Hormones are like vitamins. They must be in the healthy zone. Levels that are too high or too low cause problems. Some hormones cause cell growth, while others cause cells to break down. With the passage of time, we want continued cell growth to maintain bone mass, muscle mass, brain mass, strong tendons, and strong internal organs. Too much cell breakdown is bad. Too much cell growth is also bad. We need the right balance of cell growth to maintain youthful homeostasis. Which natural products alter our hormone levels? Which are the most important hormones that affect our longevity: the parathyroid hormone and Vitamin D, insulin, the growth and repair hormone, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and others.
It is my belief that there is no single product that will yield overall good health for everyone. Natural products yield good health by correcting a problem or an imbalance. How and when we can use natural products is a complex picture that is slowly coming into focus for us. We will continue to gather more knowledge and information. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with the world and listening to others’ thoughts on the subject.
This post is an excerpt from my book Investing In Your Health: A Pharmacist’s Guide to Choosing Natural Products to click here to find it on Amazon