“Giving bioidentical hormones in the right dose can attenuate against weight gain. I’m not saying that it’s a magic bullet, that if you take the hormones, you don’t have to do anything. But I am saying that if you take hormones, you may just find that your metabolism starts working again.” – Dr. Anu Arasu
“It’s the whole lifestyle. It is not just estrogen and progesterone and testosterone. It is cortisol and insulin and all the rest of it.” – Dr. Anu Arasu
Has your doctor spoken with you about taking progesterone? Are you entering menopause and considering natural hormone replacement therapy? Dr. Anu Arasu specializes in treating a variety of hormonal imbalances with bioidentical hormones and a holistic, functional medicine approach. Listen in (or read the transcript) as we discuss her approach to hormonal replacement therapy for women with PCOS and much more.
- Connection between inflammation, weight gain, and hormones
- Suggested tests to get to the root of your hormonal imbalance
- Provera vs. non-synthetic option
- The role of cortisol (especially in lean PCOS)
- When to sleep