The DUTCH Podcast is a laid-back, relaxed space for integrative medicine providers and patients to expand their understanding of functional endocrinology testing. It's a space where everyone, no matter who you are, can learn more about their body’s most complex communication system.
Endocrine Essentials: DUTCH Testing Basics
25:10In this week’s installment of endocrine essentials, we highlight how the DUTCH Test can uncover hidden markers and help diagnose tough, hormone-related ailments like PCOS, endometriosis, Cushing’s disease, and more. Dr. Debbie Rice explains the connections between hormone imbalance and some of the most common symptoms facing patients today.
Endocrine Essentials: Oxidative Stress
34:59Dr. Allison Smith joins Mark Newman to discuss the nine organic acids available with DUTCH testing, which assist providers in evaluating nutrient deficiency or cellular oxidation. In this episode of the DUTCH Podcast, they focus primarily on the oxidative stress marker 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine, also known as 8-OHDG.
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Cortisol Patterns Through Case Studies
26:02This week, Dr. Ruef helps us break down the often-confusing business of testing cortisol. She and Mark Newman discuss how to interpret the results of DUTCH Tests to better help providers and patients reach their goals and solve specific cortisol-related issues.
Endocrine Essentials: Cortisol
37:21In this episode Dr. Christina O’Brien will be covering the CAR, metabolized cortisol and more. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and you can tell a lot about how someone manages stress by looking at the first hour of their day. The Cortisol Awakening Response - or CAR - acts as a mini stress test to show how your body uses cortisol to wake up and feel alert. Listen in to learn about cortisol and how to use the saliva cortisol curve to understand your patients' stress resilience.
The Circadian Rhythm
43:05This week, we’re asking the expert, Dr. Deb Matthew, about the power of the circadian rhythm. She’ll talk about how cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin all work together to maintain a normal, healthy sleep and waking cycle. Plus learn what you can do to get your sleep back on track.
What’s the Deal with the Pregnenolone Steal?
1:14:36We’re getting out of the shallow end of endocrine essentials and going deep into some controversial topics—so buckle up. Our Ask the Experts series is back this week with Tom Guilliams explaining the truth about Adrenal Fatigue and answering the question: Does chronic stress really “steal” pregnenolone to make cortisol?
Endocrine Essentials: Males & Testosterone
44:14In this week's episode, we're joined by Doreen Saltiel, MD, an expert on men’s health and testosterone. Mark Newman and Dr. Saltiel discuss men's health and review the research on testosterone therapy. You'll hear her insights on the benefits of testosterone therapy for male patients, plus what to look for on the DUTCH Test to identify potential risk factors.
Endocrine Essentials: Female Androgens
23:40This week, Dr. Kelly Ruef is on the show discussing how the hormones that are most commonly thought of as “male hormones” present symptoms in female patients. You’ll learn more about what to look for on the DUTCH Test when assessing testosterone, DHEA-S, androsterone, and other androgens for female patients.
Endocrine Essentials: Estrogens
35:03On this week’s episode, we’re joined by the Director of Clinical Education for Precision Analytical, Dr. Debbie Rice, to explain estrogen and estrogen metabolism. Dr. Rice is an expert in female hormone health and will dive into the complexities of estrogen including where it’s created, how the body uses it, and what happens when there’s too much. Join us this week as we talk about the importance of estrogen and why it’s so often misunderstood.
Endocrine Essentials: Progesterone
42:24This week, we’re joined by Dr. Bethany Hays, MD for Endocrine Essentials: Progesterone. Dr. Hays was a board-certified OB/GYN and practiced obstetrics for 29 years. In that time, she delivered thousands of babies and can explain the complexities of female hormones to anyone. She will be answering Mark Newman’s questions to give you a high-level overview of progesterone: What is it? What does progesterone therapy do? and Who does it help?