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What Our Patients Say

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Cissi and I are offering this testimonial in support of the tremendous work of Dr. Stephen Goldstein and his staff. We have been patients of theirs for two plus years and cannot speak long enough or loudly enough about their part in enhancing our lives. We found Dr Goldstein as Cissi was researching Bio Identical Hormones. We spoke to several providers of Hormone Replacement Therapy and settled on investigating two firms, one being Dr. Goldstein’s. We picked Dr. Goldstein’s practice after talking with Debbie. Her excitement about the results from other patients and her convictions about how our symptoms were a result of hormone depletion were keys to our decision. I have to tell you she was not wrong and neither were we. Read More

- Donald Mullen

I am a 77 year old woman and have been a patient of Vitali-T Med for approximately 2 and 3/4 years. Having replaced hormones lost due to aging, have had many remarkable results, such as my skin is no longer dry,my hair is shiny and healthy. My sleeping habits and strength have all changed for the better. Recently Dr. Goldstein thru a simple blood test discovered that my thyroid problems were not being treated correctly. My primary Doctor was only treating the T4 issue. Dr. Goldstein started treating both T4 and T3 resulting in gradual weight loss and my body conformation changed by re-establishing my waistline. My overall sense of well being is to me remarkable. I am a very grateful patient and sincerely thank him for all the positive changes in my life. -Respectfully, M.Pardue Read More

- M. Pardue

For many years I served in the armed forces and was stationed on active duty overseas. It was during my last campaign in 2005 where I injured my neck and back. As a result I dealt with excruciating pain day in and day out. I underwent surgery and was subsequently prescribed morphine and muscle relaxers to help alleviate the pain. However, this was no way to live. I still felt pain, and worst of all, I had many side effects; not to mention that I later found out that morphine only decreased my testosterone levels. I couldn't move, I was depressed, miserable, and not sleeping. It was then that I stumbled upon hormone therapy which was a blessing. I instantly felt comfortable with Dr. Goldstein and his staff. They took the time to listen to my concerns, really showed me that they cared, and treated me like a person and not just a patient. Within a week I noticed dramatic changes and by six weeks I no longer needed morphine or muscle relaxants. As a result, my pain went from an 8 out of 10, to a 2 out of 10 after treatment. Within 18 months from starting hormone replacement therapy I lost 25 lbs and went from having 25 to 18 percent body fat. Thanks to Vitali-T Medical clinics I have no gained vitality back into my life and feel like I did when I was younger. I would absolutely recommend Vitali-T Medical Clinics to anyone experiencing similar symptoms. -Dave (Denver, CO) Read More

- Dave

I don’t know which one of us noticed the changes first, but it was only a few days before we noticed a change in both of us. By the end of the second week we were both in such a different state that we could not believe it. I had so much energy and drive, Cissi was sleeping better and neither of us was experiencing the depressions we had been suffering with. I had not felt this way for twenty-five years and could not stop myself from taking advantage of it. -Donald Mullen Read More

- Donald Mullen

I started hormone replacement therapy two years ago with Dr Goldstein. I have never felt better. He balanced all my hormones and now I have the energy to work all day and still go to the gym. Before I would just come home and sit on the couch after work too tired to do anything else. I had gained 25 pounds due to hormone imbalance and slowing metabolism. All my symptoms are gone and I was able to loose the weight. I have sent several of my friends to Dr Goldstein, and highly recommend him. -Lynn Barr Denver, Co. Read More

- Lynn Barr (Denver, CO)

I now feel just like I did when I was in my 50's. I am now able to work a full night shift and play 9 holes of golf (walking) 5 days a week! I am very grateful to them for all they have done and continue to do for me. I highly recommend Vitali-T Medical Clinics To Men And Women of all ages. Sincerely, D.P. (Casper, WY) Read More

- D.P. (Casper, WY)

Within 18 months from starting hormone replacement therapy I lost 25 lbs and went from having 25 to 18 percent body fat. Thanks to Vitali-T Medical clinics I have no gained vitality back into my life and feel like I did when I was younger. I would absolutely recommend Vitali-T Medical Clinics to anyone experiencing similar symptoms. -Dave (Denver, CO) Read More

- Dave

At 27 years old I was tired,not sleeping and feeling hot all the time. I had been under a considerable amount of stress and experienced the loss of a family member. My doctors put me on antidepressant's to help with my symptoms. Little did I know that the extreme stress and medications had depleted my testosterone levels. Dr. Goldstein ran a number of blood tests to determine what was causing my symptoms. I received Vitali-T's testosterone pellet therapy and felt better in one week. I am now sleeping better, have more energy and feel like myself again. Thank you Dr. Goldstein! -Justin Bradley (Boulder, CO) Read More

- Justin Bradley (Boulder, CO)

Not only was the pain gone, but I had more energy, increased libido, less depression, increased muscle and could sleep much better. I finally felt like I had my life back again! I would recommend hormone replacement therapy and Vitali-T Medical Clinics to anyone dealing with similar circumstances. I'm never going to stop and for me it's a matter of quality of life. There is no way I could do without it and for that I am forever grateful. -Tim Read More

- Tim


6 Vegetables That Might Save Your Life

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A recent article in the Huffington Post highlighted why leafy green vegetables may just be the most nutritious food you can eat. Vegetables are packed with vitamins (A, B, K and others) and also rich in essential minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium, as well as antioxidants, which protect cells against damage.

Leafy greens also contain phytochemicals, natural compounds that can help prevent hardening of the arteries and lower inflammation linked to heart disease.

 

Here are 6  leafy green vegetables that can improve your health!

1. Swiss Chard

This green is a top source of 2 important antioxidants: syringic acid and kaempferol. Syringic acid helps to stabilize blood sugar by inhibiting ­enzymes that turn carbs into simple sugars. Kaempferol protects cells against cancer-causing toxins and may reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

2. Arugula

Arugula is very high in nitrate levels and helps to ­increase blood flow which enhances performance. It’s also packed with flavonoids, an antioxidants that fights heart disease and it may also prevent ulcers.

3. Collard Greens

Collard Greens are very good at binding your stomach’s bile acids, which can help lower your cholesterol levels and even protect you from some cancers. Collard greens also contain a special class of phytochemicals that nourish the body’s natural detoxifying system.

4. Bok Choy

Bok choy is a great source of potassium, which helps to build muscle and keep blood pressure low. It is also loaded with vitamin A, which helps to strengthen the immune system by increasing white-blood-cell activity.

5. Kale

Kale is a prime source of cancer-thwarting compounds called glucosinolates. In addition, it has kaempferol, which researchers believe combats cancer and may also protect the heart, lower blood sugar, strengthen bones and reduce inflammation in the body. Kale is also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that help to prevent eye disease and vision loss.

6. Watercrest

A single cup of watercress will exceed your recommended daily allowance of vitamin K. In addition, it can help regulate blood clotting and reduce plaque on artery walls. If you could eat watercress daily for two months, you would reduce DNA damage to your white blood cells, thus reducing your risk of cancer.

For the complete article, check out the Huffington Post

 

Fat Doesn’t Have to be Forever!

 

Before…

Donald Mullen Before      

This picture was taken when I was at my jovial worst! 358  pounds of fun and frivolity! I was huge! To quote Larry the Cable Guy, “They had to hire a rodeo clown to distract me when they brought the groceries home!” True it was, I love to eat and I loved to drink. (Most of the time I loved them both at the same time!)

I Got There With Excuses :-(

 
Excuses, oh I had them down pat! My thyroid pretext or subterfuge is bad! I travel too much and you just can’t eat right when you travel! I have so many medical problems and I think it’s genetic! I put an explanation mark after each excuse because I was adamant as to the causes of my obesity. I refused to accept the blame for my size and if I could remember half of the things I said to rationalize my behavior I would be on a book signing tour right now.  I would have long lines of large people waiting for me to sign my book, “It’s Not Your Fault. 1000 Excuses to Hide Behind”. Because the truth is, in almost every case, it is true. Dictionary.com defines excuses as “a pretext or subterfuge” such as “he uses his slow metabolism as an excuse for his lack of personal responsibility.”
 
Now for the Real Story…
 
I got to this state because I was unhappy and unconscious. I traveled 50 weeks a year and hid all of my realities behind a jovial disposition and never-ending laugh. So my typical day was wake up in the hotel, shower, dress and head to a big breakfast! This is not such a bad thing, because as we have all been told, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am not sure that always is the case in todays thinking, but it is certainly important. My issue was not that I ate breakfast, but what I ate, and that answer is everything! I told everyone that the four eggs, two meats, potatoes and pancakes was just a normal breakfast and I couldn’t start my day without it. Do you see a pattern here?

The day went on with Starbucks Lattes (not the skinny type either) and other indulgences until lunch and then it looked similar to breakfast, only the food types were changed to protect the innocent! This was followed by an afternoon Mocha, to which I would say was my “one” pleasure of the day!

The afternoons carried on and when the last customer was taken care of I raced to the bar! I was very dramatic about it also. I just had to wash this day away with a couple of drinks. Evidently I was not in tune with the Websters version of what a couple is. ‘Can you believe what a day it was? I need a drink!’ If it needed a reason, I had one. So there I was, off to the bar and then after sufficient lubrication, a typically late dinner. The dinner was not much different from the breakfast and lunch, but I did have the decency to always order a salad (which came right after the appetizers. The main course was mostly beef and it needed to be ordered by the pound. If it wasn’t beef it was more Mexican dishes than are allowed on a single plate. The only decent news about dinner was that I rarely ordered desert.

So following that extraordinary gastronomical series of events, I sauntered back to the hotel room where I promptly went right to sleep. Imagine that routine four or five days a week. But don’t worry, I had an excuse and I didn’t eat desert.
 
Where Does it all End?
 
That answer may be different for each individual, but for me, it ended when I realized that with a daily regimen of thirteen prescriptions and not having bought clothes off the rack for ten years, enough was enough. So I went to the doctor. He was very understanding and as he listened to my litany of excuses and subterfuge, he finally looked at me, waved his hands and said, “Okay I get it,” then said, “I have to see another patient, but instead of waiting here, run across the street to the shopping mall, look around for thirty minutes and then come back here. Once you get back tell me how many fat old men you saw.”

I just stared at him when he said, ” No wait, you don’t have to do that, I know the answer: NONE! THEY ARE ALL DEAD!” He then relayed that I am in this condition because of my own choices and I will stay in this condition until I am ready to take responsibility to change. So I did.
 
The Next Step…
 
I figured that I got myself into this but didn’t have a clue as to how to get out, so I sought help.

First steps were to learn about diet, so I started asking people smaller than me what they did and I got some really good advice, at least enough to start.

Second was to hit the gym. After a couple of trips, I was again faced with a real lack of understanding as to how to make an impact and do it in such a way as to sustain the effort. The last time I was serious about a gym was more than 25 years ago and I had sure changed in that time. So again, I looked outside myself to find a trainer that specialized in working with the over 50, full of themselves, excuse ridden, physically challenged types. I got lucky and found one.
 
What Else?Don Mullen after his weight loss
 
After working these areas with a great deal of success, I started to seek additional information about weight loss and better living without chemicals. After a year, I had lost 130 pounds, more than 25 inches off my neck, waist and chest and oh yes, all thirteen prescriptions. This is me below at 225 pounds.

Once I got to this size I found a ton of great things happening for me, but I thought, that there is still more to learn and I was hungry for this information (which is a great change from  being hungry for a double cheese burger and extra-large fries). I found a tremendous resource in Dr Goldstein. I will post my conversations with him soon, but I want to leave you today with this thought:

You are the one person that has accountability for your actions and decisions when it comes to your help. You owe it to yourself to be competent about what you understand, questioning what you don’t and honest in your descriptions of your symptoms and your habits. Armed with this Standard Operating Procedure; you will be both responsible and effective in managing your health.

So have an in-depth conversation with yourself about your weight (or your inches, or your life style).

Today is the best time to start making a better you!