by Dr. Michael Greer, MD Hormones tend to be on the mind and lips of every health professional I meet these days.  Maybe that’s because they form such a fascinating web on which our health and well being hinge.    Hormones

by Dr. Michael Greer, MD

Hormones tend to be on the mind and lips of every health professional I meet these days.  Maybe that’s because they form such a fascinating web on which our health and well-being hinge.

Hormones are also one of the biggest mental puzzlers in medicine. They are more than enough material for a 12-hour weekend lecture series I deliver around the country.  I call it “Trekking the Hormone Jungle.”  

Hormones have fascinated me since medical school, partly because hormone replacement therapy was a pillar of my conventional OB-GYN medical training. About 15 years ago, I discovered bio-identical hormones offered a better option.  In fact, that revelation is what set me on a course toward a wholly integrated medical practice, where many hormones – including DHEA and cortisol — play a critical role. 

These days, at my seminars for other health professionals, I have encountered such delight and at times perplexity in learning how all the hormones act independently and yet work in a delicate balance. That’s why hormones will be the focus of this blog.