Weight gain results from complex relationships between the body’s systems and the environment, no single eating program or weight loss method can work for everyone. Dr. Varela takes a multifaceted, scientific approach to weight management. After examining carefully all of the potential underlying issues that can influence a person’s weight, Dr. Varela then develops an individually tailored approach that corrects the imbalances that lead to weight gain. With or without the aforementioned HCG hormone therapy, the goal is long-term wellness, incorporating healthy eating and exercise plans. 

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone produced during pregnancy, is a popular weight loss aid for both men and women. Administered via injections or sublingual drops, it is accompanied by a very restrictive diet (500–800 calories per day, no fat, no sugar, ultra-low carbohydrate), which can be a real challenge for some people. That said, proponents—including thousands of successful dieters—claim hCG helps reduce hunger pangs, mobilizes stubborn fatty deposits, and prevents the breakdown of muscle for energy. Ultimately, hCG diet works well and is a good fit for some, but not for others. If you want to try it, Dr. Varela is an experienced physician to administer the treatment and monitor your health and progress.


One of the hallmarks of getting older is a decline in hormone levels. Production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, human growth hormone, + other hormones taper off after we reach our 20s + 30s. + many experts agree that age-related hormonal deficiencies contribute to the signs + symptoms of aging. That’s why natural bioidentical hormones—which are identical to those produced in the human body—are a cornerstone therapy of Dr. Toni Varela, NMD.

In addition to their anti-aging effects, targeted hormones are excellent therapies for a number of health concerns. For example, low thyroid is a very common but often-overlooked underlying cause of fatigue, dry skin, constipation, depression, + more. Treatment with natural thyroid improves symptoms + enhances overall health—to a far greater degree than Synthroid + other synthetic drugs. Testosterone replacement reduces men’s risk of diabetes enhances failing heart function. Further, women do significantly better on safe, natural, bioidentical estrogen + progesterone than horse hormones + synthetic progestins.

During your consultation, Dr. Varela may test blood levels +/or salivary hormones, + if appropriate, recommend natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We obtain our hormones from compounding pharmacies, which h+ make each + every prescription in a wide range of doses, combinations, + delivery systems. This degree of personalization, which we pride ourselves on, affords every patient a hormone regimen that is just right for her or him.


• Stress Hormone Imbalances
• Food Allergies
• Female Hormone Imbalances
• Male Hormone Imbalances
• Pregnenolone imbalance
• Insulin Resistance
• Thyroid Hormone Dysfunction
• Nutritional Factors
• Chronic Inflammation
• Gastrointestinal Imbalances
• Toxicity (Immune, Neurological, Endocrine)
• Neurotransmitter Dysfunction
• Food Addictions


Pain Management

Anti-Aging Solutions

Weight Management

Performance Enhancement