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Jan 23, 2019

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about the use of peptide therapy in Lyme disease and related complex, chronic illnesses.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Kent Holtorf. Kent Holtorf, MD is the medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group. He is founder and director of the non-profit National Academy of Hypothyroidism (NAH), which is dedicated to dissemination of new information to doctors and patients on the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.  He has personally trained numerous physicians across the country in the use of bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, complex endocrine dysfunction, and innovative treatments of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and chronic infectious diseases, including Lyme disease.  He is a fellowship lecturer for the American Board of Anti-aging Medicine, the Endocrinology Expert for AOL Health, and is a guest editor and peer-reviewer for a number of medical journals.  Dr. Holtorf has published a number of peer-reviewed endocrine reviews, including on the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones, inaccuracies of standard thyroid testing, testosterone replacement for men and women, the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency, and on the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.  He has helped to demonstrate that much of the long-held dogma in endocrinology is inaccurate. He is a contributing author to Denis Wilson’s Evidenced-Based Approach to Restoring Thyroid Health.  He has been a featured guest on CNBC, ABC News, CNN, EXTRA TV, Discovery Health, The Learning Channel, The Today Show, Dr. Dean Edell, Glenn Beck, Nancy Grace, Sean Hannity, and more and quoted in numerous print media including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, US New and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, WebMD, Elle, Better Homes and Garden, US Weekly, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, and Self magazine among many others.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are peptides?
  • How are peptides created?
  • What conditions might peptides be helpful for?
  • What are the key contributors to aging?
  • How are thymosins used to modulate the immune system?
  • How is Th1/Th2 dominance measured?
  • What is the role of LL37 in treating chronic infections?
  • What is the connection between hypercoagulation and mast cell activation?
  • How might BPC-157 be helpful in chronic illness?
  • What is the role of Epithalon in anti-aging and regenerative strategies?
  • How might peptides be helpful in conditions such as autism, Parkinson's, and ALS?
  • How well-tolerated are peptides by sensitive patient populations?

Connect With My Guest:

Interview Date:

January 22, 2019

Additional Information:

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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.