Combining Naturopathic Medicine With Hormone Optimization for Better Health w/ Dr. Sam Madeira
By Jay Campbell
December 23rd, 2019
The amount of toxins and stress our bodies are subjected to on a daily basis means that naturopathic medicine alone cannot work to keep us optimized.
How do we pair the two practices to our benefit?
How do chronic infections bombard our endocrine systems?
Why does stress overpower even the healthiest diets?
On this episode, Naturopathic doctor, hormone optimization expert, and founder and medical director of Apollo Health Clinic, Dr. Sam Madeira, talks about how we can improve our health by managing stress, sleep, and preventing chronic illness.
Tracking things with a wearable device doesn’t matter if you don’t make any changes. -Sam Madeira
Many naturopaths don’t believe in testosterone optimization, but in this highly toxic environment, it is impossible to be healthy without some sort of optimization.
It’s in our culture of being masculine to minimize and procrastinate on our health, which is why very often, men don’t have a way to innately feed themselves a nutrient dense diet.
People in less stressful environments are going to make more digestive enzymes. Even if you eat a healthy diet, your digestive system won’t absorb the nutrients optimally if you’re under high stress.
At the start of the show, Dr. Sam shared how he got started on his naturopathic journey, and why it’s so critical for naturopathic strategies to be combined with hormone optimization. Next, we talked about some of the misconceptions people have about health that affect them, and why our culture of being too wrapped up in work is so dangerous. We also talked about chronic infections and how they lead to hormone conditions, as well as medications that decrease testosterone.
We also discussed;
- The importance of sleep hygiene
- How to choose the right wearable device
- Stealth gut and blood infections
Dr. Sam Madeira is a Naturopathic doctor and Hormone optimization expert, as well as the founder and medical director of Apollo Health Clinic. His mission, passion, and life work is to help you find your unique root cause and transformative path to healing. He will guide you in maintaining a state of health and vitality throughout your life. His passions are botanical medicine, peptide therapies, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for Men & Women, mindfulness practices, and cutting-edge health span & longevity science. For more information, visit https://www.apollohealthclinic.com/ and apply for a free consult.