Balancing hormones can reverse the signs and symptoms of ageing. This does not only include the physical signs, such as sagging skin, abdominal fat, cellulite, reduced muscle tone, and weak bones, it also includes mental and emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, foggy headedness, and reduced memory. Reduced levels of hormones are not the only cause of the signs and symptoms of ageing, but they are the biggest.
When i talk about beneficial hormone therapy I am not talking about the pharmaceutical drugs the medical system is passing off as hormones. I am talking about hormones that are the same as our body produces naturally, also known as bio-identical hormones. You will see the pharmaceutical substitutes in common hormone therapies such as birth control pills or what the medical system refers to as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The substitute female hormones were proven dangerous in at least 2 large population studies. The worst of these drugs are the one’s they pass off as progesterone, called progestins. One of these progestins is Provera, still a favourite of many OB/GYN physicians. The progestins are also found in all but a few recent birth control pills. It is estimated that these progestins increase the risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, and Stokes by about 10 times. By comparison, the much maligned horse estrogen, Premarin, only increases the risk of Cancer and Heart Disease by about 2 times.
Bio-identical estrogen and progesterone, on the other hand, decrease the risk of Cancer and Heart Disease. The studies are small, and as such are not recognized by the medical community, so the tendency is to group bio-identical hormones in with the dangerous progestins and synthetic estrogens. Those with the money have no financial interest in funding a million dollar double blind placebo controlled study showing how protective the bio-identical hormones can be, so they can always claim there is not enough research.
It is an uphill battle for those of us using bio-identical hormones. In order to correct the imbalances that a large number of our patients come to us with, we must deal with the mis-information presented by the media and the medical elite. Many of the doctors of BC are quick to dismiss bio-identical hormones, even though they have little idea of the difference between drugs that are generally incompatible with our bodies and hormones that are identical to what our bodies produce naturally. Our bodies hormones only create unwanted symptoms when they are out of balance, while the drugs they call hormones will create unwanted symptoms at all but the smallest of doses.
Balancing the bodies natural hormones, including growth hormone, the thyroid hormones, cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and others, improves our health and well being, and slows, or in some cases reverses, the signs and symptoms of ageing.