Confused About Whether Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Is Right for Your Menopause?

The Menopause Solution digital course helps you gain the clarity and confidence to make your HRT decision in about 2 hours . . .

Jill Chmielewski, RN, BSN

Steve - I have taken many courses in my career, and your course [The Menopause Solution] is so well done. It's so digestible and understandable, and the stories are so relatable. You come off as a true subject matter expert, which is so needed for women who are new to HRT.  You have a very reassuring and trustworthy way of delivering education. I really love it! 

Menopause Advocate & Certified Health Coach
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You've been misled about menopause!

A recent, 9-page cover story by Susan Dominus in The New York Times Magazine brought long-overdue attention to a medical tragedy.

Dr. Peter Attia calls it, "Hands down the biggest screw-up in the medical field in the last 25 years."

For over 20 years, women in menopause have been told . . .

  • "Estrogens cause breast cancer . . ."
  • "Hormones increase your risk for heart attack and stroke . . ."
  • "You're just getting older and weight gain is a part of that . . ."
  • "Hot flashes will eventually go away. You'll just have to wait it out . . ."
  • "Menopause is natural. Just let it run its course . . ."
  • "Try dressing in layers . . ."
  • "Get a fan . . ."
  • "Get off those [hormones] immediately!"
  • "It's just not worth the risk . . ."
  • "There's nothing we can do . . ."

In the mean time, women in menopause have literally been dying because they've been denied hormones.

And you've been suffering.

Maybe you've had the classic menopause symptoms:

  • hot flashes all day long and night sweats interrupting your sleep . . .
  • weight gain you can't seem to shake, even though you eat like a bird and exercise intensely multiple days a week . . .
  • mood swings, irritability, even anger at your husband and kids . . .
  • vaginal dryness and painful sex that's starting to affect your relationship . . .

Could be that your symptoms don't fit with your expectations of menopause: 

  • heart palpitations
  • hair loss
  • joint pain
  • constipation
  • zero sex drive
  • brain fog
  •  insomnia
  • depression
  • anxiety

Or maybe you're just not feeling like yourself . . .

The Menopause Solution now includes access to THYROID: It's That Simple limited-time bonus course and a 30-minute Coaching Call

[withholding hormones from menopausal women]
"Hands down the biggest screw-up in the medical field in the last 25 years."
Dr. Peter Attia: Exercise, Nutrition, Hormones for Vitality & Longevity Huberman Lab Podcast #85

"I imagine HELL being similar . . ."

You don't need me to remind you how awful menopause can be. If you're looking at this page, you know that "the change of life" can change your life into a living Hell.

It's absolutely no exaggeration to say menopause affects . . .

Every. Single. Aspect.

. . . of your entire life:

Your body . . .
"So now, I feel like I have aged fifty years. I have severe problems with night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, extreme fatigue, headaches, constant and continuous pain throughout my body, ibs symptoms, dryness, brain fog, etc. I am miserable!" Shawn

Your body temperature . . .
"There are no words to describe my night sweats. (I imagine HELL being similar.) Most nights I have them every hour of the night, starting at 12 am and lasting until 7 am." Ela

Your weight . . .
"I have trouble losing weight and I exercise 4-5 times a week. My weight is mainly in my stomach." Kristi

Your brain . . .
"Brain fog . . . I mean major, forgetting your children's names. Can't remember people you've met before and had long conversations with." AMPA

Your mental health . . .
"Why do I have such terrible anxiety. I feel like I'm shaking inside at times. What can I do naturally to stop the anxiety, I take b vitamins, take Epsom salt baths and meditate. It's the worse part of my menopause. Sometime I can't even drive, a fear comes over me and I stay home to avoid a panic attach." Susanne

Your sleep . . .
"Can't sleep more than 2 to 3 hours a night." Sunshine

Your sex life . . .
"I'm 45 years old. I don't have hot flashes but before I hit 40, I already started having vaginal dryness and lately I lost desire to have sex. But I want to do that bcs I want to have a normal sex life with my husband. So I use lubricant but even using it I have this stinging pain with penetration. So all that make me think it can be my hormones." Priscilla

Your relationship . . .

"This is supposed to be the best time of my life and I feel like I'm going crazy. Not to mention that sex hurts and it's putting a strain on my relationship. Joy!" D

You know the problem better than I do . . .

What's the solution?

"I've tried everything . . ."

So many women I've talked with have tried to treat their menopause symptoms with very little success.

"Changed my diet, tried different vitamins . . ." Gina

"I cannot lose weight. I count carbs, have tried many resources . . ." T

"I've tried everything but nothing has helped me . . ." Cathy

"I have tried some Estroven® but it was not potent enough . . ." Anonymous

"Tried WW, Atkins, nutritionist, personal trainer, boot camp, Nutrisystem, all organic, clean, paleo nothing works . . ." CJ

"I have tried everything over the counter. With no relief . . ." Carrie

"Tried many over the counter drugs. They seem to work for a short while and then no longer . . ." Celene

"I try natural remedies, healthier eating, also any and all things I hear can help . . ." Teresa

"Weight loss is impossible. I have tried it all. Low fat, high fat, protein, no carb, etc. nothing works . . ." Debbie

"My family doctor and my endocrinologist advised me to try everything natural but not HRT or BHRT. So I did. I did try everything and spent thousands on various supplements, therapies like reiki, homeopathy, Bowen, acupuncture, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine. Keto worked but gave me kidney stones. Running and exercising INCREASED the night sweats!!! I gave up alcohol completely in 2018, also sugar. I eat organic and healthy, Some supplements worked for a while. All that worked took about 3 weeks to start working and worked for 2 or 3 months. My Dr prescribed [an SSRI] for the night sweats . . . I had to stop." Ela

It's Not About The Symptoms

Menopause isn't about hot flashes, night sweats, or weight gain . . .

It's not about vaginal dryness or painful intimacy . . .

It's not about suicidal depression or paralyzing anxiety . . .

It's not about joint pain or brain fog or insomnia . . .

As bad as all those symptoms (and dozens more) can be . . .

Root Problem

The Root Problem Is About Hormones

It doesn't matter if you try or even succeed in treating any one particular menopause symptom. The root problem in menopause is about hormones.

Unless you deal with the root problem, you'll never be free from either the symptoms of menopause or the long-term risks hormone deficiency opens you up to.

The Menopause Solution is about dealing with that root problem - the loss of your hormones.

I don't have personal experience with menopause . . .

But I do have . . .

  • 25 years of experience as a compounding pharmacist
  • deep knowledge of the science behind optimal hormones
  • empathy for the heartbreaking stories I've heard
  • an understanding of the shameful treatment women have received from doctors who mean well but just don't get it
  • passion for helping women just like you make an informed decision
  • multiple hormone certifications
PCCA C4 HRT Specialist
Worldlink ABHRT Certification Seal
Amen Clinics Brain Health Coach Certification 300

"You're not a doctor. Why should I listen to you?"

That's a great question!

I'm not a physician. But I am a licensed, trained pharmacist with decades of experience and multiple certifications that qualify me to teach patients about hormones.

I also have relationships with hundreds of physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs all over the US, Canada, the UK!

In fact, I've been offering my Simple Hormones patient education subscription to healthcare practitioners for the past 5 years. Providers pay me a yearly subscription fee and pass along my courses - including one I call Simple Hormones for Menopause - to their patients.

More than 2086* patients have enrolled in Simple Hormones through their hormone practitioners including . . .

  • OB/GYN Dr. Kim Weaver, with 5 Weaver Clinic locations in Oklahoma, who has sent over 597 patients through Simple Hormones for Menopause
  • Dr. Anil George of North Florida Integrative Medicine in Jacksonville, FL, who has sent over 230 women through Simple Hormones for Menopause
  • Nurse practitioner Brandy Evans, APRN at Kingwood Wellness in Houston, TX who has used Simple Hormones to teach over 163 menopausal patients about hormones

Here are just a few of the dozens of providers from the US, Canada, the UK and other countries who have sent their patients through Simple Hormones for Menopause . . .

Physicians

Dr. Rhea Rogers in Wichita, KS (136+ patients)
Dr. Blaine Purcell
in Wichita Falls, TX (74+ patients)
Dr. Ben González in Silver Spring, MD (40+ patients)
Dr. Carri Drzyzga in Ottawa, ON (103+ patients)
Dr. Simran Rattan in Toronto, ON (41+ patients)
Dr. Seth Camhi in San Diego, CA (68+ patients)
Dr. Jason Wesley in Sedona, AZ (44+ patients)
Dr. Kathleen Katamura in North Stonington, CT (119+ patients)
Dr. Cheryl Winter in Conroe, TX (37+ patients)
Dr. Hank Martin in Lexington, SC (56+ patients)

Physicians Assistants

Charlie Wispert in Augusta, GA (72+ patients)
Jessica Lara
in Greenwood Village, CO (20+ patients)
Angela Greene in Savage, MN (43+ patients)
MollyAnn Allen in Phoenix, AZ (starting next month!)

Nurse Practitioners

Agnes Lussier-Dow in Peterborough, ON (31+ patients)
Monica Bell in Salt Lake City, UT (15+ patients)
Kala DeHaan-Hill
in Plano, TX (10+ patients)
Karl Lambert in Wenatchee, WA (117+ patients)
Diann Lydell-Jones in Cicero, IN (70+ patients)
Lisa Grissim in Brentwood, TN (164+ patients)

The Menopause Solution is a newly updated and expanded version of the material in Simple Hormones for Menopause, a course that's already had an impact on thousands* of women who received access through their providers.

(*2086+ patients from just the providers listed have enrolled in Simple Hormones for Menopause - many more providers not listed here subscribe to Simple Hormones and they're sending more patients to my courses every single day.)

Hormone Providers Trust Me With Their Patients

Lisa Grissim NP Nashville TN

"I'm watching these [Simple Hormones patient education] videos and am so so impressed!!! Great, great work!!!!" Lisa Grissim, NP Nashville, TN (164+ patients)

Joseph Albano, MD Simple Hormones subscriber

"We love this [Simple Hormones] program!"
Joseph Albano, MD
Sandy, UT (30+ patients)

Robert Morgan, APRN Humble, TX

"As you know, I send people every day to the Simple Hormones website. My patients love it and I get great feedback on your presentations. I cannot speak highly enough of you. Thank you for everything that you do and I value your service and try to promote you to every clinician I know."
Robert Morgan, APRN, ACNP-BC Humble, TX (163+ patients)

Patients Resonate With My Hormone Content

You'll be among the first to have direct patient access to a full course. But patients have watched my hormone videos for years on my YouTube channel. (By the way, my channel has over 6000 subscribers and is about to go over 300,000 views.)

Stephanie

Stephanie says, "This is video number 2 of yours that brought me to tears. Your understanding and acknowledgement of how hormonal imbalance and/or mental decline has changed us and our lives means so much. It builds trust and confidence. Thank you."

PK

PK commented "THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Where were you 12 years ago? (smile) I was one of those people who thought HRT is BAD BAD BAD - I fought it - for 7 years."

Sara

Sara says, "So far the best explanation from someone qualified, far more simple and easy to digest than all of the other MD/menopause 'experts' videos I’ve watched . . . thanks for enlightening us!"

I'm here to help you answer this (seemingly) simple question: Is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) right for my menopause?
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The Menopause Solution

To help you make your HRT decision, I've created "The Menopause Solution," a digital course with simple, bite-sized videos that walk you through menopause and hormones, step-by-step.

The Menopause Solution helps clear up confusion . . .

  • Easy-to-Digest - The videos are 1 to 8 minutes long. Going through the course isn't like bingeing a whole series on Netflix . . . more like watching 1 or 2 episodes over an evening.
  • Jargon-Free - I've translated the medical terminology and complicated language into videos that explain a complex topic (hormones) in simple terms anyone can understand, even without a medical or science background.
  • Always Available - 24/7/365 on any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop), whenever you need your questions answered.

The Menopause Solution is structured in a loose framework with 3 pillars . . .

  1. Stories- Other women share how they've suffered through menopause. They wrestle with the same doubts, fears, and questions you've had. Their stories let you know you're not alone. They also show what happens to your body and your mind with and without HRT.
  2. Searches - When we have a question, what do we do? We Google it, of course! I've created a list of the most frequently Googled questions around hormones and menopause, along with the answers you probably can't find by actually Googling them. (Did you know that "breast cancer" is Googled 246,000 times every month?) You'll save hours of searching and avoid all those confusing search results you've already seen.
  3. Studies- I've spent nearly 20 years poring over thousands of scientific studies. I've boiled down the most important ones (like The Women's Health Initiative - the largest study ever conducted) to help you understand what the research says . . . and doesn't say about hormones and menopause. I share those in simple language. I guarantee we'll even look at studies your doctor has never read!

The Menopause Solution walks you through menopause and hormone replacement therapy in 4 simple steps.

  • Step 1: We'll go over the basics about menopause and the hormones involved.
  • Step 2: We'll look at common menopause symptoms and treatments for those symptoms. Which hormones help with which symptoms? What are the pluses and minuses of different hormone dosage forms?
  • Step 3: We'll cover the real risks of both taking hormones for menopause . . . and not taking hormones because there are risks either way! What about breast cancer? Heart disease? Alzheimer's? Osteoporosis?
  • Step 4: This course wouldn't be complete without some practical next steps. I'm a realistic, practical person and I'd love to help you . . .
  • ask your doctor the right questions to find out if they can help with your hormones
  • find a hormone optimization specialist if your doctor isn't willing or able to help
  • work with your provider and pharmacist to get the hormones you need
  • realistically anticipate the financial costs to hormone optimization

Make Your HRT Decision . . .


Enroll in the Menopause Solution course before the deadline

and get 2 limited-time bonuses worth $147 . . .

THYROID: It's That Simple bonus course ($47 value) and a

30-minute Bonus Coaching Call ($100 value) with Steve Goldring, RPh

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Limited Bonus #1 - THYROID: It's That Simple ($47 value)

Thyroid affects every system in your body. Even if your thyroid levels are "normal," they may not be enough to keep your body functioning optimally. Thyroid issues start showing up in your late 40s or early 50s, right along with with menopause.


THYROID: It's That Simple explains how thyroid affects . . .  

  • fatigue
  • weight gain you can't shake
  • hair loss
  • dry, itchy, flaky skin
  • sexual dysfunction (both men and women)
  • lack of motivation
  • depression
  • feeling "blah" but not sure why . . .

A hormone optimization specialist can help you get "optimal" thyroid levels - not the same as "normal." This course helps you understand the nuances around low thyroid and why you may not be feeling great, even though you're already taking a thyroid hormone! Get started on optimizing all your hormones.

Bonus course included with The Menopause Solution

For a limited time, THYROID: It's That Simple is an added bonus course when you purchase The Menopause Solution.

Limited Bonus #2 - Coaching Call ($100 value)

"I wished that someone knew how to help me. I needed a coach to teach me about menopause HRT and that it was not just about treating the hot flashes and that I wasn't being a hero for my health by avoiding HRT."  Kara

I get lots of coaching requests, like this one from Kara.

I normally don't take on coaching clients. But for a limited time, I'm willing to schedule a 30-minute hormone coaching call with anyone who enrolls in this course.

Ask me anything. Share whatever you'd like me to know about your hormones and your menopause. I can make recommendations about treatment, questions to ask your provider, or seeing a hormone specialist.

Several women I have coached have appreciated the time and thanked me for it.

Note: I'm not a physician and I cannot prescribe hormones or any other prescription drugs for you. I'm only providing my expertise as a pharmacist and coach, helping to guide you toward your next steps.

Whether you take hormones . . . or let menopause run its course . . . There are risks either way
The Menopause Solution now includes access to THYROID: It's That Simple limited-time bonus course and a 30-minute Coaching Call

Who Is The Menopause Solution For?

If you're in menopause and you're feeling . . .

  • Confused by the stories you've heard about hormone replacement therapy . . .
  • Paralyzed by anxiety and afraid to make the wrong HRT decision . . .
  • Frustrated by ongoing menopause miseries you can't shake . . .
  • Overwhelmed by too much information to sort out . . .
  • Concerned about the risks of hormones . . .
  • Ready to feel like yourself again . . .

Then The Menopause Solution is for YOU!

Trade your confusion for confidence and your frustration for peace of mind, knowing you're on the path to long-term health and freedom from menopause symptoms.

Click the link that says "Make Your HRT Decision" and let's get started!

Clarity and confidence about HRT . . .
in less than 2 hours

Preview Course Videos

Module 1 - Introduction and Background

What to expect from this course (2:57)

Searches - Menopause (1:23)

Searches - What is the bioidentical estrogen? (1:03)

Searches - What is the bioidentical progestin? (2:36)

Hormone Levels Over A Lifetime (4:24)

Module 2 - Symptoms - What's going on?

Stories - Weight Gain (3:18)

Searches - Why can't I lose weight? (1:13)

Stories - Hot Flashes and Night Sweats (5:40)

Searches - How long do hot flashes last? (0:44)

Stories - Insomnia (3:32)

Searches - Menopause Insomnia (1:22)

Stories - Anxiety and Depression (4:48)

Stories - Vaginal Atrophy (2:19)

Downloadable Menopause Blueprint - Estrogen

Downloadable Menopause Blueprint - Progestin

Module 3 - Treatments - What can I do to feel like myself again?

Searches - Can't I take something natural for menopause? (1:17)

Searches - Estrogen Patches (1:12)

Searches - Estrogen Cream (0:55)

Searches - Estrogen Pills (1:38)

Searches - Does estrogen cause weight gain? (1:06)

Searches - Estrogen Vaginal Cream (0:55)

Searches - What are the side effects of estrogen? (1:14)

Searches - How long should I take HRT? (1:25)

Other Hormones (8:14)

Module 4 - Risks - What could go wrong?

Searches - Do Hormones Increase The Risk For Breast Cancer? (1:59)

Searches - Am I Too Old For HRT? (4:05)

Searches - FDA Black Box Warning (7:31)

Searches - Heart Disease In Women (2:06)

Stories - Heart Disease In Women (3:40)

Searches - Osteoporosis (1:49)

Stories - Osteoporosis (3:46)

Searches - Why Do I Need Hormones If I'm Not Having Hot Flashes? (1:06)

Stories - Alzheimer's Disease (3:36)

Module 5 - Scientific Studies

Studies - HRT Clinical Trials Beyond The WHI

Bonus Module - Low T For Women

Studies - Clinical Trials and Reviews

The Menopause Solution now includes access to THYROID: It's That Simple limited-time bonus course and a 30-minute Coaching Call

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Menopause Solution?

The Menopause Solution is a digital course with easy-to-view videos that explain the basics of getting your hormones "optimized." Optimal hormones are "not too high, not too low, but just right." Because The Menopause Solution uses non-medical language (no jargon), you don't need any medical or science background to understand it. You can view the videos on any device at any time. After going through the video lessons, you'll be able to make an informed decision about whether hormone optimization is right for you.

Can't I take something "natural" for menopause?

Sure! There are lots of "natural" menopause remedies, which usually implies "non-hormonal." You can take black cohosh, red clover, chaste tree, B vitamins, fish oil. You can try yoga and HIIT training and meditation. You can make changes to your diet and cut out red wine or chocolate or spicy foods. Those might help . . . a little . . . with hot flashes? I actually have a whole video answering this question in the course. Spoiler Alert: You CAN take natural remedies, but unless you deal with the Root Problem, you'll never be free of all the symptoms of menopause.

My doctor says, "Hormones are dangerous!" Are they?

Unfortunately, that's extremely common. It's also extremely WRONG! You'll want to take the course and watch all the videos in "Module 4 - Risks - What could go wrong?" to understand where the idea comes from that hormones are dangerous or that they cause breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. It's simply not true. Take the course!

How do I get started with The Menopause Solution?

All you need to do to start watching the Menopause Solution video lessons is enroll in the program. It takes about 30 seconds. 1. Click the "Make Your HRT Decision" button 2. Enter your first name, email address, and credit card information 3. Choose a password 4. Click the 2 check boxes to receive email notifications and to agree to the terms of use 5. Click the "Sign Up" button. That's it! You'll be immediately directed to the program where you can click on the first video and start watching.

Can I watch the videos on my phone or tablet?

Yes. You can view the material on any device at any time. The program is designed to work with any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Can you prescribe hormones for me?

Unfortunately, NO. I'm licensed as a pharmacist in 3 US states (Utah, Colorado, and Oregon). None of those states allow pharmacists to prescribe hormones for patients. What I can do though is look for a hormone optimization specialist - a physician, nurse practitioner, or PA in your area who can help you with menopause. I can't guarantee I have contacts near you, but I do know several hundred across the US, Canada, the UK, and a few other countries.

Will hormones be covered on my insurance?

Great question! The short answer is . . . maybe? The reality is that insurance companies exist not for your health and well-being but for the profit of their shareholders. Realistically, getting your hormones optimized is likely to have a financial cost. Unfortunately, that's the way it is in the US. In countries with different healthcare systems (UK, Canada, Sweden), the amount you'd pay would be different than in the US, probably lower.

 

When can I watch the videos?

You'll get access to the videos immediately after you enroll. The Menopause Solution is self-paced - you decide when you start and when you finish. You can watch the videos as many times as you like.

I'm having trouble logging in . . .

If you have any issues getting into the program, send me an email contact@simplehormones.com. I'd love to get it sorted out for you as soon as possible.

Can I get a refund if I'm not happy with the course?

I offer a 90-day, 100% money back guarantee. I never want to disappoint anyone with my courses. If you're not 100% thrilled with your purchase, just send me an email and I'll refund 100% of your purchase price. You can get a refund at any time in the first 90 days. All I ask is that you seriously go through the course before making the decision it's not for you.

About Your Instructor

Steve Goldring, R.Ph.
The Hormone Pharmacist

As you can tell by my photo - I'm a man! What business does a man have, talking to women about menopause? As a compounding pharmacist, I've been helping women with hormones and menopause for over 25 years. I've heard dozens of horror stories from women who've been told, "You'll just have to get used to it . . ." from their own doctors. I've dived deep into the medical literature and earned 2 certifications in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) so I can help women just like you figure out what's really going on. I can help you understand what the studies say . . . and don't say about hormones, their risks, their benefits. I'm here to help you make a truly informed decision. Is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) the right treatment for your menopause symptoms . . . or not?

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