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June 25, 2024
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How to Age Backwards and Balance Your Hormones with Celebrity Hormone Expert Dr. Dominique Fradin-Read

This week, SHE MD answers all your hormone questions with THE celebrity wellness doctor, Dr. Dominique Fradin-Read. An anti-aging expert and a leader in preventive medicine, Dr. Fradin-Read has an integrative approach that combines her French roots with advanced diagnostics and emerging alternative treatments. In this episode, we’re getting to the bottom of hormone imbalance and learning Dr. Fradin-Read’s top tips for vitality and longevity. Tune in to learn how to check for optimal hormone levels, the connection between hormone balance and the brain, and why most of Dr. Fradin-Read’s patients come to her during perimenopause. If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, you won’t want to miss this episode!

About the Guest

Dominique Fradin-Read, M.D., M.P.H., is a distinguished expert in preventive and anti-aging medicine, holding board certification in both fields. She obtained her medical degree from Université Libre de Bruxelles and pursued several fellowships throughout Europe before moving to the United States in 1999. Upon arriving in the U.S., Dr. Fradin-Read completed an internal medicine internship at UC San Francisco, followed by a residency in preventive medicine at Loma Linda University, where she also earned her Master of Public Health degree. She has previously worked alongside Dr. Howard Murad, a leading dermatologist, at his medical group. Now, Dr. Fradin-Read leads her own practice, Vita Life MD, in Los Angeles, specializing in wellness and anti-aging preventive care.

Dr. Fradin-Read's Tips for Managing Menopause and Enhancing Longevity

1. Prioritize Protein: Ensure you're getting adequate protein in your diet to preserve muscle mass and support overall vitality. Avoid intermittent fasting if you are in perimenopause or menopause, as it can negatively affect muscle mass and metabolic rate.

2. Leverage Peptide Therapy: Explore peptides like SS31 and GLP-1 inhibitors to aid in weight management, enhance energy levels, and provide brain protection. Discuss with your healthcare provider to determine the best peptide therapy for your individual needs.

3. Use Bioidentical Hormones: Work with your doctor to start bioidentical hormone therapy if you're experiencing perimenopausal symptoms. Personalized hormones can help maintain estrogen and progesterone levels, which are crucial for brain health, bone density, and overall vitality.

4. Integrate Metformin if Appropriate: Consider Metformin for its benefits beyond diabetes management, including weight control and protection against chronic illnesses such as cancer and Alzheimer's. Consult your healthcare provider to see if it’s suitable for you.

5. Incorporate Specific Supplements: Add supplements like NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) and lithium orotate to your daily regimen. NMN can boost NAD+ levels, supporting cellular energy and brain health, while lithium orotate can help stabilize mood and enhance cognitive function.