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Aug 15 2019

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every cell. Our bodies require optimal hormone levels , just as they require optimal levels of essential vitanutrients: vitamins,

fats, amino acids, and minerals. Our hormone levels generally are optimal in our youthful years–our early twenties–but begin to

fall soon afterwards and continue to decline with increasing age. Hormone levels decline because our glands and the parts of our

brain that control our glands deteriorate with age. This age-related hormone loss is pre-programmed and unavoidable. It is

natural, but it is not good for us. It is one of mechanisms of aging –our euphemism for the destructive process by which Nature

causes our deterioration and death in order to remove individuals from the gene pool so that the species can adapt.

pressure, fatigue, loss of muscle strength, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cognitive decline, increased cholesterol levels,

blood clots, increased belly fat, loss of libido, anxiety, depression, and some cancers. In addition to age-related losses, many

persons have hormone insufficiencies or imbalances due to hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction, endocrine gland failure, hormone

resistance and metabolic disorders. Women are especially affected by hormonal disorders because their complex hormonal

system is adapted to produce and feed babies; not to optimize their vitality as in men. Women have a much higher incidence of

cortisol deficiency than men (fatigue, aches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, PMDD,

allergies, and autoimmune diseases). They also have more hypothyroidism (fatigue, aches, cold hands and feet, dry skin, weight

gain, constipation). Women then suffer ovarian failure at menopause, losing almost all of their estradiol, progesterone, and

testosterone. Women are being poorly served by the prevailing ignorance concerning hormones.

stuck in the mid-20th century. Endocrinologists are taught only to recognize and treat severe hormonal deficiencies caused by

some identifiable disease , and to provide only enough hormone replacement to normalize certain tests. They claim to practice

clinical endocrinology, but are actually taught to ignore the patient’s signs and symptoms and all the complexities of the endocrine

system. They practice Reference Range Endocrinology ; accepting any hormone level anywhere within the laboratory’s

reference range as normal , meaning no disease . They fail to understand that persons have various degrees of hormone

resistance. They fail to understand the interactions among hormones. They fail to understand that the laboratory ranges include

95% of a group of apparently healthy adults who were not screened for symptoms . The reference range includes almost

everyone! Worse, they ignore a person’s actual thyroid levels and symptoms and rely almost entirely on the TSH test to determine

their thyroid hormone status. This illogical TSH- T4 thyroidology makes them incapable or diagnosing or properly treating most

hypothyroidism. Physicians function under the delusion that a normal’ TSH means euthyroidism . They treat a high TSH with just

enough levothyroxine to normalize the TSH, a practice that has been repeatedly shown to fail to restore physiological

euthyroidism. TSH-normalization with T4 can leave many persons markedly hypothyroid. Doctors then blame their patients’

persisting hypothyroid symptoms on depression, chronic fatigue , fibromyalgia , hypochondria or bad habits. Because of the

inappropriate belief in the Immaculate TSH, even the laboratory ranges for free T4 and free T3 are wrong. Labs include test

results from TSH-normal hospital and clinic patients. So the FT4 and FT3 ranges are actually ill-patient ranges! In fact, most

hormone deficiencies not due to failure of the gland–except for menopause. Most deficiencies partial central hormone

deficiencies –caused by hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction — and partial resistance syndromes caused by genetic mutations of

enzymes, receptors and other proteins needed for hormone action in the tissues. Most hypothyroidism is due to inadequate TSH

production and genetic mutations, not thyroid gland disease. Worse, endocrinologists are practically incapable of diagnosing or

conventional endocrinology, the causes of these failures, and the legal reforms that are necessary to assure that the population

has access to effective endocrine care.

the importance of hormones and encourages doctors to prescribe drugs for every symptom. For hormone therapy , it promotes

patented hormone-like drugs ( steroids , estrogens, progestins, etc.) instead of the correct, non-patentable bioidentical (human)

molecules. Big Pharma attacks compounding pharmacies because they are the competition and they inform women of the

necessity of using the correct molecules. When pharmaceutical hormone substitutes cause serious diseases and disorders,

physicians believe that human hormones are dangerous. However, the evidence indicates that restoring human hormones by

the correct route, and in correct balance with other hormones, provides all the natural benefits of the hormones without the

risks that occur with pharmaceutical hormone substitutes and approaches . For instance, transdermal estradiol does not

increase the risks of blood clots and strokes like oral estrogen tablets do. Progesterone has a protective effect against breast

cancer, whereas many progesterone-substitutes (progestins) promote breast cancer. Cortisol restoration at physiological

doses, and accompanied by DHEA , does not have the long term negative effects of steroids like prednisone and Medrol. Human

hormones have no side effects by definition! For certain, even bioidentical-human hormone replacement can cause problems

when given in the wrong way, in excessive doses, or without proper balance with other hormones. However, the fact that

something can be done wrong does not mean that it can’t be done right.

by hormone myths . Imagine it–because of decades of inappropriate hormone substitution therapy for women (e.g. Prempro),

endocrinologists believe that a woman’s own hormones–which have maintained her health and well-being all her life–somehow

become dangerous at age 50. They believe that ovarian failure should not be treated. Menopause is natural, but it is also an

endocrine catastrophy –seriously eroding a woman’s quality of life and health. Every physician is ethically-obligated to

treat a woman’s ovarian failure, should she so request. She must demand transdermal estradiol , oral, sublingual,

transdermal or vaginal progesterone , and transdermal, vaginal or subcutaneous testosterone. Estradiol and progesterone are

available in FDA-approved forms, whereas transdermal testosterone must be pharmacy-compounded. Women can use

testosterone products that are FDA-approved for men–but at much smaller doses. Menopausal women can read, and refer their

physicians to pages 59 to 68 of Sex-Steroid Restoration for Women for guidance concerning products and doses.

at optimizing hormone levels and effects for every patient–this is a foundation of good medical practice. It’s really just common

conceptual foundationthat of detecting the biomolecular causes of symptoms and disorders, and fixing the problem by optimizing

the amounts and balance of the important molecules that are innate to the body–among them hormones and vitanutrients. We

need a new paradigm in endocrinology– Restorative Endocrinology :

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