Which Hormone Chart is Your Doctor Using?
Alternative, Functional, and Medical Hormone Chart
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Figure 1 illustrates all of the hormones focused on by Alternative, Functional, and Medical Doctors.
Ignore the torn out hormones. These hormones are not important enough to even be considered. Yes, they are hormones and the arrows are enzymes that convert upstream hormones into downstream hormones. Ignore them too. They have an effect on your body but to keep things simple. Just ignore them like they don’t exist.
Just pick your favorite hormone and focus all attention on that hormone. Since the others do not exist on the chart. There is no need to look at how they affect the body.
Complete 41 Hormone Chart used by Dr. Peterson
Enzymes are involved in the biosynthesis of active steroid hormones from cholesterol in the endocrine glands. Figure 2 illustrates all of the enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of the three different types of steroid hormones, the glucocorticoids, the mineralocorticoids and the androgens.
The arrows representing enzymes fall into two major classes of proteins: the cytochrome P450 heme-containing proteins and the hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases
Cortisol flows downstream into hormones that regulate thyroid metabolism. You will never see any mention of this in articles relating to “cortisol”. If cortisol is low in results from a “Figure 1” lab tests. It is because it failed to spontaneously appear. Not because it converted downstream. The same for DHEA, Progesterone, Testosterone and Estradiol. This becomes a cash cow for those adept at making up stories about how a person will need supplemental DHEA, Progesterone, Testosterone or Estradiol.
There will be no consideration at all, that the supplemental hormones are also converting downstream altering the hormonal and metabolic balance in the body. Instead, any symptoms will be interpreted in terms of Figure 1 and an increased need for said hormone(s).
When an excess of a particular hormone is achieved, a negative feedback loop will be created with deactivation of the enzymes responsible for downstream conversion of upstream hormones. This in turn creates symptoms, which will be interpreted as a need for greater supplementation of Figure 1 hormones.