OMG how good does Louise look at sixty? If sixty is the new fifty she is the perfect example of this. But how does she do it? Louise uses Bio-identical hormone replacement. Louise agreed to be interviewed to help spread the word to the women of Australia, about the benefits of using BHRT as they age.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, personally and professionally.
I consider myself to be an outgoing person who is happy, energetic, and enjoys a great quality of life. I am currently employed with a real estate business called McGrath Projects; most of my career has revolved around sales, marketing, and advertising, which although rewarding, at times can be quite demanding, stressful and competitive. So in order to keep my competitive edge, I keep my body and mind healthy.
How did you find out about hormone replacement?
A friend of mine recommended an anti-ageing doctor because she felt that they had more empathy, and practice through patient care, than most regular G.Ps. Anti-ageing medicine is also about prevention using both holistic treatments and pharmaceuticals, when required as a last resort. “Anti-ageing doctors are also experts at keeping you looking and feeling younger. I feel great.” says Louise.
When did you begin BHRT?
I began using BHRT about eight years ago now, and I have never looked back. I don’t suffer from many of the negative symptoms of the ageing process that plague many women my age, especially those that have not learned to balance their draining hormones.
Describe your peri-menopause or menopause symptoms?
I did have one hot flush, and it was terrible, I noticed that I also had a little depression, and didn’t sleep well. But all these symptoms disappeared when I began using BHRT. So I really didn’t have any ongoing problems, I balanced my hormones and I sailed through peri-menopause and now menopause!
How do you feel after taking Bio-identical hormone replacement? What are the changes, if any?
I believe that I am a healthier, happy person because of the hormones. I have more energy, I feel younger physically, I am definitely more emotionally balanced and sleep has also improved.
Have you had any negative reactions whilst taking the natural Bio-identical hormones?
No, not from using these natural hormones. I wouldn’t use the Synthetic Hormone Replacement (HRT) that is still prescribed by many doctors, because it’s not what your body naturally produces.
Do you find that BHRT is a good price in Australia?
They are a affordable price, however , I think that they could be a lot cheaper.
Would you ever stop taking them?
No way! We only have one life and I am determined to live it well and feel great. I would encourage all women in Australia to try BHRT because you wake up feeling great. Annette adds …and you don’t complain about feeling old because you don’t feel old. Louise agreed.
How many women do you know who take BHRT?
I don’t really know anyone, apart from yourself, that use BHRT. I don’t really tell women because nobody really talks about it. It’s a shame really, because more women should know about the wonders of natural hormone replacement.
Would you recommend taking BHRT to other Australian women?
Yes, I certainly would recommend using Bio-identical hormones, because you’ll feel better as you age, not worse. It’s important that you make an appointment and go see a professional, to see if BHRT is suited for you.
Tell me what you would say to a woman that is thinking about using BHRT but is still not convinced of its benefits.
If you are not feeling like you used to, go get a test done, hormones will make you feel better. Balanced hormones make you age with health and defer many age related illness. I wish I knew about BHRT earlier, I would have started at an earlier age.
Does using BHRT make you feel good?
For sure, I am putting back into my body the hormones that the ageing process is taking away. So yes you feel good because, your hormones are all balanced and back to their youthful healthy levels.
Do you have a healthy libido at sixty?
Yes, I still enjoy having a fun sex life with my partner!
Do you sleep well?
Now that I take the hormones I sleep well, around eight hours per night.
Do you have energy?
Yes, I am motivated and energetic most days, lol.
Do you follow a healthy diet?
Most days yes, I eat well plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Do you drink alcohol?
Hmmm, yes I do enjoy a few glasses most nights after work, as it helps me to unwind and relax.
Describe an ideal week of exercise (for yourself).
I enjoy a walk or run on the beach, I also do yoga and particularly, Pilates, which has helped me to flatten my stomach muscles.
How do you stick to your exercise plan?
I am motivated to exercise because it keeps me looking trim and I like exercising!
How do you find balance in your life?
Accountability. I also like the quote “you get the life you deserve” and having balanced hormones, simple.
I like to finish this interview off by saying that Louise didn’t tell me that she was using BHRT. We ran into each other at the supermarket the other week, and I couldn’t help but notice that every time I met Louise she had that healthy glow and zest for life, like I see in myself; I had to ask her if she was taking the BHRT and she replied yes.
Thank you Louise for sharing your positive ageing experience with Keep Life Simple. It’s inspiring to see a good looking woman, who’s older than me, be happy and ageing with health.
For those that are interested in learning more about the importance of hormone balance, let me be your guide, so that you can also enjoy quality of life throughout your peri-menopausal years, and beyond. I am enjoying my peri-menopause passage; I am fit healthy and sexy.
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