Estrogen is something so many doctors are taught to fear, and women are suffering because of it. How does estrogen affect the minds and bodies of women, and what happens when they are deficient? What are the 4 generations of HRT, and where does each go wrong? What are some of the biggest mistakes being made in the use of estrogen? On this episode, I talk to researcher, and founder of Moxie Menopause, Marie Hoag, about the biggest fallacies around estrogen and how to help women live better lives through optimization.
Estrogen dictates how all the other hormones are going to function in the body for women. -Marie Hoag
At the start of the show, Marie shared how she got started, her own experience and how patients can know if they are getting optimized at all when they work with a doctor. Next she shared on the generations of HRT and their impact on women’s bodies. We also talked about why pellets are so terrible, “anybody who is actually practicing evidence-based medicine in the hormonal optimization space knows that pellets are a farce.” We also went onto discuss why so many diets are fallacies and how they affect estrogen-deficient women.
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Estrogen is to women what testosterone is to men. It is vital for the functioning of all hormones in the body. It solves a multitude of health concerns including mood disorders, but again many fallacies and misconceptions keep it from being used correctly or being used at all. If estrogen is not being administered in a manner that mimics the body’s own production you risk obliterating receptors and doing more harm. Doctors have to make sure patients get on some good, advanced HRT so they can actually properly detoxify estrogen out of the system and eliminate estrogen dominance. If they are still being taught that estrogen is bad, we won’t get to the advanced stages that will save women.
Marie is a Clinical Hormone coach, Menopause and Hormone Medical Practice Consultant, Educator, and HRT Patient Coach. She is the founder of Menopause Moxie. Go to https://menopausemoxie.com/ for more information.
The number of people in their 30s walking around with osteoporosis and osteopenia is staggering. Why is this issue so largely overlooked? How can people start improving their musculoskeletal systems and bone density? Why is the insurance system within medicine a waste of time and a hamster wheel? On this episode, I am joined by Dr Jim Meehan, Dr Rob Kominiarek, Dr. John Crisler and Dr. Sean Breen continue with our biological systems series, tackling the musculoskeletal system today.
Geroprotection is a better term to use instead of anti-aging. You can protect yourself from the effects of aging, but you can’t stop it.
The strength of our musculoskeletal system is dependent on microfractures, micro-tears and repairs and this is why movement and resistance training are so necessary.
Medical boards have almost unlimited power. They are the end all be all with no supervision and oversight. That’s a huge part of the problem.
At the start of the show, we talked about the issues with the sick care model and the doctors who are getting taken down by the medical board for trying to step out of the system. We also talked about why you just can’t make a difference in the sick care model and if there’s anything we can do to help fellow physicians. We also talked about how to improve bone health through lifestyle changes.
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People are constantly trying to look for shortcuts to solve issues that can easily get fixed by simple lifestyle changes. When it comes to bone health, every conversation about the musculoskeletal system has to start with getting off the couch, moving and being active. Following from that, we have to cut out sugar and alcohol. All these things will affect the strengths of our musculoskeletal, and make more of a difference than any drug can.
Too many people remain in the dark— unoptimized, miserable, and in denial because they don’t do the internal work to overcome their demons. Why is swallowing the ego the first step to solving our internal problems? Can we address the lack of strong masculine figures in our society? How is our society rapidly getting weakened? On this episode, Marcus Torgerson is back to talk about the importance of optimization and doing the internal work, as well as the worsening crisis in masculinity.
History has shown that the easiest people to collect are the weakest minded. -Marcus Torgerson
At the start of the show Marcus shared how he’s managing after an injury, and he talked about the nightmare of trying to find an optimization doctor. Next, we discussed why optimization is so important and who is to blame for the crisis young men are facing.
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When we feel broken or defeated internally, it directly affects our physicality and mentality. No amount of money or looking good on the surface will fulfill us if we don’t really love or trust ourselves. There is a targeted attack aimed at men to make them docile, weak-minded and easy to control. Optimization is our means of fighting back and reclaiming our power.
Marcus is the Owner and Lead Instructor at IKMF Krav Maga. He is certified in teaching Civilians, Women, Children, Law Enforcement, Executive Protection, and Technical Shooting. Go to https://www.kravmagafortworthtx.com/ for more information.
To get in touch DM him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marcustorgerson/?hl=en.
For patients who have experienced cardiovascular issues, special attention must be paid when it comes to optimization. Why is good dental care so critical for treating these patients? Is a super micro dose of a statin a responsible therapy for an optimized person? How do our physicians treat them to maintain their health? On this episode, Dr. Crisler, Dr. Meehan, Dr. Kominiarek, and Dr. Nichols and I discuss optimization of cardiovascular and circulatory health.
At the start of the show, we talked about a recent story about an optimization doctor who is in trouble after a patient’s death, even though the real cause was opioid therapy. The doctors then shared how they manage a cardiovascular patient, the types of supplements they use and the foods they recommend. We also talked about the importance of good dental care.
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Diet and lifestyle have to really be dialed in for a patient with any circulatory issues. That means eating vegetables and meat with low fat and sourcing food that is as organic or locally grown as possible. It’s also very important to get your vitamin D up, either naturally or through supplementation. Good dental care is very important because the overload of plaque can cause a coronary event.
Most people think body fat is just an aesthetic thing, but its effects on our health are very real and very dangerous. Why is testosterone optimization such a great way to combat body fat? What are the other factors that contribute to the overall health of a patient? How can patients with erectile dysfunction get help, and how does addressing it improve their relationships? On this episode, I talk with Dr. Breen about why TOT is such a game changer and how it can benefit relationships in addition to physical health.
The more fat you have on your body, the more inflamed you are. It's a fertilizer for all disease in the body. -Dr. Sean Breen
At the start of the show, Dr. Sean shared how he got started and gave his own experience with testosterone optimization. We talked about how fat cells are extremely inflammatory, and how testosterone helps with this. Dr. Sean also shared on some of the ways he helps men with erectile dysfunction.
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Dr. Sean Breen believes there’s no bigger game changer and problem solver for men’s health than testosterone. For a guys who are eating clean, controlling stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep, hormone optimization will completely transform their lives. It will also impact their happiness and the level of intimacy in their marriages. Optimization also has a huge impact on body composition, which doesn’t just improve how you look— it also reduces your risk of inflammation. If you team up with a physician who is evidence-based, knows their stuff, and is dedicated to their patient-care, the benefits are endless.
Dr. Breen is an Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine Specialist.
During his 9-year career as a Navy medical officer, he spent 4 years as a battalion surgeon with 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California. Following his decorated military career, Dr. Breen shifted his focus to preventative medicine. Dr. Breen is the founder and medical director for Dr. Sean Breen, PC. His clinic is the premier medical clinic in preventative, functional and regenerative medicine in Southern California. His goal is to restore optimal health and prevent disease before it becomes symptomatic. He has developed an annual health plan that walks patients step-by-step through the healing process over an entire year. Go to http://www.doctorbreen.com/ for more information.
Most women are taught to avoid weightlifting out of fear of bulking up. However, this is a huge missed opportunity, and even a danger to their health. Why is weightlifting important from an age management perspective? What is the surprising truth about the use of testosterone in the treatment of breast cancer? On this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Mickey Barber for an awesome, in-depth conversation about some of the frontline treatments and methods that keep her patients looking and feeling great.
If you’re not doing weight training, you’re going to waste away and the muscle will be replaced with fat. -Dr. Mickey Barber
At the start of the show, Dr. Mickey shared how she got started, the health challenges she faced, and how that led her down the path of optimization. We also discussed the importance of building muscle for women, and why medicine is 40% science and 60% art and intuition. Dr. Mickey also talked about different peptides and the varying benefits they have.
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It’s natural for us to lose bone density and muscle as we get older. When we lift weights, we’re tearing the muscle down and building it back up through nutrition and supplements providing protein and amino acids. Without this, we would simply shrivel away. Until our evolution catches up with our lifespan, we have to do something about it and consistent weight training is the way. Optimizing hormones also helps, but it can’t be in isolation. Lifestyle is still important, so we also have to also prioritize sleep, fitness and nutrition.
Dr. Mickey is the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer at Better Life Carolinas. She offers an integrative approach to age management medicine while providing the patient with an assessment of hormonal balance and overall health and disease risk. Her philosophy for successful aging includes maintaining energy, health, and sexual vigor through shared responsibility of the patient-doctor team. Dr. Barber not only teaches her patients about hormonal balance but practices such balance herself. She has competed in Masters level figure competitions at the age of 48 placing second and ten years later competing to a standing ovation. Given a strong family history of heart disease and cancer, she takes her health very seriously and is a living example of the benefits of the program. Go to https://betterlifecarolinas.com/ for more information.
Even with today’s unprecedented access to information, there are still a lot of misconceptions around nutrition and fitness. How is mineral and vitamin deficiency affecting our health? How can we change our mindset and habits for better health? How has social media influenced perception of weightlifting? On this episode, I’m joined by former Mr. Universe and owner of the best gym in Asia, Bart Van der Molen, as he shares insights on nutrition, fitness, and bodybuilding.
At the start of the show, Bart shared he got started and how Muscle Factory was born. He also talked about the rules of his gym and how they are different from others. We discussed how Instagram has driven the shift in how certain workouts are viewed. We also talked about some of the health issues obese people have and why food is so addictive to them.
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If we were to prioritize giving people the minerals they need, we’d solve many health problems. We shouldn’t be making being unhealthy a socially acceptable thing because it doesn’t alleviate the danger people are putting themselves in. Ultimately, we have to change not only the habits of these people, but their mindset and psychology.
Bart is the founder and owner of Muscle Factory Gym in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a former Mr. Universe. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/musclefactorybkk/posts/ for more information.