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Prevent Osteoporosis with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

September 1, 2013

DreamBody Bones

Osteoporosis occurs to menopausal women, bioidentical hormone replacement prevents this disease that leads to fractures. The greatest medical contribution estrogen provides is prevention of hip and wrist fractures that occur with seemingly minor falls. Spontaneous collapse of back bones, known as compression fractures of vertebrae, can occur in post menopausal women just from sitting down too hard.

Doctors that recommend DEXA scans before blood and urine testing are acting as pharmaceutical salesmen instead of thinking physicians. Checking your levels of estrogen, testosterone and vitamin D to prescribe a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, will prevent osteoporosis better than all the biphosphonate drugs on the market. DEXA scans are excellent in grading bone density, but start a preventative plan first!

The biphosphonate drugs; Boniva, Actonel and Fosamax are potentially dangerous to patients, but very profitable for drug companies. Serious side effects like mandible necrosis (jaw bones dying), causing facial disfigurement. Unusual hip fractures only seen in patients with bone cancer, severe osteoporosis or taking the biphosphonate drugs. How can a drug that is supposed to help bones have such serious skeletal side effects?

With a bioidentical hormone therapy the vitamins that should be taken include vitamin D, C and K. Vitamin K is essential to the formation of osteocalcin in the bone, so eat your spinach! Calcium, boron, magnesium, vanadium and manganese are essential, so check your multiple vitamins.

I apply a protective finish to my redwood deck every year; I don’t wait until the wood is porous and cracking. Prevent fractured bones by consulting a board certified anti-aging doctor today!

Sincerely,

Paul Budnick, M.D.

Age Management, IV Vitamin & Mineral Therapy, Supplements

Supplements 101

July 22, 2013

Supplements 101

What if we told you that the healthy foods that once provided you with enough nutrients to live a strong life, no longer do? Although that may sound crazy and impossible, with the constant changes in farming and agricultural techniques, those foods no longer provide us with the appropriate amount of nutrients that our bodies are used to getting and that our bodies need.

Instead of dwelling on this more-than-real fact, let’s do something about it! Luckily, nutrient supplements can be taken on a regular basis in order to take the place of those nutrients we humans used to receive from the same foods we eat today. Everyone’s body is different – some may have a vitamin D deficiency while others may experience a vitamin C deficiency. With nutritional supplements readily available at our DreamBody medical center, there is no need to live with these deficiencies.

If you have noticed a change in your behavior, health, lifestyle, or overall comfort, there is likely an answer to this sudden (or not so sudden) change. Many times, a vitamin deficiency is to blame. While most people think that because we live in Arizona, we are taking in more than enough vitamin D than could ever be necessary, the opposite is actually true. When out in the sun, most of us wear sunscreen to protect our skin and avoid sunburn. While this is extremely crucial, it is also keeping a lot of Arizonians from getting their necessary vitamin D. This is where nutritional supplements come into play!

Lack of vitamin D is just one example of the countless vitamin deficiencies humans experience on a more than frequent basis. Come in to DreamBody Medical Centers and see if you have any nutrient deficiencies. Our experienced and well-trained staff of nurses and doctors can get your body back on track. There is no need to live with these deficiencies and you shouldn’t have to suffer just because of the changes in farming and agricultural techniques that are taking place.

IV Vitamin & Mineral Therapy, Weight Loss

National Nutrition Month – Quick Nutrition Tips

May 20, 2013

National Nutrition Month

March is “National Nutrition Month” and at DreamBody, we support the idea of having a vitamin enriched and healthy body. We offer a variety of customizable IV Vitamin and Mineral Therapy treatments. A deficiency of important vitamins and minerals can lead to high blood pressure, fatigue, depression and infections. We will customize a vitamin “cocktail” for you to receive while relaxing in one of our comfortable La-Z-Boy recliners.

In conjunction with these treatments, make sure you are eating right and taking our physician grade supplements to ensure that you are the healthiest version of YOU.

Easy nutrition tips:

  • Keep cut up veggies and fruits in the fridge as quick snacks.
  • Add vegetables to meals you normally eat to increase your vitamin intake; omelets, pizza, baked potatoes and even your morning smoothie.
  • Drink more water!
  • Choose whole grains over white breads and rice.
  • Eat a variety of protein; eggs, nuts, seafood, and beans along with lean meat and poultry.
  • Choose 100% fruit juice instead of sugary, fruit-flavored drinks.

Following these healthy tips will help you on your way to a nutritious body. Speed up the process by contacting DreamBody about our IV Vitamin and Mineral Therapy Treatments!

IV Vitamin & Mineral Therapy, Supplements

Why Should I Take Supplements?

March 28, 2013


Ever wonder why so many people take nutritional supplements? Among many, the most common reason why people take nutritional supplements is because they simply do not get as many nutrients from the food they eat nowadays as they once used to.

Back when people used to live off of the food they grew and hunted, supplements did not exist because getting the right amount of nutrients was never an issue. However, as surprising as this may sound, due to the highly-processed foods we are eating, along with the genetic modification going on in a wide array of foods, we are not taking in nearly enough nutrients as our bodies need to live a healthy life. Because every person is different and lives a different lifestyle, there are many supplement plans you can start that will best meet YOUR needs.

Supplements have become increasingly popular due to the fact that the food we are eating is not supplying our bodies with the nutrients they need. The popularity of supplements is increasing just as more and more people learn this unsettling fact. Thankfully, there are plenty of supplement options out there to help with just about any nutrient deficiency you may have.

DreamBody Medical Centers offers an array of supplements that can alleviate a variety of symptoms, boost energy and work to improve your overall health. Dr. Paul Budnick, along with the other doctors and nurses at DreamBody can assess and determine the nutritional supplements that would best benefit you based on your individual lifestyle.

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VITAMIN D IS NOT A VITAMIN

December 13, 2012


Vitamin D is not a vitamin, it is a hormone. Vitamin D (D3) is produced in the lower layers of skin only when sun exposure is adequate. Sun exposure in the tropical areas of the world are best and exposure within the Arctic Circle is at a level incompatible with human life. Surfers in Hawaii have very good Vitamin D levels, upwards to 70. Most of my patients that live in Arizona come in with a level of 8-25, below the 32-100 optimal range. This is due to increased use of sunscreen to minimize skin cancer and premature aging that the strong sun in the southwest may cause. Studies show retirees in sunny states like Arizona, Texas, Florida and California live longer. The highest natural Vitamin D level that I’ve seen from a patient that did not take any Vitamin D supplements was just below 40; she sunbathed regularly and ate salmon or eggs daily. Catfish, salmon, sardines and tuna contain the most Vitamin D as well as the beneficial Omega 3 fats.

Many years ago parents gave their children a tablespoon of cod-liver oil (which contains over 1200 IU of Vitamin D) to prevent illness in the winter. Now scientists know that was a wise thing to do because Vitamin D directly optimizes many components of our immune system; macrophages, lymphocytes, and monocytes, thereby preventing infectious disease and cancer.

Vitamin D also works in the kidney maintaining the body’s calcium level to prevent osteoporosis. Patients on dialysis, kidney machine treatments three days a week, must take 50,000 IUs of Vitamin D a week to prevent spontaneous fractures from severe osteoporosis.

The best vitamin D available at the Dreambody is comes as white tasteless drops and each drop contains 2,000 IUs. I usually recommend taking 4,000- 6,000 IUs a day depending on the vitamin D level we obtain at the clinic.
I give my young sons 2,000 IUs a day especially when they go back to school and need a strong immune system. To replicate the old fashion cod liver oil, I also give my kids Omega 3, DHA in the form of fruit flavored gel caps that the child bites.

My advice is to have your vitamin D level checked along with the other hormones; testosterone, estrogen, thyroid, DHEA, cortisol, and progesterone in order to ensure that you are feeling your best and as healthy as you can be.

This blog post was written by Dr. Paul Budnick, founder and medical director at DreamBody Medical Centers.

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Cold and Flu Season is Approaching

December 13, 2012

It’s that time of year again; time to prevent the common cold and flu virus from taking over your body. At DreamBody Medical Centers, we practice “preventative” medicine. As Dr. Budnick mentioned in his Vitamin D article, it is important to have a strong immune system. To strengthen your immune system, you can take a starting dose of 2000 IU of vitamin D every day. He believes that this is a better immunity booster than Vitamin C. Another option is to get a weekly
B12 injection
to improve your
energy level
and immune system. Some patients tell us that since their B12 therapy has started, they are less prone to getting sick during this season.

We also offer our very popular vitamin IV’s. Each IV includes high doses of ascorbic acid, B-complex, zinc, selenium, and multi trace elements. The IV takes about 45 minutes to get. While in our office, we have you relax in a lazy boy recliner with the option of watching television or using the time to take a quick nap! Getting essential vitamins through the IV route is better than if you were to take all the above vitamins in pill or tablet form.

IV Mineral and Vitamin Therapy is another way to prevent illness. The benefits of vitamin IV’s are endless. They promote better health and enhance the healing process while our bodies are challenged during illness. We often treat conditions such as
fatigue depression, fibromyalgia, upper respiratory infections, seasonal allergic rhinitis and asthma with our vitamin IV’s.

IV’s are regularly priced at $155 each, but during the month of December, we are offering the IV’s at a discounted rate of $90 each. To take advantage of this great special, please give our office a call to schedule your IV treatment. I will meet with you to go over your medical history and answer any questions that you may have regarding the treatments we offer to help you feel better this cold and flu season.

Make it a healthy season!

Deb, R.N. at Dreambody Centers

Please call our office for details

480-292-1110

Age Management, HCG Diet, IV Vitamin & Mineral Therapy, Lipotropic B-12, Weight Loss

Don’t Be An Obesity Statistic and Start Changing Your Health and Life Now

June 29, 2012

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that the prevalence of being overweight and obese has increased sharply for both adults and children. Approximately 61%, or 108 million American adults, are overweight or obese.

This group of adults runs an increased risk of hypertension, type II diabetes, coronary heart disease, gallbladder disease, back pain, fatigue, high cholesterol, strokes, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and certain cancers. Being overweight and obese also increases the number of office visits to the doctor.

Higher body weight is also associated with increases in all causes of mortality. Obese individuals may also suffer from social stigmatization and discrimination. These statistics show that for the state of Arizona, 20 to 24% of the population is overweight or obese.

If you are experiencing any of the above health problems, and are done being sick and tired, DreamBody Medical Centers now offers an effective metabolic weight loss program that is medically supervised. It is based on the protocol from Dr. A.T.W. Simeon, who developed the program in Europe, and has had great success for more than 20 years.

In his years of research, Dr. Simeon found that bad dieting habits contribute in lowering the function of the hypothalamus gland. This lowers the amount of calories we can eat. After many restrictive diet programs, our bodies are unable to eat a normal amount of calories without regaining weight, which can lead to many health challenges.

Depending on your individual goals and health needs, we offer either an eight-week or an 11-week program. If you struggle with weight loss, and have health issues associated with being overweight and obese, we encourage you to call today for a complimentary weight loss consultation.

Our comprehensive programs include a detailed history; examination; EKG, instruction manual; weekly diet and lifestyle coaching; weekly, specialized B12 shots; credit voucher toward supplements; nutritional vitamin/mineral IV; supplies which can be injected; and a discount toward our Hormone/Anti-aging Program.

You may find a cheaper weight loss program, but we know of no other program offering all these services to ensure your success in losing the weight and keeping it off. Why be a statistic of another failed weight loss program?

At DreamBody Medical Centers, we believe our individualized approach will be a life-changing experience for those who make a commitment to the program.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones, HCG Diet, IV Vitamin & Mineral Therapy, Lipotropic B-12

How DreamBody Can Rejuvenate Your Internal System

June 29, 2012

DreamBody Age management Medicine has based its wellness programs on those principles started in 1993 by Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman to prevent deterioration caused by age related diseases. The American Academy of Age management Medicine, A4M, provides board certification for physicians who are willing to research and re-learn medicine without the overwhelming influence of the pharmaceutical companies.

DreamBody Medical Centers improves beauty and performance with comprehensive hormone balancing and nutritional support that is best done by a physician who is board certified in Age management Medicine. To truly address the goals of our clients, we rejuvenate the performance of their internal systems in the following ways:

Restore Energy

Decrease Weight

Restore Endurance

Stimulate Sex Drive

Increase Lean Tissue

Stimulate Cognitive Thinking

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Balanced Nutritional & Fitness Plans

Performance Optimization Packages (Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements)

Toxin Elimination (Anti-oxidants and Cleansing)

Rejuvenate Internal Functions

The sooner a patient optimizes their hormone level and takes preventative vitamins the longer they will be able to continue a youthful lifestyle and slow down the outward signs of aging; winkles, sagging skin, obesity, forgetfulness, lost of height from osteoporosis.

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IV Therapy

December 29, 2011

Most anybody is a candidate for IV vitamin therapy, but we do see patients on a daily basis for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and high stress patients.

At DreamBody, we take the time to listen to what you’re suffering from, your complaints, and we customize an IV that is appropriate for you. A vitamin IV here at DreamBody generally takes about 45 minutes. Each IV is customized according to you individually.

We typically give everybody a modified Meyer’s cocktail, but if you’re lacking a certain nutrient, we will increase that. If you have an allergy to a certain vitamin, we’ll decrease that or eliminate it completely. So we really do customize each and every IV that we offer here. In conjunction with IV vitamin therapy, we do offer a huge variety of physician grade supplements that go hand in hand with treatment.

HCG Diet, IV Vitamin & Mineral Therapy, Lipotropic B-12

Doctor, Why am I So Tired?

December 21, 2011

Fatigue is one of the most common health complaints seen in a doctor’s office.

Fatigue is also known as weariness, tiredness, exhaustion, or lethargy, and is generally defined as a feeling of lack of energy. Fatigue is not the same as Chronic Fatigue. According to specific diagnostic criteria from the Centers for Disease Control, Chronic Fatigue affects as much as 8 to 10 percent of the population. However, every day fatigue is a pervasive problem. In fact about 80% of our patients list fatigue as a primary concern when they come to our office.

What are Common Causes of Fatigue?

There are many possible physical and psychological causes of fatigue. Some of the more common causes we see at our office include food allergies, anemia (including iron deficiency), sleep disorders, underactive thyroid, improperly functioning adrenal glands (both excess and deficient), hormone imbalances, digestive problems, lack of exercise, excess weight, stress, and poor nutrition.

About the Most Common Causes of Fatigue Seen in Our Office;

 

Hypothyroidism

This may be the most commonly missed diagnosis today, with 40 percent of the population having undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Our office routinely treats undiagnosed hypothyroidism, which responds well to either specific supplements or thyroid medication.

Adrenal Glands

Another under-diagnosed problem is improperly functioning adrenal glands. This condition is normally due to prolonged stress and eventually results in fatigue.

Melatonin Deficiency

One of our hormones to decline early in life is melatonin. As a result, sleep is disrupted, resulting in fatigue. Simple supplementation can greatly improve sleep for roughly 70 percent of our patients.

Other Hormones

As we age, many of our hormones (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA) decline, affecting our overall energy level. Supplementing with bio-identical hormones to treat these deficiencies greatly helps to improve energy and youthful vitality.

Poor Nutrition

We live in a time of fast foods and poor nutrition, which affects our ability to process sugar and decreases the amount of energy we have. Changing our diet and correcting our metabolism results in more energy and improved health.

How Can Fatigue Be Treated?

 

Treating fatigue begins with an initial consultation with one of our doctors. A complete history is then taken and an examination is performed. Saliva and/or blood work is also undertaken. Based upon the information gathered, an individualized and personalized treatment plan is developed and reviewed with the patient. A comprehensive, holistic treatment plan is then recommended. Common treatments employed can include personalized nutrition plans, specific supplements, intravenous therapies, specific dietary recommendations, lifestyle modifications, weight loss programs, detoxification, bio-identical hormones, psychological support and pharmacologic therapy as needed.

Our Offer to You

 

If you feel you may have fatigue, we are offering a no-charge, 20-minute consultation with one of our doctors to help evaluate your condition and introduce you to our office and its caring staff.

For more information, contact DreamBody Medical Centers today at (480) 292-1110.

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.