Do you feel like a hot hormonal mess ?
You are not alone. Many of us are told we are healthy but don t feel great. You feel tired, your sex drive has disappeared and you are frustrated with your weight, despite a healthy diet and exercise. At night you are exhausted, but your sleep quality is poor from waking up throughout the night.
Needless to say, you re irritable and your patience is short, which makes you feel guilty for overreacting. It is not your fault! These are all signs of hormone-imbalances.
Our hormones can affect our mood, weight, energy, sleep, libido, memory, hair, skin and even promote disease if they are out of balance.
Dr. Robert Maki and Dr. Valorie Davidson are Naturopathic Physicians and graduates of Bastyr University. They specialize in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), Functional Medicine and are the co-hosts of The Progress Your Health Podcast.
This podcast is intended to educate listeners about hormonal conditions, such as hypothyroid, Hashimoto s, adrenal fatigue, PMS, PCOS, perimenopause, menopause and low testosterone to name a few.
The Progress Your Health Podcast will focus on cutting edge information and therapies to help you lose weight, balance hormones and age gracefully. It is Dr. Maki and Dr. Davidson s mission to motivate, educate and empower you to take your health to the next level.
Can BHRT Cause Weight Gain? | PYHP 105
Mary’s Question: I am 58 years old and lost my thyroid to cancer eight years ago. I am finding it impossible to lose weight and have thinning hair near my hairline and no eyebrows. I started Bi-est cream, 50/50 ratio, 2.5 milligrams; progesterone, a 175 milligrams; and testosterone, 1 mg. About a year ago, it [...]
Where Do I Apply Testosterone Cream As A Woman? | PYHP 104
Monica’s Question: Hi, I have been prescribed testosterone cream and I have been advised to apply it to my inner thigh. I was wondering, in doing so, will this reverse the results of my laser hair removal on my bikini line? As per you stated that someone had a similar experience to this. Should I [...]
Can Estriol Cream Cause Constipation? | PYHP 103
Mary’s Question: Hi. I just started estriol cream a couple of weeks ago. I am fifty-three years old and have been told I have PCOS for the past twenty years with a history of absent periods, heavy facial hair growth, and moodiness, and PMS. I have managed my PCOS through diet change, supplementation, and exercise. [...]
Can You Put Estriol Cream On Your Face? | PYHP 102
Allison’s Question: I have opened a hormone wellness practice and came across your blog. You mentioned the application of estrogen cream to the face, neck, and chest to improve skin health. From what I found, it appears that .3% Estriol and .01% Estradiol is typically used. Do you recommend a once-daily application? Can this same [...]
Can I Take Progesterone All Month? PYHP 101
Question: Hello. I am forty-five, perimenopausal diagnosed by blood work. I have my uterus and I am taking 200 milligrams of bioidentical progesterone each night orally by capsule. I do not take anything else for hormone balance other than evening primrose oil and some adrenal support. Neither of these is new to my regimen. What [...]
What is a Common Biest Starting Dose? | PYHP 100
Alexis Question: Hi there, this forum is fabulous. Thank you. I am so confused with dosing. How much is one gram of Biet in mL – milliliters. So confusing. I use a one mL syringe. One mL is a lot of cream. It is an eighty-twenty ratio and I will split the dose. Reading that [...]
Dr. Maki and Dr. Davidson have a great approach to helping their listeners all they need to know about getting healthy the natural way. Highly recommend you take a listen!
Dr's who get it and get me!
I have struggled with my weight my entire life and these two doctors get it! Finally someone who understands there is more to the story than just eat less and exercise more! Been there, done that year after year and achieved a few pounds weigh loss despite heavy caloric restriction & frequent exercise. Uuuugggh! The hormones were the missing link and everyBODY is different. Thanks for the insight in clear, concise & enjoyable podcasts and to Dr. D for figuring out my adrenals and thyroid were playing a role. You are a blessing and you both care so much about helping patients its appreciated.
Thank you so very much for your podcasts information! I have shared this website to everyone that I know, Truley Blessed to have been recommended to see Dr Valorie for thyroid and hormone problems. wow what a differnce she has made in my life over the past 2 yrs that I have seen her . New begingins new life! I highly recommend Dr Valorie to everyone that I know. !