Here’s Why Your Hormones Are a Red Flag for Aging… Please Keep Reading
We live our daily lives aging quietly.
Accepting the “usual” way to age with our hormones wreaking havoc in our minds and bodies can create stress and uncertainty. There is a lack of understanding regarding hormones. Your hormones affect our moods and behaviors and not knowing how to support these changing hormones is frustrating.
It can feel like you’re… losing control of your own life, and a sense of powerlessness takes over.
And if you’re anything like most of the people in our community, your intention is to stay healthy in every facet of life.
I’m here to tell you that by believing the common and usual beliefs around aging, dismal results are the commonplace. By embracing the truths of your body's abilities and challenging these common myths, you can break through and thrive.
What Most People Don’t Know About Hormone Problems During Aging
The human body secretes and circulates some 50 different hormones. Your body’s endocrine system secretes and controls these hormones. They regulate and influence metabolism, utilization of nutrients, production and excretion.
As we age, these hormones decrease in production and ability to be utilized producing changes in our bodies in many areas.
The most common hormones that most people are familiar with typically include:
- Thyroid hormones
- Sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone.
- Cortisol and related epinephrine and norepinephrine.
- Growth hormone
- Insulin and Ghrelin
We rarely think about our hormones until women start experiencing menopause. The average age for menopause is 51.2 while men also experience their own “manopause” of a different kind.
What’s important to know is your hormones fluctuate with aging while many decline producing many unwanted symptoms. Typically these symptoms like brain fog, hot flashes, decreased memory, bone loss, a decrease in sexual interest and others are written off as “normal aging” and a just deal with it attitude.
Some Dr’s realize that declining hormones with aging does not have to be all gloom and doom and provide strategies to support healthy hormones that can increase your well being.
So if you’re struggling to figure out how hormones are playing a part in your symptoms and aging, this is the most important thing you’ll read.
Here’s How Declining Hormones Are Making You Feel Older Than You Are
Based on your quiz results, you’re showing signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances, here’s a breakdown of why it’s likely behind how you’re feeling right now.
Here’s what’s happening in your body…
The endocrine system is like a factory of chemical messengers of various types of hormones. These hormones play a vital role in life from our moods, to our energy levels to our ability to handle stress, sexual reproduction, muscle mass and overall aging process.
Aging is associated with a decrease in sex hormones for both men and women. Women experience a variety of issues and symptoms from brain fog to low energy and hot flashes. These changing hormones also impact bone density in a negative fashion.
Men experience their own issues typically seen in muscle mass and physical function overall.
Most hormones decline with age and even when some hormones don’t, the receptor sites where hormones land to function become less sensitive thus decreasing their activity and overall effect.
Our adrenal hormones such as cortisol are a major player in how we feel and function yet are rarely discussed as part of the aging process.
The most common hormone typically treated and talked about is the thyroid hormones and is like a gas pedal. We want to push on the gas pedal to make us go but if we don’t have any gas in the gas tank(our adrenal glands) its hard to make us go.
Insulin resistance is a growing epidemic as we decrease activity levels, make poor food choices and our bodies become less sensitive to insulin all creating more problems.
There are many hormones in our bodies that contribute to youth and vitality. Growth hormone is one hormone that declines with age that results in the reduced muscle mass commonly observed in aging adults.
Hormone supplementation has long been debated. Proper supplementation through bioidentical hormones can be utilized with great care to optimize hormone levels and bring rebalance to the body and increase well being.
The bad news is: your declining hormones are contributing to your rapid aging.
The good news is: There is something you can do about it.
How To Stop The Aging Process
How Does It Work?
While your DNA has a list of all the genes you have, Epigenetics change which genes are ON or OFF.
One type of gene-changing marker, called DNA Methylation, lets scientists check what genes your body is actually using, and how those complex patterns are changing your body.
Are they youthful and quick to heal? Or are they starting to slow down?
Your methylation's reactiveness to your lifestyle means that you can change how you're aging in a measurable way, by deliberately choosing what kind of life you're leading. You can make impactful, long-term changes to your body’s health - all the way down to your DNA.
You can track those changes with one easy metric.
60% of your epigenetic profile is CHANGEABLE
DNA Methylation reacts to everyday choices like nutrition, diet, exercise, along with a host of other lifestyle influences.
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Using the latest research and data, we compare your unique Methylation patterns against the database of which genes are connected to aging. This comprehensive analysis is called:
Your Biological Age
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Once your biological age has been determined, you'll get an in-depth report that will help you understand what habits and behaviors can help further reduce your biological age and slow your rate of aging!
You can't manage what you can't measure - and TruAge gives you the power to measure your aging. With that tool you can then manage your aging, and see what interventions are and aren't working.
I'm here to help you live healthier and longer by giving you the knowledge needed to slow aging and increase healthspan.