This article is the transcript of a conversation between Dr Richard Shames, highly respected endocrinologist and Canary Club advisor and Dr. David Zava, the founder and CEO of ZRT Laboratory. In this conversation they discuss Saliva Tests, testing information and its impact on patients and patient self empowerment.
By Drs. Richard & Karilee Shames
Over several years, we created a road map to empower people like yourself who know there's something not right but can't find acknowledgment within the hallowed halls of medical science. What if your situation is not truly an abnormal medical problem, but instead simply borderline gland function. It could eventually deteriorate into a serious medical situation, but we have good news for you. It doesn't have to progress; you can take charge of your hormonal balance and learn to restore and revive your glands.
WOMEN AWAKENING TO HORMONE DISRUPTION
Remember the popular old song by Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly...?
There is a new epidemic in our midst that is doing exactly that. It is not directly killing people so much as it is draining our life force, leaving us feeling that we're living half a life. This epidemic is gland disruption to due environmental pollution; that's right, it's a slowdown in production and proper utilization of our bodies hormones due to toxic chemicals, often closely related to hormones in their chemical makeup, that confuse our endocrine systems, causing hormone havoc.
Vitamin D, also called “the sunshine vitamin”, is a nutrient made in the body from exposure to the sun but also from some foods and supplements. While it is called a vitamin, it is actually a “pro-hormone” because it affects the health of so many parts of the body including bone, brain, thyroid, immune, intestinal, kidney, liver, nerves, pancreas, parathyroid, prostate, and skin tissue. Adequate Vitamin D levels can help to prevent heart disease, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, birth defects and periodontal disease, and a recent study found that it was protective against breast cancer in women over 60. That’s one powerful vitamin.