Affordable pay-as-you-go hormone replacement and optimization for women and men
Serving Northeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas of New York and New Jersey
Close to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Some follow-ups can be done by phone and e-mail
Long Distance and International Clients--phone consultations available, office visit required for treatment
Hormones are the most powerful molecules in our bodies, controlling the function, growth reproduction, metabolism, and repair of
every cell.
Our bodies require optimal hormone levels, just as they require optimal levels of essential vitanutrients: vitamins,
fats, amino acids, and minerals. Our hormone levels generally are optimal in our youthful years--our early twenties--but the levels
of several important hormones begin to fall soon afterwards and continue to decline with increasing age. Hormone levels decline
because our glands and the parts of our brain that control our glands deteriorate with age. This age-related hormone loss is pre-
programmed. It is natural, but it is not good for us. It is one of mechanisms of
aging--our euphemism for the destructive process
by which Nature causes our deterioration and death.

Insufficient hormone levels have been shown to contribute to many disorders and diseases--diabetes, atherosclerosis, high blood
pressure, fatigue, loss of muscle strength, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cognitive decline, increased cholesterol levels,
blood clots, increased belly fat, loss of libido, depression, and some cancers. Many persons have worse hormone insufficiencies
or imbalances due to more severe hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction, endocrine gland failure, hormone resistance, and metabolic
Women are especially affected by hormonal disorders because their complex hormonal system is adapted to
produce and feed babies; not to optimize their vitality as it is in men. Women have a much higher incidence of
cortisol deficiency
than men
(fatigue, aches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, PMDD, allergies, and autoimmune
diseases). They also have more
hypothyroidism than men (fatigue, aches, cold hands and feet, dry skin, constipation). Women
also lose almost all their estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone in menopause. Women are being poorly served by the
prevailing ignorance concerning hormones.  

Conventional medicine today underestimates the importance of optimal hormone levels. It remains
disease-oriented, recognizing
and treating only those
severe hormonal deficiencies caused by some identifiable disease, and providing only enough hormone
replacement to "normalize" certain tests. Doctors have fallen into the practice of "
Reference Range Endocrinology". They
accept any hormone level anywhere within the laboratory's reference range as "normal", even though that range is just a
population statistic that includes 95% of an
symptom-unscreened group of "apparently healthy" adults--almost everyone!
Thyroid hormone reference ranges are even contaminated with doctor-ordered tests--and so include TSH-normal hypothyroid
patients! Reference Range Endocrinology
ignores the patient's symptoms and all other scientific knowledge about hormones!  
Doctors also rely on inappropriate and/or insensitive tests: the TSH level to detect and treat thyroid deficiency and the ACTH
stimulation test to rule out adrenal insufficiency. These tests
fail to diagnose partial central hormone deficiencies--
inadequate TSH and ACTH production caused by hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. Dr. Lindner finds that HP dysfunction is far
more common
than failure of the thyroid or adrenal glands. Physicians are taught that they should treat primary hypothyroidism
with just enough levothyroxine to "normalize" the TSH level, a practice that has been repeatedly shown to be inadequate.
Therefore, most persons with suboptimal thyroid levels/effects are undiagnosed, and those who are diagnosed are often
undertreated. Persisting hypothyroid symptoms are blamed on depression, "chronic fatigue", "fibromyalgia", hypochondria or bad
habits. This illogical
TSH-based thyroidology is an error, as is the profession's inability to diagnose or properly treat cortisol
deficiency.  Read Dr. Lindner's submission to the Scottish Parliament regarding the failures of conventional endocrine
practices and the legal reforms he suggests to remedy the situation.

Extensive pharmaceutical corporation influence in medicine downplays the importance of hormones, encourages doctors to
prescribe drugs for every symptom, and encourages the use of patented hormone-like drugs ("steroids", estrogens, progestins,
etc.) instead of the correct, bioidentical (human) molecules. As a result, endocrinology is dominated by
hormone myths. Since
these pharmaceutical hormone substitutes have caused serious diseases and disorders, physicians believe that restoring
hormones in any way is dangerous. However, the evidence indicates that
restoring human hormones by the correct route, and
in correct balance with other hormones, provides all the
natural benefits of the hormones without the risks that occur with
pharmaceutical hormone substitutes
and approaches. For instance, transdermal estradiol does not increase the risks of
blood clots and strokes like oral estrogen tablets do.
Progesterone has a protective effect against breast cancer, whereas many
progesterone-substitutes (progestins) promote breast cancer.
Cortisol restoration at physiological doses, and accompanied by
, does not have the long term negative effects of "steroids" like prednisone and Medrol. Human hormones have no "side
effects" by definition! For certain, even bioidentical-human hormone replacement can cause problems when given in the
way, in
excessive doses, or without proper balance with other hormones. However, the fact that something can be done wrong
does not mean that it can't be done right.

Women require
estradiol, progesterone and testosterone replacement after menopause to maintain their health and quality
of life. Women can obtain this treatment from their primary care or OB/GYN physician, if they insist.
Every physician is ethically-
obligated to treat a woman's ovarian failure, should she so request
, with transdermal estradiol and oral, sublingual,
transdermal or vaginal
progesterone. These are available in both FDA-approved and pharmacy-compounded products.
Menopausal women should read, and refer their physicians to pages 59 to 68 of
Sex-Steroid Restoration for Women for
guidance concerning products and doses.

There is abundant evidence of the benefits of higher, rather than lower hormone levels within the broad population ranges. A
large portion of every physicians' patients are suffering from various symptoms and from deteriorating health due to inadequate
hormone levels and effects. Millions of women diagnosed as having depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia actually
have undiagnosed or undertreated thyroid, cortisol, sex hormone, and/or iron deficiencies. The progressive physician must
become adept at recognizing partial, functional, and age-related hormone deficiencies and at optimizing hormone levels and
effects for every patient--this is the foundation of good medical practice. It's really just
common sense:

  • Optimal hormone levels are vital to our health and vitality.
  • The disorders and diseases caused by partial hormone deficiencies are well-known and serious.
  • Balanced hormone optimization prevents and treats these disorders and improves quality of life.
  • The scientific evidence indicates that balanced hormone restoration improves health and quality of life and
    does not cause harm.

Medical practice, which is now essentially a pharmaceutical disease-drug scheme, should be based upon an entirely different
conceptual foundation--that of detecting the biomolecular
causes of symptoms and disorders, and fixing the problem by optimizing
the amounts and balance of the important molecules that are innate to the body--among them hormones and vitanutrients. We
need a new paradigm in endocrinology--
"Restorative Endocrinology":

  • Restoring optimal hormone levels is essential preventative medicine.
  • Restoring optimal hormone levels is essential to the treatment of all diseases.
  • Restoring optimal hormone levels is essential to our Quality of Life!
Hormone Restoration for
Health and Quality of Life
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Attention: The clinic has moved to 230 West Tioga Street, Suite 5, in Tunkhannock