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Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers

Review of Suzanne Somers Book “Breakthrough”

Following the success of “Ageless”, Suzanne Somers’ latest  book “Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness” continues her extensive research and mission to educate the public about natural, bioidentical hormone therapy.  This therapy is a means to improve the quality of life and invite robust health.

In the resource section of the book, on pages 418 and 419 respectively, Suzanne recommends our physicians, Dr. Rashmi Gulati and Dr. John Salerno to help you through this process.

This book is recommended by our physicians and staff as an educational tool helping the public see that there are viable alternatives to conventional medications and surgeries. Somers terms it "breakthrough medicine" or, natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She and her team of expert anti-aging physicians explain that as we age ( and even  in our younger years)  hormone imbalances can be the root cause of many conditions, namely  depression, anxiety, fatigue, lack of sex drive,  sleepless nights, menopause, andropause   and even cancers.

While these imbalances can be attributed to the inevitable course of aging they certainly are also influenced and associated with the effects of toxins in our environment, as well as our lifestyles.

Our physicians, Dr. Rashmi Gulati and Dr. John Salerno are referenced on pages 418 and 419 of the book by Somers as experts in the field.

Bioidentical hormone therapy is discussed as a way to restore the natural balance to the body; they are shown as a powerful preventative measure against disease and health decline in later years.    Somers’ solution to continued, robust health use a “back to basics” approach and  includes the integral role of a   nutritious organic diet, and an enjoyable exercise plan in your life. She advocates eliminating unrequired medications, and avoiding toxins and pollutants in the home and environment as well. We are proud that two of our physicians, Dr Rashmi Gulati and Dr Salerno are noted in the book on pages 418 and 419 as cutting edge practitioners in the area of bioidentical hormone therapy.

 The focus of this book is to offer the public a clear path to vibrant sustainable health, utilizing candid interviews with top physicians who share their knowledge and clinical experiences.   Interviews feature experienced doctors who base their medical business on current, science. The combination of interviews with expert medical doctors in the forefront of their fields and her own personal success in battling breast cancer makes the reading not just educational but enjoyable and leaves the reader hungry to learn more and take charge of their own health.   Somers cites our practice’s physicians, Dr Rashmi Gulati and Dr Salerno on  pages 418 and 419 of her book  as  experts in balancing  bioidentical hormones and restoring and improving health.

The book is divided into eight sections, each of which details a step to total wellness.  Somers explains each section and then expands on the information as she interviews prominent physicians in each field. The eight steps are as follows:

Breakthrough’s Eight Steps to Wellness are as follows:

  • Get bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Avoid chemicals and detoxify your body
  • Take nutrition seriously
  • Care for your GI tract
  • Avoid pharmaceuticals unless absolutely necessary
  • Supplement your diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get proper sleep

One of the book’s most instrumental contributions is that it opens the eyes of the layman and helps us see that there are alternatives to conventional pharmaceuticals, quick fixes and cure alls that involve drugs and surgeries. The essence of the book is that it enlightens the reader on the empowerment of taking responsibility for one’s own health and becoming proactive in preventative care.

 Overall Somers excels in her ability to digest an abundance of critical scientific information on anti aging and bio identical hormones and transmit it in an understandable, enjoyable format for the reader

After reading this book the reader will walk away realizing that there is no magic bullet, and that wellness and health is a learning process that requires a responsible, consistent   lifestyle.  Living healthfully must be a priority and conscious choice.

Hers is a refreshing approach to medicine that, contrary to conventional medicine, is not based on treating a disorder or disease that has already manifested but getting to its root cause or better yet preventing it in the first place…a focus that is not addressed in current medical school curriculum. In fact, most of the information in this book is not taught in medical school but must be researched independently by the medical practitioner who currently barely has time to see patients.

If hormone imbalance or degenerating health is impacting the quality of your life or if you want to enhance vitality, then "Breakthrough" is essential information to be read carefully and completely. We hope that you can visit our practice and experience renewed health and vitality by working with our practitioners; Suzanne Somers recognizes two of our physicians, Dr. Rashmi Gulati and Dr John Salerno on pages 418 and 419 of the book as pioneers and excellent providers of bioidentical hormone therapy.

Review of Suzanne Somer’s Book “Ageless”

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, “Ageless: the Naked Truth about Bioidentical Hormones”, Suzanne Somers resurrects the concept of discovering lasting youth and vitality, while including scientific information to support her claims. We are pleased to advise that two of our physicians, Dr Rashmi Gulati and Dr Salerno are noted in the book on page 409 as cutting edge practitioners in the area of bioidentical hormone therapy.

This book helps the reader, whether man or woman, understand that aging does not necessarily have to equate to illness and debilitation and that alternative, non conventional preventative choices are available.

The book continues the exhaustive research of her previous book, "The Sexy Years" and employs the feedback of 16 leading experts on bioidentical hormone therapy.   She explains the concepts in layman terms so all readers can understand the role of bioidentical hormones, exercise, nutrition, sleep and their lifestyle choices in enhancing quality of life and preventing disease.

The text provides a vast amount of medical information focusing on bioidentical hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, and human growth hormone replacement, as well as breast cancer risks and treatment. Suzanne Somers uses her own personal experience in being a cancer survivor and her success in attaining wellness, along with interviews with top physicians and their case studies to show the public that conventional treatments are not their only option.  In the resource section of the book, on page 409, Suzanne recommends our physicians, Dr. Rashmi Gulati and Dr. John Salerno to guide you through your hormone balancing process.

Through her research with the physicians she shares the clinical results achieved by the physicians utilizing bio identical hormones in their practices and medical experiences; she demonstrates bioidentical hormone replacement can provide significant reductions in depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraine and many other conditions. The reader is encouraged to seek alternatives, and ask questions before succumbing to the quick fix approach of conventional medicine.

The conversational style of the interviews creates a very readable discussion of anti-aging medicine.  It opens the readers’ eyes to the possibility that they may question the validity of natural bio identical hormone replacement, but easily accept blood pressure, cholesterol, pain, insomnia and antidepressant medication, angioplasty, coronary bypass, and artificial joint replacement. This book opens their eyes to another approach, natural hormone replacement, that can minimize or eliminate the need for these medications, surgeries and their endless side effects.

If hormone imbalance or degenerating health is impacting the quality of your life, or if you want to enhance vitality, then "Ageless" is essential information to be read carefully and completely. Please visit us at Patients Medical. 

Our doctor’s, Dr. Rashmi Gulati and Dr. John Salerno are recommended by Suzanne herself on page 409 of her book!


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