Hormone Balance – Functional Endocrinology

Are you feeling Fat, Fuzzy, Fatigued, and Forgetful? This is evidence that your hormones are out of balance. If your stress level is high and you are feeling “Tired Wired”, like you’re running on adrenaline, caffeine, sugar or anxiety and yet you can’t sleep at night, you’re driving a daily life routine that is running your immune system down.  This is causing you to feel out of balance and contributing to you feeling unwell and possibly even unhappy. Ultimately you’re not thriving as well as you could be.

While most people resign to the fact that fatigue, low sex drive, insomnia, weight gain, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid disorders are an inevitable part of getting older, these symptoms are actually caused by hormone deficiencies in the body. The fragile network of hormones are the master regulators of all of these important functions of the body. Hormones work together to stimulate and maintain several bodily functions that are necessary for life.  They can become imbalanced with age, stress, illness, poor nutrition, medications, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and sleep deprivation.

Dr. Horowitz takes a holistic view to hormone balancing and anti-aging medicine by utilizing a three-pronged approach aimed at assessing the triad of thyroid, sex and stress hormones. When treated effectively, all three endocrine systems work in synergy to produce a state of health and well-being that patients can feel. This concept is known as functional endocrinology. Depending on your unique hormone levels, Dr. Horowitz will individually customize a bio-identical hormone and herbal regimen specifically designed to your unique make-up.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a primary treatment of anti-aging medicine, which focuses on the slowing down of the human aging process as well as optimizing biological performance through identifying and treating hormonal biochemical imbalances and deficiencies. BHRT replaces deficient hormones with natural hormones that are identical in chemical and molecular structure to those produced by the human body.  BHRT is a natural therapy that has revolutionized the field of anti-aging because it works to combat its symptoms, improving both the quality of life and longevity.  


Digestive Health – The cornerstone of our health

Are you feeling bloated and uncomfortable, are you worried about weight gain, or do you suffer from serious digestive issues? These are all signs that your liver and digestive system are overtaxed and undernourished and this can lead to other issues such as nutritional deficiencies which then contributes to depression, anxiety, brain fog, weight gain and many other serious conditions.

75% of your immune system is in your gut and the beneficial bacteria that live in your digestive tract can be thrown off by poor diet, stress, antibiotic use, yeast and bacterial overgrowth, or parasites. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is often the diagnosis that patients get when they have chronic digestive issues. This is often related to other digestive issues like Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Leaky Gut, Candida, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, all of which can be very challenging to live with.

There is not a quick fix to solving digestive issues. It takes a comprehensive holistic approach to uncover the underlying causes of chronic digestive issues. Dr. Horowitz utilizes advanced functional digestive analysis along with micronutrient and food sensitivity testing to find imbalances in the digestive system. With appropriate individualized therapeutic treatments and dietary modifications, patients experience symptom relief and lasting results.


Nutrition Counseling – Food as Medicine

Are you confused about what to eat and worried you’re not getting the proper nutrients you need from your diet? Are you dealing with a chronic condition or food sensitivity that requires you to be on a special diet and you don’t know where to start? Without addressing nutrition, may it be nutrient deficiencies, gut health, quality of food or food sensitivities, we are neglecting a big piece of the puzzle and patients will have a difficult time finding optimal wellness.

While Dr. Horowitz works with patients on comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, our holistic health coach, Darby Jackson, works with clients on nutritional support and ways to develop corresponding healthy habits. Darby is an expert when it comes to sorting through the confusion, personalizing a nutrition plan and getting creative by finding ways to use food as medicine. Whether your goal is to lose weight, heal from a chronic illness, recover from conditions like SIBO or Candida, gain energy or improve digestion, nutrition is a supportive tool.

And Darby gets it – making dietary changes is easier said than done. Many nutritionists provide their clients with meal plans, a list of do’s and don’ts and send them on their way. They find initial success right out of the gate but slowly, over time, old habits start to creep back in. Darby’s approach is designed to get you past the initial hump – to educate and personalize a plan as well as create healthy habits that stick. Clients find Darby’s unique approach to be refreshing, encouraging and successful – a true life-changer.


Weight Loss – Kickstart your Metabolism

Are you struggling with weight loss? Do you feel like even if you eat healthy and exercise you still can’t lose weight?  In this amazing city we live in, with all the happy hours, dinner parties and new restaurants to go to, it is easy to be over indulgent in food and drink.  Whether you want to lose 10 lbs or 100 lbs, have a thyroid issue, have gained weight from menopause, emotional overeating or have always had that “extra weight”, HCG can help you lose the weight and keep it off.


HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadatropin) is a natural hormone produced during pregnancy. The purpose of it is to increase fat metabolism while maintaining muscle mass. An HCG weight loss program addresses several of the common weight loss problems by hormonally supporting your metabolism. When the HCG hormone is combined with a low-calorie diet, this results in rapid, yet healthy weight loss.

HCG-driven weight loss is not only an opportunity to lose weight but also to reset your metabolism. During and after the program you’re able to give your body the time to rest and repair, identify potential food sensitivities and develop new healthy habits. This creates a clean starting point for your metabolism and gets you feeling better in as little as 30 days.

Nutrition for weight loss

Nutrition is an important component of weight loss and we recommend Darby Jackson, our holistic health coach, to bring a refreshing and life changing approach to this seemingly overwhelming task.  Darby understands the roadblocks – the high’s, low’s and challenges when it comes to weight management. She is passionate and committed to working with you to develop a happy and healing relationship with food to promote ultimate wellness along with weight reduction. Darby will individualize every protocol depending on your goals.  You’ll also learn about meal planning, recipe ideas and lifestyle recommendations. By working with Darby you will not only meet your weight loss goals but, dare we say, have some fun along the way.  


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