Treating Sex Hormone Imbalances

Sex hormones are that are involved in the regulation of sexual development and reproduction. The primary sex hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Men and women have all of these, just in different amounts and ratios...

When men and women have low energy caused by an imbalance in their sex hormones, it is usually from different hormones. For men, it is usually due to a testosterone deficiency. For women, it is usually due to estrogen and/or progesterone imbalances.

Sex Hormones & Low Energy

The symptoms of menopause are no joke. They are incredibly uncomfortable and can change the quality of your life significantly. When a woman comes to me with menopausal symptoms, she is usually pretty desperate for relief. I use both natural and pharmaceutical therapies to get her that relief.

Treating Thyroid Disease

I am a big believer in natural medicine. It can be very powerful and work very well. I prefer to use it as long as the natural treatment is safe and strong. Unfortunately, when treating low thyroid, we usually need both the natural and the prescription treatments. In college, I learned from playing the card game euchre not to “send a boy to do a man’s job.” In medicine, this means using the treatment that you know will work. If I think a natural treatment will work, but I know that a medication will work, I should use the medication as long as there are no significant side effects. This is because I want to make sure you get results right away so that you can get your life back

Treating Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is one of the most common health problems we face today. The majority of people with thyroid dysfunction have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism (“hypo” means low) is a condition where the amount of thyroid hormone in your body is less than what is needed for optimal function. According to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12 percent of the US population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetimes, and more than half will be unaware that they have a problem. Women are five to eight times as likely as men to develop thyroid problems.

Advanced Adrenal Recommendations

Last week, I went over the recommended supplements to treat Adrenal Fatigue. This week I’ll go over adrenal recommendations as well as a plan to reduce stressors.

 

Treating the physical symptoms is only the first step. Once you start to feel better, it’s important to begin addressing the causes of the problem: the sources of stress that compromised your adrenals in the first place.

Testing & Supplement Options for Adrenal Fatigue

Last week we discussed the main symptoms as well as the causes of adrenal fatigue. This week, I will focus on testing and supplement options for treatment.

 

If you have most of the symptoms listed last week, you probably have adrenal fatigue. However, how do we test for adrenal dysfunction?

How Adrenal Fatigue Causes Chronic Fatigue

This week I will discuss how adrenal fatigue is a primary cause of chronic fatigue. 

 

It's estimated that up to 80% of adults experience adrenal fatigue during their lifetimes, yet it remains one of the most under-diagnosed illnesses in the United States. Conventional medicine does not yet recognize adrenal fatigue as a distinct syndrome

Food Allergies & Low Energy

Food allergies can cause almost any symptom the body can manifest, including low energy. The gastrointestinal tract maintains a delicate balance of good bacteria, specialized immune cells, and various neurological and hormonal activities. In fact, 80% of your immune system resides in your gut, so anything you put in your mouth can trigger a reaction. Once your digestive system detects what it considers a “foreign particle,” your immune system reacts, and the inflammation that follows creates pain and dysfunction.

Food and Your Energy

Food is a touchy subject, especially if you’re not feeling well. We have a lot of emotional attachments to it, and it can give us joy at times when nothing else can. However, food allergies play a significant role as a cause and contributor to fatigue and, as a doctor, I have seen amazing improvements in the health of my patients when they change their food choices.

PODCAST EPISODES

Understanding ME/CFS and Long COVID: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions with Andrea Nicholson, BCHN and Evan H. Hirsch, MD

In this episode, Andrea Nicholson, along with Evan Hirsch explore the causes, symptoms, and solutions for ME/CFS and Long COVID.

Andrea is a Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, a certified Nutrition Therapist Master, and a level 3 Restorative Wellness Practitioner, shares her expertise in low-carb nutrition therapy. Her practice is entirely virtual and based out of Parker, CO.

Andrea and Evan chat about the challenges of chronic fatigue and Long COVID, pointing out how lifestyle factors and toxins play a big role. Evan emphasizes that fixing the root causes is key to beating chronic fatigue. They also discuss daily habits that add to our toxic load, with Evan suggesting starting the day with gratitude and positive thoughts, and the importance of filtered water and good nutrition.

Evan shares his Energy MD Method, a four-step plan to cut down fatigue by pinpointing causes, fixing deficiencies, clearing drainage pathways, and removing toxins. Andrea agrees it’s a well-rounded approach for better health. Evan also highlights the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including smart food choices, staying hydrated, and finding fun ways to exercise like dancing.

The conversation covers the high levels of toxins in daily life and how small, gradual changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle. They both agree that every little step helps reduce exposure and improve overall health. They also discuss the importance of checking for mold in buildings, old or new, and addressing water leaks quickly to maintain a healthy environment.

Evan explains managing Long COVID, including addressing blood clotting and using specific herbs or nutrients. They also talk about the shift to virtual services and Evan’s book, "Fix Your Fatigue."

If you're looking to understand more about ME/CFS, Long COVID, and how to tackle chronic fatigue, this episode is packed with insights and practical advice. Tune in to learn how to make small, impactful changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

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What Causes Long Covid/Chronic Fatigue/ME and How To Get Back To Normal with Jenny Tufenkian, N.D.

In this episode, Jenny Tufenkian, N.D. along with Evan Hirsch, discusses what causes long covid/chronic fatigue/ME and how to get back to normal

Dr. Tufenkian has been treating complex chronic illness for over two decades. Having complex chronic fatigue herself she had no choice but to dig deep into the literature and uncover the root causes of Chronic Fatigue. Through her research and experience she developed an effective system to unlock the 5 core energy drainers so that those who are too exhausted to function, can start feeling like themselves again. She shares this system with clients and practitioners online and in person. Her unique spin and secret power is to combine a very left brain functional medical approach along with deep subconscious work. This allows powerful shifts in both the physical and energetic bodies. She teaches widely to the public, health professionals and corporations. She is also a mom of two, happily married and loves her time outdoors and in the kitchen.

For more information about Jenny Tufenkian, N.D. Please visit: http://drjennytufenkian.com


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Change "Why" to "What" and Use Curiosity to Accelerate Your Healing with Lotus McClatchie, MA

In this episode, Lotus McClatchie along with Evan Hirsch, discusses how to change "Why" to "What" and use curiosity to accelerate your healing.

Lotus McClatchie is a Healer and Therapist, Spiritual Counselor, Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher, Breathwork Facilitator and Integration Coach. With over 20 years of experience, she’s committed to helping people heal, awaken and find peace in their lives. She helps people heal through inner child work, nervous system regulation, present moment awareness, and abiding, movement and breath practices. Lotus also offers a unique program that teaches people how to shift from relying on Cannabis to cope with life, to having a more conscious relationship with the plant and oneself.

She is the Founder of Many Mindful Moments, offers in-person and online sessions through her private practice in Sedona, Arizona, and spiritual retreats and intensives worldwide.

For more information about Lotus McClatchie, MA. Please visit: http://www.manymindfulmoments.com/


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Please note that any information in this episode is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

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How Blood Sugars Can Cause Your Fatigue - Is It Diabetes? with Beverly Yates, ND

In this episode, Beverly Yates, ND, along with Evan Hirsch, discusses about how blood sugars can cause your fatigue - Is it diabetes?

Dr. Beverly Yates ND is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and the nation's leader in online type 2 diabetes care. Her virtual practice has programs and supplements to help people lower their blood sugar naturally, at home, without ever having to step foot in a clinic. She is the creator of The Yates Protocol: 5 Practical, Enjoyable Steps to Reversing Type 2 and Prediabetes & Living the Life You Love. Her training as an MIT Engineer turned Doctor inspired her to tackle the diabetes crisis. She's helped thousands of people restore healthy blood sugar levels and heal from the damage of diabetes.

To learn more about Beverly Yates, ND, please visit: https://naturalhealthcare.com/


For more information about Evan and his program, Click Here. 

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Please note that any information in this episode is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

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Fats, Heart Disease and Energy with Andrea Nicholson, BCHN

In this episode, Nagina Nicholson, along with Evan Hirsch, discusses natural methods to boost your energy by tapping into body fat.

Andrea transitioned from crime scene investigator to functional health investigator after solving her own health challenges with insulin resistance, chronic constipation, and advancing heart disease. Today, she uses those same investigative skills with her clients to identify and solve underlying health challenges associated with insulin resistance and metabolic health.

Andrea is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, a certified Nutrition Therapist Master, a level 3 Restorative Wellness Practitioner, and has completed several continuing education courses in low-carb nutrition therapy practices. Her practice is entirely virtual, based out of Parker, CO.

Ready to take control of your health and energy levels? Join Andrea's program today.


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