Testosterone Resistance and the Importance of Treating by Symptom Not Numbers w/Dr. Keith Nichols

June 5, 2020

The biggest issue in hormone optimization therapy is that doctors are too lab-focused instead of patient-focused. How does this lead the medical community to overlook testosterone resistance? What are the different levels at which testosterone resistance occurs? What does “optimal” actually mean? On this episode, Dr. Keith Nichols talks about the nuances of optimization that often get ignored.

Testosterone resistance is overlooked in our medical community because it allows for a man to have normal levels of testosterone and still have all the symptoms of deficiency. -Dr. Keith Nichols

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At the start of the show, Dr. Keith shared how his work in hormone optimization started with his own personal experience. Next we talked about the history of how the medical community went from being patient-centered to lab-focused. We also discussed how aging affects tissue responsiveness and how this impacts a patient’s testosterone levels. We also discussed:

  • Why physicians struggle to change their view on hormone optimization
  • The downsides of trying to control estrogen

Hormone replacement therapy is really very simple, and there’s no need to manipulate a lot of variables to optimize a patient. What creates problems is when physicians are so obsessed with numbers instead of treating someone until their symptoms are under control. If we don’t do this, we’ll still see men with so-called “normal numbers” not getting treatment even when they desperately need it. Guest Bio Dr. Keith is a medical doctor at Tier 1 Health & Wellness. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has served as a team physician for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League, a ringside physician for Strikeforce and the Ultimate Fighting Championships, and has consulted in the care of many other athletes. Go to http://www.t1institute.com/ for more information. To learn how to fully optimize your health and life, read the Amazon best-seller The TOT Bible. TOT Bible by Jay Campbell and Jim Brown To Get YOUR FREE PAPERBACK COPY of The Metabolic Blowtorch Diet, CLICK HERE!


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