Hormone Replacement Therapy Services
Hormone Therapy is a state of the art form of 21st century
medical technology that can help you optimize your health and reduce
your risk of a wide variety of different medical conditions, from
obesity to osteoporosis. The Conscious Evolution Institute is one of
the most highly regarded hormone restoration clinics in the United
States, and we serve the entire state of Missouri, from St. Louis to
Kansas City, from Hannibal to West Plains.
If you are
over the age of thirty and feel that your life may be negatively
impacted by hormone imbalance, we can provide the comprehensive blood
tests necessary to accurately diagnose a variety of afflictions
associated with hormone imbalance.
Human Growth Hormone Therapy
Conscious Evolution Institute, our flagship Hormone Restoration
Service is HGH Injection Therapy. Most people associate HGH with
Puberty or Performance Enhancement, but the hormone is actually
vitally important to adult health as well. Our bodies use HGH to
stimulate cellular processes which keep us happy and healthy, and if
we don't produce enough of it, the body starts to enter a state of
decline, as well as the mind.
Deficiency has a number of significant symptoms, including weight
gain, depression, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, foggy memory, reduced
healing capacity, weakened immune system, and poor sleep. If you feel
like your body is losing the ability to keep up with your desire to
live a happy and fruitful life, Human Growth Hormone Deficiency may
be the root cause. Recombinant HGH Injections restore your body's
hormone balance, giving your body the raw materials needed to sustain
your life and your health.
Sermorelin Acetate Therapy
Sermorelin Therapy is an alternative to HGH Injections which can also
restore optimal HGH Balance. Rather than directly replace the HGH
that your body is no longer producing effectively, Sermorelin
encourages the pituitary gland to produce youthful levels of Human
of treatment are safe and effective, but some patients may qualify
for Sermorelin Injections, even if they don't qualify for HGH
Deficiency is a common and widespread medical condition that affects
men all across the nation and the globe. Low-T is not only a
condition which affects sexual health, it also diminishes health and
wellness in a number of other powerful ways.
of Age Related Testosterone Deficiency (or Andropause) include high
anxiety, lack of energy, loss of strength and endurance, increased
weight gain, insomnia, restless sleep, erectile dysfunction, and lack
of libido. Low-T can also increase the risk of a number of health
conditions such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, and hypertension, which
can all have a devastating affect upon mortality risk. Testosterone
Replacement Therapy restores the body's natural sex-hormone balance,
encouraging a healthier metabolism and reversing the effects of
HCG Weight Loss Therapy
of Americans attempt to lose weight every year, and more people fail
than succeed. Obesity is one of the biggest health crises in America
today, and being overweight can both tremendously reduce both your
quality of life and significantly increase your mortality risk from a
variety of chronic health conditions.
hundreds of thousands of men and women across the United States, HCG
Injections have been the answer to their weight loss woes. HCG is a
natural hormone produced by the human body which has the ability to
increase the success rate of dieting and speed up the weight loss
process. HCG Injections vastly reduce the influence of chemical
signals which influence hunger while also priming the body to burn
stubborn adipose fat over healthy muscle.
Cities in Missouri
City is the largest city in the state of Missouri, and the second
largest Metropolitan area behind St. Louis. Kansas City is located
along the border of Missouri and Kansas, and the city is split in two
by the border. The city is located at the confluence of the Kansas
and Missouri Rivers.
City is often referred to as the Heart of America because of its
central location both in regard to national geography and population.
Kansas City has a strong Pro Sports presence, with the NFL Kansas
City Chiefs and the MLB Kansas City Royals both based in the city.
Missouri is the second largest city in the state, and is the largest
metropolitan area. St. Louis is what is referred to as an Independent
City, meaning that the city does not belong to a county. The most
common nickname of St. Louis is the Gateway to the West, because of
its historical importance as a staging ground for American Westward
is home to three professional sports teams: the NHL St. Louis Blues,
the NFL St. Louis Rams, and the MLB St. Louis Cardinals. The most
notable landmark in St. Louis is, by far, the Gateway Arch, a 630
foot tall arch structure located along the Mississippi River.
Missouri is located in the southwestern region of the state, and is
the third largest city in Missouri. The city is located on the Ozark
Plateau, and is nicknamed the Queen of the Ozarks. Springfield is
also home to Bass Pro Shops and Missouri State University.
economy of Springfield, Missouri revolves around education, retail,
manufacturing, healthcare, and tourism, and the largest employers in
the area are CoxHealth and the Mercy Health System. Wal-Mart is the
third largest employer. O'Reilly Autoparts is based in the city.
Missouri is a suburb of Kansas City, and is also the fourth largest
city in the state. Like St. Louis, Independence was also an important
city in Westward Expansion, and garnered the nickname Queen City of
the Trails for that reason. Independence was also one of the first
homes of the Mormon church.
is most well-known as the home of the Missouri Tigers, the only FBS
Football program in the state of Missouri. Columbia is located along
the Missouri River, at the edge of the Ozarks. Columbia is a very
modern city which is heavily invested in education, healthcare,
insurance, and technology, and has an historically limited presence
in manufacturing and industry. Finally, Columbia is widely recognized
as a progressive city which places a strong emphasis on investigative
journalism and liberal politics.
All About Columbia, Missouri Geographic Area
Columbia ( /kəˈlʌmbiə/) is the fifth-largest city in Missouri, and the largest city in Mid-Missouri. With a population of 110,438 as of the 2011 according to the United States Census, it is the principal municipality of the Columbia Metropolitan Area, a region of 175,831 residents. The city serves as the county seat of Boone County and as the location of the University of Missouri. The college town is politically liberal and is known by the nicknames "The Athens of Missouri," "College Town USA," and "CoMO." Over half of Columbians possess a bachelor's degree and over a quarter hold graduate degrees, making it the thirteenth most highly educated municipality in the United States.
Columbia was settled in Pre-Columbian times by the mound-building Mississippian culture of Native Americans. In 1818, a group of settlers incorporated under the Smithton Land Company purchased over 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) and established the village of Smithton near present-day downtown Columbia. In 1821, the settlers moved and renamed the settlement Columbia—a poetic name for the United States. The founding of the University of Missouri in 1839 established the city as a center of education and research. Two other institutions of higher education, Stephens College in 1833 and Columbia College in 1851, were also established within the city.
Located among small tributary valleys of the Missouri River, Columbia is roughly equidistant from St. Louis and Kansas City. Greater St. Louis is 70 miles (110 km) to the East, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Area is 100 miles (160 km) to the West. Today, Columbia has a highly diversified economy, and is often ranked high for its business atmosphere. Never a strong center of industry and manufacturing, the city's economic base relies on the education, medical, technology and insurance industries. Studies consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for educational facilities, health care, technological savvy, economic growth, cultural opportunities and cost of living. The city has been ranked as high as the second-best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine's annual list, but has not been ranked in the top 100 since 2006. Residents of Columbia are usually described as "Columbians."
The Columbia area was once part of the Mississippian culture and home to the Mound Builders. When European explorers arrived, the area was populated by the Osage and Missouri Indians. In 1678, La Salle claimed all of Missouri for France. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by the area on the Missouri River in 1803. In 1806, Daniel Boone and his sons established a salt lick 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Columbia. The Booneslick Trail wound from Kentucky through St. Charles to the lick. In 1818, a group of settlers, incorporated under the Smithton Land Company, purchased over 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) and established the village of Smithton less than a mile from current day downtown Columbia. In 1821, the settlers moved, because of lack of water, across the Flat Branch to the plateau between the Flat Branch and Hinkson creeks in what is now the downtown district. They renamed the settlement Columbia—a popular historical name for the United States.
The roots of Columbia's three economic foundations—education, medicine, and insurance—can be traced back to incorporation in 1821. Original plans for the town set aside land for a state university. Columbia College (distinct from today's), later to become The University of Missouri, was founded in 1839. When the state legislature decided to establish a state university, Columbia raised three times as much money as any other competing city and James S. Rollins donated the land that is today the Francis Quadrangle. Soon other educational institutions were founded in Columbia such as Christian Female College, the first college for women west of the Mississippi, which later became the current Columbia College. In 1833, Columbia Baptist Female College opened, which later became Stephens College. The city benefited from being a stagecoach stop of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, and later from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. In 1822 the first hospital was set up by William Jewell. In 1830, the first newspaper began; in 1832, the first theater in the state was opened; and in 1835, the state's first agricultural fair was held. By 1839, the population (13,000) and wealth of Boone County was exceeded in Missouri only by that of St. Louis County, which at that time included the City of St. Louis.
Columbia's infrastructure was wholly untouched by the Civil War. Missouri, as a slave state, had Southern sympathies, but remained in the union. The majority of the city was pro-union, however, the surrounding agricultural areas of Boone County and the rest of central Missouri were decidedly pro-slavery. Because of this, the University of Missouri became a base from which union troops operated. No battles were fought within the city because the presence of union troop dissuaded the confederate guerrillas from attacking, though several major battles occurred nearby at Boonville and Centralia.
In 1963, Columbia become home to the headquarters of both the University of Missouri System, which today serves over 71,000 students, and the Columbia College system, which today serves about 25,000 students. The insurance industry also became important to the local economy as several companies established headquarters in Columbia, including Shelter Insurance, Missouri Employers Mutual, and Columbia Insurance Group. State Farm Insurance has a regional office in Columbia. In addition, the now defunct Silvey Insurance was once a large local employer. Columbia became a transportation crossroads when U.S. Route 63 and U.S. Route 40 (which became present-day Interstate 70) were routed through the city. Soon after the city opened the Columbia Regional Airport. The latter 20th century saw tremendous growth, and by 2000 the population was nearly 85,000 in the city proper.
In early 2006, Columbia embarked on a plan to manage the continued growth as the city neared 100,000 population. The city is today growing especially towards the Missouri River in southwest Boone County. The downtown district has maintained its status as a cultural center and is undergoing significant development in both residential and commercial sectors. The University of Missouri, which has tremendous economic impact on the city, experienced record enrollment in 2006 and is undertaking significant construction. Columbia experienced a violent crime spike in late 2007, and the city's growth is often cited as a contributing factor.
Columbia, located in the center of Missouri, is 120 miles (190 km) away from both St. Louis and Kansas City, and 29 miles (47 km) north of the state capital Jefferson City. The city is near the Missouri River between the Ozark Plateau and the Northern Plains. Trees are mainly oak, maple, and hickory; common understory trees include Eastern Redbud, Serviceberry, and Flowering Dogwood. Riparian areas are forested with mainly American sycamore. Much of the residential area of the city is planted with large native shade trees. In Autumn, the changing color of the trees is notable. Most species here are typical of the Eastern Woodland.
The city generally slopes from the highest point in the Northeast to the lowest point in the Southwest towards the Missouri River. Prominent tributaries of the river are Perche Creek, Hinkson Creek, and Flat Branch Creek. Along these, and other creeks in the area can be found large valleys, cliffs, and cave systems such as that in Rock Bridge State Park just south of the city. These creeks are largely responsible for numerous stream valleys giving Columbia hilly terrain similar to the Ozarks while also having flatland typical of northern Missouri. Columbia also operates several greenbelts with trails and parks throughout town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.4 square miles (156 km2), of which, 60.1 square miles (156 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.51%) is water.
Large mammals found in the city include urbanized coyotes and numerous whitetail deer. Eastern Gray Squirrel, and other rodents are abundant, as well as Cottontail rabbits and the nocturnal Opossum and Raccoon. Large bird species are abundant in parks and include the Canada goose, Mallard duck, as well as shorebirds, including the Great Egret and Great Blue Heron. Turkeys are also common in wooded areas and can occasionally be seen on the MKT recreation trail. Populations of Bald Eagles are found by the Missouri River. The city is on the Mississippi Flyway, used by migrating birds, and has a large variety of small bird species, common to the eastern U.S. The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, an introduced species, is limited in North America to the counties surrounding St. Louis. Columbia has large areas of forested and open land and many of these areas are home to wildlife.
Frogs are commonly found in the springtime, especially after extensive wet periods. Common species include the American toad and species of chorus frogs, commonly called "spring peepers" that are found in nearly every pond. Some years have outbreaks of cicadas or ladybugs. Mosquitos and houseflies are common insect nuisances; because of this, windows are nearly universally fitted with screens, and "screened-in" porches are common in homes of the area.
Columbia has a climate marked by sharp seasonal contrasts in temperature, falling between a humid continental and humid subtropical climate (Köppen Dfa/Cfa, respectively). Monthly daily averages range from 27.8 °F (−2.3 °C) in January to 77.4 °F (25.2 °C) in July, and the annual mean is 54.0 °F (12.2 °C). The temperature exceeds 90 °F (32 °C) on an average 36 days per year, and every few years exceeds 100 °F (38 °C), while 5 to 6 nights of below 0 °F (−18 °C) conditions can be expected. Precipitation tends to be greatest and most frequent in spring, when severe weather is also most common. Snow averages 26 inches (66 cm) per season, and typically falls in light amounts at a time. Extreme temperatures have ranged from −26 °F (−32 °C) in February 1899 to 113 °F (45 °C) in July 1954.
Columbia's most commonly recognizable architectural attributes reside downtown and within the university campuses. Widely used icons of the city are the University of Missouri's Jesse Hall and the neo-gothic Memorial Union. The David R. Francis Quadrangle is an example of Thomas Jefferson's academic village concept. There are four historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places within the city: Downtown Columbia, East Campus Neighborhood, Francis Quadrangle, and North Ninth Street Historic District. The downtown skyline is relatively low and is dominated by the 10-story Tiger Hotel, and the 15-story Paquin Tower.
Downtown Columbia is an area of approximately one square mile surrounded by the University of Missouri on the south, Columbia College on the north, and Stephens College to the east. The area serves as Columbia's financial and business district and is the topic of a large initiative to draw tourism, which includes plans to capitalize on the area's historic architecture, and bohemian characteristics. The city's historic residential core lies in a ring around downtown, extending especially to the west along Broadway, and south into the East Campus neighborhoods. Columbia can be divided into roughly 36 neighborhoods and subdivisions. The city's most dense commercial areas are primarily located along Interstate 70, U.S. Route 63, Stadium Blvd, Grindstone Pkwy, and the downtown area.
In 2000, the city had a day time population of 106,487. As of the census of 2000, there were 84,531 people, 33,689 households, and 17,282 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,592.8 people per square mile (615.0/km²). There were 35,916 housing units at an average density of 676.8 per square mile (261.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.5% White, 10.9% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 4.3% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. 2.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 33,689 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.7% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 26.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,729, and the median income for a family was $52,288. Males had a median income of $34,710 versus $26,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,507. About 9.4% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over. However, traditional measures of income and poverty can be misleading when applied to cities with high student populations, such as Columbia.
The economy of Columbia is historically dominated by education, healthcare, and the insurance industry. Jobs in government are also common, either in Columbia or a half-hour south in Jefferson City. Commutes into the city are also common and in 2000 the city had a day time population of 106,487. The Columbia Regional Airport and the Missouri River Port of Rocheport connect the region with trade and transportation. The University of Missouri is by far the city's largest employer.
The economy of the metro area is slightly larger than that of the Bahamas. With a Gross Metropolitan Product of $5.84 billion in 2004, Columbia's economy makes up 2.9% of the Gross State Product of Missouri. Insurance corporations headquartered in Columbia include Shelter Insurance, and Columbia Insurance Group. Other organizations include MFA Incorporated, Missouri State High School Activities Association and MFA Oil. Companies such as Socket (Telecommunications Provider), Datastorm Technologies, Inc., Slackers CDs and Games and Carfax were founded in Columbia.
MBS Textbook Exchange, regarded as the industry leader in new and used textbooks in the nation was founded in Columbia. It holds the largest inventory of new and used textbooks in the nation.
According to Columbia's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
The Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts and Jesse Auditorium are Columbia's largest fine arts venues. The Ragtag Cinema host the well-known True/False Film Festival annually. In 2008, filmmaker Todd Sklar completed Box Elder, which was filmed entirely in and around Columbia and the University of Missouri. The University of Missouri's Museum of Art and Archaeology displays 14,000 works of art and archaeological objects in five galleries for no charge to the public. Libraries include the Columbia Public Library, the University of Missouri Libraries, with over three million volumes in Ellis Library, and the State Historical Society of Missouri. The "We Always Swing" Jazz Series and the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival bring some of the country's finest Jazz and Blues to Columbia and Central Missouri.
Columbia has a flourishing and progressive music scene thanks in large part to many acts that come out of the University. The indie band White Rabbits was formed while the members were students at the University of Missouri before moving to Brooklyn to record and gain a higher profile. Musical artists from Columbia have been compiled by Painfully Midwestern Records with the ComoMusic Anthology series, and the "Das Kompilation" release. Although the hip genre continues to give Columbia some music recognition, it is their progressive psychedelic-heavy metal music scene that has garnered some attention lately. There are also local punk and hip-hop scenes that are gaining momentum locally. Country music singer-songwriter Brett James is also a native of Columbia. The song "Whiskey Bottle," by Uncle Tupelo, is rumored to be about the city of Columbia as it makes specific reference to a sign which used be displayed on a Columbia tackle shop sign which read, "Liquor, Guns, and Ammo." The sign is now displayed at the downtown location of Shakespeare's pizzeria.
The University of Missouri's sports teams, the Missouri Tigers, play a significant role in the sports culture of Columbia. Faurot Field, capacity 71,004, is host to both home football games and concerts. The Hearnes Center and Mizzou Arena are two other large sport and event venues, the latter being the home arena for Mizzou's basketball team. Taylor Stadium is host to the University's baseball team and was the regional host for the 2007 NCAA Baseball Championship. Columbia College has several men and women collegiate sports teams as well. In 2007 Columbia hosted the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics volleyball national championship which the Lady Cougars participated in.
Columbia also hosts the Show-Me State Games, a non-profit program of the Missouri Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health. They are the largest state games in the United States. The games consist of 26,000–28,000 Missouri amateur athletes (35,000 total athletes) of all ages and ability levels who compete in the Olympic-style sports festival every year during July and August. It recently made ESPN's list of "101 Things All Sports Fans Must Experience Before They Die".
Situated halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbians will often have allegiances to the professional sports teams housed there such as: the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals. St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues.
The NRA Bianchi Cup is held every year in Columbia. It is among the most lucrative of all the shooting sports championships.
In 2011, the Columbia Enforcers women's football team began play as a member of the Women's Spring Football League.
The city has two daily newspapers, the Columbia Missourian in the morning and the Columbia Daily Tribune in the afternoon. The Missourian is directed by professional editors and staffed by Missouri School of Journalism students who do the reporting, design, copy editing, information graphics, photography and multimedia. The Missourian is associated with the Spanish-English bilingual publication Adelante! and Vox magazine. With a daily circulation of nearly 20,000, the Tribune is the most widely read newspaper in central Missouri. The University of Missouri has the independent but official student newspaper, The Maneater, which is printed bi-weekly. The now-defunct Prysms Weekly was also published in Columbia. In Fall of 2009, KCOU News officially launched full operations out of KCOU 88.1FM on the MU Campus. The entirely student run news organization airs a daily newscast "The Pulse" weekdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The city has 14 radio stations and four television channels.