We are absolutely thrilled to announce our newest program offering called Hormone Harmony Foundations (HHF). This is a streamlined way to get in-depth laboratory insights through hormone testing and get our team’s expert advice on balancing your hormones.
With balanced hormones, you can:
- Have great energy throughout the day
- Focus and get things done
- Feel strong and vibrant in your body
- Regulate your emotions and build your resilience
- Enjoy a fulfilling and satisfying sex life
- Sleep through the night and wake up feeling ready to face the day
Doesn’t that all sound delicious? (And, yes, in your perimenopausal and menopausal years it is totally possible to enjoy all of these things!)
As a membership-based practice, we are committed to walking the healing path with each patient so we can allow time for the body to respond as we learn how to best support each person’s unique needs. We know that true healing takes a commitment, and we are also strongly committed to our patients, which is why we love working with people in our Vital Woman annual memberships.
What Is Hormone Harmony Foundations?
In recent years, more and more people have been asking us for a way to have a single visit with one of our hormone experts. Many new people reach out to us because they want to have an opportunity to ask a few questions and get a compass read on how we would address their health concerns.
We heard you! And we created Hormone Harmony Foundations (HHF) as an answer to that call.
With HHF you get a one-time visit with one of our naturopathic doctors to go over a thorough panel of pre-set labs that will help you understand the foundations of health that may be specifically impacting your hormones.
Who Is This For?
This program is perfect for someone who is generally healthy but wants expert guidance on understanding your unique body and how to best support yourself with: perimenopause, menopause, PMS, stress and fatigue, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, skin issues, brain fog, low libido, hot flashes or other annoying hormonal symptoms.
We will also take a look at your health routines, including what supplements you are currently taking, and together we will create a treatment plan so you can know how to focus your self-care efforts and feel confident about how to take great care of your body.
This is a great way to set yourself up for happy hormones and long term vitality!
Did you know that your level of health and vitality before perimenopause can impact your experience of this often hormonally tumultuous time in a woman’s life either for the good or for the bad….? The same holds true for menopause.
Addressing hormone imbalances early and having strong self-care over time can greatly improve one’s experience as you move through the inevitable changes. That’s why, at TWVC, we take a proactive and holistic approach to all of our patient care.
A Note About Hormone Testing
Hormones are such tiny little chemicals, but they really do run the show when it comes to managing overall health and vitality, especially as we start to get older.
Unfortunately, a lot of times conventional doctors don’t offer testing for hormone balance at all, or if they do it is usually very basic testing. And that often leaves people with more questions than answers when it comes to understanding their health.
At TWVC we do a range of testing to get a bigger and more complete picture of what’s going on. (You can get started right away with our Hormone Harmony Foundations program HERE.)
For example, for assessing thyroid health, a conventional doctor might order a test for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone); here at TWVC, we run a panel of 6 different markers that tell the complete picture of thyroid health.
Most doctors won’t test adrenal function at all, but with a test kit collected at home we look at several cortisol levels over the course of a day in order to understand the impact that stress is having on your health and hormone balance (feeling the effects of burnout anyone??).
As another example, instead of just getting one fasting glucose annually, which is standard for most conventional doctors, we also look at fasting insulin and Hemoglobin A1C which is an average of the last three months. We also sometimes order a CGM (continuous glucose monitor) for patients to get even more data about blood sugar fluctuations 24/7.
In the FAQs on the Hormone Harmony Foundations page, you can see a complete list of the tests that we recommend the most often for getting started towards more hormone balance and overall health.
Test Interpretation: What Does it All Mean Anyway?
The interpretation of test results is another important difference between how we work and how conventional doctors tend to approach test results. Instead of seeing results as “good” or “bad” we consider every test result as a data point along the journey. We also look for patterns to understand what the various labs are telling us about the overall picture, and we aim for optimal health rather than just looking for levels to be in “normal” ranges.
Getting this in-depth analysis and expert strategy is the key to finally getting the answers you are seeking! When you have clarity about what is going on in your body, what you need most to feel better right now, and confidence about how to take great care of yourself for the long run, you can focus your energy on all the *other* important things in your life.
Get all the details about Hormone Harmony Foundations and sign up today so you can create hormone balance now and for your future self!