What You Need to Know About Preventative Care

Statistics overwhelmingly show that preventative health care works. Men and women who have a primary care physician and partake in regular annual physical exams experience a higher quality of life and longer life expectancy. Chronic diseases account for 7 out of 10 deaths within the U.S. Yet, most chronic diseases are preventable when detected early through the correct screenings and preventative care.

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What Is a Bod Pod?

Bod Pod is a weight loss tool that determines body composition, or your ratio of body fat to lean muscle. Because Bod Pod gives you in-depth information that a scale simply cannot give you, it is considered the gold standard of body composition testing.

At Balance Hormone Center, we believe that Bod Pod is a critical component to your long-term, effective weight loss program.

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How Does a Bod Pod Work?

The ratio of body fat to lean body tissue is known as body composition. For those attempting to lose weight, it is a critical factor in long-term success.

Measuring body composition can be performed in several ways. Traditionally, a caliper test (or skin-fold body fat test) or underwater displacement testing were the methods used to determine body composition. But now there is Bod Pod.

Bod Pod has replaced other invasive and less accurate forms of testing to become the gold standard of body composition testing.

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CBD Oil is Gaining Popularity, But What Do We Really Know About It?

CBD oil is one of the newest, hottest products in states where medical marijuana is legal, and Arizona is no exception. It is said to have health benefits for a wide range of people who have trouble getting relief through traditional medicine. However, a late June decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals illegalized the sale of marijuana extracts–including CBD oil – and dealt a big blow to Arizona’s $425 million medical cannabis market.

In this post, we’ll explain what CBD oil is, what its uses and effect are, what the evidence is for its medical effectiveness, and we’ll get into the court decision as well.

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What Is BHRT?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, treats men and women who suffer from hormone imbalance.  Bioidentical hormones are artificial hormones that come from plant estrogens. They are custom-made to be chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body.

For many women, the typical peri-menopausal or menopausal symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings and sleep disruption are debilitating. BHRT has been proven an effective treatment for these women.

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When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Treatments

There is no magic age at which you should start using anti-aging treatments. For many, the natural aging process really seems to kick in sometime in your 40s, when your hormone levels begin to decline. But, for some, effects from hormone imbalance can be felt at any time. This means the best time to start using anti-aging treatments could be now.

If you’re considering anti-aging treatments, we encourage you to look into whether BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) is right for you. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant estrogens.  They are made to be identical in molecular structure to the hormones your body naturally produces.

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