Study explains how stress can boost immune system Jun 21 Firdaus Dhabhar A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress enhance immune readiness. Stress is bad for you. But short-term stress — the fight-or-flight response, a mobilization of bodily resources lasting minutes or hours in response to immediate threats — stimulates immune activity, said lead author Firdaus DhabharPhD, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a member of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection.
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I wholeheartedly agree that bioidentical hormones are preferable to synthetic hormone replacement therapy HRT. Compared with the placebo, estrogen plus progestin resulted in: Just because synthetic hormones come with proven risk, it seems that people have decided bioidentical hormones are totally fine to take.
Bioidentical hormones are crafted to be the exact molecular structure of the hormone s your body produces.
Synthetic hormones, on the other hand are not. Synthetic hormones are typically a bit different from the exact structure that your body makes because that way it can be patented by the manufacturer.
The purpose of this article is not necessarily to compare and contrast synthetic from bioidentical HRT; but to alert you as to how the body responds when bioidentical and synthetic hormones are taken.
Well, really to alert you on the downside consequences of taking ANY hormones. The physiology is simple and logical. Most hormones work in the body via a negative feedback loop. The three main glands involved in thyroid hormone production are the hypothalamus, pituitary and thyroid.
Once the thyroid hormone begins to do its job throughout the body, production begins to decline, so as not to produce too many hormones.
The only example of a hormone that works on a positive feedback loop that I can think of is oxytocin. Because these hormones work this way, you may be able to guess what happens when you are exposed to i.
Exogenous as opposed to endogenous refers to those taken in from outside the body, and can be any type of hormone. So, if you take a hormone, you can be sure that those negative feedback loops will still function as usual.
The result…your body stops or significantly slows its own production of these hormones. Therefore, people usually become completely dependent on hormones, bioidentical or not.
However, most if not all of my patients shun that idea. The next issue is that of hormone receptor insensitivity. This is especially prevalent with the use of hormone creams usu.
However, if you make no lifestyle changes it typically happens with any hormone. So, taking a hormone for the rest of your life may not even do the trick, especially insulin. You may be familiar with how well diabetics fare without changing their lifestyle, and continually increasing their doses of insulin.
This is not to say that no one should be on HRT, bioidentical or synthetic.
There is a time and place for everything. And when these hormones are necessary, they can be miraculous. The big question is: When are they necessary?One of the more esoteric but much beloved tools in the paleo dieter’s tool-kit is intermittent fasting.
What is intermittent fasting? I.F. is the practice of maintaining overall caloric intake while consuming those calories in fewer meals or in reduced time windows throughout the day.
Carolyn Dean LIVE. The Doctor-to-Doctor Radio Series continues today, November 5, with a powerful medical doctor and health advocate that everyone will . David Rossi, a year-old communications director at the world’s oldest bank, Italian Monte dei Paschi di Siena, which was on the brink of collapse due to heavy losses in the derivatives market in the financial crisis, fell to his death on March 6, A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress enhance immune readiness.
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