Hormones and Hormonal Health

Estrogen Biodenticals—What Women Need To Know

Posted by Medical Board on August 20, 2015 in Hormones Women No Comments

In an effort to explore alternatives to conventional estrogen hormone therapy many women have discovered “Estrogen Bioidenticals”. What Are Bioidentical Hormones? Bioidenticals closely mimic the molecular structure of female hormones naturally produced by the body in the ovaries. Because of this, blood tests reflect total estradiol levels (the type of estrogen that decreases with menopause),

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How Cortisol Regulates Many Functions of the Body

Posted by Medical Board on August 18, 2015 in Hormones No Comments

Cortisol, known as the “stress hormone” is produced in the adrenal glands and regulates many processes in the body in an effort to maintain homeostasis. From a dietary prospective, cortisol is also critical in nutrition as it selects the right carbohydrate, fat, or protein needed to meet the physical demands of the body. Throughout the

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Bioidentical Hormones—Know The Side Effects

Posted by Medical Board on August 12, 2015 in Hormones No Comments

Bioidentical hormone therapy gained its popularity in 2002 as an alternative to synthetic hormones or animal based hormones.  These are biochemically the same as hormones produced by the ovaries during the reproductive years.  Many people seek bioidentical hormones because they are structurally identical to the body’s own hormones and cannot be differentiated from them. Bioidenticals—The

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