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EP 88: Progesterone and Progesterone Scams: What You Need To Know

In this episode, Dr. Shawn Tassone discusses the misleading claims and false information surrounding hormone creams, specifically wild yam cream. He highlights the lack of regulation in the cosmetic industry and the dangers of using products that are not FDA-approved. Dr. Tassone also emphasizes the importance of reading labels and avoiding products that claim to …

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EP 80: Synthetic vs Bioidentical HRT – We Have to Differentiate

Did you know there are only four bioidentical hormones? The amount of misinformation and confusion surrounding hormone replacement options – especially estradiol and micronized progesterone – is staggering. Many doctors act like synthetic hormones, and bioidenticals are the same thing when in reality, it’s like comparing apples to cars. It’s time to make a stand …

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EP 64: Menopause and Natural Solutions – How does each work and which are the best?

There’s so much information out there about perimenopause and menopause that it can get difficult to distill down into actionable advice. Not to mention the difficulty distinguishing between what’s fact and fiction. Today, I’m joined by James Frame and Dr. Deanna Minich from Symphony Natural Health. They use a maca product that I’m a big …

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EP 32: Q+A with America’s Holistic Gynecologist: Paps, Estrogen, Progesterone + HRT

We’re back for another round of Q&A with Dr. T! So much misinformation is shared when it comes to women’s health. There are also a lot of doctors who seem to prescribe things willy-nilly, following guidelines without digging deeper and using science. Many of these topics come up in questions on my Instagram (@ShawnTassoneMD), and …

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EP 22: The Power Of Progesterone and The Unbalanced Heroine

Progesterone is the great calmer. It’s the hormone responsible for pregnancy and is probably my second favorite (right after testosterone). With its central role in the menstrual cycle, I’ve seen progesterone help many women in my practice. In my book, The Hormone Balance Bible, the archetype for progesterone deficiency is the Unbalanced Heroine. It’s a …

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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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