Andropause is Also Known as “Manopause”…

Thinning Hair?

Thinning Hair?

Men begin to experience hormone imbalances as early as their 20’s.  One of the first signs of hormone imbalance includes thinning of the hair.  Due to toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, and stress, anabolic hormones can convert to less desirable hormones such as DHT and Estrogen.  Men begin to lose about 2% of their natural production of testosterone starting around age 20, so typically by the age of 40 a man could potentially have a 50% loss of testosterone. If you or someone you know is experiencing the following symptoms, Andropause may be the problem:  fatigue, depression, anxiety, anger, irritability, poor memory, increased belly fat, decreased muscle strength, loss or decrease in morning erection, low sex drive, poor erectile firmness, male breasts, and/or urinary problems.


Male hormone imbalance and deficiency is treatable; however, just giving the body testosterone is an incomplete answer to the problem.  A comprehensive hormone program with a nutrition and lifestyle emphasis is the key.  When circulation and muscle strength decreases, erectile function may decrease. Erectile medications such as testosterone are not the answer but a Band-Aid. It is important to realize erectile function goes hand-and-hand with heart function.  The heart is the most important muscle in the body, and poor erections may be a sign of much more; therefore, it is important to look at the whole person when designing a wellness program.


Breakthrough Medicine’s Medical Specialists in Hormone Restoration and Integrative Medicine are available to help improve your quality of life.  Breakthrough Medicine is now offering a New Male Wellness Program, which is customized to suit clients’ needs and goals. Contact the front office today to see what package would be perfect for you!



Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. Shaida Sina is a leading Naturopathic Physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). For more information on how this treatment protocols works, you may call the office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sina.


Hormonal imbalance is a major issue, for both men and women alike. Symptoms include joint stiffness, fatigue, hair loss, mood swings (light or severe), and a multitude of other symptoms.  For more information, read this great article from Oprah’s site…


Allergies: A Holistic Approach with Allergy Easy

AllergyEasy is the no shot solution to seasonal allergies!


This is a unique, all inclusive sublingual immunotherapy program. Instead of 2-3 allergy shots given weekly at your doctor’s office, you can now have a more pleasant therapy that can be done in the comfort of your own home, or can even be taken easily when you travel. Allergy Easy is taken under the tongue!


This homeopathic allergy treatment medicine contains a blend of all of the top allergens, so you have a broad range of coverage, and the further you get into the program, the higher the concentration of the allergens are introduced to your immune system through the sublingual drops. The body starts to recognize this substance as not harmful, and does not flood the body with a chemical (histamine) reaction. Allergy Easy retrains your immune system not to react!


Some patients can achieve an actual cure with the Allergy Easy treatment. After stopping the serum two to four years down the line, you might not have a recurrence of symptoms. If symptoms do return, an abbreviated program is recommended.


If you are sick of seasonal allergies, call the office today for your appointment!



HCG Weight Loss: Dr. Simeons’ Protocol

HCG Diet

by Dr. Shaida Sina. Article published in the Kudos’ Health Report July 13, 2011.

About 4 years ago, patients began asking me to prescribe HCG (“human chorionic gonadotropin”) for weight loss. When they told me about the 500-calorie diet, I laughed and said “no way”. Interestingly, after attending a medical conference, I ran int o a colleague who I admire, and we were trading info on promising new therapies. When she told me she had done HCG and now uses it in her practice, I was flabbergasted. She then asked me if I had read Dr. Simeons’ Manuscript; admittedly, I had not. I promptly pulled his manuscript off my shelf, which a patient had previously given to me, and I was humbled; Dr. Simeons’ manuscript was brilliant and made complete sense.


“Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity”, by Dr. Simeons, was written decades ago when obesity was rarely seen. Today obesity is an epidemic disease, and we are finding more and more its pivotal role in creating a host of chronic illnesses. After reading this book, I decided to take my most weight loss resistant clients and together we embarked on an experiment. As we followed Simeons’ protocol using injectable medication, it was mind-blowing how fat was being utilized for calories, and pounds and inches were literally melting away. The market suddenly experienced a shortage of HCG medication, so we went to the commercially available HCG, but it did not work the same way, as the stability and quality of the HCG protein is questionable. Because of all the problems with medication on the internet, and especially because of the varying quality of HCG commercially available, the FDA is pushing to make HCG a controlled substance, and rightfully so. HCG increases both testosterone and growth hormone, which are controlled substances and need a doctor’s supervision.


Why is the HCG protocol so different? HCG in combination with a specific diet helps to reset an endocrine gland called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus plays an intricate role with the pituitary gland, which can affect virtually the entire endocrine “hormone” system. HCG protocol requires dedication and discipline. To maintain weight loss, the protocol must be done exactingly, but the benefits speak for themselves: weight loss, change in body composition, decreased appetite, better hormone balance, and improved adrenal function.


If you are interested in more information about HCG or any of our other detox and weight loss programs, please call Breakthrough Medicine to reserve a seat for the next HCG class!


HCG Diet