Dr. Sweetan is MY personal doctor. She is a naturopathic doctor who specializes in reversing aging — you know we all LOVE that! She entered healthcare in the early 1990’s but then she actually switched to her naturopathic approach when SHE was in midlife and got ill. She had an autoimmune disorder that conventional health just couldn’t solve — and she was done suffering. She decided to become an ND.
Naturopathic doctors are trained in conventional medicine and are required to meet all of the same pre-med requirements. However, they are different because two years of their studies require more credits that are focused on the WHOLE picture (nutrition, lifestyle, counseling, vitality, etc.)…and in turn, they believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic medicine IS longevity medicine and they lay the foundation for living a healthy, beautiful life.
What is the Difference Between HRT and BHRT?
Typically when women think about hormones we are thinking about estrogen and progesterone. BUT those are controlled by other hormones within our brains and our cortisol. Conventional medicine will replace hormones with HRT vs BHRT (bio identical hormone replacement therapy). The different between the two is that HRT is synthetic and is different than what biologically matches what your body is producing. BHRT is important because it’s matching what your body is actually producing (or has since stopped and just needs a boost). But unfortunately, we all know hormones got a bad wrap by a flawed study, and scared A LOT of women, but it’s simply just not true that it’s causing all of these issues and ultimately, our mortality. Of course, everyone is different, and hormones should ONLY be taken if you actually DO need them.
This is one reason why hormone testing is SUPER important. Without testing, we don’t know what is truly going on inside of us. This and SO much more on this podcast!
About Dr. Sweetan
Dr. Ginger Sweetan is Natalie Jill’s doctor and has a passion for acute care, aesthetics, anti-aging, biofeedback, bioenergetics, dermatology, epigenetics, and regenerative medicine. She completed advanced training in IV therapy, biofeedback, bioidentical hormones, autoimmunity, Bach flowers, epigenetics, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and prp aesthetics.
Dr. Sweetan graduated Naturopathic Medical School from the renown Bastyr University’ then completed her residency in Integrative Urgent & Primary Care. She received an undergraduate degree in psychology with a biopsych emphasis from California State University San Marcos, graduating magna cum laude.
Dr. Sweetan’s healthcare experience spans nearly 3 decades beginning as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman/EMT and then as a nurse.
A strong proponent of healthcare education and advocacy, Dr. Sweetan is actively engaged as a participant in lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. and locally in the state of California. She loves living near the ocean, writing poetry, teaching, doing genealogy, and creating novel models for organization.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Natural ways to reverse aging
- What’s the difference between naturopathic and allopathic medicine
- What is the difference between HRT and BHRT
- Why you need to find a balance in your health approach
- Ways to live longer while thriving
- What is biofeedback?