At Lifestyle Healing Institute® we test numerous hormones, both neurological as well as downstream organs which include the three female primary sex hormones – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. While estrogen (includes estrone, estradiol, and estriol) and testosterone often increase electrical activity in the brain, progesterone balances the increases by helping to decrease the brain’s electrical activity. These modulations are the result of the brain having both excitatory neurotransmitters (increase the brain’s electricity) and inhibitory neurotransmitters (decrease the brain’s electrical activity).
Hormonal Imbalance of these three hormones by themselves, cause symptoms of an over electrified brain which leads to depression, anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and even changes in cognitive function.
These disorders usually occur in women in their 40’s and early 50’s, however, nowadays many women are experiencing symptoms much earlier due to the increased load of toxic and pathogenic exposure.
DOPAMINE AND THE WOMAN’S BRAIN
Hormonal Imbalance from a deficiency in testosterone often mimics symptoms of depression and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Dopamine plays an immense role in controlling the nucleus accumbens, the reward and pleasure center of the brain. “When dopamine is suppressed, many women (and men also) can exhibit symptoms of depression, loss of motivation, hopelessness, and the inability to get excited.”
Many find difficulty in activities such as exercise, shopping and even going to work every day. This causes many to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol just to feel more normal.
SEROTONIN AND THE WOMAN’S BRAIN
Lifestyle Healing Institute® accomplishes this task very quickly (3-4 weeks) by employing our All-Natural IV method and protocol, as we restore hormonal imbalances safely and without prescription medications. When the brain is working in unison with the body, and after electrical activity is restored, serotonin and other brain chemicals can once again keep a woman’s brain in harmony.
Our All Natural Intravenous therapy jump-starts this process, and coupled with our all natural supplements, a balanced diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, maintains and safeguards the brain and body from falling back to an unbalanced state.
GABA AND THE WOMAN’S BRAIN
It plays a vital role in balancing glutamate, which is the brain’s number one excitatory chemical, which causes cell apoptosis (death) through over excitation of the brain. It’s no wonder prescription drugs Klonopin, Ativan and Xanax are widely misused to treat anxiety and insomnia disorders associated with GABA deficiency.
It also comes as no surprise that many women feel “more normal” on drugs and alcohol because self-administered medications activate the same receptor as progesterone! We restore the brain’s electrical activity by identifying the true underlying cause of symptoms; thus alleviating the need for powerful prescription medications.
PERI-MENOPAUSE AND MENOPAUSE
The ratio of estradiol to progesterone is important because the stimulating electrical effect of estradiol must be counter balanced by the calming effect of progesterone, if a woman’s brain and body are to act as one harmonious unit. Because estradiol increases dopamine activity in the brain, it causes an increase of electrical current throughout the brain region. Progesterone, naturally converts to allopregnanolone, then activates one of the brain’s calming receptors, the GABA receptor.
During the peri-menopausal years, progesterone production continues to fall while estrogen production remains the same, however without the calming effect of progesterone to oppose the stimulating effect of estradiol, most women begin to suffer the results of an over electrified brain, thus feeling symptoms of anxiety and insomnia.
Lifestyle Healing Institute® utilizes the testing results from over 100 specific biopatterns resulting in a treatment protocol that reveals a measurable diagnostic plan that realigns Hormonal Imbalances. Our All-Natural method fully restores a woman’s brain and body, so they’re working together again as one healthy unit.
Full menopause occurs when ovaries fail to produce both estrogen and progesterone. When estradiol dropout begins, the female brain loses another inhibitory chemical; serotonin. Without enough estradiol, dopamine also becomes much more limited.
The electrical effect that female hormones have on the brain is primarily the result of the ratio of estradiol to progesterone. By restoring hormones back to their optimal levels before symptoms start to occur will finally put your brain and body on the same page.