The information age we live in presents a challenging time for physicians, natural health care providers and individuals alike. As we sift through ever-changing headlines and research studies, it can be frustrating to navigate through treatment options for health issues like cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. In the last decade, hormone therapy has been an especially hot topic, with studies that indicate that conventional hormones can actually worsen the conditions they were designed to treat.
If you or someone you love is contending with one of these health concerns, or if you’re interested in simply improving your overall health and aging well, how can you make the best choices?
Using a common-sense, holistic approach means that health deficits can be addressed at their source. Sadly, through conventional medicine and synthetic drugs, millions of people have settled for less-than ideal drug treatments that temporarily alleviate symptoms but do not truly treat the underlying condition.
Feel Like You Did in Your 20’s
Here is where the beauty of natural, bio-identical hormones lies. By restoring hormonal imbalances using plant based hormones that are safe, gentle and proven, a person can help their body systems to work together at optimum levels so that the body is gradually able to heal itself. Natural hormones improve a person’s well-being, slow degenerative aging processes and can even reverse a number of chronic health issues.
“My clinical experience shows that there is no better substitute for the body’s own production of hormones than using a natural form of that hormone. This experience has been repeatedly confirmed by my patients’ positive responses to natural hormones…. After taking natural hormones, my older patients constantly proclaim that they feel like they did when they were in their 20’s.
I have found natural hormones to be a great benefit and often a cure for many conditions including; chronic fatigue syndrome, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, headaches and migraine headaches, recurrent infections, fibromyalgia, ulcerative colitis, Crohns, and other autoimmune disorders…I am continually amazed at how many chronic diseases can be halted and many time, cured through the use of natural hormones.”
-best-selling author Dr. David Brownstein: (The Miracle of Natural Hormones)
What You Should Know About Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy:
Hormones are substances produced in the body by a series of organs called glands. Your glands are part of a complex system that includes the thyroid, pituitary gland, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes and more. Each hormone that your body secretes has a specific function that helps to regulate the action of cells all over the body. There is no organ that is untouched by the work that your hormones do, which is one important reason that they are so important and need to be kept in balance as we age.
Naturally sourced bio-identical hormones are produced from natural sources, most often from soy or yams, because their chemical structure is similar to the chemicals found in our own bodies. A few examples are natural progesterone, DHEA and natural progesterone. Because these substances are so similar to ours, the body is able to use them much more readily than synthetic hormones, which have been modified in a lab. The body has the proper receptors for natural hormones as well as the appropriate detoxification systems to remove them when necessary. Unfortunately, while synthetic hormones are an extremely profitable product for pharmaceutical companies to produce, their unnatural chemical structure prevents them from binding to hormone receptors in the same way that a natural one would. This can lead to a number of undesirable symptoms and side-effects, because the body does not have a way to eliminate these foreign substances when they are no longer needed.
At CHIC, we can evaluate your overall level of health and prescribe a personalized program for you. Our unique team of experts in nutrition, physical therapy along with hormone health and anti-aging specialists allows us to understand the “whole picture” of your health. This cutting edge, holistic approach provides the most comprehensive assessment that will help you to age better and achieve optimum health and wellness.