Safe Hormone Replacement?
Natural Solutions|May 2017
Safe Hormone Replacement?

Blunt the negative effects of hormone therapy by going bioidentical.

Jacqueline Blakely, ND, LAC, CRC

Within each of us is a complex system of chemical messengers that control nearly every function of our bodies. These messengers are hormones. From cortisol and its influence over stress response to insulin and the way it drives glucose metabolism and fat storage, these endogenous chemicals work in harmony to balance your body’s response to its activity and environment, affecting every corner of your body.

Looking at hormones from a gender perspective, we have all the same set—just in different concentrations. Females tend to have higher concentrations of estrogen and men tend to have much higher concentrations of testosterone. When these sex hormones are in optimal ranges, mood, energy, and vitality are abundant, but any dysregulation can lead to a variety of symptoms.

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May 2017