Dr. Margarita Ochoa-Maya: Is Progesterone the Mother Hormone? on Holy Hormones Honey! November 19

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Holy Hormones Honey!  If you want to have a clear understanding on the role of reproductive hormones in your body – and how an imbalance between progesterone, estrogen and testosterone can wreak havoc physically, mentally and emotionally – listen to this informative interview with endocrinologist, Dr. Margarita Ochoa- Maya.

Holy Hormones Honey! Dr. Margarita Ochoa-Maya is going to be speaking on the ‘symphonious’ rhythm of hormone harmony – and what happens to the melody when the hormones become imbalanced.  Join me on Monday night November 19, 6 to 7 pm MST only on KRFC FM Community Radio.

According to Dr. Ochoa-Maya –

Our body normally functions in perfect homeostasis. This means BALANCE. When things are off balance…. Well…. A problem ensues….

Balance is needed everywhere… Humankind needs balance between our spiritual life, our way we relate to our outside world, our inner conversations and in our daily living. Balance is also necessary within our body, and when it comes to hormones, balance is key. In the human body, it is common to see that one hormone is balanced with the effect of another hormone. For example insulin is balanced by the hormone glucagon. When it comes to women’s hormones, estrogen is balanced by progesterone. The effects of one hormone offset the effects of the other and together they are maintained in optimal balance in our body at all times. Too much of one hormone or the other can lead to significant medical problems.

Dr. Margarita Ochoa-Maya, a native of Medellin, Colombia, graduated from the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES with her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1994. Her exceptional scholastic record earned a foreign exchange scholarship for her final year of medical school, enabling her attendance at Boston University and Harvard University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Ochoa-Maya completed her internship and residency at Boston Medical Center in 1997. She then continued her education and training with a Clinical Fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Endocrine and Hypertension division in Boston, and a Research Fellowship at the Harvard School of Medicine.

Within the broad area of internal medicine, preventive medicine, women’s health, adolescent health, and endocrinology, Dr. Ochoa-Maya has developed extensive interest in metabolism, the hormonal mechanisms of organ injury, the pathophysiology of hormones, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. She is also a specialist in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a seriously under-diagnosed condition that affects millions of women world wide. She is also very interested in the interrelationships between the environment, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and illness, including physical, psychological, and emotional health.

Dr. Ochoa-Maya demonstrates her ongoing commitment to patient education by leading open discussions focusing on her areas of expertise within endocrinology, and expands this commitment by actively participating in community activities that promote health literacy. Her main efforts are to understand and to help others acknowledge the influence hormones have on total health, happiness and physical appearance.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.