We provide Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy because it is the only non-chemical way to balance hormones and bring a body to optimal health.
Men and women, young and old, risk hormone imbalances. Stress, pesticides, food additives, pharmaceuticals, our water, etc., may interfere with hormone function.
There are 67 known human hormones and they all interrelate. There are sex hormones, brain hormones (neurotransmitters), thyroid hormones, stomach hormones, and others such as vitamin D and insulin. When these are properly balanced, they provide healthy skin, hair, bones, moods, mental clarity, energy, immune protection, sleep, fertility, libido, heart and muscle health, to name a few.
Bio-identical hormones may be replaced topically, orally, or by injection. Routine testing is required as well as the established need for them.
bio-identical hormones for men and women
conventional hormone replacement therapy
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
- Synthetic hormones typically prescribed are not identical to human hormones.
- Treatment may be based on symptoms and testing is rarely performed.
- The prescribed levels are often partially incorrect as dosage choices are very limited and mass-produced.
- Synthetic estrogens (xenoestrogens) build up in tissue and are difficult to detoxify. Synthetic estrogens can persist in tissue 6-12 months.
- The chemical structure is identical to human hormones (bio-identical).
- Testing is based on tissue levels through saliva or blood to assure need and proper replacement.
- Hormone prescriptions are precise for each individual. Dosage combinations are unlimited.
- Hormone degradation occurs through normal pathways in a few hours to days, eliminating worrisome accumulation of hormones.
It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of normal thyroid function. Thyroid controls metabolism, energy production, body heat, maintains circulation, heart health, blood volume, muscle and ligament health, and many vital chemical reactions in the body. Every organ, every tissue, every cell is dependent upon thyroid hormones.
Thorough testing is critical to balancing thyroid function. Adrenal function, mineral status, intestinal health, and medications must all be taken into consideration for proper replacement. While some patients do well with synthetic replacement, most respond better to "natural" replacement.
The adrenal gland produces a number of hormones including: cortisone/cortisol, DHEA, aldosterone, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and adrenaline.
It produces steroid hormones called glucocorticoids because their first role in humans is to release sugar as energy. The second role is to reduce inflammation.
Adrenal disorders may lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, infertility, mood disorders and heart disease. Symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, muscle weakness, insomnia, and "tired and wired" syndrome.
All adrenal hormones are made from cholesterol. Too little cholesterol is related to illness, aging, psychiatric conditions, Alzheimer's, autoimmune disease and heart disease.
Thyroid and blood hormone testing is available through routine lab studies while adrenal hormones are best measured with salivary testing. Sex hormones may also be tested through saliva.