Steve Goldring

Bioidentical progesterone from yams?A quick search on Amazon reveals dozens . . . maybe hundreds of companies that offer "progesterone" and "wild yam" products intended to treat menopause symptoms.I won't examine the value of these products in this post. Maybe I'll make a video about that in the future. I wanted to point out that these products seem to imply that . . . "progesterone comes from yams."The late Dr.

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Steve Goldring

Synthetic bioidentical hormones. That sounds like an oxymoron, but more precisely describes the way we get and use bioidentical hormones. Please don’t take offense, especially if you’re a provider who subscribes to my emails and YouTube videos. I may say some things in this post and video that are the exact opposite of what you’ve believed. Feel free to disagree with me. Your comments and feedback encourage me. I’ll try

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Steve Goldring

Hormones in PCOSHormones in PCOS are a bit complicated. So let's boil them down to the simplest terms.Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is the most common hormone-related issue among women of child-bearing age. It affects somewhere around 10% of all women. It's a major cause of infertility, among many other symptoms. More importantly, it's a major source of physical, relational, and emotional pain for a lot of women.PCOS is a

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Steve Goldring

What's the Deal With Menopause Weight Gain? If you're a woman over, say 40 or 45, maybe you've wondered what's the deal with weight gain?  Maybe you've never had an issue with weight before and 5, 10, even 20 pounds seems to come out of nowhere, basically overnight. What is going on? By the end of this post, after watching the video, you should feel a whole lot better about

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Steve Goldring

Dr. Amy BrennerAmy Brenner, MD is an OB/GYN in Mason, OH, near Cincinnati. She's been actively involved in functional medicine and hormone optimization for many years. She and I have talked a lot about optimal hormones and patient education, especially about menopause.Dr. Brenner is very aware of the ways just right hormone levels can relieve symptoms, especially for women in menopause. Optimal hormone levels reduce or eliminate hot flashes and

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Steve Goldring

The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was one of the largest, most ambitious randomized clinical trials in history. Because it was so massive, the results of the WHI have influenced patients and prescribers for nearly 20 years. The Women's Health Initiative has fundamentally changed the way healthcare practitioners treat menopause.Chances are you've heard or read about the WHI. But many healthcare providers haven't read the report, written by the team of

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