August Health Goal – Update to July

  1. Gena says:

    I am SO happy you finally got some answers!! I, too, am on a LONG waitlist to see a functional medicine doctor. Good luck on your journey. I will definitely be looking into Metabolic Research Centers.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      I am still on the list because I want to make sure everything else is running correctly… But seriously. This opened my eyes to many answers I’ve been asking for a long time.

  2. Rebeca says:

    Wow I am soooo pleased you are finding answers !!! What a relief to know you were not going crazy ! ????????. And thank you for sharing !

  3. Beth says:

    Hi I am so happy that you have found what was “off”. Are you currently taking progesterone or any other hormone replacement therapy? The reason I ask is I am post menopausal and I am currently taking progesterone estrogen and testosterone. It’s made a huge difference in how I feel.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      I am not. Supposedly, I haven’t even begun menopause… even though I have hot flashes and my hormones are all over the place. I even stopped having a period for 6 months and it came back.

  4. Salli James says:

    I am thrilled for you!!! I have one suggestion that many have learned the hard way. Keep the cream away from IVY. Hands, arms and clothing that touch the cream can’t touch Ivy! If she shows any signs of bleeding or bladder infection etc, tell the vet about the cream.

    Sweet blessings to you.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Oh thank you so much for telling me this. I will for sure make sure to watch that.

  5. Ann McFarland says:

    I’m sooo happy for you my sweet friend!! You are right I just asked for my levels to be checked he came back and said;, “Your estrogen is below 10”. I’m like… mmmk and my test my progesterone my cortisol??? He didn’t even test any???? Then proceeded with; “ Due to your mom dying at 47 & your grandma at 50 from Breast Cancer, I cant give you anything “. I’m bawling too???????????? I am sooo happy you are finally getting help with all the shit we endure!! I’m still on my path, but ima find someone somewhere somehow- Stay well.. You know this is the time of year when we get allergies, snotty, sore throat & as my hubby says, LAUGH LIKE PRECIOUS THE DOG ????????????????❤️♥️❤️ Sending hugs to you two crazies!!
    Ann M

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      hahahahahaa Yep… I’ve actually got the creeping crud as we speak. I’ve been coughing and snotting around the last three days. And I really hope you find out the issues. It is so frustrating. I totally understand.

    • Susan says:

      I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom and Grandmother. I can’t take anything either but it’s not for family history it’s from an episode I had when I was 50 and still taking the pill for hormone reasons. It’s tough to be turned down for treatment especially when then treatment could harm you so you have no options. I hope we both find something to help. ????

  6. April Johnson says:

    I am SO happy for you Danelle!! I remember the feeling of relief when I was finally given answers instead of ‘there is NOTHING wrong with you”!! My results have been through a functional Dr & she has done many of the things you describe. However, the MRC seems to have gone even a bit further & how wonderful!! Please keep the health updates coming!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Thank you so much. Honestly…. I feel a big sense of relief knowing. I have sworn for 6 months and hearing “normal” just got me so frustrated.

  7. Lori S. says:

    That’s awesome. Some of the things you mentioned, that are out of whack, are mentioned by Dr. Lara Briden. I began following her Instagram account, @larabriden, for my daughter, who is 22, and started having some issues. But her info, and naturopathic approach, gave me a lot of interesting info, that as a woman (of any age) would have been, or will be, good to know. I’m 52, and she has some perimenopause/menopause info that I hope will help me, as well.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Thank you. I feel so much better knowing that I really have been doing the right things… my body isn’t possible to respond like this.

  8. Jenny Terrell says:

    Thank you for your honest discussion around this topic. I’m 58 and until around the age of 52, I was 40 lbs lighter. I’ve been trim for the most part, until menapause. I too knew something was wrong. I was chkd and I have hypothyroid. I was sure once I started my thyroid meds, weight would fall off. Not so. It’s been a battle. I’ve been embarrassed, so embarrassed, that I am one of those older women who gain weight and never loses cz of aging. I really am pretty vain. There’s nothing that gets me in a worse mood than my clothes too tight. Well, finally in the last 4 months, I’ve started losing. I’m finally seeing some gain. I mean loss. ????. I’ve lost 15 lbs in 4 months and it really is all relative cz I’m thrilled—30 years ago, I would have lost 15 lbs in a couple of weeks. My husband and I make a gallon drink of lemon, garlic and water and drink it every morning. It’s helps in my weight loss. I just know it. I’ve said often, I’ll blame 15 lbs on my own eating mistakes but the rest, not my fault! ????. I’m going to chk our the place that is helping you. All the best, Danelle and Deb. Ly

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Bless your heart. Thanks so much. It’s all such a struggle. I’m so glad you are seeing results with what you are doing.

  9. Judith says:

    Oh that’s all great news!!! But most importantly, can ya drink????? Such a relief when we get answers and I hope you continue to have success dialing it all in!

  10. Laurie says:

    I, too, have seen their ads on Instagram and wondered if it was for real!! So glad you posted this as I will give them a call ASAP!!
    I’m glad you found out that there IS something wrong and you’ve had success with the new plan!!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Please keep me posted. Honestly… I have never felt so understood. I knew something had to be wrong.

  11. Sherry says:

    An important message—pay attention to toue body, and keep plugging away until you find someone to listen and help. Hopefully, this will get you on track! Keep us posted!

  12. Vicki says:

    Hiya, so are you taking bio identical hormones?

  13. Mary S says:

    Sure hope this works for you! I sooo agree with your assessment….everyone’s body works just a little different! We are all unique!
    Keto worked for me but I was not strict keto and boy did I hear about that ???? And then I have other people telling me it’s bad. Whatever, I lost and now I’m doing low carb and maintaining!
    Hope you continue to see results and feel better!!!!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Thanks so much. This all goes to prove that everyone single one of us is different and we all respond differently to each diet and lifestyle. Good luck to you!

  14. Karen says:

    We are in the same boat! I just turned 53 and still haven’t fully entered menopause yet ~ but I’m trying…..I wanted to address Keto. I did it last year faithfully for 54 weeks. No cheats, no fat bombs and no bullet proof coffees. Ugh ~ I lost 21lbs the first 4 months and then NOT A SINGLE pound in the next 8 months! I still had 50lbs to go. Friends were blowing past me with their weight loss. After speaking with JJ Virgin I found out that Keto is extremely stressful on the body and since I was already having body stress due to starting menopause it was the reason Keto did not work for me. It did raise my T3 through the roof (no previous issues). I’m waiting to see how this works for you. Obviously you are in stress mode also. Menopause is a huge transition.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Yes, it sure is. Good luck to you. I swear we are all different and what works for some, doesn’t work for others. Why can’t it all be easy? LOL

  15. Darleene says:

    Sounds like you’re on track to getting results.. I have been following you for some time now and every day you make me laugh. I am 68 years and fight the weight gain all the time. For years I was a light weight, cigs and coffee was my menu. Been smoke free for 25 years now and went through menopause without killing anyone and made it to retirement. So now I weigh 162 and slowly, slowly back on track of walking, have one cup of coffee and usually one meal a day. Maybe I’ll reach my goal of 145 when I’m 80???? Loving my life and myself more each day. Good luck. I think you look fantastic and not a day over 40 ????

  16. Rhonda Sharkey says:

    Kaup pharmacy has a pharmacist named Sue, or did unless she retired, that should have been a Dr. She told me these things years ago. I had saliva tests and had bio identical hormones. It works

  17. Tara says:

    I’m so happy for you, Danelle! I’ve noticed your skin is GLOWING and you look like you feel better so I was waiting here (dying to know!!), because I’m 47 and feel so frustrated as well! Working out like a dog, eating like no sugar no drinking (I know!!) and I lost 3 pounds. In 6 months. ???? Endocrinologist says I’m “normal” but I’ve gained 35 pounds here since I turned 40. Supposedly I have PCOS since turning 40, so they’re happy to put me on metphormine and spiranolactone, but that doesn’t seem to have made any difference and I honestly hate that I’m now an old lady on pills. Anyhoo, I called and made an appointment to go in where I live in Boise next week!! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us strangers and best wishes on your journey! Cheers!???????? ????????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Thank you so much. And please keep me posted. It is just so frustrating when you know you are working hard and eating healthy to see no results. Keep me posted.

  18. Kim Moore says:

    So glad you got some answers, I have an appointment with my medical functional doctor this month, I’m going to ask about testing my saliva for cortisol levels!!! Thank you!!!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      I’m so glad, too. This has been a long ride. Six months of little to no results has been so frustrating.

  19. Lee Ann says:

    So, did you stop taking black cohash? I had a hysterectomy and kept my ovaries, and then had a growth on my ovaries and had to have those removed. I am miserable with surgically induced menopause symptoms. I am using a patch because I couldn’t function. I am trying to wean myself off the patch now. But, my weight gain is very disturbing. All in my belly area. I feel like you, nothing is working! Are you only doing the MRC and your gym workout.?

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Yes… I am still working out and going to the MRC. With all of the supplements, I have almost weaned off of primrose oil and black cohosh. I haven’t been having them as bad.

  20. Susan says:

    I’m so happy for you! I hope you get all the results you’re hoping for! Is your energy any better? ????

  21. Kim says:

    So happy for you! ????You knew something was off and it was!! So great to be in tune with our bodies. I did the saliva test twice with my functional Practitioner…it’s such a good one! My endocrinologist never even suggested this test. I have found it really helpful to have a team of resources you trust working with you. I still need my endo but really find it beneficial to have a functional, integrative health practitioner as well, each one does testing but they look at our health differently.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Yes, I did…. it’s amazing how once you find the right person, things start working.

  22. Angie Hull says:

    I follow on instagram. Bigtears in my eyes as i read this.This is ME, RIGHT NOW!!!! The last 2 years, labs normal etc.etc. identical…EVERYTHING! Something is WAY OFF Oh my heavens, beyond grateful i found this and so extremely appreciative you SHARED your experience and struggles.THANK YOU DANELLE!!!! searching for a MRC now. ????

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Awwwwww…… it is such a struggle. please keep me posted on what you find out.

  23. YAY! So happy that you found out what was going on with you! We know our bodies best and 9 times out of 10 if you think something is wrong but the doc says there isn’t, go another route! EXACTLY what you did and now look at you go! Good luck sweet lady!

  24. Lori says:

    I’m so happy to hear you found this! I know you’re struggling, but just wanted to say I’ve seen a difference in both of you and you (both) look great. Also don’t forget muscle weighs more than fat, but makes you look thinner. Keep up the great work!!

  25. Barbara Selders says:

    I need an update! I’ve been struggling with the same issues. Do you still believe in MRC?????

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