By Judy Piersall

I get asked frequently, “Since you don’t use pharmaceuticals, what do you use?” I write a lot about options, so this article will focus on some of those. I’m not going to disclose how much I use of each product; most likely, my doses wouldn’t be the same as yours. Likewise, you may not even need the same products. That is a discussion you should have with your physician; hopefully you have a good integrative one. 


For hormone replacement, I use estradiol, testosterone and progesterone. All are bio-identical. The estradiol and testosterone are doses in subcutaneous pellets that must be administered by a physician. Progesterone is in pill form formulated at a compounding pharmacy by prescription. It’s very important if you’re taking estrogen that you also take an estrogen blocker, such as DIM. 



For Heart Health: 

■ Jarrow Formulas Pantethine 

■ Yes Ultimate EFAs 

■ MRM Complete Vitamin E 

■ Plasmanex 1 

■ Neo40 nitric oxide lozenges 

■ My wonder supplement for joints is DaVinci Labs Effervescent Magnesium Citrate Powder. Taken at bedtime, it also promotes sleep. 

For Inflammation: 

■ Longvida Optimized Curcumin is my go-to product. 

For Overall Health: 

■ Vitamin D3 

■ BenaGene 

■ Multi Vitamin 

■ Life Extension Optimized Resveratrol 

To some, it probably seems like a lot to take. It’s simply a lifestyle and a daily habit. It’s really not too much or that hard to do. And it beats drugs any day. Remember, this is what I take based on what my bloodwork shows I need. It’s very individualized. You can research all of these products online. I order from Amazon. 

Now off to Alabama I go. But not to watch my beloved Crimson Tide play. My oldest daughter is getting married, which is way more exciting than even Bama football! 

Until next time, here’s to healthy living, and remember… 

“You always have choices.” 

The information in this article is intended solely as a sharing of information and knowledge based on real life experience. It is not a substitute for professional care, but a complement to it. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem; always consult your healthcare provider relating to any suspected health issues you may have.