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Calling all the women who think they're going insane!
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MEET THE FOUNDER OF WAKE HER UP
YOU'RE NOT CRAZY!
Hi, I'm Marcella Hill, 43 from Utah, author of Wake Her Up, CEO & founder of two global companies, mother of 4, & I credit my mom for teaching me how to share way too much information with strangers.
5 years ago I started feeling dead inside. No sex drive, and my body hurt all the time. I went to my Gynecologist and asked her to check my hormones. My blood work came back "normal".
Years later, I found Hormone Therapy.
It saved my life!
- I actually WANT to have sex
- My body doesn't ache
- I sleep ALL night
- Brain fog has lifted
- I have normal energy all day
- My legs don't itch anymore
I shared my story on TikTok and millions of women said they were experiencing all the same symptoms with no help from their doctors. None of us had known these were signs of Perimenopause.
I had NO IDEA that a majority of women feel dead inside. And when we tell our doctors about our perimenopause symptoms, this is what they are saying:
- You're just getting old
- Drink wine to get in the mood
- Lose weight
- You're too young
- Take an anti-depressant
THIS IS INSANE!
We deserve to feel good.
We deserve real answers.
Why aren't doctors helping?
After hearing thousands of your stories I got curious. Why aren't doctors helping? Why don't they seem to know about hormones?
My mom was on every menopause medication and not getting any relief. She asked her doctors what else they could do to help with her hormones. Her doctor said, "We don't learn about hormones in medical school."
I had to find out more, and fell down the rabbit hole to discover the devastating state of women's healthcare.
- Doctors don't learn about hormones
- The North American Medical Society provides the guidelines for menopause. The primary care for menopause favors Anti-Depressants and pain management.
- Viagra is readily available for men but the study is "unclear" if it is effective for women.
- Females were not legally required to be in clinical studies until the NIH Policy in 1993!
- The Women's Health Initiative shut down hormone therapy in 2002, based on a study that has since been determined FLAWED!
SO NOW WHAT!?
Things I've Learned:
What are hormones?
I never thought anything about hormones. I heard them referred to when speaking about teenage boys doing dumb things, "It's just their hormones." Or when a women was being hysterical. "She's so hormonal." But I didn't know what hormones actually were or what they did. - Marcella Hill
Hormones are chemicals that manage different functions in your body. Hormones send signals to your blood, organs, skin, muscles and other tissues to tell them what to do and when to do it. Hormones are essential for life and your health. Hormone Information Podcast
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)?
I didn't know anything about hormones until I went to a hormone specialist. I didn't know there was a difference between HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) and BHRT ( Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) - Marcella Hill
Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones naturally made by your body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) provides an alternative to hormones that are synthetic. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is made by compounding pharmacists in customized dosages based on the individual needs of the patient.
Available forms of Hormone Therapy:
Pellets (click to see procedure)
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
I didn't know my body aches and low libido could be caused by the same thing. I thought restless sleeping was due to a busy lifestyle. I had no idea that all my symptoms were all being caused by hormonal imbalance. - Marcella Hill
Loss of sexual desire
Feelings of Depression
Inability to Focus
Tired all the time
BHRT Benefits for Women
I didn't know what to expect. At minimum I hoped that I would have an increase in sex drive. I couldn't have known that it would change my entire life! - Marcella Hill
Reducing symptoms of menopause (hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, etc.)
Improving libido, sexual health, and sexual function
Boosting metabolism and energy levels
Encouraging fat burning and weight loss
Building healthy muscle mass
Enhancing mental focus and concentration
Supporting skin health
Creating better sleep
Reducing joint and bone pain
Achieving a more youthful appearance
Balancing mood and emotional health
Thank you to my provider AVANTI MEDICAL CENTER in Utah
How Fast does BHRT work?
I wish after my first treatment that it would've worked on the drive home. And I could've walked in the door and immediately wanted my partner. But, that's not how this works. - Marcella Hill
Most will notice a change after 3 months. It can take 6 months for full benefits to be noticeable.
Everyone will have their own journey. Give yourself time to figure out what feels optimal for you.
Marcella's personal timeline:
Day 2 - I slept through the whole night
That continued nightly
Day 8 - I noticed a generally happy energy throughout the entire day
Month 3 - I notice that my body aches had significantly diminished and I started running again!
I was feeling alive! But the sex drive hadn't quite kicked in.
Month 4 - Second treatment. Sex Drive kicks into overdrive! My body heats up when he walks in the room.
Month 5 - No more need for lube during intercourse.
Month 6- Just going into it, will keep you posted HERE
What are the side effects of BHRT?
I didn't think about this. I figured if I'm willing to put Diet Coke and Movie Theater Popcorn into my body with no hope that it will make me feel alive, then put this hope of a better existence IN ME RIGHT NOW. - Marcella Hill
Facial Hair - (I have an extra chin hair to pluck (worth shaving a beard to feel this good)
Water Retention - (I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar to help with water retention)
Weight Gain - (I've gained a few pounds, but now that my body doesn't hurt I can actually care for my body properly)
Does Hormone Therapy Cause Cancer?
I didn't know the enormous concern about cancer linked with hormone therapy. After speaking with several doctors and BHRT providers, it was still not clear as to where this belief came from.
This is the best I have seen it explained:
"It's hands down the biggest screw up
of the entire medical field in the last 25 years."
"I won't be able to think of a bigger act of incompetence
than what happened with the women's health initiative in the late 1990's"
- Dr. Peter Attia