Biodentical Hormone Replacement and Age Management Specialists

Maryann Simpson specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for Women, she has more than 30 years experience practicing medicine and helping women look, feel and live better. She has helped thousands of women maintain their vitality, beauty, and energy.

Take a look at some of her services.

Embody Wellness Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

As people get older, things change. The skin becomes less elastic, wrinkles form, skin sagging occurs. The hair becomes less full and changes color. Fat starts accumulating and it’s much harder to get rid of. Aches and pains develop in the joints, osteoporosis occurs, coronary artery disease becomes a concern, muscle mass starts to atrophy, the immune system deteriorates allowing cancer to start winning the war, sexual interest (Libido) becomes non-existent and sexual ability dwindles.

This is only a partial list of what occurs. Until recently, all these changes were considered the inevitable events that occur on the journey to the senior years. Most of these changes start in the forties, become readily apparent in our fifties, and become a fact of life in our sixties and seventies, and beyond.

A safe and natural solution to this problem is to use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help slow down the aging process and prevent many degenerative disease processes.

What are Natural, Bioidentical Hormones?

In the iCloud of information from the media and among doctors, the debate rages about the risks of hormone replacement therapy. When understanding this debate it is really important to separate out the different kinds of hormones based on the chemical structure of these hormones. Bioidentical hormones are identical in chemical structure to human hormones which are safe and even protective. In contrast, the more dangerous, non bio-identical hormones are not the same as human hormones, they are drugs that have hormone effects.

Bio-identical hormones are natural hormones that promote all the benefits of hormones; whereas, non bio-identical hormones commonly called synthetic hormones, are not the same chemical structures as what is natural to the body.

Bio-identical hormones are natural hormones that promote all the benefits of hormones; whereas, non bio-identical hormones commonly called synthetic hormones, are not the same chemical structures as what is natural to the body. As a result, instead of preventing disease they have been shown to cause diseases like cancer and heart disease. They are more like drugs with hormone like effects but have long-term dangerous effects. In contrast, bio-identical hormones have long-term protective and preventative effects against most chronic diseases.

Sex hormones refer to the following hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. They are called sex hormones because they are involved with sexual reproduction and differentiation. Estrogen and progesterone are primarily female hormones and testosterone is primarily a male hormone.

Sex hormones are important for healthy sexual function. But they also serve many other critical roles such as preservation of the bones, muscles, skin, hair, and joints; prevention of heart disease, cancer, strokes, dementia; optimal mental and emotional function. The benefits to replacing deficient hormones are obvious.

Maryann also manages the thyroid for patients and prefers to prescribe bioidentical thyroid medication from desiccated thyroid like Armour or Nature-Throid. The benefits of the desiccated thyroid medication is the blend of thyroid hormones and other cofactors for thyroid health offering a more comprehensive benefit. The thyroid gland is typically under-functioning due to stress, environmental toxins, and for women too much estrogen. A low thyroid function typically causes fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and mood changes.

Hormone replacement therapy has its place within a comprehensive plan to support a persons energy, vitality, and prevention of chronic disease; including how a person eats, moves, sleeps, etc.

Are Natural, Bioidentical Hormones Safe?

Yes and the argument should be, is it safe not to replace hormonal deficiencies. Studies on estrogen replacement therapy in women have shown that women who receive estrogen replacement therapy live longer, have lower incidence of disease, and a higher quality of life then women who don’t receive estrogen. This is also true for progesterone and testosterone.

Studies on testosterone replacement in men have shown similar beneficial effects including the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, fatigue, endurance, and impotence.

Studies on testosterone replacement in men have shown similar beneficial effects including the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, fatigue, endurance, and impotence. There is a recent study that claims testosterone causes heart disease but it must be understood that it depends on the levels of testosterone; too high or too low does promote heart disease. So, this study shows the importance for optimal levels of testosterone in aging men.

There has never been one study that has indicated replacing a deficient hormone with a bioidentical hormone is dangerous. Although, it is important to understand that many breast and prostate cancers are hormone responsive. This means that although hormones do not cause cancer, they will grow faster in the presence of hormone replacement therapy. For this reason, during the first year of therapy, men should have regular evaluations for prostate cancer and women should be evaluated for breast cancer.

What is Natural Hormone Replacement?

As we age into our 4th and 5th decade of life, our bodies begin to decrease the production of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and adrenal hormones including DHEA and cortisol. These hormones are important for many functions in the body, essential for prevention of many chronic diseases and to promote optimal health and vitality. Natural hormone replacement refers to the medical treatment to replace these hormones, typically with creams, pellets, patches, oral pills, or shots.

The question is not if we are going to become hormone deficient, but rather when we will become deficient and how significant the deficiencies will be. The rate at which these deficiencies develop determines to a large extent how fast we will age and the level of risk for developing chronic diseases.

HCG Medical Weight Loss for Women

Diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and overall increased risk of death are some of the dangerous health problems associated with being overweight. Nobody wants to be overweight, yet so many people struggle with obesity. HCG Medical Weight Loss is a fantastic new approach for those looking to lose weight quickly and safely.

Diet and exercise are crucial, and there is no doubt about that. But this is where it gets interesting—if your body isn’t given the proper instructions, it may end up burning muscle instead of fat. The more muscle mass your body has, the more fat you burn, even at rest! For this reason, you want to keep a healthy level of natural muscle mass.

If you consume a reduced calorie diet alone, you will experience muscle wasting, lack of energy and increased cravings. This totally defeats the purpose of healthy dieting! Additionally, this is what causes the ‘yo-yo’ effect of losing weight via dieting, only to gain it back weeks later.

This is where HCG can help!

Burn Fat, Not Muscle

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a form of hormone naturally produced by pregnant women. HCG will instruct your body to burn fat, not muscle.

We know the HCG diet is not only competent in decreasing unwanted fats in the body but also reducing the cholesterol level of the weight watcher even after the diet is completed. Numerous researchers have discovered that the HCG diet is one of the most effective diet plans capable of minimizing the body weight and decreasing fat from various areas of the body. The HCG allows you to eat a low-calorie diet without muscle wasting and severe hunger. HCG combined with a low calorie diet melts fat from the hips, abdomen, buttocks, neckline, and thighs.

Lifestyle Medicine and Nutritional Supplement Education

Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence-based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social support and environmental exposures) are used to prevent, treat and reverse the progression of chronic diseases by addressing their underlying causes.

Lifestyle medicine interventions include health risk assessment screening, health behavior change counseling and clinical application of lifestyle modifications.

Mary Ann incorporates lifestyle medicine and Nutritional supplement advice into her protocol for women to achieve optimum health and vitality. This enhances the effectiveness of her hormone protocols. In order for hormones to work optimally we recommend many patients to detoxify this clears out bad estrogens and opens receptor cites which allows hormones to be more effective., It’s not always just about taking the hormone prescription but maximizing the potential of the body to absorb the hormones.  She only uses professional grade supplementation which ensures you are getting the absolute best quality.

Dermapen-Micro-Needling Folsom’s Dermapen Micro-Needling

Fun fact: The most effective anti-aging treatments rarely come with affordable price tags. The current in-office gold standards — laser treatments, injectables, Thermage — are costly, and even a trip to your aesthetician for something like an acid peel or microdermabrasion can hit your bank account hard. Well, what if there were something that could both stimulate change in the skin and make the products you splurge on work even better?

You may have heard of micro-needling and wondered what all the fuss is about. But unlike many skin-care fads, this one is seemingly lasting the test of time — 15 years and counting — and for good reasons.

This treatment is much safer than fillers and just as effective.

The Dermapen treatment triggers collagen production through a micro-needling technique. It can be used to improve scarring (acne scarring & keloid scars), hyperpigmentation and stretch marks. It can also be used to retexturize the skin. The Dermapen can also help with skin tightening!

Please note: the new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun.