Tahoma Clinic Foundation often receives reports of better quality of life from women using Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. We asked women who had not had cosmetic surgery to send us un-retouched photos and proof of age to confirm our hunch that women on BHRT looked younger than their years. What we weren’t expecting was the write-ups the women included with their photos. It seems women can’t say enough about the many benefits experienced with BHRT, and are anxious to share their experiences with other women.
I really don’t know what kind of person I would be without BHRT. I see how other women cope, or not really, who do not use BHRT. I have been using BHRT about 9 years, and am currently 60 years old. I run my own business and I know if I wasn’t on BHRT I would not have the business acumen, mental sharpness or energy level I need to continue to run this business and be productive. I also know I would not look as good as I do, feel as good and would not have the sex drive I have, all thanks to BHRT! Amen to BHRT!
Maple Shade, New Jersey
I am 83 years old, and have taken compounded bio-identical hormones through Women’s International Pharmacy for over 12 years at the suggestion of my primary physician.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
I have been on BHRT for the last 10 years and I thought you may like to have this photograph. I’m always hearing how much younger I look than my 67 years and have also been asked to show I.D. to receive my senior benefits. The photo was taken last month in July, 2012 at a family gathering. My gynecologist, Dr. Billie Jean Pace, at my annual exam in 2010 told me to consider donating my cells to science, since she seems to think I don’t age!
I first learned about BHRT by reading Dr. Northrup and Dr. Lee’s material. I’ve been a member of Life Extension Foundation and subscribed to Nutrition & Healing for many years. Currently, I am 64 years old. I sought out BHRT treatment locally, and my doctor started me on bio-identical hormone therapy five years ago.
I routinely hear that I look younger than my age and my daughter and I are commonly mistaken for sisters. While I’ve always been energetic and health conscious, I feel BHRT has contributed to my energy, outlook, and good health. I run a home business, travel, am a busy mother of five with five step-children, a grandmother and new great-grandmother. I’m so thankful for the many benefits of BHRT.
I’ve been using bio-identical hormones since 2003. Nobody ever guesses my actual age, 60. My 40-year-old son is often mistaken for my younger brother. The benefits of BHRT for me go beyond my appearance, it helps me to control my menopause symptoms and more.
I turned 72 years old last April and I hear almost constantly that I do not look my age. I go to the gym 5-6 days a week and went on a 2-hour horseback ride on vacation this year—and wasn’t sore. I consistently see that I have more energy and look younger than other women my age. I have had no cosmetic surgery of any kind. I do yard work for other women my age. I can’t remember exactly when I started on bio-identical hormones, but it has been around 10-15 years. I have followed Suzanne Somers as well as Dr. Jonathan Wright’s information. I’ve been singing praises for natural hormones ever since I started. The doctor doesn’t seem to know when I should stop, so I’m not going to. You’d have to drag me away from them!
I have been a patient of Tahoma Clinic since 1999 and have used bio-identical hormones since then. I have been told that I look much younger than my 67 years – but I also feel much younger and have a lot less health and physical problems compared with other women my age.
I started some form of bio-identical hormones in the year 2000. I also use bio-identical estrogen and progesterone. My husband and I both started using testosterone in 2006. I am currently 75, and my husband is 78.
I hope it will help others understand that bio-identical hormones really do help you to live a longer and more productive life.
I first learned about bio-identical hormone replacement when I took the seminar led by Dr. Jonathan Wright and Dr. Gaby in 1988, “Nutritional Therapy in Medical Practice”. I have been on BHRT since 1990—for 22 years now! I started hormone replacement in 1985 with Premarin and Provera. It made me so uncomfortable I stopped after a year. From 1990 on I have been using bio-identical hormones, taking trans-dermal estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. I am a patient of Dr. Wendy Ellis, at Tahoma Clinic in North Seattle.
I have never had cosmetic surgery, injections, or enhancement of any kind. I have no osteoporosis and am seldom ill. People always think I’m younger than my age. I look younger, act younger, and feel younger than my 72 years. I run 2 miles every other day, do a lot of heavy gardening and yard work. I am known for having tremendous energy and stamina. People are constantly asking me “How do you do as much as you do? What’s your secret for looking and acting so young?”. I never miss a chance to tell them: I eat well, don’t drink or smoke, avoid pharmaceuticals, and use bio-identical hormones!
Vineyard Haven, Maine
I started to use a natural wild yam extract body cream in 1996 for osteoporosis. My recent report showed that my bone density increased, and I am not osteoporotic 16 years later. Two years ago I had problems with vaginal dryness and started using estriol. Problem solved! I am a healthy, active and happy 79-year-young woman. I never knew BHRT could help so many health problems!
I have eaten only whole, natural, and mostly organic for 28 years. I’ve used BHRT for 23 years and topical microdose facial hormones for 10-15 years. Also, I’ve been fortunate to know about and use facial cell rejuvenation therapy, a non-surgical procedure using injected skin cell growth factors. I’m 74 years young! (This photo was taken when I was 73.)
H.H., Seattle, Washington