.  Whatever our purpose is, I believe we will fulfill our destiny better if we are introspective, always […]
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Functional Medicine Testing – The Top 5 Tests

The top five tests everyone should do (that won’t break the bank)! Adrenal and Reproductive Hormone Levels Ok, so maybe I don’t have my kids do this test, but most adults can glean useful information from it.  Cortisol is the stress hormone, so it can be impacted by any kind of stressor on the body from chronic pain and inflammation to sleep disturbance to nutritional imbalance. Imbalances in reproductive hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) in both men and women cause […]
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