Dr. Rudolph Eberwein
I began using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy myself and this is where I began experiencing all the positive and powerful benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Now, I understand how to properly optimize a patients health no matter what the circumstances are. With the experience of seeing hundreds of patients, reviewing their clinical labs, and listening to their symptoms, I am confident that I can properly identify and treat the patient's issues and have proven to do so. And me as one of the owners of the company, I am also a client and a consumer myself. I am not your standard doctor in a lab coat writing out prescriptions to medications that I have not had a 1st hand experience with, tested, and proven to work. This is only the beginning of a journey that I will continue to perfect. Everything my team and I offer are medications that we have tried, tested, and gotten real positive results from. These are real people with real results; these are not photoshopped models or airbrushed pictures. if your doctor or trainer does not have the body, the health or fitness level that you are looking for, then I suggest you reconsider the people you are getting advice from. At 50, I feel healthier, more energetic, and mentally sharper then I did in my twenties, and here are my results to prove it.
After moving to northern Idaho, I began serious weight training in 2014. With the help of my friend Toby, a supplement shop owner and former bodybuilder, I embarked on a strict regimen of training and eating. Although I had just turned 60, throughout my entire life, I dreamed of being fit and strong, but work and life got in the way. Now that I was retired, I had the time and the desire to improve my fitness level. I started on a program, working out about five times a week, sometimes with a trainer. I did get stronger, but not much happened with my body. Like all of us, we want to get bigger, leaner and stronger, but even with all the supplements I was taking, I did not see much change.
Turning 62 in 2016, I had a discussion with my doctor about my frustration to alter my body composition even with regular weight training and careful eating. He reviewed my blood work and pointed out that my total testosterone was 220. He said that 220 was below normal and asked if I had I considered testosterone optimization therapy, which would involve injections. I said, no, I wasn’t ready for that. But actually, I did not know anything about the benefits and implementation of testosterone optimization therapy A.K.A "TRT".
After another six months of training and manipulating my diet, no real results appeared. My friend Toby had worked with Michael Bertonatti at Medical Health Institute (MHI) in Florida. He suggested I call.
I began on April 1, 2017. The “before” picture was taken the last week of March 2017. My body composition on March 31, according to InBody impedance machine was: weight 197 lbs; lean muscle weight 99.2 lbs; and body fat 11.4%.
After about four weeks, I noticed changes. My InBody now read weight 198 lbs; lean muscle weight 105.2 lbs; and body fat 6.3%. I felt good, and I was more aggressive in weight selection at the gym, I had more energy. My libido improved. Did I really gain 6 pounds of muscle in a month? Probably not, machine impedance has its limitations, but I felt great! Last January, I reached 109 lbs of muscle. That is 10 lbs of muscle in 9 months!
Injecting was difficult at first, but now it goes smoothly. I keep a spread sheet on the wall to remind me when to take my prescriptions. I became a regular blood donor to keep my red blood cell count in the normal range. My doctor is okay with the results, and he was surprised at my new testosterone level being around 1050! I keep close attention on my liver enzyme (AST), PSA and my estrogen levels, but almost everything else is in the normal range. I get blood work every 3-4 months.
My latest InBody measurements were: weight 195 lbs; lean muscle weight 104 lbs; and body fat 5.6%. I purposely stayed lean during the summer. The “after" picture was taken in October 2018.
Now that a year and a half has passed, I believe I have reaped the benefits of TRT with little downside. I am grateful for the help Medical Health Institute has provided. I have met a few men at the gym who are on TRT, but their doctors (and thus themselves) are clueless about the finer points of TRT. Michael and Daniel are head and shoulders above most General Practitioners because of their experience. I have also had a consultation with Dr. Eberewein at MHI, he has been very helpful, and I trust him to keep me on a safe and sane regimen. I cannot recommend their services enough, and as a matter-of-fact, 3 of my friends have become clients since then.
I am 52 years old and this is my story on how I lost weight and body fat that changed my life. How did I lose over 35 lbs. and over 50% of body fat in 180 Days?
I can tell you in a few words: Discipline, Hard Work and the most important factor a proper Diet. One of the biggest things that changed my life is joining the Medical Health Institute. My testosterone level was at 166 which is very low. With the help from team at Medical Health Institute I was able to raise my level which gave me better energy that allowed me to work out 6 days a weight. The thing that made me get serious was the photo (above) taken late July 2018 while on vacation. Until I saw the photo that that my wife took, I was in total denial about being overweight still. I just did not see myself as overweight weighed 243 pounds with a body fat of 38.6%.
I have lost over 35 lbs. and went from wearing a pant size of 40 to 33 inches- that’s 7 inches off my waist! I felt great buying new clothes and getting others tailored to fit my new frame. Now the real work starts, with the continuing help of the Medical Health Institute, I know I will reach my goal to get below 10% body fat. I just need to stay on track and focused to keep the weight off this time. Now the hard work really starts, I must stay focused on my new healthy way of life to ensure that I don’t slip back into my old ways of eating. I will do whatever it takes to stay fit because I am truly committed to a healthy way of life and fitness program. A big thanks to the whole team at Medical Health Institute.
For the past 10 years, I've been helping patients attain optimal health without using the help of conventional medicine. I've researched pretty much everything you can imagine in nutrition, exercise, ayurvedic and functional remedies with a passion for understanding well-being. I've always preached "the food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." When I was 22 years old, I suffered from erectile dysfunction and is what led me on this journey of finding optimal wellness. My allopathic doctor prescribed me so much Adderall that I ended up suffering from adrenal fatigue and is what caused most of my ED. Once I discovered hormone optimization therapy and gave it a shot, there was no looking back. My life after that was literally a new one! My sex drive, energy, ambition, drive, and most of all, my ED was finally fixed! Today, I stand and swear by testosterone therapy because it honestly saved my life. I would recommend it to anyone having any of these symptoms.