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Are you tired, overweight or gaining weight, have low libido, problems sleeping and wonder why you don't have enough energy even though you eat right, exercise and take vitamins?

  Our glandular system make hormones to energize and run our bodies efficiently. Adrenal hormones consist of cortisol and DHEA. Cortisol awakens and activates you during the day and decreases in evening so you can sleep and DHEA, the youth hormone, can be converted to sex hormones (estrogen, testosterone, or progesterone) as needed. Imbalances in levels of the sex hormones increases breast cancer as well as prostate cancer risk by relative high levels termed estrogen dominance.

  The KEY is optimal levels of hormones identical to the ones you naturally produce for energy, avoiding abdominal fat, sleep/awake regulation, and sexiness. As we age, sex and adrenal hormone production decreases. Imbalances occur at any age in men as well as women, not only menopause or perimenopause, but also post menopause. Stress as well as improper diets, nutrient lack and other glandular dysfunction (e.g. thyroid), all contribute to inadequate or unbalanced body hormones and resulting symptoms.

  Evaluation by testing of hormones is via saliva tests, which test active protein bound hormones, rather than blood hormone testing which test inactive protein bound hormones. Imbalances revealed are correctible by simple topical bio-identical hormone and supplementation along with some life style changes to achieve new levels of health and wellness that you thought were only in the past.

  You can again function at a high energy level and decrease risk of hormone cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Source: Tom Worden, DC, director of Worden Wellness Center in Danbury. Call for an informative pamphlet describing salivary hormone testing and answers to your questions about your particular health concerns. 203.748.8093.

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