Dr. Stacey Kupperman, ND – Naturopathic Doctor – Specializing In: Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, Auto-Immune Disorders, Allergies, HCG Weight Loss, Allergies, Digestive Disorders, Detoxification, IV Nutrition, Chronic Fatigue, Homeopathic Medicine, Botanical Medicine
Founded by Dr. Stacey Kupperman, N.D, HealthyByNature is a medical center located in Los Angeles. Our mission is to provide our patients with a safe, effective, and more natural approach to healthcare by incorporating multiple valid, scientifically and clinically based medical therapies to promote optimal wellness and restoration of health. Our comprehensive approach blends the best of all medical disciplines, including conventional scientific medicine along with holistic and natural medical therapies. Diagnosis and treatment plans are personalized to each patient’s particular needs and goals, empowering them to achieve optimal health and wellness for life.
In today’s stressful and polluted world, more and more people are experiencing chronic diseases on all level of their being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The current model of mainstream medicine, which relies on a protocol of disease diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment, very often does not solve the underlying cause(s) of this panacea of illnesses and dis-ease. Very often, having conventional treatment only serves to modify the symptoms, but really does not address the underlying mechanisms promoting the disease state.
At HealthyByNature, our goal is to get to the root cause or causes that prevent oneself from experiencing optimal health. Using an analogy of a wound, while some medical approaches provide a band aid to cover the cut and prevent bleeding, our approach seeks to support the body to quickly, effectively heal the cut so that the band aid is no longer necessary.
As the latin root of the word “Doctor” is “Docere” which means “Teacher”, one of our main goals is to educate our patients about what it means to be truly healthy, and to provide them with he tools to achieve optimal wellness. We believe that health means much more than simply the absence of disease. Our definition of healthy includes the ability to experience life, filled with joy, to the fullest extent within ourselves every single day.
At HealthyByNature, we aim to strengthen your foundation of health. Patients receive a comprehensive and accurate diagnosis though extensive history taking, a thorough physical exam, and appropriate laboratory testing. We work with people of all ages to help them restore their natural state of health and well being by identifying the cause or causes or dis-ease. The most effective and least invasive or toxic treatments are used to support the mind and body’s ability to heal itself and restore balance. We design a complete “program of health” individualized to each and every person, tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual. While conventional medicines may be a part of this “program of health”, our focus is on utilizing those therapies that are least invasive yet highly effective and safe. Most importantly, we provide our patients with the knowledge and tools to achieve and maintain their health, to avoid the reliance on medicines and reach the fullest extent of their health potential.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy uses hormones found naturally in the human body to return the body to a more healthy and balanced state. Bio-Identical hormones are derived from natural plant compounds and developed to match the structure and function of the hormones produced within the human body. They are identical to endogenous (self-made) human hormones, so the body is able to metabolize and process them normally, thus minimizing side effects.
Hormones are the messengers of the body, helping your body’s various parts communicate with each other. They are essential to life, and maintaining healthy hormone balance is a key to optimal wellness in both men and women.
At Healthy By Nature, we formulate an individualized plan which may include Bio-Identical Hormones that are tailored specifically to your needs. The levels used are dependent upon individual hormone needs as assessed by comprehensive laboratory analysis. Hormones assessed may include sex hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and various metabolites), thyroid hormones, and adrenal hormones. Lab analysis may include blood, saliva, or urine assessment depending on specific individual needs.
Because hormones have so many functions in the body, imbalances can lead to a host of health complaints. Though this list is not exclusive, some common symptoms of hormone imbalances include:
- Insomnia (difficulty with sleep)
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Weight Gain
- Irregular menstruation
- Andropause (hormonal decline accompanying aging in men)
IV Nutrient Therapy
IV nutrient therapy is an extremely safe and effective method to address many illnesses and support a patient’s road to recovery. At HealthFusion, intravenous and intramuscular vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and homeopathics are utilized in a variety of combinations to help with many health concerns, from digestive complaint, to infections and fibromyalgia.
With this safe and effective therapy we can attain levels of nutrient absorption much higher than is possible with food or supplements. Most people who are ill have compromised digestive function or cellular absorption, and delivering essential nutrients via IV and IM routes mitigates this issue. IV nutrients go directly into the bloodstream, and do not “pass go” through the digestive track, which is even compromised in most healthy individuals. Oral nutrients absorb at a rate of about 20-40% in most people, whereas IV nutrients reach 100%.
Another benefit of IV nutrient therapy is that it is custom formulated just for you. We look at your lab work, in conjunction with your symptoms, overall health, and diet/lifestyle and custom tailor a “cocktail” to match your exact needs.
Some typical IV cocktails include:
- Multiple Vitamin/Mineral Health Booster
- Immune Booster for Infections
- Energizing IV
Many traditional cultures use plants as their primary medicine. Most pharmaceutical drugs are actually derived from plants, and are isolates of what is found to be pharmacologically active in the plant. However, there are many beneficial aspects to the plants other than the pharmacologically active components which are extracted for synthesis of drugs. There is a synergistic effect of taking a plant or herb in its entirety, generating benefits beyond just the chemical effect. In essence, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Botanical medicine is an art and science, working gently with the body to engender beneficial health effects. Botanicals are used with some patients, in various forms, including supplements, herbal tinctures, and teas, and are prescribed as customized formulas as applicable.
HcG Medical Weight Loss Program
This medically supervised weight loss program is a natural and effective way to attain dramatic and lasting weight loss.
HcG is a natural hormone that stimulates the hypothalamus of the brain. The hypothalamus regulates the rate at which we burn our own fat reserves. Chronic stress, hormone imbalances, and improper diet are all known to inhibit the function of the hypothalamus. HcG is one of the few things known to turn this mechanism on. Many patients who come to Healthy By Nature for weight loss are fairly healthy people, who despite eating well and exercising, still struggle with excess weight.
With the HcG Program, most patients lose about a pound a day, and feel great while doing it. The program involves a set diet while administering HcG every day. You also receive a free weekly “Fat Dissolve” shot to further boost metabolism. We check in with you once a week to assess your progress, answer questions and modify as appropriate.
We provide a 3 week and 6 week program which is determined by how much weight you need to lose. If there is a lot of weight loss needed, repeated “rounds” can be done after a few weeks.
Fat Dissolve Booster Shot
This is a special injectable nutrient cocktail that can help increase cellular energy, fat burning processes, and many other metabolic functions in the body. Although containing vitamin B12, this cocktail is more potent than a typical B12 shot because it includes the most effective form of B12 - methylcobalamine, as well as B6 which promotes weight loss and increases serotonin production. A power punch is derived from the addition of 3 powerful fat burning nutrients, which are considered “lipotropics”. They are Methionine, Inositol, and Choline, all natural nutrients that the body utilizes to jump start the removal of fat from the body, as well as repairing and supporting the liver cells. Because most people do not get optimal nutrition, in additional to being chronically overstressed, often they have difficulty absorbing and manufacturing these vital nutrients. As a result, the liver cells may become nutrient deficient which manifests as a sluggish liver, weight gain, fatigue, poor sleep, increased cholesterol, abrupt mood changes and many other negative effects. Because the nutrients are delivered via injection, optimal absorption is easier to achieve.