In 2013, I gained 45 pounds in three months … out of the blue. It was scary and overwhelming, and I had a really challenging time finding a doctor to help me understand what happened to my body.
When I was finally diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure and put on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), I began releasing the 45 lbs that I mysteriously gained.
As my journey unfolded, I struggled with falling asleep and staying asleep at various times, and optimizing my hormones moved the needle and helped me to sleep.
As I’ve been on-the-hunt to figure out why I’ve struggled with brain fog and weight-loss-resistance, my quality of life has dramatically improved because of BHRT.
And when one of my root cause practitioners (*cough*male*cough) suggested I get off hormone support while I was working with him, I KNEW that it would be a disaster …
Because without hormones, I’m not sleeping, my brain doesn’t work, and my body gets super inflamed. (When I told him that being off hormones would threaten my ability to function well, he agreed and chose to support me, thankfully!).
None of us has to settle for a life adversely affected by unbalanced hormones.
There isn’t enough education out there on the power of fixing female hormones… I want you to feel empowered to navigate this part of your healing journey!
Y’all have lots of questions about hormones, too!
So I’m so excited to interview my dear friend, Dr Shawn Tassone, author of Hormones Balance Bible! He is one of the top functional-medicine-trained OBGYNs in natural health, and he practices right here in Austin, Texas.