I was talking to a young lady today, who is immersed in alternative therapy. You know the type. They are the ones I call “crunchy granola,” with all due respect and fondness. They are the ones who recycled long before it became popular; who grow their own vegetables, make their own soap, do yoga several times a week, and wear Birkenstocks! When I told her my passion-
Congratulations to the Happy Hormone Cottage as we celebrate our one year anniversary! I can’t believe how much has happened in just one year! In June, we opened our second satellite office in Rahn Fountain Place at 5450 Far Hills Avenue for follow-up consultations. This was right after we began working out of Sycamore Hospital on Thursdays with one of our practitioners, Dr. Rosalind Jackson, OB/GYN.
So I met with a woman we’ll call Penny who began her progesterone therapy a couple of months ago. She heard of me through a friend, sat in on a Happy Hormone Hour and thought, being age 50, it might be a good idea to do a saliva test and get her hormone and cortisol levels checked. When her lab work came back to us, her levels were off, but not horribly. Let’s just say I’ve seen a lot worse!
I just received this e-mail from a friend about her recent interaction with her doctor: “When he asked if I had concerns I told him I was going to the cottage his face got red and he laughed. He said my labs didn’t indicate I was premenopausal. BUT, he didn’t offer any other solutions or address my concerns in ANY way. I am SO frustrated with that attitude.
I had a fun experience at a recent Happy Hormone Hour at the Beavercreek Senior Center! I met with close to 50 women (and 2 poor men!!) between the ages of 55-90 and just had the best time.
I just had yet another phone call from one of our clients, who will be meeting with me later today to get started on her natural customized hormone replacement therapy. She has been to the cottage for her consultation, has had her saliva tested to check her hormone levels at the tissue level of cells; had our team at the Piqua Medicine Shoppe craft a treatment strategy specifically for her; and went to her practitioner to get our strategy approved via a prescription.
I hear this a lot! “Oh, I’ve already gone through menopause. I’m done with ALL THAT!” Oh, but you’re NOT!! Did you know that once you are through menopause (average age of menopause is 50 years of age), this is the time your body MOST needs natural hormone replacement therapy?
Have you ever wondered why current standards of care exist? Does it make them the BEST choice just because they have always been done that way in the health field? I think not.
I love when I hear this…..”I just want to check with my doctor before I sign up for customized natural hormone therapy.” I always think to myself, “WHY??” I know women love their doctors. I also have a great one, Dr. Paul, whom I enjoy, actually get a kick out of, and I KNOW he has my best health as his goal. But….