Treatment Provided at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine in Seattle, we help you achieve successful results by working to heal and regenerate your body using a blend of naturopathic remedies personalized for your needs.
- Metabolic Cleansing & Nutrition Coaching
- Bioidentical Hormones
- Homeopathy & Herbal Medicines
- State of the Art Lab Tests & Genomics Testing
- Weight Management Plans
- Infrared Sauna
- IV Therapy
- Physical & Gyn Exams
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
- Accidents and Injuries
- Acute Illness – Colds & Flus
- Adrenal Function
- Andropause (Male Menopause)
- Anxiety & Depression
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Cancer Protection
- Chronic Infections
- Digestive/GI Disorders
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Headaches & Migraines
- Immune Dysfunction
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Joint Pain or Stiffness
- Libido (Loss & Restoration)
- Nutrition Deficiencies
- Premature Aging
- Skin Problems
- Sleep Disorders
- Thyroid Function
Hormone-related health issues should always be addressed using the safest approaches possible.
To get started, a thorough case history, nutritional and hormonal exam, and lab testing will guide your doctor to form a diagnosis and report of findings. They can then design a comprehensive treatment plan that is both safe and effective for you.
Keys to safe hormone treatment
When hormones prescriptions are used in treatment, we want to make them safe and efficient in the body. Following are some important factors to ensuring safety:
BioIdentical Hormones — Bioidentical hormones are structured to exactly mirror the structure of the hormone naturally secreted by the body. Non-bioidentical (or modified) hormones do not match this natural structure and therefore can cause excessive binding or unstable and incomplete binding to the hormone receptor sites, which cause different effects. The liver was not meant to process non-bioidentical hormones, so the processing is slower and those hormones can accumulate in the body.
Best-Type Hormone Preparation — Bio-identical hormones are more suitable for longer term use than the synthetics.
Safest Route of Administration – Use the safest and most efficient hormone treatment, personalized to your needs. There are many options from which to choose, including: oral, sublingual, buccal, nasal, transdermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and vaginal. Talk with your doctor about what’s most comfortable for you.
Simultaneously Correct All Important Hormone Deficiencies — The body uses hormones in balance with one another, and major goal is to mimic nature in the balance intended. This is a safer approach. For example, thyroid replacement treatment is not well tolerated if a person also has a cortisol deficiency. Similarly, estradiol treatment, when balanced with bio-identical progesterone, is safer and better tolerated by the body.
Correct Startup for Treatment — Some hormones require working up to the therapeutic dose, while others are best started at the therapeutic dose.
Follow-up Appointments and Testing — Regular check-ins with your doctor ensures better safety, and allows for fine-tuning of your treatment based upon changes in diet, work, sports, sleep, disease, and stress.
We take the time to create caring, attentive relationships with our patients, helping families over the years. Along with natural hormone balancing and anti-aging therapies, we also provide lifestyle coaching to support your goals for healing and well-being.