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Navigating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Release Date: 05/11/2024

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More Episodes

Today I present to you a special replay of myself appearing as a guest on The Resetter Podcast with Dr. Mindy Pelz as we chat about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We discuss the misconceptions stemming from a Women's Health Initiative study in the 90s and talk about the unique roles of sex hormones in menopause. We then examine the various methods of administering bioidenticals, such as creams and injections, explaining how hormone therapy can be customized to meet each person's unique needs. We’ll also highlight the importance of a holistic lifestyle alongside hormone replacement therapy for optimal health.

 

In this episode:

  • Hormone replacement therapy versus bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and their respective histories.
  • Why the Women's Health Initiative study significantly impacted perceptions of HRT.
  • How sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone uniquely affect the body.
  • Why administration methods of bioidenticals matter.
  • How individualized care in hormone therapy is essential for managing menopause effectively.
  • Why progesterone is vital for symptom management and overall protective benefits.
  • How estradiol contributes to bone density and should be monitored in therapy.
  • Why testosterone is crucial for energy and vitality during menopause.
  • Why a holistic lifestyle, including diet and stress management, is crucial alongside HRT.
  • How environmental factors play a role in achieving hormonal harmony.
  • Why health coaching and community support can be powerful resources in navigating hormonal health.
  • How bioidentical hormone therapy is not one-size-fits-all and requires personalization.
  • Why ongoing education and awareness are needed to dispel myths around HRT and menopause.

 

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