Vitamindrips are a fantastic way to get a super-shot of nutrients flowing right through your system. With a number a different vitamin cocktails available, these drips can help improve your energy, brain health, or even help you recover post-surgery.

Dr. Chris Frykman D.C., R.N. brings Vitamin Drips to our office every Monday and Thursday— Here’s a detailed list of all the power-packed formula drips you can choose from.

Original

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to combat a weakened immune system and get you back to life.

Nobody likes the seemingly never-ending symptoms that come along with catching a cold, or persistent allergies that ruin your spring and summer. The Original formula is perfect for folks suffering through these symptoms. Additionally, the Original formula helps reduce oxidative stress, protect against free radicals, boost your immune system and a lot more.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 +Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Chloride + Water

Energy

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluid, electrolytes, vitamins and active ingredients to promote adrenal function, mental acuity, and stress tolerance.

Who couldn’t use more energy? Between busy schedules and everyday stress from work and our personal lives, it can be hard to keep your energy rolling at an optimum pace. Even if you’re eating right and exercising regularly, sometimes you just need a boost to get you feeling ready to take on the world again.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Taurine + L-Glutamine + L-Arginine + Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Manganese + Chromium + Selenium + Copper + Chloride + Water

Recovery

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluid, electrolytes, vitamins and antioxidants to help the body rebuild and rid itself of unwanted toxins.

This is the perfect drip for anyone whose body is feeling overwhelmed by poor eating habits, allergies, muscle aches, a low metabolism, stress/depression, fine lines, and more. Basically if you’re feeling generally fatigued and down, the Recovery drip will help
you flush out unwanted toxins and give your body a nice restart.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Glutamine + L-Proline + L-Lysine + L-Carnitine + Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Manganese + Chromium + Selenium + Copper + Chloride + Glutathione + Water

Diet and Detox

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluid, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to burn stubborn body fat, detoxify your body to rid it of unhealthy toxins and boost energy.

This formula is a great option if you’ve been exercising regularly and eating well, but still can’t seem to shed the extra fat you’re carrying. Diet and Detox will help detoxify your vital organs, eliminate excess body fat, reduce excess cravings, and feel a boost in your metabolism and energy.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Glutamine + L-Carnitine + Magnesium + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Selenium + Chloride + Glutathione + Water

Brain Health

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to improve brain performance.

Perfect for those of you looking to feel sharper, enhance cognitive ability, improve memory, and boost your focus.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + L-Glutamine + N-L-Acetyl-L-Cysteine + L-Arginine + L-Taurine + Magnesium + Sodium + Glycerolphosocholine (GPC) + Calcium + Zinc + Chloride + Water

Pre-Surgical

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids Pre-Surgery to Enhance Healing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery procedures.

This is step one of a pre-cosmetic or plastic surgery formula series. It was specifically designed for patients as an intensive immunonutrition vitamin drip to help heal wounds faster, speed up recovery time, improve the quality of skin post-procedure, and more.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + Magnesium + L-Taurine + L-Arginine + L-Glutamine + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + N-L-Acetyl-L-Cysteine + L-Proline + L-Lysine + L-Carnitine + Copper + Selenium + Chromium + Chloride + Water

Post Surgical

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids Post-Surgery to Enhance Healing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery procedures.

This is step two of a pre-cosmetic or plastic surgery formula series. Specifically designed for post-procedure symptoms, this drip will help curb bruising, swelling, inflammation, scarring, infection rates, and more.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + Magnesium + L-Taurine + L-Arginine + L-Glutamine + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + L-Proline + L-Lysine + L-Carnitine + Copper + Selenium + Glucosamine + MSM + L-Glutathione + Manganese + Chromium + Chloride + Water

High Dose Vitamin C

A functional IV Injection providing replenishing fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to boost the body’s immune system.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient to keep your immune system in top shape. Although most Vitamindrip formulas contain a therapeutic dose of vitamin c, High Dose Vitamin C is effective with system infections including; colds, shingles, Ebstein-Barr and Lyme. It is also effective with any cancer diagnosis. Please note: High Dose Vitamin C drips require additional lab testing and consultation.

In this formula: Vitamin C + B 12 + B 1 + B2 + B3 + B5 +B6 + Magnesium + Glycyrrhiza + Sodium + Calcium + Zinc + Chloride + Water

Call for more information and to schedule! 612-922-8100

A major part of nourishing your body is integrating the right vitamin regimen into your daily routine.

Why should I take vitamins? Isn’t my body working the way it’s supposed to?

There are a number of essential vitamins that your body can’t get enough of simply from eating a balanced diet. Vitamin D, Ganoderma, and Omega-3 fatty acids are all examples of necessary vitamins that are difficult to integrate through diet alone.

The Lake Pointe 6

The Lake Pointe 6 is the top vitamins and supplements we recommend to each person to take regularly for a healthy, vibrant life!

Multivitamin – A multivitamin is essential to get your daily vitamins and nutrients.
Omega 3 – Taking a fish oil is crucial to brain health. Important fact: our body cannot make these on our own, we can only get it through diet or supplementation.
Probiotics – Good health usually stems from a healthy gut! Probiotics help to support a healthy gut and digestive system!
Plant Nutrients – The FDA recommends 13 servings of fruits and veggies per day. An easy way we get our servings in is through Dynamic Fruits and Greens powder which has 20+ servings of fruits and veggies in each scoop! And it tastes delicious!
Vitamin D – Vitamin D is essential for bone health, immune systems and energy levels!
Ganoderma – #1 superfood you can make part of your daily habit! We sell Ganoderma in capsule form, coffee, tea and protein shakes!

What is a MedPax?

MedPax is a customizable vitamin and supplement pack that we can design specifically for your health needs. The best part: Your MedPax will automatically be sent to you every 30 days, so you never have to worry about running out of vitamins! Taking your vitamins has never been easier!

An added bonus of using MedPax is it’s unique packaging and commitment to reducing non-renewable resources in their business practice. Their subscription method cuts down on 3-5 plastic bottles a month per person and helps reduce plastic waste polluting our oceans and bodies!

We’ve broken down our top MedPax vitamin recommendations into three levels of essentials that will help keep you healthy and feeling vibrant on any budget.

Good: Foundation Essentials

Foundation Essentials is a great option if you’re looking for a basic, pre-made vitamin pack to add to your daily routine. It includes:

*Foundation Essentials by Xymogen

  • ActivNutrients w/o Iron – Multivitamin
  • 650 EC Omega Monopure  – Omega 3
  • 30 Billion CFU ProbioMax Daily DF – Probiotic
  • D3 2000 – Vitamin D
  • Optimag 125 – Magnesium

*Dynamic Greens – Plant Nutrients
*Organo Coffee / Tea – Ganoderma

*Eligible for 20% off on March Super Wednesday!

Better: The Lake Pointe 6 MedPax

The Lake Pointe 6 MedPax was designed by the doctors at Lake Pointe to get you the best vitamin-bang for your buck, featuring their top vitamin recommendations. The difference between this level and Foundation Essentials, is that this level features vitamins with higher doses, meaning more nutrients for your body and better health support.

The Lake Pointe 6 MedPax

  • ActivNutrients (with or without iron depending on your needs) – Multivitamin
  • 1300 EC Omega Monopure – Omega 3
  • 40 Billion CFU ProbioMax Plus DF – Probiotic
  • D3 10,000 + K2 – Vitamin D

*Dynamic Greens – Plant Nutrients
*Organo Coffee / Tea – Ganoderma

*Eligible for 20% off on March Super Wednesday!

Best: The Ultimate Health MedPax

This level is designed for those of you who want to reach your maximum health potential in a completely customized vitamin package, designed by the doctors are Lake Pointe for your specific health needs. It includes:

  • A 15-minute consult to determine the best nutrients for you.
  • Custom Medpax which will likely include all of the Lake Pointe 6 PLUS supplements specific to your health needs: adrenals, joint care, injuries, allergies, cardiovascular health, brain health, hormones, etc. Price will vary depending on what you need.
  • *Custom Daily Protein Shake
  • *Dynamic Greens (Plant Nutrients)
  • *Organo Coffee / Tea (Ganoderma)

*Eligible for 20% off on March Super Wednesday!

Have any questions about these levels or customizing a MedPax? Give us a call at (612) 922-8100 to set up a helpful consult.

Here’s the honest truth: Staying healthy is hard work. We’re all managing the best we can but between busy schedules, stress and daily toxin exposure, we could all put more effort and focus into being healthier.

Lifelong good health takes dedication. That’s why we recommend detoxing twice a year. It’s a great opportunity to check in with yourself, refocus, and reset. We like to detox in the fall and spring, as the changing seasons are the perfect time to examine your habits and get your health back on track.

Fall Detox

We like to detox in the fall because our energy and movement is at an all time high coming off of summer. Between playing outside in the sun all day, endless excursions, and late night eating (and drinking), our bodies are burnt out, exhausted, and in desperate need of a reset.

A fall detox is the perfect chance to slow down and start to rest after a summer full of movement. As the season of harvest, fall is a great time to get back in the kitchen and start eating home cooked meals again. It’s also important to cut back on alcohol (at least before the holidays begin) and add 1-2 new lifestyle habits to carry throughout the year.

Spring Detox

Coming out of winter means you have likely been experiencing cabin fever indoors—especially here in Minnesota. Outdoor exercise has been hampered by freezing temps and icy sidewalks, and comfort foods are seemingly around every corner. It’s very easy to slip out of any healthy routine in the winter in lieu of a good exercise routine.

A spring detox is a great way to refocus your intentions and health goals by cleaning up your lifestyle. Resetting your diet and getting back into the habit of daily exercise is a great way to kick off spring.

Even though our bodies work as hard as possible to keep us detoxed every day, it’s important to give your body a detox boost twice a year to help reset and restore your body’s function to it’s maximum potential. Join us for our spring detox starting on February 25! Detox week costs $175 and includes a 7-day Core Restore Kit, a canister of Dynamic Fruits and a box of coffee or tea. We’re also partnering with other businesses in the community to bring you awesome deals to boost your detox even more – like one week free of unlimited sessions at Cyclebar! Call us at 612-922-8100 to sign up!


You may think that if you look fit and feel pretty good overall, that your body is healthy and there’s nothing you need to change to become even healthier.

The truth is: you can’t always tell what’s truly going on just by the way you look and feel.

Case Study

A patient of ours recently came into the office for a Wellness Evaluation. Since our Wellness Evaluation is a quick snapshot of a few of your body’s key markers, it’s a great first step into integrating Functional Medicine into your care plan and understanding where your body is health-wise right now.

The patient thought he was in good health because he considered himself skinny and had no health issues that he’s aware of—even though he indulges in chewing tobacco, drinks alcohol frequently, and pays mild attention to his diet.

Dr. Chad ran the following Wellness Evaluation tests for him:

  • Toxin and Inflammation Markers
  • Body Composition
  • Hydration Status
  • Body’s Mineral Status and pH Balance

When the results came back, most tests scored in the marginal to poor zone, which tells us that his lifestyle is affecting his ability to perform optimally.

Although this patient looked great on the outside and had a healthy workout regimen, his internal health was suffering because of his lifestyle. Dr. Chad likened it to a car looking great on the outside, but needing extra care under the hood to get everything running smoothly. The patient is now focusing on eating more vegetables, beginning a vitamin regimen, and decreasing tobacco and alcohol use.

After several weeks on this new healthy regimen, the patient will come back in for new readings to see the progress they’ve made.

Give us a call to ask any questions about the Wellness Evaluation, how it can help you, or to book your appointment! (612) 922-8100

It can be especially hard during winter months to get the right amount of Vitamin D in your diet. You may be feeling blue, or unable to shake the virus that’s been making its way through the office.

That’s because we typically get the majority of our daily Vitamin D intake from the sun—which is much easier to do in summer months when the sky is clear and we’re spending more time outside. However, we all know living in Minnesota that we don’t often get the chance to be outside for nearly half the year, leading to an entire population experiencing serious Vitamin D deficiencies. Our bodies need around 75% of skin exposed for an average of 30 minutes daily to make optimum levels.

If you’re Vitamin D deficient, you may feel depressed, fatigued, tired, or find it hard to recover from illnesses due to a weakened immune system. Severe Vitamin D deficiencies can even lead to brittle, soft bones and rickets, as your body needs Vitamin D to be able to process and deliver calcium to build and maintain strong bones.

An easy way to know whether you’re Vitamin D deficient or not is to take a Vitamin D test. We run a simple and affordable test in our office for just $60 that will tell us exactly how deficient you are and the right amount you should take to meet your recommended daily intake requirements.

Can I eat my way to healthy Vitamin D levels?

According to vitamindcouncil.org, you can’t get the daily recommended amount of Vitamin D just from your diet. That’s because there simply aren’t enough foods that are rich in Vitamin D to be able to deliver your daily recommended intake. However, you can still eat foods rich in Vitamin D—you’ll just have to pair your diet with a supplement.

 D3 5000 with K2 – 60ct = $15.95,  for everyday use!

K2-D3 10,000 – 60ct = $25.75, an upgrade for the winter months!

Vitamin D3 50,000IU Blister Pack = $19.90, this one is to be taken when you are sick or feel like you may be getting sick – you take 1 per day for 3 days. It’s also great to have when you’re traveling. They say 1 per flying day!

Give us a call today if you have any questions about the Vitamin D test or want to set up an appointment: (612) 922-8100.

We’re always searching for the best ways to get better sleep and feel more rested throughout the week. Here are our best suggestions (that we use too!) to help you get better rest.

1. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a wonderful holistic way to help your body get better rest. It can help produce melatonin, your body’s natural hormone that induces sleep. Acupuncture can also lessen anxiety, body pain, and other factors that lead to restless nights.

It can even help beat insomnia if you’re experiencing chronic restlessness symptoms. Our acupuncturist, Jalashree Pradhan, says that one acupuncture session can feel like the equivalent of 4 hours of rest.

2. Chiropractic adjustments

It can be shocking to unknowingly discover the amount of stress you’re carrying in your muscles, joints, and body as a whole. That’s why many people don’t realize how chiropractic adjustments can lead to a better night’s sleep. Sleep.org noted that one-third of patients reported immediate sleep improvements after having an adjustment.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, a chiropractic adjustment can help remove stress, muscle tension, and malalignments that have built up in your body over time. Just a few adjustments over a 15-minute session can help you get better sleep at night and feel more rested overall.

3. Keep it cool

There’s a reason most people say they get better sleep in the winter: cooler temperatures help your body dip into deep sleep easier and faster than warmer rooms. Your body has a natural temperature cycle throughout the day which sees your body warming up in the afternoon and cooling off before sleep.

Cooler temps also signal to your body that it’s time to produce melatonin. It’s recommended to keep your room anywhere from 60-68 degrees to help your body sink into restful sleep.

4. Meditation before bed

If your mind is racing from your busy days or can’t stop thinking about all the things you need to do tomorrow, try a meditation app. Calm and Headspace are two great apps that help you meditate, practice mindfulness, and ease your way into a restful night’s sleep.

Both apps feature guided meditations on a wide range of subjects, including anxiety, prioritization, sleep, and more that can help you mentally process your day and get ready for a healthy night’s rest.

5. Melatonin supplement

Melatonin supplements are a 100% safe, natural, and effective way to help your mind and body ease into a restful night so you can reach deeper sleep cycles. According to the Mayo Clinic, you’re also less likely to become physically dependent on melatonin supplements like you would a sleep-inducing drug, since your body is already producing the hormone.

Have a question about how we can help you get better rest? Give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

Focus.

Whether you’re juggling multiple projects at work, your kids’ hectic schedules, or simply a busy person with a lot on their plate, it can be a challenge to give each task the attention it deserves.

That’s where practicing focus techniques comes in handy. Our increasingly plugged-in and connected world has us pulled in so many different directions every day that our collective ability to focus has weakened, causing us frustration, anxiety, and a sense of chaos weaving itself throughout our days.

To get yourself back on track and your mind centered, we’ve put together these 3 simple yet highly effective tips for improving focus that you can do right now.

1. Prioritize your to-do list

Our very own Dr. Chad Peckels said it perfectly in this video:

Be Focused month continues! Here is one of the ways that Dr. Chad stays focused throughout the day! What do you do to stay focused? #befocused

Posted by Lake Pointe Wellness on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In the video, Dr. Peckels explains how he chooses to focus on one part of his day at a time instead of focusing on the day as a whole.

“If I am focusing on a hundred items, I can’t give each of those hundred items a high attention of focus. But if I consolidate down and look at these top 10 things that are right in front of me right now, I can give them all a pretty good attention to detail.”

He suggests breaking your day down into hour blocks of time, and deciding which tasks you can give your focus to and complete in that dedicated chunk of time.

2. Download a meditation app

Meditation apps are a great way to refocus throughout your day. Whether you prefer to meditate in the morning, midday, or before bed, meditation apps can help you calm your mind, filter your thoughts, and get you focused.

Headspace is a great meditation app that features 3-20 minute guided meditations on a series of diverse topics, including a specific pack called Finding Focus. The pack includes 30 guided meditations that help you with visualization and body scan techniques that will help you better focus on what you want.

Calm is another great meditation app you can try. Voted the 2017 App of the Year by Apple, Calm offers several guides including reducing anxiety, building self-esteem, and improving focus.

3. Use essential oils

Dr. Carrie’s favorite way to shift energy or clear negativity throughout her day is to use orange essential oils. She likes to put a drop or two in her hands, inhale it, and let the calming, focus-driven benefits take over.

October is “Be Focused” month at Lake Pointe! Dr. Carrie is here to share one of her favorite ways to stay focused throughout the day: Orange Essential Oil! 🍊🍊🍊#befocused #bewell

Posted by Lake Pointe Wellness on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Do you have any other focus tips you’d like to share? Add yours to Dr. Chad’s video here and make sure you’re following Lake Pointe on Facebook for weekly health tips!

With cold and flu season fast approaching, many of you might be busy stocking your medicine cabinets with symptom relievers and pain medicines. What about filling your shelves with herbal remedies and vitamins that will help you stay strong and healthy instead?
Here are our favorite vitamins, oils, and supplements we recommend taking to stay healthy and avoid getting sick this fall and winter.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a classic immune system boost that helps fight off colds and keep you healthy. It also acts as an antioxidant, helping rid your body of everyday toxins and protect your cells from free radicals. It’s also the #1 nutrient that gets depleted with stress – load up everyone! 1000mg daily, more if you’re symptomatic!

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a vital supplement for your bone and teeth, and is extra important for growing children. Without it, your body wouldn’t be able to absorb calcium and deliver it to your bones and teeth. Research has also shown that Vitamin D helps maintain a balanced mood (especially in winter months) and support a healthy immune function. 2000-5000iu daily, more if you’re symptomatic. A quick blood test can test your levels and see exactly how much you need!

Probiotics

Probiotics are necessary to keep your gut healthy and thriving. Probiotics are the “good” bacteria living in your gut that help support a healthy immune system as well as help keep you regular. 70-80% of your immune system function stems from your gut, so it’s important to make sure your bowels are running smoothly.

You can integrate them in your diet by taking a daily supplement with at least 20 billion cfu per capsule or eating foods rich in probiotics.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of those multi-purpose ingredients that’s great to always keep in your cabinet. Research has shown it helps reduce cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar, and aid in weight loss. You can take it orally and even add to a warm bath to help relieve cold symptoms. Use it to make your Fire Cider this year!

Thieves Oil

A lesser known cabinet essential. Thieves oil is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal essential oil blend. The blend includes clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. We recommend applying to the bottom of your feet daily to help support your immune system and ward off viruses during cold and flu season.

Ravens Oil

Cold season means lots of congestion, and Ravens Oil is the perfect natural remedy to help relieve your chest. It’s made with a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus radiata, ravensara, wintergreen, and lemon. Apply it to your chest and back while you’re battling a cold and it will help soothe congestion and ease your congested airways.

Vira-Pel

This herbal remedy helps your body defend itself against viral infections. Vira-Pel ingredients include Olive Leaf, Hyssop, Raspberry Leaf, Schisandra Berry and Echinacea Root. Keep this on hand all season long!

INF Fighter

This herbal remedy helps you steer clear of bacterial infections with a blend of goldenseal root, echinacea root, and chaparral.

Kid Cold

Keep your little ones’ immune systems strong with this herbal remedy made just for them that helps ward off colds. This blend includes Echinacea Root, Elder Berry, Elder Flower, Ginger Root. Magic in a bottle!

Gan Mao Ling

A common cold remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine – herbs shorten duration of cold and flu and alleviates symptoms.

Dao Labs – Immunity Support

Go to for cold and pollen seasons. Pear + Ginger powder added to water, strengthens the immune system and safeguards the body from airborne pathogens.

 

Have any questions about these supplements, or want to start your natural medicine cabinet? Stop in or give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

What are probiotics, exactly?

Probiotics are the good bacteria living in your gut. When you take a probiotic, whether it’s a supplement or your favorite fermented food, you’re ingesting billions of live microorganisms that help keep your gut balanced, your waste system running smoothly, and your body healthy and happy.

Over the past decade, study after study has demonstrated just how important it is to have a diverse bacterial microbiome in your gut to support a healthy body and immune system. It has been observed that health issues begin to arise when the bad bacteria start to take over, or when there aren’t enough good bacteria present in your gut to help fight off illness and infection.

Everything from digestive problems to allergies—and even mental health issues—can be traced back to your gut and the harmonic balance of good and bad bacteria. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to your gut when you’re not feeling your best, as it’s likely there’s an imbalance in good bacteria causing you to feel out of sync.

When should I take probiotics?

Probiotics can be taken every day as part of your diet and supplement routine. They will help keep you regular, help balance your mood, promote good digestion, promote weight loss, enhance immune function and a long list of extra benefits.

If an antibiotic is necessary, we highly recommend taking probiotics during and after for at least twice as a long as you were on the medication. Since the antibiotics’ job is to kill off the bad bacteria that has caused infection, one unfortunate side effect is that they kill off all the good bacteria too. This can actually make you very prone to developing yeast overgrowth! That’s why taking a probiotic supplement is essential to restore your natural, healthy gut balance much faster.

What kind of probiotic should I be taking?

To make sure your gut bacteria is diverse and balanced, you should first and foremost take a look at your diet. There are many foods that are saturated with probiotics, including sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, pickles, miso soup, and even dark chocolate. Check out tutorials by Donna Gates for DIY fermented veg recipes. Yum!

If you’re not getting at least 1 tablespoon per day of fermented foods, start meeting your body’s needs with Ortho Biotic Capsules – 1 per day, by Ortho Molecular.

If you have any questions about your gut or want to try a probiotic supplement, feel free to give us a call at (612) 922-8100.

Hormonal balance is vital to your overall health—especially if you’re having issues with fertility. Many fertility issues—for both men and women—stem from hormones gone haywire. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by a number of different factors, from what’s on your dinner plate to your everyday stress levels.

We’ve put together a great list of things you can do right now to help balance your hormones and get your body on track for optimal fertility.

Decrease Stress

Decreasing stress is easier said than done, but it’s a vital part of creating balance in your body’s intricate endocrine system. When you’re stressed, your body releases cortisol which can disrupt your sex hormones and cause your fertility to plummet.

Some quick tips to help destress your mind and body include acupuncture, massage, meditation, epsom salt baths, reading before bed, developing a steady exercise routine, or taking an adrenal gland supplement that helps your body manage stress at a cellular level. The right combo of nutrients such as; ashwagandha, rhodiola, L-Theanine and even melatonin helps improve your body’s stress resilience and strengthens your stress response.

Improve Body Composition & Increase Exercise

Excess fat on your body can play a big role in disrupting your hormones. It’s a little cat and mouse in the sense that stress can cause excess fat, and having excess fat can further worsen your body’s physical stress. Increasing your muscle mass by regularly exercising is one great way to help rid your body of excess fat, clear your mind, and regulate your stress levels. Also, a clinically guided detox, can be just the thing to rid excess toxins out of stored fat!

Also, keep an eye on your diet. Diets rich in leafy greens, organic vegetables, and sustainable proteins will certainly help balance out your body composition and contribute positively to your overall health.

Decrease Toxins & Increase Nutrients

Toxins are an unavoidable part of life. Air pollution, non-organic foods doused with pesticides, smoking cigarettes, and unfiltered tap water can all contribute to more toxins being introduced into your body. Take stock of all the things you’re consuming in your daily life to see what sort of toxins may be affecting your body, and see what you can cut out right away.

Buy organic produce. They will help reduce your exposure to pesticides and chemicals farmers use on crops. If you can’t, check out the Environmental Working Group’s annual release of the Dirty Dozen, or the most pesticide-saturated foods. Try to avoid eating too many processed foods, even if they’re labeled “organic”. (Tip: Those organic processed foods can be expensive and are probably the things that are busting your healthy food budget!)

You can also filter your water, quit smoking if you still smoke, and load up on antioxidants to help combat toxins in your body. Nearly everyone in our office is drinking NutriDyn’s Fruits & Greens, which is a super antioxidant drink with the power of 20+ servings of fruits and vegetables—it’s a really great option for busy folks to get their daily dose of antioxidants.

Balance your Blood Sugar

Making sure your blood sugar is at a health level is vitally important to your hormonal health. We can check your blood sugar in office during our Functional Physical to determine where your levels are, and help you with a plan to get them back at healthy numbers. In the meantime, make sure you’re cutting back on excess sugar in your diet from drinks and sweets, and eating lots of healthy organic vegetables.

Get Good Sleep and Fresh Air

Don’t underestimate a good night’s sleep. Your body needs proper rest to be able to rebuild and restore after a busy day. Make sure you’ve developed good sleep hygiene, including a smartphone cutoff time to reduce your exposure to harmful, sleep-defying blue light right before sleep. Try using an eye mask if you have trouble with light, or talk to us about time-released melatonin that will help you get to sleep and stay asleep in a completely natural way. And don’t forget to get fresh air, it can help you relax and sleep better at night, too.

If you have any questions about hormone imbalance, fertility issues or what we can do to help get you on track, give us a call at (612) 922-8100.