Introduction to Bioidentical Hormones for Bone Health

Hi, I’m Margaret Martin at MelioGuide. Today
I have a really important topic to share with you that relates to bone health, and that’s
hormones. When I give my professional teaching to other healthcare professionals, I often
will use the analogy of looking at what the picture is that you want within your clients.
For listeners, what is it that the picture that you want to see yourself in your retirement
years? Do you want to have a nice strong skeleton that’s supporting you and allowing you to
do all the activities, and keeping your independence? Or do you want to have a frail skeleton that’s
crumbling underneath you, and not allowing you to go out and enjoy life because you’re
fearful of falling and fearful of breaking? In that creation of that picture, then you
need to look at, and so I’m using the phone here on the little tripod, but in that creation
of that picture, there’s three strong legs to the health of our bones. That’s evident
throughout our life in terms of how it impacts the bone. One of the legs, which is inherited,
is genetics. We don’t have any control over that. The legs that we do have more control
over are one, our nutrition. Two, exercise, how much loading, how much weight bearing,
how much pull and push of the muscles that are happening on the bone? When they pull
on the bones, they’re helping build the bone. When you load and impact through jumping,
through stepping, through brisk walking, all of these things load bone and help build the
bone. But the third leg that is our discussion today
is hormones. With those three legs being strong, you get the image and the picture that you
want to have and most of the things that you have in control of your life. When it comes
to hormones, we know that hormones are so very important. We know this by studies that
look at children and their growth and development. The years sitting around puberty, those two
years are so very important, that their nutrition and their exercises optimize because all that
influx of estrogen and testosterone in their life is helping to build bone. So much so
that over a quarter of the bone that they’re going to build in their entire life happens
in those two years. We also know that when we start looking at
studies where they have the exact same exercise program that’s issued to premenopausal women,
women who have their estrogen flowing nicely, and postmenopausal women who are on a depletion
of estrogen, they are never able to get as good results with the postmenopausal women.
Because although they may be working just as hard, and the nutrition may be just as
good, they don’t have the hormones there to help support the growth of the bone. Something
to think about throughout all your stages of life is where are your hormones at? This
is just the start of a series that I want to share with you on hormones and bone health.
Thanks for tuning in. I’m Margaret from MelioGuide.

One thought on “Introduction to Bioidentical Hormones for Bone Health”

  1. Hi my name is Sharon, and I'm in surgical menopause and have been for a while now . I 'm considering bio identical I have done a lot of study about and it sounds like it 's right for but I don't know. I know you said you started taking it, does it seem to help you are do you have any bad side affects I don't know anyone personally who takes and I just want an answer from someone who is taking the medication thank you

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