Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Howes ND utilize Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy to optimize individuals' function and healing response.
This therapy is never just based on replacing hormones. Rather, it is a hormone optimization program that promotes the natural production of hormones through vitamin and mineral supplementation, improvement of diet, and reduction of stress through mind-body therapy.
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The benefits of bio-identical hormones are numerous. Most importantly, they protect the body from inflammation and cancer in addition to being a vital part of any anti-aging treatment program.
Important for male and female health:
Our hormones play key roles in thousands of body’s reactions and are integral in sustaining a youthful and vital body. When their production decreases, it is evident in everything from the reduction of the quality of the skin and muscle to the reduction of mental clarity, memory, and overall feeling of well-being.
Estrogen is typically administered as a compounded cream or a capsule.
Progesterone is most often prescribed as a capsule at night, but can also be taken topically as a cream or orally as a lozenge.
Testosterone can be compounded as a cream or administered as a self-injection.
If a self-injection is chosen, our team will educate the client on a safe technique and provide them with the materials needed for self-injection at home
Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT has been misrepresented and misunderstood by many health practitioners and the public.
The confusion arises from the fact that when studies were done on the safety of estrogen and progesterone, they were done on synthetic hormones only. These are the hormones found in conventionally prescribed birth control pills and IUDs and are implicated in increasing the body’s inflammation and the risk of ovarian and breast cancer. They are foreign molecules to the body and are processed completely differently than the body’s hormones.
How is Bio-identical Hormone Therapy different?
This hormone replacement program uses natural, plant-derived hormones that appear to the body as its own. They are therefore processed and utilized in the same way the body’s natural hormones would be. The benefits of bio-identical hormones are numerous. Most importantly, they protect the body from inflammation and cancer and are a vital part of any anti-aging treatment program.