Restore Hormonal Balance

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Female Hormone Imbalance

Most overweight people have suffered the agony of calorie restriction when trying to stick to a particular diet but have failed to achieve any kind of sustained weight loss.

While eating less addresses some of the underlying causes of weight gain, the high failure rate of dieting is partially attributable to the se-vere alteration in hormone levels that occurs as part of normal aging.

A substantial percentage of aging women have less-than-optimal thyroid levels, thus predisposing them to weight gain. For instance, the thyroid hormone is needed to maintain a healthy metabolic rate and subsequently a healthy body weight.

Additionally, as women age there?s often an imbalance between es-trogen and progesterone. Although levels of both hormones decrease with age, progesterone tends to drop at a much greater rate due to anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles when no egg is produced). This results in estrogen dominance, which can make it harder to lose weight.

Take the quiz and see if hormonal imbalance is one of your weight gaining mechanisms.

womanpilar2Blood tests for the following hormones should be completed:

  • Total and free testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Estradiol
  • Pregnenolone
  • Progesterone
  • Thyroid panel.
Questions to Determine Your Level of Hormone ImbalanceYESNO
Is your skin dry and itchy and/or do you have?vaginal dryness?
Do you have night sweats?
Do you experience mood swings?
Is it hard to remember names and where you place things?
Do you have irregular and/or painful and/or heavy menstrual cycles OR have you not had a cycle in more than one year?
IF YOU ANSWERED WITH …THEN TRY …
0 Yes ? No sign of hormoneKeep up the good work!
1?2 Yes ? On the verge of imbalanceLifestyle suggestions
3 Yes ? Mild imbalanceLignan extract *
4 Yes ? Moderate imbalanceLignan extract + Hops*
5 Yes ? High imbalanceLignan extract + Hops + Licorice*

Lifestyle suggestion

  • Eat more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cauliflower, aiming for 1 to 2 servings a day.
  • Cook with antioxidant-rich herbs such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, and turmeric.
  • Flavone-rich herbs like passion- flower and chamomile are also great choices for cooking.

? Call 1-800-544-4440 and provide the discount code SPM501W to receive a special offer on Life Extension?s hormone tests.

*The appendix provides descriptions and average doses of each nutrient.

Male Hormone Imbalance

Most overweight people have suffered the agony of calorie restriction when trying to stick to a particular diet but have failed to achieve any kind of sustained weight loss. While eating less addresses some of the underlying causes of weight gain, the high failure rate of dieting is partially attributable to the severe alteration in hormone levels that occurs as part of normal aging.

A large percentage of men today suffer from abdominal obesity ? the most dangerous kind of body fat. It is often difficult, if not impossible, for aging men to lose inches off their waistline if they are deficient in free testosterone, especially in the presence of excess estrogen. 3-5

The loss of testosterone and gain in estrogen lowers the testos- terone-to-estrogen ratio. The lower the ratio, the harder it could be to lose weight.

Take the quiz and see if hormonal imbalance is one of your weight gaining mechanisms.


manpillar2Blood tests for the following hormones should be completed:

  • Total and free testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Estradiol
  • Pregnenolone
  • Progesterone
  • PSA
  • Thyroid panel.
Questions to Determine Your Level of Hormone ImbalanceYESNO
Do you fatigue easily and/or have trouble sleeping?
Do you lack motivation or feel depressed?
Have you lost muscle mass but gained belly fat?
Do you have low sex drive or suffer from ED?
Is it hard to remember names and where you place things?
IF YOU ANSWERED WITH …THEN TRY …
0 Yes ? No sign of hormone imbalanceKeep up the good work!
1?2 Yes ? On the verge of imbalanceLifestyle suggestions
3 Yes ? Mild imbalanceChrysin or Nettle root*
4 Yes ? Moderate imbalanceChrysin or Nettle root + Lignan extract *
5 Yes ? High imbalanceChrysin or Nettle root + Lignan extract + Muira puama or Maca root*

Lifestyle Suggestions

  • Eat more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cauliflower, aiming for 1 to 2 servings a day.
  • Cook with antioxidant-rich herbs such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, and turmeric.
  • Flavone-rich herbs like passion- flower and chamomile are also great choices for cooking.

? Call 1-800-544-4440 and provide the discount code SPM501W to receive a special offer on Life Extension?s hormone tests.

*The appendix provides descriptions and average doses of each nutrient.

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