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

It’s On Us

So impressed by Lady Gaga’s performance tonight at the Oscars to support the prevention of sexual assault on college campuses or elsewhere. See and support the cause: ITSONUS.ORG

Posted in Wellness & Prevention

Iodine and Thyroid

This past month I had a few patients who had borderline hypothyroid lab tests. Some of these patients were vegan, avoided dairy or were lactose intolerant, and used sea salt. They had normal thyroid glands on exam and ultrasound and

Posted in Thyroid

On Respect For Women

New CDC guidelines on alcohol use for women, intended to prevent alcohol fetal syndrome and date rape, indirectly continue to give abusers a pass on violence to women. A sad conundrum! The CDC’s incredibly condescending warning to young women

Posted in Wellness & Prevention