Episode 102: How Peptides Helped a Doctor With His Health Struggle

Cindy Kennedy, FNP, is joined by Dr. Kent Holtorf, whose personal health issue helped him become a believer in peptides. Lyme disease is a major offender of the immune system and adding in peptides can have a positive impact on healing.

Dr. Kent Holtorf

Dr. Holtorf is the medical director of the Holtorf Medical Group and the nationwide Holtorf Medical Group Affiliate Centers. He is also founder and director of the nonprofit National Academy of Hypothyroidism (NAH), which is dedicated to dissemination of new information to doctors and patients on the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.

He has personally trained numerous physicians across the country in the use of bioidentical hormones, hypothyroidism, complex endocrine dysfunction and innovative treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic infectious diseases, including Lyme disease.

He is a fellowship lecturer for the American Board of Anti-aging Medicine, the Endocrinology Expert for AOL Health and is a guest editor and peer-reviewer for a number of medical journals including Endocrine, Postgraduate Medicine and Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Holtorf has published a number of peer-reviewed endocrine reviews, including on the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones, inaccuracies of standard thyroid testing, testosterone replacement for men and women, the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency and on the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

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How one’s own illness can impact their own journey – Dr. Holtorf’s story
The shift toward inflammation with chronic illness
Inflammation and its effect on the endocrine system
Benefits of peptides
Is there hope for the future in treating chronic illness?