Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy has been frequently used by many women suffering from hormonal imbalances.  However, we need to remember that hormone replacement therapy is NOT the body doing the job that it was intended to do.  Taking a drug or artificial hormone to cover the symptom doesn’t help the body address the underlying problem.  It’s like putting a piece of duct tape over the warning indicator light in your car.  The problem is still there, you just can’t see it any longer.
The question we need to ask is: Why are our hormones so disrupted in the first place and what can we do about it?  The answer is simple, but not easy.
First we have to explore some of the basics.  Our body makes hormones.  Given the right materials, it makes exactly what we need, dispenses it exactly where we need it and does it exactly perfectly.  Our bodies don’t need us to direct those functions; it is part of the body’s innate intelligence.  But along with innate intelligence comes common sense on our part.  That common sense should tell us that in order for our body to do what it knows to do; we need to give it what it needs.  It needs essential fatty acids, minerals, proteins, water, vitamins, enzymes and carbohydrates on a daily basis in order to do its job.  Our body is made up of all these materials.  Cells in the body regenerate continually, each and every day and need these substances by which to do that.  Hormones are no exception.
How can we expect our body to make hormones if we don’t ingest the materials by which the body can make them?  It would be like trying to build a wood frame home and forgetting the wood!  Along with that is the health of the organs and glands.  They too need these materials by which to rebuild themselves, continually, and to function properly.  Each organ in the Endocrine System (hormone-producing organs and glands) has a mineral by which they are dependent upon to function.  If that mineral is missing, function goes awry.  When an organ or gland doesn’t function correctly, we call it disease or a symptom.  Symptoms are nothing more than the body telling us something is wrong.  
So, if your body is telling you that something is wrong (symptoms), do something about it!  It’s not just going to disappear on its own.  You need to take action to make a change in your body.  How do you know what you need to do?  Seek the guidance of a natural health care provider that is specially trained in identifying the causative factors of imbalances in your body.  In our office, we do a Complete Bio-Functional Analysis that takes about 2 hours on your first visit.  We ask a lot of questions and do a very comprehensive exam that enables us to get to the root of what’s going wrong in your body and make recommendations to help you restore vital health.  

©2009 Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

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