July 17, 2019
Don’t Give Up: One Woman’s Journey to a Healthier, Happier Life
We know. It’s not easy.
Right about now is when those New Year’s resolutions tend to get tougher and tougher. In fact, according to an article in US News & World Report, 80 percent of those ‘I’m going to lose weight’ or ‘I’m going to eat healthier’ or ‘be more fit’ resolutions fall by the wayside by February.
There are many reasons why individuals don’t stick with their resolutions and we are leery of anyone trying to better themselves without the right approach.
As such, we recently posted The Top 5 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions and Diets Fail in which we talked about the right approach and the importance of looking to the past and examining what strategies and miscues held you back and why.
For many of our patients looking to getting fit and staying healthy, checking their hormone levels and possibly starting a regimen of pellet therapy is a sound first step.
Meet 35-year-old, EVEXIAS patient Stephanie Blackshear. To say Stephanie is busy may be viewed as an understatement by many. Mother of five children (6, 7, 14, 14 (Stephanie’s stepson) and 21). All the while working as a senior manager at a Fortune 500 company where she performs biannual audits with more than 4,000 vendors.
She was overweight and lethargic.
Stephanie was introduced to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) through her friend, EVEXIAS Nurse Practitioner Brandy Prince.
“As luck would have it, Brandy’s son and my son played on the same soccer team,” said Stephanie. “Brandy and I struck up a friendship, and I shared with her some of my challenges. Brandy told me about EVEXIAS, hormone therapy, the many successes she had seen including being pelleted herself, and I was inspired!”
BHRT is one of the most effective procedures available to deliver bio-identical hormones. Most patients experience superior results over traditional methods of hormone replacement therapy and find pellet therapy is much more convenient than applying transdermal patches, messy creams or remembering to take a pill every single day.
“I met Brandy weighing 215 pounds, with a known issue with my thyroid, called hypothyroidism,” Stephanie said. “I never knew it impacted my weight, but as soon as I received my first pellet and found my new energy, I have been moving strong with my fitness efforts!”
While many health care practitioners offer pellet therapy, we perform more pellet procedures than any other clinic in the United States and few specialize in this breakthrough treatment. Our patients benefit from our practitioners’ years of experience, as we know how to fine-tune hormone therapy for each patient’s individual health profile and goals.
In fact, our Founder Terri DeNeui, DNP, ACNP, APRN-BC, has personally trained hundreds of medical practitioners to administer pellet therapy and is known as a leading expert in the BHRT field.
“I learned about my hypothyroidism about six years ago after having my last child and it was really holding me back,” said Stephanie. “Since becoming a patient at EVEXIAS I have lost over 30 lbs. of fat and now have the energy to work out five times a week!”
Initially Stephanie did a 10-day cleanse to kick start her metabolism which she continued with EVEXIAS’ special meal plan. Stephanie is now a year and a half into the program and receives pellets every three to four months along with our slim shots.
Stephanie is now able to regularly juggle her work and home life balance with relative ease (okay, it depends on the day), and does not easily burn out. She wakes up every morning before work and does a one-hour boot camp. On top of that, Stephanie went back to school at Texas A&M Commerce where she completed a Master’s degree in December 2017.
“Working out is a lot easier now,” said Stephanie. “I finally feel healthy and energetic thanks to the pellets and would recommend that for anyone who is struggling to lose weight and get healthy because of lack of energy, get your levels checked. I’m so glad I chose to do something about my life and become more healthy and energetic. I love EVEXIAS and the pellet treatments and would recommend it to everyone!”
If you are interested in learning more about our treatments please give us a call or submit a request online to make an appointment to see an experienced EVEXIAS professional and change your life for the better!