I see men and women on a daily basis due to symptoms from their hormonal imbalance. I treat them with bio-identical hormones and this helps them tremendously. In addition, I help them to understand the things that they can do in order to maximize the effect of their treatment.
Your hormones work in your body on a very specific system–the hormones (chemical messengers) fit into specific receptors on cells throughout the body. Your body functioning optimally is dependent on specific chemical structures interacting with other specific chemical structures. There are many things in our environment that can disrupt this fine tuned system. They are what we call hormone disrupters–they get into your body and masquerade as hormones, thus disrupting your body’s hormonal balance. Basically they wreck havoc on your body’s communication system (hormones) and the end result is that you do not think right or feel right.
It is imperative that you are careful with what you put into your body and on your body. You have complete control over these things.
Eating certified organic produce and consuming organic meats are a good way to minimize your exposure to hormone disrupters. Pesticides are hormone disrupters that many people know about. But have you thought about the danger in consuming dairy/beef products from cows fed GMO corn and/or given growth hormones and antibiotics? Or chicken and turkeys fed GMO corn and given antiobiotics on a regular basis? Eating organic meats, eggs, and dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc) involves ensuring that they are from animals that are raised “free range” (meaning that they eat what they naturally are supposed to eat) and not given growth hormones or antibiotics.
One thing that people do not often think about is their personal care products. Have you read the ingredients on your skin care? makeup? shaving cream? shampoo? sunscreen?? What you put onto your skin absorbs in about 26 seconds and can definitely disrupt your hormones. Be a smart consumer and know that whatever you put onto your skin should be safe enough to eat. Do your research and buy from companies that have your health in mind. We suggest taking a look at Radiantly You – www.radiantlyyou.com/jgrant.
There is a large number of younger and younger patients requiring my services to balance their hormones. Our society is exposing children to an increasing number of hormone disrupters. This is a wake up call to us all—pay attention to what you are putting into and on your body. Minimize the onslaught to your delicate hormonal system. You can’t be perfect, but you can be better! Teach your children to do the same. Start their lives off right as you are improving yours.