So, You Don’t Know What to Believe Anymore?

So, You Don’t Know What to Believe Anymore?


Scott A. Wasserman, M.D. 
20201 N. Scottsdale Healthcare Dr. 
Suite 250 
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 

Dr. Scott Wasserman runs a successful private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona where he specializes in what he calls “quality of life” medicine.  He works extensively with women of all ages.  Some of whom find themselves in the throes of hormonal upheaval to the point of desperation.  His approach is well rounded with a heavy emphasis in education, attitude, initiative, nutrition, and emotional well being.  His real expertise is in making sense of symptoms as they relate to the subtle and not so subtle expression of hormone imbalance.

Dr. Wasserman grew up in New York.  He attended medical school in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Sackler School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein/Jacobi Hospital in Bronx, New York.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He a member of the North American Menopause Society as well as the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.  He is a sponsored triathlete who has completed multiple Ironman Triathlons. 

Sometimes considered more of a health coach. Dr. Wasserman is an educational and motivational speaker who talks frequently on topics relating to women’s health.  He sees himself on the frontier of a new kind of medicine.  One, which he hopes to educate other physicians about as well as patients. 


Note: Minnie Pauz welcomes Dr. Scott Wasserman to the site! Women need to know there ARE physicians out there who take the time to listen and try to help us get our lives back in balance. After several long discussions with Dr. Scott, and hearing his philosophy about women's health, I invited him to be a regular contributor on this site. 

So, You Don’t Know What to Believe Anymore?

Consider This: 
In the 1920’s you were told DES was safe.  Then Thalidomide.  In the 50’s Valium was touted as “non-addicting”.  In the 60’s and 70’s claims regarding estrogen replacement be safe were thrown out when thousands of women began to develop uterine cancer.  Now claims’ of cardiovascular protection with HRT are. The dwindling the latest studies suggest that even the cancer screening icon, the mammogram, may not be what it was cracked up to be.

So, What do you believe?

Many women’s crisis of belief, when it comes to their health, is a marketing tool. Put in a position of fear and confusion makes anyone ripe for the sale. High Cholesterol?  Afraid of having a heart attack?  Here’s your Statin.  Osteoporosis?  Afraid of a hip fracture?  Here’s your Fosamax.  Or how about your soy?  You do want to be “natural” don’t you?  Frankly from this perspective it’s tough to win.

Some might say this opinion is a little harsh paranoid even.  Yet everyday in my practice I spend hours talking both women (and men) down from the mountain of confusion.  I almost liken it to reprogramming in a sense.  Only at this point can major change take place. 

Our priorities are screwed up.  We spend our money on things like Slim Fast before we look at cutting sugar out of our diet!  We take HRT to prevent osteoporosis before we lift a finger to exercise and build strong bones.  We can’t sleep, the hot flashes are debilitating.  Yes somewhere we got the idea that hormones cause cancer.  So we take sleeping pills instead.  Premarin comes from horses’ urine!!  Ughhhh!!!!!  Wait, they made Cenestin.  It’s chemically just as synthetic and unnatural but thank heavens it’s made from plants and not horses.  That has to be better!!  RIGHT?

You get the picture.

I know you’re on the edge of your seats….. 

So What Do you believe???????

Think:  Back to Basics.

Much of how good or how bad you feel is a function of how you take care of and nurture yourself.  Ultimately your health and longevity are dependent on your attitude and hard work.  Your sense of self and empowerment leave you with a resiliency to grow stronger.  Passive victimization is your enemy (and the drug companies best friend).

You are what you eat!

 -Don’t eat sugar or white flour.  For reasons that I will elaborate on in future articles.  No one thing will give you more health benefits.

Start slow but start!

 -Very often I recommend people to work with a qualified personal trainer.   A profound piece of the puzzle that everybody knows.  Yet so few really exercise.  Resistance and weight training are the key here.

Attitude is everything!

 -You know what your destructive habits and patterns are.  Address them.  If you can’t do it alone then get help.  You’ll thank yourself later.

While these few suggestions are often easier said than done they are huge.  Forget the supplements, herbs, hormones, drugs, and infomercial exercise equipment.  They are all someone else’s cash cow.

Physical and emotional well being are the fundamental building blocks of your health.  No one can make you healthier than yourself, NO ONE!!

Take control and you won’t worry about whether or not you should take HRT.  YOU WILL KNOW! 

Happy Hormones, 
Scott Wasserman, M.D.

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