As a consumer/patient (not as a physician), one of my first big realizations as I went through my own personal transformation was the tremendous differences there are in doctors. In the quality of care and education that they possess. That was the major mantra in forming BodyLogicMD – working with the most highly trained, AMA board certified physicians. This training requires our physicians to devote several hundreds of hours in additional training (all at their expense which is extensive) to understand and apply the most effective methods of treating the symptoms associated with menopause and andropause. To help their patients feel better. We have thousands of patients that would agree. As well, President Obama will address this very same topic on Monday.
Hormonal imbalances contribute to the risk of stroke, heart attack and even breast cancer and when used properly, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can reduce this risk. Critics argue that the safety of bioidentical hormones should be confirmed by the FDA, and in fact the FDA has approved over 20 natural bioidentical hormone products including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Dr. Phil’s better half, Robin McGraw talked on the “The Doctors” this past Monday. She explained how starting menopause was the biggest shift in her life. Her doctor at the time told her that Life as she knew it was over. That was not acceptable to Robin, so she decided to learn everything she could … Continued
I know that there is a middle ground in the bioidentical hormone debate. Suzanne Somers is on one side of the debate. I would welcome another show with Dr. Streicher, Dr. Northrup and a few doctors who use the lower dose regimens and combinations of pharmaceutical and compounded prescriptions. Many of the physicians trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and the Institute of Functional Medicine practice in a more conservative manner than what was described on Oprah’s shows. Overall, I love the conversation and the fact that there are so many points of view. It gives everyone a chance to ask questions and learn more for themselves.