For those familiar with my blog, you are aware of my ongoing series with Dr. Jonathan Wright, a renowned physician who specializes in alternative medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). In previous blogs we have discussed Vitamin K and its benefits to help menstrual clotting and also the use of Hydrochloric Acid with Pepsin to reverse hair loss. Incredible information! Today we will discuss BHRT and its effects on one’s voice.
SUZANNE: Hello, Dr. Wright. Most of us are aware that boys’ voices change when they go through puberty. Can you please tell us about the connection of hormones and voice change?
DR. WRIGHT: Although I’m not aware of any “controlled research,” this is one topic that doesn’t really require any. We’ve all experienced what happens to our voices as we enter and go through puberty, both in ourselves, and in our children and grandchildren. Vocal change during puberty is one of the signs of an increase in hormones.
SUZANNE: If these changes occur when our hormones increase, can we also expect to see changes as we age and our hormones decrease?
DR. WRIGHT: Absolutely, Suzanne. As we get older these same hormones (particularly estrogen and testosterone) decline, our voices may change again, only not for the better this time. But just like the other negative changes that accompany declining hormone levels, BHRT can also combat the “aging” of our speaking and singing voices. In fact, I’ve heard from many, many women whose increasingly unreliable voices returned to their former fullness after just a few weeks of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
SUZANNE: Wow, so if I increase my estrogen are you saying I will sound like Christina Auguilera?
DR. WRIGHT: Well I can’t guarantee that! I have had the pleasure of hearing you sing and you certainly have not lost any richness in your lovely voice.
SUZANNE: Thank you. I am thrilled to have this information! I know I am protecting so many of my organs with BHRT, but I didn’t realize I was also protecting my voice. How does replacing these lost hormones keep our voices sounding youthful?
DR. WRIGHT: Research has shown that estrogen is particularly important for women’s lung function, so this may be part of the reason BHRT often helps women’s singing. However, this application of BHRT seems a bit more universal. I’ve heard the same positive feedback about “voice recovery” with BHRT from older men, too.
SUZANNE: Thank you, Dr. Wright. You are always full of fascinating information and I know my readers appreciate your time.
If you are considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy − whether it’s to maintain your singing voice or any other purpose − make sure to consult a physician skilled and knowledgeable in BHRT as well as nutritional and other natural therapies. For resources, including Dr. Wright, try the Doctor Resource Guide at SuzanneSomers.com.
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