Hormones control every function in your body, from your metabolism and mood to your sex drive and energy; from your appetite and sleep; to your strength and endurance…
HORMONES keep you alive!
In recent years, hormones have been the subject of bad press. Of course, everything in the media is about getting attention. The truth can be twisted in ways to get attention!
Beware of what you believe.
Most reports are from studies that used synthetic hormones and combinations that are not natural to your body and state of health.
The NIH study caused the biggest upset in medicine which led to millions of women suddenly stopping their hormone therapy in fear of getting heart attacks and cancer.
What emerged later was that the SYNTHETIC (artificial, non natural hormone PROVERA) was the biggest culprit in the adverse findings.Pay attention to this simple event: what came out as a conclusion from a study; 10 years later when reviewed – positive findings emerged THAT WERE NEVER PUBLICIZED. This is exactly why our doctors spend hours each week reviewing the literature and scientific studies, and critically evaluating the positive and negative outcome studies. They ask questions like, “what was the objective of the study? Who stands the most to gain from a positive or negative finding? And what are the confounding variables (meaning was it a fair representation of the population, was there anything sleaze that was overlooked that can make a difference to the findings?” Everything practiced at [Better] is soundly based in science. Your safety is assured.
Celebrities use Their Status to Help You Learn the Truth About Bioidentical Hormones
Suzanne Somers has devoted her life to investigating and reporting on bioidentical hormones, the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs and living a healthy lifestyle.
She is a breast cancer survivor and has come to trust ‘alternative’ medicine.
Consider that this is REAL medicine – a medical system based on your body and its BEST function.
Restoring health. Not treating sickness and waiting for disease.
Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been tried and tested for over 5000 years. Modern medicine is only a few hundred years old.
If you look at emerging studies, modern medicine is beginning to find value in ancient herbs and practices:
- Tumeric was found to prevent post-operative wound infections resistant to all other antibiotics at a University in Toronto.
- Resveratrol was studied at the University of Calgary and found to influence Sirtuin, that relates to DNA and telomere length benefits…
- Acupuncture is used in physio therapy practices.
Even Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil are all educating their audiences in the field of bioidentical hormones, eating natural foods and living a healthy lifestyle – just as we help you to do at [Better].
Hormones and How They Work
Hormones are created from nutrients. CHOLESTEROL is the precursor to all your ‘sex steroid’ hormones like estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. Cortisol, pregnenolone, DHEA (your hormone of youth and longevity).
Both vitamins and minerals attach to these protein molecules to create different hormones. After they have been created, hormones become great communicators. They are chemical messengers that direct every function in your body. From energy and metabolism, to blood pressure and sugar regulation; from how you gain or lose weight, to your sex drive and vitality – hormones help keep you alive and feeling well.
The Key to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
When Dr. Iyer teaches about bioidentical hormones, she compares how they work to a lock and key.
The hormone is the ‘lock’
Your hormone receptors are on your cells.
The hormone ‘unlocks’ the cell receptor and instructs it on what to do:
- take sugar and store it as fat (insulin)
- make energy (cortisol or thyroid)
- sleep (melatonin)
Your standard house key is specifically designed to unlock your door. Now, you could use one bedroom door key to unlock another door inside the house.. Because there is some similarity of the the lock and you can jimmy it open.
Synthetic hormones are not as specific to the cell receptor. Bioidentical hormones are: they fit precisely in the cell receptor ‘lock’.
Bioidentical hormones are plant molecules adjusted to look exactly like what your body is missing.
And so they work better, you feel better and your side effects are minimized.
Make no mistake though: BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY!
Just because they are ‘natural’ doesn’t make them safe. They still break down in your body into metabolites that can increase your risk for cancer and other adverse health effects like diabetes and heart disease.
This is why you need to work with physicians highly trained and who stay updated in current science (which is constantly advancing).
Your safety is our priority.
Our doctors study daily and review the current science in real time.
Many clients come to [Better] because they are not feeling optimal on hormones. Our doctors have very specific steps to get your hormones to work at the lowest doses and monitor your safety.
What Contributes to Hormone Imbalance
Several factors have an impact on hormone balance: inadequate nutrition, digestive system disturbances and the environment, as well as physical and emotional stress.
“I’m in shock. The protein and vitamins worked within 3 days!! My energy level is better so my depression is not that bad. I can’t wait to start the hormones. ”
Pam, Calgary AB, 51 years old.
Hormone imbalance Symptoms
Since hormones are responsible for every function in the body, when you experience a hormonal imbalance, you may experience a variety of symptoms including:
- Low energy and fatigue
- Early or difficult menopause or andropause (male menopause)
- Poor mood and irritability
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Low sex drive or no sex drive
- Reduced interest and enjoyment in activities
- Reduced strength and muscle mass
- Weak bones ( osteopenia / osteoporosis)
- Insomnia and other sleep difficulties
- Thinning and aging skin
Other symptoms can include feeling overwhelmed or incapable of handling stress well, recurrent illness, undiagnosed nausea and digestive issues, IBS, trouble getting up and getting going in the mornings and fatigue that persists even with more rest and more sleep.
Changes You Can Make Immediately
Hormone balance begins with a healthy gut and adequate nutrition. Sufficient protein is really important. Find out what a full serving of protein really looks like. If you don’t know where to begin, attend one of our Teaching Days.
There is no charge for these events, designed to help you get on track with optimal health these half day events give you simple, step-by-step plans to get started on you own.
For our existing clients, these days are perfect to remind you of what you forget (it’s easy to fall off track) and to update you on the current science.
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW? An easy way to start your day is to make a smoothie with protein powder, berries and avocados.
If unable to digest and absorb food and supplements, you won’t be able to make or use your hormones well. It is very important to look after your digestive health to ensure you have regular, daily bowel movements.
BIG SECRET!!! Stress deranges your hormones and blocks balance.
Dr. Iyer believes that your mind and body are equally important to your best health and reaching your SUCCESS ZONES. Unfortunately, we have all encountered individuals who can become as toxic in our lives as chemicals and poisons! The declaration ” You make me sick ” is sometimes, sadly, all too true. It’s not always easy to manage your stress. Financial and relationship stresses feel overwhelming and are not easy to ‘fix’ quickly.
Some people claim they don’t experience stress, but very few of us live stress free lives. Being very busy and taking on too many projects; running children or parents from place to place, heavy traffic, constant multi-tasking with one eye on the clock because there is not enough time to do everything you need to do in the time available – all of these scenarios are highly stressful. Personality clashes can also be stressful to your body since they also affect your release of stress hormones.
There are some highly effective strategies we share with you to help you cope with stress so we can balance your hormones more efficiently.
Access Mind Freedom Technology and discover how simple it is to gain back you power, remove overwhelm and anxiety and sleep better after as little as one session.
We are so committed to your stress reduction and believe that managing stress is of utmost importance for your health that we have a special gift for you: $25 towards a Mind Re-set session when you book your FREE Stress Impact Assessment with Rick Titan.
Some people claim they don’t experience stress, but very few of us live stress free lives. Being very busy and taking on too many projects; escorting children or parents from place to place, confronting heavy traffic, constant multi-tasking with one eye on the clock because there is not enough time to do everything you need to do in the time provided – all of these scenarios can become highly stressful. Personality clashes can also be stressful to the body since they also affect your release of stress hormones.
Dr. Natasha Iyer specializes in looking at environmental toxicities and other toxins that impact your health. Many environmental toxins are hormone disruptors (EDC = Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals) In your body they block how hormones can work (like a matchstick in a lock so that the key cannot fit properly). Or they overstimulate other receptors because they look similar to your hormones. Traditional medicine does not look at this nor treat it. In a traditional medical model, you are treated with hormones without ever checking or monitoring the level, without looking for endocrine disrupting chemicals, without monitoring the safe metabolism of hormones…
Did you know?
That estrogen dominance (where your body has elevated estrogen compared to the other hormones that balance it) can cause hot flashes? So treating this with more estrogen only leads to an elevated cancer risk.
Estrogen dominance is a serious concern because of the increase in breast cancer in the world around us. Even without the BRCA cancer gene, more and more women are getting breast cancer.
Please attend one of our teaching days or free daytime and evening workshops (ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length) to learn more. Your health is in YOUR hands. Education is key to your safety.
other hormones can lead to problems – either poor results early or problems later. Sometimes, the problems could be seemingly unrelated: like developing diabetes or developing thyroid problems. That is why having your hormones balanced requires special follow up, testing and education.