BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY

Dr. Austin’s specialty: Our clinic is the only one in San Diego with doctors trained to do bio-identical hormone treatment in the Wiley Protocol™ fluctuating pattern. This mimics your body’s exact production of hormones and puts your hormone levels at optimal functioning for the best quality of life. This is referred to as multi-phasic dosing of bioidentical (natural) hormone replacement therapy. Used to balance hormonal levels, it provides the following benefits:

  • Build bone density
  • Lower lipid levels
  • Alleviate menstrual migraines
  • Elevate mood and psyche
  • Restorative deep sleep and dreams
  • Skin improvements
  • Improve sex drive

Explanation: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) should not be a static dose, as our hormones are not meant to be in a constant state all the time. Every hormone has its own rhythm of secretion, and we need to dose hormones as close as possible to mimic our natural cycles. This could enable us to achieve the peaks and valleys hormones need in order to create their own receptors and set the stage for the body to regulate itself. Every person would need a different amount of hormones based on their blood work and lifestyle.

What to expect:In individualized medicine, keeping track of your symptoms or patterns when they arise is key to dosing you appropriately. Lifestyle such as nutrition, supplements, medication, sleep all have a role in how you feel. Meal plans, herbs, supplements and lifestyle changes will all be advised.

 

PALEO CORNER AT OUR OFFICE

Please stop in to try one of our new products. Introducing the healthiest, most delicious foods that will help supplement your nutrition and take it to the next level of health. Now available at our Wellness Center:

Coconut butter: This organic, raw product is made from the flesh of coconuts. Coconut butter consists of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that support healthy cell membranes. Lauric acid is embedded in coconut butter and expresses modulating properties against fungi, viral agents, and bacterial which helps to elevate the immune system.

Nut butters: These nut butters add variety to your diet and are great substitutions for peanut butter. In the Paleo corner you can find macadamia nut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, walnut butter, cashew butter and cacao bliss.

Coconut oil: Coconut oil can be used for nearly everything from cooking to beauty products. Coconut oil consists of medium chain fatty acids and is one of the best oils to cook with since it is stable at high temperatures. It also has anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties and is a great energy boost, which may help weight loss.

AMRAP bars: These bars are one of the cleanest proteins bars available. The bars are made with real food, raw ingredients, no preservatives, and are gluten/soy-free. They contain the complete amino acid profile and essential micronutrients required for muscle growth and repair.

Coconut aminos: Trying to avoid soy or gluten? Coconut aminos are a great choice if you are looking for a substitute for soy/teriyaki sauce. They can also be used in dressings, marinades, sautés, and with sushi. Coconut aminos come from the raw sap of coconut making this an enzymatically alive condiment with naturally occurring amino acids.

Coconut flour: Looking for a substitute for baking, thickening sauces and soups, breading? Try coconut flour! This brand is a raw, gluten-free, and low carb option for those looking to be more creative with their real foods lifestyle. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber that aids in digestive health and helps balance blood sugar levels.

Coconut flakes: Looking for a fun, satisfying snack? Add some coconut flakes to mixed nuts, sprinkle on top of fruit, toast in the oven for a caramelized treat, or just enjoy plain.

Jerky: No sugar added! Looking for a boost on protein while you’re on the go? This is a great grass-fed option that will help you stick with your clean eating lifestyle. High in healthy Omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Paleo Kits Condiments: Looking for a clean dressing without rancid vegetables oils, added sugars or tons of artificial ingredients? We offer several different salad dressings flavors including wild berry, ginger cilantro, maple mustard, and tomato balsamic. We also carry a peach BBQ sauce and a Paleo ketchup.

Now offering Massage Therapy!

Massage treatments are available in 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes sessions

Jennifer Strouse, RN, LMT
Jennifer Strouse is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr
University in 2006 where she studied the phytochemistry of plants and
their influence upon human biochemistry. She also obtained a Masters
of Science in Regenerative Studies from California State Polytechnic
University, Pomona and completed a thesis project on medicinal plant
landscape design.
She is passionate about educating patients on how plants and nutrition
beneficially impact biochemical pathways in the body. She is also a
Metagenics Lifestyle Educator in First Line Therapy in which she
designs diet plans that promote beneficial health outcomes including
weight loss, reduced inflammation, and increased energy.

Acupuncture Treatments offered:

Traditional Oriental Medicine:
Ancient Medicine for Modern Times
Oriental Medicine is a complete medical system that has been in use for over 3,000 years. Oriental Medicine is a term used to describe several modalities to diagnose and treat many acute and chronic illnesses, as well as maintain optimal health in those individuals who wish to prevent disease. Those modalities include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutrition, Tui Na Massage, Cupping, Moxibustion and Gwa Sha.

Acupuncture:
Using the Body’s Own Energy to Heal
Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting extremely fine needles into specific points superficially on the body to stimulate what the Chinese call Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), increase circulation, relieve pain or affect the internal organs therapeutically. The manipulation of this Qi benefits health and aids in the healing of disease. All needles used are single-use/disposable and come in individual sterile packets. Acupuncture has no side effects and treats the cause as well as the symptoms. Acupuncture is endorsed by the World Health Organization, FDA and National Institute of Health. The acupuncture experience is one of relaxation and healing.

A more recent type of acupuncture, called ‘Electro-Acupuncture’, is commonly used to treat pain and neurological disorders. It involves placing small electrodes on the needles to send a low level pulsation into the treated area. In new studies this has been proven to enhance the release of endorphins into the system.

Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutrition:
Using Food and Herbs to Treat Illness
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a highly refined form of herbal therapy that dates back thousands of years. Based on a holistic understanding of your condition, we will create specific combinations of herbs customized for your needs. There are many different types of herbal formulas. Herbs may be taken as a tea, tablet, or extract. Herbs are an excellent way of complimenting an acupuncture treatment to enhance and prolong effects.
Traditional Oriental Nutrition is also used to treat illness. Food is commonly used to treat many diseases in the body and a patient may be instructed to include or exclude certain types of foods based on their particular diagnosis.

Tui Na Massage:
Relieve Pain Through Circulation and Stretching
Tui Na massage is a form of deep tissue massage that focuses on specific areas of the body. Your injury will be worked on to relieve your pain and increase your range of motion and promote the circulation of qi. The movements used involve stretching, breaking up adhesions, and techniques to increase circulation.
Cupping:
Relieve Pain and Respiratory Congestion
Cupping is a technique used that involves placing a special suction cup on the skin to promote the movement of qi. This technique is often used for the management of pain, tight muscles, as well as respiratory problems. It is a very useful way of alleviating wheezing due to asthma, colds, bronchitis and pneumonia. Cupping is painless, often gives immediate relief of symptoms, and tends to leave temporary marks on the skin, which resolves within a few days.

Moxibustion (Moxa):
A Warming Technique
Moxa is used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation. It is especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, weakness and cold conditions. It can be used directly on the skin or held over a point to warm it.

Gwa Sha:
Immediate Relief By Moving Stagnation in the Muscles
Gwa Sha (translated, scrape sand) involves repeated strokes with a tool that has a smooth edge on lubricated skin. It is moved down the muscle with a moderate pressure and causes stagnant blood to leave the muscle and come to the surface below the skin. A “sandy” looking mark, called sha, is left behind giving this ancient technique its name. The ‘sha’ can be dark purple to light pink, but is usually a shade of red. This is not painful, but does leave a temporary mark that resolves within a few days. It is typical to feel an immediate sense of relief of symptoms after using this technique.

We Provide Top Quality Professional Supplements

Supplements sold at California Natural Health are nutritional supplements and formulas that are scientifically formulated based on proprietary and published studies in nutrigenomics—how nutrition influences genetic expression for good health. In other words, food and other plant components send signals to cells in the body that ultimately influence our health. That’s why we say our nutraceuticals and medical foods help patients reach their “genetic potential through nutrition.” We provide our patients with the best quality supplements from Metagenics, Thorne and Genestra.

The Only Triple GMP-Certified Company: Metagenics is the only company to be awarded Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification from these leading independent auditors of quality. Our second clinic, in Solana Beach is a Metagenics Wellness Center. It is the first and only existing retail location where people have access to these professional line supplements without a mandatory physician visit. Supplments are sold at our office and also on-line for patient convenience:

If you would prefer to buy online you can do so here: https://draustin.mymetagenics.com