Saliva Hormone Imbalance Test and Rejuvenation

Saliva Hormone Imbalance Test and Rejuvenation

I have used Saliva Hormone Testing and the accompanying homeopathic remedies with my clients since 2001, just after I used them to balance my hormones. Previously I was on BioIdentical hormones compounded in a pharmacy just for me and I gained 30 lbs. in three months and my low progesterone of 25 had increased to over 1200 in that short time. All of my levels increased. Within three months of using this system my hormones were nearly back in balance and I was “sold” on the fact that our body knows best.

Homeopathics teach your body to balance. If your estrogen is too low, it teaches your body to make more – just the correct amount. Conversely, if the estrogen is too high, it teaches your body to make less and eliminate the excess.  If your estrogen is too high, I additionally use a supplement which stops estradiol from creating a problem in your body.

There is a major difference between Saliva Hormone Testing and Blood Hormone Testing. The Saliva Test measures usable or unbound hormones, while the Blood Hormone Test measures Bound (90%) and unbound (10%) hormones. Bound hormones are on their way OUT of your body and should not be measured. It is not possible to separate the bound from the unbound in the blood test, so it is obvious that the Saliva Hormone Test is the most accurate.

The Saliva Hormone Test is easy to do. You simply order it from my office or pick it up and you collect the saliva samples in the comfort of your home. Menstruating women collect saliva on day 19, 20, 21 or 22 of their cycle. Non menstruating women ideally collect their saliva on the new moon or on day one of the calendar month. The test is sent to the lab and you obtain your results from me in about two weeks. You will receive a comprehensive results package with suggestions for balancing with homeopathics, neuro emotional remedies, and any supplements.

I offer several saliva hormone tests:

  • We select 15 hormones to test from ~ cost $325
  • Select 9 hormones to test from ~ $225
  • Select 5 hormones to test from ~ $175 – best for retest
  • Select 18 hormones, based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Body Clock. The specimen testing time corresponds to an element meridian, organ, and glands related to adrenal function and cortisol levels.

The 5 Element Circadian Saliva Test Includes the following  (note: tests above select from this list as well.)

  • 5 Cortisol testing times – Adrenal Stress Index
  • Fasting Insulin
  • SIgA
  • Gliaden ab
  • DHEA
  • 17OH Progesterone
  • P1 Progesterone
  • Estrone
  • Estradiol
  • Estriol
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Candida
  • Free Testosterone

By assessing hormones at specific times related to the Chinese Body Clock the accuracy of the test is enhanced and the health of the organ, gland and meridian are revealed.

Healing the Endocrine System

Hormone imbalances, from PMS to post-menopausal complaints, plague women of all ages. Men also suffer hormonal imbalances, which can lead to either aggression on one hand or to depression and low libido on the other. The Homeopathic Hormone Rejuvenation System is designed to balance hormones using nontoxic homeopathic remedies in place of either natural or synthetic hormone replacement. In the Homeopathic Hormone Rejuvenation program, it is important to detoxify the body, particularly the liver, followed by using Nufem to balance hormones.

Adrenal Stress Indicators

Stress is one of the major causes of hormone imbalance and hot flashes. The results of chronic stress can affect the body in four phases (if you are in Phase 2 you may also experience some of the symptoms of Phase 1, etc.)

PHASE 1: Adrenal Adaptation
Digestive problems, inability to calm down, prostatitis, increased serum cholesterol, severe weight gain or loss, menstrual problems, sleep disturbances, diarrhea, decrease in sex drive.

PHASE 2: Adrenal Maladaption
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, loss of libido, impotence, bloating and fluid retention, constipation, male or female hair loss, bone loss, increased urination, low back or sciatica pain.

PHASE 3: Adrenal Exhaustion
Fibromyalgia, chronic nonspecific pain, heart arrhythmia, severe constipation, panic attacks or anxiety, bile reflux and digestive problems, depression and mental frustration, memory loss and inability to think, sensitivity to smells, light or sound, difficulty breathing, inflammation, joint pain.

PHASE 4: Blood Sugar Events
A hypoglycemic event occurs when one cortisol level is elevated. If two or more cortisol levels are elevated, a blood sugar disorder is likely to be present and/or a genetic predisposition.

OVERVIEW OF ENDOCRINE HORMONE FUNCTIONS:

ESTROGEN

Responsible for development and the maintenance of the female reproductive system as well as having an effect on a women’s blood cholesterol and lipid levels.  It plays an important role in bones and staves of the development of osteoporosis.

ESTROGEN DEFICIENCY

  • Hot flashes / Night Sweats
  • Depression / Irritability / Tearful
  • Insomnia / Sleep Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Dry Skin, Hair & Brittle Nails
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Incontinence, (Frequent Urination)
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Memory and Concentration
  • Mental Fogginess
  • Lowered Sexual Drive
  • Hair Loss on top of head
  • Vertical Lines above Lips
  • Tired

ESTROGEN EXCESS

  • Mood Swings (PMS)
  • Fibrocystic / tender Breasts
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Weight Gain in Hips / Waist
  • Bleeding Changes
  • Headaches
  • Heavy Periods
  • Breast Cancer
  • Low Libido
  • Cold Body Temperature
  • Elevated Triglycerides
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Nervous
  • Water Retention
  • Irritable / Anxious
  • Ovarian Issues
  • Blood Clots
  • Heart Disease
  • Excess Facial Hair
  • Dementia
  • Yeast Infections

PROGESTERONE

Key reproductive hormone responsible for menstruation and pregnancy.  A precursor to testosterone, estrogen and the stress hormone – cortisol which is made in your adrenal glands.  Uses fat for energy and supports thyroid function and sex drive.  Keeps skin subtle, works as an anti-depressant, normalizes blood clotting, supports a natural sleep cycle and is a diuretic.

PROGESTERONE DEFICIENCY

  • Miscarriage
  • Fibrocystic Breasts
  • Arthritis
  • Hair Loss
  • Endometriosis
  • Anxiety  / Stress
  • Headaches
  • Water Retention
  • Mood Swings
  • Insomnia
  • Yeast Infections
  • Pain & Inflammation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Decreased HCL
  • Large Breasts
  • Excessive Menstruation
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Low Sexual Desire
  • Tummy Fat
  • Fibroids, Cervical Dysplasia

PROGESTERONE EXCESS

  • Increased Fat
  • Glucose Tolerance (pre-diabetes)
  • Increased Cortisol
  • Bloating, fullness
  • Constipation
  • Increased Appetite
  • Incontinence
  • Carbohydrate Cravings
  • Muscle Aches

TESTOSTERONE

Testosterone is predominantly a male hormone, yet women need it as well.  Good for vitality, skin, muscle and bones support and improves sex drive.

TESTOSTERONE DEFIENCY

  • Weight Gain
  • Low Motivation
  • Dry, thin skin, low elasticity
  • Anxiety
  • Think Lips
  • Sagging Cheeks
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Thinning, Dry Hair
  • Hypersensitive Emotions
  • Less Dreaming
  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Decreased HDL
  • Mild Depression
  • Men Only: Breasts, less confident, low sexual response

TESTOSTERONE EXCESS

  • Anxiety / Agitation / Anger
  • Depression / Fatigue
  • Mood Swings
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Memory
  • Facial Hair, Acne, Oily Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Increased Risk for Breast Cancer
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Low HDL
  • Irregular Menstruation / Infertility
  • Weight Gain – Waist
  • Fluid Retention

CORTISOL (ADRENAL GLANDS)

Produced in the adrenal glands, this hormone is known as the Stress Hormone.  Too much or too little cortisol limits the body’s ability to utilize hormones.  Affects the metabolism of the entire body, especially the thyroid gland.  According to the Chinese Body Clock, the Adrenal Glands heal between 9 – 11 pm.  To balance your adrenals it is preferable to be in bed at least by 10, preferably 9 pm.

Cortisol is the highest in the morning and decreases during the day and especially the evening so you can sleep.  A disruption in this cycle creates stress.

CORTISOL DEFICIENCY                                                                            

  • Fatigue  / Tired / Exhausted
  • Depression
  • Low Concentration
  • Interrupted Sleep
  • Craves Sweets & Salt
  • Cold Temperature
  • Sensitivities
  • Infections
  • Cold Body Temp.
  • Sugar Cravings
  • Irritable
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Low Body Temp.
  • Stress
  • Aches/Pains
  • Blood Sugar
  • Weight Gain
  • Irritability

CORTISOL EXCESS

  • Bone Loss
  • Headaches\ Fatigue
  •  Stress
  •  Weight Gain – Waist
  • Cold Body
  • Loss of Muscle Mass
  • Sugar Cravings
  • Thinning Skin
  • Low Libido
  • Elevated Triglycerides
  • Hair Loss
  • Breast Cancer
  • Increased Facial  & Body Hair
  • Irritable
  • Anxious
  • Acne
  • Memory  Nervous

THYROID

The thyroid gland is the key metabolism for the whole body.  Difficult to detect imbalances on blood tests.  Symptoms show up often prior to changes in the blood.  Under arm body temperature is a good marker of metabolism as are the symptoms listed below.  There are many reasons for an imbalance:  Chemicals, Heavy Metal Toxicity, and Dysfunctional Liver – where the active form of thyroid is actually made = T3.

THYROID DEFICIENCY

  • Tired or Exhausted
  • Difficult to Concentrate
  • Nails Breaking/Brittle
  • Infertility Problems
  • Sad or Depressed
  • Mood Changes
  • Aches/Pains
  • Slowed Reflexes
  • Cold Body Temp.
  • Swelling/Puffy Eyes/Face
  • Low Libido
  • Constipation
  • Cold Hands & Feet
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Thick Tongue
  • Weight Gain
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Slow Ankle Reflex
  • Can’t Lose Weight
  • Slow Pulse Rate
  • Bone Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Memory Lapse
  • Decreased Sweating
  • Decreased Muscle
  • Thinning Skin
  • Forgetful
  • Hair Dry or Brittle
  • Hair Loss
  • Sluggish Bowel
  • Water Retention
  • Muscle Pain
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Blood Pressure

THYROID EXCESS

  • Feeling Wired
  • Super Focus
  • Irritable/ Anxious
  • Aches / Pains
  • Hot Body Temp.
  • High Libido
  • Fast Digestive Tract
  • Heart Palpitations / Racing Heart
  • Weight Loss
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Fast Pulse
  • Increased Sweating
  • High Cholesterol

DHEA

This hormone, produced in the adrenal glands, is a precursor to several hormones.  At about 30 years old, this hormone begins to decrease and by age 70, we only produce about 10% of what we did as a 20 year old.  It is not advisable to supplement with DHEA as it is a wildcard and can be converted to estrogen or testosterone.  A safer supplement is 7Keto and supplements that increase the adrenal glands function.

DHEA DEFICIENCY

  • Low libido
  • Muscle wasting
  • Increased Fat
  • Memory Issues
  • Lowered Immune System
  • Stiff joints
  • Low Energy / Fatigue
  • Low Libido
  • Depression
  • Weight Gain
  • Men: Decreased Erections

DHEA EXCESS

  • Increased Muscle Mass
  • Excess Energy
  • High Libido
  • Difficulty Gaining Weight
  • Anxiety

 MELATONIN

The sleep hormone and responsible for so many functions in your body.  Your bedroom needs to be pitch black at night to turn on melatonin – a hormone critical to overall health and well-being.

Melatonin Deficiency

  • Trouble Falling asleep
  • Wake up in night
  • Difficulty getting back to sleep
  • Don’t feel rested in AM
  • Use Sleep Aids

Why Risk Using BHRT and HRT Hormones?  Don’t Replace hormones – “Rejuvenate”

Saliva Test Statistics Report 2003 90% of women using natural and/or compounded progesterone or estrogens (for more than 3 months) from wild yam, soy have elevated toxic levels, abnormal hormone ratios and cortisol levels and/or toxicity. 95% of women using HRT synthetic progesterone and estrogen have abnormal hormone ratios, estrogen dominance, abnormal cortisol levels and toxicity. 100% of women on synthetic hormones risk cancer. Toxic levels of synthetic hormones may take longer to indicate in serum and saliva.

Hormone Rejuvenation System Formulas:

Homeopathic Transdermal Delivery System

The are three NuFem® formulas. Each contains aspects of the whole endocrine system in addition to Estrogen, Progesterone or Testosterone. This is the most effective way to balance and revitalize the hormonal system. They are in a topical transdermal liposome base and you simply apply the crème to the inside of your wrist upon arising and at bed for a specific number of days.

There are no known side effects for homeopathic medicine.

Detoxification

One of the most important parts of balancing hormones is to do a whole body cleanse. You can read more about cleansing in the Detox Section. What is important to know here is that the liver is the place where your hormones are conjugated. This simply means that the ones that are old and used “bound” are on the way out of your body, and the ones that are still viable and usable are recirculated. When the liver is burdened with toxins it cannot do its job properly. As a side note – T3, your major Thyroid hormone is made in your liver – not your thyroid. A clean liver is key to your overall health!

Balancing your hormones as nature intended is both smart and healthy.  Stay safe!

Call Nancey at (949) 218-8788