How to Age Gracefully

A hormone is a naturally occurring powerful chemical messenger produced in the body by the endocrine glands. As we age, all of the hormone levels decrease over time, but there is a way to fool Mother Nature and keep hormones at optimal levels equal to our 20 year old youthful selves. 

Slowing the aging process down so that we might avoid the degenerative aspects of old age results in more energy, better sleep, digestion, memory, agility, and vigor. In addition, fooling Mother Nature into thinking we’re still reproductive may protect us from the diseases of old age-cancers, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc.

For women, there is a natural decline in reproductive hormones over a short period of time, less than 2 years, when she may lose up to 75% of estrogen production. This can lead to a plethora of difficult symptoms. Contrary to popular opinion, menopause does not stop with the cessation of menses. Hormone levels continue to decline for the rest of her life. She may experience loss of libido, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep issues, moodiness, weight gain, slowed metabolism, thinning hair, dry skin, deflated breasts, and other unpleasant symptoms.

Men also experience a decline in reproductive hormones, though it happens more gradually, over a 10 year span, and also continues to decline with age. Men may experience this loss of hormones as loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, lack of stamina, loss of muscle tone, depression, thinning hair, dry skin, weight gain, slowed metabolism, and other signs of aging.

There is a cultural misunderstanding about estrogen that leads to fear of using it. In a healthy woman in her prime, estrogen levels peak every 28 days or so. This peak, causes Progesterone receptors to become active. The physiological effects of progesterone depend completely on the human progesterone receptor, which in turn relies on the estrogen peak to activate it.

Estrogen is the spark of life and progesterone controls the growth and direction of these life forces, so to speak. Progesterone opposes estrogen and keeps the estrogen effects under control. When estrogen flatlines (no cyclical peaks) as it does in periomenopause, the progesterone receptors are not able to utilize the circulating progesterone, so the estrogen is now free to run amok or unopposed. The progesterone is not able to keep the estrogen in check, which can contribute to the estrogen dependent cancers. 

It is now possible to mimic the natural cycle to get the full protective benefits of progesterone along with the energy & benefits that estrogen provides. Biomimetic dosing uses the 28 day cycle to bring the body into an optimal hormonal state. The Wiley Protocol developed by T.S. Wiley is the only patented delivery system that works this way:

Using Bio-identical hormones which are molecularly identical to the hormones your body makes, with the natural dosing schedule, will ease the aging process and allow us to age gracefully.

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