When It Comes To Balancing Hormones, Green is The Way to Go
BodyLogicMD's Expert Physicians Recommend Natural Bioidentical Hormones
ST. LOUIS, MI. - April 2010 - The modern environmental movement known as Earth Day began 40 years ago and is celebrated in April to offer awareness and teach responsibility about the environment and the protection of Mother Earth. BodyLogicMD's expert physicians are one step ahead with their green approach to balancing hormones by using all natural bioidentical hormones in their medical practices.
BodyLogicMD's bioidentical hormone doctors help women and men find relief from symptoms of hormonal imbalance often brought on by perimenopuase, menopause and andropause using natural Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Bioidentical hormones are a natural, HRT alternatives, because they are custom-compounded specifically for each patient and have an identical molecular structure to the hormones our body already produces, making them a better fit, therefore reducing the risk of side effects.
"In addition to mounting environmental concerns, American health is hanging on by a thread," shares Dr. Bryan Warner. "Over the past 40 years, we've seen a dramatic increase in allergies, skin problems, infertility, immune disorders and cancers. This is largely due to the introduction of wide variety of chemicals and toxins into our daily lives, which have been linked to everything from hormonal imbalances to inflammation. It's vital that we make lifestyle adjustments to ?go green?, such as using natural hormones to balance hormone levels, making better choices about what we put into our bodies, incorporating healthy stress reduction techniques and partaking in regular exercise, to keep our bodies in check."
With Earth Day upon us, St. Louis bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. Warner shares some tips on what women and men can do to live better, longer, by "going green":
?Go organic - Try to incorporate more organic foods into your diet and limit your intake of processed foods or foods that are high in simple sugars and carbohydrates. Organic farmers don't use antibiotics, growth hormones or chemical fertilizers to maintain their crops and livestock. Instead, they use natural alternatives such as manure or compost to fertilize crops and feed their animals only 100% organic certified feed. Many of the synthetic hormones used to expedite the growth and development of livestock contain chemical compounds that can act as hormones in the human body and disrupt many of the body's biological processes.
?Blow off some steam - Don't let stress get in the way of your life. Chronic stress increases the production of the stress hormone known as cortisol. Cortisol aids in the body's biological response to stress and anxiety and helps to heightens the body's senses and improve metabolism in times of peril. Unfortunately, high cortisol levels can cause other hormonal imbalances, such as adrenal fatigue and suppressed thyroid function. Breathing exercises, meditation or simply taking time to recollect can effectively lower cortisol levels and significantly reduce stress.
?Ditch the chemicals - Did you ever think that maybe - just maybe - the chemicals we we're using to rid our homes of mold, mildew and bacteria, were actually making us sick? Many of the household cleansers we use to keep our homes squeaky clean pose a wide variety of health risks including hives, asthma, skin burns and lesions, hair loss, breast development (in men), facial hair growth (in women), liver damage and cancer. Natural cleansers work just as well and don't contain toxic ingredients. Lemon, vinegar and borax are all great alternatives to name-brand cleansers found on grocery store shelves and can be purchased at half the price too.
?Balance hormones naturally - Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones that our bodies would produce naturally, making them not only safer, but also more effective than synthetic HRT. When it comes to hormone replacement, using bioidentical hormones is as green as it gets.
This Earth Day, make it a priority to take some steps towards a greener, healthier lifestyle. Making proactive choices is the key to optimal health and when we make a conscious effort to let our health take precedence in our lives, we avoid many of the health challenges oftentimes associated with aging. Although aging gracefully can seem like a daunting task, the recipe for living better, longer can be as simple as making a few lifestyle changes.
Bryan Warner, M.D. received his undergraduate from Southern Illinois University in 1983. Dr. Warner graduated from Chicago Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in 1987. He then completed his internship and residency at St. Luke's Family Practice Milwaukee in 1990. Dr. Warner was Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice in 1990 and served 7 years as active duty US Air Force. He is an active Fellow in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
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