December 2011 | Newsletter archives
Change from within to change forever
It may be a cliché, but beginning a new year can be a great time to begin to change. While I don’t necessarily subscribe to the idea of New Year’s Resolutions, I am a big believer in making positive changes to help improve overall health. If those changes correspond with the new year, that’s a happy coincidence. Change can happen and it can make you feel better than ever. It’s a matter of getting started, something that can be difficult, especially if you simply don’t have the energy. I can help change that.
Most of my patients come to me because they are at their wits’ end. They’ve seen several other doctors, and they don’t know where else to turn. I hear it over and over again: “You’re my last resort. If you can’t help me, I’ll just crawl into a cave somewhere and eat my way into old age.” They feel that they have no other options left.
As an endocrinologist, or hormone specialist, I help women (and men) deal with the effects of hormones on the body, both inside and outside. Endocrinologists are trained to think in terms of the domino effect. We think about how one hormone in one part of the body can signal another part of the body to respond in a particular manner, and how small changes can make big differences. Understanding the why helps us get to the what.
I’m also an energy specialist; it’s my job to figure out why you’re so tired and what we can do to get you reenergized, revitalized, and restored to your former energetic self. Chances are, it has to do with – yes – hormones.
Hormones are powerful chemical messengers that are produced by a number of different glands, circulate through the bloodstream, and generate a wide range of biological responses. Hormones affect both your physical and emotional well-being: if you’re happy or sad, depressed or elated, angry or tired, if you feel hungry or sleepy or sexy, your body is responding to hormones.
If you’re chronically fatigued, chances are it’s because of hormones. If you’re experiencing unexplained weight gain, hair loss, or dry skin, chances are it’s because of hormones. If you look in the mirror and notice your skin looking older than it did yesterday, chances are it’s because of hormones. If you can get your hormones rebalanced, you can also turn back the clock, both internally and externally. When your hormones function as they should, your energy, youth, and overall health can be restored.
So let’s work together to change what’s inside in order to positively affect your overall health. It can happen with something as simple as the food you eat, whether or not you exercise, and how much sleep you get. It all makes a difference, and they’re all things we can start to change.
The best part is that these changes can change you forever!
Be sure to read my book The Fatigue Solution: Increase your energy in eight easy steps. It will be available in March!