Hormones are chemical messengers produced in the body that have specific effects on other cells and organs. Puberty, pregnancy, aging, and a variety of conditions and diseases effect hormone production and use. Examples of a few hormones are thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin, and growth hormone.
Determining which hormones require replacement is first done by Saliva testing. Treatment can include the use of naturally derived or bio-identical hormones (non-synthetic), plant hormone precursors, herbs, amino acids, homeopathic medicine or some combination of the above.
Natural hormones are those chemicals that are derived from yam, soybean, or other plants, and are close duplicates of the hormones the body produces. They tend to have fewer side effects then do synthetic hormones.
Many menstrual, menopausal, aging, musculoskeletal and mental health disorders benefit from natural hormone treatment.