"A few years back," Dr. Judi Goldstone reflected, "I realized I could barely get through a day of work without getting exhausted-- I was going through the change. I didn't want to go on synthetic hormones but those were the only options the gynecologist gave you at that time"
Educating herself about her options, Dr. Goldstone learned that Bioidentical Hormones were ideal for her needs. Bioidentical Hormones are hormones that are literally human identical, an exact copy of what naturally occurs in the body. Our bodies are equipped with the enzymes to break Bioidentical Hormones hormone down and metabolize them properly, while pharmaceutical hormones instead have extra molecules that can't be fully metabolized, often causing serious side effects. But utilizing the treatment presented a challenge. "They didn't teach Bioidentical Hormone treatment in medical school. Most practicing physicians are between the ages of forty and seventy and didn't learn about them. Also, the government is always trying to scare people by saying that they're not regulated, but they are. There is a pharmacy board. They want you to buy the pharmaceutical ones, the artificial hormones."
Dr. Goldstone realized that an unlikely opportunity was unfolding. "I could not find anybody to go to who would help me, most doctors would not work with Bioidentical Hormones. I hit the books to find out what to do and how to do this, took the classes, and applied it to myself."
"I found it a real and viable alternative, in fact it's a better alternative. It changed my life. I was fifty-nine years old telling my dad that I was opening a business. He said I should have been retiring, but I felt so good! The old fashioned thinking was, it was time to pack it in."
"I opened up my own practice, which is a huge amount of work-- but I have the energy and now I have the means to share this with people." Her own journey led Dr. Goldstone to become a successful entrepreneur in her golden years, helping like-minded individuals circumvent the side-effects of aging with a revolutionary approach to hormone therapy and wellness management.
Patients are drawn to her practice across a wide demographic of both men and women, for a variety of common reasons that plague us all at different stages of aging. "I see about seventy percent woman, and thirty men. There are getting to be more and more men, which is great. For men, it's treating loss of libido, low libido, poor recovery after working out, no energy during workouts, inability build muscle with the same routine they used to, tiredness and fatigue.Men are having low testosterone earlier due to many causes, among them, toxins in the environment."
"For women it's also libido and fatigue, as well as weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and more. I've had patient as low as age 27 up to 92, but mostly then tend to fall in their later thirties to seventies."
Bioidentical Hormone therapy, in addition to her common-sense preemptive approach to diet and lifestyle, gets undeniable results for her patients. "We look at nutrition and detoxification, stress management and exercise. It's an approach to help you age in optimal shape by balancing the body. I'd define it as advanced preventative medicine. Some people call it alternative medicine, which it really isn't. Basically, it's finding disease before it finds you, ageing in the best way you possibly can. It combines advanced medical knowledge with the latest cutting-edge medical detection, for a reversal in age-related decline. It's a lifestyle."
Judi Goldstone, M.D. is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (medically certified in the area of weight-loss, and a member of the AA of Bariatric Medicine.) She received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she graduated in the top third of her class. She is also a cum laude graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Goldstone has practiced weight loss and wellness medicine since 2001, and joined the American Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2005. Learn more at http://www.southerncaliforniacenterforantiaging.com/