Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

Bio Identicals: The New Best Kept Secret

Can you guess how old the woman right beside me is (second one from the right)?  She is 47 years old.  She looks like she is still in her twenties.  I couldn't believe it when I saw her last year; she looked ten years younger than when I saw her last, which was one year prior.  I begged her to tell me what she was doing.  She leaned forward and whispered "Bio Identicals".   "Whatever they are, I want some", I demanded.

  

Suzanne Sommers delves into "Bio Identicals" in her best selling book "Ageless".  If you have not yet discovered this best kept secret, don't walk; run and get the book!

  

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Comment balloon 48 commentsMirela Monte • June 27 2008 11:18PM

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I would love to know if any of you have tried bio identicals yet  (different bio identicals for men, as well as women). 

It has to be done correctly by first analyzing your exact current hormonal stats.  It's not cheap - close to $ 1000 to just find out what you need, then a couple of thousand dollars per year.  Well worth the cost though.

You may be able to get it cheaper.  If you do, let me know.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Dear Mirela,

Thanks for the post. Great info for men and women. Sadly, I don't think insurance covers any alternative hormone replacement therapy. They probably cover the Premarin etc. Some may know what that stuff is. Horse urine! Ick! 

I think a good part of our aging has to do with hormones. I always wondered why guys get pot bellies, baldness, and other things while aging. I'd bet that they have more estrogen than they used to and less testosterone. Bio identicals may be the answer to a bunch of health problems.

Your post and photo could be a wakeup call. Thanks

Bob Volanti-Clovis,Ca

London Properties Ltd.

www.getbobv.com

Posted by Bob Volanti, Fresno and Clovis, CA Realtor (Keller Williams Realty Fresno) almost 11 years ago

I want to look older, I want to get crusty old and then I will be where I want to be.  Youth is over rated.

Take care!

RJH

Posted by Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount (Empire Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hey Mirela--

Looks like I need to get the book and then see what I can find for bio-identicals!  How are you tonight?  I guess for you it's morning...

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

LOL - Me too, RJ!  Look at that babyface of mine....Life sucks! John Wayne, on the other hand....he looked 50 in his 20s......and was a Lady Magnet!!!!

Women? I like the 40s and 50s look...the 20s look does absolutely nothing for me....I leave that for the Roman Polanskis of the world.

I remember a few years back seeing side-by-side Teri Hatcher photos  -  1) Circa 2004  2) Circa 1987

She was 10 times more beautiful in 2004 than when she was in her late-20s.

JUST MY OPINION...CALL ME CRAZY!

 

 

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Tamara - still around?

 

 

(back to berrys.......'sparkleberry' )

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hi Chris--

I'm still here, and I have a kumquat, no berries!

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

I'm finished with my other business - what I planned on taking 2-3 days was accomplished on Day 1..... :)

How have you been doing? Keeping busy?

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

I guess we should call you speedy gonzalez... I'm struggling with allergies and the smoke.  It's pretty intense here. 

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

That's no fun.

Last Summer, I was driving to the Clearwater Beach, FL area and near the GA/FL line, the smoke was so thick that it made me sick for 2-3 days...and I was only exposed to it for maybe 45 mins of my drive.

What you are going through must be far worse - so sorry about that!

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

(I'm getting sick just thinking back on how it made me feel)

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Last time I could find a count, we were over a 1000 fires in Northern CA.  Over 100,000 acres burned.  Big race cancelled due to the fact the air quality was deemed 1000x worse than was "appropriate" for outdoor activities...  I wonder if bio-identicals help with making the lungs feel better?!?   I'm going to call it a night.  Have a homeowners association meeting that I'll be involved with "letting them know what the market's doing" tomorrow.  Usually great for connecting with the owners.  Wish me luck!

And I get a rowanberry to finish the night!

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Save your money - you are the last woman on AR who needs bio-identicals (not trying to be flirty of forward - just honest)

Good luck tomorrow!  Be careful with the air situation!

 

 

(Manis....that's a good one for me)

 

Good night!

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Who else is up this late? Mirela????  Sylvie?????

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

If bio-identicals will keep you blogging longer, I'm all for it! :)

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Liz? Lisa?

 

OK, I'm calling it a night as well!

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

I think it must be the curly hair.. The two of you look like sisters and you both look great!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) almost 11 years ago

Mirela, I was going to buy Suzanne Somers' book today, but I've been doing some research and I'm not sure I'm going to run out just yet.... I think I will do more research and talk to my specialist on Friday, when I see him again, and ask him some questions about it. 

I just came across an interesting article. It may be worth reading...

Bio-Identicals

In the meantime, healthy living: quit smoking, eating fresh fruit and vegetables, eating more fish and less meat, taking your vitamins and supplements, exercising regularly, drinking filtered water, meditating (or just taking time out for yourself), should become priorities and people should see what a difference that will make to their quality of life.

I don't mind growing old slowly (looking my age); as long as I get there in good health.
I want to be able to take care of myself, at any age, and not have to depend on others. That's the only concern I have about growing old.

 

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

Sylvie--Read the article.  It's always good to get other opinions, but I've always found there are as many opinions as there are lawyers here in CA ;-)  Can't hurt to read it, give some fresh perspective maybe....  I do most of the things on your list, but I'm definitely feeling the effects of being almost 50 anyway! 

Mirela--You do such a good job of bringing up topics that just keep us going!

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Tamara, You are close to 50???? it looks like you already discoverd the fountain of youth!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) almost 11 years ago

Robert--Thank You!  Have been mostly vegan for more than 20 years, used to exercise a lot.  Last couple of years that has been a real challenge.  Meditation, quiet time, letting go of the things that I thought were so important when I was younger...  Makes life less stressful.  Positive attitude--lots of things go into the package--many of the things in Sylvie's comment. 

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Sylvie:  The medical establishment knocks anything that could make us less dependent on them.  The moment they get a morsel they run with it as if it's a feast...  anything to discredit a more holistic approach that may actually render our bodies in better condition and less apt to develop disease and thus not need their services and drugs.

I will not put anything in my body that I have not researched thoroughly.  I have been delving into the subject of bioidenticals ever since my friend introduced me to them.  Only now, after a year and a half of studying it, I finally delved my little pinkie into actually using them.

I have been using a bio-identical by the name of Pro-Gest.  It's a cream you apply on your skin.  I have only been using it for a few months and I have always taken very good care of myself, so I don't know that it's doing anything significant yet.  My friend has been on bio identicals for over two years now and she has improved her looks and inner stamina & energy levels significantly.  I have always had enormous energy, so I don't think I can notice a difference. 

Every woman in my family menopauses right around 60, so it's possible that I may not even need it (I'm in my forties).  I do intend to have my hormonal panels done.  I've already done it last year, but the doctor reading it was a standard doctor and simply told me I was in perfect shape.  That means nothing to me; I want to understand the specifics.  I am currently looking at practitioners who have experience in this. 

I would love to hear from others who are currently using bio identicals!

 

 

 

 

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Well, I have two sisters...ages 61 and 55...

...both look younger than Suzanne Somers and I can assure you not one of them has had plastic surgery or bio identicals.

Frankly, if Suzanne Somers looked younger than she does in the picture below, I might be a believer. Don't get me wrong, she looks great at 61 years of age, but if you take the tanning salon membership out of the equation, as well as replace the Three's Company 'Chrissy' hairdo (and coloring) with her natural brown hair(now gray, I'm sure), it would become quite evident that this woman has NOT discovered the Fountain of Youth.

Emmy Lou Harris, on the other hand, is the same age as Suzanne Somers and even flaunts her gray hair.

 

Emmylou wins this contest hands down.

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Mirela, as you may have already noticed, I have been seeing a Specialist for the last 5 months. His 'specialty'/expertise is hormones.  I have gone through many tests, and although I had some health issues he's finally put his finger on (he is the only one who dug deep enough to tell me that - no, it's not just in my head - )... he has not ruled out the possibility of hormone therapy (his way). I am going for more tests next week and we're redoing the thyroid test. He put me on thyroid medication and on Iodine.

In my family, unfortunately, menopause happens around 47-49.  I'm there.  I'm "peri", and I've had the hair loss and the weight gain and the sleepless nights, and everything else that goes with it.  I've been feeling crappy for over 2 years, along with the gastro-intestinal issues.

To make a long story short, he has recommended progesterone (cream) and we are going to look into other things after my tests next week.  (The women he's had on this for the last year or so all claim he's a miracle worker and they feel 10 years younger/better.)

This doctor actually believes in taking as few or as little "drugs" as possible.  He very much believes in vitamins and supplements and organic produce and and fish and vegetables, and no meat if possible, and more holistic approaches ...   He thinks we can heal ourselves through food and exercise and other natural things, moreso than with drugs.  I will wait to see what else he has to say, after the next batch of tests, and I will see where we go from there.

I'm not against doing something that will make me feel better.  I'm just not comfortable with things that have not been properly researched and things that we don't know clearly will not have negative effects on our health. 

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

Chris, I agree with you, as far as "Chrissy's" look.  I, quite frankly, don't want to look like that.

I like the more natural look.  I don't want to look 20, but I certainly don't want to look 65 either, at 50, when I get there.

I have never been able to sun tan (I crisp up and burn immediately), so I have great skin and I was told today I have no wrinkles, although I can find some myself. :) Anyway, all this to say that, the more a lover of the sun you are, the faster the wrinkles will come.  For me, it wasn't by choice, but I have been very well protected from the sun.  I do love the ocean, but I have to be fully covered when I'm out there (hat and long sleeves, most of the time). 

My concern is not so much for looks, but more for the way I feel, and how healthy my internal organs are, and how 'things' are all functioning internally.  How much energy I have and what I'm able to do and continue doing on my own, etc. 

I have been on my own since I was about 15, and I I grew up very fast.  I am now doing things I never did before, because I was never 'allowed to be a teenager".  I just want a few more years to find out what it was like to be a teenager, and enjoy life a little more.  Hopefully I have a few more years, and hopefully I will be able to take care of myself, without having to count on others. 
I want to be healthy, and have more energy.  That's not asking for much, is it? :)

(I want to travel to see my new friends in the United States ... I want to see the ocean with Mirela and Susan and Chris and Liz and Tamara, and Robert and George, etc. etc....) ... (I just want the strength, health and energy to do that.) :)

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

:) - You will find a way to do all of this, my friend. And it may be bio-identicals....I'm no doctor (or other harmone expert)

....you will just LOVE being a teenager (without pimples).  :)

 

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

LOL Chris, I forgot about that.... HOPEFULLY with no pimples. :)

And, by the way, I must be looking better, because someone made a pass at me and the guy I was with (the client) burst out laughing. LOL (they - he and the whistler - had a good chuckle while I turned beat read).  Made my day. LOL

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

You don't need anything "Luchi".  You look fabulous just the way you are.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

thank you, I will get the book. Does it involves husbands too? Otherwise it would be " Is it your dad?" story.

Posted by Iriana Shiyan, Atazum Seattle Real Estate Photography (Artazum, LLC) almost 11 years ago

LOL Irina.  Good point.  But I'm sure the husband won't mind being seen with a 'much younger' woman!!!??  :)

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

OK...a few more pics in honor of Emmylou...and I'll shut up!!!  :)

  

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Where is Sylvie? It's time, hon:  Sundays With Sylvie

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Chris, I'm here ... but no one else seems to be ... and Brad is not answering any of my emails (even the ones not about the chat room). :)

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Tomorrow is Canada Day (very much the equivalent of your 4th of July).  You may not 'see' me here ... I'll be partying hard (not)... and showing some properties and then probably going to watch some fireworks by the waterfront.... you are all welcome to join me. :)

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

Sylvie:  Have a wonderful Canada Day!

Chris:  I love the Emmylou pictures!  I met her in person when I was in my early twenties.  She was gorgeous then and she still is.   She is so natural and unrehearsed and she has such an ease about her.  She is remarkable and beautiful and ever so talented. 

George:  Thank you!  You're too sweet!

Sylvie:  I would be very careful with the Progesterone cream.  Just do the research on bio-identicals and see for yourself.  That's all I'm going to say about that.

As Sylvie, my main concern is the inner health.  My energy level is what I'm protecting most of all.  My health is everything!

Chris:  I will defend Suzanne.  I love that woman!  She is a survivor of survivors.  She has done so well for herself with the little that she had.  I am so impressed by her!  She beat cancer.  She raised her son very well as a single mom (I think).  She recovered from being an abused child.  She has built an empire.  She has been married to the same man for over 25 years.  She is an optimist, a survivor and a beautiful woman inside and out!  I love her!  She is a good role model for me. 

One more thing:  I still use the thigh master and butt master.  They work!

Suzanne, you rock!

Both of these women are remarkable.

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

I do not disagree with anything you mentioned.

 

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Chris, you passed up making a comment on the thigh master?  Are you ok?????

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) almost 11 years ago

Robert:  FUNNY! LOL

Chris:   If I look like Suzanne when I'm sixty plus, I'll be very happy!  If I attain even half of her success, I'll be ecstatic!  Thanks for letting me sing her praises! 

...And I'm with Robert:  you passed up making a comment on the thigh master?  Are you OK?

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

Chris passed up a thighmaster comment??? Chris--you OK???

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Tamara, he's MIA...

I think...

Glad to see you here!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) almost 11 years ago

It's been a really longgggg day!  I just left you a message on your latest post.  I don't think I'm going to last very long tonight.  The pine pollen and smoke are really getting to me and I spent a lot of time outside today--even though they recommend that we don't! 

Chris must have rolled it up early tonight.  He'd left me a note on one of my posts and I haven't heard back from him either.  It took me a really long time to write the other message.  I hope it comes across the way I intended it....

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Mirela, I'm spinning from all the information overload on bio-identicals, progesterone, pills for this, supplements for that, Omega3s for this, chromium for that, magnesium for something else, this organic food and this local whatever....

If only things were easier ...

Two things I know for sure ... I'm going to pay personal tax and I'm going to die.

Everything else can change every day, depending on research and opinions.
(Seems like the research and opinions on fibre are all good, so I'm going to take that) :)

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

Why Lunge When You Can Blast 'Em With The...

T    H    I    G    H    M    A    S    T    E    R

 C O M I N G   T O   A   B L O G   N E A R   Y O U !

(Summer of 2008)

 

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Chris--That's more what we'd expect!

Posted by Tamara Perlman (Referral Network Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Hello Tamara!

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

Hello? Anybody here?

Thought I would see what's happening in The Optimist this evening...

Posted by Chris Lambos (Poplar Hill Realty) almost 11 years ago

I've been using them for the last year and a half.  I'm very lucky.  I have an expert in the field right here in Scottsdale, Dr. Tutero from Sotto Pelle.  I'm only 49 and between my thyroid issues and all my other hormones going wonky, I finally feel somewhat human again.  None of the other things I tried worked as well as these do.

Posted by Kathy Anderson, Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale, Sun City Grand (HomeSmart) almost 11 years ago

Looks like a very popular discussion. I'm 44 and never used them. Should I?

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 1 year ago

I would also suggest not to look for magic and check what you eat and drink and how often you work out. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 1 year ago

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