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"After the Menopause article came out in the NYT in January 2023 it is evident that women are as confused as ever. Please listen to two excellent clinicians/educators give insightful helpful action ideas to achieve hormone balance and lose your fear of your hormones!" - Susan M

Episode 31: Menopause: Back in the News...Are Women Being Misled?
Women Talking Frankly

Kyle and Candace respond to the recent (Jan. 2023) NY Times Magazine cover article by Susan Dominus, "We have been misled about menopause." Twenty years after the Women's Health Initiative study (WHI) turned the treatment of menopause on its head, the U.S is still grappling with how to deal with this ever important phase of the female life. Kyle and Candace tackle the many issues facing women in order to help them find the answers they need to find safe and effective hormone balance and live healthier lives.


* The effects of compounded bioidentical transdermal hormone therapy on hemostatic, inflammatory, immune factors; cardiovascular biomarkers; quality-of-life measures; and health outcomes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women

The Gospel of Women's Health: Awakening Athena Again; Kenna Stephenson MD

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, John R. Lee, MD

The Hormone Cure, Sara Gottfried MD


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"One of the best podcast I have found that communicates hormone balance in an easy to understand way”- Susan M

Episode Fourteen: A conversation with Dr. Zava
Women Talking Frankly

Candace and Kyle get a rare chance to talk with our favorite mentor, expert and guru on hormones and hormone testing, Dr. David Zava, Ph.D., CEO and founder of ZRT Laboratory, one of the foremost hormone testing labs in the US and globally. This is a challenging listen that is not only eye-opening but life-changing, chock full of the latest science and information women can use to prevent hormone imbalances from sabotaging our best efforts to feel and look great, no matter our age! A biochemist by trade and a teacher at heart, Dr. Zava didn’t start out trying to build a company — as a researcher, he wanted to provide health care practitioners and patients with a deeper understanding of the role hormones play in wellness. The more he studied, the more test results he reviewed, and the more patient stories he heard, the more he knew he needed to channel his knowledge into something that enables people to be actively involved in their own health. We are privileged to have Dr. Zava share some of his formidable knowledge and pearls of wisdom with us and our listeners. “There is no other reason to keep doing the work unless we find out a way to make the world a better place.” – Dr. David Zava

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Reversing Chronic Disease And Aging By Fixing Insulin Resistance with Dr. Ben Bikman on
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

We’re up against an epidemic of chronic metabolic diseases. One thing they all have in common is a component of insulin dysregulation. Take that into account with the fact that 90% of people who have insulin resistance are going to the doctor and remaining undiagnosed. Why then, are we testing everything but insulin? Today, I take a deep dive into the topic of insulin resistance and metabolic health with Dr. Ben Bikman.

Dr. Bikman is a renowned metabolic research scientist and a popular speaker on human metabolism and nutrition. Backed by years of research, Dr. Bikman’s mission is to help the world appreciate the prevalence and relevance of insulin resistance. He is the author of the book, Why We Get Sick, which offers a thought-provoking yet real solution to insulin resistance and reversing pre-diabetes, improving brain function, shedding fat, and preventing diabetes. Dr. Bikman has a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioenergetics from East Carolina University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in metabolic disorders with the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School.

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