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As a patient, you must ask…
“WHY do I have these symptoms!?”  
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Dr. Stone is a Chiropractic Physician, certified in
Integrated Natural Medicine and Applied Kinesiology, and Functional Diagnostic Medicine.  
He also has over 300 hours of post doctoral education in Functional Neurology.  
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WHAT IS YOUR CONDITION?
FEMALE HORMONAL DISORDERS

All female hormone disorders must be evaluated using a full metabolic workup in order to restore
hormonal health and effectively treat the condition you are suffering with.  

This site offers your path to true hormonal health…and freedom from:

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)                  Breast, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancers

PreMenstrual Syndrome (PMS)                            Infertility

Endometriosis                                                        Dysmenorrhea (lack of normal menstruation)

Fibroids                                                                   Menopausal Disorders

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from Cancer and/or a LEEP procedure.

ALL of these conditions CAN BE effectively treated using Functional Diagnostics and Natural Medicine.  
I don't care what your doctor has told you about genetics, estrogen, or cystic and fibroid growths…they
can be treated, balanced, and health can be restored.  

Female Hormone Rhythms:  This panel monitors your pituitary and ovarian hormones over a 28 day
cycle.  To aid the ease of measuring, the samples are taken at home via a saliva collection.  This panel
will enlighten you as to where the hormone rhythm over a full cycle is working and not.  Low hormones
can be replaced with bioidentical hormone replacement; elevated hormones can be treated by
appropriate detoxification measures, and rhythm imbalances can be regulated with natures medicines,
including botanical, vitamin, and mineral therapies.  

Adrenal Hormone Rhythms:  This panel measures your cortisol rhythm through a typical day.  Again,
using saliva collection at home, we obtain a morning, lunch, dinner, and bed time sample, which
demonstrates the hormonal rhythm and responses to times of the day and before and after meals.  

Estrogen Metabolism Panel:  This panel identifies how your body metabolizes, or breaks down
estrogen after use.  In the second half of your cycle, post ovulation up to menses, the estrogen levels
should be declining.  This process is performed by the liver, which detoxifies (breaks down and
removes) the estrogen; however, depending on the state of the internal environment and your genetic
makeup, the estrogen will break down into components known as 2 hydroxy estrogen and 16 hydroxy
estrogen.  If a high percentage of 16 hydroxy estrogen is formed, the incidence of cancer climbs
proportionately with every percentage increase.  

General Health Panels:  These panels include the traditional measures, CMP (Comprehensive
Metabolic Panel), CBC (Complete Blood Counts), and Lipids (Cholesterol, Triglycerides), which are
essential to discover anemias, major immune shifts, insulin and blood sugar regulation, and general
organ stress and disease.  We also add inflammatory markers (high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein,
Homocysteine, and Fibrinogen), a FULL thyroid panel, including TSH, T4 (thyroid output), and T3
(Liver conversion of thyroid hormones), and Vitamin D and Magnesium.

Immune Panel:  The Immune Panel takes over where the CBC (Complete Blood Count) leaves off.  
This panel measures the actual immune response, including the B cells, Cytotoxic T cells, Natural Killer
Cells, and the Helper and Suppressor T cells.  This information allows us to look inside the functioning
of the immune system, at subtle and not so subtle shifts from normal that directly affect the hormonal
system.  This panel is crucial in all hormonal conditions, as well as autoimmune diseases.

Like all of the conditions we treat, we have to have a full appraisal of the internal environment that has
created the negative changes.  We diagnose and treat functional process, not names of diseases.  We
get results by restoring balance to the whole body, hormones and all.  And when we do, the natural
healing process works like a charm.  It never fails.  It only adapts to bad (unbalanced) situations.  

Take a few case examples:

What if your estrogen metabolism ratios are high
toward the 16 hydroxy estrogen, resulting in
breast cancer or fibrocystic breast disease?  What medicine do you take to restore a healthier
processing of estrogen?  Estrogen?  Progesterone?  Antidepressants?  There is nothing in medicine
that shifts that ratio…however, asparagus, and the supplement extracted from asparagus, Indole-3-
Carbinole (I-3-C), when taken in therapeutic doses, will return this ratio to normal, resulting in a better
estrogen metabolism.

What if your Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is low?  This is the pituitary hormone that causes a rise in
progesterone just after ovulation that results in a thickening of the uterine lining, preparing for
implantation of a fertilized egg.  Do you just want to take the infertility drug that provides LH, or do you
want to understand why your LH is low.  The short answer is that the pituitary production is being
suppressed by elevated cortisol or insulin.  If you want to know if it is cortisol, you have to run the
adrenal hormone panel.  If you want to know if it is insulin, you have to run the general health panel.  
Then, what do you do if the hormone is high?  Medicine only replaces hormones, so what do you do
then?  Once again, nature provides the solutions in the plant kingdom.  Adaptogens such as ginseng
and holy basil, plus a particular fatty acid called Phosphatidyl Serine will regulate high
cortisol…botanical extracts of gymnema, fenugreek, cinnamon, and the minerals chromium, vanadium,
and zinc, along with a couple simple dietary changes will lower insulin levels.  By the way, having
elevated cortisol or insulin reaches far beyond hormonal health…they also lead to immune problems,
diabetes and heart attack…so do you want to get pregnant with fertility drugs, or improve your health,
totally and completely, so you get pregnant naturally, and live a full life!?

What if your immune system is out of balance causing stress to the pituitary and adrenal glands?  
Do you take antibiotics?  Immunosupressive agents?  Chemotherapy???  Seriously, those are your
options for immune care in traditional medicine.  The reality:  traditional medicine will not check this lab
unless you are HIV positive.  Why?  
Nothing they can do about it.  They now have some drugs that might increase the T helper cell counts
in AIDS.  Guess what nature provides?  In short…solutions!  There are a group of cells called T-
Regulatory Cells, which coordinate (regulate) immune balance and immune response.  The best thing
for T –Reg cells?  The sun!  Next best thing…Fish  Yes, Vitamin D and the Essential Fatty Acids in Fish
oils stimulate the activity of T-Regulatory Cells.  What if the immune system is imbalanced and the B
cell activity is high?  Same options in traditional medicine…but, in addition to therapeutic doses of
Vitamin D and Fish oils, Echinacea and Astragalus stimulate the opposite side, the T cells, which has
an inhibiting effect on the B cells.  What if it’s the other way around, too high on the T cell
activity…again, nature responds…green tea, resveratrol (from red wine), and grape seed extract
stimulate the B cell immunity, inhibiting the T cells and balancing the immune system.  Who says?  The
National Library of Medicine…the number one source of research documented medical journals.  They
accept only “peer reviewed research articles,” which means a “board” reviews the validity of the testing,
and accepts only solid medical science.  

What if your testosterone is high?  Again, there is no treatment for “high” hormones in traditional
medicine, as they only practice hormone replacement.  And, this may be one of the most common
findings, second to the next one (high estrogen), in women with PCOS, fibroids, and other female
disorders.  So, what do you do?  You are a woman, you have high male steroid hormones!  No problem
in Functional Medicine!  This is most commonly a result of severe insulin resistance…you produce
normal or even high amounts of insulin, but your body doesn’t use it.  In order to treat this imbalance,
nature provides Glucomannan.  Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber that is derived from
konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac).  Combined with high dose fish oils, and the treatment for high
insulin above, you can slowly shift the “resistance” toward “acceptance,” resulting in a lowering of
Testosterone.  

What if your estrogen is high?  One of the most common causes of PMS, once again, there is no
medical treatment for this lab finding.  Are you getting why your visits to doctors are so
frustrating…they are one trick ponies…they can replace hormones.  They can’t treat imbalances.  It’s
just a fact!  Are you also getting that nature provides the solution to all these imbalances?  For high
estrogen, nature provides sulfur.  Sulfur is found in foods with a “bite,” such as garlic and onions.  
Sulfur binds to estrogen to eliminate it from your body.  More sulfur, more binding, more eliminating.  It
takes some time, but the estrogen will go down!  We use a supplement called MSM, or NAC.  MSM is
used in joint formulas, as the joints need lots of sulfur.  NAC is used in the emergency room for Tylenol
poisoning.  There are a couple other details to removing estrogen, but this is the big one.

What if you are menopausal, having hot flashes, insomnia, and all your hormones are low?  Well, by
all means, this is medical success, right?  Just replace them!  And, what happened with that??  If you
haven’t heard, several years ago, in a large study with thousands of women, hormone replacement was
found to cause such an increase in heart attacks and breast cancer that the study was terminated
early.  A new recommendation was made…”DON’T Replace Hormones in Menopause!”  Yes, the
treatment is deadly!  Not to worry... nature can help us out once again.  In menopause, estrogen and
progesterone production is shifted from the ovaries to the adrenal glands.  So the main test in
menopause is the adrenal hormone rhythm.  We still want a brief look at estrogen and progesterone,
but we don’t have to do the full 28 day evaluation, because there shouldn’t be a variation in levels.  If
the levels are seriously low, we can do bioidentical replacement for a month or few, but we need to
attend to the shifts in adrenal hormone levels.  This, as I mentioned above, is the treatment of the
stress hormone cortisol using the herbs ginseng, ashwagandha, holy basil, and the fatty acid,
Phosphatidyl Serine.  All natural…all from nature.  

If you are ready to be done with your struggle with female disorders, this is the solution.  We have to
test YOU, to see what YOUR shifts are.  There are no guarantees that PMS is going to be high
estrogen, or PCOS is going to be high testosterone.  Those are common findings, but we only know if
we measure.  Then we can treat YOU, for YOUR imbalances….effectively and naturally using the best
of what nature provides.  

Generally, there is no quick fix, and you may have to change your diet some.  But, over time, you will
see and feel the shifts back to normal.  And normal in this sense means healthy.  It doesn’t mean
drugged to somehow cover up a critical imbalance, leaving you to suffer some other consequence in
the future.  Your future CAN BE bright…if you get healthy!!  We have the map...this is the path!