Are you settling for getting old and tired? You don’t have to! God is calling His people into divine health, healing and wholeness. You can be part of the thriving, disease-resistant Church by learning more about three ways hormones keep you in divine health.
Turn on any television commercial, open any magazine, or listen to any water cooler conversation, and you’ll likely hear the same thing about health—diet and exercise are good, but ultimately, we all end up frail, feeble and on a host of prescription drugs. In addition, statistics show that the rate of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease is expected to climb in the coming years. This information is not encouraging!
That’s why Kenneth Copeland sat down with board-certified family and anti-aging practitioner, Dr. Don Colbert, M.D., to discuss the groundbreaking research in Dr. Colbert’s newest book, Dr. Colbert’s Hormone Health Zone. On the Believer’s Voice of Victory broadcast, Kenneth said, “Don Colbert is an apostle of healing” and we, as the Body of Christ, are blessed to tap into his anointing and walk in divine health. As we stand in faith for divine health and healing, it’s critical that we take the information from those God has anointed and put it to work in our lives.
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Dr. Colbert believes the root cause of most diseases and degeneration is suboptimal hormone levels. For years, hormone imbalances have gone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The key, he says, lies not in balancing hormones but optimizing hormones to increase your energy and strength, improve your mood and memory, and help you feel younger, healthier and happier!
What does it mean to optimize hormones?
Many Christians are struggling with loss of energy, poor sleep quality, decline in muscle mass and bone density, sexual dysfunction, foggy brain, poor memory, and cold hands and feet, to name a few. But when they go to the doctor for testing, they are told they are “within range.” The problem? The way the medical community has determined healthy ranges is based on statistical information from the general public, rather than what is required for optimal health and vitality.
Does it really make a difference?
Consider these examples from Dr. Colbert’s practice as the result of optimizing hormones, rather than keeping them within the determined range.
- Women who were unable to become pregnant went on to have several healthy children
- Men who no longer suffer from erectile dysfunction
- Women who were able to stop antidepressant medications completely
- Aging men who were able to rebuild muscle and stop muscle loss
- Women who escaped symptoms of PMS
- The reversal of memory-related diseases
- Reversal of high blood pressure, insomnia, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain.
What kind of hormones should be used?
Dr. Colbert encourages believers to go to a doctor who is willing to optimize hormone levels and do so through bioidentical hormones, not synthetic hormones. (A listing of doctors throughout the country who subscribe to this approach is included in Dr. Colbert’s book Dr. Colbert’s Hormone Health Zone.) He says, “Bioidentical hormones are one of the most important factors in restoring your health and preventing disease. They program your body for strength, vitality and energy. Your youth is renewed like the eagle’s when you optimize your hormones.”
Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones secreted by your own body; and therefore, they are easily recognized and utilized for the regulation of various bodily functions. The introduction of these exogenous hormones can return levels to a more optimal and youthful range and do not pose the risk present with synthetic hormones.
“God wants us to live abundantly,” Dr. Colbert says. “And so many people are settling for just getting old, getting tired and then just eventually dying. And we can live that life and live it more abundantly. When you get your hormones to the level of a 20-year-old, guess what? You start to feel like a 20-year-old.”
God is calling His people into divine health, healing and wholeness. You can be part of the thriving, disease-resistant Church by learning more about these three ways hormones keep you in divine health.
1. Optimized Hormones Increase Strength
Frail, feeble and bent over—That’s what the world says you can expect as you age. That’s not God’s will for you! Dr. Colbert says, “God wants a strong Church—not a feeble one.” He shares how, over time, both men and women begin to lose muscle mass and bone density, causing a decrease in overall strength. Left untreated, it can lead to the inability to get out of a bathtub or even off a toilet, walking hunched over, and increased incidents of debilitating injuries.
The culprit? Declining levels of testosterone. According to Dr. Colbert, men today have about 20 percent less testosterone than men did just 20 years ago. In response, the medical community has now altered the “healthy range” of testosterone to fit the new norms of society. The problem is that those levels are far from optimal. The healthy, optimal, “feel good” level of testosterone for men should be in the range of 750-1000.
Why is testosterone important for men?
Not only does it prevent feebleness, but it can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, reverse sexual dysfunction, and prevent heart disease and dementia. In fact, Dr. Colbert believes low testosterone is likely one of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. He has even predicted, “There will be a boom in nursing homes if we don’t start getting hormone levels under control.”
Other symptoms that can be resolved by optimizing testosterone include fatigue, high cholesterol, brain fog, depression, insomnia and adrenal fatigue. To be strong and healthy, we need optimized hormones!
What is the cause of decreasing testosterone levels?
Dr. Colbert says we are exposed to chemicals that are endocrine disruptors, which lowers testosterone in men and feminizes them. Examples of these chemicals include BPA (lining in canned goods), the ink on receipts, tap water and certain weed killers. These disruptors are decreasing testosterone and have even caused many men’s sperm counts to decrease by 50 percent.
Is testosterone important for women?
But testosterone isn’t just important for men—women need optimized testosterone levels, too! In fact, Dr. Colbert believes this often-neglected area of women’s health could be the cause of many frustrating symptoms. And optimal testosterone level for women is 60 to 70 or sometimes higher, while the “in range” levels are as low as 2 to 45, which often leaves women feeling terrible. With optimized testosterone, women can reverse cellulite, lose weight, tighten skin, wash away irritability, boost energy, restore libido and much more.
Why aren’t physicians treating hormone deficiencies?
The devil is the author of confusion. To prevent men and women from receiving life-giving treatment, he has instilled a fear in people and the medical community about hormone treatments. To prevent feebleness and frailty, we need optimal hormone levels. But synthetic hormones can cause disease and negative side effects. Bioidentical hormones are the safe and effective way to optimize hormone levels.
Optimized hormone levels will increase your strength and quality of life! Find a doctor who will work with you to find the optimal levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and thyroid. Be sure they use bioidentical hormones, not synthetic. It will change your life!
2. Optimized Hormones Prevent Disease
We’ve already discussed many areas where hormones can reverse or prevent symptoms and diseases like Alzheimer’s. But the list is much more exhaustive. Optimizing hormones has been found to significantly reduce the risk of most cancers, drop cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and can reduce arthritis and chronic pain, and much more. Dr. Colbert says, “When you optimize your hormones, most diseases start to leave.”
Recent studies show that women on testosterone have half the risk of developing breast cancer. Dr. Colbert also notes that women who use testosterone rarely need medicine for osteoporosis. Optimizing testosterone, progesterone, thyroid and estrogen in women is key to living in divine health. You don’t have to settle for less!
At this point, you might be thinking to yourself, Aren’t hormones dangerous?
So much fear has been instilled in people in recent years about hormone therapy. When the Women’s Health Initiative of 2002 was released, indicating that estrogen was causing breast cancer in women, the following 10 years saw a dramatic decrease in hormone therapy for women. Sadly, it also saw one of the sharpest increases in women’s deaths we’ve ever seen because doctors stopped prescribing hormones altogether. Dr. Colbert wants to make one thing very clear—those studies were based solely on the use of synthetic hormones—not bioidentical hormones. The medical community proverbially threw out the baby with the bathwater, and women have suffered and even died unnecessarily ever since.
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Medical knowledge is so great that it is expanding every 78 days. If you don’t have a doctor who is up on the latest research, you aren’t going to receive the best treatment. Dr. Colbert compares it to speaking with someone who is an expert on flip phones versus someone who is an expert on the latest smartphone. Both work, but one is much more advanced.
“When I start optimizing hormones—using bioidentical, not synthetic—to bring them up to the level of a 20-year old, it is amazing how disease starts to go,” he says. Don’t let fear instilled by society rob you of living in divine health. Seek the Lord and pursue optimal hormone levels.
Kenneth Copeland emphasizes this: “Don’t try to do this without the Bible or without Dr. Colbert’s Hormone Health Zone book.”
Wondering how to find balance between using the Bible and supplemental resources? Find 3 Ways to Combine Faith With Works to Live in Divine Health here.
3. Optimized Hormones Restore Energy
While gaining strength and preventing disease are certainly exciting aspects of optimizing hormones, one thing that most people have resolved to be without is energy. Dr. Colbert says, “As people age, the biggest thing I see is a decrease in energy, and the main thing hormone optimization does for both men and women is to increase energy levels.” That’s exciting news!
The two key hormones that boost your energy? Natural desiccated thyroid and natural testosterone.
He says when a patient comes into his office with cold hands, cold feet and a temperature below 98, he knows their thyroid is suboptimal. Most of his patients say, “I’ve never been told that before. I’ve always been told I am in normal range.” These symptoms can be present even when you are not medically defined as having low thyroid. You might be in range, but you still feel terrible. When you have low energy, cold hands, cold feet, difficulty losing weight and foggy brain, you most likely have suboptimal thyroid levels. But, 90 percent of patients are taking the wrong type of thyroid. (For more, see Dr. Colbert’s Hormone Health Zone book.) While more common in women, men should still have their thyroid levels checked to be sure they are in optimal range.
The other energy-boosting hormone is testosterone. Dr. Colbert says, “It is the most amazing natural antidepressant I have ever seen.” He has had patients, both men and women, who were able to come off antidepressants once their hormone levels were optimized. He says, “So many people have suboptimal thyroid and suboptimal testosterone—even at young ages. We now know that when we optimize testosterone, it turns adrenal glands on, which gives us energy.”
According to Dr. Colbert, once you reach age 45, hormone levels start to go down. Testosterone begins to decline in both men and women, causing a loss of energy, vitality, muscle and bone mass. It is even responsible for what Dr. Colbert calls “Grumpy Old Man” syndrome. Optimized levels will return energy to men and women, and get rid of depression.
He has even seen marriages saved simply from optimizing hormone levels. When couples are tired, depressed and facing a host of symptoms, it can cause marital problems. But when they get their energy back, their zest for life, they often find that their marriage is back where it once was, too.
Other hormones that should be checked and optimized include cortisol and those in the adrenal glands. Stress can deplete these important players in our overall health and must be restored. Bioidentical progesterone can help women sleep, stop PMS and help overall mood. Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is also important to check as we age. And, as for estrogen, Dr. Colbert stresses that this is important as well, but must be addressed with caution. (Dr. Colbert covers each of these extensively in his book.)
When you take the time to understand how hormones keep you in divine health, you open the door to living a life most people only dream about. Above all, Dr. Colbert stresses the importance of casting your cares at the feet of Jesus and staying out of stress. He reminds us that “a merry heart does good like a medicine” (Proverbs 17:22, MEV) and emphasizes the importance of speaking the Word of God over your life and health each day. He advises, “Keep expecting something good to happen to you in your life. Don’t let past disappointments keep you from living in the hope of tomorrow. Circumstances are real, but the Word of God is more real.”
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