Hormone Legal Update With Compounding Pharmacist Jim Hrncir R.Ph. (#144)


Jim Hrncir, owner of Las Colinas Pharmacy, Compounding & Wellness in Irving, Texas, has received plenty of accolades during his nearly 40-year pharmacy career. Jim was named PCCA Compounding Pharmacist of the Year in 2017. PCCA is the company that makes many of the bases and formulas that compounding pharmacists use. PCCA also trains compounding pharmacists and MDs in yearly functional medicine courses (that Dr. Berkson often lectures). Jim is the ‘go-to guru’ teaching and giving advice to physicians for many compounded prescriptions. Recently, Jim was invited to testify in front of the National Academy of Health Sciences, who were [...]

Hormone Legal Update With Compounding Pharmacist Jim Hrncir R.Ph. (#144)2020-02-25T13:02:42-06:00

Hormones Under Attack — We Need Your Help! Interview with Dr. Daved Rosensweet (#141)


Hormones Are Under Attack, Dr. Berkson’s Interview with Dr. Daved Rosensweet. Daved Rosensweet MD has been specializing in bioidentical hormone therapies for decades. Dr. Rosensweet has developed his own training program (, patented hormone bases, and now this.

Hormones Under Attack — We Need Your Help! Interview with Dr. Daved Rosensweet (#141)2020-02-25T13:04:02-06:00

Can Cancer Survivors Take Hormones? (#119)


In the introduction, you will learn one of the new uses for oxytocin as well as a huge meta-analysis review study demonstrating that the most commonly used drugs for Alzheimer’s disease not only don’t work but make dementia worse.The major part of this show discusses the science on how “maleness” protects “femaleness” — how Mother Nature designed breasts to be protected by male sex steroid hormone signals.Dr. Berkson dives into the peer review literature from 2010 to the present. We explore the use of testosterone therapy immediately “after” breast cancer treatment has ended, and one case study in which testosterone and aromatase inhibitor [...]

Can Cancer Survivors Take Hormones? (#119)2019-06-28T14:40:55-05:00

Hormones After 50 With Gynecologist Jack Monaco (#111)


    Dr. Jack Monaco is a board certified OB/GYN, anti-aging functional medicine MD along with a masters in nutrition. Dr. Berkson and Dr. Monaco were lecturing together at PCCA, sponsor of symposiums for pharmacists, MDs and NPs. It was a meeting of the minds immediately. This is a must-not miss show that will arm you with knowledge and hormone power. You get “in on” a masterful dialogue on hormones that will answers many of your questions! Dr. Jack is known for downloading complex information rapidly, making it very easy and very entertaining to grasp. As well as making it easy [...]

Hormones After 50 With Gynecologist Jack Monaco (#111)2019-09-06T13:48:04-05:00

Menopause & Estrogen – Ten Issues & Ten Natural Answers (#106)


      There are ten common issues patients identify with menopause:  1. Resistant Weight Gain 2. Insomnia 3. Hot flashes 4. Fatigue 5. Brain mood cognition perception of life 6. Brand new issues including skin problems 7. Gut issues 8. Genitourinary issues – leaking, dryness of vaginal and painful intercourse 9.  Libido 10. Joint pain In this episode, you will learn: What estrogen has to do with fat cell genes, mass and weight loss. Low estrogen + menopause + hormone altering chemicals is a recipe for resistant fat, and what to do about it. Hormones, appetite, weight control and metabolic [...]

Menopause & Estrogen – Ten Issues & Ten Natural Answers (#106)2019-06-28T14:41:01-05:00

Estrogen + Exercise + Fish Oil Regenerates Your Heart!


This post explores how estrogen, exercise and fish oil regenerate your heart and keep it younger and healthier for years to come. You have heard the term “have heart,” which means to have faith and hope. But how do you regenerate and protect your actual heart muscle itself? Since heart disease is a major cause of illness and death as we age, you are going to want to listen up. Did you know that as of 2013, the leading cause of death in BOTH genders was heart disease. More people die of heart disease than all cancers. Death by heart disease often [...]

Estrogen + Exercise + Fish Oil Regenerates Your Heart!2019-06-28T14:41:04-05:00

Jack Monaco MD – Confessions of a gynecologist gone hormonal, not postal (#68)


        We think if we have hormonal problems, we sensibly need to see an endocrinologist or gynecologist. But it turns out, today, that not many people, even doctors, get hormones right. Dr. Monaco explains this stunning reality in medicine, in-depth. Very few doctors have been trained in how to assess for hormonal imbalances, how to treat, how long to treat, and to appreciate the emerging broad swath of hormonal protective actions that occur all throughout the human body. Too many doctors practice extremely antiquated medicine, especially in terms of the world of hormone therapies. Hormones are not just [...]

Jack Monaco MD – Confessions of a gynecologist gone hormonal, not postal (#68)2020-02-25T13:04:16-06:00

Introduction to Progesterone – Part 1


Progesterone Review. Progesterone is now regarded as so breast protective that there’s a scientific call to add it to breast cancer medications like Tamoxifen! It promotes brain and sleep health in both men and women and works with Vitamin D to reduce inflammation in the nervous system and brain. --Dr. D.L.Berkson Part 1 — Introduction to Progesterone What is progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone. Its name comes from “pro”— meaning tosupport, and “gest” — meaning gestation. It triggers pregnancy and keeps it going. Progesterone initiates birth by helping sperm get attracted to, swim towards, and penetrate into the deeper layer of eggs produced by [...]

Introduction to Progesterone – Part 12019-04-03T10:05:34-05:00

The Unjustified Fear Of Estrogen


Hearing about estrogen replacement, many women unconsciously cover their breasts with their arms. The word “estrogen” makes them think of the “enemy”— breast cancer. Scientists and doctors often feel the same way. This is understandable as a large body of data supports the widely recognized ways that estrogen can “fuel the fire” of estrogen-positive breast cancer cells. But it’s not the whole and accurate estrogen story. A shifting paradigm about the complex terrain of estrogens is showing that sometimes estrogens can prevent breast cancer, and sometimes even help treat breast cancer. Did you know estrogen has been used to treat breast [...]

The Unjustified Fear Of Estrogen2019-04-03T10:06:58-05:00

Estrone – A Most Maligned Estrogen


Estrogens have had a bad rap for a long time but they are major signaling molecules in the body that have many beneficial and complex activities. There are actually over 60 estrogenic-acting estrogens in the human body, though 3 are the most famous Charlie’s Angel estrogens: Estradiol (the strongest “purest estrogen” that delivers signals to most estrogen receptors), Estriol (a gentler estrogen that sends anti-cancer signals) and, Estrone (known as the bad sister estrogens like the bad sisters in Cinderella, that is more predominantly produced in menopause and is often regarded as a pro-carcinogenic (cancer-causing) estrogen. Are all estrone type estrogens nasty? Maria wrote and asked [...]

Estrone – A Most Maligned Estrogen2019-04-03T10:07:20-05:00
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