Menopause Publication: A Letter to the Editor
and DUTCH's Response

featuring Mark Newman, MS

Audio Only:

Season 4: Episode 2

Published May 21, 2024

Listen in to this episode of the DUTCH Podcast as Mark Newman, MS, discusses Dr. Pam Smith’s Letter to the Editor in response to our Menopause publication, a peer-reviewed study on the comparison between FDA-approved estrogen patches and gels to compounded estrogen creams.

Mark and Jaclyn examine the somewhat confusing nomenclature between estrogen dose amount and absorption amount, the differences in response between patches, gels, and creams, and how salivary versus urinary testing can tell different stories in a patient. They also discuss how the research around hormone monitoring has advanced over the years and the importance of paying attention to clinical outcomes as well as the full body of scientific literature available.


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About our speaker

Mark Newman, MS, is a recognized expert and international speaker in the field of hormone testing. Mark spent nearly 25 years developing and directing 24-hour urine, organic acid, and salivary hormone testing labs. His unique experience led him to pursue a revolutionary way to test hormones.  

Mark began his own lab, Precision Analytical Inc., to create the most comprehensive functional hormone test available, DUTCH®—Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. Mark is committed to making it easier for patients and their healthcare providers to answer complex clinical questions through extensive education on validated hormone research. Every day, he and his team of experts work toward their mission to profoundly change one life, and then a million more through industry-leading functional hormone testing and education. 

Please Note: The contents of this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only. Precision Analytical will be interviewing functional medicine key opinion leaders, the best and brightest in the field. The information is not to be interpreted as, or mistaken for, clinical advice. Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

Show Notes

Read our published article in Menopause and check out Dr. Pam Smith’s Letter to the Editor and our response.