Why Hormones are Essential to Your Health

 

You can add years to your life by maintaining optimal hormone levels. Here's how…

 
 

Life expectancy around the globe has increased significantly over the last century. If you were born in the United States in 1900 you could expect to live to the age of 47. Now life expectancy in the US is nearly 80 years old. Some are saying the first child to live to 150 years old has already been born. Science can extend our lives, but are these healthy additional years?

Are we living longer with the quality of life we want?

Maintaining optimal hormone levels is the key to living quality senior years.

The pituitary gland is the master gland, conductor of all our other hormones. If the pituitary is unhealthy, the other glands that make hormones will be unhealthy. This is like an orchestra trying to play without a conductor.

The pituitary produces growth hormone in high amounts to help us grow up. But we still need this as we age, just not at the same levels. This decline is called somatopause.

The Incredible Shrinking Brain

Why do we need growth hormone? Put it this way, when we don’t have enough growth hormone things shrink up (like our brain and organs), things sag and can’t repair. Low levels can be restored with natural supplements. This is your first step in supporting your hormonal system as you age.

Maintaining healthy thyroid, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels are also essential for quality of life. These hormones are especially important for brain and heart function. Low levels increase risks for heart attacks, strokes, and cancer. There are natural prescription alternatives to help maintain healthy levels of these hormones. We recommend the bioidentical Wiley protocol to both women and men to support their estrogen and testosterone levels.

The Best Insurance

Integrative medicine providers understand the need to restore all hormone deficiencies. This is your insurance policy to live optimally as you age. If you are interested in learning more about hormone support as you age, call today for your free screening.