An important measurement to determine hormonal balance in the body is the Hormonal Health Index (H-H-I). It is a number which evaluates the body’s ability to make Serotonin, Melatonin and Human Growth Hormone and determines Hypothalamus function on a scale of 1 to 5. When added together the H-H-I can be a maximum total of 25. The higher the H-H-I the closer the hormone production is to youthful levels. The ranges for the H-H-I are as follows:
- Youthful Range – 18 to 25
- Middle Aged – 10 to 17
- Elderly Range – 1 to 9
Everyone, regardless of age can increase their H-H-I to Youthful ranges. Below are the results of an actual H-H-I test of a man 52 years of age. It shows high levels of activity in the left brain indicating a strong intellectual ability. But the activity in the right brain is below average, indicating low creative energy and an inability to express feelings and emotions. The Hypothalamus –Pineal – Pituitary are well below Youthful values and the H-H-I is in the Middle Aged range at 13.
Hormonal Health Index Chart
With improved diet, supplementation, better sleep, and weight training this man’s H-H-I increased to 22 in 3 months as seen in the chart below.
Hormonal Health Index Chart (Improved)
Although the H-H-I is well within the youthful range, some challenges remain. More activity in the right brain is desired which will be seen as improved creative energy and more expression of feelings and emotions.
Also, improvement in the function of the Hypothalamus and Pineal Gland is needed, which is a measure of the Brain-Hypothalamus-Pineal interaction. An increase in Hypothalamus function will improve the overall hormonal balance in the body.
The hormone balance in the body is illustrated in the chart below:
|Hormonal Balance in the Body|
|Point on Cascade||Hormone|
|Pituitary||Human Growth Hormone|