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Testing for Hormone Levels

There are 3 ways to test hormone levels

In the   •  Blood,          •  Saliva ,         •  Urine

Blood tests for active Hormones are irrelevant

Blood tests measure only the protein-bound hormones not the free, bioavailable (active) hormones - Hormones, such as estrogen and PROGESTERONE are fat soluble, i.e. not dissolvable in water, and must be attached to a protein to be transported in the blood to the appropriate organ.

Many hormones are secreted in a pulsatile fashion.    Causes blood levels fluctuate;

Conventional medicine persists in using serum tests rather than urine or saliva tests - since results are incorrectly low, physicians are apt to greatly over-dose their patients, resulting in success rates usually < 30%.

Saliva test

Transdermally absorbed hormones are biologically active (not protein bound) and show up in the mucins of saliva.    Therefore saliva hormone radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a relevant and convenient way to measure how much transdermal, free estrogen, PROGESTERONE , TESTOSTERONE, DHEA and other fat soluble hormones are actually available to carry messages to other organs. Women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms will almost always have salivary hormone levels that reflect a PROGESTERONE deficiency, estrogen excess or both.

What are normal saliva levels for hormones

Normal saliva PROGESTERONE level.   About 0.3-0.5 ng/ml. With 1.5ng/ml at the upper limit.

You can order saliva tests to determine your hormone levels online. Here are some example sites:

John R. Lee. M.D.


Urine test

A 24 hour urine test is the most accurate testing method for hormone levels - advocated by Dr. Jonothon Wright, who along with Dr. Lee, is considered a pioneer in introducing bioidentical hormone therapy in the U.S..

E.g. Progesterone has 2 forms in the blood
Form Where Solubility Bioavailability Comment


CBG (43-48%)

Albumin (50-54%)

Serum (10%)

(watery, non-cellular part)



Being water-soluble, the protein-bound hormones pass through the kidneys and are excreted in the urine.



RBCs, Fat cells, uterus, brain, saliva




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C-Reactive Protein - Reliable Inflammation Marker
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Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems

How to treat CLII

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)


       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++