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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones control every function in your body, from your metabolism and mood to your sex drive and energy; from your appetite and sleep; to your strength and endurance…
HORMONES keep you alive! They control every single function in your body. Hormones are the chemistry of life.
Hormones have been the subject of bad press since the Women’s Health Initiative study was released about 20 years ago. After the initial findings were released that ‘hormones cause cancer and heart disease’ , it was found out that hormones provided many benefits. It was only the group of women that received synthetic (artificial) hormones that had the negative findings.
What caused great media attention (‘hormones are bad’, ‘stop all hormone treatments now’) somehow didn’t get the same attention when the researchers found out all the new benefits, and the danger of taking a synthetic hormone. The truth can be twisted in ways to get attention!
Beware of what you believe without doing your research carefully.
Most reports are from studies that used synthetic hormones and combinations that are not natural to your body.
The WHI study caused the biggest upset in medicine which led to millions of women suddenly stopping their hormone therapy in fear of getting heart attacks and cancer. Sadly, most doctors have not kept up with the research that has since been published, It is very similar to the uproar most male patients hear from their doctors when they ask about testosterone replacement therapy. Andropause (male menopause, or ‘MAN-o-pause!!)> Decades ago, it was thought that testosterone causes prostate cancer. Since then it is very clear that it does not. However, once again, the science is not well publicized because there is no sensationalism caused by good news. The good news is that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in both men and women is safe. It helps restore youthful vitality beyond sex drive. Hormone replacement therapy, when done safely with a precision medicine approach, helps brain function, protects muscle and bone strength, decreases risk of certain chronic diseases, and corrects the aches and pains of growing older:
When someone tell you that hormones are dangerous, educate them on this:
SYNTHETIC (artificial, non natural hormone PROVERA) was the biggest culprit in the adverse findings from the WHI. Pay attention to this simple event: what came out as a conclusion from a study; 10 years later when reviewed – positive findings emerged THAT WERE NEVER PUBLICIZED. It didn’t make headlines. It did not make the news. Unlike the initial findings that made it to magazine covers, news headlines and every media outlet you can think of.
This is exactly why our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy doctors spend hours each week reviewing the literature and scientific studies, and critically evaluating the positive and negative outcome studies. Not just in the field of hormones, but brain health, immune system function as it relates to autoimmune disease and cancer; and all the areas important for healthy aging.
They ask questions like, “what was the objective of the study? Who stands the most to gain from a positive or negative finding? And what are the confounding variables (meaning was it a fair representation of the population, was there anything that was overlooked that can make a difference to the findings?” Everything practiced at Live Younger is soundly based in science. Your safety is assured.
Celebrities use Their Status to Help You Learn the Truth About Bioidentical Hormones Therapy
Suzanne Somers has devoted her life to investigating and reporting on bioidentical hormones, the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs and living a healthy lifestyle after she suffered from breast cancer.
As a cancer survivor, she has come to trust ‘alternative’ medicine.
Consider that this is REAL medicine – a medical system based on your body and restoring its BEST function.
Restoring health. Not treating sickness and waiting for disease.
Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been tried and tested for over 5000 years. Modern medicine is only a few hundred years old. Consider a few areas that are examples of how modern medicine is embracing ‘alternative medicine’.
If you look at emerging studies, modern bioidentical hormones therapy medicine is beginning to find value in ancient herbs and practices:
Even Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil are all educating their audiences in the field of bioidentical hormones, eating natural foods and living a healthy lifestyle – just as we help you to do at Live Younger.
Hormones and How They Work
Hormones are created from nutrients. CHOLESTEROL is the precursor to all your ‘sex steroid’ hormones like estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. Cortisol, pregnenolone, DHEA (your hormone of youth and longevity) are other examples of sex steroid hormones.
Both vitamins and minerals attach to protein molecules and altered cholesterol to create different hormones. After they have been created, hormones become great communicators. They are chemical messengers that direct every function in your body. From energy and metabolism, to blood pressure and sugar regulation; from how you gain or lose weight, to your sex drive and vitality – hormones help keep you alive and feeling well.
The Key to Bioidentical Hormone
Consider your hormones to work like a lock and key.
The hormone is the ‘lock’
Your hormone receptors are on your cells. (the key).
The hormone ‘unlocks’ the cell receptor and instructs it on what to do:
You Deserve A Better Quality of Life
All those years of writing prescriptions, I realized my patients weren’t really getting BETTER. A drug for this and a drug for that…the same dose for everyone, even though every person is a unique individual. Then I discovered a Better way!