Wellness Visits at Tutera Medical

Many of us have health concerns that exceed hormone therapy. We want to feel optimal, but do not know where to start. Dr. Mel is happy to help!

Having extensive training in Swiss Biological Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Mel has realized that optimal health is directly tied to balancing hormonal health, eliminating environmental toxicities/exposures, supporting the immune health, repairing GI health, and examining nutritional status. Until these areas are repaired and optimized, the body will continue in state of degeneration.

To help restore your body to optimal health, Dr. Mel will assess your toxic exposures through an Environmental Medicine Assessment.

Environmental Medicine Assessment

Various endocrine disrupting chemicals can alter your existing hormone profile, prevent detoxification pathways from normal function, which promote disease processes within the body. These chemicals can mimic estrogens in your body and produce a negative impact on your health.  Research has shown that these xenoestrogens or “foreign” estrogens have been linked to testicular, prostate and breast cancers.  Additionally, they can promote thyroid dysfunction, fibrocystic breast disease, migraines, endometriosis, other hormone-related conditions and autoimmune disease.

Most exposures to toxic chemicals come from use of everyday household products

including detergents, household cleaners, dryer sheets, fabric softener, soaps, shampoos, deodorants, lotions, cosmetics, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, Styrofoam cups/containers, plastic storage containers and dining utensils/cups/plates. Pesticides and insecticides are another common source of xenoestrogens and neurotoxins. It is important to note that exposure to the pesticides and insecticides can either be from direct use of the products or by consumption of foods sprayed with these chemicals. Due to the added hormones in our food system, we can be exposed to xenoestrogens via commercial dairy products, beef and poultry. Synthetic food additives and even tap water can be other sources of xenoestrogens and neurotoxins. Finally, because of the incompatibility of synthetic estrogens with the human body, one could argue that the body will interpret the synthetic estradiol replacement therapy as a xenoestrogen.

The best way to reduce toxins is to eliminate your source of exposure. Through this removal of obstacles that impede the body’s ability to heal itself, we work with you via diet, lifestyle, supplementation, IV therapy and various home care treatments to help your liver detoxify itself and eliminating these toxic chemicals.

What are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals?

  • These chemicals can mimic estrogens within your body and can ultimately have a negative impact on your health.
  • This affects men and women
  • Most exposures to xenoestrogens come from use of everyday household products including detergents, household cleaners, dryer sheets, fabric softener, soaps, shampoos, deodorants, lotions, cosmetics, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, Styrofoam cups/containers, plastic storage containers and dining utensils/cups/plates. Pesticides and insecticides are another common source of xenoestrogens.
  • All people can benefit since we are exposed to toxic chemicals and materials on daily basis.

What is Environmental Medicine?

  • It examines how various toxic materials/chemicals/environment impact our health.

Other than Detox, are there other components to the visit?

  • Absolutely!
  • Dr. Mel will evaluate how to support immune health, repair your GI system enhance your Nutritional status.
  • She will examine your current diet, lifestyle, medications, supplements etc and determine a plan that is most effective for your particular needs.

Why is GI health so important?

A properly balanced gut bacterial population is essential to health as most disease states begin with disrupted gut bacteria populations. The gut is responsible for the digestion and assimilation of nutrients that include vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fats, and amino acids. In addition, the gut produces neurotransmitters and hormones that are identical to their human counterparts. Furthermore, 80% of the lymphatics are found in the walls of the intestines. An amazing fact is that 50% of our cellular constituency is comprised of bacteria. We are literally ½ human and ½ bacteria (slightly more than ½) and we can’t survive without our bacteria. One can argue that our gut bacteria represents another organ system that resides in the hollows of our body, that long tube that begins at the oral cavity in our mouth, then descends through the esophagus, into the stomach, then small and large intestines, then out of the body. For this reason, it is essential to repair our GI system.

Will I have to do other tests?

  • Possibly. It depends on your needs. Dr. Mel will only order what is needed and will review her recommendations with you during the visit. Remember, every visit is highly specialized, and you receive a personalized treatment plan from Dr. Mel.

What will you do in a visit?

  • Complete an extensive questionnaire prior to the visit
  • Review your responses from the questionnaire
    • Discussions About:
      • Your current symptoms (if any are present)
      • Current diet and where changes can be made
      • Best way to eliminate exposure and methods of detox
      • Optimal diet plan
      • Supplements/treatments to help eliminate toxic chemicals from your body
    • Evaluate
      • Any dietary changes
      • Botanical medicine
      • IV therapy
      • Peptides, PRGF
      • Nutritional therapy
      • Any other possible treatments

What is included in the Visit?

  • Environmental Health Evaluation
  • Customized Health Program

For more information, contact Tutera Medical at: (480) 874-1515

For further understanding:

Cohn, B. A., La Merrill, M., Krigbaum, N. Y., Yeh, G., Park, J. S., Zimmermann, L., & Cirillo, P. M. 2015. DDT Exposure in Utero and Breast Cancer. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2015-1841

Liu, J., Yu, L., Castro, L. et al. 2019. A Nongenomic Mechanism for “Metalloestrogenic” Effects of Cadmium in Human Uterine Leiomyoma Cells through G protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor. Archive of Toxicology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00204-019-02544-0

Renaud, L., Huff, M., da Silveira, W. A., Angert, M., Haas, M., & Hardiman, G. 2019. Genome-Wide Analysis of Low Dose Bisphenol-A (BPA) Exposure in Human Prostate Cells. Current Genomics, 20(4), 260–274. https://doi.org/10.2174/1389202920666190603123040