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BIOLOGICAL DOSING OF CORTISOL CONT

I digested Jeffries work long ago after my first 20-30 patients I’d “freestyled” with hydrocort on. Then over the following years looked at all the so called dogma and experts on such Tx. I have easily given thousands of doses of cortisol analogs (and to be up front, have communicated with Titlebaum and others about all this). Jeffries had …

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Lyme and E2/P Dosage

Pt A: 57 y/o female with h/o Sjogren’s, possible intestinal scleroderma/MCTD, chronic pain on 3-4 Tramadol a day and topical CBD oil, chronic low iron/ferritin, fatigue. I just diagnosed her with Lyme on Labcorp WB. 2 +IgM bands. Coinfections we know of: HHV6 6.62, neg EBV/CMV/mycoplasma/c.pneum/parvo etc. Labs: E2 <5 on low dose E2/P patch, …

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STRESS AND YOUR ADRENAL HORMONES

Original air date, 04-20-2017 While we spent a whole four sessions on the real but “mysterious” effects stress can have on our health, it was such a popular topic Dr. A wanted to drill deeper into the exact families and sub-families of stress hormones, they effects on our health and how imbalances can cause us …

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What are strategies for reducing negative responses to stress?

Original air date, 01-19-17   Questions from prior shows: Chronic infections Cortisol – Thyroid (beyond screening tests, antibodies, Free T3 / T4 and rT3):  Should I get tested… Other occult causes Resources: Eat right: How does diet affect the brain-adrenal response? Regular meals Low glycemic index Protein and good fats mineral vitamin sources Movement: Anything is …

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WELLBUTRIN, CHRONIC VIRI, NEUROTRANSMITTER TESTING, AND FATIGUE CONT

QUESTION: I have a pt with Labrix urinary test showing low levels of neurotransmitters across the board (I.e. low serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, gaba, glutamate). Has used ecstasy regularly in the past – though not a giant dose and not more than once every 6 weeks according to pt. Also used Provigil off-label for depression for …

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T3 DOSING STRATEGY CONT

QUESTION: When I first saw this patient she was taking 100 mcg T3 QD, prescribed by you, at that time. Her chief complaints were fatigue (she commutes 1.5 hours to work each way and was not getting enough sleep and was under a fair amount of stress) and headaches (in the morning, in the center …

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VITAMIN D METABOLISM CONT

QUESTION: I have a 30 year old female pt with high calcitirol. What does this mean?? I am having a hard time finding its relevance. Though maybe I read something about low calcium in the diet or intestines??? Her calcitriol is 149.3, range is 10-75. She has low normal vitamin D levels (36, range 30-100) …

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LYME TREATMENT STAGNATION CONT

QUESTION: I have a patient who no longer seems to be reacting to standard IV ABX and naturopathic treatments for Lyme. ANSWER: Thoughts of where to start: 1. Mitochondria get really injured through Tx. They need a lot of support for a long time to come online – worse with mito SNP’s but bad anyway. …

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CORTICOID EFFECT ON TSH CONT

The corticoid effect on TSH is one of those non-linear processes in corticoid pharmacology. The data, and one of the best papers on this is a 2009 review [PMC2784889] shows that there is a dose at which TSH can be lowered – BUT there are a few mitigating factors: 1- the use of physiologic hydrocortisone …

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AUTOIMMUNITY Cont.

MY QUESTIONS ARE: What is a way to attempt to think globally about autoimmunity so I can consider as many potential causes when beginning a diagnostic and therapeutic approach? ANSWERS: Autoimmune cause areas to consider – Multiple cause areas can be considered and identified – Generally in most autoimmunity there are multisystem considerations Follow therapy, …

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ATOPY AND GI CONNECTIONS Cont.

Sorry for a long email. I would greatly appreciate if you could provide input with a case of mine as I am still a baby doc. I have been working with this person, for a while and it’s frustrating! 28 year old with chronic eczema since age 14. Eczema over shoulders, back, groin thighs and …

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