I am convinced that many of the ills women faced are because our hormones go out of whack. January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Did you know women are more likely to have thyroid disease than men? And most individuals are unaware they have thyroid disease. That’s because the many symptoms of a thyroid imbalance are often attributed to another condition, like menopause. As a result, nearly half the people with thyroid disease are not diagnosed, or misdiagnosed. Source: The American Thyroid Association  www.thyroid.org

On January 17th my guest is Dr. Prudence Hall, who specializes in regenerative medicine. Many of Dr. Hall’s patients come to her at The Hall Center in Southern California when they’ve just about given up. They are suffering from fatigue, mental fog, depleted energy, low libido, dry skin, depression and an overall malaise that no other doctors have been able to pinpoint. They’ve been prescribed pills that provide short term panaceas but no long-term changes.

Dr Hall’s approach addresses rebalancing your hormones through diet, lifestyle and prescribed “bioidentical” hormones. “What,” you may ask, “are bioidentical hormones, and are they safe?” Well, first, they are quite different from “synthetic hormones.” And after reading Dr. Hall’s book, “Radiant Again & Forever,” I get the message and the Big Picture.

Dr. Hall has a large following among women of all ages and especially those experiencing peri- menopause and menopause.  Suzanne Somers is a huge fan. So is Cindy Crawford. And you know how Fabulous they look!

Curious? Tune in Jan 17, 12 noon EST on W4WN- The Women 4 Women Network. Or listen to the podcast on iHeart.com. If you have questions for Dr. Hall send them my way: melanie@melanieyoung.com or Facebook.com/fearlessfabulousmelanie

From Fearless Fabulous You January 10th:

Listen to my show last week with Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West, whose 1991 documentary “War Zone” addresses sexual harassment in public. Maggie discusses her latest movie, “Sick to Death” (sick2death.com) which addresses her lifelong struggle with thyroid disease which included seeing multiple doctors, misdiagnosis and undertreatment. According to the American Thyroid Association more than 12% of the U.S. population, and 1 in 8 women, will develop some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60% are unaware of their condition.

Link. Or cut and paste: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/209-Fearless-Fabulous-You-27073519/episode/maggie-hadleigh-west-sick-to-death-28822657/