The Rhythm Plus
Tracking a Full Cycle Through Salivary Hormone Testing


Hormones play a critical role in maintaining optimal health. The proper balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are essential for muscle and skin tone, bone resilience, libido, fertility, weight management, energy levels, and a healthy menstrual cycle. Imbalanced hormones affect sleep, metabolic rate, and immune system function, and contribute to the development of osteoporosis, breast and endometrial cancer, and heart disease.

The Rhythm Plus hormone test is a comprehensive salivary assessment of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone that spans a full 28 days. Additionally, this hormone testing profile includes the Adrenocortex Stress Profile and the Comprehensive Melatonin Profile to reveal how the sex hormones are influenced by cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin.

Rhythm Plus is a hormonal test indicated for both premenopausal and perimenopausal women not currently supplementing with hormones.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the menstrual cycle utilizing salivary hormones
  • Review the components of the Rhythm Plus Profile
  • Discuss HPA axis insights provided by cortisol and melatonin circadian rhythms
  • Apply test results to patient scenarios using case studies

Stephen Goldman, DCStephen Goldman, DC

Stephen Goldman, DC, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts. He received a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College, where he also served as a member of the faculty.

Following 25 years of family practice in Los Angeles, where he worked largely with athletes and patients concerned with optimal health, Dr. Goldman relocated to Asheville and joined the Medical Education team at Genova Diagnostics.

As a Medical Education Specialist, Dr. Goldman provides educational support to physicians and also authors medical education support materials.

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