S2E52 - BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy



Show Summary: 

"So my sister was diagnosed with LCIS, and there were areas of concern on her breast. The doctor recommended 'watch and wait' or mastectomy, and she was in turmoil. I asked her to take progesterone hormones, and after a month, she went back for her MRI, and the abnormal cells were undetectable."


Conventional medicine entails treating patients already in the end stages of their diseases. However, even if this is the norm, it pays to ask if there is anything we can do to correct or arrest an illness before it becomes chronic or fatal.


What if we can prevent sickness? Are there destructive lifestyle habits or seismic life shifts that are worth noting? What other factors contributed to today's results? When it comes to health, these are the underlying questions that beg for answers.


Our guest, Sharon Miller Keller, is a nurse practitioner and gives custom consultations on female hormones at Provo Health. With a long history in patient care, she gained hands-on medical experience in the Navy and later became a surgical oncology nurse for 17 years. After raising her kids, she also finished the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Gonzaga University.


Live life's goodness by having the right hormones. Listen to Episode 52 of the Gutsy Health Podcast to learn more!


Exceptional Highlights:

  • Progesterone is an anti-inflammatory hormone that protects the heart, brain, and breast from diseases like cancer. It also minimizes bleeding caused by menopause and childbirth.
  • Intense regular workouts are detrimental for women. During the monthly luteal phase, the sex organs receive the most resources from the body in preparation for procreation.
  • When initiating hormone replacement, three months is the window for testing your hormone levels.


Show Highlights:


Traditional medicine tends to avoid hormones because of their potential to cause cancers. 

Sharon 06:46

  • Synthetic hormones such as synthetic progesterone and conjugated equine estrogens were prevalent in the seventies. While they alleviate symptoms, they can also cause unwanted side effects.


Low levels of progesterone can affect your overall well-being.

Sharon 19:19

  • Symptoms of low progesterone can affect your moods and mental health, such as anxiety, depression, irritability, trouble sleeping, inflammation, painful joints, gut disturbances, and osteoporosis.


Explanation of different hormone tests and their respective pros and cons.

Sharon 27:34

  • The saliva test is the most expensive because it gives you the most accurate and expansive picture of your health. The more affordable serum test comes from your blood but only gives you a limited view. The DUTCH test measures a person's ability to metabolize and methylate estrogen so the body can use or dispose of it properly.


Hysterectomy patients can still enjoy the benefits of bioidentical hormones.

Sharon 40:28

  • When you have your uterus or ovaries removed, you are a huge candidate for hormone replacement because it also affects other vital functions in your body. 


Bioidentical hormones are derived naturally from yams, soy, and peanuts. 

Sharon 52:59

  • Through the help of compounding pharmacies, it comes out identical to human hormones. 


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