Located inside Panacea Sciences at 5 Williamsburg Lane in Chico, California, the Hormone Wellness Clinic is a boutique Functional Medicine practice that offers the "Hormone Sweet Spot"™ with the Panacea Protocol™ Functional Hormone Medicine Program so women and men of any age can get their lives back.
It is owned and operated by the founder and CEO of Panacea Sciences, Marie Hoäg, MBA, and staffed with physicians trained and certified in the "Hormone Sweet Spot"™, Panacea Protocol™, and Panacea|HRT™ Advanced Hormone Restoration Systems.
Our ultimate goal is to get women of any age into their personal "Hormone Sweet Spot"™ and sustain it there as naturally as possible. Some women will be able to follow our recommendations and increase their own natural hormones, if they have healthy enough ovaries, or may need to take bioidentical hormones dosed in the right amounts and administered in the appropriate manner. We believe most women have their own "Hormone Sweet Spot"™ where they feel their best mentally and physically, and our job is to provide the tools it takes for women to make that happen.
Who We See
We treat women of most any age who've already started their period, to the woman who hasn't been post-menopause for very long.
- Millennial women (age range: puberty to about 30ish)—The goal is to restore the menstrual cycle to a healthy, incident-free state.
- Perimenopausal women (age range: 30-45)—The goal is to prevent the hormonal decline into menopause and restore ovarian function as long as possible if possible, or supplement intelligently administered bioidentical hormones to the "Hormone Sweet Spot"™ and sustain them there.
- Menopausal women (age range: 45-60)
- Men of any age
What We Address
There are many things in the female brain and body that are dependent on healthy estrogen levels (along with other hormones) to thrive that impact how a woman feels mentally and physically. Depending on the woman and her compliance to the recommendations of the Panacea Protocol™ Functional Hormone Medicine Program, most women will get a reduction to a complete elimination of just some of the things listed below:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Insulin resistance
- Gut dysbiosis
- Low libido
- Low self esteem
- Heart palpitations
- Thinning hair
- Irrational behavior
- Low energy
- Anger outbursts
- Brain fog
- Dry eyes
- Compromised immune system
- Cognition issues
- Low self worth
- Menstrual cramps
- Low back pain
- Lack of motivation
- Adrenal burnout
- Painful sex
- Muscle atrophy
- Dry skin
When women/girls are not in a state of optimal hormone homeostasis, they just don't feel good mentally or physically. They are in a constant state of internal turmoil wresting with the person they've become with their behavior, moods, and physical ailments, and who they really are on the inside and who they know they can be.
When estrogen is too low for too long, this sends signals the brain and body that it's time to check out, so to speak, so the mind and physical body go into a living decay and deterioration process. As a result, it's difficult for women/girls to be who they really are mentally or physically when the messages of their low hormones is signaling to prepare for death.
Most women/girls, no matter their age, are estrogen deficient. Most women\girls never produce adequate amounts of estrogen in their lifetime to feel good mentally or physically.
We believe that estrogen in adequate amounts is supercritical for the mental and physical well-being of any living female, no matter her age. We believe estrogen levels dictate how all the other hormones will function. We believe that every woman has an optimal range for all hormones, and that no other hormone in the female body will work right until estrogen is restored to the "Hormone Sweet Spot"™.
Hormone Replacement vs. Hormone Restoration
There is a difference in what hormone replacement therapy system you use. There are many kinds of hormone therapies and all have differing clinical goals and outcomes. Hormone Restoration Therapy is an Advanced Functional Medicine approach to addressing low hormones for women of any age. The goal is to optimize deficient hormones in the range that is optimal for each woman, fixing the hormone deficiency issue at the cause. Hormone replacement therapy is what most doctors use who prescribe hormones. Hormone Replacement Therapy is designed to treat the symptoms of hormone deficiencies, but does not restore hormones to levels to correct the hormone deficiency altogether. This is why women can be on hormones and still feel mentally and physically out of sorts. The type of HRT system you're on will make all the difference in how you feel.
The Hormone Medicine Clinic offers two programs depending on how much weight, if any, you need to lose. The Panacea Protocol is for men and women of any age who do not need to lose more than 20 pounds, and the Panacea Hormone Diet engineered for men and women who are serious about losing weight with Hormone Optimization.