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Facial Harmony with Botox and Xeomin May 23rd, 2024

Understanding Neurotoxins Neurotoxins, such as Botox and Xeomin, are purified proteins derived from bacteria that temporarily relax facial muscles. By targeting specific muscles responsible for wrinkles, these injectables effectively smooth out lines and restore a more youthful appearance. The procedure is minimally invasive and has a well-established safety profile, making...

Feeling Stuck? Therapy Can Help May 10th, 2024

One of the most common questions I encounter is, "How do you help people when they are feeling stuck or trapped?" It's a valid question, and the answer lies in a combination of introspection, reframing, and building a supportive environment. Therapy Can Help Often, we hear about the power of...

Weight Loss Success: Semaglutide and Tirzepatide at The Blend Institute Apr 26th, 2024

Are you tired of struggling with generic weight loss options that don't seem to work for you? At The Blend Institute, we understand that each individual's weight loss journey is unique, which is why we offer personalized solutions tailored to your metabolic and personal needs. Our team of medical professionals,...

What Does it Mean to be Sexually Healthy? Apr 12th, 2024

The Importance of Sexual Health Being sexually healthy is a dynamic and ongoing process that allows individuals to embrace and enjoy their sexuality throughout every stage of life. Understanding the Natural Aspect of Sexuality  Recognizing sexuality as a natural and integral part of human existence is fundamental to promoting sexual...

A Lifespan of Anxiety: Recognizing and Treating Challenges at Every Age Mar 23rd, 2024

Anxiety, in its various forms, is a common human experience across all ages. But when should you consider seeking help?   In this post, we'll delve into the signs that indicate it's time to seek support, offering guidance on navigating the intricate world of anxiety.   Children: Navigating Unspoken Worries...

Unlock Your Confidence with TempSure and SculpSure Body Contouring Treatments Mar 8th, 2024

In a world saturated with beauty standards and quick-fix solutions, skepticism often accompanies the promise of transformative body contouring treatments. At The Blend Institute, we understand the importance of transparency and trust when embarking on a journey to redefine your confidence. Join us as we address common doubts and debunk...

Unlocking the Secrets to Restful Sleep: A Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Feb 9th, 2024

The Realities of Diminished Sleep In today’s world where demands are relentless and stress is generally unavoidable, quality sleep often takes a back seat. If you've ever found yourself "tossing and turning" with the frustration of insomnia, rest assured, you are not alone. Recent estimates suggest that up to 10%...

How is your neuroendocrine communication system functioning? Apr 20th, 2021

With age, we naturally change, both physically and mentally. It is completely normal to deal with feelings of anxiety and depression, especially following life-changing/traumatic events, but it is important to know there are solutions aside from prescription medications and other common treatments. When we feel severely fatigued without even engaging...

Adjusting to a “New Normal” Mar 17th, 2021

Our “new normal” is not so normal. We have all heard by now how the stress of Covid-19 and isolation of quarantine is impacting everyone, but we need to pay extra attention to how this may be affecting children. Kids are struggling to cope with less time interacting with peers,...

Having trouble in the bedroom? Mar 2nd, 2021

Did you know that Dr. Blend specializes in wellness way beyond hormone replacement therapy? Our practice offers all aspects of healthy aging, including sexual wellness. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 50% of men over the age of 50, to some degree. Upwards of 80% of men remain silent about their...

Welcome to The Blend Institute! Dec 16th, 2020

Dear Patients, The Blend team is here to create a comfortable and quality experience during your time as a patient at The Blend Institute. Our providers, Dr. Tim Blend and Kim Blend, ARNP have a functional approach to their specialties, meaning they consider every aspect of your health and daily...

Erectile Dysfunction Apr 7th, 2020

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION  Erectile dysfunction is defined as having difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection of the penis.  The man is unable to produce an erection necessary to perform or complete sexual intercourse.  Normally, an erection begins with mental and sensory stimulation.  The muscles of the penis relax and allow blood...

Menopause for Men...is Andropause? Oct 23rd, 2018

Similar to menopause in women, andropause arrives in a man’s life when there is a drastic drop in hormone levels. When levels of testosterone fall, the condition is called hypogonadism (hypo=low, g). Although total testosterone may not drop drastically, free testosterone, or the active form of testosterone, drops significantly with...

IV Therapy Sep 27th, 2018

IV therapy has been available for years in a variety of settings. IV vitamin therapy has been used for the same time frame in an office setting to treat various symptoms and illnesses. We have been performing IV therapy for over 12 years with great success. Dr. Blend has studied...

Neurotransmitters 101 Sep 27th, 2018

Consistent with our philosophy at the Blend Institute, neurotransmitter balancing addresses the symptom at its cause in an effort to correct the problem while providing the body with the resources for optimal health and longevity. Let’s start with some basics. What are neurotransmitters? Through a highly regulated electro-chemical chain of...

Neurotransmitter Balancing vs. Psychopharmacology Sep 26th, 2018

Neurotransmitters are molecules that regulate brain function. They are chemicals which relay messages from nerve to nerve both within the brain and outside the brain. They also relay messages from nerve to muscle, organ or gland. They can accentuate emotion, thought processes, joy, and elation also fear, anxiety, insomnia and...

BHRT: Key to a Vibrant Life Aug 30th, 2018

For many women, navigating the twisting turns and sudden blind corners that can be the hallmarks of the journey we call "menopause" can be a daunting task. Especially with all the information, and more to the point, misinformation that's being thrown at us from so many different directions -- well-meaning...

The Blend Pellet Procedure Jul 26th, 2018

THE BLEND PELLET PROCEDURE The BLEND PELLET PROCEDURE we offer does more than just add testosterone or estrogen to your body. Our procedure treats the whole person, not just your hormonal imbalance. It is usually a complex series of events that has caused you to feel the way you do....