Affordable pay-as-you-go bioidentical hormone replacement and optimization for women and men
Serving Northeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas of New York and New Jersey
Close to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Some follow-ups can be done by phone and e-mail
Long Distance and International Clients--phone consultations available, office visit required for treatment
Hormones are the most powerful molecules in our bodies, controlling the function, growth reproduction, metabolism, and repair of
every cell.
Our bodies require optimal hormone levels, just as they require optimal levels of essential vitanutrients: vitamins,
fats, amino acids, and minerals. Our hormone levels generally are optimal in our youthful years--our early twenties--but then the
levels of several important hormones begin to fall soon afterwards and continue to decline with increasing age. Hormone levels
decline because our glands and the parts of our brain that control our glands deteriorate with age. This age-related hormone
loss is pre-programmed. It is natural, but it is not good for us. It is one of mechanisms of
aging--our euphemism for the
destructive process by which Nature causes our deterioration and death.

Insufficient hormone levels have been shown to contribute to many disorders and diseases--diabetes, atherosclerosis, high blood
pressure, fatigue, loss of muscle strength, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cognitive decline, increased cholesterol levels,
blood clots, increased belly fat, loss of libido, depression, and some cancers. Many persons have worse hormone insufficiencies
or imbalances due to more severe hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction, endocrine gland failure, hormone resistance, and
metabolic disorders.
Women are especially affected by hormonal disorders because their complex hormonal system is
adapted to produce and feed babies; not to optimize their vitality as it is in men. Women also lose almost all their estradiol,
progesterone, an testosterone in menopause. They have a much higher incidence of
cortisol deficiency than men (fatigue,
aches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, PMDD, allergies, and autoimmune diseases). They also
have more
hypothyroidism than men (fatigue, aches, cold hands and feet, dry skin, constipation). Women are being very
poorly served
by the prevailing medical ignorance concerning hormones.  

Conventional endocrinology grossly underestimates the importance of optimal hormone levels. It remains
recognizing and treating only those
severe hormonal deficiencies caused by some identifiable disease, and providing only
enough hormone replacement to "normalize" certain tests. Doctors have fallen into the lazy, irresponsible practice of "
Range Endocrinology
". They accept any hormone level anywhere within the laboratory's reference range as "normal", even
though that range is just a population statistic that includes 95% of an
unscreened group of "apparently healthy" adults--almost
everyone! Thyroid hormone reference ranges are even contaminated with doctor-ordered tests--and so include TSH-normal
hypothyroid patients! Reference Range Endocrinology
ignores the patient's symptoms and all other scientific knowledge about
hormones!  Endocrinologists also rely on inappropriate and/or insensitive tests, like the TSH level to detect and treat thyroid
deficiency and the ACTH stimulation test to "rule out" adrenal insufficiency. These tests
fail to diagnose partial central
hormone deficiencies--
inadequate TSH and ACTH production caused by hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. Dr. Lindner finds
that HP dysfunction is
far more common than failure of the thyroid or adrenal glands. Physicians are taught that they should treat
hypothyroidism by giving enough levothyroxine to "normalize" the TSH level, a practice that has been repeatedly shown to be
inadequate. Therefore, most persons with suboptimal thyroid levels/effects are undiagnosed, and those who are diagnosed are
often undertreated. Persisting hypothyroid symptoms are blamed on depression, "chronic fatigue", "fibromyalgia" or
hypochondria. This
illogical TSH-based thyroidology is a gross error, second only to the profession's inability to diagnose or  
properly treat
cortisol deficiency.  You can read Dr. Lindner's submission to the Scottish Parliament regarding the failures
of conventional endocrinology and the legal reforms he suggests to remedy the situation.

Extensive pharmaceutical corporation influence in medicine downplays the importance of hormones, encourages doctors to
prescribe drugs for every symptom, and encourages the use of patented hormone-like drugs ("steroids", estrogens, progestins
etc.) instead of the correct, bioidentical molecules. As a result, endocrinology is dominated by
hormone myths. Since these
pharmaceutical hormone substitutes have caused serious diseases and disorders, physicians believe that restoring hormones in
any way is dangerous. However, the evidence indicates that
restoring bioidentical hormones by the correct route, and in
correct balance with other hormones, provides all the
natural benefits of the hormones without the risks that occur with
pharmaceutical hormone substitutes and approaches. For instance, transdermal estradiol does not increase the risks of
blood clots and strokes like oral estrogen tablets do.
Progesterone protects against breast cancer, whereas many
progesterone-substitutes (progestins) promote breast cancer.
Cortisol restoration, accompanied by DHEA, does not have the
long term negative effects of "steroids" like prednisone and Medrol. Bioidentical hormones literally have no "side effects"! For
certain, even bioidentical hormone replacement can cause problems when given in the
wrong way, in excessive doses, or without
proper balance with other hormones. However, the fact that something can be done wrong does not mean that it can't be done
There is abundant evidence of the benefits of higher, rather than lower hormone levels within the broad population ranges. A
large portion of every physicians' patients are suffering from various symptoms and from deteriorating health due to inadequate
hormone levels and effects. Millions of women diagnosed as having depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia
actually have undiagnosed or undertreated thyroid, cortisol, sex hormone, Vitamin D, and/or iron deficiencies. The progressive
physician must become adept at recognizing partial, functional, and age-related hormone deficiencies and at optimizing hormone
levels and effects for every patient--this should be the foundation of good medical practice. It's really just
common sense:

  • Optimal hormone levels are vital to our health and vitality.
  • The disorders and diseases caused by partial hormone deficiencies are well-known and serious.
  • Balanced bioidentical hormone optimization prevents and treats these disorders and improves quality of life.
  • The scientific evidence indicates that balanced hormone restoration improves health and quality of life and
    does not cause harm.

Medical practice, which is now essentially a pharmaceutical disease-drug scheme, should be based upon an entirely different
conceptual foundation--that of detecting the bio-molecular
causes of symptoms and disorders, and fixing the problem by
optimizing the amounts and balance of the important molecules that are innate to the body--among them hormones and
vitanutrients. We need a new paradigm in endocrinology--
"Restorative Endocrinology":

  • Restoring optimal hormone levels is essential preventative medicine.
  • Restoring optimal hormone levels is essential to the treatment of all diseases.
  • Restoring optimal hormone levels is essential to our Quality of Life!
Hormone Restoration for
Health and Quality of Life
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