What Hormone Tests Would Ted Advise for a Woman Over 50?

Posted by Anonymous on 04/19/2011

Hi Ted, I am a fan... just read some of your contributions and bio in Earth Clinic and that was enough to trust your “game”. And I have a question, maybe too generic but I think you can handle these as well.

Question is: What hormone tests would you advise a woman over 50 (who already treats hypothiroidism and adrenals with herbs and is overweight) to do? It is not me but a great friend of mine who after starting taking the herbs put on more pounds and is worried about it?

Thanks loads. Big hug.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

Most women and men will have lower DHEA, HGH human growth hormones, testosterone and progesterone. Estrogen dominance appears to cause cancer and a lot of things. Men also needs progesterone as it lowers their PSA in a way and decreases an enlarged prostate. But I advised just progesterone cream. Weight problems I would worry about. Usually the problem lies with taking too much oils, vegetable oils, health oils in general. Oils block hormones signals. So you can end up with normal hormones but actually have lower hormone deliveries because oils block their transmission. As a result I resort to two things, glycine and boron. Borax is a boron taken at 1/10 or 1/16 teaspoon in a liter of water sipped throughout the day, and glycine taken at 1/2 teaspoon three times a day. One little known fact about glycine is it attaches to oils thus improving hormone signals. Obviously you get weight loss from that. There may be cases that this will not improve because their hormones are so low it's no existence whereby you resort to hormone intake, such as pregnenolone, progesterone, or DHEA are common supplement I used.