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Women’s Health: How a Functional Medicine Doctor Can Make All the Difference

Women’s Health: How a Functional Medicine Doctor Can Make All the Difference

Women’s Health: How a Functional Medicine Doctor Can Make All the Difference

No boys allowed—this one’s for the ladies!

 

Have you been struggling with low energy, hormone flashes, weight gain, and other lady problems? Maybe you’re experiencing brain fog, anxiety, and even hair loss. 

 

How familiar does this sound?

 

Maybe you’ve been putting off these health conditions in pursuit of work, supporting your spouse, or raising your children. But when is “later” going to become “now?”

 

The Time is Now

If only we all could go back and live in our sixteen-year-old bodies! With that painful fact out of the way, here’s some good news: you can take back your health and feel vibrant and alive, just like when you were a teenager.

 

It might not feel that way right now, though. Your lifestyle, body, and hormones have probably changed over the years. Chances are your attempts at losing a few extra pounds haven’t gotten anywhere, and you feel more lost and frustrated than ever. You might be caught in a cycle of feeling endlessly tired, with zero energy and a boatload of brain fog. Or maybe your mental health has taken a turn for the worse.

 

Sometimes you may experience serious health symptoms, like hair loss or “lady problems.” 

 

All of these symptoms are common among women and signs that you need treatment. The good news is, healing your female health doesn’t have to be put off. You can begin right now. 

 

The Functional Medicine Approach to Women’s Health

Your female health problems are a lot like an iceberg. The symptoms you experience—like brain fog or mood swings—have a root cause. There’s something lurking beneath the surface that makes you feel this way. 

 

Other doctors stop at the tip of the iceberg. They hand you another white-capped pill bottle to treat your symptoms and send you on your way. 

 

Functional medicine doctors discover and treat what’s beneath the surface—using cutting-edge tech and extensive testing. We heal the source of your health problems.

 

When it comes to women’s health, Five Journeys has got your back. Ladies, here’s a quick list of health symptoms we help treat:

 

  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmunity
  • Depression
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Low libido
  • Thyroid disorders
  • PMS
  • Yeast infections
  • Menopause 
  • PCOS
  • Hot flashes
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain

 

One of the best parts about functional medicine is that you’ll form a personal relationship with your doctor. Your doctor will take the time to get to know your lifestyle, unique situation, and health goals. You’re not going to be rushed through an appointment; instead, you’ll feel seen and understood by your doctor. 

 

Sometimes women’s health appointments feel awkward and uncomfortable with a doctor we barely know. You’ll feel comfortable and at ease with a functional medicine doctor you trust. 

 

Functional Medicine Treatment for Female Health

The great thing about functional medicine is that it’s one hundred percent unique to you. However, there are important health pillars your functional medicine doctor will address.

 

Nutrition and exercise are key components when it comes to getting your body back in balance and feeling your best. At Five Journeys, we employ a nutritionist to help you assess your current diet and come up with a custom plan to support your women’s health goals. We encourage a balanced diet with lots of whole foods to give your body the nourishment it needs to heal itself.

 

Also, movement is an important aspect of health. That doesn’t mean you’ve got to spend hours on the treadmill or kill yourself with the weight rack. We want you to move in a way that’s sustainable, enjoyable, and improves your energy levels.

 

Your functional medicine doctor may also utilize supplements to help your body get the nutrients it needs. Sometimes all your body needs is an extra pick-me-up!

 

For an extra hormone boost, Five Journeys offers IV Therapy to boost energy, relieve anxiety, and help with PMS. Healthy hormones are a huge part of women’s health, helping you feel more energetic and truly feel alive. 

 

The Five Journeys’ Approach to Women’s Health

There are a lot of functional medicine doctors to choose from. What’s so special about us?

 

Five Journeys focuses on treating you as a whole person. We go beyond the normal find-the-root-cause functional medicine approach

 

We address the 5 core aspects of health:

 

  • Structural (your bones, muscles, tendons, etc.)
  • Chemical (your diet, hormones, nutrients, allergies)
  • Emotional (your mental health)
  • Social (your relationships)
  • Spiritual (finding your purpose)

 

Women’s health patients get to work with Dr. Trubow, MD, MBA. After recovering from mold/metal toxicity, Celiac’s disease, and more, Dr. Wendie knows what it’s like to deal with health problems. She’s passionate about helping women optimize their health—and their lives! Read more about Dr. Wendie here.

 

Ready to Start Feeling Your Best?

Ladies, the time to reclaim your health is now. Five Journeys offers a standard membership plus two levels of concierge care. We specialize in women’s health as well as functional medicine, nutrition, and primary care. 

 

Book a free discovery call to learn more about our approach and find out how we can best serve you. 

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