EPI 81: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Questions Answered With Dr. Rand McClain. Testosterone (TRT) For Men & Women, Clomid vs. Enclomiphene, And Increasing Free Testosterone
HRT involves taking hormones to replace those that your body has stopped making or doesn’t make enough of. For women, this is usually estrogen and progesterone. For men, it’s testosterone. There are various ways to take these hormones – pills, dermal patches or gels, creams, or suppositories.
In this episode, we are joined by an Author and Regenerative and Sports Medicine Doctor, Dr. Rand McClain. He shares his expertise in regenerative medicine and answers burning questions about whether hormone replacement therapy, especially TRT, would be good for you or not. He also talks about the difference between Clomid and Enclomiphene and, finally, just what exactly rapamycin is.
Though nutrition and wellness have been ingrained in Dr. Rand McClain since childhood, his journey to becoming a leader in the alternative and progressive medical treatments has been anything but orthodox. From being the earliest promoted to senior account manager in Deloitte’s history at the time, to his stint as a professional boxer in Argentina, to being accepted to medical school at age 37 after being repeatedly told it was impossible, Dr. Rand has never been a fan of the “status quo.” Dr. Rand’s patients (many of which are A-List celebrities and world-class athletes) come to his practice, Regenerative, and Sports Medicine, in search of the innovative treatments he specializes in. From bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cryotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, and stem cell therapies, Dr. Rand has dedicated the past 35 years to redefining what it means to be in optimal health.
Dr. McClain earned his medical degree at Western University and completed his internship at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine Residency Program (U.S.C. California Hospital) and has worked with some of the best and original innovators in Sports, Rejuvenative, Regenerative (“Anti-Aging”), Cosmetic and Family Medicine.
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Show notes: [0:59] What’s Dr. McClain’s journey and background? [2:41] What does his training regimen look like? [4:31] What is the common work he does for his clients? [6:41] On hormone replacement therapy [10:40] Which is more important: free or total testosterone? [17:34] Is there a natural way to increase free testosterone? [30:03] Can HRT cause health issues? [37:01] On Clomid [43:41] His upcoming book, Cheating Death [47:19] What is rapamycin? [55:57] Outro