Shawn Tassone, MD, PhD

EP 18: The Pitfalls of Hormone Pellets: The Bad, The Worst, and The Ugly

I can’t bring myself emotionally, spiritually, psychologically, or physically to use hormone pellets with my patients. Hormone pellets are tiny pellets containing hormones and medications inserted under your skin and replaced every three to six months. They’ve been around for decades, but recently they’ve gained popularity, and they’re now being inserted by Nurse Practitioners, plastic …

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Confessions of a male

EP 17: Penises, Prostates, and PHAT Syndrome: Confessions of a Men’s Health Provider with Dr. Jerry Bailey

You can’t biohack your way out of your symptoms; you have to address the root cause. Where many testosterone clinics are quick to identify low testosterone and start testosterone therapy, it’s often a sign of many deeper issues This is where poly-hormonal adrenal testosterone (PHAT) syndrome comes in. PHAT syndrome presents with a host of …

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EP 15: Thyroid, Adrenals, and Metabolism OH MY! with Dr. Alan Christianson

Hormone replacement is not usually life or death, except in the cases of the thyroid and adrenals. Thyroid disease has tripled in the last few decades and thyroid medication is consistently among the top three most prescribed medicines in the world. At the same time, many women find themselves with adrenal insufficiency due to a …

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EP 14: A Tale Of Two Thyroids: Testing and Treatment of Hypo and Hyperthyroidism

Thyroid hormones are critical to our survival. Unfortunately, thyroid disease is very common, and women are around five to eight times more likely to be diagnosed with a thyroid condition than a man. In my practice, I see many women who have either been diagnosed with thyroid disease or who have subclinical thyroid disease, where …

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EP 13: Essentially You: Essential Oils and Womens Health

“This ain’t your Mama’s menopause. You get to define what it looks like moving forward.” – Dr. Mariza Snyder During perimenopause, it can feel like everything is falling apart. Your body is changing, sex hormones are declining, and ovarian function shifts towards retirement mode. But the more metabolically flexible you are heading into menopause and …

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EP 11: Breast Implant Illness with Anthony Youn, MD

We live in an exciting time in cosmetic medicine, where so many options are available that don’t require going under the knife. Traditional plastic surgery training taught Dr. Anthony Youn that the bigger the operation, the better. This idea was reinforced throughout medical school and residency and stayed with Tony as he built his practice. …

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EP 10: Estradiol, Estrone, and Estriol – OH MY: Estrogen 101

Estrogen is probably the most misunderstood hormone. The demonization of estrogen by the Women’s Health Initiative has done a disservice to women’s health and caused a lot of fear. Between the patients who don’t want to take it and the doctors who refuse to prescribe it, many women are missing out on estrogen’s protective effects …

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EP 9: Maca, Julva for the Vulva, and MenuPause with Dr. Anna Cabeca

The medical community is often critical of new ideas. Yet, if we don’t evolve as providers, we’re doing our patients a disservice. As someone who’s been at the forefront of women’s health throughout her career, Dr. Anna Cabeca never let the naysayers deter her. Back in her first practice in a small town in Georgia, …

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