EP 28: PCOS: The Devil Inside with Angela Grassi

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EP 27: Do It For Your Heart: Heart Disease Prevention with Dr. Joel Kahn

“If it’s made in a factory, skip it. If it’s made in nature, eat it.” – Dr. Joel Kahn Diet has become a controversial topic, and people quickly turn confrontational. From the carnivore diet to keto to veganism, chances are that talking publicly about what you eat will be met with opposition. So how can …

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EP 26: Hard To Kill with Dr. Jaime Seeman

“Those that don’t have time for wellness will eventually have to make time for illness.” – Dr. Jaime Seeman You should be the number one advocate for your health. Like I tell my patients, I can give you the tools, and I can give you ideas, but ultimately you’ve got to do it yourself. We …

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EP 25: Q+A with Dr. T: PCOS, Fibroids, Essure, Weight Loss, Hormones and Hysterectomy

Every Saturday for the past year, I’ve been doing “ask me a question” on my Instagram (@ShawnTassoneMD). Over time, I’ve noticed specific questions and themes that come up over and over. Now, I’m bringing them to the podcast! Starting with today’s episode, I’m going to create some Q&A episodes where I hit some of the …

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EP 24: Hemp Your Hormones with Hemplily

“Consider natural alternatives; your body wants to heal.” – Terri Long For years Terri Long suffered from chronic pain and fatigue that left her struggling to function in everyday life. She bounced from doctor to doctor before finally being given a fibromyalgia diagnosis. But even with the medication she received, she still felt horrible. Eventually, …

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EP 19: Magic and Medicinal Mushrooms with Mason Taylor of SuperFeast

Medicinal mushrooms are a fantastic tool for mitigating risk and cultivating health. From Reishi to Tremella, Lion’s Mane, and beyond, the Western world is finally waking up to the magic and medicine of mushrooms. With that increasing popularity, more and more research is being conducted that confirms what ancient traditions have long known about the …

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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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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 16: Testosterone: The Hormone Of Desire And Life

Low testosterone in women is the plague of the 21st century. Testosterone is one of the most important parts of women’s hormone replacement. While most women feel their best with testosterone levels in the middle of the normal range, in my practice I see a lot of women with levels at the low end 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 12: Does Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?

How are we at a point where women are terrified of a hormone they’ve had in their bodies most of their lives? Many of us have heard horrible things about estrogen and its connection to breast cancer. A lot of this public aversion stems from a study that came out in the early 2000s called …

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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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EP 8: 10 Must-Have Supplements for Women

Which supplements do you recommend? Do they really work? How do you identify which brands are good quality? With so many supplement options available, it can be hard to sift through the noise and find the ones that make sense for you. Plus, just because something is natural doesn’t automatically mean it’s safe. For over …

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EP 7: The Betty Body with Dr. Stephanie Estima

Early in her clinical career, Dr. Stephanie Estima recognized through her patients that men and women required very different approaches to achieve successful outcomes. That realization led to Stephanie developing a standard of care uniquely focused on female health and wellbeing. Now, her mission is to inspire women globally to be the best versions of …

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EP 6: Knock Knock Who’s There? What Are Your Provider’s Credentials?

Many patients are choosing providers outside of the traditional medical system because of negative experiences with MDs. In a time where there are so many doctors, experts, and gurus to choose from, there’s no need to stay with a provider that is failing you. At the same time, figuring out who is well-positioned to help …

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EP 5: Hormones From Down Under with Nat Kringoudis

Nat never planned to treat women’s health. Coming out of her studies, she opened up her clinic and found herself inundated with women desperate for answers to the symptoms they were experiencing. After turning many women away, thinking she couldn’t help, she started to recognize a pattern of common symptoms in most of their cases. …

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EP 4: Working It With The Betty Rocker: Essure, Exercise, and Energy

All too often, it’s women who bear the brunt of medical device failures. A major example is Essure, which came on the market in 2002 as a female sterilization device. It was sold to physicians and patients as a non-surgical, FDA-approved option that could be inserted without much downtime. Sounds good, right? That’s what many …

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EP 3: Test Don’t Guess: Hormone Testing 101

Confession: You are being lied to about hormone testing and, in many cases, you’re either not being tested enough or being tested way too much. There are many “hormone experts” out there, and the information they share is often wildly contradictory. From providers who say hormone imbalance doesn’t exist to those who only want to …

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EP 2: Hormones 101 with Shawn Tassone MD PhD

Many women have a similar experience: you’re feeling like crap, but when you go to the doctor, you’re told everything is normal, and you’re fine. Understanding your hormones is a critical foundation for advocating for yourself and being empowered when it comes to your health. To start things off, this week is all about your …

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EP 1: Confessions of A Male Gynecologist

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Confessions of a Male Gynecologist, a cheeky-sounding name for an unconventional show. I’m Dr. Shawn Tassone, a board-certified OB-GYN who’s also board certified in integrative medicine. It’s an unusual combination, rooted in my recognition that I couldn’t help my patients as much as I wanted to through allopathic medicine …

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Is Your Hormone Provider An Expert?

In the world of social media, the internet, and having an abundance of ‘influencers’ it’s important to know if the person you’re trusting with your health is who they claim to be. When discussing women’s hormones women need experts! We need these women under the care of someone who is wanting to get to the …

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Essure Consultation Red Flags

You know that warm sense of relief you feel after walking into a doctor’s office to discuss your health concerns and you feel like the physician genuinely cared or understood your concern? How about when you told them you had Essure and you thought it was the cause of your chronic pelvic pain? I know …

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Essure Removal vs Essure Reversal: What Is the Difference?

You might be one of the millions of women around the world who was looking for a permanent birth control option, but didn’t want traditional abdominal sterilization, so you took a chance and had Essure placed. It sounded perfect for you at the time. You didn’t have to remember to take a pill, it was …

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A Holistic Approach To Chronic Pain

I often get asked in my clinic. “Dr. T I have chronic pain, but don’t want to take pain medication.” “Dr. T I am struggling with anxiety and migraines. Is there anything you recommend that is natural and actually works?” My answer is a resounding “YES!” I went out on a search and found a …

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Adrenals and Your Hormones

Adrenal glands are responsible for producing several hormones daily that are used throughout the body. When your adrenal glands become fatigued it can trigger other health problems starting with a hormone imbalance. Since your adrenals are so important to overall body function it’s common for adrenal fatigue to be noticeable in several areas of your …

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The Pitfalls of Pellets

Exhausted. Gaining weight. Suffering from Insomnia…. Anxious. Retaining water. Irregular periods and pelvic pain. What a joy it is to face another day. You’ve been to three doctors already and been told it’s all normal or “you’re just getting older.” You’ve even tried to convince yourself – maybe they’re right? But surely, there has to …

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Empathy and Your Hormones

Whole body health is something of extreme importance to me. Whether you believe it or not your mind, body, and spirit are all intertwined. Did you know that emotional and spiritual exhaustion have similar effects on the body? Because of this people who have an empath personality are more likely to experience negative health impacts. …

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Am I Crazy or Menopausal?

Are you menopausal? Perimenopausal? Or do you even know? This is part of the problem when it comes to menopause. There are many women that don’t know much about it at all, other than they’re dreading that time in their life, but it doesn’t have to be all bad! It’s a natural process of a …

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Best and Worst Sunscreen of 2019

Summer and sunshine go hand in hand! While there are health benefits to sun exposure such as being a source for Vitamin D, it can also be harmful if you are overexposed or not protected correctly putting you at risk for sunburn or skin cancer. But, did you know a recent study done by the …

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Walking Towards Better Health

We are full swing into the summer body craze where everyone is wanting to look their best! Have you recently picked up a new fitbit, apple watch, or other form of health tracker? It seems most of these fitness accessories automatically tell you that you should take roughly 10,000 steps a day to obtain optimal …

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The Dirtiest Fruits and Veggies of 2019

It’s officially Spring! There’s nothing better than a nice bowl of fruit while soaking in the sunshine… or is there? While you may feel like you’re making healthy choices by eating fruit as a snack, according to the new Dirty Dozen just released by EWG, you may reconsider. The top 5 on the Dirty Dozen …

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The 4 Benefits of HIIT Training

What is HIIT? HIIT is an abbreviation for High Intensity Interval Training and it is absolutely trending in the workout world. During my recent Instagram LIVE on diets and which one will keep you on track for your New Year’s Resolution. I mentioned how important it was to implement exercise with nutrition for maximum results. …

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My Most Recommended Supplements

In the clinic and online I often get asked what my favorite supplements are. You know the one’s you shouldn’t go a day without? I teamed up with Fullscript and created an online dispensary that offers the safest source of practitioner-grade supplements, at a lower cost than most retailers. Four Supplements You Shouldn’t Go a …

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A Holistic Approach to Balancing Your Hormones

Balancing your hormones with diet alone will not achieve the results you really need or expect. That’s where my 7 – Day Hormone Reboot will help start your journey. I recommend this program to every woman I meet in my clinic as well as consult online who is struggling with adrenal dysfunction or other signs …

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12 Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals and How to Avoid Them

Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural …

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What is a hormonal imbalance?

What is a hormonal imbalance? Delivered in the endocrine organs, hormones are intense biological substances that travel around your circulation system instructing tissues and organs. They help control a significant number of your body’s real procedures, including digestion and reproduction. When you have a hormonal irregularity, you have excessively or too little of a specific …

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New Book Release: Contraception Deception, Open and Honest Discussion about Birth Control

This book is by Dr Shawn Tassone, MD, PhD and Dr. Natalie Kringoudis (Author) BUY NOW on Kindle: $1.99 to buy What is the real truth about birth control? This tell all book deals with the topics of birth control pills, Implants, Injections, IUDs, Diaphragms, Cervical Caps, Permanent Sterilization, Essure, and Natural Family Planning. Birth Control is a common …

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Estrogen Dominance and Progesterone Deficiency – An Undeniable Imbalance

You give 110% of yourself all the time. Whether it’s at work or at home, you want to make sure everyone is taken care of. Sometimes, however, you feel like the world is working against you – you’re an outsider in your own realm. The overwhelming symptoms of excess estrogen not only make you physically …

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Estrogen, Cortisol + Testosterone Excess

When you’re navigating the treacherous waters of multiple hormone imbalances there is a lot to take into consideration. In some cases, one hormone may be too high while another is waning. In other instances, there might be two that are raging out of control. The latter is the case with estrogen dominance and cortisol excess. …

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Testosterone Excess – Unpredictable Moods

You are fierce. A force to be reckoned with. Some days you feel as though you could literally take on the world. Others you’re moody and maybe feel a little angry or aggressive. So, what gives? You may be experiencing what’s known as testosterone excess. Why Do Women Need Testosterone? Testosterone is often associated with …

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Cortisol Insufficiency and Adrenal Fatigue

Tired. Exhausted. Spent. Worn out. If you can relate to any of these words you may very well be experiencing cortisol insufficiency. The good news? You’re not alone, and there are things you can do to help combat this increasingly common health issue. Why is cortisol so important? You may have read about the effects …

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Hypothyroidism – Swept Up in a Feeling of Exhaustion

You’re swept up in a feeling of exhaustion so strong you could lay down right where you’re standing and sleep for a week. Your feet feel leaden and your head a little foggy. You are always running but it’s not enough. You feel like the consummate underdog. This is what it’s like on a near-daily …

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Cortisol Excess – Burn Out

Are you a fantastic combination of enthusiasm and zeal tempered with a strong sense of responsibility and an eye on achieving the hard stuff? While this might be a boon for any employer, when talking about your adrenal system taking on the role of the workaholic, it’s a whole different matter. What’s Up With Cortisol, …

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Hyperthyroidism – Anxious and Overwhelmed

“Why don’t you just relax a little?” Is this a familiar question? Oh, if they only knew. You sleep four hours a night. You eat whatever you want but always feel like you’re too thin. Sitting through a movie with your family is impossible. Your house is spotless, not because you’re a neat freak but …

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Estrogen and Testosterone Deficiency -Decreased Sense of Well-Being

You’re quiet and introspective. Your mind and body are always in a quiet state, allowing you to exist. You feel like you’re an observer and the world just moves around you while you develop thoughts and ideas. If only you could find the energy to share them… Probably constantly trying to figure out the why’s …

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Estrogen Deficiency – Fatigue, Brain Fog, Low Energy…

A wise woman is calm, introspective, and worldly. Who wouldn’t want to feel like they have the inner peace and knowledge to move through life confidently? If you’re suffering from estrogen deficiency, however, you are probably wondering if you will ever feel like the wise woman you’ve come to be and be able to reclaim …

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Testosterone Deficiency – Decreased Libido

Have you been feeling like you’ve lost your zest for life? Less interest or no interest in sex, fatigue, and a general loss of enthusiasm for life… all of these and more are signs that you may be suffering from testosterone deficiency. What Is Testosterone Deficiency? Testosterone Deficiency is a term used to describe a …

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Progesterone Deficiency – The Unbalanced Hero

Have you been feeling a little less than yourself lately? Irregular menstrual periods, abnormal weight gain, mood swings, a decrease in sex drive… all of these and more are signs that you may be suffering from estrogen dominance. What Is Progesterone Deficiency? Progesterone is made in the ovaries, the placenta, and it’s also partially made …

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Estrogen Dominance, the Power of Excess

Headaches. Fatigue. Low sex drive. Irregular periods. Do these symptoms sound familiar? You don’t have to be entering menopause to experience these problems and more. No matter what your age, you may be experiencing unsettling symptoms that are synonymous with a condition known as estrogen dominance. Estrogen and progesterone are the two primary hormones that …

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The Smartest Way to RESET YOUR HORMONES NATURALLY!

Your BEST LIFE is ahead of you! I’ve designed a 7 Day Hormone Reboot just for you. With this first-of-its-kind program, you’ll receive: Private MembershipSupport from Dr. TDaily Text RemindersDaily EmailsMindfulness VideosSecret Facebook Community Daily Worksheets Journal Coaching In 7 days, with this Reboot you’ll reset your daily practices — whether you are at home, …

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