About Us

Legacy Health Center
After years of nursing experience and her own medical issues, Lynda Avery pursued her lifelong dream and founded Legacy Health Center in 2014.

Legacy Health Center is a non-traditional health consulting, integrative medical practice. We focus on helping our patients to achieve balanced optimal health by addressing body, mind, and spiritual health issues. We believe our environment and lifestyles greatly affect our well being and we strive to educate patients and the general public on ways to improve their health.

Our primary role is to raise awareness, especially with Mississipians (given the plight of our general health as a state), that traditional western medicine is not always the best or only way to achieve health.

Specializes in:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Depression

Hormone Imbalances (Males and Females)

 Fibromyalgia

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Professional Organizations

 

Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

 Health Practitioner Diplomate with the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners

Fellow in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and
Functional Medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Signs and symptoms of common hormonal imbalances

 
Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

● Cold intolerance, cold hands and feet

● Fatigue

● Dry skin

● Constipation

● Difficulty losing weight

● Weight gain (unable to metabolize calories, too tired to exercise)

● Lower than average body temperature

● Lack of energy

● Fluid retention

● Depression

● Memory loss

● Anxiety

● Insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep)

● Arthralgias (joint pain), muscle aches, headaches

● Thinning hair

● Hoarseness

Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency in Women

● Low libido (decreased interest in sex)

● Low sense of well-being

● Inability to maintain muscle

● Decreased motivation for change

● Fatigue

● Forgetfulness-memory loss

● Abdominal fat, weight gain

Symptoms of Menopause

● Hot flashes

● Night sweats

● Vaginal dryness

● Vaginal itching

● Anxiety

● Mood swings

● Irritability

● Sore breasts

● Frequent urination

● Aching ankles, knees, wrists, shoulders, heels

● Indigestion

● Flatulence

● Osteoporosis

● Hair loss

● Insomnia

● Depression

● Bloating

● Loss of sexual interest

● Painful intercourse

● Weird dreams

● Hair growth on face

● Panic attacks

● Lower back pain

● Palpitations

● Urinary tract infections

● Varicose veins

● Dizzy spells

● Skin feels “crawly”

● Migraine headaches

● Memory lapses

● Weight gain

● Urinary leakage

Symptoms of
Adrenal Fatigue

● Difficulty getting up in the morning

● Not feeling “awake” until around 10:00 a.m.

● Fatigue is not relieved, even with extra sleep/rest

● Craving for salty foods

● Difficulty handling stress and “little things” bother you more than they should

● Decreased libido

● Lack of energy

● Lightheadedness when standing up quickly or turning head quickly

● Takes longer to get over illnesses, injury, or trauma

● PMS is severe

● You have to push yourself with sugar, caffeine, or recreational drugs to get through the day

● Depression

● Happiness and joy seem so far away

● You feel awful when you don’t eat enough or when you skip a meal

● Memory problems

● Brain fog

● People get on your nerves easily

● You feel better after supper

● You have a low/sinking spell around 3:00 or 4:00 p.m.

● You are not as productive as you used to be

Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men

● Low libido

● Erectile dysfunction

● Loss of drive and competitive edge

● Falling level of fitness

● Decreased effectiveness of workouts

● Decreased muscle mass

● Decreased muscle firmness

● Stiffness and pain in muscles and joints

● Osteoporosis

● Anemia

● Fatigue, tiredness

● Irritability (grumpy old man syndrome)

● Depression, mood changes

● Increased risk of cancer

Signs and Symptoms
of Depression

● Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness

● Unexplained aches and pains

● Loss of interest in daily activities

● Concentration problems

● Appetite or weight changes

● Reckless behavior

● Sleep changes

● Self-loathing or self-hatred

● Anger or irritability

● Loss of energy, fatigue, tiredness

Signs and Symptoms
of Anxiety

● Excessive worry

● Sleep problems

● Irrational fears

● Muscle tension

● Chronic indigestion

● Stage fright

● Self consciousness

● Panic attacks

● Flashbacks of a traumatic event

● Perfectionism

● Compulsive behaviors

● Self doubt (you second guess yourself often)