We use bioidentical hormones as a tool to optimize aging and improve health. Since they are hormones identical to the ones our own bodies make, we can use them to increase hormone functioning when there is a deficit. We frequently use bioidentical hormones as part of a hormone-balancing program with other therapies such as detoxification, herbal medicine, immune support, nutrition, and stress (adrenal) support. Hormone balancing can greatly enhance how a person feels, resulting in make you feel great, with improved body tone, brain functioning, energy, mood, sleep and more.
Bioidentical hormones are far superior to synthetic animal hormones, which are unfortunately still being used today. Horse hormones and synthetic progestins are difficult to detoxify and have increased health risks. We always recommend bioidentical hormones.
In most situations we suggest beginning a hormone-balancing program with hormone testing. After the initial consultation, the best testing for any situation will be recommended, and may include blood, saliva or urine testing. We use the most current and advanced testing possible. After reviewing results we customize a treatment plan and, if needed, prescribe an individualized dose of bioidentical hormones.
The general principle naturopathic doctors follow for prescribing any medication, including hormones, is to use the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time, to obtain the therapeutic effect.