In our younger years our bodies produce all the natural hormones we need to be vigorous, healthy, energetic and active. As we age, or for various other reasons, we gradually begin to produce less testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and other hormones that are critical to our well-being. In the early period of humankind, life was hard and short. Much of hormone production was geared to achieve strength and vitality to the end that we might successfully reproduce. After that the decline was rapid. We got old and weak and were soon dinner for a saber tooth tiger.
Now that lifespans have lengthened due to medical advances in treating diseases, we are still left with significant drops in hormone levels after our peak reproductive years. But, we can now expect to live well into our 80s and there’s still a lot of living to do! We need those hormones around a lot longer.
With the new bio-identical hormone therapy there are no artificial medicines that mask the symptoms of hormone depletion. Thoughtful practitioners prescribe natural ingredients which match, identically, the hormones that your body produces. In the past, many doctors prescribed estrogen replacements that were from animal sources or manufactured, altered version of our native human hormones. They are now known