Hormone Health

Written by Cecilia Lacayo, M.D., of the biostation

The body uses two primary systems to The body uses two primary systems to communicate with itself: the nervous system and the hormonal system.

 

The body’s master hormone is cortisol, which is often called the stress hormone. It manages the changes that occur in the body as it responds to stress.

 

Testosterone, which is often only associated with males, is actually a vital hormone for men and women, providing energy, improved weight loss potential, and increases in libido.

 

Hormones can be safely optimized and balanced to improve energy, metabolism, body composition, and muscle tone, as well as to and reduce fat and the risk for chronic illness.

 

Many women experience excess levels of estrogen in the pre-menopause years. Estrogen dominance is often related to poor diet, environmental toxins, stress, and being overweight.

 

Sex hormones, as well as thyroid and growth hormones, work in relation to each other.

 

Sleep disruption, vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence, and mood swings are good indicators to check for an estrogen deficiency.

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