The word "hormone" derives from an ancient Greek verb meaning to set in motion, to arouse to action, which is precisely what hormones do. Hormones are proteins that act as messengers to activate a large variety of biological actions and biochemical reactions in many of our internal organs and other tissues. They are produced by the endocrine system that includes such glands as the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, the islets of the pancreas, the adrenals, the testes and the ovaries. When these malfunction, messages are disrupted, muddled, and bodily systems begin to misbehave. In the long run, the result is affliction, debility and disease. Endocrine disorders involve both the overproduction and underproduction of hormones, and often what are known as mass lesions. They range from adrenal disorders, to diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyper- and hypothyroidism, goiter, Hashimoto's disease, various adenomas and carcinomas, Cushing syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, and so on.
Correct nutrition can arrest and often reverse the damage inflicted on the organism by a variety of abuses. Thus for example, the adrenal glands are affected by poor nutrition, stress, alcohol, smoking and drug abuse, which end up by inducing a number of adrenal disorders. Nutrition is obviously critical as it can counteract some of the other harmful agents. Hypoglycemia and diabetes are associated with insulin secretion from the pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Continuous oversecretion results in hypoglycemia, while the often following undersecretion develops in diabetes mellitus (Type II). Both can be prevented and treated by the appropriate nutrition. Hyper- and hypothyroidism can be induced by chemical pollution, other hormonal imbalances, and poor diet. Once again, both conditions can be treated by nutrition and nutritional supplements. From this brief description of a few examples, it must be clear that nutrition plays a very important role in hormonal disorders and in their prevention as well as their timely treatment.
Our individualized program is designed to restore your hormonal balance.
Briefly, our program offers,
- Comprehensive measures. Identification of the best measures to use for your particular ailment, present state of health, hereditary factors, history of ailments, natural attributes, and bodily demands, and the set up of treatment goals.
- Diet. What are the best foods to eat for your condition, how to eat them, what to cut down or eliminate for a while, so as to get the most out of nutrition.
- Nutritional supplements. Which vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, enzymes, etc, you may need, the dosages and times to take them, so as to avoid nutrient interactions.
- Botanical support. Which standardized herbal preparations can best assist your condition, their dosages, contraindications, etc.
- Lifestyle changes. Some hormonal disorders may require small changes in lifestyle in order to achieve your goals easier and faster.
- Exercise. Diabetes and other hormonal disorders require the introduction of some gentle exercise. The type of exercise that would help your condition, and the type that is best avoided.
- Physical therapies. Other forms of treatment that may help, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, etc.