Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Vivian Bizios

Hormonal Imbalance

Dr. Bizios ND has developed an interest in hormonal health and knows the importance of overall hormonal balance for optimal vitality.  Below are some common signs of hormonal imbalance.

  • Fatigue                                        
  • Belly Fat, Weight Gain
  • Low Libido
  • Poor Sleep
  • Mood Swings, PMS
  • Anxiety, Depression 
  • Foggy Memory
  • Acne
  • Digestive Issues
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Painful, Heavy or Irregular Periods
  • Breast Tenderness, Breast Cysts
  • Ovarian Cysts, PCOS
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Adrenal Dysfunction & Fatigue
  • Menopausal symptoms & Peri-Menopause
  • Andropause, Low Testosterone in males

Treating a hormonal imbalance involves a throrough examination and testing of blood, urine and saliva to detect hormonal fluctuations and hormone metabolism over an extended period of time, providing a clearer picture of the reasons behind your symptoms.  Naturopathic care that incorporates herbal, nutritional, traditional chinese medicine and/or acupuncture along with lifestyle changes are used to assist with hormonal balance and a renewed sense of vitality.

Thyroid Disorder

Your thyroid is the master gland of your metabolism and thyroid hormone is active in almost every cell of your body.  An underactive thyroid (hypothyroid), an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroid) or a thyroid that is being attacked by your own immune system (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Grave’s disease) can impair your overall body’s functioning and leave you feeling unwell. Below are common signs of a poorly functioning thyroid.

  • Fatigue and Low energy
  • Intolerance of Cold or Heat
  • Constipation or Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Skin and Hair Changes
  • Weight Gain or Weight Loss
  • Anxiety, Depression 
  • Muscle Aches
  • Memory Problems
  • Menstrual Changes
  • Restlessness, Sweating, Rapid Heart Rate, Tremors

​The conventional approach commonly uses TSH in screening for thyroid, if this is normal no further testing is done.  However, many patients with a “normal” TSH still present with symptoms and may require more comprehensive thyroid testing.  Dr. Bizios ND will perform a comprehensive thyroid panel, and screen for nutritional deficiencies related to thyroid health. A unique combination of herbs, vitamins, minerals and nutrition may be then used to support thyroid health.

Prediabetes & Diabetes

Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level in the body is vital for good health. Below are some signs and symptoms associated with blood sugar problems.

  • Borderline or High Blood Glucose and HbA1c
  • Increase in Waistline 
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) above 25
  • Abnormal Cholesterol Levels
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Triglycerides
  • Low HDL or Good Cholesterol
  • Inceased Thirst, Increased Appetite
  • Frequent Urination
  • Fatigue 
  • Areas of Darkened Skin on Neck, Armpits, Elbows, Knees, or Knuckles
  • Blurred Vision
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • History of Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes During Pregnancy) 

Dr. Bizios ND will help you make dietary and lifestyle changes to help get your blood sugar levels under control. Treatment plans can be used in combination with your prescribed medications. Specific oils, vitamins and mineral supplements can be used to replenish deficiencies that are common in diabetics.  Specialized herbs can be used to improve blood sugar levels, reduce cravings and appetite, and protect the kidneys, eyes and pancreas from further damage.  A comprehensive hormone assessment, including insulin, cortisol, testosterone and others can be performed to evaluate overall hormonal health.

Fatigue & Stress

The adrenal gland makes hormones like cortisol that help your body respond to stress.  However, chronic stress puts your adrenals in to overdrive and in time their ability to make hormones becomes impaired, the result is adrenal dysfunction or "adenal fatigue".  Below are some common signs of adrenal fatigue.  ​

  • Always Tired 
  • Inability to Handle Stress
  • Difficulty Waking, Unrefreshed by Sleep, Sleep Problems
  • Belly Fat
  • Dark Circles Under Eyes
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mental Fogginess
  • Blood Sugar Problems
  • Low libido
  • Getting Sick Easily
  • Eczema, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Bizios ND will perform a naturopathic assessment and additional testing of the saliva and urine to assess adrenal function and formulate a treatment plan to restore your adrenal health.

General Naturopathic Medicine

Dr.Bizios ND has been practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor since 2002, treating patients of all ages and in varying life stages.  Dr. Bizios ND offers natural health solutions for a variety health concerns.

Commonly treated health conditions include:

  • Hormonal – Prediabetes, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Weight Gain

    Adrenal Dysfunction

  • Women’s – Peri-menopause, Menopause, PMS, Irregular or Painful periods, Recurrent Yeast Infectons, Ovarian Cysts & PCOS
  • Men’s – Prostate, Andropause, Infections
  • Digestive – Gas, Bloating, Reflux, IBS, Constipation, Diarrhea, Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis

  • Immune – Allergies, Asthma, Chronic or Recurrent Infections

  • Cardiovascular – High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Heart Health

  • Skin - Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne

  • Nervous system - Fatigue and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Headaches

  • Joint, Bone & Muscle – Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Back Pain, Muscle spasm