Hormones (cortisol, thyroid, sex hormones) and neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine/adrenaline, etc) are powerful chemicals that help deliver instructions to your DNA, cells, and tissues. Hormone deficiencies have been linked to 100’s of disease conditions and can contribute to numerous chronic degenerative diseases including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurodegenerative. Many traditional hormone testing methods are incomplete and and are often viewed in isolation rather than in the appropriate “bigger picture” view when addressed with other imbalances and issues as outlined above. Hormones do not operate independent of nutrient deficiencies, gut infections, or other imbalances!
This is why many patients on hormone replacement therapy do not realize full improvement of symptoms or complete health restoration. Dr. Cuccia’s comprehensive approach, which includes salivary cortisol levels, urinary neurotransmitters, blood hormonal levels AND looking at your lifestyle and how your specific genetics influence their metabolism, is a great way to ensure proper balance and support of these very important molecules and their functions.