“I doubt any doctor in Sweden would know how to correct this.”
… 2/10 and it was progressively getting worse. I have been an athlete my entire life, and I am well-attuned to any changes in my body.
I was noticing that I was also having trouble recovering after my workouts, and that I was having trouble concentrating. Dr. Lee determined that I had a low thyroid with a very high Reverse T3. We have adjusted my thyroid medication several times, and each time my Free T3 improves and my Reverse T3 drops. I doubt any doctor in Sweden would know how to correct this condition—or even how to test for Reverse or Free T3. Since Dr. Lee has been managing my thyroid, my energy, my focus and my recovery from workouts have all been much better. I have been recommending Dr. Lee to all my friends.
— Helen Alfredsson
“I can’t stop when I’m still winning races.”
… energy and stamina were becoming very low. I was struggling with my training, and with my race performance. I felt burnt out, very emotional, and I had much self-doubt.
My triathlete friends told me to check out Dr. Lee, since he was a triathlete and would probably understood me better than any other doctor. And, because he had worked on many other professional athletes.
I have worked with Dr. Lee for several years now. Dr. Lee really achieved his goal with me, and that was better nutrition, and better absorption of nutrients. My energy and training are now back where I want them to be.
I keep telling Dr. Lee that this will be my last year to compete, and perhaps I will retire in another two or three years, but I can’t stop when I’m still winning races, or placing in the top three.
If you want to improve your performance, I strongly recommend that you see Dr. Lee.
— Nina Kraft
“My primary physician had diagnosed me with low testosterone, but was having trouble bringing it back to a healthy level.”
… I’m a psychologist and that means I’m sitting for several hours a day. In addition, I’d recently turned 40 and so I figured that the onset of middle age, combined with sitting at work all day, was negatively impacting my overall physical well-being. My primary physician had diagnosed me with low testosterone, but was having trouble bringing it back to a healthy level.
After seeing a magazine article about Dr. Lee, and reading that he’d been the team endocrinologist for the Cleveland Indians (I’m a baseball fan!), I decided to set up an appointment. On our first session, he conducted a thorough history of my symptoms and spent a great deal of time listening to my concerns. He set up a plan for some blood work and, upon receiving the results, recommended testosterone injections and vitamin D supplementation.
Now, after a year of working with Dr. Lee, my testosterone and vitamin D are consistently at optimal levels, my energy has increased greatly, my stamina has improved and my aches have reduced markedly!
— Richard Marcil
“To no avail, I tried all the latest gimmicks to attain my health goals.”
… frankly, on a downhill slide. To no avail, I tried all the latest gimmicks to attain my health goals. Then I read an article regarding Dr. Lee and I decided to try one more time to feel good, have more energy, perform better and continue living healthy.
Within the first three months I was feeling like a new woman! And all Dr. Lee had to do was readjust my bioidentical hormones (Biest and progesterone) and add a supplement—but the most important thing was that he knew exactly what I needed!
Since then, over the past year, I’ve improved my running time from a 14-minute mile to an 11:14-minute mile. I’ve participated in all of the Track Shack Races while gleefully comparing my last year results to this year! What a difference! Recently, I completed my first Walt Disney World Half Marathon with energy to spare, and I needed very little recovery time afterwards.
But my greatest achievement occurred on June 23, 2010 when I reached the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. That particular climb is a total distance of 16 miles out and back, with a total elevation gain of 4,842 feet, a peak elevation of 8,836 feet, and a skill level rating of “extremely strenuous.” I reached the summit in 6 hours, and returned to the comfort of the lodge in 6.5 hours.
Thank you Dr. Lee—and your team of professionals—for improving my strength, energy, confidence and most importantly, my life!
— Marie Schiavi
“For 29 years I consistently ran over 1,000 miles per year.”
… My wife had seen Dr. Lee, and she was making great improvements in her overall health. So last year, I decided to see Dr. Lee because of my low energy, and to help with my peak performance—and to be sure I met my goal of running in the Grandfather Mountain Marathon in Boone, North Carolina this year.
My consultation with Dr. Lee proved to be very fruitful. He noted that my testosterone was very low, and that I had several nutritional deficiencies. He helped balance my sluggish system with supplements such as EPA-DHA and with bioidentical DHEA (from a compound pharmacy) which are starting to make a huge difference in my 69- year-old body! My 5K and 10K times are once again coming down, which gives me hope for next year to again make the trip to Boone and run in the over 70 age group—and possibly be the oldest runner to cross the finish line!
— David Zellers
“Like a detective, Dr. Lee thoroughly evaluated all of my hormone levels.”
… slipping away at only 55. I consulted with many specialists and they were unable to identify why I was feeling so sick. My blood test results were normal. Physically and mentally exhausted, I had almost given up when my primary care physician suggested I see Dr. Lee.
Like a detective, Dr Lee thoroughly evaluated all of my hormone levels and discovered many deficiencies. Then, when I began hormone therapy and started taking growth hormone, my quality of life returned. I sleep better now than I have in many years and do not feel fatigued all of the time. I will be running a marathon in three weeks and then plan on training and completing my first half Ironman Triathlon this fall. Thank you Dr. Lee for giving me back my healthy life.
“Dr. Lee is my hero, but I still want to crush him in the next race!”
… involved in the sport in the last eight years.
I’ve steadily improved, have raced all over the US, and have been able to compete in three International Triathlon Union Long Distance World Championships in Europe and three Ironman 70.3 World Championships. I’ve been a USA Triathlon All American, which is a ranking in the top 10 percent of all triathletes, of all distances, for the past 7 years.
When I was starting in triathlon, I developed a fun rivalry with Dr Lee. He is a much better swimmer and would always try to help me. I returned the favor by trying to track him down on the run. I’ve never succeeded, but I’ve gotten close!
In the fall of 2007, I was a little tired and my race results were suddenly much slower. For example, my run, which is my strength, in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship was seven minutes slower than the previous year! I had similar results in both a ten mile race and a half marathon road race.
My coach, Jeff Cuddeback, suggested that I see a doctor and have some blood work done. Dr. Lee ran several tests and discovered that I was deficient in vitamin D. I simply started taking vitamin D, and after a few weeks felt like myself again. Before the vitamin D, when I was tired, I couldn’t break a seven minute mile. Three weeks after starting vitamin D, I ran a six minute mile—in the middle of a run!
I turned 50 in April of 2008 and decided to celebrate by competing in Ironman Lake Placid. The Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. It turned out to be quite a celebration as I had the race of my life! In the pouring rain, I had a good swim and bike, and was in tenth place. I then ran past 491 other racers, seven of whom were in my age group. I placed third and earned a slot to the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii—my very first Ironman! I also ran fast enough after biking and swimming to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I competed in Hawaii ten weeks after my first Ironman, and again had a good run! I managed to pass ten people in my age group and ended up 14th, again qualifying for Boston.
I am so relieved and excited. I was worried that my speed was gone forever. The surprising thing is that I am continuing to get faster at age 52—in my ninth year in the sport! Dr. Lee is my hero, but I still want to crush him in the next race!