168: A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD

168: A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD

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A Proactive Approach to Aging and Sexual Health and Wellness With HealthWellnessMD

I feel very fortunate get to talk to so many doctors who are changing healthcare for the better. I’m here with Dr. Maryann Prewitt, a functional medicine physician and gynecologist based in Dallas, Texas. You can find her at HealthWellnessMD.com. She’s going to introduce us to a lot of really cool anti-aging science and some great holistic, non-invasive options for being your best self at any age.

If you’re feeling your age (or older) or just want to take a preventative approach for the future, definitely check out this episode!

Feel Your Best With HealthWellnessMD

Just because we reach a certain age doesn’t mean we can’t look and feel healthy. I love how Dr. Prewitt focuses on aging not just “gracefully,” but proactively.

Rather than resorting to temporary fixes to manage symptoms, Dr. Prewitt combines the best of anti-aging medicine and natural methods to nourish and optimize the body from the inside out. Her protocols include science-based nutrition, physician-guided fitness, laser medicine, thyroid management, and hormone therapy for the best sexual, emotional, and physical health.

This is a super-packed episode with a lot of information, so don’t forget to check out the resources below if you want to dive deeper into some of the things we talk about.

(A quick heads-up: We will be talking about natural ways to improve sexual health problems, so use your judgment if you’re listening with kids around.)

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • some shocking statistics on hypothyroidism in women (that apply to 70-80% of us!)
  • why sexual intimacy shouldn’t be left out of the doctor/patient conversation
  • the little-known role of testosterone in women’s health
  • how only 20% of physicians know how to treat the thyroid
  • which country ranks 28th in health but spends the most on healthcare (you can probably guess)
  • the new science called gerontology and what it’s doing to solve problems associated with aging
  • a painless and non-invasive treatment for incontinence that actually works
  • why a return to sexual wellness should be a regular part of postpartum care
  • how to rejuvenate the pelvic floor using sound waves
  • the connection between heart disease and erectile dysfunction
  • downsides to pharmaceutical solutions to ED
  • vaginal rejuvenation solutions for women
  • whether or not hormone therapy is safe
  • which lifestyle factors and supplements to optimize for hormone balance and thyroid health
  • why you might want to avoid statin medications, and what to do instead
  • how to cultivate a healthy understanding of sexual health (and help your kids to, also)
  • and more!

Resources We Mention

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Do you have questions for Dr. Prewitt? Let her know in the comments and we will try to help! And please, take two minutes to leave a review on iTunes. I value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.

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Reader Comments

  1. What does she recommend for vaginal dryness? How can patients work remotely with her or find a doctor locally that uses the laser tech to address sexual health?

  2. What does she recommend for balancing hormones during peri menopause and beyond to avoid weight gain etc ? Thanks!

  3. Excellent talk with information that is critical for everyone. I shared it with my husband who is too “shy” to discuss this with his doctor. I hope he will listen to Dr. Prewitt. I would totally support a trip to see her! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  4. Awesome program. Straight talk on what is really needed to stay healthy and happy.

  5. What did she recommend for sleep? It started with a P, I think it was a certain kind of progesterone? Thanks!

  6. This was a great podcast with Dr. Prewitt. I am interested in the Femilift and will be researching the topic. I wish Dr. Prewitt was not so far away from where I live. Keep up the great interviews Katie!

  7. Great podcast! She is a dynamo!

  8. Thanks to this podcast – it was life changing for me! I just came back from a visit with Dr. Prewitt and staff. I have been seeking excellent health care for over 10 years and Dr. Prewitt is it! She understands, listens, and has solutions. I live in Minnesota and Dr. Prewitt’s clinic is in Dallas. I found a very reasonable ticket and even with the cost of the ticket, hotel, and hormone treatment I saved money going to Dallas over having my hormone treatment done in MN. Although, the incredible thing was she was able to find the answers and give me solutions for the health issues I was continuing to have! It is well worth your time and money to check her out. It is so exciting that we finally have an MD that is an advocate for health which improves my quality of life. Thank you Katie and Dr Prewitt for sharing!

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