Special Services

  • Bio-Te Hormone Optimization System

  • Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Bio-TE Hormone Optimization System

Optimizing your hormones is so important for your health – during pre-menopause, menopause, and even at younger ages!  If your thyroid is off, your testosterone is low, and your estrogen and progesterone are out of balance, you just aren’t going to feel well or be healthy.  As you get older, assuring that your hormones are optimized becomes even more important because they are so critical in protecting our brain health from dementia, protecting our bones from osteoporosis and fractures, protecting our heart health, and even protecting our breast health.

So, what do I do at Mint for our patients to take getting your hormones in the best place they can be to the next level?  In addition to the standardly prescribed medications that most gynecologists use to treat hormone imbalance and menopause, I work with women (and men, too!) on a more proactive level.  With hormone replacement therapy, most doctors only address deficiencies in estrogen at menopause.  This is truly not adequate, so I look at your other important hormones like progesterone, thyroid, and testosterone.   We go the extra mile with this, because it is truly amazing how something so small can make such a huge difference in your life!  By taking the steps to optimize your hormones (which doesn’t end with taking a medicine, by the way, nutrients, movement, and detoxification are also important!), you can regain energy, improve muscle strength and ability to lose weight, increase mental clarity, feel younger, and even prevent age-related illness.  You don’t have to wait until you are in your 50’s when things really start to decline.  The full wellness approach to hormone optimization is for women, and men, of all ages.


Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Do you want to know if you are at a healthy weight?  Well, evaluating if your weight is healthy or not by simply stepping on the scale is outdated and often unhelpful!  Weight alone is not a good indicator of your health because it does not show you which pounds are coming from lean healthy muscle weight, which pounds are coming from fatty tissue, and which pounds are coming from water in your body.  You can be within the recommended weight range and still carry too much fatty tissue, thus having all the same health risks that go along with it such as heart disease, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer, like breast cancer!  Or you could be overweight on the scale, but actually be very healthy because your weight is made up of lean muscle mass.  Also, without BIA, you don’t know how much of your weight is coming from water!  Many of us live dehydrated, but paradoxically retaining fluid in the wrong places, due to hormone imbalances and other health problems.

BIA is a painless, fast, and easy way to assess the body’s true composition, and determine what kind of actions you need to take to improve the way you look and feel.  BIA is especially critical for women and children, because weight is often not reflective of body composition at all!

Dr. Betsy BuchertSpecial Services