Over the last 100 years as we have doubled our life expectancy, the soft tissue glands which create our hormones are being forced to produce them longer than ever. Our increasingly stressful lives, worsening nutrition and lack of proper fitness combine to result in declining levels of hormones in our bodies. Both men and women over 40 experience these changes, whether mild or drastic, and each symptom affects the whole body in so many ways. When in balance, the body functions like a finely tuned instrument. When out of balance, there is disharmony and chaos within the system, as well as in other aspects of one’s life.