At Shioma Wellness MD, we place extreme value on wellness. Without our health, our quality of and enjoyment of life decrease. It is so important to keep tabs on our body and monitor all of our important systems so that we can take steps necessary when something isn’t right. Functional medicine incorporates the whole person, the entire body, and attempts to not only address and correct existing conditions, but to avoid developing diseases and health problems in the future.
Dr. Phyllis Okereke works with what she calls the pillars of health. These are areas of focus here at our center. They include:
Detoxification is a process to remove toxins from the body and to facilitate the liver’s ability to neutralize and eliminate toxins. The liver in most people is working overtime trying to process all the toxic substances in our bodies. We incorporate high-quality supplements as part of the detox process.
The importance of nutrition and diet can’t be stressed enough. The wrong diet can cause inflammation in our bodies, can cause us to have too many dangerous chemicals in our bodies, as well as weaken our immune system. It is the root cause of all chronic diseases, including cancer. Each individual has specific needs when it comes to nutrition, and we will identify those needs, and work with you to correct them. If weight management is needed, we have the right solution to incorporate into your overall plan. Our programs will provide you with a written diet and nutrition plan. We will also hold you accountable to do your part in this essential process.
Balance is of course the key to anti-aging. When all of our body’s systems are in balance and our hormones and nutrition are balanced, we feel the difference. We feel healthy, and we look good!
Hormone replacement is often part of any overall wellness plan. This is because the majority of us have some type of hormonal imbalance or we are not properly metabolizing hormones. Through the latest advances in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, we will address these issues and achieve a good result.
Exercise that allows you to build muscle mass is another essential part of being truly healthy. We will help you incorporate exercise into your daily routine and try to make it pleasant, interesting and fun. In some cases, a personal trainer is recommended to motivate and support you.
Deep REM sleep is also essential to the body, and allows regeneration to occur. You need REM sleep to make growth/regenerative hormone. If you don’t sleep well, you cannot properly make your hormones and your body is not recovering, healing and regenerating like it should. We will help you to de-stress and sleep better.
We provide printed materials and guides for all of the pillars of health, as well as recommending DVDs and books that will ensure your ongoing success. Dr. Okereke welcomes your questions and enjoys speaking to you about our overall wellness programs. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you at your initial Consultation.
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