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?
Why Women Are Suffering Through Menopause
When a woman complains of hot flashes or insomnia due to ‘the change’, it makes most wonder why they haven’t began taking hormone replacements such as Estrogen. Well, women used to take their estrogen happily until the Spring of 2003 when the Women’s Health Initiative study came out stating that hormones caused an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, breast cancer and dementia. Overnight, women stopped their hormones and few to no doctors offered them alternatives or explanations. The … [Read more...] about Why Women Are Suffering Through Menopause
Why We Age and What Hormones Have To Do With It
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
Hormone Therapy: Bioidentical Hormones vs Synthetic Hormones
Correcting hormonal deficiency is the most powerful way to prevent age related diseases. When examining your options for hormone replacement--just like understanding the complex food industry--often the most natural and least processed is the better choice. Hormone replacement therapy is by far the most effective treatment for not only pesky symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain, low thyroid and other menopausal and andropausal (male menopause) symptoms, but also in the prevention of … [Read more...] about Hormone Therapy: Bioidentical Hormones vs Synthetic Hormones