Male Hormone Imbalance – Low Testosterone Symptoms and Treatment in San Diego

0 25 May 2016

Men of all ages experience problems with low testosterone levels. This can cause fatigue, low libido, low bone density and difficulty maintaining peak muscle recovery and performance. At Spark Health, in addition to testosterone replacement therapy, we find the underlying cause of low testosterone levels and balance the male endocrine system to support healthy hormone synthesis. It is important when prescribing and managing testosterone therapy that lab results are regularly checked to ensure that the right dose is being administered. Testosterone levels need to be in healthy, safe and effective ranges for an optimal sense of well-being. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

0 17 May 2016

If you are experiencing chronic fatigue, know that it’s common to struggle finding the answer to what exactly is causing your low energy. Rather than simply recommending general supplements, Health Spark doctors run extensive tests that examine thyroid and adrenal functions, hormone levels, iron metabolism and more. Looking inside your body to uncover the cause allows the root of what is making you feel fatigued to be treated. Our doctors will then work with you to develop a personalized treatment protocol designed for long-lasting improvement in energy and mood. If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

4 10 May 2016

At Spark Health, we approach lab testing and interpretation in a unique way. Rather than simply looking to see if patient lab values fall within a wide, normal range, we look at achieving the ideal values for optimal health, wellness and symptom management.     Spark Health doctors discuss lab findings with our patients in detail, so they understand not only what the values mean individually, but how they come together to form the big picture of how the body functions as an environment. Many patients undergo lab testing without receiving the right information and guidance to then address their health challenges and achieve their wellness goals. Spark Health doctors ensure that patients have a true understanding of how their body functions.   If you’re interesting in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, visit us at mysparkhealth.com, or call us at 858.228.4188.

2 19 April 2016

The initial appointment at Spark is an extremely in-depth and thorough visit to see the full picture of your body’s state of health. During this appointment you and your doctor will work together to establish your health goals, address specific challenges you’re experiencing and determine what specialized lab tests to run. Your Lab Review Appointment is a very eye-opening and empowering visit. Your doctor will review in detail all of the findings from the specialty lab tests that were run so that you understand exactly what is going on inside of your body, and explain how each of these results has been playing a role in the complete picture of your current health. Your personalized health plan built to address the individual needs of your body, so that together you and your doctor will have a road map that will successfully guide you to excellent health. If you’re interesting in learning more about the Spark approach to personalized medicine, visit our website at mysparkhealth.com, or give us a call at 858.228.4188.      

0 12 April 2016
Dr. Aliza Cicerone, ND, FABNO Owner and Medical Director, Spark Health Solana Beach, California
 
Greeting us with a warm welcome and sparkling smile, Dr. Cicerone is immediately engaging and full of life. She is a physician with a true heart for healing and who describes her role in the lives of her patients with words like “partner”, “advocate” and “navigator”. She describes it as a “privilege to share the lives of my patients” – the ups and downs that make us human on our path to optimal health.   Tell us more about your approach to medicine. For me it’s all about empowering patients- being patient centered and helping them realize they have a true say in their own health. Many people don’t really realize they can change their health in dramatic ways! I tell them, “This is about YOU and what’s right for you.” Each person needs to pay attention to what’s inside and

2 1 April 2016

Food sensitivities are different from food allergies in the reaction that they create in the body. Many doctors test only immediate food allergies, such as peanuts, that cause an immediate, anaphylactic reaction, but this does not give information about how repeated exposure to certain foods over a longer term can impact health. Patients with food sensitivities experience a variety of symptoms, including diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, and low mood. By testing for food sensitivities, we take guesswork out of the equation so that you have a clear sense of which foods to include and avoid in your diet, and put a plan in place for symptom relief in both the short and long term. If you’re interesting in learning more about the Spark approach to personalized medicine, visit our website at mysparkhealth.com, or give us a call at 858.228.4188. 

0 29 March 2016

The afternoon approaches and you find yourself low on energy. As usual, most automatically go right for the coffee or a energy drink. Rather than putting a bandaid on your persistent fatigue, let’s look at ways to boost your energy. Food is fuel, and the correct food is medicine. Incorporating healthy foods and simple steps into your daily routine, will fill your energy reserves and you’ll feel balanced with natural energy.  

1. Eat a balanced diet.

Avoid sugar and processed foods, think the more natural the better.  Fill your diet with proteins, whole grains, and vegetables, rather than easy to grab processed foods.  If you have questions on what foods to eat, stop in today for our Food Sensitivity Lab Test.  Learn all the foods you are allergic to and your reactivity to each one. By having a balanced diet, your body will slowly break down the food, supplying a consistent dose of energy throughout the day.  

2. Drink plenty of water.

Many who complain of exhaustion or fatigue find themselves not drinking enough water.  Headaches can also be caused by this.  For optimal health, women are recommended to drink a minimum of 8 cups of water a day, while men will need more, about 12.  For exact amounts ask your Naturopathic doctor today.  If you are exercising or live i

0 1 March 2016

FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING / FOOD ALLERGY TESTING

  What is a food allergy? Food allergies and food sensitivities are abnormal responses to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgA, IgM), representing either an immediate or delayed reaction.   How do I know if I need a food allergy test? We recommend that people do this test to gain greater awareness and insight as to what effects their body and health. Often people are allergic to things that they had no idea they were allergic to. Just because you don’t have strong physical symptoms does not mean your body is not producing some type of inflammation due to a slight or moderate allergy. Most of Spark Health’s patients say this is one of the most insightful and eye-opening test they have ever done.   How is the food sensitivity testing done? We perform a complete IgG blood test then send it to the lab. From there we are able to check if you are allergic to 93 different foods.     What do the results show? Test results show what foods not to eat together and each level of reactivity from slight, moderate and severe.    How long do the results take? Receiving the test results back from the lab my vary, but often it can take abou

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