Progress Your Health Podcast
By Dr Robert Maki and Dr Valorie Davidson
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Do you feel like a hot hormonal mess ? You are not alone. Many of us are told we are healthy but don t feel great. You feel tired, your sex drive has disappeared and you are frustrated with your weight, despite a healthy diet and exercise. At night you are exhausted, but your sleep quality is poor from waking up throughout the night. Needless to say, you re irritable and your patience is short, which makes you feel guilty for overreacting. It is not your fault! These are all signs of hormone-imbalances. Our hormones can affect our mood, weight, energy, sleep, libido, memory, hair, skin and even promote disease if they are out of balance. Dr. Robert Maki and Dr. Valorie Davidson are Naturopathic Physicians and graduates of Bastyr University. They specialize in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), Functional Medicine and are the co-hosts of The Progress Your Health Podcast. This podcast is intended to educate listeners about hormonal conditions, such as hypothyroid, Hashimoto s, adrenal fatigue, PMS, PCOS, perimenopause, menopause and low testosterone to name a few. The Progress Your Health Podcast will focus on cutting edge information and therapies to help you lose weight, balance hormones and age gracefully. It is Dr. Maki and Dr. Davidson s mission to motivate, educate and empower you to take your health to the next level.
||CleanHow Do I Know If I Have Hashimoto Thyroiditis? | PYHP 020||Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an autoimmune process where your immune system will attack your thyroid gland. This attack will eventually cause the thyroid function to drop. Inevitably, Hashimoto s disease causes hypothyroid. There are two primary blood antibodies to test for Hashimoto s disease. Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPO) Thyroglobulin Antibody (TgAb). If you have one or both of these [...]||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are The Best Blood Tests for Thyroid Function? | PYHP 019||The most common test for thyroid is the TSH, which stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. Unfortunately, this is also the only test most conventional doctors use to screen for thyroid disease. If the TSH is elevated (above 4.5 mIU/L), you are hypothyroid, and if the number is low (below 0.45 ng/dL), you are hyperthyroid. [...]||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Doctor Will Only Test TSH for My Thyroid | PYHP 018||“My doctor will only test my TSH level for my thyroid. He/She says my thyroid is normal based on my TSH level, but I feel I have a thyroid problem! I hear this all the time with my new patients. They have been to their internist, their primary care, and even endocrinologists, but they get [...]||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Do I Get Hot Flashes? | PYHP 017||First off, who gets hot flashes and night sweats? There are medical conditions, medications that can cause hot flashes and night sweats. But commonly, hot flashes and night sweats are a female thing. I know… us ladies are so complicated. But so worth it! Why do women get hot flashes and men do not? Why [...]||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Have Trouble Sleeping? | PYHP 016||Do you have trouble falling asleep? There are many reasons that people have trouble falling asleep. Reasons for poor sleep quality vary from medications, menopause, chronic pain to travel. For this episode, we want to talk about stress and its effect on your sleep. Stress can come in many forms from physical to mental. Stress [...]||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are the Effects of Stress on the Body? | PYHP 015||As I mentioned, we recently moved to Washington state. It was a quick move to find a place to live, get an office and deal with some family drama. As well, we had to maintain our Las Vegas and California offices in the meantime. For me, it has been pretty stressful. I am certainly not [...]||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Are Back | PYHP 014||First, an apology is necessary because we have been away for so long. Even though we have been away for some time, we are glad to be back. The Progress Your Health Podcast and all our listeners are very important to us. We enjoy providing you with hormone related information. As our loyal followers, [...]||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Leptin Resistance? | PYHP 013||What is Leptin Resistance? The body has an elaborate hormonal mechanism to regulate appetite and hunger. One of the major hormones is leptin, which is a satiety hormone produced by our fat cells in response to a meal. Once released, leptin signals an area of the brain called the hypothalamus. This signaling turns [...]||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does Cortisol Do? | PYHP 012||Generally speaking, hormones control how the body either loses or gains weight. Stress has a major effect on hormones, which also contributes to weight gain. Thus, cortisol, which is often referred to as the ‘stress hormone,’ plays a major role in this process. Cortisol is a glucocorticoid,’ because its effect on blood glucose. For example, [...]||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Does the Body Balance Blood Sugar? | PYHP 011||The body spends a great deal of energy to balance blood sugar with a very specific hormonal mechanism. The two main hormones are insulin and glucagon. Insulin an incredibly important hormone in our bodies. It is released in response to glucose in the body and allows the glucose to enter the cell to supply energy. [...]||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great explanation and alternative approach to weight loss
Down to earth talk about why we struggle to lose weight. Thank you for being honest and letting us see that experts struggle with eating right all the time too. This alternative approach to the age old calorie count will give many the hope and encouragement they need to be successful with weight loss.
Val is the best!!
Val is the most brilliant doctor especially when it comes to hormone levels and "women's issues" her positive attitude and caring bedside manner truly set her apart from the rest. She is great at finding the root cause of a health issue instead of just treating the symptoms. I can't wait to hear more podcasts!
Wow, a lot of great info about hormones
Dr. Maki is one of the smartest doctors around, and I'm glad he is sharing his knowledge. I've learned a lot from the podcast.