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Hormone Balance for Men & Women

Had a wonderfully educational and mind boggling seminar over the weekend of 15th -17th October 2010 attending Theirry Hertogh's 3-day seminar on "Hormones for HealthyWomen&Men" and "Hormones in Children". He is such a good teacher and his ideas and concepts, although not entirely accepted by mainstream doctors, makes so much sense that you wonder why were we not thought this in Med school? Now I can treat age related conditions like lack of energy, weight gain & obesity, difficulty losing weight, reduced libido, hair loss, gynaecomastia, poor memory, low metabolism and many more symptoms of "Aging" with natural techniques of optimizing and balancing our natural hormones. Would it not be great if we can feel like we did when we were 20+yrs old?-when sleep was good, and lack of it not a problem,energy was high, mind was sharp and weight was normal? It is all because our hormone levels drop as we age (between 2-10% per decade) and as a result our

Battiling the Blues

(Starspecial ,Monday Aug2010) When hormone levels decline, less information is transmitted, and the body functions less effectively. Hormone levels change through life, leading to menopause and other age related problems. Perimenopause, the period leading to menopause, can happen in the late 30s and early 40s.As hormones drop, especially estrogen, you wil experience periods of sadness and hopelessness. Some women experience a severe drop in moods and mood swing, resulting in depression, anxieties and panic attacks. When women reach their 30s and 40s, it is very common for them to have an excess of "bad" estrogen known as Eostrogen Dominance. Estrogen Dominan ce can cause premenstrual sysdrome (PMS), night sweats and depression. To return balance to estrogen levels, we focus on progesterone. Progesterone is a balancing hormone that works in dynamic relationship with estrogen to regulate the menstrual cycle. Natural progesterone can be derived from sources such as wild yam and