Your hormones. Your base line.
Hormone imbalances affect both men and women, and can happen at any stage of life, particularly following periods of stress. Poor nutrition, lack of regular exercise and draining emotional situations can also contribute to disruption in the hormonal system, resulting in imbalance and disfunction.
The most common symptoms can be just that — common — and are frequently overlooked or misdiagnosed. You should consider the possibility of hormone imbalance if you are suffering from:
- Poor Sleep
- Weight Gain
- Mood Swings
Why bio-identical matters.
Bio-identical hormones are very different from chemically altered, synthetic hormones. The difference lies in the molecular structure. Bio-identical hormones contain the same molecular structure as those naturally produced by your body. Hormone receptors in multiple types of tissue recognize and receive bio-identical hormones properly, like a key fitting into a lock.
Small doses of bio-identical hormones can make a remarkable difference in your health, energy and vitality.
Saliva tests are the gold standard for accurately measuring hormone levels, and the only testing method offered by Lynn Chadd.
Thorough analysis. Thoughtful treatment plans.
Thyroid disorders frequently remain undetected, despite routine testing methods, and can severely affect overall health. The thyroid regulates your body's metabolism and influences virtually every organ system in the body by telling organs how quickly, slowly, or effectively they should work. If your metabolism is your body's engine, your thyroid is the gas pedal — you're not going anywhere without it.
More than 12% of the population will develop a thyroid disorder in their lifetime, and 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder at menopause. Yet a full 60% of those affected by thyroid disorder aren't aware they have a treatable condition.
The thyroid can either over or under-function. Under-functioning is far more common, with symptoms including:
- Weight Gain
- Water Retention
- Puffy Face
- Dry Skin
- Muscle Pain
- Irregular Periods & Infertility
- Poor Sleep
Hearing, believing, resolving.
Chronic conditions often respond very well to "out of the box" thinking, or what's called an "integrative" approach in the medical community. Lynn Chadd takes time for careful listening and creative investigation, knowing she is the end of the line for many patients demoralized by endless specialist visits and inconclusive testing. With warmth, efficiency, and expertise, Lynn specializes in collaborating with patients to diagnose and treat many difficult conditions, including:
- Thyroid Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Leaky Gut (severe intestinal inflammation)
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Metabolic Syndrome (Insulin Resistance or Pre-Diabetes)
& Breast Health
What is Thermal Imaging?
Medical Thermal Imaging uses a heat-sensitive camera to measure the temperature or heat coming off of the body. Areas of increased heat are generally caused by inflammation or new blood vessel formation. New blood vessel formation is called a Neovascularity, and is the result of Angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the process by which small blood vessels are formed and move in to surround a tumor, providing glucose and other chemicals to stimulate growth.
The Thermal Imaging camera senses very small temperature changes which can be documented and monitored over time. Temperatures are compared to previous images for changes or irregularities in vascular patterns.
A new view on breast health.
Changes related to early breast cancer can be seen via Thermal Imaging an average of 8-10 years before they are visible on a mammogram. There is no harm or pain during the Thermal Imaging progress, and it is FDA-approved. Some woman chose thermal imaging as their primary breast cancer screening tool, while others use it in conjunction with mammography. It is particularly well-suited for women with breast implants or very dense, fibrous breast tissue.
Alternating between Thermal Imaging and mammograms reduces exposure to radiation, and provides a full spectrum of information on breast health.