Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is key to anti-aging issues and is intertwined with weight issues in postmenopausal women and men suffering from andropause caused by a gradual decline in testosterone.
So what is BHRT exactly?
In a nutshell, BHRT treats the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, postmenopause, and andropause.
Those symptoms can include hot flashes, bloating, weight gain, mood swings, brain fog, fatigue, cholesterol imbalance, blood sugar imbalance, and increased body fat.
The Silver Cloud Diet is ideal for women and men because it focuses on high quality protein and natural fats, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits. We recommend supplements as well, but sometimes hormone imbalances must be addressed and that’s when we turn to BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy).
BHRT is not to be confused with synthetic hormone treatment, like the horse urine tabs that jolted a woman’s body with enormous doses of estrogen and subjected her to an increased risk for cancer of the breast and female organs. The synthetics have been named in warnings by the FDA as dangerous to women’s health and adding significant risk for female organ cancers.
On the contrary, BHRT are molecularly identical to endogenous hormones in the human body. We determine the exact combination of hormones for each individual through evaluation and lab testing. Women typically receive a compound blend of estrone, estradiol, and progesterone, as well as testosterone (Yes, women need a bit of testosterone too!)
We find BHRT to be an enormous asset to clients on The Silver Cloud Diet, who are in the age range, say 40 to 80, especially those who despite their efforts are having trouble losing weight.