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Unique Bioidentical/Biomimetic Hormone Replacement

I have been enjoying the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for over 4 years now. I can honestly say that this protocol opened the door to a whole new life for me. But so many people actually don’t know what BHRT is and how it differs from the old fashioned medical version which uses pharmaceutical drugs.

First of all, bioidentical hormones are made in a lab from plants, and they are comprised of molecules that are the same as the endogenous hormones made in a person’s body.

Bioidentical hormones are not exactly the same as our own bodies make, but the molecules are “identical” and that is why they are given the name bioidentical hormones. We will also hear people refer to the bioidentical hormones as natural hormones.

Some women are afraid of taking hormones, and some doctors advise you not to. In fact when I walked into my regular check up with my gynecologist I brought him some books to read about the new protocol I was following, because I knew he would hit the roof when I shared with him exactly what I was doing. First thing he noticed was that everything in my exam was perfectly normal. Will wonders never cease! Something natural offering optimal results.

The reason medical doctors get nervous today is because they remember the news that came out surrounding the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). This was a government sponsored study that ended up with overly emphasized negative results released in May 2002, which therefore caused women and doctors to discontinue the use of hormone replacement therapy. This was never prescribed for me so fortunately I never did that!

Many experts believe that this initiative was not monitored properly and was also incompetently analyzed. The report was done with synthetic drugs with hormone-like effects, PremPro and Premarin, the drugs most commonly used at the time were donated by the pharmaceutical company that had sold them since 1942. They were, of course, hoping that the drugs would be found safe and effective, but this backfired on them and the rest is history. There are still doctors out there prescribing these drugs or their newer incarnations, just like all the rest of the drugs the pharmaceutical industry “pushes” on them and also through TV advertisments for us to push on the doctors, as well!

Both men and women can take bioidentical hormones in several ways which includes compunded capsules done to the precribers specifications, gels, drops under the tongue, or via topical creams which is what I do.

There are various approaches to the dosing and blood levels and these have all been clumped together as ‘natural,’ but the reality is that none of them are actually natural because they may be bioidentical but they are not bio-mimetic. In other words they don’t mimic the rhythm that your body can recognizes as natural in you.

After experimenting with many forms of so called bioidentical hormones, some of which were over the counter in cream form, I ultimately found a doctor that Suzanne Somer’s recommended in one of her books. He switiched me to a compounded projesterone capsule and tested me, not with blood analysis but with an energy testing method. I went on for years thinking that I was truly doing bioidentical hormones even though my period had stopped and I was fully into post-menopause. It didn’t dawn on me then that taking a capsule orally would not be very efficient as stomach acids, etc., interfere with its up take.

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall, PhD shares musings on myriad of topics at her Celestial Musings Blog. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care with Jean Hofve, DVM and Paleo Dog. Celeste is an actress/producer/activist/writer and keynote speaker. She and her husband Nazim Artist created the Art of Wellness Collection and are the producers of Femme: Women Healing the World. They live in Los Angeles, California with their beloved Tonkinese cats. Join Celeste at her website or on Facebook.

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8:32PM PDT on May 1, 2012

Just thought you all might like to see and hear me tell my story and see how I look in my 60’s doing this protocol. Since the video I met the loved of my life and remarried. I don’t sell this protocol or profit by it in any way....I just believe in it whole heartedly. I’m writing a new book on anti-aging because I love to share what I have learned, hence this blog..but watch this video and find a Wiley Doctor on their website and see if it is right for you! Why not? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfUYHP6yxjQ

8:06AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Thanks Celeste. I'll have to get to this a little later (though I wish I had time now).
Seems we may be relocating again in a couple weeks. Gotta pack! LOL!
Again (and again, and again, and again, LOL - weep - weep)

5:48PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Thanks

4:45AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:04PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Ta.

7:30PM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Thanks.

10:23AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Went through menopause and years of pre-menopause by using natural and herbal remedies only. No problems...very minimal flashes and a handful of very minor sweats [when I forgot to restock my pantry] The key is to detox off all processed food first and live a low-inflammation lifestyle. Your body has to get used to that. Everyone is different so it can require a little patience. I had already done that part so it didn't take much time to find out what worked for menopausal issues. It does work much better than western medicine. But you have to go the distance and have a lot of patience initially. But it's well worth it.

6:25PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Interesting, though I'm not in need of this information ... yet.

But there was a study done a while back that linked risk of heart attacks to levels of iron in the blood, too much increasing your risk. It makes sense that women who are menstruating don't have issues because extra iron gets flushed once a month. But you can also donate blood if you want to lessen your risk of heart disease, helping yourself and someone else.

10:38AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Indeed, there are resources in the book but the best place to keep updated is at http://www.TheWileyProtocol.com. They have a wonderful newsletter as well. Let’s never forget that our doctors work for us and when they don’t meet our expectations we can fire them or as you did give you some credit for your research and let you try something natural. The brain washing doctors get is big time but once they realize we are not just a bunch of body parts but are unique beings made up of subtle energies that when nurtured and nourished properly give us the power to rebalance and heal ourselves on a deep cellular level. This is what T.S. Wiley’s seminars open their eyes to. There is also a supplement I take which is very supportive of bioidentical options and many other conditions, that is very helpful and I have my own website for it which is http://www.MoxxArt.com. I’ll admit it right here and now that if you order a bottle I will make $10 which helps reduce the cost of my personal use of Moxxor each month, so if that doesn’t bother you, enjoy what this product will do for you. I just find this particular all green, eco-conscious, 100% sustainable Omega-3 anti-inflammatory/antioxidant is very supportive however it is not vegan nor vegetarian as it is from cold extracted greenlip mussels from New Zealand. As a conscious omnivore it works great for me on all levels.

9:00AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

HI Celeste -
I did the Sottepellet once, about 2 yrs. ago. I am 53, 2 1/2 yrs. into full menopause. Not only did it not cause problems, the result was wonderful. My body started to change proportion back to what it had been 5 yr. previous, I had energy again, my sex drive came back, and my 10x/hrly hot flashes finally disappeared, (the last two being the main reasons I went to it).
My new doctor, since I moved, hates the whole idea. I had to BEG her to check my hormone levels, which she eventually did and found I was low on testosterone. Then I had to beg her for a bio-identical cream instead of a chemical patch. She now hates the fact that, 4 weeks out, I'm feeling great again. She's very nervous. She took my levels again after 8 days and guess what? Tells me my test. level is even LOWER than before! I told her they had to make a mistake in the results somewhere before it got to her, but she never followed that up. (And that's from a hospital where I've had to correct bills 5X).
I'm really interested in this cycling of the hormones and believe I'm going to look up that book. Are there resources in the back whereby I might find a registry of physicians in my area who may be familiar with this?

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