Midlife, Hormones, and How I deal with it!
Please note I am not a Doctor. This is my personal plan and Journey. See your physician before adding any supplements to your diet.
- Testosterone 2 Troches
- Progesterone- Rx 150 mg.
Supplements: My Dr. Subscribed These are medical grade Supplements
- Dim once a day to helps with conversion to Estrogen.(CDGEstroDIM)
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12 injection 1 week
- Vitamin C (integrative)
- Nu Adapt (stress Reduction ) helps with cortisol level
Supplements I take on my Own:
-Goli Apple Cider Vinegar
-Celltrient protect cellular support
-Vitamin E (if I am going to be in a lot of suns)
-Magnesium (which you need to absorb the Vitamin D)
-Collagen daily in my coffee (I love this one)
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The Joys of Midlife! I started noticing a change about 42. Not ever having a weight gain issue, I was slowly gaining about 5 LBS a year. ( no matter what I did, I couldn’t lose it) My energy wasn’t what it used to be, I wasn’t sleeping as well as I used too and my skin was so dry. ( I did not have hot flashes, and I still had a regular period)
I would ask my OBGYN to check my thyroid and hormones. (Which she said was fine) That I was experiencing the joys of aging. At 44, I wouldn’t say I liked that answer, I had gained 15-17 LBS that I couldn’t lose, and I knew my body… something was up.
I researched and heard about Bioidentical Hormone therapy replacement Doctors. They do a more extensive blood panel and really look at all of the hormone levels. More info HERE
Tip: When looking for Hormone Replacement Therapy, Doctors make sure they are Bio-Identical specialists and, most importantly, they do the Saliva test and the blood work. The saliva test also checks your cortisol level. ( how and when your body handles stress) More HERE High Cortisol can lead to Stubborn Belly Fat! Cortisol can help control blood sugar levels, regulate metabolism, help reduce inflammation, and assist with memory formulation. It has a controlling effect on salt and water balance and helps control blood pressure.
- Lowering stress. People trying to lower their cortisol levels should aim to reduce stress. …
- Eating a good diet. …
- Sleeping well. …
- Trying relaxation techniques. …
- Taking up a hobby. …
- Learning to unwind. …
- Laughing and having fun. …
Turning a long story short… As a result, I took the replacement therapy My Doctor prescribed for me at that time. Therefore within 3 months, my skin looked amazing, my energy was back, I was sleeping normally, and BEST of all, 12lbs came off without trying. 🎉
I did Whole30 that November and lost 16 more pounds and keep it off as a result.
Fast forward to covid… Hormone replacement scripts ran out, no bloodwork, and my Doctor moved. Lots of Family Cooking and a 49th Birthday… Therefore All the weight is back, and so are the Symptoms above.
As a result, I researched new Doctors and found Dr. Kat At Renewal. Her practice is in Salt Lake City, and I love her. Dr. Kat is who Prescribed the above plan. I’ve been retaking Hormone replacement for the last 20 days or so. Remember, Hormones take 30-90 days to start seeing results. I will give you an update in the future.
Follow my daily Journey on Instagram stories as I share my diet, How the hormones are working, and what I do for exercise. Instagram HERE
Some of my Favorite items for fitness HERE
For a Quick Update: on Diet and exercise
In addition to Hormones, I started Whole30 4 days ago, and I have been walking 5-8 miles a day for 7 weeks. However, I’ll keep you posted on my journey on Instagram and do an updated blog post in the future. In conclusion, I hope I helped shed some light on Midlife, Hormones, and How I deal with them!
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