• Pamela Froman

Dr. Jeffrey Sherman

Hormones play a vital role in our health and wellness. That's why paying a visit to Dr. Jeffrey E. Sherman, a Board-Certified Chiropractor, Nurse Practitioner and Certified BioTE Hormone Replacement Provider will help keep your system in check. Hormones such as Testosterone, Estrodial, Thyroid and Growth hormones work by regulating your body and sending chemical messages to keep you in balance and well. They act as messengers, designed to interact with specific target cells and organs and provoke a change or result. As we age, hormone production changes, and hormonal imbalance can occur as a result. Unbalanced hormones can have a variety of side effects and symptoms.

Dr. Sherman started out in family medicine, but found it was difficult to treat patients who were overweight or diabetic, or those with problems like depression or anxiety with traditional medication. Treating them with standard drugs, such as anti-depressants wasn't providing the results he wanted. Ultimately he began looking into hormone replacement. It worked! He noted that the patients received excellent results when their hormone levels were regulated.

There's a variety of important hormones. They regulate sex drive, muscle mass, and even mental clarity. After we reach about the age of 40, many of these important hormones slow down and become diminished. Symptoms are fatigue, less focus, weight gain, lack of energy, anxiety and depression, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, and loss of strength.

“If you are feeling like this, like you've passed your peak, the first step is to get a blood test, so we can analyze your blood for metabolic function, kidney function and check your hormones,” says Dr. Sherman. Once the results come in Dr. Sherman puts a treatment plan in place, with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy.

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy? Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy has been around since the 1930s. It's the longest, oldest, most studied hormone replacement around. These human-identical hormones are made from plants, like yams and soy and can be inserted under the skin as pellets. They last three to four months in women or about five to six months in men. “They are completely natural and it's the same exact hormone that your body makes, so they are not synthetic,” says Dr. Sherman. “With Bio-Identical Hormones you get the benefits of hormones without the risk. Study after study shows Bio-Identical Hormones are safe.”

The pellet procedure only takes about five to ten minutes, and it's much easier than injections, creams, or patches. With patches you have to replace it once a week and the adhesive often irritates the skin. It's also hard to get the levels right. Injections are painful and you have to do them once a week. Gels have to be applied everyday! Plus there's a risk of transferring it to other people. The pellet is the easiest and most consistent way to replace the hormones.

Hormone imbalance happens in both sexes. Males typically have a greater imbalance of testosterone, and in females it's testosterone, estrogen and growth hormone. As well, typically both sexes have thyroid deficiencies. “We are talking about optimizing hormones so that's really key,” says Dr. Sherman. “When we replace the hormones we bring them to a level where someone feels their best.”

Dr. Sherman's office is located at 22554 Ventura Blvd, Suite 117, Woodland Hills. For more information call (818) 703-9512 or log onto

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