Improve understanding of hormones!

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Knowledge will enhance your understanding of hormones: come on in !

Blog posts are listed in alphabetical order!
Do you have a question about a particular hormone?
Do you want to enhance your understanding of hormones?
Do you want to look up stress, sleep, aging, or some other aspect of hormone balance?
First, check the webpages via the index.
However you’re likely to find it in the blog, so go to “blog, alphabetical”, which will make your search really easy!

Here you will find information, to enhance your understanding of hormones, explained to the best of my ability, regarding the hormonal control of the human body, the natural history of hormone secretion and the management of hormonal imbalance.

We all should have in-depth knowledge, to improve our understanding of hormones, provide an information-platform to facilitate discussion with healthcare providers (including functional medicine practitioners) and to empower us to take our places as equal partners in our own healthcare.

This website has no advertisements for health foods, patent remedies, or recommended cures for difficult-to-deal-with diseases.
It has no affiliation with any clinic or other healthcare institution.
Although a few specialists will be mentioned with respect to some particularly important discovery, this website does not necessarily embrace everything they say and if you have a different point of view, you are welcome to comment.

Most importantly, this website is for your information.
The articles may state the author’s opinion, but do not pretend to supply instruction about investigation, diagnosis, prognosis, lifestyle remedy or prescribed therapy and the author does not recommend or guarantee any specialist or specialty. **
Statements or opinions specified or implied herein should not be regarded as professional medical advice: healthcare advice should be solicited from the reader’s family physician, specialist and/or other professional healthcare advisor …….

** Here, I will make a solitary exception: you should consult with a functional medicine MD (“FMMD”), who has a good understanding of bioidentical HRT, in addition to seeing your family doctor.

Please make sure however, that your family MD knows about your contact with the FMMD and is aware of any treatment prescribed.

The author has retired from medical practice and is no longer a practising physician.
He cannot undertake history taking and physical examination.
He cannot requisition laboratory, radiographic or sonographic investigation.
He no longer supplies opinions regarding symptoms, diagnoses or therapy.
He no longer prescribes medications.
Therefore this website is written purely to improve your understanding of hormones.
This website is not intended to facilitate auto-diagnosis or auto-therapy by the reader: in other words, the reader should consult both a traditional medical doctor and a functional medicine professional and should not attempt self-remedy on the basis of information gleaned herefrom.


(1) The information herein is written in British English and according to the knowledge, experience and opinions of the author.
All are welcome to browse the content and to access the references provided, gratis.
In view of the volume of information and the multiplicity of professional opinions available on the internet and bearing in mind the rapidity with which such information and opinion can change, the pages will be updated carefully and frequently, to keep each page as up-to-date- as possible.
Even so, research developments subsequent to the date of writing may render a portion or portions of the information here provided obsolete or incorrect.
For this reason, while statements herein made are to the best knowledge and understanding of the author and are, in the opinion of the author (but without absolute guarantee), true at the time of writing, the accuracy and veracity of information supplied cannot be guaranteed on an ongoing basis.

While both supportive and contrary references may be provided along with each article herein, the author does not and cannot endorse or assume responsibility for the content of any quoted scientific communication.

Information provided herein should be regarded as the opinion of the author only.
No warranty can be given or implied and no guarantee is made regarding errors or omissions.

The reader is therefore encouraged to research the web on his/her own, to form his or her personal opinion.
The reader is also encouraged to express such opinion via the “blog”.

The author welcomes comment, whether positive or negative, and suggestion from the reader, but cannot endorse or assume responsibility for any such comment, statement or opinion expressed by readers.
Further, the author reserves the right to delete offensive comments or images and to deny subsequent communication by or from the person or persons from whom offensive comments or images originate.

(2) Here’s your chance to assume equal partnership in discussions with a doctor: make a comment, to the blog – references to and comments on scientific articles are welcome, but please avoid reference to commercialised articles which promote proprietary remedies and “cures”.

The author will endeavour to reply to comments and questions, providing that no support, endorsement or adverse comment will be made regarding potions, compounds, products or therapies and providing that the author reserves the right to delete all references to such products, proprietary or public.

(3) Special mention : Professor, Dr. Fernand Labrie

Photo of Prof.Fernand Labrie, Father of modern endocrinology
Dr. Fernand Labrie

Dr Fernand Labrie (1937- 2019), Professor, chaired the Department of Anatomy and physiology of the Faculty of Medicine of Laval University for almost 4 decades.
He was in many ways the father of modern endocrinology, publishing more than 1,340 articles, which have been cited more than 50,000 times. 

His many contributions to molecular endocrinology include elucidation of the origin, metabolism and functions of DHEA, Hypothalamic and Pituitary hormones, therapy with anti-androgens in prostate cancer, the conversion of steroid precursors (particularly, DHEA) to active hormones in peripheral tissues (intracrinology), and development of anti-estrogens to treat breast cancer.

Following academic retirement, he founded Endoceutics, a pharmaceutical firm which developed intravaginal use of DHEA (prasterone) in the treatment menopausal symptoms. The association of prasterone and acolbifene, a nonsteroidal selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)  for treatment of vasomotor symptoms and prevention of osteoporosis and breast cancer, came from him.

Without Professor Labrie’s discoveries, DHEA would not have caught my eye, my interest in BIHRT would not have developed and this website would not exist.

G. A. Harry, MB,BS, LMCC, FRCSC, ABAARM (retired).

Thank you for visiting. In this website you will find the knowledge to improve your understanding of hormones: I hope that you will find it inspiring!

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