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Scottsdale, AZ 85254

16447 N Scottsdale Rd #D-105 
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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The PGE-2 Diet ™

10/14/2020

Lose weight at home with Dr. Sundene’s PGE-2 Diet ™ Weight Loss Plan!

Dr. Sundene’s 3 month IN HOME weight loss plan helps you balance your hormones and discover the BEST FOODS to eat for weight loss and the foods you should specifically avoid that are plugging up your PGE-2 pathways, causing estrogen dominance and ultimately slowing down fat burning. 

Finally a weight loss program designed FOR WOMEN 
by a female hormone specialist!  

You will receive:

  • A Food Intolerance Test for 184 Foods & Spices
  • ​3 phone consultations with Dr. Sundene to address hormone imbalance that may be impacting your body’s ability to lose weight. (Cost of labs per patient's insurance.)
  • 100 PGE-2 Diet ™ Recipes
  • ​The PGE-2 Diet ™ Rainbow Refrigerator Chart
  • "The Complete PGE-2 Diet ™ Guide to Weight Loss, Pain, Arthritis, Headaches, Estrogen Dominance, Stomach aches and Breast Cancer Prevention.” By Dr. Nicole Sundene, NMD 

Did you know the “Side Effect” of a diet designed to lower your PGE-2 levels is 
Breast Cancer prevention?

Researchers have found elevated levels of PGE-2 associated with Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Migraine Headaches and Chronic Pain. By working to lower your PGE-2 levels you are not just losing weight but also PREVENTING cancer, pain and chronic disease!
To begin working with Dr. Sundene on your weight loss from the comfort of your own home simply call (480) 837-0900 

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PGE-2™ Diet 30 Day Meal Plan

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$197 PACKAGE

Benefits:

  • PGE-2™ Diet Plan
  • ​PGE-2™ Diet Colored Chart
  • ​30 Day PGE-2™ Friendly Meal Plans
  • ​PGE-2™ Recipes 

PGE-2™ Diet 30 Day Meal Plan

For Only 

$397 PACKAGE

Benefits:

  • PGE-2™ Diet Plan
  • ​PGE-2™ Diet Colored Chart
  • ​30 Day PGE-2™ Friendly Meal Plans
  • ​PGE-2™ Recipes 
  • ​Food Intolerance Test: 184 Foods and Spices IgG
  • ​30 Minute Consultation with Dr. Sundene to Review Results
  • ​Custom Food Allergy Menu
  • ​Custom Herb and Supplement Plan 

PGE-2™ Diet 30 Day Meal Plan

For Only 

$997 PACKAGE

Benefits:

  • PGE-2™ Diet Plan
  • ​PGE-2™ Diet Colored Chart
  • ​30 Day PGE-2™ Friendly Meal Plans
  • ​PGE-2™ Recipes 
  • ​Food Intolerance Test: 184 Foods and Spices IgG
  • 3​ Consultations with Dr. Sundene 
  • ​Custom Food Allergy Menu
  • ​Custom Herb and Supplement Plan 

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BASIC

PGE-2™ Diet 30 Day Meal Plan

For Only 

$197 PACKAGE

Benefits:

  • PGE-2™ Diet Plan
  • ​PGE-2™ Diet Colored Chart
  • ​30 Day PGE-2™ Friendly Meal Plans
  • ​PGE-2™ Recipes 

PREMIUM

PGE-2™ Diet 30 Day Meal Plan

For Only 

$397 PACKAGE

Benefits:

  • PGE-2™ Diet Plan
  • ​PGE-2™ Diet Colored Chart
  • ​30 Day PGE-2™ Friendly Meal Plans
  • ​PGE-2™ Recipes 
  • ​Food Intolerance Test: 184 Foods and Spices IgG
  • ​30 Minute Consultation with Dr. Sundene to Review Results
  • ​Custom Food Allergy Menu
  • ​Custom Herb and Supplement Plan 

PRO

PGE-2™ Diet 30 Day Meal Plan

For Only 

$997 PACKAGE

Benefits:

  • PGE-2™ Diet Plan
  • ​PGE-2™ Diet Colored Chart
  • ​30 Day PGE-2™ Friendly Meal Plans
  • ​PGE-2 Recipes 
  • ​Food Intolerance Test: 184 Foods and Spices IgG
  • ​30 Minute Consultation with Dr. Sundene to Review Results
  • ​Custom Food Allergy Menu
  • ​Custom Herb and Supplement Plan 
  • ​Leave “Get your food allergies” 

When you sign up for either program above we will contact you within 24-48 hours to insure your food allergy test kit is mailed with tracking information. If you do not receive a tracking confirmation text or email please call us immediately at (480) 837-0900. If you require assistance with collecting the blood please also call us for support and to answer your questions. We are happy to walk you through the test collection process over the phone. 

Is PGE-2 Making Me Fat? 

10/3/2020

Excess PGE2 was the culprit behind my mysterious post partum weight gain. PGE2 or Prostaglandin E2 is an inflammatory molecule that inhibits fat burning and increases pain, swelling, inflammation, redness, fatigue, allergies and estrogen. My hormones were imbalanced or "Estrogen Dominant" because of PGE-2. When PGE2 is high it signals our fat cells to actually stop Lipolysis or "Fat Burning" and also increases estrogen production.
  
PGE2 is what was making me unable to lose my post partum baby weight because until I switched my diet to reduce my levels of PGE-2 my weight, pain and fatigue cluster would not improve. Paying attention to PGE-2 was and still is necessary for me personally to feel good and have pain free days.

If you are struggling to lose weight AND also have swelling, pain, arthritis, headaches and other signs of PGE-2 elevation then you most likely have persistently elevated levels of PGE-2 inhibiting your fat burning potential. We can work together on diet and lifestyle modifications to lower your PGE-2 and unplug or unclog your metabolism.

Is Prostaglandin E2 a Weight Loss Hormone?

While I think of PGE-2 as a hormone being a “Hormone Doctor” PGE-2 is technically not a hormone as it is not made by a specific gland, but as a prostaglandin it does have the capacity to act in a multi-factorial manner very similar to how a hormone works. The purpose of PGE-2 is to cause swelling during an injury or infection which brings more blood flow to an affected area so it can be healed.

When PGE-2 remains constantly elevated the body continues to swell and inflammation now impedes fat burning. Lets think of PGE-2 as the evil person that goes in to your fat cells and flips the fat burning switch to OFF.

I don't know about you...but I want to be burning as much fat as I possibly can at all times!
But when our PGE-2 Levels are high and we are inflamed we are not burning fat at our true metabolic potential. Our thyroid and other metabolic hormones could all look perfect on paper yet we still struggle to have that perfect metabolism. PGE-2 tells the body "We are on fire and in an emergency state." When you are on fire you don't care about weight loss or fat burning. Your primary concern is putting out the fire.
PGE-2 in my mind is the “Missing Weight Loss Mystery Hormone” when all my patient’s other hormones are PERFECT yet they still cannot release the weight.

What is PGE-2?

I jokingly refer to Prostaglandin E2 as the “Annoying Red Headed Step Child” of the Hormonal Weight Loss World. PGE-2 IS the more annoying and less thought about cause of weight gain and hormone imbalance. While PGE-2 is not the MOST popular weight loss hormone we think of such as TSH in Hypothyroidism, PGE-2 is still an ANNOYING AND FRUSTRATING little known cause of weight gain that many of my patients suffer from and cannot get under control without a targeted program designed specifically to address and lower the abnormally high PGE-2 levels. Especially when combined with other metabolic issues such as Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance and Estrogen Dominance. PGE-2 is also the Mother of Estrogen Dominance and therefore an important "Hormone" that we address to keep our hormones in proper balance and prevent breast cancer.

But just like the “Annoying Red Headed Step Child,” PGE2 will also keep screaming in your face until you decide to pay attention to it and get it under control.  

HOW CAN WE SILENCE THE SCREAMING PGE2 CHILD? 

When you place your hand over a screaming child’s mouth you can succeed in getting them to temporarily stop screaming. 

Top Sources of PGE-2

  • Foods Allergies & Food Intolerances
  • ​Arachidonic Acid
  • Too Much Omega-6

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TAKE OUR HAND OFF? 

The child will just SCREAM LOUDER! Therefore we can conclude that putting your hand over a screaming child’s mouth does not stop their screaming and it may even get you kicked. Any attempts to suppress the screaming will just result in MORE SCREAMING!

When I was eating toddler foods and party foods and not following my gluten free low PGE-2 Diet I was suppressing my fat cells from burning fat while also driving up my estrogen dominance pushing my Post Partum hormones further out of balance.

Just like any WRONG ATTEMPTS to lose weight when we ignore PGE-2 will just result in MORE WEIGHT GAIN BACK when we stop our latest WRONG ATTEMPT plus a “Kick” in the form of a handful of other PGE-2 related problems like migraines, stomachaches, fatigue, arthritis, depression and anxiety.

Instead of telling PGE-2 to SHUT UP we need to calm it down and soothe it in the same manner we would an angry child. We need to LISTEN TO and try to UNDERSTAND where our PGE-2 is coming from! You can learn how to eliminate PGE-2 from your diet by signing up for my FREE GUIDE "The PGE-2 Diet: Lower Your PGE-2 to Lose Weight, Reduce Pain and Boost Mood"

If you feel like your PGE2 and Metabolic hormones are out of balance, have pain, cramps, stomach aches, allergies, skin problems, depression, anxiety and mood issues please call to schedule an appointment (480) 837-0900

Dr. Nicole Sundene

Is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in Scottsdale, AZ with over 20 years of experience serving patients in health care. As a result of her diverse experience she practices an integrated style of medicine using herbs and supplements before prescribing medications. She is considered a leading expert in the Naturopathic field of Women's Health and how it pertains to Gynecology, Mental Health and Endocrinology. She enjoys the challenge involved in solving complex chronic disease and hormonal health problems with the least amount of prescription medications necessary.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TAKE OUR HAND OFF? 

9/29/2020

I dislike this picture of myself.
I was 30 pounds overweight, depressed, in pain and overall miserable. No matter how little I ate I could not lose the weight. But my weight is not what makes me cringe the most when I look at this picture that I SHOULD LOVE of me and my adorable daughter.

What makes me cringe the MOST is not actually my weight but HOW SICK I felt mentally and physically at the time of this picture.

I was exhausted, inflamed, depressed, anxious and in pain.
My hormones were out of balance. I did not feel like myself. I felt trapped in a “Fat Suit” of pain and misery.

My entire attention was so focused on being a “Good Mom” and taking care of my daughter that I had essentially stopped taking care of myself.

I dislike this picture of myself.
I was 30 pounds overweight, depressed, in pain and overall miserable. No matter how little I ate I could not lose the weight. But my weight is not what makes me cringe the most when I look at this picture that I SHOULD LOVE of me and my adorable daughter.

What makes me cringe the MOST is not actually my weight but HOW SICK I felt mentally and physically at the time of this picture.

I was exhausted, inflamed, depressed, anxious and in pain.
My hormones were out of balance. I did not feel like myself. I felt trapped in a “Fat Suit” of pain and misery.

My entire attention was so focused on being a “Good Mom” and taking care of my daughter that I had essentially stopped taking care of myself.

My diet had dramatically shifted away from the fuel I felt best on to the convenient few foods my daughter would eat. I was eating too much kid food from the Zoo, Legoland and the Aquarium. Our new world revolved around birthdays at Peter Piper Pizza and play dates at Chick Fil-A and Chuck E. Cheese. 
Like a good Mom, I was so busy working hard to keep my daughter educated, exercised, entertained and socialized that I was eating too much junk food, not exercising enough and not putting my own health first. 

I was eating for fun and not for fuel.

My anxiety was SO BAD I could not sleep through the night. I would wake up at 2-4 am every day in a complete panic. It was no longer my child waking me up but my own anxious thoughts. I was terrified without a good night of sleep that I would not have the energy to make it through another day.
I was trapped in a vicious cycle of insomnia and anxiety at night that fed directly into my exhausted and depressed days.

My weight went up and down like the stock market. I could not keep my weight stable even 5 years after having my daughter. If I ate the wrong food, fried foods, too much sodium or too many calories I instantly blew up like a balloon. I could gain 8 pounds in a single day from bad food choices. My body would instantly swell up.
Eating the wrong foods was causing me to retain water.

Feeling swollen, bloated and lethargic would then drive me to make EVEN WORSE emotionally driven food choices and I would gain more weight. I was trapped in a vicious cycle.
As a Thyroid Doctor and Women’s Hormone specialist I ran every hormone on myself imaginable. I was horrified to see that my thyroid hormone levels were sufficient and I did not need an increase in medication even by my own OCD Optimal Thyroid lab standards. I was BARELY EATING ANYTHING yet whatever I did eat would cause me to blow up like a balloon.

Today as a Naturopathic Doctor and Female Hormone Specialist it is important to me to share this awkward and uncomfortable memory of my perfectly imperfect photo so I can help other Mom’s with the same challenges. Many women never truly recover from their Post Partum state. I see patients going through menopause that tell me their weight gain issues began “After the birth of my last child I never could get my weight back down.” I have heard this hundreds of times and I am here to help.

Healthy food is the foundation to proper hormone balance. If your fuel is not right your Post Partum hormones will fail to properly recover. Macronutrient ratios and vitamin and mineral levels can be adjusted to support your return to normal hormone balance. While we can and should test your hormones if you are struggling Post Partum, the foundation to healthy hormones is through a properly balanced diet and avoiding foods that trigger PGE2 that specifically make your body inflamed. If you are struggling to lose weight, while also battling depression, chronic pain, stomach aches, headaches or fatigue then we need to address and target your PGE2 levels to lower them while also balancing your other metabolic hormones.

Is PGE2 Making Me Fat?

PGE2 or Prostaglandin E2 is an inflammatory molecule that inhibits fat burning and increases pain, swelling, inflammation, redness, fatigue and allergies. Paying attention to PGE2 is necessary for me personally to feel good and have pain free days.

If you are struggling to lose weight AND also have swelling, pain, arthritis, headaches and other signs of PGE2 elevation then you most likely have persistently elevated levels of PGE2 inhibiting your fat burning potential. 

What is PGE2?

I jokingly refer to Prostaglandin E2 as the “Annoying Red Headed Step Child” of the Hormonal Weight Loss World. PGE2 is the more annoying and less thought about cause of weight gain. While PGE2 is not the MOST popular weight loss hormone we think of such as TSH in Hypothyroidism, PGE2 is still an ANNOYING AND FRUSTRATING little known cause of weight gain that many of my patients suffer from and cannot get under control without a targeted program designed specifically to address and lower the abnormally high PGE2 levels. Especially when combined with other metabolic issues such as Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance and Estrogen Dominance.  

Just like the “Annoying Red Headed Step Child,” PGE2 will also keep screaming in your face until you decide to pay attention to it and get it under control. Or in my case it was literally screaming in my “Fat Face” and causing it to swell up. My face was swollen and inflamed from excess PGE2 in this picture. That is what makes it hard for me to look at.

HOW CAN WE SILENCE THE SCREAMING PGE2 CHILD? 

When you place your hand over a screaming child’s mouth you can succeed in getting them to temporarily stop screaming. 

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TAKE OUR HAND OFF? 

The child will just SCREAM LOUDER! Therefore we can conclude that putting your hand over a screaming child’s mouth does not stop their screaming and it may even get you kicked. Any attempts to suppress the screaming will just result in MORE SCREAMING!

Just like any WRONG ATTEMPTS to lose weight when we ignore PGE2 will just result in MORE WEIGHT GAIN BACK when we stop our latest WRONG ATTEMPT plus a “Kick” in the form of a handful of other PGE2 related problems like migraines, stomachaches, fatigue, arthritis, depression and anxiety.

Instead of telling PGE2 to SHUT UP we need to calm it down and soothe it in the same manner we would an angry child. We need to LISTEN TO and try to UNDERSTAND where our PGE2 is coming from!

In order to truly understand where PGE2 is coming from we must first understand PGE2.

Is Prostaglandin E2 a Hormone?

While I think of PGE2 as a hormone being a “Hormone Doctor” PGE2 is technically not a hormone as it is not made by a specific gland, but it does have the capacity to act in a multifactorial manner very similar to how a hormone works. The purpose of PGE2 is to cause swelling during an injury or infection which brings more blood flow to an affected area so it can be healed.

When PGE2 remains constantly elevated the body continues to swell and inflammation now impairs fat burning.

When we are inflamed we are not burning fat at our true metabolic potential. Our thyroid and other metabolic hormones could all look perfect on paper yet we still struggle to have that perfect metabolism. PGE2 n tells the body "We are on fire and in an emergency state"

PGE2 in my mind is the “Missing Weight Loss Mystery Hormone” when all my patient’s other hormones are PERFECT yet they still cannot release the weight.

If you feel like your PGE2 and Metabolic hormones are out of balance, have pain, cramps, stomach aches, depression, anxiety and mood issues please call to schedule an appointment (480) 837-0900 or simply book your PGE2 Weight Loss Program below. 

HOME FOOD ALLERGY TEST KITS

9/17/2020

Do You Need A Food 
Allergy Test?

Do You Need A Food Allergy Test?

Food allergy intolerance testing is not always necessary for every patient, but oftentimes as a Naturopathic Doctor I find it difficult to truly help patients with chronic symptoms when we are not looking at the root triggers for inflammation and immune dysfunction via Food Allergy Intolerance Testing. Food Intolerance's can cause many insidious and annoying symptoms that nobody can ever seem to figure out and my patient is constantly frustrated going to different types of doctors and specialists with no lasting answers or improvement.

Food allergy intolerance testing is not always necessary for every patient, but oftentimes as a Naturopathic Doctor I find it difficult to truly help patients with chronic symptoms when we are not looking at the root triggers for inflammation and immune dysfunction via Food Allergy Intolerance Testing. Food Intolerance's can cause many insidious and annoying symptoms that nobody can ever seem to figure out and my patient is constantly frustrated going to different types of doctors and specialists with no lasting answers or improvement.

I have seen patients spend $10,000 in specialty testing and visits to specialists only to realize the cause of their symptoms could be solved with a simple Food Allergy Intolerance Test. If you suspect your symptoms are caused by a food trigger we can save you time and money by ordering a Food Allergy Intolerance Test. 

If you suffer from chronic symptoms such as digestive issues, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, depression, anxiety, migraines, joint pain, autoimmunity, coughing, wheezing, acne, psoriasis, eczema and any digestive symptoms such as IBS-Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Constipation, Abdominal Pain, Bloating and weight gain a food allergy intolerance test is usually vital to understand what the best type of diet over the long term works the best for your body.
25 Years ago I had terrible stomach problems, headaches and skin problems that no doctor or specialist could figure out. I was finally referred to a Naturopathic Doctor where I began my journey of a gluten free, dairy free lifestyle and learning how to heal my gut from Food Allergies and Intolerance's so I am now able to eat a more diverse diet and live without constant stomachaches, headaches and skin problems!

If you simply need to know what food is triggering your symptoms you can order the Basic Home Food Allergy Test Kit and receive your report of 184 Foods and Spices, a Free 15 Minute Consultation with me to review your results and a Free custom allergy free menu plan to insure your success. 

Home Food Allergy Test Kit Package $395

  • 184 Foods and Spices IgG Food Allergy Intolerance Testing
  • FREE 15 Minute Consultation with Dr. Sundene to Review Your Results 
  • ​FREE Custom Allergy Friendly Menu Plan & Recipes

3 Month Food Allergy Manager Package $895

  • 184 Foods and Spices IgG Food Allergy Intolerance Testing
  • ​1 hour New Patient Naturopathic Consultation
  • 3 Monthly Follow Up Appointments to Review Nutrition, Meal Plans, Herbs and Supplements (Phone or Office)
  • ​FREE Custom Allergy Friendly Menu Plan & Recipes
  • FREE Custom Allergy Friendly Menu Plan & Recipes
  • ​Get your food allergies expertly managed and your allergy free meal plans on track with in a 3 month program designed to help identify and remove food triggers while healing your body from Leaky Gut Syndrome and other causes of chronic digestive and skin disease. 

When you sign up for either program below we will contact you within 24-48 hours to insure your Food Allergy Test Kit is mailed with tracking information. If you do not receive a tracking confirmation text or email please call us immediately at (480) 837-0900. If you require assistance with collecting the blood please also call us for support and to answer your questions. We are happy to walk you through the test collection process over the phone. You can also watch a video on "How To Self Collect Your Food Allergy Test."

When you sign up for our Food Allergy Test program we will contact you within 24-48 hours to insure your Food Allergy Test Kit is mailed with tracking information. If you do not receive a tracking confirmation text or email please call us immediately at (480) 837-0900. If you require assistance with collecting the blood please also call us for support and to answer your questions. We are happy to walk you through the test collection process over the phone. You can also watch a video on "How To Self Collect Your Food Allergy Test."

How to Self Collect Your Food Allergy Test

August 14th, 2020

Location

Our clinic is located in The Scottsdale Promenade Shopping center nearby Trader Joes, Maggiano's, Nordstrom Rack and Saks. We are located between Anytime Fitness and Bowl of Greens restaurant. 

16447 N. Scottsdale Rd #D-105
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Scheduling: (480) 837-0900

Fax: (480) 409-2644
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