Programs

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Hormone health is important for every woman.  Dr. Peddle assesses hormonal balance for fertility, menopause concerns, menstrual concerns, thyroid and adrenal health and many other endocrine disturbances.  Dr. Peddle offers serum, salivary and urine hormone testing.  Treatment options for hormonal imbalances include all Naturopathic modalities, including herbal medicine, vitamins, acupuncture and where indicated, bio identical hormone therapy.

Bio Identical hormones are plant based hormones that have the same molecular structure as those that your body makes.  Because they are identical to hormones found in the body and are custom-dosed to the needs of each patient, adverse side effects and risks are significantly reduced when compared to the use of synthetic hormones.

Some benefits of well-balanced hormones:

Estrogens:

  • help relieve vaginal dryness and thinning
  • improve mood, energy, memory and cognition
  • help with sleep
  • may help decrease bone loss
  • help relieve urinary symptoms

Progesterone:

  • counteracts estrogen dominance (examples of estrogen dominant states are endometriosis, fibroids and PCOS)
  • decreases proliferation in the uterus and risk of endometrial and breast cancer from excess estrogen
  • stabilizes mood, helps improve sleep
  • increases bone mineral density- promotes osteoblasts
  • decreases risk of endometrial cancers
  • helps reduce hot flashes
  • helps reduce postmenopausal depression
  • increases libido
  • helps balance blood sugar

Cortisol:

  • helps with weight loss
  • improves sleep
  • helps manage stress
  • balances blood sugar
  • helps in wound healing
  • increases immune function
  • helps with optimal thyroid function

Thyroid hormones:

  • increase metabolic rate and weight loss
  • improve mood
  • help with blood sugar balance
  • increase energy
  • increase basal body temperature
  • help balance adrenal and sex hormones