Every Organ Has a Purpose
Our bodies are intricate and simple at the same time. For example, we have skin that protects our body. Skin also serves a purpose for cooling the body and acts as our first line of defense for microorganisms. It has multiple layers and works alone for some functions, but in tandem with others. That is how every organ and it’s system is in our body.
When we look at our systems (listed below), we can separate how they function on their own. However, when we look at the body in terms of disease or incorrect functions, we must look at how they communicate to one another as well as how the single organ/system functions.
Each system in our body has a job that they must do in order to make our body work properly. If we have too much or too little function happening in a cell, organ, or system we start to break down.
The Traditional Medical Model looks at the individual organ or entire system and gets a specific area working better. This typically helps the symptom go away – at first. As the body gets used to this, medication stops working and/or works less causing symptoms to return and other symptoms to show up that were not there before. The return of symptoms and/or addition of symptoms is a result of the root issue being left unresolved by the original treatment method.
Example: If the body has developed PCOS, an MD will have you exercise, change your diet and prescribe some form of medication(s). Oral contraceptives may level out your hormones causing your symptoms of PCOS to decline or go away completely. However, you may still have symptoms, like most others, resulting in another prescription or even surgery.
About 1-2% of women with reproductive issues such as infertility, PCOS and endometriosis truly have issues with sufficient levels of hormones.
About 1-2% of women with reproductive issues such as infertility, PCOS and endometriosis truly have issues with the levels of hormones in their body. Most often, the main issue lies in one of the following:
- Down regulation of receptors (can’t use the hormone)
- Inhibition of feedback loops (producing the wrong amount of hormone or none at all)
- The body’s biotransformation inability (transforming hormones into transportable and secrete-able forms to get out of the body)
Our model is to look at all the systems of our body, assess how they are working on their own as well as how they are working together and address the root cause. Infertility, PCOS and Endometriosis are symptoms to a greater underlying issue within the body.
Example: Often times the primary issue lies within the liver when our reproductive organs have symptoms. Correcting and supporting the liver and its functions will in turn allow for the reproductive organs to function better. Results of corrective action lead to decreased menstrual symptoms, unwanted hair growth or other common symptoms of PCOS. By helping the receptors, feedback loops and hormone become effective on its own, the need for exogenous hormones (oral contraceptives) goes away.
With all of the research that has been published over the past few years, we know how to get the body working properly at its root cause. That is the difference between symptom free and healthy.