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Unique Bioidentical/Biomimetic Hormone Replacement

The thing we need to remember is that women go through various hormone stages in life; 1) young and cycling 2) pregnant, 3) breastfeeding or 4) declining hormones. It’s pretty nice to hang out in that number 1 slot — young and cycling – which seems to replicate that optimal state of hormonal health where women usually feel their best. What this means is that women cycle up to a peak of estrogen and then the body lets it fall and then brings it down again for a second smaller peak. Progesterone peaks on its own rhythm on day 21. Healthy women have a period that lasts for about five days with a heavier flow on day two and three. Therefore, one might easily conclude that bioidentical hormones can only be truly bio-mimetic, if the hormones for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy actually mimic not only those chemically found in the body, but also mimic the natural biological rhthmic process as well, ie on a lunar calendar.

On my other bioidentical regime which consisted of the progesterone only capsule which I took for several years with the same dose every day for half the month, I never had a period. Once I learned about not only bioidentical hormones, but bio-mimetic rhythmic hormone use, it made cyrstal clear sense to me and resonated in that way that we all have when we trust our bodies to tell us what works and what doesn’t. I am not alone in my feelings about this regime as there are some very high profile, famous names, in the bioidentical arena today who have made this method quite famous!

Research is focusing more and more on healthy hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and it suggests that women must cycle their hormones and have a menstrual bleed to be truly safe from cardiovascular events. According to a Danish study, a combined cyclic regimen with monthly bleeding creates a lower cardiovascular risk for women than continuous-combined estrogen/progesterone therapy, which does not cause a menstrual bleed. The study also found that overall there was no increased risk of heart attacks in current users of HRT compared to women who had never taken hormones.

The principal investigator of this research, Dr. Ellen Løkkegaard, is a gynecologist at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark. She said, “The main message is that when hormone therapy is indicated for a woman, then a cyclic combined regimen should be preferred, and that application via the skin or the vagina is associated with a decreased risk of myocardial infarction. “ The observational study, the largest to look at the effects of HRT since the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial in 1991, followed 698,098 healthy 51-69 year-old Danish women.

On a recent visit to my doctor, even after reading the books I brought him, he ordered an ultra-sound of my uterus, as he was still worried about how a woman my age could still be having a normal period. He was surprised to see the results concluded I was perfectly normal and doing beautifully.

There is a rhythm to the way hormones work, and it has a beat just like music offers. Pills, gels, drops and static dosing do not honor the bodies beautiful, natural music nor its elegant rhythm. But the Wiley Protocol bio-mimetic, rhythmic, bioidentical hormone therapy does.

When women have enough hormones they feel good, and some even feel better than they did during their entire lives. This is something T.S. Wiley explains in her book “Sex, Lies & Menopause,” Harper Collins, 2003. Her previous book, “Light’s Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival,” Pocket Books, Simon and Shuster, 2000 are both must reads that I recommend every man and woman read sooner than later! “Sex, Lies and Menopause” offers some great resources to find doctors who specialize all over the world in this and other anti-aging therapies. There are even special pharmacies worldwide who compound these protocols and others as well. I am available as a holistic life coach to help and guide both men and women on their anti-aging protocols and often work closely with peoples primary physicians, nutritionally in order to be of support. Its very encouraging when holistic practitioners and traditional medical doctors are all reading from the same sheet music and playing in the same symphony. The patient is truly the winner when this type of cooperation occurs amongst professionals.

Artwork courtesy of Nazim Artist

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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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