Hormones 101

What are hormones?
Hormones are the body’s messengers that transport information from the brain to the glands, from the glands to the cells and from the cells back to the brain. Hormones rejuvenate, regenerate and restore our bodies.

Why do hormones decline?
The human body was never designed to live as long as we are living today. Advances in healthcare, vaccinations, sanitation and food preservatives have drastically increased life span. However, the glands that produce our hormones do not regenerate and continue to have a decline in hormone production, in essence, producing fewer hormones with each passing year.
Hormones decline as we age every year after the age of 30. Hormones are considered the strongest from age 25-30 years. This is the same period when the body is at its strongest and healthiest.

When this decline occurs it can negatively impact all other bodily systems.
Age related hormone imbalance plays a dominant role in both our mental and emotional well being. Restoring this balance is the ideal way to regain your life!

Other factors that may affect hormone production:
• nutritional deficiencies
• exposure to toxins
• lack of exercise
• chronic stress
• endocrine disorders
• malnutrition
• sleep disorders
• lack of sunlight

In recently released research by AARP, of the 76 million Baby Boomers, the majority either can’t or don’t want to retire. People want to be involved in life, no matter what their age.

Today Baby Boomers represent 28% of the U.S. population. People are exploring options to enhance their quality of life and enjoy their years in a productive and vital fashion.

As recent as a generation ago the concept of ‘retirement’ made sense. After working hard for 30+ years and ending your career while in your 50s or early 60s, it only seemed right for yesterday’s seniors to spend their “golden years” relaxing and slowing down.

Today, however, life is different. People live longer, have more energy and yearn to live fully well into their 80’s, 90’s and sometimes beyond. The Baby Boomers are starting to think in terms of reinventing themselves and living several new life cycles. They realize that thanks to longer life spans, “retirement age” may very well last more than thirty years.

We realize that your life is busy and while health is a primary concern and priority, you don’t have the time to try and figure it all out for yourself.

Most of us begin feeling aging symptoms between our thirties and forties. The aging process is different for men and women. Men complain of increased fatigue and decreased mental sharpness, while women experience typical menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings.

A reduction of hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone can cause premature aging and bio identical hormone therapy can help alleviate these age-related symptoms.