hypothalamus, located in the brain, controls the release of hormones from various
glands in the body.
As we age
the hypothalamus loses its ability to regulate these hormones. Thus the secretion
of many of these hormones declines after age 30-35 and their effectiveness is
also reduced due to the receptors down-grading.
One of the main reasons
for the hypothalamus loss of regulation may be due to damage from cortisol. It
is one of the few hormones known to increase with age.
We have known
that chronic stress causes a raised cortisol level which damages the hypothalamus
and other brain structures.
This is why we think a person's particular
worldview is essential to their wellbeing and why it is so important to take hormones,
nutraceuticals and select
pharmaceuticals to maintain brain health as this organ is truly the conductor
of the entire neuro-endrocrine sympathy played each day in our lives.
Hormones are the real "juice" of life, where many men and women are
revitalized in as little as 6-8 weeks after beginning hormonal replacement. Trust
your experience and you will soon be convinced of the benefits of hormonal replacement
Once hormones are restored to their youthful levels (age
30-35), balance is reinstated, receptor site sensitivity improved, and a greater
sense of wellbeing and vitality is felt by the client. This hormonal replacement
therapy must be done under the supervision of a physician.
the aging process is directly related to improved hormonal control, and as mentioned
previously, the key is to use your diet, to control insulin and the eicosanoid
hormones. In addition your longevity program may warrant you taking certain hormones,
This hormone is excreted by the pineal gland during sleep, and Melatonin production
has been shown to decline as we age. Melatonin's main use has been shown to regulate
sleep and circadian rhythms, and allow the individual to feel more refreshed and
alert the following day.
The thyroid gland produces the hormone thyroid, used to regulate certain body
functions. Many people are affected by an over or under active gland, so hormonal
treatment is sometimes necessary.
The thymus is a central organ in the development and maintenance of T cells. The
thymus plays a key role in protecting the immune system and slowing the process
Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) can help support health by preventing
mood swings, slowing bone loss, restore libido and vaginal lubrication, and a
host of other maladies associated with menopause.
Women often use progesterone cream for menopause, especially to counter-weight
hormone replacement therapy; however, many forget the importance of progesterone.
Precursors: Precursors of testosterone can help provide short bursts as
well as long-term boosts of testosterone.
An important prohormone, pregnenolone is the steroid hormone involved in the formation
of the following steroids: progesterone, glucocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens.
8. Growth Hormone:
After the age of thirty, muscles atrophy partly due to your genetic make up and
partly due to lifestyle, such as poor diet and lack of exercise. Since the body
slows the production of growth hormone, supplementation may be an alternative.
DHEA: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is another
steroid hormone that is produced from cholesterol by the adrenal gland.
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* Note: It is important to follow these
- Replace those hormones that
- Individualize all doses
- Use only bioidentical hormones
- Polytherapy is the treatment of choice
- Hormone replacement should be monitored
by a M.D.
- Educate yourself on hormones by reading more information, much
of which can be found in this site.