Are Hormones Good or Bad? When I first graduated from medical school back in the early 2000’s, I have to admit was thoroughly confused by whether hormone replacement therapy was good or bad, and I wasn't sure if I should recommend it. I also did not understand the differences between synthetic and bioidentical hormones. I thought they were basically all the same. Most people, even practitioners, are confused by hormone replacement therapy and don’t have a good understanding of the … [Read more...] about Confused About Hormone Replacement?
DHEA: For a Leaner Body and Longevity DHEA (dehyroepiandrosterone) is produced by the adrenal glands and is the most abundant steroid hormone in the body. It acts as a precursor to producing other steroid hormones (steroid just means it came from a sterol such as cholesterol) such as progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. At one time it was thought that DHEA’s function was just as a “mother hormone” on the pathway to producing other hormones, without any other specific actions of its own. … [Read more...] about DHEA For Leaner Body and Longevity
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is so unique in its manifestation with each person, so I always cringe when I try to give any kind of generalized recommendations about this disease! That said, there are certain foundational supplements that I will usually put every patient on who has been newly diagnosed Hashimoto’s, and that’s how I picked my Top 5 to write about today. Keep in mind it’s always best to test your levels first and seek the guidance of your practitioner to determine proper dosing, and to … [Read more...] about Top 5 Supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Check out Dr Maturo's appearance on Good Morning Arizona 3TV this morning, talking about thyroid disease with celeb Gena Lee Nolin!! Click on the link below to watch the video. Posted by Maturo Medical Weight and Wellness on Thursday, 12 November 2015 … [Read more...] about Dr Maturo on 3TV talking about Thyroid disease and Hypothyroidism
In today’s society, most women begin to experience the effects of perimenopause or menopause over the age of 40 (and some women over age 30). As a direct result of this, they may start experiencing one or several classic symptoms of aging: Decrease in energy Weight gain Low sex drive Hair loss Depression Insomnia Mood swings Inability to focus Memory loss Fatigue The hormonal decline that takes place during this stage of life leads many women to seek relief, but some live in fear of … [Read more...] about Bioidentical Hormone Treatment: More Pros Than Cons
Hashimoto’s disease is one of a group of diseases known as autoimmune disorders. An autoimmune disorder occurs when, instead of protecting itself, the body’s immune system actually starts to attack the body’s own organs. In the case of Hashimoto’s the body attacks the thyroid gland. This causes white blood cells to accumulate inside the thyroid gland and eventually they begin to prevent the thyroid from producing hormones that are essential for proper bodily functions. For this reason, dealing … [Read more...] about Hashimoto’s Disease
If you haven’t heard of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) it wouldn’t be surprising. It is important and yet overlooked. It is considered the Mother of All Hormones due to its ability to convert into estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Apart from being a hormone precursor it also enhances your immune system. It had been disregarded for many years because doctors didn’t know its purpose – many called it a ‘slacker’ hormone. Now, we know DHEA is an important part of our health. It has been … [Read more...] about DHEA – Mother of All Hormones
If you have recently undergone a full hysterectomy, it is most likely your physician has told you to avoid taking Progesterone, that it is a ‘uterine’ hormone and could cause breast cancer. Here is the thing, all progesterone’s are not alike. When doctors speak of progesterone they are often referring to the synthetically designed form called Provera. Provera is not progesterone and is even biologically different than progesterone. Provera has a history of being harmful to women and should not … [Read more...] about Progesterone After A Hysterectomy