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Susie’s 1 Year Anniversary on BHRT

Susie’s 1 Year Anniversary on BHRT

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s been a year since I first walked into Innovative Directions In Health.

Time goes so fast when you are feeling good!

It’s been just a wonderful year. I’ve been staying the course with all the bioidentical hormones prescribed for me by Dr. Sinda and everything is working beautifully. I just had another set of blood tests to see if we needed any adjustments. It’s so interesting how fine-tuned our bodies are. Age, stress and life changing events can all affect our hormones. I was curious to see if I needed any tweeking.

I was feeling great, but the tests showed I needed to increase a dosage for one bioidentical precription, and decrease another..just a tad. Thankful for Dr. Sinda’s knowledge, he was able to pin point exactly what I needed to keep my body in tune and running perfectly, and we made a few adjustments. All I could think was…I would never want to try and diagnose and treat myself.

My appointment reminded me so much of tuning my violin. Yes…I played the violin for 30 years! When one string is out of tune, it’s impossible to play. Much like our bodies…everything must be perfectly tuned before we can even start to play too! Thankfully, I have the staff at Innovative Directions in Health to direct the orchestra!

Next blog post! I have some wonderful recipes to share..peanut butter fudge with frosting and all good for you! Stay tuned!!

xoxoxo to all!

– Susie 

Follow Susie’s journey on bio-identical hormone therapy, start from the beginning and read her blog postshere.

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins Recipe

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins Recipe

Sweet potatoes are very healthy foods.

They are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, and carotenoids. They are fat-free, a great source of dietary fiber have a low glycemic index, and have fewer calories than white potatoes. I eat these when I’m craving foods like nachos.     Healthy Sweet Potato Skins Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake sweet potato 25-30 minutes until tender.
  • When done take it out of oven. Cut in half the long way and scoop out half of the filling. Set filling aside.
  • Sprinkle black beans and cheese on each half and melt in oven for 5 minutes.
  • Take out and top with guacamole, salsa, salt, and pepper (or any other ingredients you like on sweet potatoes).

Enjoy! Sarah, RN @Innovative Directions in Health

Homemade Chemical Free Toothpaste

Homemade Chemical Free Toothpaste

Discovering how to make products on your own is beneficial to your health and also fun!

Homemade toothpaste is one of my new favorite things to make!

  As we try to cut out all of the harmful chemicals out of our food and products, it becomes a little expensive. I have discovered that coconut oil is my favorite product because it has countless uses. I began with oil pulling and then discovered I can make toothpaste out of coconut oil too!!! It tastes great and the flavor can be modified for everyone in the family. The best part is…it’s COMPLETELY chemical free!!! Give it a try and let me know what you think!   Homemade Chemical Free Toothpaste Recipe

  • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil (raw and unrefined)
  • 3 TBSP Baking Soda
  • 2 TSP vegetable glycerin
  • Oil drops of your choice (I use about 20 drops of cinnamon or peppermint)
  • 2-3 drops of Stevia (can be omitted if no sweetener is wanted, although it tastes much better)
  • Mix all ingredients together and store in a glass jar

Here's to good health one step at a time! Sarah, Nurse @ Innovative Directions in Health