Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season!
So many women and men across the world suffer from hormonal
imbalances that lead to low energy, increased body fat and zero sex
Here is an amazing story of one woman’s recovery of her energy, health and more!
Before and After
“This is my journey. It really begins at the age of 40. Gold bikini,
gold body paint, gold boots. Let’s just say, it was a golden era coming
to an end. I won the contest. Competition was stiff with girls half my
age at the James Bond party at Staniel Key Yacht Club in Exumas,
Bahamas. I had won this contest 2 years earlier in a white bikini, white
boots at 38. I worked out almost every day and wanted to. I would swim
great distances, bike, jump rope counting to 1000, play singles tennis
for an hour and ski black diamonds. My energy knew no bounds. My age has
never stopped me from anything and never defined who I was. Well, that
Flash forward 1 year later. I was virtually unrecognizable. My face
and body bloated. My workouts no longer gave me muscles and quite
frankly no longer did I want to work out. I have been passionate about
exercise since my teens. I did not have the same desire or the energy.
My hair falling out, my skin dry and dull and aging way too fast. I was
only 41. Is this what I have to look forward to? Yup, and it goes
downhill from there.
For me, it was not just about looking good in a bikini. I just wanted
to get out of bed in the morning and not feel as if I had just run a
marathon all night long. I spent years getting 1 full night of sleep for
every 7 nights if I was lucky. I could not find a concealer that could
even remotely hide the dark and deep circles under my eyes.
As each year passed, my symptoms got worse. While I was able to lose
weight over the years, it was a huge struggle and one that I had to
almost starve myself to achieve. I gained a belly. I went from a stomach
where people would ask me what I did to get the muscles so defined to a
stomach that no matter what I did, it remained. Since my body could no
longer tone, cellulite became more pronounced. I even saw a little on my
arms. Can you imagine cellulite is now what you see on your arms
instead of a nice bicep???!!!!!!
In August of 2015, at the age of 47, I said “Enough is enough.!!!!” I
cannot control what has happened to my body, my spirit, my mind and
what will continue to happen to my body, my spirit, my mind if I do not
do something. I refused to live like this any longer!
I researched my symptoms but already knew before I even looked, that I
had far too much estrogen, way too little progesterone, virtually no
testosterone and a thyroid barely functioning.
I made an appointment with a hormone specialist. This was primarily
about hormones and I wanted a Doctor who specialized in this field. I
decided on Body Logic MD after much research. They had a great track
record, and were local. Can I come today???? I was soooo anxious to have
these strange, unwelcome changes validated (meaning, I was not crazy)
and assured that these can go away or at least get better.
I had to wait until October. You see, it’s all very scientific. I had
to wait until the paperwork for the blood tests was sent and wait for
the box full of vials to collect my urine and then wait……for another
month to time it with my monthly cycle. Even at 48, my cycle comes like
clockwork, almost to the exact day each month. In the chaos of
everything else wrong in my body, fortunately it did not affect my
period. Ladies, never wish for your period to stop! When it stops, you
stop. If are not doing anything to replace the lost hormones, you will
I must digress a moment to also mention I completed a background on
my health to include my supplements/vitamins/prescriptions, surgeries,
activity level, sleep activity, stress activity, sexual activity,
overall feelings, etc….It took me 2 hours.
I was counting down the days till my appointment. Finally the day
arrived. I meet Dr. Negrin. I immediately feel at ease. Here is someone
who not only gets what is happening to me but has the answers to help
For the next hour, Dr. Negrin is all mine and I am all hers. I tell
her upfront what I believe to be wrong with me and why. Of course, she
has already reviewed my file, my background, and my labs and knows
exactly what is wrong with me. She smiles and says “You know your body!”
What I was not prepared for were the additional issues. I was
correct, I had too much estrogen but….estrogen of the kind that causes
cancer and I had a boatload of it. Next, I had almost no progesterone. I
called that one. This hormone is what helps balance out the estrogen.
This became our biggest obstacle and priority over everything has that was wrong with me. The “BIG C” was not
something I expected to hear. Cancer, me???? Fortunately, Dr. Negrin was
aggressive and after my next appointment approx 3 months later, this
was now in a normal range and has remained so. I am one of the lucky
Next, we talk about a hormone called Pregnenolone. What on earth is
that? This apparently is referred to as the “Mother hormone” and I
depleted that because it was so busy trying to fix everything else.
Testosterone. Yes, ladies (and gents) women NEED Testosterone. It is
what gives us energy, muscle and drives our sexuality. Yes, we are
talking SEX!!!!! And I cannot capitalize, emphasize, predicate, and
shout it enough. I like sex. Always have. But somewhere down the line,
my drive to have it became less. Still enjoyed it but I wanted to be the
one to initiate it. Know what I mean?!!!!! My testosterone reading was a
7 when it should have been at least a 30 for a woman my age. We are
still tweaking this and I recently went from the cream to a pellet
surgically inserted into a butt cheek. I already feel the difference in
my energy and my muscle definition. Sex, well its coming….
I was anxious to hear about my thyroid. I had suspected an issue with
my thyroid for quite a few years. It was actually worse than I
suspected. Not entirely dead, but basically. We have had to increase the
dosage on this each time and I now believe I am on the correct dosage. I
have nails. I have entire eyebrows. I am not always cold. I sleep
through the night. I lost weight. In one year, 20 lbs. My belly has
The other issues I found out concerned trace minerals and vitamins
that were dangerously low. I had no iron, no zinc, and no magnesium. Dr.
Negrin then proceeded tell me that the acid reflux pills that I had
been on for approx. 4 years, had not only killed the acid, it killed
everything else. I recall her saying, “How do you get out of bed?” “How
are you taking kick boxing and doing Karate and playing tennis?” “How do
you not get sick with colds, sore throats, etc?” I replied “It takes
every part of my being and my drive to be this active.” She then asked
me to “wean” myself off of the pills. I went home and found the nearest
trash can and have not taken an acid reflux pill since. That pill was
replaced with a natural probiotic. It worked!!!! It did take 6 months for my labs to
show a normal reading for these minerals but I had so depleted my body,
it did not know how to absorb or process these good things.
So, here we are, it’s approximately 1 year later, my life has
changed. I would be remiss if I did not mention I started doing Karate a
few months before I started hormone replacement and this has greatly
helped with my memory (and my patience). I started kickboxing in
December of last year which has also helped greatly improve my physique.
I do both Karate and Kick boxing at Champion Karate in Lake Mary and
highly recommend this studio.
I do kickboxing almost every day and even teach the occasional kick
box class. I want to! My body has completely changed. I have indentions
on the side of my buttocks. I have muscle definition throughout my body.
It is a very intense workout. It has also helped with my weight loss.
BUT, and I do mean BUT, without the hormone replacement, my results
would be significantly less. How do you gain muscle if you have no
testosterone? How do you lose weight if you have no testosterone and a
non-working thyroid? You don’t.
I have great skin, great hair, great nails, and great eyebrows. My
friends ask me what I am doing. This is not a secret. I tell them. I
I am most thrilled with the energy I have. I just ran the Savage Race
in mid-October. That’s almost an 11 kilometer, 27 obstacle course. I
ran it. I completed 23 of the 27 obstacles. Even wanting and desiring to
do this before I started hormone replacement, I would not have. I could
not have. There just would not have been enough energy or the strength.
I sleep EVERY night and the whole night. It’s rare that I get up and
cannot fall back asleep. My mind is clearer. I remember more.
I decided to do this article because I wanted women to know they do
not have to live life in a fog. It’s not a secret. I want every woman to
feel like I do. To truly be the best that they can be with a body and a
mind they can now control. Of course, diet and exercise play a part and
Dr. Negrin encourages both. I cannot say enough about Body Logic MD and
Dr. Jennifer Negrin.
In short, growing old gracefully? Not if it means not sleeping,
having to starve to keep weight down, potentially breaking bones and
injuring tendons, no energy to even get out of bed, not remembering,
hair falling out by the handful ….that’s not graceful.
With Bio-Identical hormones, it’s still you but a better you!!!!!”
For more information about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy,
please visit BodyLogicMD.com or call 888-692-7116 for more info!
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