Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Explained

By: Dr. Sarah Millar, ND , Jun 04, 2015
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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Explained, Health Momentum

The cure to hormonal imbalances

What is Bio Identical Hormone Therapy?

Bio-identical hormones are produced from plants and precisely match the human hormones made naturally within the body. The difference between Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is that HRT is comprised of synthetic and/or animal derived hormones that are not structurally identical to your own natural hormones.

HRT has also been linked to serious side-effects such as breast cancer and blood clots. BHRT has a long history of safe and successful use, specifically in Europe where it has been used for over 60 years.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

  • Weight gain (especially abdomen/hips)
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Anxiety / Depression / Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Lack of focus
  • Poor memory
  • Low libido
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Menstrual cycle irregularities
  • Heavy periods
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibroids / Endometriosis
  • Bone loss

Dr. Millar, has always been interested in the dynamic and inseparable role of the mind and body in healing. After studying four years of Health Psychology at McGill University, she went on to complete a four year Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Without exception, Dr.Millar strives to address the root cause of every health concern. In her private practice, she specializes in working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, fatigue and general low vitality. In addition to her private practice, Sarah runs workshops and seminars that teach people how to begin looking at illness from a totally different perspective. Sarah teaches specific and practical tools on how to begin working with the various challenges of life in an effective and balanced way. Essential tools for life are discussed and practiced as each individual learns to turn the tide on illness and suffering. Currently, Sarah treats patients at Health Momentum, a therapeutic centre in Kitchener, Ontario.