Dr. Mark Gordon: Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, and Hormonal Optimization
DR. MARK GORDON: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, PTSD, AND HORMONAL OPTIMIZATION
In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Dr. Mark Gordon joins our host Dr. Scott Sherr to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:
- How can stress and cortisol levels lead to inflammation and brain injury?
- Why is vitamin D crucial for the immune system and testosterone production?
- Why is balancing all hormones necessary to improve our overall health?
WHO IS DR. MARK GORDON?
Dr. Mark Gordon is originally trained in family medicine, and continued his medical education in clinical orthopedics, cosmetic dermatology and sports medicine prior to culminating in interventional endocrinology in 1997. He was instrumental in increasing the recognition of traumatic brain injury as a cause of hormonal deficiency. His first book, The Clinical Application of Interventional Endocrinology, is recognized by his peers as a dissertation on the standards of care and assessment for hormone replacement medicine. His academic standards and medical knowledge have been recognized by USC, where he holds a voluntary position as associate professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon currently lectures and works with veterans alongside Andrew Marr at the Warrior Angels Foundation.
WHAT DID DR. SCOTT TALK ABOUT WITH DR. MARK GORDON?
[04:45] The premise for PTSD is that it is exposure to an emotional, stressful environmental situation
[06:35] PTSD and TBI are linked through neuroinflammation and biological resiliency.
[19:38] Vitamin D is crucial for immune system and testosterone production
[25:36] Optimal hormone levels are important for cognitive and physical functionality.
[01:04] Addressing inflammation is key to improving overall health
[43:33] Nutritional optimization is key for gut health and hormone balance
[55:48] Liver health affects growth hormone and testosterone levels
[1:01:33] Growth hormones have many benefits, including better sleep, better cognitive function, and improved interpersonal skills.
[1:14:02] Millennium Health Network trains doctors globally for military and civilian healthcare.
[1:19:43] Hormone optimization is important for dealing with inflammation.
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