What is BodyScience MEDICALTM?

BodyScience MEDICAL is dedicated to helping women and men feel their best in midlife. Our expert medical team treats symptoms and weight management issues caused by hormonal imbalances. Many of these symptoms are related to peri-menopause, menopause, andropause, low thyroid and stress. Our specially trained physicians use an integrated program called HormoneSync™ to analyze hormone levels and balance them with a natural, customized approach using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), diet and nutrition. Our HormoneSyncTM for WeightLoss program and our Comprehensive Nutrition and Weight Management programs, specialize in helping people achieve lasting weight loss with a personalized meal plan and one-on-one diet coaching.

What are the BodyScience HormoneSyncTM Programs?

BodyScience MEDICAL’s goal is to provide you with more than just a choice and to show you a clear path and walk arm in arm with you down that path to successfully optimizing your health. We offer an integrative approach to disease prevention that includes our team of experts in the field of regenerative medicine and nutrition.

Once you have signed up for the BodyScience HormoneSyncTM Program, you will be booked into a personalized medical consultation with our board certified anti-aging and regenerative medicine physician, Dr. Constantine (Gus) Zachos, who will review the program with you. A thorough medical evaluation will be conducted and blood, urine and saliva tests will be conducted for laboratory analysis. A thorough review of all your results will be conducted with Dr. Zachos and your personal Patient Care Coordinator during your Comprehensive Hormone Assessment.

Thereafter, a personalized plan will be developed and presented to you that will, if required, include natural hormone balancing using only bio-identical hormones, a nutritional assessment with our Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck, and further evaluations from a nutritional, fitness and hormonal perspective.

What do the BodyScience HormoneSyncTM Programs Cost?

Our BodyScience HormoneSyncTM Program is $1600. This program includes:

    • Comprehensive Hormone Assessment
    • Diet and Supplement Review
    • Three Hormone follow-up Case Conferences (quarterly)
    • Three Nutrition follow-up visits (quarterly)

Plus:

  • E-mail and telephone support
  • Education seminars and lectures
  • Fitness support (mental and physical)
  • Website library access

Our BodyScience HormoneSync for Weight LossTM Program is $1990. This program includes:

    • Comprehensive Hormone Assessment
    • In Depth Nutrition and Weight Loss Assessment
    • Personalized Meal Plan Review and Recommendations
    • Seven Weight Loss follow-up visits (weekly (4), biweekly (3))
    • Three Hormone follow-up Case Conferences (quarterly)

Plus:

  • E-mail and telephone support
  • Education seminars and lectures
  • Fitness support (mental and physical)
  • Website library access

Is this fee covered by insurance?

Some of these services may be covered under an extended benefits plan.  Please check with your provider. In particular, the Diet and Nutrition component of the program as delivered by a Registered Dietitian.

What is BHRT? Are bio-identical hormones safe?

BHRT is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. It is natural hormone replacement therapy that balances hormones to optimize health as you age. Bio-identical hormones are plant-derived and are structurally identical to the hormones produced by our body. As such, with BHRT we are not putting synthetic chemicals into the body; we are restoring the body’s hormone balance in the most natural way possible.

Many find this distinction between the body’s natural hormones and synthetic hormones, confusing. Bio-identical hormones are your body’s natural hormones. In contrast to bio-identical hormones, synthetic hormones differ from your body’s natural hormones as they have a different chemical structure than your body’s natural hormones, which affects how these hormones function in your body.

While somewhat new to North American physicians, bio-identical hormones have been effectively prescribed by European doctors for decades with positive results. A tremendous body of scientific literature has also evolved that supports the use of bio-identical hormones as a safe and effective way to minimize the effects of aging.

What side effects can I expect with BHRT?

The side effects are generally very mild and unlike the side effects experienced with synthetic hormones. You may experience some minor skin irritation, bloating or headaches. Often these effects can be reduced or eliminated by a physician-monitored adjustment of the dosage and in many cases these side effects resolve on their own.

Where do I get any recommended Bio-identical hormones and supplements?

Bio-identical hormones are supplied by specialty compounding pharmacies. We will have the contact information for a few we recommend. For each compounded prescription, a 3-month supply is approximately $100(CAD) and the majority of compounds are covered by most drug plans.

Supplements are offered for sale at BodyScience MEDICALTM.

What is the difference between BodyScience MEDICALTM and other BHRT prescribing centers?

BodyScience MEDICALTM methodology is comprehensive and incorporates a team approach to the patient. Our Medical Director is Board Certified through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Medicine. His knowledge reflects the very latest evidence-based medical expertise in the science of hormones and aging.

Our National Director of Nutrition is one of Canada’s leading nutritionists.  She is on site and her diet and nutrition assessment is an integral part of the BodyScience MEDICAL HormoneSyncTM AND HormoneSyncTMfor WeightLoss Programs.

Every patient is given full access to their own Patient Care Coordinator on whom they can depend for support and information during the course of their program.

We also recommend compounding pharmacies that have extensive experience, the highest quality base and active ingredients, with easy-to-follow dosing. Conveniently, they also offer no charge, overnight shipping.

How do I know if hormones are causing my problems?

We won’t know if hormones are an issue until our Medical Professional assesses you and your lab results. Additionally, you will be given a questionnaire and your responses in combination with your lab results will help us understand if hormones are causing/contributing to your problems.

How long is treatment?

For hormones, you could take bio-identical hormone replacement therapy anywhere from a year or two to indefinitely. It depends on the individual. Thyroid treatment is generally for life.

When can I expect to feel better?

While results will vary, some people may start to feel better within two weeks and achieve significant improvement within two to three months. Others can take up to six months to reach optimal levels.

If I’ve had a hysterectomy, would I still be a candidate for BHRT?

There are a lot of misconceptions about hysterectomies. After this surgery, your body still produces hormones but not at sufficient levels – therefore, you may still suffer from the side effects of menopause. BodyScience MEDICAL will help you, using BHRT, to manage these changes and make you feel more like yourself.

If I have a history of breast cancer, is BHRT safe?

Cancer is a complex disease. At this time, there is no general medical consensus regarding the use of bio-identical hormones and breast cancer. As such, we do not treat patients with an active, hormonally responsive, cancer diagnosis.

What if I am currently undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy?

In order to move from HRT to the safer, BHRT, you must undergo a “wash out period”. Speak with our Physician to understand how.

Can you help my husband …or wife?

Yes, absolutely! It is quite common that after one partner has experienced the positive effects of balanced hormones, their partner will come in for a consultation. Hormone imbalances affects both males and females and both stand to benefit from our comprehensive approach to not only hormone balance but preventative strategies to aging well.

How do you test for hormones and nutrition?

Blood, urine and saliva tests will be ordered to assess your hormone and nutritional balance. Detailed questionnaires will also be undertaken to better define your personal situation and provide information to the BodyScience team regarding possible areas of concern.

Why do you recommend saliva testing in addition to blood tests?

Saliva has been used in scientific testing for decades and has been shown to be highly accurate. It is the most reliable way to measure free, bio-available hormone activity – those hormones actually doing their job at the cell level. Standard blood and urine tests do not measure bio-available hormone levels.

How do I know if I have vitamin deficiencies?

As part of the BodyScience MEDICAL HormoneSyncTM and HormoneSyncTM for WeightLoss Programs, a Diet and Supplement Review and analysis will be conducted, identifying deficiencies and diet improvement opportunities.

How much are lab tests?

Medical laboratory tests are a separate cost from the HormoneSyncTM programs and are subjected to the fees set by the Medical Laboratory of choice and could be covered by 3rd party benefits. Prices range from approximately $250-300(CAD).

Who are your Health Care Professionals?

Dr. Constantine (Gus) Zachos is our Medical Director. He has been practicing medicine for over 20 years with extensive and diverse clinical expertise in a broad range of medical fields. This includes a passion for the successful management of the aging process and how a comprehensive approach to aging can lead to significant long term health benefits. He found that studying the aging process, particularly from a hormone and nutritional perspective, revealed a large body of scientific work that supported treating health, not only focusing on treating illness – a paradigm shift from traditional medicine.

Dr. Zachos is Board Certified through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and a diplomate of the American and Canadian Academies of Pain Management.

Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck is our National Director of Nutrition. As one of Canada’s leading nutritionists, Leslie oversees the development and delivery of all nutrition programs at BodyScience MEDICAL. With her integrative approach, Leslie offers patients dietary advice, personalized meal plans and science-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements.

Since 1989, Leslie has helped thousands of individuals achieve their nutrition and diet goals. As a Registered Dietitian, she is recognized as an authority on nutrition and food issues. She writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, is a weekly contributor to CTV News channel, and is the best-selling author of 12 books on diet and health.

Where can I learn more?

The best way to learn more is to take advantage of our Complimentary Consultation. Additionally, detailed information can be found on our website.

Once you have signed up for theBodyScience MEDICAL HormoneSyncTM and HormoneSyncTM for WeightLoss Programs, you will have full access to our Patient Care Coordinator.

Please don’t hesitate to call our centre anytime during business hours or leave a message and our team will respond within 1 business day.

How do I get started?

Request a complimentary consultation at our center:

Toll Free: 1-855-333-4272

Telephone: 416-915-9100

Email: info@bodysciencemedical.com

During your Complimentary Consultation you will meet with our Doctor to discuss BHRT as it pertains to your individual healthcare situation; as well, you will meet with our Patient Consultant who will give you a tour of the centre, introduce you to your healthcare team and, provide a detailed review of the program structure. Your healthcare treatment can begin as quickly as you like; we can schedule your Comprehensive Hormone Assessment and first Case Conference with our Medical Director and your Patient Care Coordinator during your consultation.

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