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Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Ralph Esposito (@dr.ralphesposito) is a New York based naturopathic physician, acupuncturist and functional medicine practitioner specializing in integrative urology, men’s health and nutrigenomics. He has designed education modules for health professionals specifically on urological conditions, male and female hormone dysfunction, hypogonadism, exercise, men’s health and sexual dysfunction. He's an adjunct professor at New York University where he lectures on integrative medicine. Currently, Dr. Esposito serves as a medical consultant and research analyst.


This week we talk all things hormonal health: ways to increase testosterone in men and women, enhancing fertility, what certain symptoms can tell you about your hormone health, the key lifestyle factors for optimal hormone balance, and much, much more with functional medicine physician Dr. Ralph Esposito.





Minute Breakdown:

11-18: An intro to Dr. Esposito and his background

18–24: Importance of your history and ancestry as it relates to health

24-29: The biggest issues he deals with as a physician, the biggest issues his clients deal with regarding hormonal health, and the first things to address when dealing with hormone issues

29–33: Specifics on sleep, diet, and other lifestyle factors as the most crucial keys for overall health

33-50: Addressing men’s health and testosterone/ steroid use, and the complexity of manipulating hormones for performance, longevity, and even general health.

50-58: Specifics on lifestyle factors to address to improve healthy testosterone levels in men and women (there are different factors for both genders!)

58-1:25: Ways to tell your hormones are off, for both women and men

1:25: Acupuncture for treating sexual dysfunction and chronic pain and improving fertility


Show notes:



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