The way people feel and perform is a combination of how close they are to their optimal body chemistry and their genetically driven responses to exercise, rest, nutrition, prescribed medications, vitamins, supplements, and hormones, as well as many other factors. The variables in this complex ecosystem are all highly interdependent. Even a small change in one can have a substantial ripple effect to many others. Due to age, stress or trauma, a person’s body chemistry falls out of balance. Maintaining your optimal body chemistry on all levels can deliver better aesthetics, better muscle to fat ratios, better levels of energy, stamina, sharper mental acuity, better memory and a longer life.
So what if we could use our own DNA Blood Analysis to measure each individual’s unique body chemistry? PRISM Med Spa announces its cooperation with Integrated Genetic Solutions for the North Shore. Integrated Genetic Solutions (IGS) is a California software company that developed an exciting new ‘algorithm’, capable of mathematically analyzing your DNA and bloodwork, to come up with a personalized program designed to treat all your imbalances and achieve perfect health and wellbeing. Our doctors now have the power to medically treat imbalances and based on these results, prescribe tailored natural bio identical hormone replacement dosages, as well as other pharmaceuticals, NSF GMP-certified supplements, vitamins, electrolytes and nutraceuticals. WOW….. REALLY? This is literally takes all the guess work out of achieving perfect health, inside and out!
But why is having balanced hormones so important anyway? According to one of New York’s leading authorities Dr. Maria Levada, Gynecologist and F.A.C.O.G., who is on IGS’s Medical Advisory Board for Natural Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (NBIHRT), “hormones are natural substances made by our organs and function as ‘messengers’ between cells. The balance of hormones directly affects how our bodies function. Hormone imbalance leads to fatigue, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, depression, impaired immune function, chronic illnesses, debility and premature aging. A good hormone balance translates into energy, weight control, sexual vigor, youthful appearance, and an overall sense of well-being.”
However, in recent years there’s been an ongoing debate regarding the difference between “natural” bio identical hormones versus synthetic hormone replacement therapy and the potential dangers.
So how do Natural Hormones compare with Synthetic Hormones?
Synthetic estrogen is derived from the urine of pregnant mares and altered in a lab to produce a patentable and profitable product. Of the 200 molecules of estrogen in this synthetic product only 2 resemble the estrogen our body makes. Synthetic progestogen is a chemical formula made in the laboratory and also does not resemble that of human progesterone. The human body may respond to synthetic hormones by developing adverse reactions such as breakthrough bleeding, bloating, abnormal elevation of LDL or bad cholesterol. When used long term, synthetic hormone therapy replacement has been linked to serious complications such as heart disease, breast cancer, strokes and blood clots.
On the other hand, natural hormones are made from concentrated and purified plant extracts (soy and wild yam) and are bio-identical to the hormones produced in the human body because their molecular structure is exactly the same. They are FDA-Approved but cannot be patented because they are natural substances. A compounding pharmacy mixes the extracts with a trans-dermal cream that is then applied topically. Natural Hormones include: Estradiol, Estriol, Estrone, Micronized Progesterone and Micronized Testosterone. The personalized dosage is now available based on your DNA and bloodwork to achieve the ‘optimal’ results. This therapy relieves all the uncomfortable symptoms for women – hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, and for both men and women – weight gain, fatigue and sex drive.
For more information and to book your consultation for this innovative DNA & Blood Analysis, contact Prism Med Spa at 516-277-2293, which is located at 41 Main Street, Roslyn 11576. Prism was voted the Spa on the Northshore, as well as received the Roslyn “Excellence in Physicians” Award for 2015-2016.