Dr. Natalie Schultz, is a renowned pioneer in the field of reproductive endocrinology, and has been instrumental in the implementation of treatments and diagnostic procedures in this expertise. Dr. Schultz has enjoyed a large and varied academic and clinical practice in all areas of reproductive endocrinology, including infertility, IVF, and PCOS.
Dr. Schultz, with the staff of Active Life Institute provides a holistic approach to an individual’s hormonal, nutritional and neuromuscular wellbeing. Dr. Schultz also approaches patient care for women and couples experiencing difficulty conceiving through comprehensive diagnostic and treatment modalities at Active Life Institute, and the affiliated In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program, Alpha Fertility, for the treatment of infertility for men and women.
Dr. Natalie Schultz is a Reproductive Endocrinologist by specialty but also provides certifications anti-aging medicine, the biochemistry of health, and uses an integrated approach in her treatment of her patients. Dr. Schultz has a special interest and expertise in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) also knows as Insulin Resistance (IR). If left untreated, PCOS can be the precursor to the metabolic syndrome. This condition affects both women and men and is associated with reproductive, cosmetic, emotional and medical co-morbidities. The incidence of this condition is rapidly increasing and is becoming epidemic in nature. The medical conditions which can be avoided include high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and central obesity, which can lead to cardiovascular conditions (heart attacks or strokes) and/or diabetes.
Dr. Schultz employs a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing functional nutrition, exercise, and anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative natural supplements as well as medication in the care of her patients.
Dr. Schultz is a fellow of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and addresses many issues which impact health. These include evaluating and counseling in the areas of lifestyle, environmental toxicities, and the hormonal changes which occur throughout life.
It has been thought that aging is the cause of hormonal changes. It is now well recognized that these hormonal changes have a profound effect on the aging process. As reproductive hormones decline in life, there are adverse effects in cognitive, physical and emotional health. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is critical for maintaining brain health – memory, emotional stability, libido, vision, and cognitive skills. Reproductive hormones also maintain muscular strength, bone integrity, and heart health (cardiovascular health), and is therefore recommended for both men and women.
Emotions are powerful and most if not all individuals have considerable stress which can be undermine the wellbeing of the individual. Mental health professionals are available, which provide services for couples and/or individuals. These services include the learning of stress reduction techniques which can be taught in individual or group settings, and are very successful in improving one’s quality of life, as well as enhancing the likelihood of conception for those couples.