Helping Women to Thrive
Welcome to the Restorative Health + Wellness Center. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Valerie Bonnett helps women regain their health and thrive.
Stop struggling with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, and mental fatigue.
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Dr. Bonnett believes that clients get better results if they understand the science behind the therapies they are using. Educational classes allow clients to learn in a relaxed group setting…and eliminate the need for more expensive one-on-one consultations.
Rise Above the Statistics and RECLAIM Your Life!
We Help Your Body Function at its Highest Level of Wellness
Your body is a highly functioning machine, requiring raw materials and system balance to function at its best.
Many women rely on fake energy to get through the day and unknowingly making things worse. Correcting the cause, a hormonal imbalance, will actually result in better sleep and more energy.
Taxed adrenal glands together with sputtering ovaries, waning androgens and thyroid function, and many women fall to their knees with debilitating adrenal fatigue.
Emotional instability affects not only the person going through it, but also those around them. Family relationships are strained and marriages struggle unnecessarily.
Hot flashes, night sweats, or feeling noticeably warmer than usual all fall within the same category of hormonal malfunction. Even women in their early 20s can experience this due to an imbalance.
I went through 5 years of pain, sleeplessness, among other problems during that time I saw numerous doctors who said they weren’t sure what the problem was. One doctor asked if I was ok with living with the joint and muscle pain and advised me to take ibuprofen every day. A friend told me about Dr Bonnett, how she wants to figure out what is going on, she does not look for quick fixes like a band-aid. So I made an appointment and Dr Bonnett went to work to figure out what was going on in my body. When I came back 3 weeks later she had a diagnoses and a plan. I started on compounded hormone replacement and within 6 months my pain was almost gone and other physical problems were greatly lessened. I am now 2 years since that first visit with Dr Bonnett and am feeling great. Thank you Dr Bonnett for being a doctor who truly cares about getting to the root of the problem and for always listening so thoroughly to me.
Hi Dr. Bonnett! Just wanted to to give you a quick update. I am astounded by how well I’m feeling. I feel like my old self. I received the two hormone creams on Saturday. I felt a difference the next day. I truly appreciate the care and expertise that you have shown me. I know at some point in the future I would like to meet with you again. Thanks for giving me my life back!!!! Take care.
She is wonderful and compassionate. She has helped me so much. Thank you Dr. Bonnett. After not sleeping and in pain. Fibromyalgia, migraines she ordered a saliva test. Review the results. Put me on replacement hormones. Oh wow. I’m sleeping better. Stiffness is gone. I feel 15 years younger.
Your hormones play an integral role in your overall health.
Hormonal balance is vital to a healthy, cancer-free mind and body, but can be disrupted in many ways. Hormone fluctuations occur naturally, such as in puberty, menopause and perimenopause. Hormone imbalance may also be caused by toxins or an unbalanced lifestyle. Understanding the causes of hormone imbalance empowers us to prevent them, and at the same time, feel better, think better, and prevent cancer.
Your hormones play an integral role in your overall health. Because of that, there’s a broad range of symptoms that could signal a hormonal imbalance. Your symptoms will depend on which hormones or glands aren’t working properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms. Our approach at Restorative Health + Wellness is to get to the root cause of dis-ease and not mask it with pharmaceuticals.
Is treatment covered by insurance?
Many insurance companies, healthcare savings plans (HSA), and flex spending accounts (FSA) will cover your hormone level testing and consultations. Our educational classes are not categorized as medical treatment and therefore is not covered. Our office does not accept insurance nor will we submit that for you. We will, however, provide you with the documentation needed to submit it yourself.
What are hormones and why are they important?
What do hormones do, exactly? The body has many different hormones, but certain types have a bigger role to play in the body’s health and well-being. Understanding these roles is important for those looking to protect and manage their health.
For women, estrogen (or estradiol) is the main sex hormone. It causes puberty, prepares the body and uterus for pregnancy, and regulates the menstrual cycle. During menopause, estrogen level changes cause many of the uncomfortable symptoms women experience.
Progesterone is similar to estrogen but is not considered the main sex hormone. Like estrogen, it assists with the menstrual cycle and plays a role in pregnancy.
Cortisol has been called the “stress hormone” because of the way it assists the body in responding to stress. This is just one of several functions of this important hormone.
Melatonin levels change throughout the day, increasing after dark to trigger the responses that cause sleep.
Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It causes puberty, increases bone density, triggers facial hair growth, and causes muscle mass growth and strength.
When they are in proper balance, hormones help the body thrive, but small problems with hormones can cause serious and life-altering symptoms.
What is the difference between allopathic and holistic medicine?
Allopathic medicine refers to the practice of conventional medicine that uses pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions (like surgery) to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of disease. This approach to medical care is ideal for acute care situations that you would see in the emergency room or urgent care facilities.
Holistic medicine represents the idea that all the properties of a given system (physical, biological, social, etc.) cannot be truly determined or explained by its component parts alone. Instead, the system as a whole determines how the parts function together. This approach is ideal for chronic illnesses and for those who are just not thriving as they should.
Integrated or Functional medicine is a combination of both worlds. They look at entire systems and evaluate a wide variety treatment options (not just pharmaceutical or surgical) that will both ease current symptoms and address the root cause. Many medical facilities are starting to move toward an integrated approach to healthcare.