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DUTCH Test Explained - Advanced Hormone Testing with Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS

Jan 19, 2022

Are your hormones out of whack? If you suffer from weight gain, insomnia, fatigue, GI issues, or mood swings...the answer is likely yes! But how can we actually know what’s going on with our hormones? 

Watch this interview with Esther Blum, functional nutritionist to learn how the Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH) test gives you a clearer picture than blood tests alone.  

The DUTCH test uses 5 dried urine samples collected at various times throughout the day to get a better picture of how your hormones are produced and metabolized. Get insight into estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other androgen hormones, cortisol, and more. You can even see how much dopamine and melatonin you’re producing. 

These detailed results are especially helpful for someone who is getting “normal” hormone blood work back but is clearly having signs of hormonal dysfunction. 


Here are the Timestamps for this Interview: 

0:00 - What is the DUTCH Test?

2:37 - What is the difference in training and expertise between a registered dietitian and an integrative dietician?

5:30 - What information does the DUTCH test give that can’t be obtained from the GI MAP test or a subjective interview?

13:30 - Overview of adaptogens and how to use them to help reduce your stress and cortisol levels.

17:01 - Why does going through menopause increase a women’s risk for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s?

17:32 - Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy good for Alzheimer’s prevention?

18:32 - What to do for estrogen dominance symptoms?

34:39 - Where does someone start for better stress and sleep?

42:07 - Why you should swipe your thoughts and not allow negative thoughts in your life.

42:40 - Why the quick fix mentality is wrecking your health and what to do instead.

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