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The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel

Welcome to The Hormone Solution Podcast with Karen Martel – your personal invitation to a world of hormone health, sustainable weight loss, holistic well-being, and embracing life's stages with a big old dose of vitality and confidence.

Nov 18, 2023

Dr. David Minkoff is not only a renowned medical professional but also a visionary in the field of complementary and alternative medicine.


His journey has been characterized by a thirst for knowledge, leading him to explore a diverse array of disciplines, including heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, and more. Driven by his wife Sue's growing interest in nutrition and biochemistry, he transitioned from Emergency Medicine into the realm of complementary and alternative medicine to uncover new pathways to healing and optimization.


His quest for answers led to the establishment of the LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997, which swiftly grew to become a cornerstone of complementary and alternative medicine in the U.S.


Recognizing the demand for the cutting-edge products and protocols he developed, Dr. Minkoff founded BodyHealth in 2000. His commitment to spreading knowledge extends to writing as well, with his Amazon best-selling book "The Search For The Perfect Protein" hailed as a pivotal work in the field of protein nutrition. Try Perfect Aminos and Metal Free from BodyHealth with coupon code km20 for 20% off.


In this episode, we’re exploring the complex relationship between heavy metals and hormones. Dr. Minkoff and I share personal experiences and scientific research to reveal how heavy metals can affect your health, with particular emphasis on your hormonal balance. We discuss everything from mercury fillings to insulin resistance to blood sugar problems. Dr. Minkoff also provides solutions, and touches on the importance of bone health during menopause.

In this episode:

  • How personal experiences sparked the desire to discuss about heavy metals and hormones.
  • Why heavy metals, such as those found in mercury fillings, can be harmful.
  • How heavy metals mimic hormone receptors, leading to metabolic issues like insulin resistance.
  • Dr. Minkoff’s journey to create Metal Free, a supplement used to detox heavy metals from the body.
  • Why managing the detox process correctly is vital.
  • Why bone health, particularly during menopause, is crucial and how protein and amino acid intake can help.
  • How heavy metals affect hormones and overall health.
  • The role of heavy metals in causing symptoms like migraines and how they can be exacerbated by other environmental toxins.
  • Why understanding and managing heavy metals and hormonal health is the first step towards healing.
  • How heavy metals overlap with symptoms of other medical conditions.
  • The importance of staging treatments properly to ensure the body can effectively process heavy metals.
  • How chemical-free products can protect against heavy metal exposure.
  • The dangers of improperly paced detox processes and how to avoid them.
  • Why it's necessary to continue taking detox products even when trying to avoid exposure.
  • Further negative impacts of heavy metals on the body.


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Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.


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