Happy Valentines Day....
Many of us would like to feel like we have hormones raging through us on a daily basis, especially today....but in reality many of us struggle with intimacy, performance and stamina. Others may experience fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, weight gain, anxiety, or depression. Maybe many of you already have difficulty with weight loss, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, diabetes or have family members with Alzheimer's, a history of stroke, cancer or many of the above.
What are hormones? Hormones are a special messenger that sends messages to control most bodily functions. There are sex hormones, immune hormones, sleep hormones, stress hormones, growth hormones, cardiac associated hormones, digestive hormones, and Vitamin D (Yes, this is a hormone!). Hormones help to protect our body from inflammation and promote a healthy body and mind. They even protect us AGAINST certain diseases including cancer.
What is hormone imbalance? While it is a normal part of aging, hormone balance is affected by the food we eat, exercising and the amount of stress we all have. Women start to have imbalance issues in their 20s and men in their 30s. I used to blame my brain fog and fatigue on being a mom and a night shift worker. I'll be finding out soon if instead I have a hormone imbalance....my best guess--while I am a female, my testosterone level might be below optimal.
What are bio-identical hormones? When hormone imbalance causes so many issues why not boost our hormones in a natural way with bio-identical replacement. Bio-identical hormones are plant-based hormones that are biologically identical to the hormones found within the human body and not the synthetic hormones that confuse the body leading to more side effects--some very serious.
Learn more about hormone imbalance or come to my class Sunday, February 17th 2019 at 6pm.
Dr. Brianna Wilson, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC