Author: Deirdre Nitsche

Sep
23

PCSK-9 Inhibitors : Another Therapeutic Illusion

By Neal Rouzier, MD Recently, a new cholesterol lowering drug was approved in the U.K. The press-release heralded Inclisiran, simply another PCSK-9 inhibitor, to be a game changer as it will save thousands of lives by lowering cholesterol. No, there are no outcome studies yet, only studies that demonstrate it lowers serum cholesterol 50% more
By Deirdre Nitsche | A Note From Neal
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Aug
18

Controlling HgBA1C with Medications Does not Make Diabetes Disappear – it Lowers the Surrogate Marker HgBA1C

By Neal Rouzier, MD My goal and intent of Hormones and Beyond 2021 is to introduce new and different concepts of insulin resistance and how it pertains to the development of CVD and cancer. Although the pathophysiology is simple, the treatment and reversal of the disease is what is so confusing, complex, misunderstood, and ignored.
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Aug
06

Recent Literature Supports That Low Free T3 was the Highest Independent Predictor of Death in CV Patients

Recommended Pre-Reading: Treating T3 Deficiency, The Evidence You Need Interested in monthly webinars? Upgrade your Membership SCENARIO: A 59 y/o female with CVD is referred by her friend for evaluation of hypothyroidism. Laboratory tests consistently show a mildly elevated TSH and normal Free T4. Despite multiple attempts to try to get her PMD to prescribe a trial
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Jul
29

More Proof and Reasoning that T4 Monotherapy Results in Inadequate Conversion and FINALLY the AACE releases a revised statement on Thyroid Treatment

Recommended Pre-Reading: Treating T3 Deficiency: If T4 Does not Improve Symptoms, and Normalizing TSH Does not Guarantee or Infer Improvement in Symptoms, Then How Should we Treat Patients? SCENARIO: A 45 y/o female with persistent symptoms of fatigue, low energy, depression, presents for evaluation of her thyroid hormone therapy. She is referred by her friend
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Jul
27

Treating T3 Deficiency: If T4 Does not Improve Symptoms, and Normalizing TSH Does not Guarantee or Infer Improvement in Symptoms, Then How Should we Treat Patients?

Recommended Pre-Reading: Treating T3 Deficiency, The Evidence You Need SCENARIO: Your 41 y/o PCOS patient that is optimized on thyroid returns with concerns that her PMD does not like/approve of DTE. She notes that she is finally feeling well and experiencing success with weight loss. The PMD also is upset with the suppressed TSH level
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Jul
26

CVD: Could all the Medicines that we Prescribe, Including Statins, be Increasing the Risk of Cancer?

By Neal Rouzier, MD CVD is the # 1 killer in the U.S. and worldwide. The medical literature and pharmaceutical industry has led us to believe in the cholesterol-centric model in preventing CVD. Unfortunately, utilizing cholesterol-lowering medication has only led to a 1-3% absolute risk reduction (ARR) in CVD and mortality. Not very impressive for
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Jul
14

The CVD and Cancer Insanity Cycle : What Should we do if What we are Doing Isn’t Working?

By Neal Rouzier, MD As clinicians we try to be problem solvers. It is part of our training, try to figure out what’s wrong, and then to fix it. Problem solved. However, what should we do if what we are doing isn’t working? Keep doing the same thing? What if the patient does not get
By Deirdre Nitsche | A Note From Neal
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May
12

Get Monday Morning Ready to Prescribe Hormone Therapy

By Dana Burnett, M.Ed. Our goal for Part 1: Discover the Power of BHRT of the four part workshop series is to make you immediately able to start seeing patients who  might benefit from the treatment. Parts II, III, and IV build on this foundation and add complexity, but Part I is to get you
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May
11

Prescribe, Practice, and Reappear for BHRT Part I

By Neal Rouzier, MD At the last Part 1: Discover the Power of BHRT, I introduced to all the new attendees, all those in attendance that were repeaters from past courses. The intent was to utilize those past attendees as a resource so that the newbies could ask them questions, which is one of the
By Deirdre Nitsche | A Note From Neal
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Apr
08

Treating T3 Deficiency, the Evidence You Need

Your 45 y/o female patient that is now optimized on your HRT program returns for evaluation after her PMD voiced concerns about your treatment with thyroid hormone. 

By Deirdre Nitsche | A Note From Neal . BHRT Evidence
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