Majid Ali, M.D.
Absence of Disease Is Not Presence of Health – Part Four
What Are Hormones?
Chemical Messengers That Help Cells Talk to Each Other.
Hormonal problems are forever increasing. Many people have cold hands and feet. Many suffer from sugar roller coasters—rapid hyperglycemic-hypoglycemic shifts that trigger adrenaline roller coasters. Many women suffer from PMS, irregular menstrual bleeding and endometriosis. So many have osteoporosis. What initial energetic-molecular events trigger the processes that cause these hormonal dysfunctions? We do not know. We use estrogens to treat osteoporosis—fully recognizing that bone loss is a far more complex process, and that estrogen carries several well recognized hazards. We use synthetic hormones to treat endometriosis. Yet we do not know the cause of it. Endometriosis is unheard of among tribal people living simple lives. When people from tribal cultures emigrate to Western countries, the incidence of endometriosis increases sharply. That observation may give some clues to the cause of endometriosis. But since those clues do not lead to any drug therapies, why bother?