049: Dr. Maggie Yu: How Hormonal Imbalance Can Wreck Your Health and What To Do About It

Dr. Yu's Mission:

To create radical change and true wellness in my patients through functional medicine, unwavering dedication and the destruction of limiting beliefs.

Her Story:

When she was 38, she discovered a way to reverse the symptoms of her early menopause. You can read the full story here, but the short version is this: standard medical practices, which she calls “factory medicine,” failed her. Doctors couldn’t or wouldn’t put in the time to help her find out the root cause of her health crisis. They wanted to hand her a bottle of pills and move on.

As a doctor, a scientist and a woman, she rejected that. The journey to finding her own cure led her to functional medicine: a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers the patient to achieve the highest expression of your health by addressing the underlying causes of your problems.

She said no to factory medicine, and has created a practice that welcomes her patients to do the same.



  • Her own journey to overcome her autoimmune condition
  • Different times in a women’s lives where their hormones can wreak havoc on her health.
  • Puberty (heavy periods, acne, mood challenge)
  • Implication of High Carb/Sweet diet
  • The importance of food intolerance
    • Check Ferritin if you have heavy bleeding
    • Check Full thyroid panel (TsH, Total T4, Free T3) + Thyroid Antibodies
    • Check Vitamin D3 (50-80ng/ml)
  • MTHFR Testing for infertility
  • Why is infertility is on the rise?
    • Environmental Toxin
    • Diet
    • Hormonal imbalances
    • Autoimmunity
  • Progesterone and Miscarriage
  • Long-term effect of Birth Control usage
  • What supplements to take to Optimize your hormones?
  • When is the best time to do the hormone testing (17-21)
  • Dramatic hormones imbalance from postpartum
  • Menopause
  • The Golden Triangle (Thyroid, Ovaries, Adrenal)
  • How to deal with PMS




Tony Robbins Priming https://www.youtube.com/watch…
Wellness Cafe w/ Dr. Trevor Cates on Acne http://www.drjonr.com/podcast/46
Dave Asprey & Jolene Brighten on Post Birth Control Pill Syndrome
Dr. Emma Andrade naturopathic physician focusing on hormonal balance and adrenal support for Moms

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