Chronic Fatigue

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.

Female Hormones Imbalance – Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women in San Diego

Many people associate hormone imbalances with menopause, but there are many cases where women need support in balancing hormone levels throughout their lives. These include help regulating menstrual cycles, fertility or to decrease symptoms of menopause.

At Spark Health, we run comprehensive testing that looks at all the contributing factors in hormone synthesis, as well as hormone levels. We treat hormone imbalances safely and effectively by using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy from the highest quality compounding pharmacies.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Spark Approach to personalized medicine, give us a call at (858) 228-4188.

Functional Lab Testing – Specialty Lab Tests in San Diego

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.

Ways To Boost Your Energy Every Day

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 in warm climate, you will need to consume more water.

 

3. Try healing herbs.

There are a number of herbs that may positively increase energy levels, including Siberian ginseng and Ashwagandha.

 

4. Exercise regularly.

If you find yourself skipping your evening workouts, try to reprogram your body to do this first thing in the am.  You will leave with more energy and increased mental focus.

 

5. Eat small, frequent meals.

To maintain energy levels you will need to eat frequently throughout the day.  Small meals with snacks in between will maintain your energy.  Frequent meals will maintain metabolism.

 

6. Sunlight is good.

Time in the sunlight will adjust your mood and allow the body to produce Vitamin D.

 

7. Take a nap.

As we become adults we forget to nap, or simply say we don’t have time.  Napping research shows to improve memory, boost energy, and increase alertness.  A nap of 15-30 minutes will show increased well-being.

 

8. Take deep breathes.

Take deep breathes throughout the day.  Release tension and stress, but also increase energy with oxygen.

 

9. Consult your doctor.

If you want internal answers to your body, contact us today for lab testing, food sensitivity testing, hormone testing, and dietary support.

 

The Spark Health Team – 858-228-4188