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May 2, 2024 29 mins

On today’s episode

Dr. Doug Lucas, a dual board-certified physician and orthopedic surgeon specializing in holistic medicine, reveals some fascinating aspects of women’s health as it relates to testosterone. With his expertise in hormone and bone health optimization for women in midlife and beyond, he will share insights on how understanding and optimizing testosterone levels can unlock better health outcomes for women. 


How can this hormonal balance, particularly in midlife and beyond, impact women's overall health? Join this eye-opening episode to find out.




(00:02:19) Optimizing Women's Health Through Hormone Therapy

(00:07:29) Women's Dominance of Testosterone over Estrogen

(00:11:52) Optimizing Women's Health with Testosterone Replacement

(00:17:04) Debunking Misconceptions: Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

(00:23:02) Bone Health Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

(00:26:34) Enhancing Hormone Health through Stress Management


About Our Guest

Dr. Doug Lucas is a dual board-certified physician specializing in optimizing healthspan and bone health.

 Seven years after completing his training at Stanford and starting his career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Doug left the traditional medical model to pursue a second fellowship and board certification in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and achieve the status of fellow in Anti-Aging and Metabolic Medicine. This functional training provided the medical groundwork to support his patient care philosophy and launch the platforms Optimal Human Health MD and Optimal Bone Health MD.


Dr. Doug has gone on to build a team of experts with a unique skill set to help optimize patients' health and help them to live better and longer. The vision of creating a team environment that facilitates care through a membership-based model has come to fruition, with hundreds of patients seeing success in reversing chronic diseases like osteoporosis and diabetes but also by improving energy, performance, and vitality. Creating custom comprehensive plans through the lens of HealthSpan is the primary objective for all.


Dr. Doug is passionate about learning and delivering groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting information to his team, patients, and followers worldwide. Through patient care, the YouTube channel Optimal Bone Health with Dr. Doug Lucas, his podcast The Dr. Doug Show, and HealthSpan Nation, Dr. Doug is committed to finding the best way to provide the information needed to help Aim for Optimal, Not Average, and to Be Extraordinary because that's what it takes.


Learn more about his work in the following channels:


Additional Resources


  • Listen to my limited series podcast "Christian Women and Menopause" for Bible-based strategies on dealing with menopause symptoms like stress, anxiety, and depression.







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