Bio identical hormones are non-synthetic, plant-based hormones that are identical biologically to human hormone. The best analogy to differentiate bio identical from synthetic hormones is to look at the hormones and the receptors they activate (hundreds of thousands in our bodies) as a lock and key. The hormone is the key and the receptors they work upon are the locks. Bio-identical hormones fit perfectly in the lock, and unlock all of the beneficial effects of hormones, and when dosed properly, as with the BioTE Pellet Therapy method, have minimal to no side effects. Synthetic hormones, however, fit in the lock, but do not turn the lock and release many untoward side effects.

Our bio-identical hormone pellet method is one of the most widely studied, effective and safest methods of natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) available.

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Why Risk the Unintended Consequences of Synthetic Hormones?

The ongoing controversy over what constitutes “organic” or “natural” foods continues to perplex the average American family, particularly the parent who is charged with buying groceries. While they are typically more expensive to buy, organically grown fruits, vegetables, fish and meat are becoming more and more popular because they seem to be healthier than those which are doused with pesticides or grown as genetically modified organisms.

The basic concern about synthetically manufactured foods or drugs involves the unintended consequences of their long-term consumption. What happens to the health of a child if he or she eats nothing but processed food during their childhood years? Any reputable nutritionist will offer countless statistics and case examples of this “synthetic” or processed food causing obesity, Type II diabetes, heart disease and other long-term chronic problems.

This controversy concerning the benefits of “natural versus synthetic” composition is also evident with regard to the substances used in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

Why Diet and Exercise Might Not Be Enough for Weight Loss

Every year at this time, as regular as the ball dropping over Time’s Square, millions of well-meaning men and women vow to lose weight. Gym memberships are purchased, fad diet websites are visited and even high-tech fitness wearables are strapped on to wrists, ready to capture the “moderate to vigorous physical activities” which are about to take place!

Then, in February, just in time for Valentine’s Day, all bets are off. Exercise classes are missed, empty calorie junk food is consumed in copious quantities, those shiny new treadmills are turned into very expensive clothes hangers and those pounds that were supposed to be shed (not surprisingly) come back, and this time, with a vengeance.

“During the first month of the new year, many people attempt a drastic diet,” noted Dr. Tami Horner, weight loss specialist and trained BioTE® Medical practitioner in Pinellas Park, Florida. “They get temporary weight loss, but unfortunately the overwhelming number of them can’t keep this excess weight off.”

This is an all-too-common scenario. In fact, the workout facilities which are packed in January and vacant in February have become a cliché. However, this doesn’t have to happen.

This is an all-too-common scenario. In fact, the workout facilities which are packed in January and vacant in February have become a cliché. However, this doesn’t have to happen.

Are You Affected by the Epidemic That Kills Millions Each Year?

If two-thirds of the population of the United States became ill, urgent news bulletins would flash on every television and radio network, there would be three-inch headlines in every newspaper and there would be panic in the streets. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency charged with discovering and controlling epidemics and disease in the United States, this is the current situation and the epidemic is obesity.

The CDC notes more than 69 percent of the U.S. adults over 20 years are considered overweight or obese. Almost 3 in 4 American men (74 percent) are suffering from this disease and the prevalence of obesity is a staggering 36 percent among both men and women.

BioTE Medical founder and medical director, Dr. Gary Donovitz notes: “This epidemic of obesity, especially among adults 50 and older, doesn’t have to continue. There is a medical response which effectively treats the cause.”