Podcast Episode #64: Everything You Need to Know About Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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In this October 14, 2009 free audio episode, I cover the following topics: bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, how older athletes should train, hamstring injuries, and  triathlon training camp details.

Featured Topic:

This week's featured topic is an interview with T.S. Wiley, who is the creator of The Wiley Protocol and an expert in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). The heart of Wiley’s endocrine research is based in chronobiology and circadian rhythmicity, and rests on the simple fact that the circadian clock in every cell of every human body measures one spin of the earth, and the moon tracks 28 days 13 times in one revolution around the sun. This light and dark cycle response on hormone receptors has evolved the 28 day menstrual cycle embedded in the physiological make-up of all women.

That’s why replacing hormones for women with static one-time-a-day, same-amount-every-day, dosing has been so unsuccessfully lethal that most women get sick and some women die whether they take synthetic or bio-identical hormones in such a non-natural regimen.

After years of research, T.S. Wiley created The Wiley Protocol, a patent pending delivery system consisting of bio-identical estradiol and progesterone in topical cream preparations dosed to mimic the natural hormones produced by a twenty year-old woman. The creams and their amounts vary throughout the 28 day cycle to mimic the hormone levels of youth. The Protocol is the only bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that has ever been developed under the scrutiny of a practicing oncologist.

And now, developments are also being made for men! During the course of our discussion, Dr. Wiley explains:

-why this is a crucial issue for not only women, but also men

-the severe problems with current hormone replacement approaches

-the best way for you to find natural hormone replacement therapy where you live

-BHRT considerations for athletes, men or even couples trying to conceive

-why girls are now developing so much earlier in life

-and much, much more…

To learn more visit the website of The Wiley Protocol or e-mail [email protected].


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Listener Paul asks: “First off, love your podcasts.  Always tons of useful information.  My question is on triathlon training for older athletes (60+).  I'm 61 yr. old and have been running for 32 yrs. All the training regimens I read about seem to be geared for the younger triathlete.  What kind of adjustments should an older athlete make in relationship to training mileage, intensity, and recovery for the Ironman distance. Any help would be appreciated.”

Listener Gord asks: “Hi Ben, I really like your pod cast and enjoyed your coverage of Kona. I need your opinion on a problem I am having. This past season I had problems with my hamstring, I began having ART at least two times a week beginning in June. This had no results , however today during my visit my ART  specialist suspected that I may have a S.I. joint misalignment and could be causing my Hamstring issues. I remember you had a show on the S.I. joint , but truth be told I didn't pay much attention to it….now you got my attention. Could a S.I. joint cause Hamstring tightness and pain? Could you please tell me the episode # again so I could relisten.”

In my answer to Gord, I reference the convenient Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast feed, which lets you quickly access any of the previous podcasts (in this case, I tell Greg to listen to Podcast #13 and #49).

Listener Jason says: “I just wanted to give you some feedback on advice that you gave me  recently. you might remember in september i did my first sprint tri and had severe stomach cramps on the run leg as i over fueled and over hydrated. well i recently competed in the US open sprint event which was a little longer than the other one however the run was the same distance. I took your advice and had a small breakfast 2 hours before the race,  had a couple gu's during the race and only consumed about three quarters of 1 water bottle as it wasn't hot, in fact it was in the 50's. after the 800m swim and 40k bike ride we had the 3.1 mile run which my previous time was 28 minutes with the cramps. with your  advice i smashed that time by 5 minutes finishing it in 23 minutes and  finishing 5/45 in my 30-34 age group and 31st overall.”

Shape21WebBookCoverListener Rex says: “My wife is a nurse who has trained our children on nutrition and healthy eating.  Just prior to your announcing your revised Shape 21 program a few months ago, I was planning to start on another fitness program.  My son tried to talk me out of it because the suggested supplements did not meet his standards of being “good for you” (“garbage”, “chemicals”, and “poisons” were the words he used). Just before beginning, I received David Morgan's email that contained his recommendation for your services.  I checked you out, liked what I read about your Shape 21 program, waited for its release, bought it when it became available, and began the program.  My son also reviewed the program when it arrived and gave it his “thumbs up” for being healthy and effective.  I've been through the book twice (beginner's level). Results have been gradual but measurable (weight, blood pressure, belt size).  My son and I have been very pleased. I'm writing to say “thank you” for taking this holistic approach.  I'm glad someone does.”

Do you have a question? Remember, you can now ask your questions via *audio* to me via the free Skype software by simply “Skyping” me at username “pacificfit“. You can also call toll free to 1-877-209-9439 and leave a voicemail for Ben Greenfield.


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2 thoughts on “Podcast Episode #64: Everything You Need to Know About Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

  1. Todd Houston says:

    Hey Ben,thanks for podcasting on this topic. I’ll be honest that as a triathlete, it wasn’t so relevant to me right now, but good information nonetheless. I made sure to have my wife listen in on the interview with T.S. Wiley.

    My question this week is around nutrition and curbing sugar craving, especially at night. I’m working hard to control my insulin levels during the day, and for the most part am doing well. However, after a modest dinner I find myself having the strongest cravings for sweet. I am using whole fruits and nuts during the day, and complex carbs before and after workouts. Is my body trying to tell me something with these cravings (i.e. something I’m not getting during the day), or is this just part of breaking the sugar addiction? Anyone else having this challenge at night?

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