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EP 87: Bioidentical vs Synthetic Hormones: What, How and Why

In this episode, Dr. Shawn Tassone discusses the difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormones. He explains that bioidentical hormones are structurally similar to the body’s hormones, while synthetic hormones are structurally different. He also delves into the history of hormone replacement therapy, including the use of pregnant mare’s urine and the marketing of Premarin. He …

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EP 86: Estradiol After 65 – Decreases Cancer + Dementia and Prolongs Life

In this episode, Dr. Shawn Tassone discusses a recent study published in the Journal of the North American Menopause Society that challenges the previous negative views on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women over the age of 65. The study found that HRT, specifically estrogen therapy, beyond the age of 65 is associated with significant …

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EP 79: Semaglutide & Weight Loss – The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

Semaglutide is a fantastic medication when used the right way. Anybody with a passing interest in weight loss has probably heard about semaglutide. Whether it’s Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus, these antidiabetic medications have skyrocketed in popularity for the incredible weight loss results they can bring. There have even been shortages for the past couple of …

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EP 76: Estriol Face Creams: The New Scams and Old False Claims

“I think it’s scammy. I think it’s dangerous. And I’m saddened that many women are being lied to about these products.” Have you seen those ads on social media for menopause or perimenopause supplements and creams that claim that they will fix all your woes? None of these products have a shred of proof behind …

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EP 75: MY KIDS: Third Child Angelo – Covid, Finance, and the Myth of Sisyphus

Welcome back to the final installment of my special series of interviews with my kids. So far, you’ve heard from my firstborn, Hannah, my eldest son, Hunter, and my youngest, Anthony. Today, I’m chatting with my thirdborn, Angelo. Angelo and I share very similar birthdays – only four days apart – and he’s the one …

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EP 73: Hormone Pellets for Women: Misogyny and Malpractice in Women’s Health

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 72: MY KIDS: Second Born Hunter: Adaptation, Persistence and Medical School

We’re back for part two of this special series of interviews with my kids. Last week, you heard from my oldest- and only daughter – Hannah, and today, I’m talking to my oldest son, Hunter. Hunter is 28, and the only one of my children who decided to go into medicine, and he’s currently in …

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EP 66: The Hormone Balance Bible and The SHINES Protocol

Confession: “Your normal is different than everybody else’s.” There’s so much misinformation out there about hormones. The misunderstanding of the Women’s Health Initiative findings did massive damage to women’s health. It basically ruined an entire generation of physicians who now buy into the false narrative on the dangers of hormone replacement. Today I’m doing a …

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