SEX HORMONE HEALTH Five-Dimensional Hormone-Thinking
Majid Ali, M.D.
I present the subject of sex (gonadal) hormon health by raising three questions:
☞ What did my professors and medical textbooks teach me about hormonal balance?
☞ What did evolutionary intelligent design teach me about hormonal homeostasis?
☞ What did my patients—the truest of all my teachers teach me about hormonal healing?
What Did My Professors Teach?
In 1958, my medical professors did one-hormone-one-symptom thinking. They taught us to do the same. They lectured about estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone as single entities, and seldom, if ever, talked about how these pieces fitted into the ever-changing kaleidoscope of the health/dis-ease/disease continuum. Yes, they did teach that too much testosterone is bad for women and execess estrogens are not good for men. Back then, not much was known about the hormone receptor dysfunction—most doctors still do not think of the receptors—so one cannot think unkindly of my professors then. What can one say of medical professors who still do not think of hormone receptors? Or the doctors why never attempt to restore hormone receptor health?
What Did Evolutionary Intelligent Design Teach?
Human beings are energetic-molecular kaleidoscopes in which all pieces—hormones, hormone recptors embedded in cell membranes, and DNA response elements in the present context—sense and respond to the changing needs of all other pieces. When one thing in this kaleidoscope changes in one way, everything changes in some way.