Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy safe?

The truth is that you do not have to live with menopausal symptoms.  Evidence continues to mount that receiving hormone replacement therapy with natural hormones at the onset of menopause is not only safe but important to a woman’s ongoing health.  Even more importantly, data now exists that pharmaceutical hormones can be dangerous substitutes for natural hormones which are identical in every way to those produced in the body.  In fact, many now feel that bioidentical hormones may provide an anti-aging effect. 

Research supports the use of all-natural, biologically identical hormones, showing them to be free of the serious side effects associated with synthetic pharmaceuticals.  Biologically identical hormones, have, on the contrary, demonstrated the ability to support good health, slow the aging process, and alleviate menopausal symptoms. 

At your initial appointment, Dr. Gertler can provide you with all of the safety information, answer all of your questions, clear up all of your doubts, inform you about symptoms, hormone testing and provide the general guidance you need.  You need to be fully informed before making the final decision.
How can Chelation Therapy help me?

Chelation Therapy is the only established therapy that has been shown to be capable of reversing the symptoms of heart disease, with over 1 million cases successfully treated in the U.S. in the past 50 years. A course of treatment consists of 20 weekly infusions with a heavy metal binder, EDTA, which acts by removing heavy metal toxins from the lining of blood vessels thereby helping to restore circulation to all tissues of the body. It is also and antioxidant. Because of its actions, it is able to benefit all expressions of cardiovascular disease including heart disease, stroke, poor circulation in the extremeties, hypertension and diabetes. Empiric evidence has shown that patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), lupus, scleroderma, venous ulcers and macular degeneration are also likely to benefit from this treatment. Studies invloving those who have undergone Chelation Therapy have demonstrated as much as a 90% reduction in their risk of cancer. With its multiple health benefits and its ability to effectively reverse heart disease, it is often considered the therapy of choice in the management of heart disease by many European countries.
What is our approach to treating Lyme Disease?

This fastidious infection can be treated at all stages with a holistic approach combining well tolerated IV infusions of colloidal silver (silver hydrosol) with a 3 component herbal formulation. Oral colloidal silver is frequently added. Antibiotics may be used in selected cases. A state of the art serologic test for Lyme disease, the direct fluorescent antibody/flow cytometry may be used for diagnosis and management. Generally the program is continued for 6-12 months in chronic cases, with shorter courses if the case is acute. Treatment is stopped after the patient is symptom free for 1 month. Supplements are added throughout the course for immune and energy support and for management of Herxheimer reactions (die off reaction to bacterial breakdown products) which may appear at the start of treatment. An anti-inflammatory diet is advised. Lyme co-infections with Babesia, Bartonella, Erlichia and yeast can be identified with standard serologic tests and managed with an effective 4 component herbal formulation. This approach provides Lyme disease sufferers with a workable and quite effective alternative to the only conventional option for treatment of chronic LD- the prolonged use of antibiotics- which is often ineffective and counterproductive.
What can SCENAR�treat?

SCENAR is a computerized biofeedback device designed 30 years ago for use in the Russian space program. Based on extensive experience around the world involving more than 13,000 cases, SCENAR has been found to be highly effective for the treatment of pain and can be equally beneficial in a broad range of diseases. Nearly 80% of patients have been found to benefit from its use. The worldwide use of this computerized biofeedback device attests to its effectiveness and safety. Arthritis, back pain, neck pain herniated discs, headaches and traumatic injury are some of the conditions successfully treated by this technique, which has the ability to trigger the body to heal itself on a cellular level. Other electrotherapy devices do not have this action and therefore cannot achieve the same results as SCENAR. This is one of the most effective devices for alleviating the suffering of those with back pain or other chronic pain syndromes, in combination with a healthy lifestyle and diet. During SCENAR treatments, the electronic device is run along the skin over acupuncture meridians and anatomic regions until a response is obtained. Several one half hour sessions are usually necessary to achieve the desired effect.
What can IonCleanse Treat?

IonCleanse is a detoxifying footbath,which, in combination with a healthy diet and lifestyle provides a simple way to maintain high energy levels by removing heavy metal toxins from the body. Patients with arthritis, edema, inflammation, gout and pain experience progressive benefits from this gentle approach to detoxification. As a faster method than fasting and herbal protocols, it finds use in preventive medicine, arthritis, cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy settings, as well as in patients with heart disease. Because it is gentle and safe, a healing crisis is avoided, and it can be used in the fragile patient.