Category: Doc Talk – Expert Doctors View

Does She/He Really Need Thyroid Replacement Therapy?

by Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARM, FIACP When symptoms of hypothyroidism exist, there are many cases where the cause of the problem is not lack of thyroid hormone being produced from the thyroid gland. Before initiation of Thyroid Replacement Therapy (ThRT), it is very important to determine if the gland has the capacity to produce optimal thyroid… Read More »

The Epidemic of Breast Cancer and Thyroid Disorders: The Common Link

Written by Dr. David Brownstein A recent study found higher levels of free T3 (a thyroid hormone) as well as thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies in patients with breast cancer when compared to healthy controls. (1) Nearly one in seven (14%) U.S. women have breast cancer. Thyroid disorders are the most common endocrine disorder present in the… Read More »

Melatonin: More Than Just a Sleep Hormone

Posted by Dr. Allison Smith – Republished with permission from ZRT Laboratory I’ve been up to my elbows in melatonin research for a week now. I always felt like I had a pretty good working knowledge of where melatonin came from in the body, roughly how it was synthesized, the signals that propagate its production, and where… Read More »

[Case Study] 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Sending Prescriptions

Written by Fullscript You’re busy. We get it, but when it comes to your patients, it’s worth taking the time to get it right. Creating a personalized treatment plan can be a bit more time-consuming than a self-serve model, so is it worth it? We’ve done a little digging and found some stats that show how… Read More »

Birth Control Pills and IUDs Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Written by Dr. David Brownstein For many years, I have been counselling my patients not to use birth control pills as a form of contraception. My reasoning was that there were too many adverse effects with oral contraceptives and there were safe and effective alternatives that were not associated with serious adverse effects. In the… Read More »

Skin Deep Look At Hormones

Written by Michelle Violi, PharmD – Women’s International Pharmacy There is no doubt that hormones affect the skin, but do different hormones affect the skin differently? Let’s take a closer look. Estrogen Estrogen appears to affect the skin and its appearance in a number of ways: It supports collagen production, it maintains skin moisture by… Read More »

March Webinar Recording: Ozone Therapy

Webinar Recording: Ozone Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Oxygen to Heal your Patients David Brownstein, MD, presents an hour-long webinar, discussing how ozone therapy can stimulate energy production and ATP formation to be used as a treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Listen to/watch the recording below! Topics Covered: The fundamentals of ozone… Read More »

Herbal Remedies for Sleep Disturbances & the Nervous System

Posted Dr. Sherry LaBeck – Republished with permission from ZRT Laboratory O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? William Shakespeare, Henry IV A good night’s sleep is important to health. During sleep the body… Read More »

Ozone Therapy Dramatically Improves Arthritic Joint

Written by Dr. David Brownstein Mary is a 48-year-old patient suffering with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis. I have seen Mary for many years before she moved out of state and then, I began to see her infrequently. It had been a few years since I had last seen her but she came to… Read More »

February Webinar Recording: How To Grow Vitamin Sales In Your Practice

Webinar Recording: How To Grow Vitamin Sales In Your Practice Pamela W. Smith, M.D., MPH, MS, presents an hour-long webinar, sharing her extensive experience on how to best use nutritional supplements to better your patient outcomes and increase your practice’s bottom line. Listen to/watch the recording below and download the slides by clicking here. Topics Covered:… Read More »

Clinical Application and Dangers of High Dose Biotin

Written by Pharmacy Solutions Summary High-dose biotin treatment can cause insidiously misleading laboratory results by fully mimicking the typical laboratory pattern of Graves’ diseaseand sometimes persisting for several days after biotin application [13] A Somewhat Bizarre Case of Graves Disease Due to Vitamin Treatment [14] A Single 10 mg Oral Dose of Biotin Interferes with… Read More »

How Can Periomenopause Cause Unexplained Anxiety and Feelings of Doom?

Written by SottoPelle What’s going on with the hormones of periomenopause that may cause anxiety in a woman? The late Dr. Gino Tutera, B/GYN and specialist in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, believed that “these feelings are primarily due to lack of testosterone.” Periomenopause Can Cause Anxiety Yes, younger women naturally product the “male hormone” testosterone,… Read More »