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Treatment Breakdown
For Women

  1. Only bioidentical estrogen should be used in estrogen replacement therapy—no synthetics.

  2. Estrogen should never be taken without bioidentical progesterone.

  3. For most women, a combination of estrogens is healthiest and works best.

  4. The safest and most effective way to take estrogen is topically.

  5. Very small changes in dosage can make a big difference in how you feel.

  1. Only bioidentical progesterone should be used in hormone therapy. Synthetic progesterone increases cancer risk and is dangerous.

  2. Estrogen should never be taken without progesterone. Pairing the two together prevents estrogen therapy from increasing breast cancer risk.

  3. If you’ve had a hysterectomy, you’ve probably been that told you don’t need progesterone. This is 100% false. Women who have had hysterectomies need progesterone just as much as women who have not.

  4. Progesterone can be taken either topically or orally. However, taking progesterone orally has a greater impact with regard to helping women sleep.

  5. Progesterone alleviates many symptoms and has numerous benefits, while having virtually no side effects.

  1. Many healthcare practitioners will say that women don’t need testosterone. This is false. While women don’t need very much testosterone, the small amount they do need has tremendous benefits.

  2. Women who are deficient in testosterone will struggle with sex drive, and maintaining lean muscle mass.

  3. If your sex hormones are a three-legged stool, with estrogen and progesterone being two of the legs on that stool, think of testosterone as being the third leg. All three legs are there pre-menopause—all three should be there during perimenopause and menopause.

  4. Testosterone is one of the first hormones to drop off as women approach menopause. It’s possible to be very deficient at a much younger age than you might think.


  1. Just like any other hormone, dosage should be optimized, and optimization requires lab testing.

  2. If you buy DHEA over-the-counter and don’t lab test, you’re effectively “guessing” at how much DHEA you need on a daily basis.

  1. Don’t know that there are multiple thyroid hormones.

  2. Don’t understand the relationship between these hormones.

  3. Don’t understand how important this relationship is to proper diagnosis and treatment.

  4. Don’t know what optimal levels of thyroid hormone actually are, and consequently don’t prescribe enough thyroid medication when it’s needed.

  5. Don’t know the difference between synthetic and bioidentical thyroid.

  1. Stress causes your adrenal glands to produce too much of a hormone called cortisol.

  2. Too much cortisol damages the tissues in your body, and causes adrenal fatigue.

  3. Adrenal fatigue means your body can’t produce the smaller amounts of cortisol it needs to function properly.

  4. Some healthcare practitioners will replace cortisol when deficient due to adrenal fatigue. Our experience has been that this approach to treating adrenal fatigue does more harm than good.

  5. When other hormones are out of balance, the adrenals will work hard to compensate.

  1. When nutrients are injected either intramuscularly or subcutaneously, nothing is lost to the digestive tract.

  2. Some powerful nutrients like glutathione can’t be absorbed through the digestive tract. The only way to significantly benefit from this powerful antioxidant is via injection.

  3. You may need higher doses of some nutrients to achieve your health and fitness goals. Injectable nutrients provide an avenue to getting these higher doses into your system without having to eat huge amounts of food or laboriously plan your meals around nutrient content.

  4. As you push yourself hard during workouts, injectable nutrients can help to reduce recovery time, boost energy, support muscle health, burn fat, and rid the body of toxins.

  1. Supplements are not FDA-regulated. Products available from many sources (including drug stores and big box stores) are often missing key compounds. Similarly, they frequently contain adulterated ingredients and fillers, and are lacking in potency and purity.

  2. The only way to be sure of what you’re getting is to obtain supplements from a reputable source.

  3. Some nutrients should only be taken in conjunction with routine lab testing to ensure that dosage is appropriate. Vitamin D and iron are examples of two nutrients that you should not overdo.

  1. Hormone therapy cannot be prescribed safely and effectively without lab testing at regular intervals.

  2. Two people can have the same lab results, but very different symptoms. The reverse can be true, too. To say that individuals who have the same test results or the same symptoms should have the same treatment plan would be erroneous. We look at the complete picture, which means looking at test results and symptoms.

  3. If lab results combined with how you feel are used during diagnosis, then conclusions drawn will be unique to you. Likewise, a treatment plan that draws from these unique conclusions will be individualized for you.

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