I have always been an insanely positive person. Always. Then menopause hit, and my journey to finding my way back to happiness began. I have always been a very well read woman when it comes to female issues. I have had many friends describe their symptoms during menopause and felt I was well prepared for when it hit me. I was wrong. My journey continued for at least 5 long years until I finally felt like myself again.
I had been to 3 different OB GYN’s, a family practice Dr., a therapist, (just one visit to diagnose me with ADHD), all with no luck. Here were my symptoms: lack of energy, a feeling of being overwhelmed at all times, weight gain, sadness, and the biggest disappointment was finally being in a place where I knew we, (my family) should all be happy and not being happy.
The first OB GYN Dr put me on the birth control pill when I asked her about bioidenticals, which created total havoc on my body. The next OB GYN told me to lose
weight and gave me a diet plan that included eating a hot dog!!!!!! I threw it right in the trash. Another Dr tried to help by putting me on Lexapro, then Adderall.
None of these were helping and I became fed up of paying for prescriptions that weren’t working, especially as I discovered that Prices For Prescription Drugs were a lot cheaper if they are bought at street price.
I finally went to Dr. Allen Peters. A Dr. I read about as a reference in Suzanne Somers’s books and was right here in Redondo Beach. On our first meeting together, he was the first person to finally relate to everything I said and share with me his discovery of hormone relief!!!
As I listened to him talk, I realized he was explaining my husband‘s symptoms exactly and while I was excited to get started on his successful program for myself, I was even more excited for my husband JJ.
The first step is to get your blood panel done. (JJ and I had both been doing this every 3 months, but not the thorough blood panel requested by Dr Peters.)
Our second meeting was to discuss the results of my blood work which told Dr Peters exactly why I was exhausted and weight loss resistant. Once my husband saw me changing, he began his program right after me. A year later, we have both lost weight, modified our eating habits, stepped up our workouts and “feel ” like our old selves.
Looking for help for my 21 year old daughter…
During this process of testing and learning, I thought of how my 21 year old daughter could benefit from testing. She had been challenged with hormone balance since age 15. Dr Peters was able to help her with adding some supplemental hormones to balance her low progesterone which helped her overall homone health with ease!! And Jeanne, the staff nutritionist, was able to help my daughter, husband and myself make better food choices whether we are dining out, or at home
In fact, my daughter and I started a safe detox cleanse type diet with Jeanne’s assistance. She explained that eating a low inflammatory, low glycemic diet could best support our mutual desire to lose fat and protect our muscle and bone mass. As a result, we both dropped 11% body and between 21 and 24 lbs of body fat. We both lost inches without deprivation, too!!
This healthier meal plan was essential for my daughter. She was going through some challenging physical tests to prepare for physical requirements required for her college scholarship. Losing a few pounds provided the jump start she needed to reach these requirements and give her the energy she needed to maintain them. She knew she would need to go on and take a drug test (similar to https://www.countrywidetesting.com/collections/home-drug-test) before pushing on, so relying on non-medication changes to achieve her goals was also vital.
Also, though getting her hormones in balance allowed her to feel more centered and calm and prepare her for the challenges that lie ahead as a woman in the military.
Quite simply, you can read all the books out there on healthy eating and hormones, etc, like I did, but without the proper tests and food label guidance, it’s all a waste of time.
Their motto is, “Test, Don’t Guess!” I agree. I was very well educated when I went to Nourishing Wellness, but without their testing, supplements, guidance, and great inspirational discussions, I would have been nowhere. Today my family is happy, healthy, vibrant and very grateful we found Dr Peters and his wife Jeanne.
Note: If you are interested in learning more about how Dr Peters and Jeanne could help you get your body back in balance, call Cassi to set up a 30 min complementary phone consult with Dr Peters at 310-373-7830