Nutritional Medicine Women*The results described are not typical and will vary based on a variety of factors.
Sound Nutrition Combined with Hormone Optimization – the Key to Hormone Balance and Attainable Weight Loss.

The improper balance of several important hormones, nutrients, and metabolism can play a critical role in weight gain in women. Women frequently notice an unexplained change in their body composition sometimes years before they even experience any symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, such as hot flashes, decreased libido, hair loss, anxiety or disruption of sleep.
In women, the sex hormones Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone work together in a predetermined symphony to allow our bodies to function at peak performance. Thyroid hormones function to regulate how we process carbohydrates, fats and protein in order to maintain a high metabolic rate and efficiently utilize the foods we eat. Cortisol handles stress instead of increasing abdominal fat.
As we age our hormone levels drop, metabolism slows, vitamin demands increase or other factors such as chronic stress increases the fat storing hormone Cortisol. Over time the balance is tipped in the wrong direction, causing unwanted changes to occur in our mood and physic.
Bioidentical hormone replacement can sometimes be an easy solution to increase the loss of body fat and restore our body’s natural metabolism and increase the loss of body fat. There is a strong connection between hormonal imbalance and weight gain in women.
Abdominal fat does not just sit there; it is metabolically active. In men it converts the male hormone Testosterone into the female hormone Estrogen. In women it increases our risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia.
When it comes to nutrition it’s important that women eat a healthy diet with the right amount of  carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Without a proper diet women will find that they are low on energy, have little interest in sex, and have trouble maintaining an energy level that they need to function normally and in optimal mental health.

Nutrition is the Body’s Fuel

As women age, they have specific nutritional and supplement needs that need to be addressed. This is because as they age they become less active and their metabolic rate starts in decrease. This means that women need to concentrate on specific areas as they age that include:
  • The amount and type of protein that they eat.
  • The amount and type of Vitamins that they eat or get in a supplement form.
  • The amount and types of Minerals that they eat or get in a supplement form.
  • Precisely balanced hormones.
  • Body composition and lean muscle mass.
When women focus on hormone balance with the help of bioidentical hormones, combined with sound nutrition, nutraceutical supplementation, and scientifically designed exercise to promote optimal health, they have a better chance of staying healthy and active for a long time. The correct balance of Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, Cortisol, Insulin, and Thyroid hormones combined with sound nutrition, exercise, and metabolic testing is the key to successful weight loss.*
Each patient’s individual needs and metabolic testing shape the Harding Medical Institute’s specific nutritional program and recommendations. Individual nutritional programs vary based on the results of specialized testing performed during our Elite Executive Physical evaluations such as DEXA Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and VO2 Max exercise testing.

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