Both Broad Z and I are Baby Boomers, but FIRST we are women. As vibrant women, we join with our readers in maximizing our health and our looks and we are always on the lookout for new ways of feeling and looking our best.
About a month ago, Z and I did an article on bioidentical hormones. I have been using bioidentical hormones for two years now, and my energy levels and that certain glow of the face show that they work – for me. I am not an expert, but both Z and I do our research. For the millions of women of our certain age, I don’t believe that it is vanity that drives us. We are competing in a world that makes women over the age of 40 invisible. We are working in an arena where our college degrees and achievements bow down to appearance. And I believe to honor ourselves, we MUST keep informed of how to feel and look our best.
Z knows that vanity is not in my nature. Honestly, readers, Z had to show me how to wear makeup, she drove me to her hairdresser, and she made me aware of healthy living. That’s what Best Buds do. I grew up without a mom, so I had to learn these things (you do NOT want to be privy to some of our conversations…Z, how do I get my hair to shine?).
Ok, I suppose I am sitting on my soapbox here, but it’s a confusing world out there. What is the truth about hormones? Do we really NEED testosterone? Is HGH a new way to reverse aging?
In his new book, Anti-Aging Cures, Dr. Forsythe presents a controversial look at the FDA and the large pharmaceutical companies that he claims are warring against natural supplements and natural products. Since the advent of penicillin, which presented as a “natural substance”, to the WW II sublimation of the government requiring penicillin to be manufacturde by the BIG Pharm companies without allowing them to patent the drug, to the war of “cousin” antibiotics, we have come to see the advent of pills that cost so much that we cannot afford to be healthy. In opposition, allopathic medicines, and alternative supplementation (vitamins, hormones etc.) have appeared on our horizon as another way to health. What’s the deal here?
Dr. Forsythe, the Nevada medical oncologist and one of the world’s leading anti-aging experts, reveals his truths about how to slow and reverse the aging process. He states that the key to youth, good health and vitality as we age comes from our body’s master hormone, human growth hormone (HGH). He documents the loss of body fat mass, improved skin texture and tone, improved bone density, improved libido and sleep quality and much more from the use of safe natural biostimulators.
This book reads like a novel. As Dr. Forsythe explores the ways to explore alternative methods, he documents his own war with the government when the government arrested him for legal “off label” use of HGH for aging clients. (He was subsequently acquitted). If you read Life Extension Magazine, you have already been introduced to their vision of the force of the Big Pharm lobbyists, the government’s fear of the loss of Medicare and Social Security if our aging generation lives longer, etc.
This book creates its own maelstrom of fact and is of great interest to those of us who are in the “drug pocket,” where Medicare will not pay for drugs that our doctors have stated are necessary to keep down our blood pressure, to help us lower our cholesterol, to keep those with depression and bipolar and other medical issues on a downward spiral.
I could not put it down. If we do not inform ourselves of our rights to the best health and lifestyle possible, we fall into the role of victim. I believe this is an important volume, and whether you agree or not, I suggest that you read it. I don’t have the answers, nor do I know the “real” story, if there is a “real” story. I do know that pharmaceutical companies are the money barons of our time. They also do much good. Dr. Forsythe steps into the periphery of this “war” of facts, natural versus pill, and I appreciated his insight. Do I know the answers? Absolutely not. I can tell you that I use alternative, natural medicines, and have no idea if they are safe or not. You have to do your own research here, and make your own decisions. Many believe that the FDA is outdated and based on the profits of the political leanings of the money machines – the Big Pharm companies. I believe this is not a black and white issue, and that anti-aging is a new and exciting realm in our world today. What are the answers? You have to make your own.
That said, whether I agree or disagree, this is an exciting book and compelled me to read more and do more research to enhance my OWN health. And I believe, that is what a good book should do.
Anti-Aging Cures: Life Changing Secrets to Reverse the Effects of Aging is available for purchase at bookstores and online.
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Review by Broad “A” – Ava
We received a copy of this title for our book review. All opinions are our own.