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Hypoparathyroidism: Dr. B. Olson’s 2016 update

During the 2016 ATA meetings, I gave a dinner lecture, to endocrinologists, on the use of Natpara on behalf of Shire. Shire is the company that makes this hormone. Natpara is the only FDA approved “bioidentical” parathyroid homone 1-84 that

Posted in Bone Health, Hormone Replacement Therapy, parathyroid, Thyroid, Uncategorized

A lower T3 is associated with a longer life.

A lower T3 in healthy individuals is associated with a longer life. Lower t3 and T4 and higher TSH (blood test that lean toward mild hypothyroids) are associated with a longer life. Supporting Facts are :1)The lower the t4 the

Posted in Lifestyle, Nutrition & Weight, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Wellness & Prevention

Best Type of High Protein Diet Depends On Your Health.

I will discuss 2 articles on this topic for this blog: High protein diets are helpful with weight loss but there has been a concern that high protein diets can be damaging to the kidneys. This first article, published in

Posted in Lifestyle, Nutrition & Weight, Wellness & Prevention

A resounding plea to doctors to reinstate use of HRT for women with menopausal symptoms.

My purpose in writing this educational, 2500 word, blog is to help women everywhere get the correct health care and improve their quality of life at menopause.  I am trying to reverse an unfortunately bad trend that affected women’s health

Posted in Bone Health, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Wellness & Prevention

Why I Prescribe Levothyroxine (T4) First for Hypothyroidism as a Holistic Endocrinologist.

This month I had a patient who is hypothyroid, as a result of Hashimotos thyroiditis, ask me to give her compounded combination t3/t4 thyroid hormone therapy during fertility treatments and pregnancy. She was a new patient to me and came

Posted in Hormone Replacement Therapy, hypothyroid, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Lower energy expenditure and T3 in hypothyroid women on thyroid hormone replacement

Lower Energy expenditure in women receiving thyroid hormone replacement for hypothyroidism. In this March 2016 issue on Thyroid an article explores the effects of thyroid hormone replacement therapy on energy expenditure and body composition. This is a cross sectional study

Posted in Cancer, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid, Website

New definition of hypothyroidism in pregnancy.

I just returned from the Endocrine Society meetings where the guidelines for treatment of thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidsm) and thyroid replacement in pregnancy were discussed.  I will focus on goals for treatment in women who have Hashimotos (positive TPO- AB, or thyroid

Posted in Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pregnancy, Thyroid, Wellness & Prevention

Celebrating 20 Years!

Employees of Doctor Olson's practice

Celebrating 20 years of our Integrative Endocrinology Practice here in CT. Thank you to my talented team of women that helps our office and practice run so well. From left to right: our book keeper Kathy Rice, lovely phone and receptionist

Posted in Miscellaneous

Hello and welcome to my new Blog

This is so cool. I am moving to different communication level with my new blog! Thanks to my cousin and computer science professor Ralph De Arazoza who has worked and designed my website since its inception in 2008. Looking forward

Posted in Miscellaneous

Cancer and Nutrition

I attended a lecture today by Dr. Barry Boyd, an oncologist affiliated with Yale and Greenwich Hospital. Discussion focused on how cancers happen in the first place, and the effect of long-term diet and lifestyle on cancer risk, progression and

Posted in Cancer, Nutrition & Weight