|Jennifer Lehto RN CPMHN(C)|
I have been a exuberant, very vocal advocate for biomimetic hormone restoration and extremely satisfied user of The Wiley Protocol since February 2009. Now at 53.8 chronological years and compliant with twice daily application for 22 months I believe the Protocol has been the major factor in 'youthenizing' me. I am well on my way to living this life rectangularly versus triangularly. ( Take a moment and picture the symbols in your mind.:)) I have been amazed by the transformation both from subjective and objective views.
During the fall 2008, I began experiencing extreme brain fog especially at work. It was also noted by others. That was combined with increasing episodes of urinary incontinence when running or jumping. I knew then that even with all my healthy living practices, I had entered the downward chute and my minor sex hormones were depleting rapidly. In retrospect, I had many other perimenopausal signs and symptoms for up to 10 years but they were not as bothersome.
I knew I didn't want the standard of care which was Premarin and Progestin but I had a knowledge deficit of what else I could use or ask my physician to prescribe. Over the fall months I researched much of studies and commentaries from Europe as I felt that the use in their practices of a combination of pharmaceuticals, homeopathics, compounded medicines, and nutraceuticals were more widely accepted than in Canada and the USA. It was only in December 2008 that in lamenting to a friend where was I to obtain european hormone regimes in North America , she mentioned the book 'Ageless'. I balked at first when told the author was Suzanne Somers but read it and then 'Sex, Lies and Menopause' by T.S. Wiley. I believed before reading these two books that hormones needed to be properly restored in a rhythmic/cyclic manner and not statically for optimum benefit. Now I knew what was available and I wanted it! Because there was no physician in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada who even had any knowledge of The Wiley Protocol, I decided to see a California doctor during a planned trip to a conference in January 2009.
Dr Gregory Wolf was wonderful in getting me started and following my progress. I had another in person appointment again with him in January 2010 and have communicated with him at other times via telephone and email.
The esthetic benefits have been nice but to others I looked good and healthy before I began the Protocol. What I am more enthusiastic about (and of course, tell everyone) are the results of the laboratory panels and the breast and uterus/abdominal ultrasounds. Without going into a lot of detail, my 10 year history of cysts in my breasts and fibroids/ endometriosis in my uterus/abdomen disappeared and these results were confirmed by ultrasound 8 months after beginning the Protocol! There have been so many other improvements in my total body health and well-being.
Thumbs up to T.S. Wiley for a hormone restorative protocol as it should be!