As many people are becoming more aware of what they can do to maintain their overall health, a recent article in the NY Times addressed a topic that’s quickly gaining popularity: testosterone therapy in men. As an integrative medicine and hormone specialist, I have studied hormone therapy and incorporate hormone balancing when working with patients to optimize their health.
I thank Dr. Pauline Chen for her article in The NY Times. It is very important to raise awareness about this issue. Even as medical technology progresses, we are becoming a much more unhealthy society, and I strongly believe that declining nutrition has a lot do with this. Yet many medical schools do not effectively teach about nutrition. Most physicians do not have adequate knowledge about nutrition and are unable to counsel their patients on the subject.
As a physician practicing Integrative Holistic Internal Medicine, I spend close to 45 minutes of the 90 minutes allotted for my initial consults simply explaining optimal nutrition. I debunk fallacies such as the need to eat 5-9 servings of grain per day and that “a calorie is a calorie.” I put my patients on a Paleolithic diet that replicates the foods we evolved to eat.
Below Orlando Bioidentical Hormones Expert Dr. Jennifer Landa shares her opinion on the NY Times article “The Estrogen Dilemma” published April 12, 2010. This article highlights one of the quandaries for women of our time. The news about estrogen has been very confusing. Until ‘02 before the WHI was prematurely halted we were told that … Continued
A recent article in the NY Times follows the “Vigor Quest” of baby boomer, John Bellizzi (51), retracing his journey through the male menopause known as andropause and discussing how integrative and functional medicine helped him get his edge back and regain control of his health.