Seed Rotation for Hormone Balance

wellnessDid you know there are foods that have the power to boost your body’s own production of hormones? It may be surprising, but there are certain seeds that contain high amounts of lignans, vitamins, and minerals that help support hormone production and release. These seeds are flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds. Integrating these seeds at different times during the cycle is known as seed rotation and helps to support optimal hormone balance.

To understand the potential power of seed rotation, it is important to be familiar with the basics of the female menstrual cycle. Continue reading “Seed Rotation for Hormone Balance” »

PRP Could Change Your Life

eyesThe options for regenerative skincare have become so advanced in the last few years; there is hardly any skin problem that can’t be overcome with a bit of medical science and ingenuity! PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is one such example of a ground-breaking treatment available to rejuvenate the skin and help it overcome signs of aging.

Explaining Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma is an injection that simply utilizes what is already in your body. Within your blood are a countless number of platelets that usually serve the purpose of clotting bleeding when it occurs. However, the platelets also contain vital growth proteins that are essential for the body to produce collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. Those three components serve as the foundations of healthy, youthful skin, and without them the skin begins to sag, lose its contour, wrinkle, and look aged. Continue reading “PRP Could Change Your Life” »

How to Begin the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

balanced dietWhile inflammation is a healthy and natural response in the body, its chronic presence can cause major health problems. Inflammation is the body’s attempt to protect the body from damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens, all if which can lead to health problems.

In the beginning that inflammation is beneficial because it heals wounds and is a part of our natural immune system. However, continual and chronic inflammation instigates more inflammation in the body, leading to a dangerous domino effect that ends with pain and suffering.  More studies than ever prove that chronic inflammation is the root cause of serious conditions like heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, so it is more important than ever to combat inflammation before it even begins. Continue reading “How to Begin the Anti-Inflammatory Diet” »

The Secrets to Health Hypnotherapy

hypnotherapyHypnosis makes a great sideshow on the Vegas Strip, but it also offers a legitimate method to overcoming health challenges like quitting smoking, losing weight, managing phobias, controlling pain, and minimizing the impacts of insomnia. So how exactly does it work, and why should you give it a shot?

Defining Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is drastically different from the stage hypnosis used by entertainers to convince otherwise logical people to cluck like a chicken and belt out a Madonna song. Compared to entertaining hypnosis, hypnotherapy is a therapeutic strategy to change unwanted behaviors, manage problems, and achieve new goals. Not only is it safe and even rejuvenating, but it creates a hypnotic state in which the patient can achieve mental and physical self-healing. Continue reading “The Secrets to Health Hypnotherapy” »

The Truth about Selenium Supplementation in Regard to Thyroid Function

thyroid 2There are benefits in taking Selenium supplements to help with thyroid function. Many patients take a Selenium supplement with their thyroid meds to assist the T4 to T3 conversion as well as protect against thyroid goiters. Recent studies have shown that Selenium supplementation can improve serum levels of T4, Free T4, Reverse T3, TPO and TgAb antibodies. Selenium is responsible for regulatory functions within the thyroid and supports the immune system. Ninety percent of the body’s immune system resides in the small intestine where most autoimmune disorders are seated. Furthermore, the majority of selenium is absorbed in the small intestine so those with autoimmune issues are at a higher risk of Selenium deficiency. Selenium deficiency can lead to exacerbation of Graves, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and other thyroid disorders.  Continue reading “The Truth about Selenium Supplementation in Regard to Thyroid Function” »

Could a Probiotic Solve Your Health Woes?

probioticsSometimes the most powerful health solutions are the simplest. Many people are often surprised to learn that bacteria can actually be the key to regaining their health. Yes, that’s right, bacteria. It is a major misconception that all bacteria has to spell out doom. The truth is that healthy bacteria is absolutely critical to the body in order balance the gut, prevent and treat some illnesses, and even help the skin look rejuvenated.

Introduction to Probiotics

Probiotics are the opposite of antibiotics. While antibiotics kill the bad bacteria that causes infections and illnesses, probiotics actually give the body healthy doses of bacteria. This makes sense, since the word probiotic actually means “promoting life”.

When the bacteria in the body falls out of balance in favor of “bad” bacteria, the intestinal tract reacts badly. Probiotics can be found in yogurt, fermented food, and supplements to effectively put the body back in a healthy balance. Continue reading “Could a Probiotic Solve Your Health Woes?” »

Is There Such a Thing as Needleless Acupuncture?

history of acupunctureAcupuncture is known as the ancient science of healing that uses very thin needles inserted into specific points of the body. Though the needles are completely safe and don’t cause any pain, you may find yourself wishing that you could reap the benefits of acupuncture without the use of needles. Turns out, it’s possible!

Microcurrent Point Stimulation: The Needleless Acupuncture

Microcurrent Point Stimulation applies low frequency DC current stimulation to the same acupoints targeted in standard acupuncture. This therapeutic protocol has been proven as an efficient and precise pain management strategy. It’s based on the belief that pain arises from several different locations on the body and requires a multi-system approach for permanent results. Continue reading “Is There Such a Thing as Needleless Acupuncture?” »

How Acupuncture Can Impact Fertility

acupuncture treatmentIf you are eager to have a child but are struggling to get pregnant, you’re no doubt feeling a whirlwind of emotions: frustrated, frightened, and upset, just to name a few! Whether you’re just beginning to worry or already undergoing fertility treatments, you should consider utilizing the incredible power of acupuncture to support and strengthen your likelihood of pregnancy.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture first arose in traditional Chinese Medicine nearly 3,000 years ago and served as a significant form of medicine in the Chinese civilization. The main purpose of acupuncture is to improve wellbeing by stimulating specific “acupoints,” or locations on your body. A fine, sterile needle is inserted into the skin at each acupoint to shift the body into repair mode so it can heal itself.   Continue reading “How Acupuncture Can Impact Fertility” »

What’s an IPL Laser and How Does It Help Your Skin?

ipl laserPerhaps you’ve heard of a new trend in cosmetic skin enhancement called the IPL Laser. This incredibly effective procedure can provide noticeable results for a variety of skin conditions. If you’re unhappy with your skin for any reason- aging, fine lines, or redness, for example- IPL could be your solution.

About IPL Laser Treatment

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. This high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled technology delivers a potent broad-spectrum pulse of light to target specific structures within the skin, such as the dark skin pigment called melanin or hemoglobin. This is different than the average laser because it utilizes a broad spectrum of wavelengths. When filtered, the IPL Laser can be used for a variety of conditions. Continue reading “What’s an IPL Laser and How Does It Help Your Skin?” »

IV Vitamins for Nutrient Therapy

IV Nutrient Therapy has been utilized in some form or another since IV use was started. IV nutrient therapy is used to achieve adequate levels of nutrients that will support your body’s needs. Intravenous administration of nutrients can achieve such serum concentrations not obtainable with oral or even intramuscular (IM) administration. Also, various nutrients have been shown to exhibit pharmacological effects usually dependent on the concentration of the nutrient and this level is usually not obtainable through oral administration. In addition, IV nutrient therapy may be more effective than oral or IM treatment for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits. Many different types of nutrients can be given during any IV therapy dependent on the patient’s deficits and/or conditions.

The Myers Cocktail IV therapy is the most common and sought out IV nutrient therapy given. Myers Cocktail was developed by the late John Myers, MD in the 1970s, which was an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula used to treat a wide range of clinical conditions.

The Myers Cocktail we use in our office consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Myers Cocktail has been found to be effective for  treating conditions such as asthma, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, chronic cough, cardiovascular disease, dysmenorrhea and other conditions.

Glutathione IV Therapy add-on is used to strengthen the immune system through detoxification. Glutathione is naturally found in your body and a great antioxidant source. Glutathione is a very simple protein molecule made up of a tripeptide composed of cysteine, glycine and glutamine. The secret of the Glutathione power is the sulfur (SH) chemical groups. Sulfur is a sticky molecule that traps bad things in the body, including free radicals and toxins like mercury and other heavy metals.

IV glutathione is a very important add on to IV nutrient therapy for its ability to detoxify as well as strengthen the immune system and yields excellent results across a variety of conditions, including serious chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, severe toxicity, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimers, stroke, depression, asthma, liver disease, MS, central nervous system damage, kidney disease, lyme disease and cardiovascular disease.

Vitamin C IV Therapy add on is a powerful antioxidant that helps by supporting the immune system, fighting infection, reducing inflammation and improving fatigue. High dose Vitamin C therapy has also been used to treat certain cancerous conditions with positive outcomes ranging from improved quality of life to tumor death. Vitamin C is best used to treat depression, fatigue, allergies, acute illnesses, promote wound healing, etc.  It takes an enormously large amount of oral Vitamin C to be effective but intravenous Vitamin C is better absorbed and more beneficial.

High dose magnesium is a powerful muscle relaxant.  We use it to stop migraines and for stress with excellent results.

At Hermann Wellness our providers and staff believe that IV Nutrient Therapy can help people get back to feeling great and aid others in maintaining a healthy balance life. Please, call 813-902-9559 to make appointment for an IV Nutrient Therapy treatment or consult at one of our conveniently located offices in Tampa or St. Petersburg.