Category: Doc Talk – Expert Doctors View

Emotional Stress and Your Patients’ Gut Health

By James Wilson, DC, ND, PhD Today’s society seems ever-focused on the high—high tech, high speed, and high stress, that is. Stress permeates all areas of life: job (or frustration with unemployment), finances, family, daily commute, even sleep. All of these areas affect your patients’ emotional state, which directly affects their gut and digestive system… Read More »

Urine Testing to Monitor Transdermal Estrogen Creams or Gels

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc.  In this blog, you will see the data that has led us to the following conclusions about monitoring transdermal estrogen: Serum and urine (DUTCH) testing can be used to monitor transdermal creams and gels. Clinical parameters tested in the research (bone loss, vasomotor symptoms, FSH suppression) parallel… Read More »

June Webinar: Building a Successful Hormone Testing Program

Webinar Recording: Building a Successful Hormone Testing Program with a Practice Management System Listen as Dr. Alison McAllister and Dan McElwain of Power2Practice discuss how to efficiently manage hormone testing within your practice, utilizing practice management software like Power2Practice. During this webinar, you will learn how to: Identify patients and choose the right hormone test Receive… Read More »

Diurnal Fluctuations in Norepinephrine & Epinephrine

Posted by Dr. Kate Placzek – Republished with permission from ZRT Laboratory Stress has become a synonymous, integral even, accompaniment of life in our fast-paced world. Generally regarded as “distress,” our bodies struggle to re-establish physiological integrity at certain times, such as after working long hours, or when we have insufficient exercise, sleep and nutrition. Driven by… Read More »

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 »