For some clinicians, hormone replacement therapy in women and men is still considered the fountain of youth; for others, it has become a dangerous area fraught with considerable risk that is avoided completely. Controversies and disagreements abound regarding how to diagnose and measure hormonal dysfunction, safety concerns in prescribing HRT, the form, application and dosage used, and when and how to insert lifestyle, diet, nutraceutical and botanical treatments.
IFM’s Hormone Advanced Practice Module:
One of the most controversial areas in medicine is the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in men and women. The functional medicine approach is uniquely capable of responding to these questions and controversies, looking upstream to treatment approaches including dietary modifications, nutraceutical supplementation, and other lifestyle changes to optimize function before even considering HRT.
This module will clarify exactly how to approach hormonal dysregulation, with discussions on the most important evaluations to make and integrative treatment approaches to apply. We will help you analyze the controversies and provide you with tools that you can use immediately in your practice.
Stress in all its guises—physiological, psychological, and emotional—is a keystone antecedent, trigger, and mediator of hormonal dysfunction. Through innovative lectures and experiential sessions, this course addresses stress in everyday life and offers clinicians practical lifestyle therapies to apply with their patients.