Hormones in Harmony

Living abundant joy through bio-psycho-spiritual balancing

Location: Ojai, California, United States

Welcome to Hormones in Harmony where I shall share pearls of wisdom gathered over two decades of consulting with the hormonally challenged. As a holistic nurse practitioner specializing in neuro-immune-endocrinology, I have merged my western education with eastern philosophies, but the key to being a successful healer is to embody physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. At 54, married for 32 years with two grown children, I strive to keep my Hormones in Harmony with a positive attitude, a loving environment, and faithful consumption of Genesis Gold.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Hello, my Hormonally Challenged friends!

It seems that some of you are getting the connection between the hormones and health.

I recently received an email from a reader. She wrote: “I have read several of your articles and was impressed with your improvement in heath with whatever you found to drink…” after explaining a myriad of symptoms she suffered, including imbalances in: “circadian rhythm, mood, appetite, thirst, fluid balance, sleep…, pain control, and much more” all under the orchestration of the hypothalamus, she asked “So, do you think a nutrition drink could activate the hypothalamus?”


I believe that if you feed the body what it needs to heal, it will heal. Since the hypothalamus controls the hormones, neurotransmitters, immune factors as well as all the basic aspects of life, supporting the hypothalamus is key to health.

She was very interested to know what was the nutritional formula I was referring to in my articles and when I explained it was my own formulation—Genesis Gold®—she wanted to know what personal health experiences influenced me to develop a nutritional hypothalamic support and what were my spiritual beliefs.

So I shared my story with her and now with you, dear readers:

“My story begins with the birth of my first child. In January 1984, I had a dream that I was to bear a blond baby boy. I'm Italian, my husband Greek. Blond is not in our genes, but that's what I saw. In spite of amenorrhea due to a 9 year eating disorder, I conceived. The pregnancy was great, but I never "showed". I developed HEELP syndrome years before it was recognized as such and my baby was born at UCLA, ten weeks premature 2# 7oz with ambiguous genitalia. It took ten days for the chromosome studies to come back and the docs to tell me what I already knew. My baby was an XY female. We were advised by the top pediatric endocrinologists on both the west and east coasts to raise our child as a girl. I strongly disagreed. My intuition told me that the high level of androgens my baby's brain had been exposed to in its attempt to overcome the androgen insensitivity affected development.

So we raised our child as a boy, found a pediatric urologist to perform the necessary corrective surgeries, and I went back to grad school. I became a family nurse practitioner and learned everything I could inside and outside of traditional medicine to guide my son through the medical maze. In the 90's documentaries were aired on children like my son, all raised as girls, all psychologically confused by the time they reached young adulthood. Research now shows I was right. If I would have listened to the medical experts instead of my intuitive guidance which at the time felt very divinely given, what harm would my child have suffered?

Overtime I became an expert in hormones and their effect on behavior. In 1997, I went out on my own to practice holistic family medicine. I started to see the most challenging cases related to neuro-immune-endocrinology. I searched for a single nutritional supplement to treat what I believed was the root cause---a dysfunctional hypothalamus...That is when I had the dreams that became Genesis Gold®.

As for my health, I too was hormonally challenged. My bulimia and obsessive exercise kept my body fat so low that at 37 I still had no menstrual cycles without using exogenous hormones. I used bio-identical botanically derived estrogen and progesterone with great results, but once I began researching the Genesis Gold® prototype in 2000, I took myself off everything---hormones and supplements---and joined my 50 plus research subjects. Within two months, I had gained five pounds, my hair and skin improved in texture and moisture, and I got my first un-induced menses. I've had normal cycles ever since and I am aging very slowly compared to my younger sisters—same genetics, the only difference, I’m taking Genesis Gold®.

Truth be told, I have had few patients who have not benefited from consuming Genesis Gold®. I have treated panpituitury syndrome, multiple endocrine disorders, neurological disorders and immune disorders over the past five years since Genesis Gold® has been available and the majority of my patients have been able to get off their other supplements, hormone replacement therapies, and medications. I believe if you feed the body what it needs, it will heal. Genesis Gold® and Sacred Seven™ amino acids were specifically developed to support optimal hypothalamic function.

With surgically induced hypothalamic failure, I believe it will take time to heal. I find as many months as years of dis-ease to build a foundation of healing. I would suspect you would notice improvement in the first month, but complete healing will take time.

As to my spiritual beliefs. I am not religious...I do not follow any particular dogma. I am very spiritual, intimately connected to this earth and its inhabitants. I respect all belief systems and have studied many finding pearls of truth in each. In 2003, after much pressure from colleagues and patients to share my healing lore, I struggled to organize all the content I had collected over the years. So I prayed for what it was I should write. My debut novel, LoveDance came to me in dreams and visions and I wrote prolifically for eight months. Readers report amazing healings while reading LoveDance, which has woven into the fabric of the story my beliefs about healing, how every dis-ease has a spiritual root and thus a lesson and yes, even a gift for those willing to open and receive.

Now I am busy doing healing work with patients who seek my intuitive integrative approach. I am speaking to the public and teaching my colleagues about the unique model I have developed in 20 years of treating the hormonally challenged. My healing vibration is within the book and my nutritional products. I feed Genesis Gold® to my animals who outlive their natural life spans and many of my patients have used Genesis Gold® with their pets as well. No belief systems there, just healing. I have had infertile patients conceive while taking Genesis Gold®. I've treated Reyes syndrome as well as multiple autistic and learning disabled children using Genesis Gold® as their foundational support. As you can testify, the hypothalamus affects so much of our existence. Treating the maestro of the orchestra of ligands produced by the neuro-immune-endocrine system so that the "hormones" can sing harmoniously to the DNA and the DNA can dance beautifully is the secret to health and happiness.

While I researched each and every ingredient, I did not adulterate the formula that came in my dreams. It was given to me for a reason and the universe saw fit to provide the resources to allow me to get it into the world. It has been a lovely synchronicity of events that led to the birth of Genesis Gold® from the gift of my hormonally challenged son to meeting you, dear reader.



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