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Metals & Menopause: The Impact of Heavy Metals on Your Sex Hormones, Thyroid, and Energy, and How to Properly Detox Them with Dr. Chris Shade

The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Release Date: 06/01/2024

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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to Quick Hits: Blasts from The Past. Join Karen as she explores her podcast archives, offering you short, impactful excerpts from standout episodes. In just 15 minutes, you’ll experience the essence of past conversations, packed with valuable insights and memorable moments from our guests. If you want to dive deeper, you’ll find links to the full episodes in the show notes below. Listen to the full episode here:  Bio Joseph Oniwor is a transformation trainer. He has been in the fitness industry for 28 years. In his past, he was a college athlete and a pro arena football...

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PART 2 Q&A: DHEA, Nipple & Breast Pain, Estrogen for The Face, Progesterone Dosing, HRT After 70, Hormone Testing Frequency show art PART 2 Q&A: DHEA, Nipple & Breast Pain, Estrogen for The Face, Progesterone Dosing, HRT After 70, Hormone Testing Frequency

The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Today I’m getting back to answering your questions, after discovering some Instagram messages that I didn’t address in the last Q&A episode. We’ll uncover the pivotal role of DHEA as a hormone supplement and how it can boost your energy, improve sleep, and rekindle libido. There are also some tips to be shared regarding practical solutions for managing common HRT side effects like breast pain, and we’ll highlight the significance of iodine and supplements like primrose oil and NAC. For those reintroducing HRT, I offer guidance on consulting knowledgeable practitioners, plus...

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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to Quick Hits: Blasts from The Past. Join Karen as she explores her podcast archives, offering you short, impactful excerpts from standout episodes. In just 15 minutes, you’ll experience the essence of past conversations, packed with valuable insights and memorable moments from our guests. If you want to dive deeper, you’ll find links to the full episodes in the show notes below. Joel Green is the creator of The VEEP Nutrition System, the world’s first commercially available program based on targeting gut communities to affect health and body composition. His system has been...

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The Great Estrogen Debate with Dr. Felice Gersh, Dr. Daved Rosensweet, Dr. Lindsey Berkson, Dr. Julie Taguchi & Karen Martel show art The Great Estrogen Debate with Dr. Felice Gersh, Dr. Daved Rosensweet, Dr. Lindsey Berkson, Dr. Julie Taguchi & Karen Martel

The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Dr. Felice Gersh, Dr. Daved Rosensweet, Dr. Lindsey Berkson, and Dr. Julie Taguchi join us in this episode. Today, we’re going deep into the complex world of HRT for women with these four leading experts, debating the nuances of different estrogen types and their roles in the body. We discuss the pros and cons of estradiol-only treatments versus combined approaches with estriol, and the importance of maintaining natural hormone rhythms. We’ll help you understand how specialized hormone ratios might offer protective benefits, and check out pioneering studies that have shaped modern hormone...

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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to Quick Hits: Blasts from The Past. Join Karen as she explores her podcast archives, offering you short, impactful excerpts from standout episodes. In just 15 minutes, you’ll experience the essence of past conversations, packed with valuable insights and memorable moments from our guests. If you want to dive deeper, you’ll find links to the full episodes in the show notes below. Josh and Jeanne Rubin are the founders of EastWest Healing. Josh and Jeanne have taken the concept of “food as medicine” to a whole new level. As pioneers in the area of restoring metabolic health,...

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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

It’s time for another Q&A episode. I’m answering listener questions about bioidentical HRT, the risks associated with oral estrogens, and so much more. Additionally, we'll discuss the Mirena IUD's impact on hormone levels, address concerns about loose skin after weight loss, and weigh the pros and cons of different HRT methods for women experiencing premature ovarian deficiency. I’ll also provide my insight on the role of diet, thyroid function, and even probiotics in managing HRT side effects. In this episode: Why some women experience quick benefits from bioidentical HRT, while...

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Transforming Metabolic Health and Detoxification with Sulforaphane and Berberine with David Roberts show art Transforming Metabolic Health and Detoxification with Sulforaphane and Berberine with David Roberts

The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

David Roberts holds a MPH from Johns Hopkins, a Masters in BME from the UVA, and a Bachelors in EE and BME from Duke. David has more than 20 years of public health experience on three continents. In 2014 David cofounded the gut supplement, RESTORE now Ion.   We’re welcoming David on this episode to discuss midlife wellness, focusing on how managing blood sugar and detoxification can significantly impact women navigating menopause. He examines the benefits of berberine and sulforaphane, two powerful supplements that support hormone balance and detoxification. We explore his wife’s...

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Dr. Kyle Gillett enjoys providing holistic individualized care to his patients. His practice includes preventative medicine, aesthetics, sports medicine, hormone optimization, obstetrics and infertility, integrative medicine, and precision medicine including genomics. He believes that each human is a unique creation that requires attention to their body, mind, and soul. He uses shared decision-making and an evidence-based approach. He firmly believes “food is medicine” and “exercise is medicine”. Dr. Gillett describes the “7 pillars of health”: exercise, diet, sleep, stress,...

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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to Quick Hits: Blasts from The Past. Join Karen as she explores her podcast archives, offering you short, impactful excerpts from standout episodes. In just 15 minutes, you’ll experience the essence of past conversations, packed with valuable insights and memorable moments from our guests. If you want to dive deeper, you’ll find links to the full episodes in the show notes below. When Dr. Mache Seibel’s wife had surgery that threw her into early menopause only months after a study incorrectly reported that estrogen caused breast cancer, her doctors were reluctant to treat her...

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Today’s I’m getting into the often overlooked and misunderstood topic of midlife sexuality, particularly focusing on our libido and sexual function. I explore the hormonal changes that impact sex drive during menopause and perimenopause, providing advice for enhancing intimacy and connection. I’ll also address common sexual challenges like decreased libido and vaginal dryness, and discuss potential solutions such as hormone replacement therapy, supplements, and medications. In this episode: How understanding natural rhythms can transform midlife sexual wellbeing. Why open communication...

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Christopher Shade, PhD, founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific, continues to be the driving force of development and innovation. Dr. Shade’s vast depth and breadth of knowledge, passion for healing, and intuitive understanding of chemistry and biology are reflected in Quicksilver Scientific’s well-designed detoxification protocols, unique supplement delivery systems, and patented mercury speciation test.

 

Dr. Shade is a recognized expert on mercury and liposomal delivery systems. He has lectured and trained doctors in the U.S. and internationally on the subject of mercury, heavy metals, and the human detoxification system. Dr. Shade's current focus is on the development of cutting-edge, lipid-based delivery systems for nutraceuticals, such as liposomes and micro-emulsion systems, to address the growing need of high quality, affordable detoxification solutions.

 

We’ll talk with Dr. Shade in this episode about his revolutionary work with nanoparticle-based hormone formulations and how they've transformed the landscape of hormonal health. Dr. Shade also explains the delicate relationship between hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, and the body's detox pathways. We hear about the dangers of heavy metals such as mercury and cadmium on health, critiquing traditional heavy metal chelation methods and exploring more effective modern protocols.

 

In this episode:

  • How Dr. Chris Shade's personal experience of seeing women with perimenopause influenced his focus on hormone therapy.
  • Why nanoparticle-based hormone formulations revolutionize hormonal health and detoxification.
  • Why nanoparticle delivery systems offer smoother detoxification and fewer side effects.
  • How progesterone's effects on GABA receptors can promote calmness and relaxation.
  • Why heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, and arsenic impact anxiety, fatigue, and thyroid function.
  • How traditional chelation methods compare to modern protocols like EDTA and glutathione.
  • Why ongoing detox efforts are crucial, especially for conditions like Lyme disease and insulin resistance.
  • How high doses of lipoic acid can disrupt metal balance and glutathione levels.
  • Why Dr. Shade dislikes Andy Cutler's chelation protocol and its impact on patients.
  • How substances like cilantro and chlorella vary in effectiveness for natural chelation.
  • What role heavy metals in vaccines may play in the development of autism.
  • Why administering vaccines individually and during good health is important.
  • Why hormone optimization is vital before starting detox treatments.
  • How heavy metals like lead and cadmium can contribute to insulin resistance and hormone dysfunction.
  • How environmental toxins and xenoestrogens may be linked to the rise of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

 

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