Collagen to improve female health

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The loss of vaginal collagen can lead to many common female symptoms:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal burning
  • Vaginal/vulvar itching

Now there’s a simple in-office treatment that improves vaginal collagen, elasticity and lubrication!

SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION TODAY TO SEE IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE.

MonaLisa Touch™ addresses these problems without systemic hormones or surgery. Dr. Michele Couri is thrilled to be the first physician in the greater Peoria region to offer this state of the art technology here at the Couri Center. It is ideal for pre-menopausal patients, post-menopausal patients, and breast cancer survivors who are often unable to receive conventional treatments for these debilitating symptoms.

MonaLisa Touch™ delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall tissue that stimulates a healing response by generating new collagen, elastin, and vascularization. A typical course of treatment is three procedures over 18 weeks.

  • Painless
  • In-office procedure
  • Requires no anesthesia
  • No downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • Each treatment is <5 minutes
  • FDA-cleared for gynecologic use

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa is one of my favorite soups and anyone who’s tried it, has requested the recipe.  Besides being gluten free, it’s a vitamin-packed comfort food that is perfect for the cold winter months. Bonus:  it re-heats well, so make a double batch, you’ll be glad you did!

 

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken organic, boneless skinless breast
  • 1 1/2 lbs Butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup Flat-leaf parsley, fresh
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1 14 ounce can Tomatoes, petite
  • 1 Yellow onion, medium
  • 3 1/2 cups Chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted & quartered
  • 2/3 cup Quinoa
  • Black pepper, freshly ground to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

Instructions

  • Steam the butternut squash until barely tender, about 10 minutes. Remove half of the squash pieces and set aside.
  • Steam the remaining squash until very tender, an additional 4 to 6 minutes. Mash this squash with the back of a fork. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, bring the chicken broth to a simmer.
  • Add chicken breasts, cover, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 15-30 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate and allow to cool. Pour broth into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Return the saucepan to the stovetop and lower heat to medium. Add olive oil.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is starting to turn brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the salt, minced garlic and oregano. Cook, stirring, for 1 additional minute.
  • To the saucepan, add tomatoes, butternut squash pieces, mashed butternut squash. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in reserved chicken broth and quinoa. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until the quinoa turns translucent, about 15 minutes.
  • Shred the chicken with your fingers or a fork.
  • Stir the chicken, olives and pepper into the stew and simmer, uncovered, to heat, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley and serve.

ECS Care CBD Oil By ECS Therapeutics

Why we use ECS Care CBD Oil?

At the Couri Center, Dr. Couri proudly uses ECS Therapeutics CBD Oil because they meet the highest quality standards:

  • ECS Therapeutics uses organically grown, non-GMO whole hemp plants, gently extracted without harmful solvents.
  • ECS Care extracts are blended with organic hemp oil that is cold-pressed from hemp seeds for added synergy and nutritional benefits.
  • ECS Therapeutics products are rigorously tested to ensure they are potent, pure and safe.  In addition to the testing during manufacture in their GMP compliant facilities, every batch of their products is third-party assayed by an independent, ISO-certified laboratory.  As part of a full analysis, testing confirms that our products contain only trace amounts of THC that can stimulate and nourish the body’s endocannabinoid system, but without causing undesirable “euphoric” effects.
  • With ECS Care products, you’re getting not only hemp-derived CBD but also nature’s phytocannabinoid complex.  ECS Care full-spectrum hemp products stimulate the body’s endocannabinoid system and interact with cell receptors to support balance in many important areas of health.

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Your provider can help you determine if CBD Oil is best for you and can guide you in determining the optimal dosage.  Schedule your visit today to learn more.

 

Family-Friendly Exercise with MPN Peoria Hike

Family-Friendly Exercise with Purpose:

Did you know hiking is a great exercise that burns between 400 – 700 calories per hour and is easier on the joints than activities like running? Moreover, hiking lowers stress levels, improves mood, and enhances mental well-being!

Bonus: Hike for a cause like MPN Peoria and help raise awareness + funding to find a cure for MPNs!  Registration is open up to the day of the event.

Click now for details and to register.

ThreeForMe™ Anti-Aging Laser Treatment Sale

Say goodbye to tired, dull skin – and hello to a brighter, younger-looking you with ThreeForMe™ 

Only ThreeForMe laser treatments address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure is only 30 minutes and has minimal downtime, getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.


How it works

ThreeForMe is exclusive to the clinically-proven Icon laser and is performed in two steps.

  1. The first step addresses discoloration and facial veins using an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.
  2. The second step addresses wrinkles and fine lines using a “microbeam” laser technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production – the keys to the support structure of our skin.

Combining these technologies provides the benefits of both in less time – giving you the younger-looking skin you want, only sooner!

What to expect

You will see continued improvement in the skin’s appearance during and after a course of 1-3 treatments with visible results after each individual treatment. You may see results in facial veins immediately after the treatment along with a darkening of the brown spots. These spots will flake off over the next one to three weeks leaving you with a glowing appearance. Lastly, you will see progressive results on any fine lines, wrinkles or scarring over the next six months as your skin naturally responds to the treatment.

Schedule your Complimentary Consultation

To learn more or schedule, call 692-6838 or click here for your free consultation

ThreeForMe Laser Treatment for Wrinkles, Sun Damage & Facial Veins

Say goodbye to tired, dull skin – and hello to a brighter, younger-looking you with ThreeForMe™ 

Only ThreeForMe anti-aging laser treatments address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage (brown pigmentation) and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure is only 30-minutes and has minimal downtime, getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.


HOW IT WORKS

ThreeForMe is exclusive to our clinically-proven laser technology and is a two-step treatment:

Step 1:  addresses discoloration and facial veins using an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.

Step 2:  addresses wrinkles and fine lines using laser technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production – the keys to the support structure of our skin.

Combining these technologies provides the benefits of both in less time – giving you the younger-looking skin you want, only sooner!

Schedule your complimentary consultation today or call 309-692-6838.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming NEW Gynecology Patients

 

Welcome to the Couri Center for Gynecology & Integrative Women’s Health.  We are accepting NEW patients and look forward to meeting you!

At the Couri Center we specialize in women’s health.  With years of advanced medical training and decades of experience, our success is easily measured in volumes of patient praise.  From traditional gynecology & surgical procedures to integrative health programs and aesthetics, take comfort in knowing you can trust the Couri Center.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURI CENTER HERE

If you would like to schedule your new gynecology visit with one of our providers, please call 309-692-6838.  To expedite your appointment process, please complete the below forms and return them to us. 

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

To allow us to better serve you, and expedite your check-in process, we have included the below forms for you to fill out at your convenience at home:  Patient Information Form, Gynecologic Questionnaire and Medical Release. Also, please include a copy of the front and back of your insurance card. Please complete and return all forms to:  Couri Center, 6708 North Knoxville Avenue, Suite 1, Peoria, Illinois, 61614 or email to info@couricenter.com.  Unfortunately, if we do not receive these forms two weeks prior to your appointment, we will ask you to reschedule. We take pride in providing the utmost in compassionate and comprehensive gynecologic care and your paperwork helps us do just that right from the start.

Thank you so much, we look forward to meeting you!

Regards,

The Couri Center for Gynecology

If you are a NEW PATIENT: Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early.

Please complete the below (3) forms as follows:

A.  Print all (3) forms and fill in by hand. Then either:

  1. Mail to our office.  Or
  2. Scan completed documents and email to info@couricenter.com.

OR

B. Complete forms online as .pdf:

  1. Please open each form and save it on your computer, preferably add your last name to the file name while saving
  2. Open the saved documents and complete each fill in form
  3. Save completed documents.
  4. Email completed documents as attachments to:  info@couricenter.com