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Bioidentical hormone replacement and weight loss
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In an interview with Life Extension Magazine, Suzanne Somers said that, since taking bioidentical hormones, that weight has not been an issue for her.
Somers used to struggle with weight
She said that she used to struggle with weight, working out like crazy, skipping meals, and doing other crazy things, but she could not lose the weight.
At 60, Suzanne is at the same weight as when she was 30
But now at 60, she said she is at the same weight she was thirty years ago when doing the television show Three’s Company.Somers Interview
Here is the part of the interview about weight.
Life Extension Magazine, November 2006
The Secret to Being Ageless
An Exclusive Interview with Suzanne Somers
By Dale Kiefer
Suzanne Somers: ... [My book] The Sexy Years was the first layer, which focused on issues like “I feel like crap, I can’t sleep, I can’t control my moods, I’m gaining weight, my libido is nonexistent, etc.” Once I replenished my sex hormones, I felt great.
Suzanne Somers: ... For any condition, I always go the natural way first. For me, bioidentical hormones are the first line of defense. Strengthen and correct your major hormone systems, such as insulin, sex hormones, thyroid, cortisol, and adrenals. Once you get all those strengthened, you’re sleeping better, you’re losing weight, and you’re more resistant to the diseases of aging.
Suzanne Somers: ... In my fifties, when I didn’t have the answers to the health problems I was encountering, I would wake up at night and think, “This just isn’t fair. I’ve spent my whole life putting my family first and doing the best job I could. And this is the payoff, that I can’t sleep, I’m gaining weight, and I feel bad all the time?”
Suzanne Somers: Part of educating myself and my readers about hormones is understanding that you don’t want too much or too little, you want balance. For females, you’re not going to take too much estrogen, and you’re going to know when you have enough… Too much estrogen and we start gaining weight. Too much progesterone, we start bloating… That’s why I really believe in bioidentical hormone replacement, because it’s so individualized…
Suzanne Somers: ... I look around me and I see people who aren’t doing this. They’re not looking well, they’re not feeling well, they don’t have energy, and they can’t lose that weight. I’m at the same weight I was when I was doing “Three’s Company.”
Suzanne Somers: I do yoga three or four times a week, walk a little, and eat good food. My body‘s not fighting weight gain. Before, when I was working out with a trainer every single day, running, doing squats and sit-ups, not eating anything, skipping meals, and doing all those crazy things, I couldn’t lose the weight. Women get so unhappy when they’re overweight.
Comment: One weight loss doctor I know agrees
One of the most successful weight loss doctors I know has also told me that he believes that hormone replacement is key to helping people lose weight and improve body composition.
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On Mar 03, 2007 at 8:24 am Randy Smith, MD wrote:
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I utilize hormone replacement therapy in my practice. I believe it helps to achieve ideal body weight however diet and exercise are critical. I am now at 9% body fat at age 52.
On Mar 03, 2007 at 1:29 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:
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Everybody should check out the pictures of how lean Dr. Smith is at the age of 52. It is very impressive.
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