Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hormones - God's Synergy Within

FACT: Men and women produce exactly the same hormones, albeit in different amounts.
FACT: Out of balance hormones affect both men and women with a myriad of symptoms and disease.
FACT: Synthetic hormones cannot moleculary duplicate that which God has made.
The truth of the matter is that God created amazing machinery inside us. I wish I could show you a computerized simulation of how DNA, cells and more work inside our body from session 2 of the Truth Project series on science. When I saw that video it was liking watching all the books I have been reading come to life! It was awesome!
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14
God created hormones that work synergestically together - when our hormones are in sync our bodies are in harmony. When our hormones are out of balance our bodies cannot heal itself as God designed. God did not create a world full of chemicals... man did. These chemicals find their way into our foods, environment, skincare, and even the air we breathe. They alter our hormones - and mess up that which God made. How sad. Sad mostly because we are in general a sick population of people, versus a healthy one. Business is booming for the health care industry - because our hormones our out of whack. Today I am sharing some notes from reading Dr. Platt's book. However, these notes are somewhat repetitive to what I have shared previoulsy in reading Dr. John Lee's books, and more. For me, finding the same information in a multitude of resources gives credibility to the information.

Another fact: Progesterone is necessary for both men and women.
Estrogen is known to cause cancers in both men and women.
1. Breast (men are also diagnosed with breast cancer)
2. Uterine
3. Cervical
4. Vaginal
5. Colon (this includes men as well!)
6. Ovarian
7. Prostrate (around age 50 men’s production of progesterone drops to very low levels)
Excess estrogen may cause Alzheimer’s, strokes, heart attacks, inflammation, fibroids, endometriosis, adhesion, fibrocystic disease, high blood pressure, asthma, migraines, gall bladder, and more.
Progesterone produces a cancer-protective gene known as p53, and it is also effective in rebuilding bone mass in osteoporosis patients.
Why do women need bio-identical progesterone?

• Women never stop making estrogen – it is probably the only hormone that never has to be replaced. It is made by fat cells, skin cells and adrenal glands.
• Women stop making progesterone, and because of this there is always a risk for developing breast, uterine, cervical cancer, etc. (progesterone production decreases during peri-menopause in which a woman may no longer ovulate every month)
• Every problem related to estrogen is caused by progesterone deficiency.
Symptoms of estrogen dominance/progesterone deficiency: depression, anxiousness, allergies, asthma, acne, PMS/mood swings, brain fog, infertility, fatigue (experienced late afternoon generally caused by high levels of insulin), morning sickness, migraines, gall bladder pain, cysts, polyps, hot flashes, fat gain, memory loss, etc.
Excerpt from page 161 of Platt’s book:The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones
“Interestingly, it is more important for men to receive bio-identical hormone placement than it is for women. The consequences of altered hormone levels in men may lead to coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s, prostrate cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and other diseases.”

I DO hope my brothers and father read my blog and come across this - but of course I plan to "beg" them to start using progesterone cream. My husband is all set to start, but I suggested he wait until age 50 when his progesterone levels notably drop. Meanwhile, his healthier lifestyle of eating whole foods, vitamin supplementation, and weaning off the statin drugs will go a long ways in contributing to his good health.
An excerpt from “Hormone Healthy” web-site:
Remember: Progesterone is the “mother of all hormones”. It is the raw material from which your body makes all other hormones. It is not simply a sex hormone as it is commonly assumed. If your body is overloaded with environmental estrogens and cannot produce enough progesterone to counteract and balance them – disease is the result.
Progesterone is not an “alternative remedy”, it’s an essential need. If your body cannot produce enough progesterone of its own you need to help it by giving it what it needs to protect your health.
It has been shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that supplementing with USP natural progesterone cream raises progesterone levels and corrects these unchecked estrogens providing relief to a wide range of health issues.
For the complete article visit: http://www.hormone-healthy.com/Benefits_of_Natural_Progesterone.htm

Per Dr. Michael Platt, bio-identical progesterone (not to be confused with synthetic progestin) is the only hormone that is harmless, yet has many, many benefits. All other hormone supplements, such as DHEA, estrogen, testosterone, etc. should be monitored closely.
I hope what I provide today helps you in some way, and perhaps spurs you to think outside the box. I encourage you to share books by Platt and Lee with your doctor, and help them continue their education beyond that which the drug companies teach them. If bio-identical hormones interest you and your doctor is close-minded, there are doctors out there who are willing to listen and even some who use natural hormones in their practice. The Women in Balance web-site, linked in the sidebar at right, has a search engine in which you can type in your zip code and find a doctor near you who incorporates bio-identical hormones into their practice. The Madison area is blessed with several. Follow this link to an excellent article that you could take along with you on your next visit to your primary care provider.

To your health!

Rita S.

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