EPISODE 102: DR. DOMINIQUE FRADIN-READ ON HER FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL ETHOS

 

Dr. Dominique Fradin-Read, M.D., M.P.H., board-certified physician specializing in preventative and anti-aging medicine, has been instrumental in Jena’s journey with adenomyosis and endometriosis. 

Soft-spoken, kind, and brilliant, the Los Angeles based doctor opened her practice, Vitalife MD, in 2015 and trained in both Europe and the United States. She combines the two techniques and offers a personalized, integrative approach to health, beauty, and wellness. Dr. Fradin-Read’s mantra? “I’m here to help anyone who would like to stay healthy and live a long life and a happy life.” 

In this episode of Nateurious, Dr. Fradin-Read chats with Jena about her medical ethos, perimenopause, her go-to supplements, and the importance of peptides. 

Nateurious Episode 1 Jargon:

Glutathione restores a healthy immune system, enhances the body’s defense against infections, decreases the risk of autoimmune conditions and cancer, and is essential for optimal mental health.  

Peptides have a wide array of benefits, including balancing hormones and preventing age-related chronic diseases. 

French Nappage is a popular skin rejuvenation and hair restoration technique. It is an alternative or complement to laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and other aesthetic procedures, yet it uses natural products, its virtually pain-free, and has no downtime or side effects. Benefits include firmer, glowing, and hydrated skin, softening of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, and visible rejuvenation of the skin’s tone and texture

PT 141 is a peptide that improves female sexual arousal, increases libido in both women and men, and helps to improve erectile dysfunction. Unlike Viagra or Cialis, this peptide does not act on the vascular system and consequently does not have any side effects on blood pressure. 

Naltrexone is typically used to treat addiction to opioids or alcohol, but for pain, it’s extremely effective in low doses for conditions like fibromyalgia, endometriosis, adenomyosis, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Perimenopause begins several years before menopause. It occurs when the ovaries gradually begin to make less estrogen. Women can start experiencing hormonal changes as early as their mid-30s. 

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that is used to produce dopamine; it helps to reduce stress during exposure to acute stressors and may help to prevent stress-induced memory issues.

NAD regulates essential biological effects, including DNA repair, cellular energy, metabolism, and lifespan. As NAD declines with age, it impacts the natural repair mechanisms within the cells.

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