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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

You're So Hormonal ~Suzanne Somers

Here's a great article written by a celebrity and bioidentical hormone user. 

You're So Hormonal!

If you are a man, you may have made the horrible mistake of saying that phrase to a woman when she had PMS and was acting irritable. If you are a woman, you may have thrown something at that man when he said it to you, because how dare he diminish the very real feelings and difficulties that come with hormonal imbalance. The truth is, WE ARE HORMONAL!

All of us, men and women alike, are ruled by our hormones. These chemicals course through our bodies, helping to regulate every aspect of our health — they instruct our bodies to release energy, regulate our body heat, allow us to think and feel good, keep our bones and brains strong, maintain healthy organ function, and determine our level of body fat. So when hormone levels drop, as they do when you age, you feel it immediately — in the hot flashes and sleepless nights of menopause, the weight gain of middle age, or the off-the-charts stress levels that cause our blood pressures to soar.
And the worst part? It may all start with declining (or surging) levels of just one or two hormones, which then leads to an imbalance in several other levels and results in a rapid decline in physical and mental well-being. I liken it to a teeter-totter.

With age, the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone begin to decline. That dip on one side causes the major hormones cortisol and insulin to rise. Raised cortisol leads to increased stress, sleep disruptions, and belly fat. Increased insulin levels lead to food being stored as fat rather than burned as fuel. And over time, numerous studies have shown a correlation between raised insulin and heart disease. Bottom line: Hormones create a symphony and if one is out of tune, the whole song sounds lousy.

In my opinion, balancing your hormones is the key to good health and your best bet to staying slim and avoiding age-related diseases. What are your options? There’s certainly no shortage: Take a sleeping pill to get rest. Take depression meds to fix your mood. Take a diet pill to lose the weight. Take beta-blockers to bring down the blood pressure... But these are all Band-Aid fixes that address only your symptoms. Replacing your diminished hormones may actually solve the problem… and isn’t that what we are all seeking?

Bioidentical hormone replacement, from a qualified specialist, could provide you with a real solution to your health and well-being. It has certainly done so for me, and I have devoted my career to getting out this important message because I remember what it felt like for the three awful years when my hormones were not balanced. Now I feel great each and every day, and I want you all to feel as good as I do!


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