Category Archives: Bio-identical hormones for Men and Women

Testosterone for Women

Testosterone is often renowned as the hormone that causes bar fights, wrestling, and big muscles.  It is associated with men mainly, but the truth is that women have a need of testosterone as well.  Testosterone has been associated with helping women feel confident and sexy.  The difference between men and women is the level ofContinue Reading

Hormone Replacement Therapy Bad, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Good

Hormone replacement therapy is often debated within the medical community.  People fail to realize there is a distinct and BIG difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones.  Studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy using synthetic hormones (Premarin, Prempro, Premphase, Provera, Cycrin, Amen) have actually caused increased risk for disease. 41% increased risk for strokeContinue Reading

Common Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

  Properly balanced hormones is a part of overall good health.  Below is a list of symptoms people have when their bodies have too much or too little of one type of hormone.  Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can aid in decreasing and eliminating these symptoms by putting hormones back into balance within one’s body.  Contact Becca Walters forContinue Reading

Osteoporosis

Bones are comprised of protein and collagen, which gives the bone strength and flexibility.  Calcium provides the bone’s hardness. Osteoporosis is a bone disease where the bone mineral density including calcium, protein, and collagen are all decreased.  With the bone density being decreased, there is an increased risk for fracture and bone breakage. Reasons forContinue Reading

Inflammation

The most common causes of inflammation are due to our diet.  They include a diet high in sugars, man-made fats, processed foods, and high glycemic meals.  Other contributing factors include lack of exercise, environmental allergies, infections, stress, and toxins.  The truth is that your body is a giant web.  When one area is affected, theContinue Reading

DHEA

DHEA or (dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant steroid hormone in the body.  It is made within the adrenal glands and is essential in the making of both male and female sex hormones; DHEA is the precursor for androgen hormones including testosterone and estrogen. DHEA and cortisol have opposite effects on the body.  DHEA increases insulinContinue Reading

Low Progesterone Levels

Anytime your hormones are imbalanced, they affect other hormones within the body.  Progesterone receptors are located throughout the body.   All body tissue needs exposure to progesterone for optimum health.  Unfortunately, progesterone and cortisol fight for the same receptor sights, so for women who are under a large amount of continuous stress, this can lead toContinue Reading

Progesterone and Estrogen

Men and women both have all the same hormones; it is the amounts of each hormone that differentiate the two sexes.  Estrogen, progesterone, androgens, and cortisol are all steroid hormones made in the body from cholesterol, vitamins, and minerals.  In women, hormones are mainly produced in the ovaries, the brain, and the adrenal glands.  InContinue Reading

Phytoestrogens, Lignan Rich Foods

Lignan are phytoestrogens.  Phytoestrogens are estrogen like substances found in food.  Increasing the amount of phytoestrogens is an excellent way of increasing estrogen within the body naturally. These do not replace bio-identical hormones, but can aid in the hormone balance process.  Preliminary research has shown positive links between high levels of lignans in the bodyContinue Reading

Testosterone

Many people are familiar with testosterone as the male sex hormone, but it does more than just increase libido.  Testosterone is present in both men and women and is made in the male’s testes and the female’s ovaries.  Testosterone causes the growth of the male genitals and the deepening of the voice during puberty, butContinue Reading