Why are hormones so crucial? How do hormones have such an impact on our overall health? How can you support them and encourage them to work their best, especially when they may be struggling?
In this podcast episode, Melissa Vogel speaks about treating your hormones and thyroid naturally with Dr. Steven Hotze.
Meet Dr. Steven Hotze
Dr. Hotze received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is passionate about not only treating symptoms naturally, but also getting to the root cause of problems through a nutritionally balanced eating program, exercise, vitamins and minerals, and hormone replacement or regenerative treatments such as exome injections when indicated.
Dr. Hotze is the best-selling author of Hormones, Health, and Happiness, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness, and Do A 180. Dr. Hotze has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, CBS’ The Morning Show and The Biography Channel. Dr. Hotze is a past member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and is the former president of the Pan American Allergy Society.
Call Dr. Hotze’s office at 281 698 8698 and let him know that you listened to this episode and he will send you a copy of his book!
In This Podcast
- Sex hormones
The thyroid gland is located in your neck and looks much like a butterfly. The thyroid secretes hormones into the blood where it travels to all the cells in your body, acting as a spark plug for your mitochondria, the ‘energy plants’ in your cells.
Due to the increased exposure of chemicals, your body can suffer from more inflammation. Your thyroid makes T4 and T3 hormones and these enable your body, through working with the mitochondria, to produce energy. When your thyroid struggles, you may experience symptoms of hypothyroidism such as:
- Loss of energy
- Difficulty with feeling cold
- Inability to concentrate
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
- Hair loss
When conventional doctors test your thyroid gland and its hormone through blood tests, they are not always accurate because the range is too wide, and therefore many people who suffer from actual thyroid issues fall between the cracks.
It’s not about how much thyroid you have in your blood, ladies, and gentlemen, but it’s how much thyroid you have in your cells.
When doctors fully listen to their patients and ask pointed questions, they may be able to better understand and diagnose the situation more so than simply writing up a new prescription.
Both male and female sex hormones affect their bodies in different and important ways. Female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone kick in during puberty and originate in their ovaries. However, there are ever-increasing occurrences where estrogen is present either in food or is affected by chemicals in lotions and so forth that negatively impact the female body.
By using natural products without chemicals or genetically modified hormones, the female body can continue to function without being negatively affected by outside sources.
With the male sex hormone, testosterone, produced in male testes also during puberty, the male body is also affected. Testosterone affects their body, self-confidence, initiative, and many other important brain functions. It also affects male muscle mass and muscle tone. When women start their menstrual cycles, they also have a small amount of testosterone present in their system.
Using plant products to treat hormonal issues, working on immunity as well as encouraging flourishing full-body wellness, you can strengthen your body inside and out without having to rely on external medical sources unless directly necessary. Your body is more capable than you may imagine, and by working alongside it, you can build a long, happy lifestyle.
- Hormone Series, Part 1: Hormones, Happiness and Healing with Kim Schaper | BM 35
- Hormone Series, Part 2: Feeling Happy, Horny, and Hormonal with Cory Ruth | BM 36
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
Melissa has been voted as the Best Personal Trainer for 2020 by Inland Empire Magazine, and Built the Busy to Bomb Fit Mom exercise system.
She is quickly becoming recognized for her expertise and influence in her field!
Melissa has contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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