Women And Men's Health

Randall Wellness

Gayle Madeleine Randall, MD

Functional Medicine Practitioner & Integrative Medicine Doctor located in Malibu, CA

Are Your Hormones Making You Feel Imbalanced?

Feel Happy – Balance Your Hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Women and Men's Health Q & A

What we offer:
  • Bio-Identical hormone replacement
  • Topicals
  • BioTee Pallets
  • Herbals
  • BioTE

BioTE Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Men who have low T or low libido are addressed first by blood evaluation and consultation. If testosterone levels are low and they are good candidates testosterone can be replaced either topically, by pellets or injections. l prefer bioidentical topicals or pellets. Randall Wellness Network is proud to be a certified provider of BioTE® Medical bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) system. We seek to educate patients about BHRT’s benefits and how, married with our integrative approach, BioTE® can be part of a foundation for balanced and lasting good health. The BioTE® method of tiny bioidentical pellets inserted just below the skin mimics the natural release of hormones into the body, meaning that it allows hormones to more consistently remain at optimal levels and is safer than synthetic alternatives. She also specializes in bioidentical hormone management for men and women through all different routes: natural herbal, bioidentical topical, as well as pellets.

Being BioTE® certified means Dr. Randall is committed to providing women and men with the best available hormone therapy. Anyone who wants to improve their quality of life and age healthier should learn more by contacting the office or requesting an appointment.

Are your hormones contaminated with toxins from your food or the environment?

Herbicides pesticides and fungicides are potent neuroendocrine disruptors. They bind to your hormone receptor sites tighter than your natural hormones. And if you are a woman with premenstrual syndrome or menopause it can magnify your symptoms and cause serious problems. The goal is to try and avoid these chemicals as much as possible and clean them out with detoxifying foods and activities.

A lot of women may have hormone imbalance and not even realize it. They often don’t recognize the symptoms. Symptoms can also be masked by medications prescribed for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and weight gain. Other women have debilitating symptoms that interfere with their daily life. 

Symptoms that indicate an imbalance include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Unexplained weight gain or inability to lose weight
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep problems
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased libido
  • Brain fog

If you suffer from these symptoms, consult with an expert such as Dr Randall find out if you’d benefit from hormone therapy. She checks your hormones to determine if they’re out of balance and knows the symptoms situations women present with very well. Dr Randall has been dealing with women and helping rebalance their hormones for more than 30 years.

What causes a hormone imbalance in women?

Hormone imbalances in women can occur as part of the natural aging process. It also can be part of the regular menstrual cycle. However it can be made worse with poor diet and lifestyle.

Women approaching or going through menopause, as well as those who have just given birth or experienced cancer treatment, may be at risk for hormonal imbalance as well.

Hormone balance is also affected by diet, exercise habits, and stress.  We all need to eat lots of ORGANIC fruits and vegetables to clean out excess hormone toxins.  Meats have more of these toxins especially non-organic meats. Sugar and coffee can also cause more hormonal disruption.

For all ages choosing as much organic food as possible is important. Also doing detoxes with green drinks, sweats an exercise can help tremendously. Green drinks should be made in a Vitamix or the equivalent to retain the fiber elements of the fruits and vegetables. The fiber slows the digestion and makes it a slower carb. Parsley, cilantro and dandelion greens are particularly cleansing. Add carrot or apple to tone the taste.  If the hormonal symptoms are very troubling herbs like milk thistle and glutathione can help your liver clean out the excess toxins that interfere with your hormonal functioning .

What are the effects of a hormone imbalance in women?

Hormones govern a wide variety of bodily systems, not just your mood and sexuality. Imbalanced levels can put you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and thyroid disease. They protect against these conditions when balanced.  Cognitive decline speeds with low estrogen levels because it catalyzes the production of acetylcholine in your brain where memory is key. My patients often tell me that can feel when their estrogen is low because they can’t remember things.

Hormone imbalances can also cause metabolism problems and abnormalities with your menstrual cycle and breasts. Sore breasts indicate excess estrogen or an imbalance in the estrogen to progesterone ratio.  This can be handled easily with DIM or milk thistle or if very severe in premenstrual women a little progesterone  the week before menses can be a miracle.

What are the treatments for hormone imbalance in women?

You don’t have to suffer the negative effects of a hormone imbalance. There are many options depending on your age whether you suffer from PMS or Menopause.  Treatment may be as simple as an herb such as Vitex for low progesterone. 

Menopausal women have several options as well. Creams, gels, patches, touches or BioTE hormone replacement therapy pellets which offer an effective, safe way to prevent the effects of hormone irregularities. And are truly bioidentical and blood levels do not vary making a much happier regulated woman.

Bioidentical hormones are a natural alternative to chemical or animal-derived hormones used in traditional hormone replacement therapy. Compounded creams and BioTE products are made from plant ingredients like yams. They’re structured to match the hormones your body produces naturally, so your body uses them effectively and efficiently.

Both creams and BioTE hormone pellets are customized to match your body’s needs. Bioidentical hormones can include estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, and DHEA, an adrenal precursor often recommended to combat the signs of aging or fatigue.

Unless you have a family or personal history of female cancer bioidentical hormone replacement is good for your brain, heart, cholesterol level, skin, stabilize weight and energy. Newer studies have shown they not only do not cause cancer they prevent it.

The FDA would prefer to think otherwise...probably for financial reasons.

Just know there are choices for you and feeling balanced and happy is your choice!


Come in for a better, happier, healthier you.