Introduction:

Knowledge is power. When you know how your body works and how to get your life back, you have power. How much do you know about how your body functions? How in-tune are you with what’s going on inside of you? Do you know the basic principles of hormones and how they relate to your health? You are about to discover some of the best research available about how to maintain maximum health and vitality as you age—through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

BHRT is not new. It has been around a long time—since the 1930s. Those early researchers and proponents discovered something very profound: to reverse aging, you have to recreate the chemistry of youth inside the human body. That perfect chemistry is simply a matter of levels of hormones enough for the body to perform all its various functions with ease. The goal of this book is to illustrate how balanced and abundant levels of hormones facilitate prime health optimization. A wise man once said, “We do not become conscious of the three greatest blessings of life as such, namely health, youth, The Hormone Handbook and freedom, as long we possess them, but only after we have lost them.”

One thing many people have lost today is the blessing of good health. Our bodies have changed. Many are facing depression, low energy, poor focus, low libido, and a myriad of other symptoms and diseases. People are not aging gracefully anymore—and it’s not just those in their forties and older. I’m frequently seeing men and women in their twenties with hormone deficiencies. In the pages that follow, I hope to make you aware of the overwhelming amount of research that illustrates the positive effects of BHRT. When our hormone levels return to normal— to where they should be—our bodies will be strengthened and have the best chance of aging gracefully and staying healthy and robust.

Everything I teach is backed up by medical research, white papers, scientific studies, and my experience. I will mention some of the extensively documented research periodically. However, I intend for this introductory book to be a quick and easy read for those seeking a brief overview of BHRT. For more detailed and extensive scientific evidence, I invite you to visit our website: www.optimalbio.com

I understand there is a degree of controversy over hormone replacement therapy. There are opinions on each side, and it is up to you to do research and come to conclusions about what is best for you.

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Foreword by Charles Rizzuto, M.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Introduction by Greg Brannon, M.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Chapter One: Vitality Isn’t Just for the Young . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chapter Two: The Importance of Hormones . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter Three: Causes of Low Hormone Levels . . . . . . . 11
Chapter Four: Consequences of Hormone Deficiency . . . . 17
Chapter Five: The Benefits of Hormone Replacement . . . 20
Chapter Six: What are Bioidentical Hormones? . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter Seven: The Difference Between Bioidentical
Hormones and Synthetic Hormones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Chapter Eight: Hormone Replacement for Women . . . . . 38
Chapter Nine: Hormone Replacement for Men . . . . . . . . 46
Chapter Ten: Becoming a Patient at Optimal Bio . . . . . . . 50

Chapter Eleven: The Pellet Placement Procedure . . . . . . . 56
Chapter Twelve: Side Effects of BHRT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Chapter Thirteen: Common Misconceptions . . . . . . . . . . 67
Chapter Fourteen: The Importance of Vitamin D . . . . . . . 72
Chapter Fifteen: Treating Thyroid Problems . . . . . . . . . . 75
Chapter Sixteen: Testimonials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Chapter Seventeen: Conclusion and
Additional Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
End Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

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