Bio-identical hormones are hormone supplements whose biochemical structures are identical to those produced by the human body—a fact that offers important therapeutic advantages and minimizes potential risks.
Bio-identical hormones are initially prepared as powders by pharmaceutical companies, such as Upjohn and Pfizer, from a natural base, usually soy or yam. They are FDA-approved. The powders are then sent to compounding pharmacies, where they are formulated according to doctors’ prescriptions. Companies like Upjohn have been manufacturing bio-identical hormone products for 70 years.
An exceptionally important advantage of utilizing bio-identical hormones is that dosages can be tailored to the individual’s unique hormonal requirements. Oral bio-identical supplements go directly to the liver, which converts them into a different hormone. Thus the preferred method of delivery for bio-identical hormones is transdermal—in the form of creams, gels, and suppositories—so the hormones are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
NATURAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT
It does not matter whether you are talking about weight control, wellness or longevity, they are all inter-related. Attention to any one of these three factors will lead to disease prevention. The undeniable fact is that its a lot easier to prevent disease than it is to treat it.
The reason for this revolutionary change in thinking is because of the tremendous advances in hormone therapy. Hormones are the substances that control every function of the body - the metabolic system, the immune system, the reproductive system, the nervous system, etc. As we get older, our hormone levels decline. As our hormone levels decline, so do we - both physically and mentally.
By giving the body natural hormones that are exactly bio-equivalent to your own hormones, it is possible to restore your hormones to the same levels you had in your 20's and 30's. Presently, there is no more effective therapy to prevent the inevitable decline we experience as we get older, and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives.
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Dr. Michael E. Platt
Dr. Platt has been a pioneer in the research and advancement of the therapeutic use of progesterone cream for use in managing adrenaline and hormonal imbalance. Dr. Platt is considered an important pioneer in observational, functional, alternative, and allopathic medicine focused on bio-identical hormones and adrenaline overload. His three books “The Miracle of Bioidentical Hormones”, “Adrenaline Dominance” and “Platt Protocol” have received 11 literary awards.
Dr. Platt practiced internal medicine from 1972-2009. Initially at Kaiser Permanente, one of the first HMOs, when the focus was on preventive medicine, as opposed to today’s ‘managed’ care. He later joined Ross-Loos, where doctors were required to spend an hour, one-on-one, with each patient for an in-depth study of their health in a comprehensive way. This type of ‘independent research’ provided great insight into the causation of disease. He began identifying important patterns and he was able to make important cause and effect determinations. In the late 1970s, he focused on convalescent, elder care medicine where his observation and research (and later his role as Medical Director of 30 + nursing homes in Los Angeles, CA.) led him to appreciate the importance of preventive medicine and he further developed the precepts which he employs today in his Platt Protocol. These findings centered around the importance of hormonal balance for healthy aging and anti-aging.
The Platt Wellness Center is unique in that Dr. Platt offers his guidance on nutrition, supplements and bioidentical creams to help facilitate healing using the innate power of the body to do so. He also directly answers questions sent to email@example.com.
**DISCLAIMER - These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease or medical conditions. The products and information found on plattwellness.com are not intended to replace professional medical advice or treatment. Individual results may vary.
Please be aware that Dr. Michael E. Platt is not licensed by the state of California. The treatment or information you receive is considered alternative or complementary to healing arts services which are not licensed in the state of California. All clients are advised to discuss his suggestions with their doctors and other health care practitioners.