Miriam Schwartz is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been in clinical practice for over well over 18 years. She has worked in internal medicine, rheumatology, and family medicine seeing infants, children and adolescents. More recently, Miriam has been one of Connecticut’s only bio-identical hormone specialists working in a women’s health group, specializing in hormonal imbalances, bio-identical hormone therapy, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, and autoimmune disorders. Ms. Schwartz received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Yale University. Miriam follows a holistic approach to healthcare and focuses on incorporating integrative medicine into her clinical practice. Empowering her patients through counseling and educational support, helping her patients make optimal health and lifestyle choices is very important. She bridges the gap between conventional, functional and natural medicine and is able to give her patients comprehensive care. Miriam has also held positions as courtesy faculty with Yale School of Nursing, Saint Joseph University, UConn, and Quinnipiac University precepting nurse practitioner students.
Revolution Integrative Health offers a more natural and holistic approach in medical care. We focus on the individual needs of each patient client in a warm and welcoming environment. Here at Revolution Integrative Health, we can give our patient clients the time and attention they deserve which helps build a better provider relationship and trust. We do this by empowering our patient clients with information by educating and counseling them on their health and wellness state, which allows our patient clients the ability to be active participants in their plan of care.
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Revolution Integrative Health practices comprehensive wellness care, where our patient clients can choose from functional, natural, integrative, and western medicine therapies. We recognize and acknowledge the changes in the healthcare and insurance industries, Revolution Integrative Health is here to bridge the gap.
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Integrative medicine focuses on healing and preventing illness by incorporating natural approaches to enhance patient outcomes and puts an emphasis on and values the patient and provider relationship, bringing more treatment options other than what conventional medicine has to offer.
Conventional medicine is very important when our health is being compromised in an acute state and or in critical condition, but our bodies are not made from manufactured compounded chemical medications. All are cells are made of fats, proteins, fibers, and a lot of water. They are directed by our hormones and the chemical reactions are managed by vitamins and minerals, not by synthetic medications which can lead our bodies into poor health and imbalances causing new and or worsening disease states than we were in before we started them.
Hormones are made by Endocrine glands like the thyroid, ovaries, pancreas, and adrenal glands. They are very potent chemical messengers in the body that travel through the bloodstream carrying information to organs and tissues. So, Hormones tell your cells what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. Because of the intricate communication process between hormones and cells, problems often involve a series of hormones. This disruption in hormone production by one gland or glands can then cause other gland systems to malfunction, just like a chain reaction.
When most of us are born we are in perfect condition, nothing is more soft than a healthy new born baby's skin, but then life starts and we expose our bodies to all kinds of elements. Because of genetics we are born with predispositions for certain types of disease states, this is just a possibility or potential, but it is the environment in which we live that triggers our immune system to react. Autoimmune is when instead of your antibodies (your fighter guys) attacking enemies like viruses, bacterias, and cancer cells, something happens in our body that impacts and changes the look of certain cells. This can happen after some type of acute stressor to our system like getting an infection, exposed enviromental toxins, emotional life stressors, and from processed and chemically engineered foods. To detox, is the process of abstaining from something long enough for the remains to clear from the body. RIH supports our patients in this process whether with diet, hormonal supports, vitamins and supplements, good sleep hygiene, stress management, and physical activity, we are able to help patients achieve their wellnees.
Revolution Integrative Health can tailor a weight loss lifestyle plan based on the individual patient client and their specific needs. RIH collects extensive amount of information on our patient clients and thoroughly evaluates them for any imbalances. This allows for an appropriate decision on what plan would be best and together decide if they would benefit from weight loss accelerators to improve weight loss success.
BHRT is the replenishment of hormones with substances that are biologically identical to what the body naturally makes.
BHRT are usually prescribed in transdermal cream preparations which are absorbed into the skin, this avoids the negative effects on the liver like oral hormones.
Compounding pharmacists combine bio-identical hormones into preparations specific to a patient’s needs.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) helps improve dopamine levels and is being used as a regulator of the immune system, providing relief to patients with autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto's, Psoriasis, RA, Lupus and Crohn's, central nervous system disorders like MS, Parkinson's, depression and successful use with chronic pain syndromes like Fibromyalgia, cancer support, inflammation and arthralgias, Lyme Disease, and even now for weight loss management.
Natural Dessicated Thyroid therapy is made from porcine (pig thyroid gland) used to treat primary hypothyroidism and autoimmune induced hypothyroidism called Hashimoto's. Unlike Synthroid/Levothyroxine which is only T4, NDT has combination of T4 and T3, and some preparations also have T1, T2, and calcitonin. Many people may have issues that inhibit their ability to convert T4 into T3, so when a conventional provider checks your labs they may look "normal" even though the person continues to feel like the thyroid is underactive. For some people NDT along with dietary and lifestyle changes help improve metabolism and overall sense of wellness.
Vitamin injections contain the highest quality ingredients at the correct potencies without fillers or contaminants and are completely absorbed by the body. The nutrients are immediately available for utilization to correct nutritional deficiencies. Intramuscular injections create a depot effect, in which the active ingredients are slowly released into the body, requiring less frequent dosing than oral supplements. Lipotropics are compounds that help in the synthesis and metabolism of fats in the body. Lipotropics act on the liver and improve its overall health and supports
There are all kinds of naturally occuring fungi, molds, and yeast strains that live all around us, on us, and in us. Their function is to breakdown organic matter and decompose it. Otherwise we would be living in miles high of dead leaves, dead animals, and rubbish. We are usually able to live healthy and happily with this occuring all around us. Our own organisms, like the bacteria in your gut, are suppose to live symbiotically with them, meaning they should have a happy peaceful existance supporting each other, but when one or more of these strains of bacteria or yeast/mold/fungus become imbalanced they get greedy and start to take over. There are many ways that we disrupt our gut environment such a diet high in sugar and processed foods, recurrent antibiotic use that kills the good gut guys, long term use of antacid medications like Tums, Zantac, and Prilosec, then there is NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatories) like ibuprofen and naproxen that can seriously affect the gut lining. These so called "benign" medications are the start of dysbiosis or imbalance of the gut guys, also known as gut flora, which then leads inflammation that causes bloating, reflux, irritable bowel with and without constipation and or diarrhea, which then leads to malabsorption of nutrients from food like vitamins, minerals, issues breaking down protein into amino acids and then affects neurotransmitter that affect you mood, and then this causes hormone imbalances, which can affect your energy, it can inhibit your immune system which then leads to chronic disease, autoimmune disorders, and cancers. An antifungal protocol helps to get your gut back into balance and support the reversal of chronic disease, autoimmune disorders, osteoporosis, chronic sinusitis, allergies, weight loss, and even cancer. If you are someone that has been bounced around from one specialist to the next, have been on many different medications and tried many different treatments and therapies, but still not feeling better, then you should highly consider doing the antifungal protocol.
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies. It's uses can help with boosting the immune system, chronic fatigue syndromes, cancer support, autoimmune disorders, promotes healing for pre and post surgery, and chelation therapy to remove toxic metals such as mercury.
Solocarbon Far Infared Therapy
For a healthier, happier you, surround your body with the proven effects of Solocarbon far infrared technology. Our active ingredient, Solocarbon far infrared technology, is proven effective and safe.
It works like this: The infrared heater warms up your body at the core rather than on the skin’s surface. Solocarbon is the only infrared heater proven to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature and aid in weight loss.
Sweating is good for you. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. And that’s why every Sunlighten detox sauna is specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat.
Infrared saunas have resulted in effective in pain management therapy for many different ailments.
Here are just some of the conditions in which infrared sauna therapy has been successfully used for pain relief. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Those who suffer from PAD can experience severe leg pain caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen to the lower legs, which can get worse with walking. But Japanese researchers found that infrared sauna sessions of just 15 minutes a day significantly lowered pain, and patients were able to walk twice as far without pain. 4 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Those who suffer from autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis often struggle with pain management that comes with hefty side effects. But with sauna therapy, pain relief can be found without negative outcomes. A study has shown that while in the sauna, all patients with these conditions felt significantly better, and at the end of the study, those with rheumatoid arthritis showed improvements in pain and fatigue while not in the sauna. 4 Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the entire body, with particular areas of sensitivity. Studies have shown that not only does infrared sauna use help with natural pain relief during treatment, but even months after ending sauna treatment the pain was still significantly lower. 4 Emotional Pain Physical pain is often given much more credit in our society than pain caused by emotion. But medical doctors have begun to understand the real physiological impact of psychological issues. Infrared sauna therapy works for the pain that can’t be seen, too. In the same study of chronic pain patients, researchers also found that patients had a statistically lower anger level compared to those not in the sauna group.
That’s where we come in with the Sunlighten brand of weight training: sauna weight loss. Using infrared heat technology to burn calories, our saunas – and only our saunas – are clinically shown to aid weight loss. In a 2009 study, our infrared saunas were shown to help lower weight and waist circumference in just a three-month period. The common theme among subjects in the study was that far infrared sauna use was similar to moderate exercise but “much more relaxing”. Therefore, Sunlighten saunas can be an effective lifestyle advantage for those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems.1 In addition, according to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories.2 During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase. The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. And blood flow rises, increasing from 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute.3 Plus, regular use of a Sunlighten sauna may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning. That’s right, using Sunlighten for infrared weight loss therapy is like giving yourself a passive cardio workout – wherever and whenever you need it!
IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT AND MUSCLE RECOVERY
Stay healthy with the natural preventive properties of Sunlighten’s patented heating technology, which aids in cell health, muscle recovery and overall immunity defense. Sunlighten infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND IMPROVE CIRCULATION
Using infrared sauna have been clinical researched and shown to reduce your blood pressure and increase vascular blood flow because it cause vessels to open and relax.
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My experience with Miriam Schwartz was and still is amazing. I have never felt so cared for and supported by anyone. She helped me with my thyroid problems and helped me loose a ton of weight. She takes time with you and really gets to know you and your body. She treats the whole person not just the symptoms. I feel like I'm a teenager again. My only regret was not finding her sooner.
Miriam Schwartz is a true healer. I am so grateful to have found her. I had been struggling with debilitating fatigue, unsightly random hair loss, severe brain fog and mental lapses for no apparent reason. Having always been a very healthy & active person, I was desperately on a quest for answers and immediate remediation. After researching some of my symptoms, I had come across bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, as that treatment could help in alleviated some of the adrenal & hormonal issues I was experiencing. That’s where my search brought me to Miriam. Upon my very first visit with Miriam, she took one look at me & instantly noticed that my neck looked oddly enlarged. She had suggested that an ultrasound of my thyroid be performed & immediately ordered that for me. Thank goodness she did because during that ultrasound, it had been discovered that I had a very large 4.5 cm solid nodule randomly growing on my thyroid. If it wasn’t for Miriam’s professionally trained eye, my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis would have never been discovered & I would still be needlessly struggling.
Miriam thinks outside of the box, assisting you in finding your root cause. Her genuine concern and commitment to help me regain my health inspired me and gave me hope. She is willing to try new things & experiment to formulate a precise regimen to fit your specific needs! Miriam orders all of the necessary labs that go above & beyond the standard. After following Miriam’s protocol, I can say without hesitation that I am a changed person!
Miriam is extremely accessible, responsive, and supportive in times of need. She is patient, comforting, very thorough & extremely knowledgeable! She has been my champion supporting me 110% along the way & I am tremendously grateful to have found her! If you are in search for answers & your root cause,
I highly recommend working with Miriam, she has been an absolute godsend for me!
Miriam Schwartz is an incredibly skilled and thoughtful practitioner. I'm confident that she has improved the lives of many others, just as she has helped improved mine. I thank her for listening to me about my symptoms and concerns when no one else would. I believe that if I hadn't gone under Miriam's care I would still be suffering from Hashimoto's symptoms. Her listening skills and ability to problem solve are one in a million. I am grateful every day for the help that she has given me.
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