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Suzanne Somers Says She 'Loves Aging' with Hormone Therapy

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By    |   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 12:27 PM

Stunning TV star and health promoter Suzanne Somers still turns heads wherever she goes. She holds onto her youthful beauty and enthusiasm at age 68, thanks to hormone therapy.

"I think it's the new way to age," she announced on her website, praising bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). "Thanks to BHRT I enjoy robust health, balanced hormones, strong bones, and the energy of someone half my age."

In her book, "I'm Too Young For This! — The Natural Hormone Solution to Enjoy Perimenopause," Somers revealed how her aging transition began at about age 35.

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"Mood swings, PMS, plus annoying weight gain. I didn't know that these symptoms were simply a prelude to other changes I was about to experience."

She added, "No one warned me I was about to lose 'me!'"

Doctors prescribed antidepressants, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety meds. "I didn't want their drugs! There had to be another way."

Somers found the answer through hormone therapy. She has since survived breast cancer and is as lovely as she was when she was a worldwide sensation on "Three's Company" decades ago.

"I'm going to live to be 110 years old!" she told Closer Weekly. "I'm now healthier than ever."

Somers has long been a fitness proponent as the spokeswoman for ThighMaster and author of books on diet and wellness. She continues her healthy lifestyle today by growing her own organic vegetables, doing yoga three times a week and exercising on an elliptical and thigh trainer. And, yes, she still uses the ThighMaster.

Married to Alan Hamel for 30 years, Somers maintains that keeping the romance and sex alive is a key to a successful marriage. Wisdom, however, is an important "gift of aging" and provided her with the knowledge to take care of herself with the help of bioidentical hormones in supplements.

Women lose 90 percent of their hormones during a two-year period, she told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."They need to balance their major and minor hormones.

Major hormones include insulin, thyroid and adrenal hormones while minor hormones include testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. When women start losing their minor hormones in their 30s, 40s or 50s, it affects the major hormones. Insulin levels, for example, might increase.

But Somers pointed out, "it's all fixable," thanks to hormone therapy. The past 20 years have helped her realize she restored what had been lost because of bioidentical hormones.

When that hormonal balance comes back, "you get your sex drive back, your hair gets thick and more lustrous." Your "quality of life" returns for the second half of your life, she explained.

This article is for information only and is not intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your specific health and medical needs.

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