How much are you willing to pay to prevent disease and live a higher quality of life? Is it the cost of a co-pay for a 15 minute doctor visit and then leaving with a prescription for a medicine to bandaid symptoms of an issue you are having? Does this sound productive to you? This is typically what happens in standard of care. May I remind you that being given a prescription to bandaid symptoms is in NO way related to finding and then fixing the cause of the disease or issue:
- Heart Disease
- Gut Issues
- Autoimmune diseases
to name a few.
At my Happy Hormone Cottage, we reside in the world of Functional Medicine. What is functional medicine? It is the study of how the WHOLE body works together; and then the focus is on FINDING AND FIXING The ROOT CAUSE of disease and illness. To me, this makes so much more sense, especially in the long run… To keep us healthy, to prevent disease, and most importantly to live a higher quality of life. This is especially true when we understand that disease sets in 10 years before symptoms appear. 10 years! So what to do? I suggest the first step might be to have a paradigm shift. To go from asking, “What will this cost me? and thinking “This is so expensive!” to “What do I need to do to fix my health?” and then “How can I maintain my health so I CAN have a high quality life full of health and vigor?”
My truth is that OUR HEALTH IS OUR BIGGEST WEALTH. We take it for granted. Until we get sick. If the sickness turns out to be a chronic condition, how much will it cost to treat it? I bet WAY more than doing the work to prevent it in the first place.
So what to do? Come and see us at our Happy Hormone Cottage, our Integrative Hormone Center (IHC), or our IHC for Men. Invest in our cutting edge testing for hormone balance, adrenal health and full thyroid function. Invest in our amazing genetic testing that truly digs deep into the chances of you developing specific life threatening diseases based on your genetic make up and family history. Then, meet with our medical personnel who are certified in genetic testing to go over the results, but most importantly to develop strategies that are ACTIONABLE to help prevent the diseases from manifesting….. or at the very least, to delay their inception. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to spend my money than to invest in my best health today so I CAN live a better, healthier tomorrow.