Are Hormones Good or Bad? When I first graduated from medical school back in the early 2000’s, I have to admit was thoroughly confused by whether hormone replacement therapy was good or bad, and I wasn't sure if I should recommend it. I also did not understand the differences between synthetic and bioidentical hormones. I thought they were basically all the same. Most people, even practitioners, are confused by hormone replacement therapy and don’t have a good understanding of the … [Read more...] about Confused About Hormone Replacement?
In today’s society, most women begin to experience the effects of perimenopause or menopause over the age of 40 (and some women over age 30). As a direct result of this, they may start experiencing one or several classic symptoms of aging: Decrease in energy Weight gain Low sex drive Hair loss Depression Insomnia Mood swings Inability to focus Memory loss Fatigue The hormonal decline that takes place during this stage of life leads many women to seek relief, but some live in fear of … [Read more...] about Bioidentical Hormone Treatment: More Pros Than Cons
Aging is inevitable. How we age, or even slow down the effects of aging, can actually be improved with knowledge of the aging process itself. Today we know that the rate of disease and aging are partially controlled by our endocrine and immune systems. Our endocrine system does a handful of things that include: regulates our body’s temperature, growth, reproduction, aging and immune system. We also know that the immune system, endocrine system and nervous system have to communicate properly … [Read more...] about Why We Age and What Hormones Have To Do With It