It’s been drilled into us time and again that age-related diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, strokes, cancer and dementia are all part of the normal aging process. However, a recent revolutionary medical and scientific movement has sparked our curiosity and awareness about the way we view illness prevention and the aging process. Over the last 50 years, an impressive amount of evidence has revealed the vital connection between declining hormonal levels and the occurrence of diseases associated with aging. We now know that it is not necessary to passively accept the idea that our appearance, function and health must deteriorate.
As we age, we lose our natural ability to produce our own hormones. Restoring our declining hormone levels to optimal youthful ranges has proven to improve our health, quality of life and ability to prevent illness. It makes a lot of common “clinical” sense that as we lose critical amounts of these important factors, optimal hormone supplementation is the right way to go.
Now that we have this information, how do we go about restoring our hormone levels back to their optimal and therapeutic ranges? How do we achieve hormonal balance? Bio-identical hormone specialists use natural or bio-identical hormones instead of bio-similar or synthetic hormones. Bio-identical hormones are, molecule by molecule, exactly the same as the hormones present in the human body.
An Article written by Robert Ortiz, the Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Coach at the Active Center. Visit Active Center's website for more information.