Allen Lawrence, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.,
Advanced Wellness Medical
It is very likely that you are into making sure your clients are not just fit, but totally fit. If you are dedicated to making sure that all of your clients are fully fit, and that they can function optimally in the world around them, then HRT/TRT will be a valuable tool for you. Advanced Wellness Medical can now make HRT/TRT available both to you and to all of your valuable clients.
For those of you who have the image of hormones being used for “juicing” left over in mind, I want to assure you when I say “Hormone Therapy,” I suggest you let go of that image, as we are talking about is nothing like that. While there are few negative side effects from HRT/TRT, their benefits are positive and significant. The HRT/TRT programs we offer are not for body building, but rather for healing, for facilitating health and for facilitating fitness training activities in order to bring to your client an new state of health, well-being and fitness.
The hormones we prescribe are all bio-identical, that is, they are exactly the same or very nearly the exact same hormones that have been manufactured and used by the body of every healthy man and woman, for most of their healthy adult life. The dosages we use are very small and very safe. As I said above, they have few, if any, negative side effects and basically only good effects. The blood levels created by these replacement hormones are basically what you would expect to find in an otherwise healthy individual who has perfect hormone production and is in optimal physical, mental, and emotional health.
Let’s summarize at this point: We are not talking about “juicing,” we are not talking about using high dosages of high potency, body building hormones. We are talking here about what your body would make during an average day and what would keep you optimally functioning and totally healthy. What we do is check your client’s blood to determine if their hormone levels are within normal range or below normal range and deficient. If your client’s hormones are low or deficient then they need to be brought back to normal levels so that they can live a long and healthy life. Simple! Safe! Physiologic!
Now, it is important that we separate this information from MLM. No, not multilevel marketing, but from the huge number of myths, lies and miss information that are out there. Bio-Identical hormones do not cause cancer. They protect against it. They do not raise blood pressure or increase your client’s risk of heart attack and/or stroke. They protect against these happening. They do not cause weight gain. They facilitate weight loss. They do not create “big” muscles, they facilitate normal muscle development and growth and, if you are exercising them, this will facilitate a normal amount of increased muscle growth. You control how much by the specific exercises; the frequency and intensity of these muscle building exercises. All of the negatives side effects listed above, are products of synthetic hormones, not bio-identical hormones, which are being given in excessive dosages. They are byproduct of the wrong hormones being used. Negative side effects do not occur when the right hormones are used for the right reasons, the right way. Our goal is to facilitate and increase healing, overall health, prevention, wellness and normal physiology.
We start by getting a blood test to determine your clients blood hormone levels. If they are low, based on standard lab normals, then they are low. If your clients’ hormone levels are below the lowest lab normal, then they are deficient. We then counsel your client either face-to-face or via Telemedicine, we offer them information and access through us to hormone replacement. If they chose to see the benefits of HRT/TRT, we then prescribe hormone replacement. While hormones can be given in many ways, from oral capsules, caplets, pills, creams, lotions solutions, sublingual sprays, subcutaneous inserts, subcutaneous injections or IM injections, we prefer specific routs for specific reasons: 1) Testosterone is generally given either Subcu (under the skin) or IM so that your client always gets the exact same dosage each and every time they inject themselves or are injected by a designated person who has been taught to administer their testosterone. We use injectables because they are safe, they allow fine-tuning and the create reproducible good results. Women take testosterone in very, very, small doses once a week by injection, while men can be treated on a daily basis (those who are very physically active and need consistence) or a once-a-week dosing.
Besides testosterone replacement in both men and women, we make sure that all women have adequate Estrogen (Estradiol, Estriol and Estrone), Progesterone levels. Menopausal symptoms are eliminated and health, wellness and fitness are stimulated. We balance these male and female hormones with DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone, for both men and women at different dosages), Pregnenolone and, if needed, Cortisol, Thyroid and a Growth Hormone secretion stimulant.
While all of this may sound complicated, it is not. My 50 years of experience makes it easy.
I have three goals: 1) bring basic hormone levels back to their normal range, 2) balance all of the hormones so that the individual is functioning optimally, 3) make sure that your clients’ overall health and well-being is perfect so that you can bring them to their perfect state of fitness. This entire process takes 2 to 6 weeks. It takes more time with weekly dosing then daily dosing. When an individual is more out of balance then they should be, it often takes longer. You can start with your fitness training immediately as we can work on the same person, at the same time, and no problems will be created.
Who needs HRT/TRT? Anyone whose hormones are low or deficient. This is determined scientifically by blood testing. Anyone who has symptoms, signs or any indications of low or deficient hormones and their hormones are in the lower half of normal range may need help. Those with normal or adequate hormones, that is, have no signs or symptoms, is not a candidate for HRT or TRT.
Initially, we take a comprehensive medical history to look for contraindications, we then counsel patients on what HRT/TRT are and how it would work for them. If your client agrees we start them on a low dose of HRT or TRT. If they do well, we slowly increase the dosage until their blood level is perfect and they are totally symptom free. They are now on HRT/TRT. They can stop any time they like but their old signs and symptoms will likely return in a few weeks and they will want to restart HRT/TRT because they will want to feel better and stay healthy.
Once your client is stable you will likely find they will be fully ready to benefit from what you are offering. Together we can bring each of them to full physical fitness, optimal health and well-being.
On our website we offer a series of white papers on HRT/TRT and their benefit to you, to your fitness training and your ability to teach you clients what you need to know about HRT/TRT. Over the past 50 years, I have worked with many fitness instructors, so I have experience in recognizing that individual who are not hormonally balanced, do not have optimal hormone levels, can suffer many problems which undermine the work of even the very best trainers. Initially, these individuals may not physically be able to do the job you given them, they may be slow, are likely to injure themselves, they complain more, they take more recovery time between training sessions and they more often quit, often walking out with a “Bum excuse?” Individuals whose hormones are optimal and balanced, are model clients, they get results earlier, they do better and are more often a blessing to you and to your business.
For more information on what hormone replacement therapy is and how it can benefit you and your business, or to set up a consultation for yourself or a client, contact Advanced Wellness Medical by calling 626.365.1084 or e-mail your questions or search for information to info@AdvancedWellnessMedical.com for more information go to www.AdvancedWellnessMedical.com/information