During this webinar, Dr. Jason Miller, DACM addresses a host of women’s health topics related to aging, including:
- Hormone imbalance and endocrine disruptors
- Osteopenia and osteoporosis
- Breast health
- Menopausal symptoms
He will discuss effective strategies for preventing hormonal decline and extending life including the combination of exercise, CNS calming techniques, healthy and supportive dietary choices, and botanical and nutritional medicine.
From the TCM perspective, Essence is the fundamental substrate from which the materials needed to remake the body are derived. It is used throughout each woman’s life to rebuild her tissues, to create the blood that she releases each month during estrus, and to maintain her bones and neurological tissues. The amount of Essence that each woman uses during her daily life can be augmented by proper absorption and assimilation of nutrients, and by minimizing the costs associated with a heightened stress response. The use of botanical medicines that nourish essence can effectively support graceful aging and ease the transition into menopause.
In the earlier years of a woman’s life, hormone levels reach their peak and begin to naturally decline somewhere around the age of 35. When this happens, the body adapts by changing the way hormones are used and metabolized. The botanical medicine approach aims to enhance the body’s natural adaptive process by supporting hormone production, regulating metabolism, and enhancing the ability of hormones to effectively deliver their messages to the tissues of the body.
Endocrine disruption is a significant factor in the breakdown of women’s health. Much of this stems from endocrine disruptors, many of which are xenoestrogens, that cause imbalances in hormone metabolism. When women enter perimenopause with imbalanced hormones, an elevated stress response, and problems with hormone metabolism, the transition through menopause can be a very challenging journey. The combination of essence-nourishing and hormone-balancing botanicals with adaptogens and key nutritional agents provides a strong foundation for supporting women’s health long term.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often recommended as a solution to declining hormones. When women undergo testing and hormone levels are proven lower than typical reference ranges, this indicator is considered to be a key target for resolving many of the symptoms associated with aging. However, HRT has recently been shown to be associated with a number of health problems, including increased rates of cancer in women.
Note: This webinar is intended for healthcare practitioners.