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In this video, Dr. Huntoon talks about the 4 Causes of All Health Concerns including Hormonal Imbalances.

If you currently suffer with hormonal imbalances and your doctor just wants to keep you on artificial hormones, which can create bigger health concerns in the future, have a consultation with Dr. Huntoon.

Our promise to you is we will help you balance your hormones naturally and help you maintain your health as you pass through this normal stage of life as we all continue to age.

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Female Hormone Imbalances

The Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance may be caused by a multitude of reasons, ALL of which stem from Digestive Problems, Dietary Deficiencies and Liver stagnation.  The bottom line is that there is an incorrect relationship between estrogen and progesterone levels in the woman’s body, the Thyroid is suppressed and the Adrenal Glands are depleted. In order to truly be healthy, ALL of these must coexist peacefully in a perfect balance.  Any variations and changes in this perfect balance will start to have a dramatic effect on the woman’s health.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalances are

Unfortunately, if the symptoms are ignored in the initial stages, then they can grow worse as time goes by.

What Influences Female Hormones?

The amount of these hormones produced in a woman’s body can vary from one month to the next, because they are dependent on factors such as stress, nutrition (or lack of it), too much exercise, being overweight, ovulation time or the use of birth control using artificial hormones.

Ovulation As a Decisive Factor in Hormonal Balance

Normal ovulation occurs every month from the beginning of puberty (age 9 to 15) through menopause when it stops. Menopause onset differs for women and may begin in as early as the late 30’s all the way through the early 50’s. The wide variation of time is a strong indicator of what has happened to women related to their hormone balance and the artificial regulation of it through birth control.

When there is no ovulation, the production of progesterone from the ovaries does not happen, and as a direct result, the healthy accepted levels of progesterone start to decline. Making sure your Adrenal Glands are strong and healthy allows for a smooth transition when moving into menopause.

When your adrenal glands are depleted due to chronic stress, symptoms of menopause will begin to occur. These include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido.

Causes

Several young women today, some in their early thirties and some even younger, have started to experience the early onset of hormone imbalance symptoms and their associated disorders. This should not be happening and there are various reasons for this new “medical” condition.

There are several contributors to Hormonal Imbalances in both Women and Men.  Although the majority of pharmaceuticals are focused on it only being a problem women have, pharmaceutical "remedies" for men are becoming more common. 

Why Do We Develop Hormone Problems?

Before we can identify a problem, lets look at the Hormonal System and the glands involved in their regulation.  Endocrine glands are glands of the Endocrine System that secrete their products, hormones, directly into the blood rather than through a duct.

The major glands of the Endocrine System include:

The Major Hormones produced most are aware of are by the following 4 Glands: 

  • Pancreas: This gland produces the insulin that helps control blood sugar levels. 
  • Thyroid: The thyroid produces hormones associated with calorie burning and heart rate. 
  • Adrenal Glands: the Adrenal's produce the hormones that control sex drive and cortisol, the stress hormone.  It also produces Aldosterone which regulates sodium and potassium balance associated with Blood Pressure regulation. 
  • Ovaries: The Ovaries produce Estrogen and Progesterone primarily to support a woman and her ability to have a baby.  The delicate balance between these two hormones regulates the normal monthly menstrual cycle.  

I think we can all appreciate that if you do not have proper fuel, the system does not go very far or function properly.  This is especially true for the Hormonal System.  Therefore, we need to go back to the place the body derives its fuel from, the Digestive System and then the Hepatic System, specifically the Liver which regulates hormonal production based on having the required inventory for manufacturing the hormones.  

The Digestive System Connection

Eating quality food is becoming more of a challenge in our country as we consume entirely too much Completely Refined And Processed (CRAP) foods and suffer from Dysbiosis as a result of the Digestive System Disruptors.  As a result we create Leaky Gut Syndrome leading to circulatory overload of undigestied proteins, an appropriate Immune Response known as an allergy, creating an increase in inflammation heading to the Liver.  The Liver, which acts as a filter, must now sift through and sort out what the body needs and what the body can let go of and excrete as waste.  The result of this downward spiraling is an overwhelmed Liver leading to inefficient conversion of the food-stuff we take in over to hormonal precursors we require and ends up creating hormonal deficiencies and glandular depletion.  Give the person enough years of this cycle and you have the recipe for hormonal problems in multiple systems with far reaching health consequences. 

What Sorts of Health Consequences are We Talking About? 

Health conditions of:

Can you begin to see the importance of addressing this Hormonal Problem at the Source? 

Do not fall for masking symptoms with artificial hormones creating glandular deficiencies and eventual failure.  Your Hormonal System is entirely too important to your overall health to allow your Medical Doctor to ruin yours.  

The Medical Perspective

The Medical Perspective

Hormonal Imbalances vary from person to person and there is no one size fits all as explained above.  Unfortunately, evaluating the specific hormonal imbalance may be challenging.  Your medical doctor should run a hormonal panel specific to your Reproductive System, your Adrenal System and your Thyroid.  It may include a Pancreatic profile as well if you have weight management issues.  Based on your health concerns, a good Endocrinologist will order the panel designed to give them all the information they need to evaluate you as a person, not a specific gland or a specific hormone.

Many Endocrinologists and/or Gynecologists do not choose to order whole panels if they figure they will just put you on artificial hormones anyway.  It would be important for you to ask for the complete hormonal work-up to understand what your hormones are doing so appropriate medications can be prescribed.  Quickly reaching for the "standard" hormone prescription without a proper work-up simply because you are in the age of these concerns, should be a red flag.  And you may choose to find a different practitioner who will listen and work with you to understand your problem.

What About Bio-Identical Hormones?

Are "bioidentical" or "natural" hormones safer and more effective than hormones used in traditional hormone therapy for menopause symptoms?

Answers from Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D.

No, they aren't. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several medical specialty groups, the hormones marketed as "bioidentical" and "natural" aren't safer than hormones used in traditional hormone therapy, and there's no evidence they're any more effective.

The term "bioidentical" means the hormones in the product are chemically identical to those your body produces. In fact, the hormones in bioidentical medications may not be any different from those in traditional hormone therapy. Several hormone therapy products approved by the FDA and prescribed by health care providers contain bioidentical hormones.

"Natural" means the hormones in the product come from plant or animal sources; they're not synthesized in a lab. However, many of these products still need to be commercially processed to become bioidentical. Traditional hormone therapies don't necessarily exclude natural hormones. Some FDA-approved products — such as Estrace, Climara and Vivelle-Dot, which contain estrogens, and Prometrium, a natural progesterone — also are derived from plants.

Marketers of compounded bioidentical hormones say their products have certain advantages over traditional hormone therapy:

  • They're produced in doses and forms that differ from those in FDA-approved products. For many nonstandard combinations, you need to go through a compounding pharmacy — one that specializes in making medications customized for your individual needs. However, products from compounding pharmacies haven't been subject to the same rigorous quality assurance standards that standard commercially available hormonal preparations have to meet.
  • They're custom-made for you, based on a test of your saliva to assess your unique hormonal needs. Unfortunately, however, the hormone levels in your saliva don't reflect the levels in your blood or correspond to menopause symptoms.

Some women may benefit from nonstandard doses and forms of hormones in compounded bioidentical hormone preparations, but there's currently no scientific support for an advantage of these compounds over common commercially produced preparations.

The Controversy with Bio-identical Hormones

There are plenty of doctors that say otherwise, which begs the question.  If these bio-identical hormones are processed by pharmaceutical companies for the medical profession, then why the division within the medical community?

Medicines Two Choices for You

Dr. Huntoon's Alternative Medical Treatment Options

Dr. Huntoon understands the Functional Endocrinology of the problem, and based on understanding the CAUSE of yours, can help you develop a fully comprehensive solution to addressing your specific needs.  He has been doing this for 27 years with great success.

Understanding that hormones are made from the building-blocks we obtain from our food, we need to eat real food, and make sure our digestive system is properly balanced.  Which mean we have to address the Digestive System Disruptors and help heal the Leaky Gut Syndrome.  Once this is properly functioning, we can help a person make better food choices to provide the body with the necessary hormone precursors required to make your own hormones the way nature/GOD intended.

In many cases the hormonal imbalance treatment is a lot simpler than women think.  There are several methods which are becoming popular simply because they do not involve taking artificial, unnatural hormones or medication based approach, so make sure you check them out if you are suffering from female hormonal imbalance.  

Working with a Holistic Chiropractor can help you develop a plan for restoring balance to your hormones, when taking HRT or other synthetic solutions is not your choice.  

Be sure to discuss your options with your Medical Doctor or your Pharmacist to understand the potential for side-effects and or other complications before starting any medication that involves your hormones.  Many times by beginning to take artificial hormones, proper regulation of your hormonal system is now lost and the medication becomes a permanent treatment. Restoring balance after artificial hormonal treatment becomes a more difficult road back to health.

Lifestyle Changes As Hormonal Imbalance Treatment

Diet changes and a different approach to everyday life can help with hormonal imbalance. Make sure you drink enough fluids, consume food that is organic or as natural as possible, and eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your life. Completely Refined And Processed (CRAP) food with all its artificial additives and ingredients is what will be sure to create a hormonal imbalance.

You may think that this hormonal imbalance treatment looks very similar to a detoxifying routine and you would not be wrong to think so. Still if you associate these lifestyle changes with restoring balance to your emotional world, keeping your eye on your goal and how your life will improve is important. Intake of oils rich in Omega 3 and 6 will help create the basis for developing hormones in a balanced way. Stress relief while supporting your adrenal glands through whole food supplementation will go a long way towards that end.

Studies have shown that women suffering from hormonal imbalance had very good results post vitamin B, C and D treatment especially when this treatment was associated with positive dietary changes and exercising. Working with your Holistic Chiropractor to develop a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to balancing your nutrition and hormone production will enable you to achieve this.

What to Discuss With Your Doctor

Random Causes for Female Hormonal Imbalance

They really are not "random" when you read the above section on CAUSE.  

  • Contraceptive Pill Revolution

The 1960’s Pill was made out of synthetic estrogen, and although it was declared as safe by the FDA, the fact that several women died while taking it was not taken into account. In addition to several other symptoms, the Pill caused lower progesterone levels, causing hormone imbalance in these unfortunate women.

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Using Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT means using a combination of synthetic progestin and estrogen, and the usage of these pills causes a hormonal imbalance in women.  As with any medication, becoming aware of all the potential side-effects and complications is important.  Discussing this fully with your medical doctor or pharmacist is prudent.

  • Lifestyle Related Factors

Stress, drastic diets, extreme workout or important changes in the everyday routine can become reasons for hormonal balance in women. You have to remember that your body needs time to adjust to any change you assume for yourself and it must do that on a hormonal level too.

  • External Factors Causing Female (and Male) Hormone Imbalance
  • Living in highly polluted areas
  • Consuming Genetically Modified Food (GMO's)
  • Using cosmetics with high chemical content
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Drugs and some over the counter medication administered incorrectly
  • Hormonal Replacement Therapy

Your Solution

Dr. Huntoon understands the Functional Endocrinology of the problem and based on understanding the CAUSE of yours, can help you develop a fully comprehensive solution to addressing your specific needs.  He has been doing this for 27 years with great success.

Understanding that hormones are made from the building-blocks we obtain from our food, we need to eat real food, and make sure our digestive system is properly balanced.  Which mean we have to address the Digestive System Disruptors and help heal the Leaky Gut Syndrome.  Once this is properly functioning, we can help a person make better food choices to provide the body with the necessary hormone precursors required to make your own hormones the way nature/GOD intended.

Alternative medicine has an extended history in treating hormonal imbalance in women. Your Holistic Chiropractor uses a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to supporting all the underlying imbalances within your body in an effort to eliminate the cause of your hormonal issues and allow you to lead a balanced life. The use of phytoestrogen herbs along with whole food nutritional supplements and specific chiropractic treatments designed to enhance hormonal balance is recommended.

The use of massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture and visualization can also help alleviating the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

You must keep in mind that the Holistic Chiropractic approach to hormonal imbalance is meant to restore your hormonal equilibrium inside your body by working with the Endocrine System, including the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. This is why this treatment must be supervised by a specialist who has experience in dealing with these complex health issues.  

Making sure you have your questions answered is prudent before starting any form of care related to your hormones.  Using food-based products found in Whole Food Supplements is the basis for any program aimed at restoring balance to your hormonal system.  Imagine that, Food!

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