My Synopsis of Part II, Next Weekend:
Dear Part I Attendees,
During the last Part I course in Salt Lake City, Utah, I taught from a wheelchair in a snowstorm. For those of you who attended this conference, the content, format, and articles for my PowerPoint presentation were completely new and different from my past Part I course. Since then, Nancy Gardner and Dana Burnett from WorldLink Medical, as well as myself, have painstakingly reorganized Part II. We plan to redo and revamp all of the courses for 2013 by getting rid of old articles, replacing them with new, updated articles, and placing them all on PowerPoint slides to make the overhead slides a thing of the past. Part II has a new format, content, and articles.
Due to popular demand, Part II is being held on the east coast in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While I prefer the powder of the Wasatch Mountains to a sandy beach, the surf is sounding pretty good since I can’t ski this year (recovering with crutches and IV antibiotics). For all of you on the east coast who are ready to dig out of the snow, come join us in Fort Lauderdale for a new Part II course and beautiful weekend in the sun.
You learned the basics in Part I, so Part II gives the experienced practitioner an opportunity to explore the advanced protocols that are important to mastering complex cases that are not taught in Part I. The field of age-management medicine continues to grow at a rapid rate making it difficult to stay ahead of the changes. Part II will serve as a short refresher and highlight new important therapies, clinical pearls, tricks of the trade, controversies, and every crucial element that I could not fit into Part I. Our update to Part II will condense an excessive amount of material into 2 ½ days. Dana has advised me that there are over 1300 slides (Yikes! I’ll talk fast).
My favorite part of this course is the Saturday night informal discussion, which involves a question and answer session on anything that you want to discuss. Expand your clinical knowledge by learning and sharing experiences, round table discussions, difficult cases, controversies, legal issues, suggestions, trials, and tribulations from seasoned attendees. There is no other place where you can participate in such a gathering and meeting of the minds.
The following is a summary of Part II topics:
Anti-aging (definitions of and why we call it that). This section reviews articles that make us refer to BHRT as anti-aging and provides credibility for why we do what we do.
Longevity medicine and which hormones have a proven record for extending health, wellness, and longevity.
Making sense out of the many HRT studies, the critiques, and the rebuttals. Putting the pieces together will make you an expert on all of the “ifs”, “ands”, or “buts”.
The positive and negative articles on BHRT. Laying to rest that estriol is a worthless metabolite, what the literature shows we should and shouldn’t use, and disproving what many are teaching without any facts.
“There are no studies that prove BHRT is different from synthetic HRT.” Baloney!
A literature review proving that HGH, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and melatonin protect against cancer. The perfect solution to Obamacare.
This includes optimization of progesterone and case examples, multiple studies that prove transdermal cream is worthless and harmful, and a discussion that saliva testing for monitoring therapy is worthless. Scientific studies prove where your levels should be for maximum protection and where they should not be in order to protect against cancer.
Beyond transdermal testosterone cream – New and different methods for raising testosterone in men and women: oral, SQ, IM, HCG, and Clomid.
Oral vs. transdermal estrogen – The relative risks of both and the safest versus the most beneficial.
A literature update on HGH, DHEA, and thyroid treatments for cardiovascular and osteoporosis protection.
What can you do to prevent and treat weight gain and bloating as far as hormones are concerned?
Cardiovascular disease protection, cardiac markers, eicosinoids, diet, EFA’s, insulin, and inflammation.
Cardiovascular case studies with management beyond statins.
Diagnosis and treatment of the most common premenopausal endocrinopathy that everyone fails to diagnosis, and its relation to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and uterine cancer.
Hair loss in men and women, TE, hirsutism, and the effects of hormones on skin.
Treatment of osteoporosis beyond biphosphonates: vitamin D3, vitamin K, strontium, and ipraflavone. Estrogen metabolites – do they or do they not predict breast cancer?
The importance of estrogen optimization in men and the harm of suppression. The harm in giving progesterone to men as it increases inflammatory cytokines.
Cortisol and fatigue – How and when to use it, how to monitor it, and how to test it with ACTH.
Complex cases, labs, adjustments, fun and interesting cases, and lots of WWND (What Would Neal Do?).
Hormones and cancer. The myths & controversies of the oncogenic effects of hormones. Literature review showing protection against cancer by optimization of hormones.
The last hour includes 100 pertinent questions and answers with discussion.
I have removed my section on vitamins and nutrition. What I know and teach is nothing in comparison to the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Gaby’s book on vitamins and nutrition. Dr. Gaby has extensively researched and written on this topic and in my opinion there is no greater authority on vitamins and nutrition. WorldLink has teamed up with Dr. Gaby to provide the health and nutrition lectures that are offered in the remaining courses. Dr. Gaby will lecture Friday morning before I take over in the afternoon.
Dr. Gaby and I look forward to seeing everyone in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 15, 2013.
– Neal Rouzier, M.D.