Comparative Study Of Hormone Replacement, Including Transdermal And Oral Bio-Identical Natural Hormones And Homeopathic Hormone Stimulation And Rejuvenation Using Salivary Testing As A Diagnostic Tool.
Theresa Dale, Ph.D., C.C.N., N.P.
Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Traditional Naturopathic Practitioner
BioEnergetic Medical Consultant
Dean & Founder, California College of Natural Medicine
President, The Wellness Center
Using a 24-hour circadian salivary testing with specific testing times according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Element Body Clock, hundreds of saliva tests were analyzed. The factors used in the analysis of hormonal ratios included age, medical history of surgical procedures such as partial and/or complete hysterectomies, genetics and any type of hormone replacement usage.
All salivary testing was administered the second day of the menstrual cycle or, in the case of very infrequent menstruation or menopause, testing was administered the second day of a month.
The following hormones were analyzed: 6 cortisol levels at specific times related to organ function, progesterone, testosterone, estradiol, and DHEA levels.
Homeopathic hormone transdermal therapy was administered according to test results for a period of three, six or nine months with repeated salivary testing to monitor results.
Homeopathic meridian therapy was orally administered according to the meridian testing times that were abnormal.
A dietary regime was also administered to each client incorporating 60% raw whole foods, eliminating chemicals, and preservatives, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol.
Approximately 550 salivary tests were analyzed, and 95% of those clients using hormone ìreplacementî had abnormal hormonal ratios. 96% of those clients using bio-identical, synthetic or natural hormone replacement had elevated progesterone levels and abnormal ratios of other hormones such as cortisol, testosterone, estradiol and/or DHEA.
Of the 96% of clients using progesterone transdermal or oral replacement including bio-identical, synthetic and natural hormones, approximately 40% of clients had extremely elevated progesterone (up to 50 times greater than normal reference ranges). Clients with high progesterone reported symptomology such as hair loss, bloating, depression, insomnia, headaches, mood swings and constipation.
85% of patients with elevated salivary cortisol levels indicated a link to blood sugar problems, such as diabetes and digestive disturbances.
After using homeopathic hormone rejuvenation for three months, both to detoxify excess progesterone and stimulate production of progesterone and other hormones, symptoms improved in over 70% of cases according to personal communication with patient and repeated salivary test done by a licensed independent laboratory. After using homeopathic formulas for an additional three months, new saliva test results revealed even further progress in balancing hormone ratios including cortisol levels.
The remaining cases had definite improvement but still chose to use some prescribed hormone replacement and/or consumed an excess of alcohol, sugar and caffeine. Approximately 20% of patients testing did not indicate a need to continue homeopathic treatment after only three months.
90% of patients, whose salivary test results indicated a low DHEA level, resulted in a definite increase in DHEA in three months when a formula containing homeopathic cortisol, adrenal, hypothalamus and pituitary was applied topically during specific days of the monthly cycle.
Further salivary testing within three months of usage of homeopathic meridian therapy indicated that cortisol levels improved dramatically in 50% of patients. 45% of patients indicated moderate improvement in most cortisol level testing times that were out of balance. 5% of patients indicated minor improvement in one to six cortisol-testing times.
Progesterone and estrogen replacement can be dangerous and create a toxic build-up of hormones, even if monitored.
Hormone replacement has side effects whether it is supposedly ëbio-identicalí or even a wild yam transdermal and can cause abnormal hormone ratios.
Hormone replacement will cause the gland or organ that is responsible for specific hormone production to slow down and eventually shut down hormonal production.
Adrenal cortisol stress can be the sole cause of hot flashes and other symptoms. Cortisol in humans is the principal glucocorticoid and it influences appetite and well-being, maintains blood sugar concentrations by promoting hepatic gluconeogenesis, and indirectly affects heart rate and pumping force by controlling synthesis of epinephrine in the adrenal medulla. Therefore, since increased cortisol secretion is critical in the physiologic response to stress and illness, we can see the value of utilizing six specific cortisol level testing times to evaluate acupuncture meridian function.
Elevated progesterone levels from hormone replacement can cause adrenal stress, liver toxicity, and abnormal hormonal ratios.
Homeopathy is the only modality, thus far, that has shown the ability when formulated for this purpose to stimulate cellular communication to the hypothalamus and pituitary to make natural biological hormones strengthening the biological terrain without toxic side effects.
A diet with 60% raw unprocessed food is an extremely valuable element in the release of stress on the adrenal glands and assisting in the stabilization of cortisol and glucose levels.
This research places hormone ìreplacementî of any kind at a questionable disadvantage.
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