we age, especially when we pass through the forties, many natural physiological
changes take place, most noticeably, the female menopause. Less noticeably,
many men also suffers from andropause,
the decrease production of testosterone. Much medical research has been done to
show that menopause and andropause are due to
decrease hormone production. Actually, these hormonal decreases are also
occurring at multiple sites involving the adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testes,
and have many varied anatomical, physiological and psychological ramifications.
is associated with decrease hormone production in the body, and can lead to
decrease in muscle mass with corresponding increase in fat content. The brain
cells also have receptors to these hormones, therefore, with decreasing amount,
the mind is also affected, and can lead to decrease sex drive, decrease memory,
decrease reflexes, decrease eyesight, decrease emotion or otherwise,
well being and productivity can be augmented with the replacement of
diminishing pituitary, adrenal and sex hormones in the body.
Bio-identical hormone replacements eliminates the possibility of
drug side effects. These drug side effects are now better known through the
warnings of FDA on Premarin and Provera
to the public and can include stroke, heart attack and cancer. Premarin, a drug produced from the horse’s urine, can lead
to abnormal increase in production of the clotting factors in the liver. These
drugs also have metabolites that can lead to side effects. They are also
incomplete replacement because they cannot fulfil the
desired physiological effects.
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There are actually three
different estrogens naturally produced by the body: Estriol,
Estradiol, and Estrone.
They exist in a natural ratio and proportion to one another of 80% estriol, 10% estradiol, and 10%
Each exerts an individual
function and can balance the effects of the overall stimulation on the
hormone receptors. Only by using the hormone according to the ratio can the
body achieve hormonal balance and minimize side effects.
Testosterone is the male feel good and feel
strong hormone. It strengthens the muscle, and has an overall immune
stimulating effect also. Psychologically, testosterone can promote libido
both in men and women. Testosterone also strengthens bone. It is best to take
protective herbs while supplementing testosterone.
Many over the counter products or secretogue/ precursors of growth hormone do not work and
are very expensive. To achieve real results, bio-identical growth hormone has
the best promise. At Grace Life, this hormone has been used to treat fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue injected into diseased knee
joints with very good result.
Thyroid is the metabolic hormone. Too
little thyroid hormone makes everything slow down. It is estimated that 15%
of the population suffers from hypothyroidism. Frequently, patients,
especially men, have undiagnosed hypothyroidism leading to depression, weight
gain, constipation, cold feet and hands, sweaty palms, hair loss, dry skin
and hypercholesterolemia. Chronic fatigue and pain patients can often benefit
from extra thyroid supplement as a trial to improve their symptoms. The
bio-available hormone is actually much lower than the measured amounts
because of protein binding of the hormone. Therefore, the current testing in
most clinical laboratories can be misleading. Furthermore, there is a
phenomenon of thyroid hormone receptor insensitivity or resistance, much like
the insulin receptor resistance, leading to subclinical-laboratory
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