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Having Your Home Tested for Mold and Mycotoxins Living in the Sunshine State isn’t all beaches and oranges. The heat and humidity provide the perfect environment for toxic molds to flourish. And living in a newer home doesn’t mean you’re safe. In fact, some modern construction materials are even more prone to mold infestation than good old-fashioned brick, wood, and plaster. Here in our Tampa, Florida office, we see many patients struggling with mold-related health issues mainly caused by living in a water-damaged home (currently or sometime in the past). You can find plenty of stories about toxic mold illness in the news. Ideally, these patients have already had their homes tested, and we can use the test results to make better treatment decisions, like mold toxicity treatment. But we realize that’s not always possible or how the situation unfolds. In many cases, people are unaware of the mold in […]

Is Semaglutide Safe for Weight Loss and Insulin Resistance? Unless you’ve been living off the grid, you’ve probably heard about the latest popular approach to weight loss — using the diabetes medicine Semaglutide along with a healthy diet and exercise. You’ve likely also heard about a few potential adverse side effects — reports of people developing facial aging due to reduced fat in the face or, more seriously, the increased risk of intestinal obstruction requiring surgery. In any event, if you or a loved one is using one of these medications (or considering using it) for weight loss or to help manage diabetes or pre-diabetes, you probably have questions or concerns about its use. Here at the BioDesign Wellness Center in Tampa, Fla., we offer Semaglutide as a treatment option for patients with insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes, or weight-loss resistance. In this post, we will help you determine if Semaglutide

Detoxing to Flush Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals from Your Body Consider for a moment the number of chemicals found in everyday consumer products and how they might have a negative effect on your health. It’s time to look for detoxification treatment provider in Tampa, FL. Especially those chemicals that exceed your body’s ability to eliminate them on its own. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemical compounds found in many consumer products that mimic, block, or interfere with the hormones in the body’s endocrine system. These chemicals have been linked to many adverse health conditions, including congenital disabilities, tumors, reproductive issues, obesity, fatigue, cognitive impairment, and more. Of course, reducing one’s exposure to these chemicals is an important first step. However, because these chemicals are so pervasive, they can’t be avoided entirely, and even low levels of exposure can disrupt the endocrine system. We recommend a medically supervised detoxification twice a year to maintain

Are you looking for a Menopause Treatment in Tampa, FL? Here at BioDesign Wellness Center, we often hear from women of a certain age who say they’re having a difficult time thinking clearly, are affected by mood swings, and even experience what they refer to as short-term memory loss. Never having experienced any of this before and knowing these symptoms correlate with menopause, they’re interested in a diagnosis and treatment plan that helps them make sense of what’s occurring and returns them to the life they once enjoyed. One of the first things that come to mind, especially for women of that certain age, is menopause. That’s the time in a woman’s life during which she stops having monthly periods. This cessation of menstruation is primarily associated with changes to the female reproductive system. Unfortunately, as most women in their 40s and 50s and beyond will attest, symptoms of menopause

Here’s How to Overcome Brain Fog and Chronic Fatigue Here at the BioDesign Wellness Center, new patients often come to us reporting that they are always tired and cannot focus — not at home, work, or school. Many have already sought help from one or more conventional medical practitioners. Some have been diagnosed and are receiving treatment but experiencing little to no relief. Many of these patients they’ve been told that they have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or some other condition commonly linked to fatigue. Worse, some are led to believe that nothing physically is wrong — that fatigue and brain fog are normal in the high-stress world in which we live. Read more to learn how to combat Brain Fog and Chronic Fatigue with Functional Medicine in Tampa, FL. Nearly all these patients are frustrated; many are on

Maintaining your health over the winter holidays is always challenging. The change in weather brings with it a surge in infectious illnesses, while the hustle and bustle of the holidays disrupt healthy routines. Then there’s the added stress that weakens our immune systems. Is it time to consider Immune System Therapy in Tampa, FL? Fueling that stress is the likelihood that if you really need to see a healthcare professional, their availability is reduced due to scaled-back holiday hours. It’s likely that our collective immunity is down due to increased forced vaccination, staying home for two years, and overdoing it with cleaning products. This year is shaping up to be particularly challenging given the potential threat of a highly anticipated “Tripledemic” (a mass media sensationalization for what is described above)— flu, coronavirus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) — not to mention the growing concern over strep A infections both here