Many things can accelerate the decline of hormone levels in both sexes. Stress levels, diet, nutrition and lifestyles all contribute to hormone imbalance. Currently, one of the main culprits is stress. This is true because the stress hormone, cortisol, is built with the same building blocks as our sex hormones, DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. The more stress we have, the more cortisol we demand and the fewer building blocks we have to make our sex hormones.
Suzanne Somers takes 60 supplements every day (as seen on Oprah’s bioidentical hormones show). We know that’s excess, but how many supplements should you take? How many supplements is too many supplements? National Nutrion Month gives us reason to pay attention and keep track of those vitamins and minerals. This recipe can help.
Rebecca Crowley-Huey, PA-C BodyLogicMD The Woodlands, Texas talks about the customized nutrition and supplement portion of the BodyLogicMD three-tiered program (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutrition/supplements, fitness).