Weight Loss Management

Balanced Well-Being Healthcare in Fort Collins, Colorado offers a medically prescribed nutritional weight loss program to help you achieve all of your weight loss goals. After medical history is obtained during your initial visit to our Fort Collins based practice, a physical examination is completed and our experienced doctors and physicians will recommend a low calorie diet based on estimated BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). We then calculate your estimated BMR. Our system gives body composition that includes percentage of body fat and BMR. On the basis of the patient’s BMR, Balanced Well-Being Healthcare diet experts will recommend a weight loss diet between 800 and 1200 calories per day. This diet weight loss program is composed of regular food, meal replacements and combinations of the two. Read more…

Women’s Hormonal Health

A woman’s transition to menopause can be one of the most difficult times in her life. Symptoms of this transition can be very vague for some women to paralyzing in others. The timing of the this transition varies from one woman to another as well. For many women the transition to menopause may be marked by symptoms for years beginning in her mid forties lasting until the menstruation stops. Other women report brief periods of symptoms beginning at age 50 or so. Read more…

Menʼs Hormonal Health

Testosterone in males is produced in the testes. Testosterone deficiency arises when the testes fail to produce enough testosterone. Male testosterone levels normally decline with age. However, hypogonadism, is a disorder in which a man will not produce enough testosterone even adjusted for his age. Read more…

Thyroid Disorders

An estimated 27 million Americans are affected by thyroid disease. The thyroid is a relatively small gland that sits at the base of the neck just below the adamʼs apple. For such a small gland it has profound effect on how our bodies work and how we feel. More and more people are developing thyroid disorders, infact, 13 million Americans are likely undiagnosed with a thyroid disorder at this time. Thyroid disorders are more common in women but are being seen in increasing numbers in men too. Twenty five percent of American women will develop thyroid disorders. It is imperative then, as we age, to keep a close eye on the thyroid gland. Read more…

Sleep Apnea

More than 40 million Americans are estimated to suffer from a sleep breathing disorder, and 20 million suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Most are not diagnosed, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Diagnosing sleep problems no longer has to be uncomfortable, inconvenient, or costly, thanks to ARES™, a state-of-the-art wireless device for in-home sleep testing. Balanced Well-Being Healthcare offers inexpensive alternatives for testing patients. To find out more about the Sleep Apnea condition, click here. For more about testing, follow this link.

Adrenal Dysfunction

In todays world we are bombarded with daily stressors. These stressors come in many different forms including environmental, physiological, psychosocial and mental varieties. It is well established that chronic stress from any cause can effect the body in harmful ways leading to a variety of symptoms. Conventional medicine does not recognize adrenal fatigue as a true medical diagnosis until there is complete failure of the adrenal gland to produce hormones. This complete failure is called Addisonʼs disease. Addisonʼs disease is a rare form of adrenal failure. Read more…

Nutrient Deficiencies

Many people today are under the impression that if they simply eat enough fruits and vegetables and perhaps even augment that with a supplement they have done all they can to stay healthy and should be able to sit back and reap the health benefits of a longer and healthier life. While eating fruits and vegetables is a great place to start, it might interest you to know that the old adage of “you are what you eat” is not, strictly speaking, accurate. Rather, it might be more appropriate to say: “you are what you can absorb.” Read more…

Healthy Aging and Healthy Living

People are living a lot longer today than they have historically, and there is a growing awareness of the importance of enhancing these added years for older adults. Balanced Well-Being Healthcare is committed to advancing and sharing knowledge about successful aging and lifestyles choices, nutritional choices, activity, and general wellness that can enhance an optimal life for older adults. We offer customized consultations to help you identify and correct nutrient deficiencies, restore your energy levels, deal with hormone imbalances, and enhance your overall vitality using real foods and pure, safe, premium supplements balanced specifically for you and your body. All of our services combine traditional and alternative therapies into a successful integrative approach to health care and overall wellness. Read more…

Gastrointestinal Disturbances

All diseases that pertain to the gastrointestinal tract are considered by the medical community to be digestive diseases. Sadly, over 85 percent of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal problem. Nutrient deficiencies, pollution, poor diet, dehydration, stress, poor sleeping habits, and lack of exercise are among the long list of contributors to these staggering statistics. Suffering from these conditions causes a myriad of bodily harms, encompassing every cell and organ in the human body. Fortunately, the vast majority of these conditions are entirely preventable and often times easily remedied. Read more…

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders, also known as affective disorders, are mental health problems such as depression, dysthymic disorder (a milder depressive condition), and insomnia. Mood disorders can occur in anyone. The causes of mood disorders are not yet fully understood, but it is believed an imbalance in neurotransmitters (chemicals in your brain) likely play a key role. We believe that merely treating the symptoms of these conditions alone does not constitute a cure. Read more…

Metabolic Conditions

According to the The National Cholesterol education Program (NCEP) when three or more risk factors are present then a person qualifies as having metabolic syndrome. This is an important prognostic indicator: having metabolic syndrome is associated with two times the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By correcting the imbalances that lead to the metabolic syndrome one can reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, vascular disease and diabetes. Read more