4 Things Your Saliva Can Tell You About Your Hormones.

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Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

If you want to know if you have a hormonal imbalance, test your hormones, or fix your hormones, you'll definitely want to tune into this episode!

Let's start here: I get tons of questions from listeners down under (that's Australia for those of you who flunked geography) about where to get things like blood, gut and hormone testing done. So after a bunch of searching and talking to a some of my trusted Australian friends, I discovered Dr. Michael Smith from PlanetNaturopath.com.

Dr. Smith is a Naturopath and Kalish Method Functional Medicine Practitioner who specializes in hormonal disorders, adrenal, thyroid and digestive function. He works with clients from the chronically ill to athletes wanting to improve performance and does consultations face-to-face in Australia, and also via Skype or phone.

During our discussion, you'll find out:

-What exactly a Kalish practitioner…

-The 4 different hormone imbalances in seemingly healthy people…

-Why having normal progesterone could not be enough if your cortisol is also high…

-Why you don't have to be the stereotypical “fat” woman to have estrogen excess…

-How low estrogen can be just as big a problem as high estrogen, and what type of soy products you should be eating for low estrogen…

-Why you can have normal hormone levels for most hormones, but low DHEA…

-When high testosterone can be an problem…

Resources Michael and I discuss in this episode:


-Michael's website PlanetNaturopath.com – mention this podcast episode and you get $50 off a “Hormone Package”, which includes a one hour consult, an adrenal test and saliva sex hormone test.

Progesterone drops for increasing progesterone.

Mountain Rose Herbs – (look for Vitex or Chastetree for increasing progesterone).

Calcium d-glucarate for estrogen excess.

Curcumin, transdermal magnesium and adaptogenic herbs like TianChi.

Peony, licorice and inositol for high testosterone.

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about salivary hormone testing or the 4 hormonal balances that we discussed? Leave your thoughts below!

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14 thoughts on “4 Things Your Saliva Can Tell You About Your Hormones.

  1. Dougie says:

    Hey Ben, where abouts can I find the shownotes?

    Also, I’ve come up with an idea – I drive 30mins to get to footy training, and even further to get to uni, so I drive a lot. Any ideas how to download your podcast eps on to a phone, so I can plug it into my car radio and listen then (better time management) ?

    I’d rather not have to download the itunes app on my phone, I have very tiny storage space.

    Thanks, and awesome podcast! Need to get more of us aussies on the show! haha

    1. The bengreenfieldfitness app! Available in your app store – or any podcast streaming app, like stitcher. You are commenting o the show notes right now! If you mean transcript, we don't get all podcasts transcribed, but if we do you'll find them at bengreenfieldfitness.com/transcripts

  2. terryowenjones says:

    In the discussion re: low GABA a recommendation was made to use liquid Valerian or Magnolia, l-threonine or …….. this herb I missed.
    Many thanks

  3. terryowenjones says:

    Ben can you please direct me to where the transcript of the podcast can be found. I missed some of the herbs during the talk.

    1. We don't transcribe the special guest interview podcasts… it's just too expensive to transcribe them all. Maybe I can help with the missing herbs?

  4. Sam says:

    Not posting all comments?

    1. I don’t moderate comments beyond letting the automated system remove spam. Why do you ask?

  5. stevecooper37 says:

    Love the 'fat woman' comments. lol ben you da man.

  6. Pestodude says:

    Thank you. Ben (or anyone), can you recommend a functional medicine Doc in the Los Angeles area?

    1. Here are a few directories that may help you find a good functional medicine or naturopathic practitioner in your area:

      • HealthProfs.com
      • FunctionalMedicine.org
      • Naturopathic.org
      • PrimalDocs.com
      • PaleoPhysiciansNetwork.com

      That will ensure you find someone who I would likely vouch for!

  7. Lorq says:

    The best female hormone specialist (in the world quite frankly but she's in Sydney) is Amie Skilton. Highly recommend her she's the best of the best. Whatthenaturopathsaid.com

  8. Pestodude says:

    Where (in the US) can I order a saliva hormone test?

    1. Michael’s website PlanetNaturopath.com – mention this podcast episode and you get $50 off a “Hormone Package”, which includes a one hour consult, an adrenal test and saliva sex hormone test.

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