Category: Hormones

Assessing Progesterone with DUTCH

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc. In July of 2017, we had an excellent post from Dr. Schroeder about why we test cycling women within days 19-22 of their cycle. As many practitioners know, the mid-luteal phase is the best time to assess progesterone, a very important hormone marker for overall cycle health. Progesterone is only… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

January Webinar Recording: Pellet Hormone Therapy – a Primer for Clinicians

Webinar Recording: Pellet Hormone Therapy – a Primer for Clinicians James Mirabile, MD, FACOG, Medical Director at SottoPelle, presents an hour-long webinar on pellet hormone therapy basics and how it can revitalize your practice. Listen to/watch the recording below and download the slides by clicking here! Topics Covered: General questions to help identify HRT candidates… Read More »

Guide for Interpreting Testing Levels for Hormone Contraceptive Users

Posted Dr. Sherry LaBeck – Republished with permission from ZRT Laboratory Interpretation of hormone testing using saliva, dried blood spot, or serum can be tricky when women are using oral, patch, or other hormonal contraception methods. The types of hormones in these contraceptives are synthetic, and although they may be close to the molecular structure of our body’s own… Read More »

Menopause, Hormones and Heart Health

Written by SottoPelle Recent studies show that women are experiencing menopause at much earlier ages than expected. By age 40, most women are totally depleted of normal levels of estrogen and have lost nearly all their progesterone and more than half of their testosterone. The average woman can expect her periods to stop when she… Read More »

PODCAST: BHRT & Brain Function

by Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARM, FIACP  Sex hormones—particularly estrogen—have complex effects on the CNS. Changes during menopause can cause or contribute to dysfunction in numerous brain functions including sleep, mood and cognitive performance.  In this podcast, Jim Paoletti explains how estrogen and testosterone replacement therapy supports healthy cognitive function and mood, including the prevention of Alzheimer’s… Read More »

Pellet Implant Testosterone for Women – The Medical Studies

By Paul Savage, MD, FAARM, ABAARM – Founder and Chief Medical Officer | Power2Practice What are hormone pellets? There are many medical studies coming out about the use of topical testosterone in women. In this post, I would like to provide a run-down of the current medical research on a different and superior method of delivering testosterone: pellet implantation.… Read More »