One of the hallmarks of getting older is a decline in hormone levels. Production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, human growth hormone, and other hormones tapers off after we reach our 20s and 30s. And many experts agree that age-related hormonal deficiencies contribute to the signs and symptoms of aging. That’s why natural bioidentical hormones—which are identical to those produced in the human body—are a cornerstone therapy at the Whitaker Wellness Institute.
In addition to their anti-aging effects, targeted hormones are excellent therapies for a number of health concerns. For example, low thyroid is a very common but often-overlooked underlying cause of fatigue, dry skin, constipation, depression, and more. Treatment with natural thyroid improves symptoms and enhances overall health—to a far greater degree than Synthroid and other synthetic drugs. Testosterone replacement reduces men’s risk of diabetes and enhances failing heart function. And women do much, much better on safe, natural, bioidentical estrogen and progesterone than horse hormones and synthetic progestins.