HORMONE BALANCING

ENDOCRINOLOGY

CCIM is a nationwide leader in endocrinology. We use blood, saliva, and urine (DUTCH) testing to comprehensively assess hormone levels. Dr DV is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and has extensive experience treating medical conditions using hormone therapies.

Hormones are important molecules and compounds which facilitate communication between cells in the body, and tell DNA what to do. Impaired levels of hormones can be common causes of medical problems.

Dysbiotic gut inflammation from a damaged microbiome causes endocrine problems. The restoration of hormone balance while repairing the microbiome is our unique specialty.

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE ENDOCRINE PROBLEMS THAT RESULT FROM DYSBIOTIC GUT INFLAMMATION:

HORMONE BALANCING

ENDOCRINOLOGY

CCIM is a nationwide leader in endocrinology.
We use blood, saliva, and urine (DUTCH) testing
to comprehensively assess hormone levels.

HORMONE BALANCING

ENDOCRINOLOGY

CCIM is a nationwide leader in endocrinology.
We use blood, saliva, and urine (DUTCH) testing
to comprehensively assess hormone levels.

Our Endocrinology service is as follows:
1. Schedule a consultation
2. Get your hormones tested (blood/saliva/urine)
3. Start treatment: custom compounded bioidentical hormone treatment formula, or other hormone treatments we use, such as: Vitamin D (Decara), Thyroid, Insulin, IGF1 (or ghreline agonists / GHRH), peptide hormone treatments, or hormone lowering treatments such as:
  • Estrogen lowering aromatase inhibitors (anastrozole)
  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) lowering 5-alpha reductase inhibitor treatments (finasteride)
4. 2 weeks into treatment, report back your experience so that it is optimized.

ENDOCRINOLOGY

CORTISOL PHYSIOLOGY  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4263906/ 

  • 11 beta HSD1 – promotes conversion of inactive cortisone to cortisol, promotes Cushing-like fat redistribution, promotes weight gain, obesity, metabolic syn, glaucoma, bone resorption
  • Chronic inflammation leads to damage to the cortisol receptor
  • Chronic cortisol secretion leads to down-regulation / resistance of the cortisol receptor to cortisol binding
  • Cortisol’s job is to regulate the inflammatory response; cortisol dysfunction therefore leads tissues susceptible to intracellular and tissue degeneration / breakdown, celluar death and aging
  • Cortisol dysfunction leads to chronic pain
  • SALIVARY CORTISOL TESTING IS HIGHLY ACCURATE 
  • MORE SALIVARY CORTISOL STUDIES
    • Chest. 2011;140(5):1216-1222
    • Neuropsychobiology.1989;22(3):150-69
    • Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2005; 113(4):225-230   
    • The British Journal of PsychiatryJan 2004,184(2)136-141 
  • Restoring normal cortisol function in adrenal insufficient patients https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3475279/

Patterns of Salivary Estradiol and Progesterone across the Menstrual Cycle: 

ESTROGEN

MISCELLANEOUS

ANABOLICS / ANDROGENS

PROGESTERONE 

Progesterone treatment for migraine: 

Progesterone to prevent and treat neuropathic pain: 

Neuroregenerative effects of progesterone: 

Progesterone for acne: 

TESTOSTERONE

PREGNENOLONE

TBI & Endocrinology / Dr Mark Gordon: 

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and gut dybiosis 

Endocrinopathy of CRPS in women:

Cortisol for chronic pain 

LDN for chronic pain 

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Bioidentical Hormone treatments in women decrease inflammation, decrease vascular inflammation/heart attack and stroke risk, improve immune system function, decrease depression, relieve menopause symptoms, improves health outcomes based on this 3-year study:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23627249

And no side effects / blood clot / cancer risks were noted

Impaired estrogen signaling/metabolism is linked to autoimmune diseases

We address this by using progesterone and emphasizing a plant-based diet to optimize estrogen metabolism and signaling. Progesterone regulates the estrogen receptor, and a plant-based diet promotes optimal excretion of inflammatory estrogen metabolites.

Progesterone (and testosterone) suppresses autoimmune inflammation:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51919501_Progesterone_and_Autoimmune_Disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7923746

PROGESTERONE FOR SCLERODERMA

  • Fibroblasts are activated in scleroderma and create scar tissue in the lung in pulmonary scleroderma. Progesterone inhibits fibroblast activity https://www.karger.com/Article/PDF/233673
  • T cell activation in scleroderma promotes inflammation; progesterone inhibits T cell activation https://www.nature.com/articles/mi201735
  • Scleroderma is characterized by Th1 immune activation; progesterone inhibits this and promotes a Th2 immune activation

  

Testosterone for MS: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2724009/

PROSTATE

Microbiome & Prostate disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29795140

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31493090

Testosterone for prostate cancer patients:

CHRONIC PAIN:

LDN 3mg at night (provided by compounding pharmacist)

Hormone Treatments: Cortisol, Pregnenolone, DHEA, Testosterone, Progesterone, IGF1

DIAGNOSIS

Identifying the root cause.

TREATMENT

Custom tailored care.

REVERSAL

Beyond recovery, reversal.

PREVENTION

Protecting your body 24/7.​