Bioidentical Hormones Success Stories

Testosterone Turned Their Health Around

One patient, whom I’ll call Frank, had a heart attack two years ago, followed by the placement of stents in two of his coronary arteries. After that, things fell apart. Worried about his health, Frank became increasingly anxious, depressed, and fatigued. It got to the point that it was an effort to even leave his house. In addition to the drugs he took for his heart condition, his doctors prescribed multiple psychiatric drugs, but none of them worked.

Desperate for help, he came to the clinic. We tried a number of therapies with varying degrees of success until he started testosterone injections. Within a couple of months, this 48-year-old’s mood and outlook brightened, he felt less edgy, and he began losing some of the excess weight that had crept up on him. His lab work also improved, including his cholesterol, triglycerides, and, most dramatically, his C-reactive protein level.

Another patient, Sam, had even more remarkable results. After starting on testosterone injections, he lost 30 pounds, his cholesterol fell from 211 to 123, and his fasting blood sugar went from 170 to 130.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

Fight Fatigue With Thyroid

Alicia had no energy. Even though she averaged eight hours of sleep a night, she woke up tired and had to rev herself up on caffeine to get through the day. At night she fell into bed completely exhausted, sometimes as early as 7:30. Granted, she was burning the candle at both ends. An aspiring actress, Alicia would go straight from her job to acting classes three evenings a week, and she often drove several hundred miles on weekends to auditions. But she had always led a hectic life. This debilitating fatigue was new, and it was making her cranky, frustrated, and depressed.

We see patients like Alicia at the Whitaker Wellness Institute almost daily. In fact, the number one complaint to physicians in this country is fatigue. Conventional doctors may order blood tests looking for the obvious causes and suggest their patients get more sleep, perhaps even offering sleeping pills. But they generally overlook two common deficiencies that, when rectified, dramatically improve energy and quality of life: vitamin B12 and thyroid hormones.

Alicia was started on a low dose of natural thyroid replacement and B12 injections. When she checked back in with us a month later she could hardly contain her excitement. Not only had she returned to her former high-energy level, but she had also lost six pounds without even trying! Furthermore, she felt sharper mentally and reported that memorizing her lines for acting class was much easier.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

I Can’t Tell You How Much Better I Feel

I never thought menopause would affect me. I’m extremely health conscious. I eat right, exercise, and take supplements, and I’m in good shape. But when I turned 50, it hit me like a freight train—hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, the whole nine yards. The worst part for me was an increase in migraine headaches, which I’d had occasionally for years.

I wasn’t about to take Premarin or Provera, so I tried black cohosh and other natural remedies, which didn’t help. My doctor at Whitaker Wellness allayed my fears about hormone replacement therapy by carefully explaining the differences between synthetic and horse hormones and natural hormones. I started on biestrogen and natural progesterone, and after about a month or so, they really began to help.

I’m still taking them two years later at a lower dose, and I can’t tell you how much better I feel. I sleep well, have very few hot flashes, and although I still get some headaches, they aren’t migraines that knock me out.

— L.B., Fountain Valley, California*

Like an 18-Year-Old Again

Hugh was in his early 50’s when he started to slow down. He felt tired, lethargic and unfocused. An avid cyclist, he was getting nowhere in his training in spite stepping up his workouts. Given his age and the fact that his blood level of testosterone was low, we suggested he consider a trial of testosterone replacement.

Hugh returned to the clinic a few months later with renewed energy, drive and focus. Mentally and physically, he felt “like an 18-year-old again”.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

No More Menopausal Symptoms

When Betty went through menopause, she “fell apart”. This healthy, composed woman became a bundle of nerves and emotions. She had repeated hot flashes during the day and disrupted sleep at night. She was testy and impatient with her family and less than productive at work. She just couldn’t seem to concentrate.

After six months of suffering in silence, she came to Whitaker Wellness and was started on natural estrogen and progesterone therapy. Her symptoms completely disappeared, and her mental clarity and focus returned.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

Natural Thyroid to the Rescue

Stephanie just didn’t feel right. She had no appetite, she was sluggish and sleeping poorly, and even though she was working out, her weight wouldn’t budge. Although her blood tests for thyroid function were in the normal range, I placed her on a low dose of natural thyroid and asked her to monitor her basal temperature when she woke up in the morning.

At first, her temperature was in the low 96s—a clear sign of hypothyroidism—but it slowly began to increase. Today, eight months later, Stephanie feels great. Her energy and appetite have bounced back, she’s lost weight, she’s sleeping better, and she doesn’t get sick as often.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

Feels Younger With Hormone Replacement

I am happy to say I have finally lost the last 10 pounds I needed to lose. I have lost a total of 80 pounds altogether and my stay at the Whitaker Wellness Institute helped me to finally quit my sugar habit. Slowly but surely I have given up many of my bad eating habits, and with the help of the clinic I have been given the tools I need to eat healthy for the rest of my life. I know now I can maintain my weight loss once and for all! I feel like a new person, healthy, vital and energetic. I have the fine health professionals at the Whitaker Wellness Institute to thank for my improvements. As an added bonus I had hormone replacement therapy which helped me feel younger and has given me an additional sense of well-being.

— Debi Tepper*

Testosterone Turns On Sex Drive

My husband and I have always had a very good relationship. When my interest in sex dropped off during early menopause, I wanted to do something about it for him as much as for me. I was surprised when Dr. Whitaker recommended testosterone, but it has really made a difference and things are back to normal.

— L.B., California*

 *Individual Results May Vary 

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