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Adult Wellness

I’m 54 going on 40!

“Dr Mielke is fantastic! After 20 years of unsuccessfully searching for headache and migraine relief in the traditional medical world, Dr Mielke within one visit targeted and remedied several issues causing them. She looked for the origin of the problem, not just how to mask it, and then set me on a track to full recovery. After that, she went to work on smaller issues, all with the goal of creating a healthy body operating at optimal levels. Hormone replacement has been crucial in this journey, which I now see should have started many years ago. It is amazing how traditional medicine totally misses this crucial link to achieving and maintaining total health. I actually look forward to every office visit as we discover and address the next steps to wellness. Dr. Mielke and her nurturing staff are true partners in my health management. I am 54 going on 40, thanks to her guidance!”

Karen M
Dr. Mielke is the doctor for you!

This doctor has changed my life. All the other doctors I went to had no idea what was going on with me, and just dismissed me and rushed me out the door. This doctor actually looked for the REASON the problems were happening and tried to stop it without using harmful drugs with risky side effects. I learned from this doctor that natural is the best way to go. If you have any health problem you want fixed, Dr. Mielke is the doctor for you!

K.J. Beverly Hills, CA
Hormones have helped a lot

“I had always been a pretty healthy person. I had a normal weight my entire life without any special diet or exercise program. Then, all of a sudden, after the age of about 40, I started to gain weight. Nothing I could do seemed to stop the progression. At the same time, I was craving carbs more than before, and my appetite seemed increased. My life was stressful with work and kids like everyone else’s, so I didn’t think much of it. But as time went on, I started having more and more trouble sleeping. I would wake up at 4:00 a.m. almost every night, unable to fall back asleep. I became more and more tired, struggling to get through the day, using more caffeine, and then needing a drink when I got home to calm down. My libido was gone, and this was a big issue in my marriage. I felt like my patience for my family was lower than it used to be. My skin lost its glow and started to show more wrinkles and age spots. I was having more “senior moments” where I was struggling to remember things and think clearly. My regular GYN doctor brushed off my complaints as “normal” for my age. Eventually, I started having hot flashes, which were very uncomfortable. Finally, the GYN paid attention to that, and gave me oral estrogen and progesterone. While those pills did stop the hot flashes, the sleep problem, low libido, brain fog, and weight gain continued unabated. After a few years of that, I heard about bioidentical hormones. I read several of Suzanne Somers books, and knew that this was what I wanted to do. I also learned that taking estrogen orally is a very bad idea, and may have made some of my problems worse.

Finally, I saw Dr Mielke. She ordered blood tests to find out what my baseline hormone levels were. I was low in everything! Estrogen, Progesterone, Cortisol, Thyroid, DHEA, Testosterone, Pregnenolone, Melatonin – they were all low. No wonder I didn’t feel great. I started replacing the hormones with creams and pills. It has taken a few months to figure out the right doses for me, but I already feel better. A friend of mine noticed an improvement in my complexion almost immediately. I have more energy and can make it through the day without feeling exhausted, and don’t crave caffeine, carbs and alcohol like I used to. I have lost about 5 pounds in the first two months without even trying. My brain is working better, and I feel mentally sharper. One of the best things is that I can sleep now! My sleep is restful, and I feel good in the morning when I get up. I had forgotten what that feels like. My interest in my husband has improved, which makes him happy! Overall, on bioidentical hormones I feel better than I have in years, and am definitely going to stick with it.”

LG
I feel better than I have in years!

I went to see Dr. Mielke because I was tired of other doctors telling me that I was fine when I knew I wasn’t. I was just tired, moody, had aches and pains, wasn’t sleeping well, and was way too forgetful. Everyone else told me – you’re just getting older, its normal, just accept it – but I didn’t want to. Dr. Mielke took my complaints seriously and told me she could probably make me feel better – and she did. After doing some tests, I am now taking healthy supplements and bioidentical hormones, and avoiding foods that I was reacting to, and feel better than I have in years. Thank you Dr. Mielke!

S.K., Pleasanton, CA
I Feel Wonderful

I simply cannot say enough about how wonderful I feel after 6 months of seeing Dr. Mielke. I was feeling tired all the time, having terrible night sweats and had gained a fairly large amount of weight in a very short time. Within the first week after recieving bioidentical hormones and supplements I was already feeling better. Its been 6 months and I FEEL LIKE A NEW WOMAN! Not only do I have more energy but I have also lost almost 20 pounds. I am sleeping better then I have in years and no longer wake up drenched with sweat. I was skeptical about bioidentical hormne replacement at first but I am so glad I found Dr. Mielke and Optimal Health Spectrums. THANK YOU DR. MIELKE FOR GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK!!!

Anna B., Walnut Creek, CA .
A very grateful and satisfied patient of Dr Mielke’s!

I came to see Dr Mielke almost a year ago, in regards to having low testosterone.  I met with Dr Mielke and presented all of my symptoms to her, which pointed to low T.  As a man in my late 50’s, I truly was at a very low ebb in my life both physically and mentally, and I realized I needed help as quickly as possible.  The Dr had a series of tests run on me, and advised that indeed my T level was extremely low, and that was the reason for my physical lethargy and mental despondency.  Dr Mielke explained to me what she and her staff would do for me by providing me with safe, effective, and closely monitored weekly injections of testosterone.  Prior to the injections, I was usually very tired, depressed, gaining fat, losing muscle, and generally in a downward spiral.

However, after approximately 4 weeks of injections, I noticed a dramatic difference in my physical and mental health.  And now after almost 10 months of being treated for low T by Dr Mielke and regular exercise, I have lost nearly 2 inches of belly fat, while gaining more muscle than I have ever had in my life.  I truly am “happy” once again, as my mood has greatly improved, I am much more confident, I sleep much better, and my libido is as if I am 20 years old again.  I truly recommend to any man who is in his 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s, who is dealing with fat gain, muscle loss, poor sleep, depression, and / or problems with low libido to PLEASE go and see Dr Mielke to determine if low T is your problem.  What the doctor has done for me in the past 10 months is truly nothing short of a miracle, and has improved my quality of life greatly for the better.  The cost for this treatment is quite low, but the results are exceedingly high; and in my opinion, one cannot put a price tag on having good mental and physical health…. because without these things, life is not worth living!

BS, Livermore, Ca

Highly recommend this doctor!

I have been to so many doctors and they have all dismissed my problems as being “in my head.” I was in extreme pain so I know what that feels like.  I come to this doctor, who tries a different approach. She said I needed to change my diet by eliminating gluten and taking natural supplements, and the pain finally started to go away!  Integrative medicine is the future of all things medical/health related, and with these safe, easy-to-use methods provided by this doctor, there is no doubt that you will improve from your current state of being! Highly recommend this doctor!

J.S., Beverly Hills, CA
If you don’t have your health, you have nothing

Dr. Mielke is my dream doctor! She digs right in and finds out what your vitamin, mineral, and toxic metal load really is, and she knows what supplements to prescribe to fix the problem.

What if your car mechanic  never lifted the hood of your car to check the fluid levels? Or refused to hook the engine up to a diagnostic computer? You wouldn’t really know what was wrong.

Dr. Mielke starts at the cellular level of your body, topping off all the essential nutrients, to prevent disease from happening in the first place! I believe she has saved my husband from the brink of medical disaster, and now all his blood work is in range. Well worth the money… if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.

Christine A.

HCG Diet

Lyme Dr. sent me to Dr. Mielke

“Dr. Mielke & her HCG diet program was recommended to me by my Lyme doctor. I went through the HCG diet program with Dr. Mielkes’ staff. As someone who has suffered with chronic Lyme for over 25 years, I have to say that after finishing the HCG diet, for the first time in 25 years I am feeling better than I have since acquiring Lyme. I’ve flushed much of the toxins that were “stuck” in my body from years of treatment, my metabolism is working again & my chronic fatigue has been reduced to the point that I barely notice it. I am much stronger than I was before I started this process & I can actually exercise without becoming bed ridden for days afterwards. And as an added bonus, I’ve dropped 20 lbs. The staff was very supportive & encouraging through the entire process. Any time I had a question or left a message, I received a prompt response. It is clear that the staff truly cares for each of their patients & takes the time to know them as individuals. I am so grateful that they were there to hold my hand through this process, I wouldn’t have had such amazing success without their guidance & cheerful support. Dr. Mielke & her staff have my eternal gratitude for being a part of my recovery. I view this process as the beginning of the last step to achiving my personal optimal health & overcoming chronic Lyme. In fact, I had a follow up visit with my Lyme doctor today & was told that I was doing so well that they will consider slowly weaning me off all antibiotics & adrenal meds. WOW! Never thought I’d hear that. A special thank you to Angelina for all her support & her genuine happiness for me to have achieved these results. I feel alive again!”

Jennifer D
33 Lbs and 11 1/4 Inches . . .GONE!!

“I was NOT ready to give up and accept that I was always going to be overweight!! I was fed up with 20+ years if unsuccessful weight loss attempts. I’d spent years trying different combinations of fad diets, exercise programs, gym memberships, and basically anyone’s so-called “advice.” I decided that it was time to invest in my health and stop trying to do it on my own. I had recently seen a friend who was on a program called HCG and was having great success. I started doing research online and found that Optimal Health Spectrums offered this program, so I made an appointment. What I liked most about my initial visit was that Dr. Mielke spent time talking to me about all aspects of my health, not just the HCG program. Through this question and answer time, it seemed pretty clear that she believed there was more going on that needed checking into. So I got started on the HCG, but also went in for several blood tests. After 3 weeks on HCG I had lost 16.5 lbs. I was ecstatic and feeling better than I have felt in years. I decided to tough it through for another 3 weeks and I was grateful to have Liz and the other members of Dr. Mielke’s team cheering me on and giving me encouragement through the whole thing. I won’t tell anyone that it was easy. It is very strict and some days it took all my strength and willlpower not to cheat. At at the end of the maintenance phase, I had lost a total of 33 lbs and 11 1/4 inches. I saw Dr. Mielke several times while on HCG because my blood tests turned up more issues that had been contributing to my weight loss challenges. As Dr. Mielke works with me on these other issues, I continue to feel great and I am still losing weight! For the first time in my life, I’m reaping the benefits that eating right and exercising has to offer. I can see and feel the difference not just physically, but also in my confidence and self esteem.”

CS
Lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks

“Before the HCG Diet I was headed down the wrong path, one which could have led me to Diabetes or even an early heart attack, knowing that I have a strong family history of these conditions. I had horrible eating habits. My diet consisted of mainly refined sugars, and I ate out for most meals. I had been doing Zumba workouts at least four times a month for about three months, and only had lost six pounds, which was very discouraging. Since starting the diet, not only have I lost 15 lbs in less than a month, and been able to maintain that weight loss, but now my lifestyle has been completely transformed. I eat easy home-cooked meals every day, with lean protein and tons of vegetables.  And since I no longer crave all the bad foods I once lived off of, now my healthier diet sustains and fulfills me. I’ve also noticed a huge improvement in my overall health since starting the diet. My blood sugar levels, which were once erratic, have totally stabilized. My energy levels that used to fluctuate minute to minute now remain consistent throughout the day. I feel so much better, have way more energy, no more stomach bloating and I’m almost at my pre-baby weight for the first time in over four years. Needless to say, my clothes fit better, my skin has cleared up, and I feel so much more confident. To sum it up in one sentence, the HCG Diet has changed my life. Thank you, Dr. Mielke, for giving me this amazing opportunity!”

AC
Lost 17 lbs in three weeks

“After having my two children, I found myself struggling to lose weight no matter how hard I tried. Diet after diet was unsuccessful.. I decided that I would try the HCG diet after seeing Dr. Mielke’s weight loss success. Three weeks later and 17 lbs lighter, I feel great!! Stomach bloating is gone, energy level has increased, and I no longer have the desire to eat unhealthy foods. The HCG program really helped me realize that it wasn’t just a diet, it was a lifestyle change. I now have a healthier outlook on life. The best part is that I have been able to maintain my weight loss. With dedication and motivation, you too can have the same success. Thank you, Dr. Mielke, for having saved my health!”

CC
I got compliments

“I wanted to try the HCG diet because Dr. Mielke tried it herself and had success. I was able to lose fat in my tummy and bottom half of my body, which was impossible in the past but with the HCG diet, I lost fat in my tummy, thighs, hips and bottom. My husband started giving me many compliments as I was slimming down. When others notice, you know you are succeeding! The food preparation was very easy to follow and although I was a bit squeamish about giving myself a shot, my nurse taught me a trick so that it was a painless process. Overall, I was very pleased with the results as I got that “kick-start” that I needed to get my weight under control and change the way I eat. I would recommend this diet to anyone who has had trouble losing weight in those stubborn spots and is willing to change their nutritional lifestyle.”

Monica
A Miracle in My Life

“The HCG diet has been nothing short of a miracle in my life. Like anything worth doing, it was hard at first, but as the days progressed I started experiencing more than baggy clothes and lower numbers on the scale. (Which was exciting enough!) My thinking became clearer, my memory improved, my creativity grew and my optimism soared. I was spending less time thinking and worrying about food and that released me to concentrate on the more important things in my life: God, my family, my friends and my hobbies! I was experiencing freedom from the power of food. Toxins were flushed from my body, my digestion improved, my sugar craving disappeared and I felt better than I ever had in my entire life!! After six weeks on HCG and three weeks of maintenance (and 25 released pounds later!) the healthy habits I have acquired are an ingrained part of my life. I have stopped drinking chemically laden diet sodas, cut out processed foods (I enjoy a few gluten-free products now and again), eat organic fruits and vegetables as much as possible, buy lean meat and only use Stevia as a sweetener in my coffee and tea. I feel llike I am finally using food in the way God intended for me to use it and to me that is a miracle!”

Danville, CA
Healthier and happier Now

“Dr. Mielke, this is coming to you from a grateful woman! I wanted to say thanks to you for all your help. You’ve helped make me a healthier person. The supplements have helped me with my sweats and sleepless nights. I’m very grateful for the chance to find out what my body needed as far as hormones go, then to take the steps needed to correct the problems with the hormone cream and supplements. While I still have some problems, I feel like I’m closer to normal than I’ve been in years. What can I say about the HCG diet! It is the best thing that’s happened to me in all the years I’ve been trying to lose weight. I know I have more weight to lose but I’m confident I will get there. I feel so much better now. I walk better; my ankles don’t bother me as much because they’re not having to carry around a “horse,” just a “pony.” LOL I’m riding my bike with my husband again. I think the combination of all the things we’ve done have improved my life and my outlook on life. Thank you so much for helping me become a healthier and happier woman.”

Always Grateful, Mrs. DC
I am continuing to lose weight

I heard about the HCG diet program from a friend and from the general media – so I sought out an office that offered the true HCG hormone (and not some homeopathic knock off). After 8 weeks (two 3 week HCG runs followed by maintenance) – as of today – I have lost 30 pounds!!  I for sure have now reset the way I eat and understand how MY body responds to certain foods. About the program, it basically consists of taking HCG and supplements every day for 3 weeks (and can do 2 – 3 week treatments back to back but then you need to get off the HCG for 8 weeks).  I chose the injections as that is the preferred way to receive the HCG.  Ok, yup,I was freaked out by giving myself injections daily but you get over it quick.  Really, pinching your fat hurts more than the needle.

Are you hungry?  A little bit, but you drown those hunger muffles with water – essentially drown your hunger. The staff will work with you to find out what foods are working and which are holding you back.  They have a set list of foods but just because it’s on the list does not mean it works for you.  I loved the cottage cheese until I wasn’t losing weight.  So you tweak the diet along the way.

The diet is not for the faint at heart- you need to be dedicated to yourself and the program, dedicated to getting rid of your fat pants that are getting too tight.  I said I can do anything for 3 weeks – bring it!
Side effects?  While you are on the HCG, you are taking in very low calories. Headaches can occur and loss of energy but hey that scale keeps going down – so take a pill, sit down, relax and lose the weight.  I also noticed that I lost muscle mass but that’s because of the low energy and not hitting the gym (which you really shouldn’t exert yourself while doing the program.)
I hope this review helps.  I would do this again but hopefully will not need to.  I am continuing to lose weight now without the HCG.
Do I dream about an In-n-out burger on top of a deep dish pizza, wrapped in a carnitas burrito with a Krispy Kreme on top? Duh!  But what’s the saying – (almost) nothing tastes as good as fitness feels.

M.B., Danville, CA

Child Wellness

First my daughter was helped, now me

“My 9 year old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in September 2008. With her failing in school,and her self esteem lowering by the second, I was really concerned with helping her fast. Her father and I felt uncomfortable putting her strictly on medication so I began researching different alternatives. We soon became patients of Optimal Health Spectrums. Our first appointment was absolutely wonderful. During our meeting, we learned about the many possibilities we were able to do for our daughter to help with her struggles. We discussed diet changes, nutritional supplements, and other avenues of treatment for her ADHD. Our daughter came with us to her first appointment and was really comfortable with the staff and environment at the clinic. She had a blood draw after the first appointment to get an idea of what was going on inside her body. We were given tests to complete from home, our daughter’s new diet, and some supplements. I was very excited even though I was informed that changes wouldn’t happen over night. My husband was skeptical but still promised to try anything to help his daughter. We collected the tests and sent them out. We spent an hour or two researching her new diet and took off for the grocery stores. It was a great experience bringing our daughter with us shopping because it helped prepare her for the new changes she was about to make in her troubled life. We started the diet, which was a bit of a challenge, but we knew we had to fully commit to the recommendations given to us. We learned a little more with every passing day. The supplements were easy to give because my daughter can swallow pills. The ones that were not in pill form we just kept trying until we found a way that made it easy for her. One thing I did was make a list to hand out to her grandparents, because they are her after-school care providers. We got more grief from them than anyone else. At first, their disbelief in the whole thing made it discouraging, but we were fully committed to make it work. I’d say about 3 weeks into it, all these changes happened, and we ALL started noticing a difference. She was calmer, more focused, and showed interest in things she never cared about before. The little bumps she had on the skin on the backs of her arms that we always thought were just hereditary went away. Her teacher even asked us what we were doing and told us not to stop. Her grandparents started asking what foods they should buy to keep at the house for her. Her time spent with her brother became calmer, with less drama. There were just so many wonderful changes that even my daughter noticed herself. Where she used to complain about foods she couldn’t have, and the supplements she didn’t want to take, she now was the first to remind us, “I can’t have that, it has milk.”
At our second follow-up appointment we received a copy of all the lab test results. I was very pleased that the right changes were made in the beginning. They knew more about the inside of my daughter’s body than her own pediatrician. My daughter came back high on her food allergy test for dairy, wheat, gluten, casein, peanuts, and soy. These were things that she had been getting every day until our first appointment at OHS. Removing those made a HUGE difference in her life. From the test results, we were able to see her vitamin deficiencies and make the necessary additions to help her. In the end, we did decide to use a low dose of medication to give her a little extra help with her concentration at school. OHS was able to help us with that also. As of today, my daughter is doing so well. Everyone that knows her has complimented us on an amazing job. We are so very happy with the results, that our entire family of four made the same changes that she did. I myself have a diagnosis of Lyme disease and heavy metal toxicity. I had very similar issues as my daughter, so I became a patient at OHS also. This was life changing for me and I feel a million times better. Optimal Health Spectrums has changed my and my family’s life in such a positive way, and I am so very thankful for their services.”

FL