In this episode, Tina chats with Tylar Brannon, CEO of Optimal Bio, about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and whether or not it could be a helpful option for women in perimenopause and menopause. She shares the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance, the importance of hormones for women in midlife, and the potential side effects and risks associated with BHRT.

Tylar talks about:

– What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
– How BHRT is different from synthetic hormones (i.e. Pill, IUD)
– The difference between progesterone and progestins
– Side effects and risks of progestins
– Symptoms of low testosterone and why women need it
– Details and options for testosterone therapy
– Cognitive and mental health benefits of BHRT
– How to know if it’s time to consider BHRT
– Misconceptions about BHRT

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About Tina Haupert:

Tina Haupert is the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P).

Tina and her team use functional testing and a personalized approach to nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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About Tylar Brannon:

Tylar Brannon grew up in Cary, North Carolina and attended NC State University for her undergraduate degree. It was during this time that she realized she enjoyed helping businesses grow and decided to further her education at the University of South Carolina School of Law, receiving JD/MBA dual degrees to set her up to do just that. After grad school, she moved to DC for a few years and was eventually called home to help the then budding business of Optimal Bio. She worked to create processes, organize the business and ultimately make life easier for the staff, vendors and most importantly the patients. It didn’t take her long to realize that running this business was her passion. Since becoming CEO in 2018, she has expanded Optimal Bio to eight locations across the Southeast, doubled patient count and continues to work closely with future and existing patients to help them achieve healthier and more balanced lives.


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