In this interview with Dr Kara Fitzgerald, Dr. Carrie Jones covers different types of testings and the major hormones concerned in hormonal health. Furthermore, this podcast gives a comprehensive overview of the DUTCH test and how it can be utilised to understand the various major hormonal pathways.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  1. The difference between a dried urine, saliva and serum hormone testing.
  2. Evaluating hormone metabolites.
  3. COMT and estrogen clearance.
  4. Understanding and favorably augmenting testosterone metabolism (men and women).
  5. Assessing thyroid status through looking at adrenal hormones and metabolized cortisol.
  6. Identifying and treating hormonal imbalance root causes.
  7. How exogenous steroids and opioids suppress the HPA axis.
  8. The difference between DHEA-S and DHEA.
  9. Is the “pregnenolone steal” a real thing?
  10. A new marker added to the DUTCH hormone test: 8OH2DG an oxidative stress marker.
  11. Why melatonin is tested using first morning specimen.
  12. The melatonin and cortisol relationship.

Dr Carrie Jones, ND, MPH, Medical Director for Precision Analytical

Dr. Carrie Jones’ passion and expertise lies in the areas of hormonal, adrenal, and thyroid health. She recognises that imbalance can occur at any age and believes it is important to look at the big picture such as the appropriate use of lab testing. Dr. Jones graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon then went on to complete her residency in women’s health, endocrinology and hormones. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international work and health empowerment. Dr. Jones is an adjunct professor at NUNM and regularly consults, lectures, and writes on the topic of hormones, thyroid, adrenals, autoimmune and more.

As the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc., her goals are to provide ongoing cutting edge integrative clinical education to the large network of providers paving the way of healthcare with functional medicine.