Quiz: A simple screening to determine your hereditary cancer risk

Stay home.  Stay safe.  Take the QUIZ.

For many of our patients, we have had to postpone and reschedule your appointment.

Capturing a personal and family cancer history is something we believe is VERY important to your management care plan.  Normally, we do this at your Annual Well Woman Exam.

 

Because as many as 10% of all cancers are hereditary, we at the Couri Center want to ensure you are proactive in managing any potential risk.  Taking a quick quiz can tell us if you are at a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer.

We are now offering this simple screening quiz ONLINE so you can take it from the comfort of your home!   We can then schedule virtual visits (telemedicine), as needed for your safety and convenience!

 

During this “stay at home” time, we now have a way to continue this patient evaluation.   We ask that you take 5-minutes and complete this online quiz.

 

START QUIZ

Our team can then determine if additional steps are needed to assist in your cancer prevention plan.

If you have any questions, please contact us through our 24/7  patient portal or call 309-692-6838.

 

Thank you and stay healthy!

Love Your Hormones:  harmonié BHRT Pellets

Love your Hormones with harmonié

HARMONIÉ BHRT BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Properly balanced hormones are vital to a woman’s health. Recent studies show that women are experiencing menopause at much earlier ages. By age 40, most women are totally depleted of normal levels of estrogen and have lost nearly all their progesterone and more than half of their testosterone. While a normal part of aging, these changes can greatly affect the way we feel. Untreated, imbalanced hormones cause a variety of undesirable symptoms:

Symptoms of hormone imbalance:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Fatigue/Loss of energy
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased libido/Sex drive
  • Hot flashes/Night sweats
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Brain Fog/Loss of memory
  • Irritability
  • And more…

If you suspect fluctuating hormones are causing undesirable changes in your body, it’s easy to get your hormone levels checked. Call the Couri Center 309 692-6838.  Telemedicine consultations available now! Love your hormones with Dr. Couri’s personalized BHRT pellets: harmonié.

Online Supplement Refills

Easy Online Supplement Refills

Stay home.  Stay healthy.  Stay  in control of your wellness with easy online supplement refills for all your favorite Xymogen products, including MedPax* (Bone, Bone Plus or customized).

To place your order: wholescripts.com.

Simply use Referral code: COURICENTER and Practitioners Last name: COURI

*If you are ordering a MedPax, or have questions regarding your Xymogen order, please first contact:  leslie@couricenter.com

Dr. Couri recommends the following important supplements:

  1. Multivitamin – a good quality multivitamin helps to fill in the “gaps” of what we may not be eating in our diet. Our favorite is ActivNutrients without Iron by Xymogen.
  2. Calcium – 600 mg daily
  3. Vitamin D – at least 2,000 units of D3 daily. The recommended dose is based on a blood test result of your Vitamin D levels.
  4. Fish oil – Omega 3 Fatty Acids – these healthy fats are so important for heart and brain health. Again, the quality of the fish oil does matter. One of my favorite brands is Nordic Naturals ProOmega. If you are using a different brand, make sure the dose is correct. Look at the label on the back of the bottle. The sum of EPA + DHA should equal at least 1,000mg.
  5. CoQ10 – this supplement is so critical to energy production in our cells. Anyone taking a “statin” for high cholesterol should take CoQ10 since statin drugs deplete our CoQ10. The standard dose is 100mg daily.
  6. Probiotic – the “good” bacteria that we need for the health of our gut, but also for vaginal health. Anyone with recurrent vaginal infections should be on a good quality probiotic daily. ProbioMax Daily DF by Xymogen is one of my favorite.

Many other supplements may be of benefit for certain medical problems. The Couri Center providers may suggest certain ones to fit your needs. If you have any questions, please ask.  Our #1 priority is to keep you healthy- mind, body, and spirit!

Learn more about Couri girl MedPax™ individualized daily supplement dosing packs

 

 

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.