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Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in 1976. In the 1980s, he began to explore alternative ways to treat his father’s heart disease, searching for real solutions beyond the drugs and surgery that had already failed his father. The safe, effective, nondrug treatments that he discovered enabled his father to live eight more productive years and revolutionized Dr. Hotze’s approach to medicine.

In 1989, Dr. Hotze founded the Hotze Health & Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, in order to offer a revolutionary  ...See more >


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"Anyone dealing with a medical mystery will be intrigued by the author's conclusions on the importance of healthy thyroid function."

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ISBN: 978-1599323961
Page count: 278pp

A physician argues that undiagnosed hypothyroidism is the cause of many common medical conditions.

Hotze (Hormones, Health, and Happiness: A Natural Medical Formula for Rediscovering Youth with Bioidentical Hormones, 2007), the director of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, a Texas clinic that specializes in treating thyroid conditions, convincingly argues that the thyroid gland plays a vital role in overall well-being. After studying the issue for more than 20 years, he has condensed his findings into an accessible guide. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, affects everything from metabolism to mental health. The author argues that an overlooked epidemic of hypothyroidism is responsible for some of today’s most commonly treated medical conditions. The reason for this medical mistake is twofold. First, the overly broad test used to diagnose thyroid conditions misses many abnormalities. Second, a heavy reliance on synthetic rather than naturally produced thyroid-replacement drugs actually prevents many patients from correcting their thyroid imbalances. Much of the book criticizes modern medicine, from doctors who are beholden to drug companies to a system that relies too heavily on received wisdom. These criticisms, and the facts that Hotze provides to support them, are shocking. Regardless of how intrigued readers are by the author’s hypotheses, they will question the quality of their health care. The rest of the text includes explanations of hypothyroidism and case studies of patients. At times, the work reads like an extended advertisement for the author’s clinic, but the evidence—written plainly for patients with wide-ranging medical issues—is convincing. The book is frustratingly free of dissenting opinions, but even those readers unconvinced that thyroid therapy is a cure-all may want to get their thyroids tested.

Anyone dealing with a medical mystery will be intrigued by the author’s conclusions on the importance of healthy thyroid function.

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HORMONES, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS
Natural Health

Do you want to maintain your health and energy level as you age? If so, then it is essential that you replenish your declining hormones. In Hormones, Health, and Happiness, Dr. Steven Hotze reveals how restoring hormones to optimal levels using natural, bioidentical hormones enables women and men to regain their vitality. Dr. Hotze discusses the frequently overlooked problem of hypothyroidism, which commonly affects women in midlife. Too often, women with all the signs of low thyroid are told that their blood results are normal. Find out why women should believe what their bodies are telling them rather than the results of a blood test. The conventional medical approach treats symptoms with “anti” drugs, such as antidepressants, antihistamines, antispasmodics, anti-arthritics, and others, rather than discovering and correcting the underlying problems of these symptoms. In Hormones, Health, and Happiness, Dr. Hotze discusses symptoms of women and men in midlife, which include fatigue, weight gain, headaches, depression, insomnia, hot flashes, joint and muscle pain, brain fog, loss of interest in sex, allergies, and recurrent infections, to name a few, and addresses their solutions. His comprehensive eight-point wellness program will help you strengthen your immune system, balance your hormones, and increase your energy level.

ISBN: 978-1599323992
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