Patient Testimonials

"In May of 2020 at the age of 60 I started BHRT using cyclic hormone replacement known as Physiologic Restoration. However, my hormone journey began much earlier in life because I had been on the birth control pill for approximately 25 years starting in my late teens.

Because of this, my hormones were never optimal, and I doubt I ever knew what it was like to truly feel the full effect of my natural estrogen or progesterone because by the time I discontinued the pill I was in my early 40s by which time my hormones were already naturally declining. Around this time I was diagnosed as being hypothyroid, and I suspect it was because of the effects of my many years of using the birth control pill.

In spite of my relative lack of my natural hormones, I lead a quite active life - working in a demanding career, starting two businesses, moving every few years because of my husband's job and staying active recreationally by either racing my road bike in local events or hiking nearby trails.

I always ate a clean diet of organic whole local food, grass fed meat and dairy, exercised every day, was never overweight and had no medical conditions except being hypothyroid. I took no prescription medication (other than Armour thyroid) or over-the-counter meds, not even aspirin, as I felt that my body could take care of any illness on its own because I gave it what it needed to be healthy.

Despite all of the above and even though I still felt great, by the time I hit 50 my body was basically running on empty. I had started taking estradiol replacement sometime in my early 50s, but when we moved out of state I couldn't find anyone local that was willing to prescribe it for me.

Fast-forward a few years and the toll of zero hormones for so many years was taking its toll. My health was rapidly declining. I couldn't sleep; I was losing weight; I was having nonstop anxiety along with major panic attacks; hot flashes were an hourly occurrence as well as drench-the-sheets night sweats. I had to quit my job and rely on my husband to take me to any appointments because I was so anxious and panicked I couldn't do it on my own. I could barely walk around the block I was so debilitated. Most days were spent in bed - I had literally lost everything.

About this time a friend suggested I read Sex, Lies, and Menopause and gave me the name of her hormone practioner. That suggestion literally saved my life.

That was one year ago now and what an amazing year it has been. I am back to work. Hot flashes and night sweats are gone as well as the constant anxiety and panic attacks. I am back to exercising again. I do twice weekly Pilates and ride my bike 100 miles a week. I have a great libido and once again have sex with my husband without the pain and dryness. I have tons of energy. I sleep through the night again, eight to nine hours, pure bliss!

This is not a quick nor overnight fix. I experienced lots of ups and downs at first because after all balancing hormones back to youthful levels takes patience and persistece, especially with a body deprived of them for so long. But after this first year, I can definitively say that hormones have given me my life back. My only regret is that I didn't start sooner."

CINDY BONIFIELD

"At the age of 52, I was falling apart and in denial about it. I had not slept in 7 years more than 4 hours straight, thus gaining 65 lbs. I was angry, moody, and depressed. I had fibroids making my cycle painful and heavy. I was having night sweats most of every night. At this time, I was introduced to rhythmic restoration by the founder. I was skeptical since the Women's Health Initiative had just deemed hormones "dangerous". At that time, I did not know the difference between synthetic drugs with hormone like effects or bio-identical hormones.

I started to educate myself and started this protocol. Within 28 days, ALL my symptoms were gone. I was sleeping soundly through the night, my cycle no longer created pain, I started to lose weight. and no longer wanted to run over people.

It took about 3 months for me to feel like my old self again. Now 17 + years later, even though I have aged, I still feel fabulous most of the time. I cannot imagine ever going off this protocol. Especially now since modern science is catching up with the truth about how protective and important restoring one’s hormones back to youthful, physiologic levels is."

CAREN ABDELA

"Why does this protocol work for me? Simple! More energy, more clarity, more vitality than when I wasn't on this protocol. I simply feel more vibrant and alive!"

ANNE FORD

"My experience with bio identical hormones, has been totally life changing. At the age of 40, I was having night sweats, and major anxiety. I had no idea what was happening with my body, so my friend had recommended this hormone replacement therapy. A couple weeks into using the creams, to my amazement both symptoms vanished. That was 15 years ago. I use them to this day, and believe it is the main reason for my youthful appearance as well."

VICTORIA DELGADO

"I've been on biomimedic bioidentical hormones for more than 14 years now. The protocol changed my life. When I went into menopause I had gained 70 lbs, couldn't sleep, and was rageful. Soon after I lost 40 lbs, slept like a baby, and was at peace again. My hair nails and skin looked 15 years younger. I've taken these hormones all these years and remain in good health. I even got married at the age of 64 and my husband says I have the libido of a gal in her 30's. I highly recommend Physiologic Restoration."

KRISTIN GABRIEL ATWATER

"This protocol has been a life changer for me. Period! I began the protocol 14 years ago when I was 59 years old. I hadn't menstruated since age 45, when menopause put a shroud on my youthfulness, so I was amazed and delighted when I got my period again 28 days later. I felt like a young woman again and today I still feel young and vital, even at 73. It has made a measurable difference in how I look as well. My skin is glowing, my hair is shiny and my body is vital with lots of energy.

I wouldn't go a day without my hormones. They are essential to my wellbeing."

PATRICIA DIORIO

"Biomimetic hormone restoration (Physiologic) makes the most sense, because it is grounded in the concept of rhythm. Knowing when to jump on the swing makes the difference between getting on vs falling off. Like most things in life, timing matters and that is what observing rhythm means. From our circadian rhythms, to sleep, body temperature, fasting/feeding, day/night cycles, and menstrual cycles, our physiology is fundamentally tied to rhythm. Observing when it is the right timing for estrogen vs progesterone is as important as observing night vs day. Maintaining both in a static fashion, ie, ablating the rhythm, is like attempting to go through life with a static shade of gray, not knowing the proper timing for daylight vs darkness. This is why I consider the biomimetic hormone restoration protocol to be a very important tool in my toolbox."

CHING CHEN, MD

"Why do I prescribe? Because I found it profoundly helpful to turn around my chronic inflammation due to myofaciitis or neck, shoulder, back pain, at age 40. I now know that the inflammatory state secondarily reduced my own hormone production and hormones have multiple critical functions in the body including anti-inflammatory properties. It makes the most sense to copy the normal healthy template of Estradiol and Progesterone with or without a uterus."

JULIE TAGUCHI, MD

WHN is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation to promote, advocate, and advance women’s wellbeing and longevity through clinical research and education about the benefits of Physiologic Restoration to reduce the symptoms of hormone imbalance and degenerative decline.

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