#14: The Missing Piece In Your Osteoporosis Puzzle? Adrenals, Hormones, Estrogen, Progesterone, DHEA Explained. Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health, Cortisol. Interview w/ Marcelle Pick NP
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In this interview with Marcelle Pick OB/GYN NP FMP, we discuss the impact of hormones & adrenals on our health, our bones, and osteoporosis, and steps we can take to improve.
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2:09 - Who is Marcelle Pick?
5:02 - Women’s hormones and how they influence the body and the bones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA).
7:05 - Cortisol effects on our hormones, digestion, bones, gut health, thyroid, and more.
10:04 - Seeing more younger women go into early menopause (40-50)
11:54 - Hormones during and after menopause (lower estrogen, progesterone, DHEA)
13:32 - Hormone replacement therapy and the 2001 Women’s Health Initiative Study
15:13 - Hormones do help bones.
16:30 - “Anyone that’s menopausal is going to have their hormones tanked”...where to start if you’re there.
19:56 - Marcelle’s thoughts on Bio-Identical Hormones (she uses patches often, they’re covered by insurance).
21:09 - Progestogens vs. Progresterone… an important difference between the two (your body doesn’t have an affinity for progrestogen).
22:33 - The studies show .05 and as low as .0375 of the patch is what helps with bone health.
23:57 - In what situations does Marcelle advise against someone going on hormone replacement therapy (breast cancer, blood clots)
24:43 - Best time to go on hormone replacement therapy is at menopause or within a few years of menopause.
26:05 - What you can expect after stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy
27:42 - What are our adrenal glands and how do they fit into our overall health?
30:22 - Thyroid and adrenal dysfunction. T4 looks fine and T3 looks fine but when Reverse T3 runs high it makes the T3 inactive.
34:35 - Why DHEA is one of Marcelle’s favorite hormones and how she uses it.
37:12 - DHEA can get converted to testosterone and can increase your estrogen (if you have breast tenderness or irritability it’s time to lower the dose)
37:47 - Supplements, herbs, adaptogens for adrenal health: ashwagandha, Siberian ginseng, cordyceps, Rhodiola.
41:11 - How hormone imbalance affects weight loss and weight gain
42:09 - Your microbiome and stress level affects your weight
46:00 - Where you can find Marcelle?
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