Exploring Bio-Identical Hormones

Sep 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Anti-Aging, Diet and Weightloss, Wellness

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Whenever anyone brings up age, I think to myself, if only they knew. If only they knew that with the right rejuvenative technologies you can add 5-20 years of youthful, active, and well-lived days. You can still have a stunning life; you just have to unlock some life extension secrets. Get a plan. Well, that’s what I’m here for, right?

I plan to never, ever die from aging, or any of the “age-related diseases.” Why? Because I know anti-aging and longevity are a product of my actions. This is fact. I know there are leapfrog technologies to stave off aging, age-related heart disease, and even wrinkles.

This is for sure: You can optimize your genes to become younger. Because seriously… you are too young to be old – and you don’t need to be.

Fat, Bitchy, and Bald: Natural Hormone Solutions

Today I want to spread some good news about hormones. News that might help you discover a way to feel much better quickly – and for years to come.

Debunking Myths About Hormones Is a Passion of Mine. Here’s Why.

A lot of women come to me feeling miserable for no clear reason. They have a variety of symptoms including:

  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Ongoing feelings of despair or anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Hair that is thinning or falling out
  • A drop in sex drive
  • Foggy thinking or forgetfulness
  • Lack of energy
  • And many more.

Often their relationships and self-esteem have started to erode. And far too many of these women have been prescribed antidepressants, sleeping pills, and antianxiety meds that provided no long-term relief.

It’s Frequently Hormones—And That’s Good News!

These days, most of us know that menopause can be a challenging time for women, both physically and emotionally. But fewer of us—and too few doctors—understand perimenopause.

Generally, if a woman is younger than 45, perimenopause is a diagnosis doctors are unlikely to even consider. But it’s not uncommon for perimenopausal symptoms to begin when a woman hits her mid-30s. And though it’s rare, they can even begin as early as 25.

When I see the symptoms I listed above in women who are in their 30s or 40s, one of the first things I do is recommend testing hormone levels.

Perimenopause is a time of fluctuating hormones that can wreak havoc on women both physically and emotionally. Some women even say it can feel like going through adolescence again, except nobody else is as understanding of your internal craziness.

So how is this good news?

Because diminishing hormones and hormone imbalances can often be treated in a way that carries few risks and leaves you feeling great.

The Key Is Replacing Deficient Hormones at Perimenopause or Menopause with Bio-Identical Hormones.

Here’s why I love talking about hormones – when they come in the natural form. Bio-identical hormones are typically derived from a plant product with the same structure as the hormones humans produce. Because they have the same structure, there are very few negative side effects associated with bio-identical hormones.

Here’s where the myth-busting comes in.

In 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) released major findings about links between the use of synthetic hormones and increases in heart disease, strokes, a variety of cancers, and other diseases. Since then, many women have been reluctant to take hormones.

But bio-identical hormones are not like synthetic ones. Synthetic hormones, such as Premarin® and Provera®, are made of things like chemicals and horse urine. And it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that a horse’s hormone structure isn’t identical to yours. This causes problems. 

In contrast, studies show that replacing deficient estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone with bio-identical hormones actually offers protection against some cancers, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and declines in cognitive and sexual functioning.

These results have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Of course, hormone replacement therapy isn’t for everyone. Women who have had breast or endometrial cancer, strokes, or blood clots generally should not take hormones, even if they are bio-identical. 

But for those who don’t have these or other risk factors, the message is clear: The dangers associated with synthetic hormones generally don’t apply to bio-identical ones.

One More Myth to Debunk

Here’s another thing I hear:

“Shouldn’t we age naturally? Isn’t it natural for our hormones to decline and unnatural to mess with them?”

My answer is that nature only cares about our optimal functioning when we’re in our reproductive years. Historically, most people didn’t live much longer than that. And those who did rarely strove to be inspired, creative, productive, and vibrant well into their second half-century of life.

But there’s no reason we shouldn’t. I don’t know about you, but I’m not just settling for living halfway when there is something I can do to take action. I’m living full out.

If you saw my Facebook post, you’ll see I have a very clear and distinct life’s purpose. It’s to help YOU be the best you can be and squeeze out every bit of your life’s purpose before you die. Well, your purpose doesn’t stop at 50.

I have been around thousands of men and women who are only getting started at 50. They have the most creative ideas, have the best relationships, enjoy the best sex of their life, and experience deep joy.

And I want you to be one of them.

Biological Hormone Therapy (BHT) Can Help Turn the Perimenopausal and Menopausal Stages of Life into Years of Feeling Great.

So when it comes to bio-identical hormones, don’t be afraid.

If you’re suffering and this post made you wonder if hormones are the issue, find a doctor who understands BHT.

Get your hormones tested.

Then work together to come up with an individualized approach for your hormones that leaves you feeling your best.

And once you do that, take another step toward growing young. When you focus on my “7 anti-aging triggers” (more to come), you will see results. It’s against natural law not to!!

One of my top anti-aging triggers that will have you oozing sexy and vibrant is to eat sexy foods.

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Keep thinking big and living bold!

-Dr. Kellyann

Sep 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Anti-Aging, Diet and Weightloss, Wellness