Endocrine System

Episode 13: Endometriosis – Interview with Stefanie Ancona

Dr. Deb invites her close friend, current patient, and Endometriosis advocate, Stefanie Ancona, on Let’s Talk Wellness Now for a raw look into Stefanie’s life with Endometriosis. Stefanie opens up about her personal medical history, the ways she’s bravely battled Endometriosis, and the journey that led her to Dr. Deb’s office. Together they speak about…

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Episode 12: Compounding Hormones – Interview with Monica Zatarski

Dr. Deb invites compounding pharmacist and long-time friend, Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh from MD Custom Rx in Brookfield, Wisconsin to discuss compounding hormones. Dr. Deb and Monica discuss everything from compounded hormones vs synthetic hormones, dosing, traditional vs compounding pharmacies to Monica’s background and the right questions to ask your compounding pharmacist! The joke in…

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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 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 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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