Dr. Deb

Episode 10: Are Hormones Safe?

Dr. Deb joins the debate on the safety of using hormones. She analyzes the differences between bio-identical hormones and conventional hormones, short-term vs long-term use and the importance of commitment when opting for hormone therapy. She discusses the impact of comfort-level, along with her personal experience with hormones. Are hormones safe to use? How long…

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Episode 9: Genetics and Hormones

Dr. Deb speaks on genetics and hormones, epigenetics, genetic testing, and the significant role genetics play in how we can metabolize hormones. How genetics play a role in detoxification? How genetically modified food plays a role in mutation our genes? Do genetics help defy the aging process? How genes play a role in how we…

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Episode 8: Peptides

Dr. Deb discusses peptides, peptide therapy and details several specific peptides, alongside their use and benefits. She opens up about her personal experience with peptide therapy, including the role it played in her recovery from surgery. What are peptides? What are they used for? Who is a good candidate for peptide therapy? Why are they…

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Episode 7: Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Interview with Sherrie Palm

Dr. Deb invites long-time friend, Sherrie Palm, the President of APOPS (Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support) and award winning author, to speak about POP (pelvic organ prolapse) and the way hormones are impacted by it. Sherrie Palm opens up about her medical journey, including her personal diagnosis with pelvic organ prolapse, the origin and…

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Episode 6: Grief

Dr. Deb diverts from the theme of the season, to open up about the loss of her family’s dog, Harley. She discusses the role that grief and loss play in our lives. How does grief and loss impact our health? How should we grieve? How do we manage grief? How can we prepare for loss?…

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Episode 5: Sleep and Hormones

Dr. Deb speaks on insomnia and the relationship between sleep and hormones. Many people, as we age, suffer from insomnia. Whether it’s a difficulty falling asleep, or a difficulty staying asleep. I hear, every day, from women who don’t sleep, and how it’s a struggle for them to get to sleep and stay asleep. And…

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Episode 4: Vaginal Dryness

Dr. Deb speaks about vaginal health, vaginal dryness, menopause, pain during sex and estrogen levels, along with some prevention and treatment tips. A lot of women, as we age, start to develop issues with vaginal dryness. And it’s not a topic that we talk about real openly, and I think it’s a super important topic…

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Episode 3: Am I Crazy or Just Hormone Deficient?

Dr. Deb discusses hormone deficiencies and how to make sense of your symptoms. …as women, one of the first things that we pay attention to, are the hot flashes and the night sweats… what we don’t talk about a lot, though, is the anxiety behind the loss of hormones. The anxiousness, the nervousness, that overwhelming…

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Episode 2: Hormone Testing

Dr. Deb discusses the value of hormone testing for both men and women. Why do we test for hormones? How do we test hormones? How often should we be tested? What are we looking for in test results? Really, everyone should have their hormones tested. It doesn’t discriminate whether your male or female – we…

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Episode 1: Why Do We Need Hormones?

Dr. Deb speaks on the importance of hormones, the role they play in our everyday lives, thyroid dysfunction, the endocrine system and the body’s cravings for healthy hormone levels. What do hormones do? Where do hormones come from? What happens when there’s a hormone imbalance? How to treat an imbalance? The function of hormones? Literally,…

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