The Steroidogenic Pathway: Understanding What Influences Each Step

Presented by Ellen Antoine, DO, FACEP, ABIHM, IFMCP


Hormonal imbalances affect a wide range of body systems, producing symptoms that negatively impact the quality of life and lead to significant health concerns. Many people are caught in the vicious cycle of hormonal imbalance, with acute and chronic illnesses becoming interwoven.

Understanding the steroidogenic pathway and hormonal interaction is crucial in addressing underlying root issues and managing resultant hormonal irregularities. Dr. Ellen Antoine will walk you through the steroidogenic pathway to help you better understand how medical conditions, nutrients, botanicals, and other factors impact hormonal health.

In this webinar we will focus on:

  1. Understanding the steroidogenic pathway
  2. Factors affecting the production of primary sex and adrenal hormones
  3. Applying the principles of hormone balancing in the clinical setting

Keywords: hormone metabolism – steroid metabolism – hormone balancing with food

Ellen Antoine, DO, FACEP, ABIHM, IFMCPEllen Antoine, DO, FACEP, ABIHM, IFMCP

Dr. Ellen Antoine completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In May 1997, Dr. Antoine took first place as the Resident Presenter at the SAEM Regional CPC Competition. She then went on to win first place as the Resident Presenter at the ACEP National CPC Competition in October of 1997. In June 1998, Dr. Antoine was awarded with the William and Margaret Menin Award for Humanistic and Academic Achievements from Albert Einstein Medical Center. Following residency Dr. Antoine took a position as faculty in an Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She was named "Most Outstanding Teaching Faculty Member" both 1998–1999 as well as 1999–2000. In 2002, Dr. Antoine was named a Fellow in American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Ellen Antoine is dually board certified in Emergency Medicine (FACEP) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She was one of the first 100 practitioners to be certified in Functional Medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP).

Her extensive knowledge of Functional/Integrative Medicine combined with years of experience practicing acute care medicine in addition to her own family's personal health journey has provided her with the unique ability to bring this type of comprehensive medical care, geared at addressing underlying root issues, to others. Dr. Antoine is committed to and passionate about partnering with her patients on their journey to optimal wellness. Her goal is to empower others with the knowledge of how to best care for their own bodies so that they can live Òfully functionalÓ and thrive in the midst of complex and chronic illness. She is just as passionate about educating other practitioners in how to have 'fully functional' medical practices and renew their love for patient care.

Dr. Ellen Antoine currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with her husband, Dr. Scott Antoine and their five children where they co-own Vine Healthcare, a Functional-Integrative Medicine Clinic in downtown Carmel.

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