Anti-Aging and Naturopathic Medicine Services

Phoenix Medical Weight Loss Doctor Robin Terranella, N.M.D. and fellow Phoenix Medical Weight Loss Doctor Christy Cline, N.M.D. at Southwest Integrative Medicine develop treatment plans specific to your unique ability to self-heal. As part of this plan, any obstacles to your body’s natural capacity to rejuvenate itself are identified and eliminated. Common obstacles to optimal health are sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets, and chronic high stress levels. The specialists at Southwest Integrative Medicine in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area offer numerous services that directly address these obstacles to experiencing optimum health as well as services that jump-start your inherent ability to self-heal and treatments for unwanted health conditions.

Dr. Terranella and Dr. Cline combine different healing modalities to get you to your best self. You will be asked about your medical health history, lifestyle habits, and your goals for a healthier, happier you. To support you in reaching these goals and to provide you with the medical care you need, your naturopathic doctor may recommend some of the services listed below.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Phoenix, AZ

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be an important part of a naturopathic medicine treatment plan. As your body ages, your body stops producing hormones as the same rate as it used to. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, unlike synthetic hormone therapy, uses hormones that exactly match the chemical composition of the hormones produced by your body. When your endocrine system does not function as it should, we do not get the correct hormones in the correct doses when we need them. This causes a whole host of problems that affect your entire health system inclusive of your physical, emotional and mental states. A naturopathic medicine and BHRT practitioner specializes in using these natural hormones to balance your body without unwanted side effects. By bringing your body back into hormonal balance, you will have more energy, mental clarity, and feelings of good health. Read more about how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you. 

Medical Weight Loss Programs in Phoenix, AZ

For many weight loss can be a frustrating mission for those trying to reach or maintain their target weight. The sometimes obvious and basic equation of: Eating Less + Moving More = ? Weight Loss, does not always work. This is because your life is not in a test tube and there are many other factors at play that needed to be accounted for. Our Phoenix AZ physician weight loss programs offer the opportunity to discover these hidden weight loss factors and deal with them directly. This approach offers weight loss can be sustainable and be more predictable. As you will see this option is desired opposed to the fluctuating helpless experience that is so common in most mainstream weight loss programs.

HCG Diet

The HCG Medical Weight Loss Diet is offered as part of a full range of natural and holistic services. HCG is a hormone produced naturally by the body. Whereas many fad diets get you stuck in a pattern of losing weight and then quickly gaining it back—the HCG diet helps you lose weight and keep it off. When prescribed by a qualified physician, the HCG hormone can assist in healthy, fast-acting weight loss. Because this diet is overseen by a naturopathic weight loss professional, you get the added benefit of a diet that is customized to the needs of your body and lifestyle. You will supported so you get the diet and exercise you need to keep you at your ideal weight and feeling and looking your best.

Uncover the Internal In-Balance

Most physician weight loss programs will begin with a thorough examination of your internal physiological processes that relate to weight gain.

Common internal issues that result in weight gain:
Hormonal imbalances – Hormones are instrumental in maintaining the body’s physiological balance. Excess estrogen, low thyroid hormones, high cortisol, or low testosterone, can sabotage even the most precise phoenix weight loss plans.

Thyroid Issues – Thyroid hormones that are out of balance, benign or cancerous Thyroid tumors, and lack of iodine are all contributing factors in thyroid malfunctions. When the thyroid under performs – hypothyroidism – patients usually experience weight gain.

Poor diet and exercise plan – In some cases, excess exercise and too low calories can actually exacerbate an already sluggish metabolic function. It also send the wrong messages to the brain and can trigger hormonal imbalances.

Insulin/blood sugar imbalance – Healthy blood sugar levels are dependent on the efficiency of the pancreas and its ability to produce insulin. High and low levels of blood sugar can effect energy levels and food cravings. This has a direct correlation to weight gain/loss.

Benefits of a Physician Guided Weight Loss Program

The benefits of a physician guided weight loss program are that it provides key insights into holistic health while you lose weight. It maintains weight loss by achieving a relative balance, rather than depleting the body of necessary calories and nutrients. Some of these common solutions include:

Common treatments for weight loss include:
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (bHRT) – Phoenix weight loss physicians work to balance hormones using 100% natural bio-identical hormones. BHRT works seamlessly with your own hormone synthesis and enhances the metabolic function of your cells.

Vitamin Therapy – By ensuring the body has adequate levels of key vitamins, food cravings are significantly decreased. Cravings are often the body’s cry for nutritional help and vitamin injections can help.

Prescription Medications – Prescription weight loss medications should always be utilized under strict physician supervision. However, these should be used only as a last resort. These can be anything from hormone injections to appetite suppressants and stimulants. Weight loss physicians will actively monitor dosages to coincide with weight loss and adjust the dosage accordingly. Other prescription medications may need to be adjusted as weight loss occurs.

HCG Diet and Weight Loss – SW Integrative Medicine offers the HCG Diet in Phoenix and Scottsdale area. They offer free consultations to discuss the details. Below you will find frequently asked questions about this popular diet.

Long term results

A physician weight loss program is more likely to give long term results and fit your lenses with long-term perspective. This is because our Phoenix medical weight loss doctors have a desire to improve your health overall. Weight related health conditions make up a large portion of the medical costs. Make sure your weight loss program has a plan for the long term, what you do after the diet, how to incorporate the current plan into your old lifestyle. These two have to merge for lasting results.

Additional Services Offered by Southwest Integrative Medicine:

  • Hormonal Imbalance Treatment for Men & Women
  • Acupuncture
  • Weight Loss
  • Nutrition
  • Heart Health

A naturopathic doctor can help you to address all levels of your health naturally. Expert medical support can provide you with a personalized treatments plan treating the root of your symptoms to bring you back to a state of wellness.

Contact Phoenix Medical Weight Loss Doctor Robin Terranella, N.M.D. at Southwest Integrative Medicine, and fellow Phoenix Medical Weight Loss Doctor Christy Cline, N.M.D. today for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation to determine a customized treatment plan for your weight loss and health goals!