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Lyn Hogrefe, Executive Director of the Happy Hormone Cottage in Centerville, Ohio, is a 30 year veteran teacher. Her passion for teaching middle-schoolers became apparent as she worked to develop relationships in her self-contained 6th grade classroom. Since she taught in poverty, her biggest challenge came in getting her students engaged in their own learning and in getting them to believe in themselves. She wrote and received several grants for her T.E.A.M. work concept (Together Everyone Achieves More) and was asked to present her ideas at an Excellence in Education forum at the state capitol in Columbus, Ohio. Lyn is included in two recent editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and received the coveted “Teacher of the Year” award from her district in 2004-05.
Lyn has transferred this passion from middle-schoolers to middle years women starting around age 35 and sometimes younger. Through her own personal struggles with balancing her hormones, she became involved with BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.) Her education of and interest in natural compounded hormones compelled her to develop her vision to educate and help women navigate through their own journey. In talking with women, she realized that women want and need not only education and healthy options for dealing with hormone imbalance, thyroid issues, adrenals and aging, but they also need their voices to be heard. She began hosting Happy Hormone Hours, where women came together over a glass of wine to share their journey, gathered information on natural customized hormones and became empowered for their best health naturally. From these Happy Hormone Hours, the Happy Hormone Cottage, located in Centerville, Ohio, was born in August 2009. Her vision was to offer an inviting and safe place for women to come to be heard and validated; and then educated on their options for optimal hormone balance. Today, Lyn has 4 Happy Hormone Cottage facilities in the Dayton-Cincinnati area, with her Kettering Happy Hormone Cottage becoming an integrative health facility. In April, 2015, Lyn’s husband, Jeff Hogrefe R Ph, FAARM, opened a health center for men- Biomale Center-due to popular demand from Lyn’s Happy Hormone women! For more information go to www.biomalecenter.com. The HHC and its satellite locations are known for their affordable, noninvasive therapy, unsurpassed customer service, and focus on wellness. Women are now spreading the word! Besides being Executive Director of the Happy Hormone Cottage, Lyn also volunteers her time speaking to women’s groups on healthy options for dealing with hormone imbalance and the aging process. Lyn is passionate about empowering women to take charge of their journey to natural hormone balance and healthy living as well as living our best life naturally. In May of 2014, Lyn’s first book, Own Your Journey…..to Optimal Hormone Balance, was released to rave reviews and Lyn is busy doing book signings in her area to continue educating women. Her updated second edition of “Own Your Journey……to Optimal Hormone Balance” was released in the fall of 2015 with a new chapter on pellets titled, “Pellets-To Do or Not To Do.” Click here to purchase your copy from our online store. Lyn also blogs and writes a popular column for Single Source News and The Chronicle in the Greater Dayton area. Her intention is always motivated by her mission statement of WOMEN HELPING WOMEN.
Read the Interview with Lyn Hogrefe: Lean In Dayton 100 Women Creating Change in Their Community. Here’s an excerpt:
Lyn speaks frequently to women’s groups and at events that are well received and generate much interest and discussion. Lyn loves speaking authentically to women and sharing her truth about our journey as women and giving women a voice to dialogue about our journeys, and more natural options for dealing with aging and hormone imbalance issues outside the realm of drug therapy. Lyn Hogrefe was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Women to Watch in 2011” by the Women in Business Networking.
Lyn was also a nominee for the 2012 Athena Awards that recognizes outstanding women in Leadership. In 2013, Lyn was once again nominated for this prestigious award that recognizes women who have achieved professional excellence and devoted time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community. She was selected as one of the 11 finalists and honored at a luncheon in the fall of 2013. Lyn was also selected as a CincyChic Woman of the Year for 2013. Most recently, in November of 2015, Lyn was honored and humbled to be selected as a Women of Excellence by the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance.
In December of 2013, Lyn and Jeff introduced their new HHC Consulting for Doctors initiative at the Las Vegas A4M trade show. This initiative is Lyn’s way to help women across the country by mentoring doctors in both the clinical piece of customized bhrt, but also the marketing piece. If she can mentor doctors in what she does, more women countrywide can be helped in the restoration of hormone balancing.
January 1, 2014 Lyn launched her new “Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation” to raise money for not only building awareness of natural hormone balance and its importance in women’s wellness, but to also raise money for Dr Mark Rosenberg and his New Hope for Cancer project. New Hope for Cancer is raising money to get a new drug Dr Rosenberg has developed into clinical trials that will allow cancer patients to live with their cancer as a chronic, manageable disease instead of having to endure the devastating effects of chemo. This is a more holistic way to treat cancer and allows for more innovative and integrative holistic health options. For more information or to donate, please click here to visit the Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation.
From January 2014-December 2015, Lyn’s HHC partnered with Suzanne Somers and her Forever Health referral program.
In April of 2014, Lyn and her husband Jeff, R Ph and FAARM, brought the innovative and life-changing Thyroflex thyroid machine to their Kettering and Mason campus. This revolutionary Thyroflex machine, developed by well renowned internist, Dr Daryl Turner, is an FDA-approved, non-invasive test that measures the function of the thyroid. Women who have not felt well for years, but have been told by their doctors that their thyroid is fine, can now finally be treated.
Lyn’s mission is to encourage ALL women to become aware of the importance of maintaining their hormone health. Her mantra is, “Hormones are to women what water is to plants.” She uses this as the motivation for women everywhere to become educated, empowered and committed to their BEST health naturally.”
Lyn is very active in community service and a staunch advocate for women’s issue’s. Below is a partial list of her many activities:
Lyn is very active in community service and a staunch advocate for women’s issues. Below is a partial list of her many activities:1977-2007 Inner City teacher at Mt Healthy City Schools.
2004-Teacher of the Year Award (District Honor)
2005-Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee (National Honor)
2009-present IACP Member (International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists)
2009-2010 Dayton Chamber of Commerce
2010-Present Families of Alzheimers Awareness to build awareness to raise money.
2011-Mammo Mixers at MVH South to raise awareness of the importance of mammograms
2012 Donated Billboard for the Heart of Centerville Third Friday After Hour Event in May featuring three budding women entrepreneurs who were getting their new businesses off the ground.
2012-N KY Chamber of Commerce
2012-Chicks for Charity-a foundation to raise money for local charities
2011-Present WiBN member and speaker May 2012 and July 2012
2011-Speaker to raise money and awareness for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
2011-Speaker for Miami Valley Hospital South Winter Health Series featured speaker on the importance of natural hormone balance and living your best life naturally.
2011-2012 Support the Ready Riders to benefit youth amputees 600 mile Bike Ride annually in July. All monies support the Youth Camp for Amputees.
2012-Miamisburg Adult Community Center for Parks and Rec Dept. Winter 2012. Lyn was the featured speaker for their winter program.
2009-2012-Sponsor for the EWGA women’s golf league 2010-2012
2009-2013-HOC, Heart of Centerville community group, hosting events, raising money for charity and building awareness of small businesses.
2013-Sponsor Women of Faith trips.
2013-Sponsor Rae Burick Women in Sports Award providing college financial aid to high school female athletes.
2013-Sponsor Women In Business Networking (WIBN) in support of women entrepreneurs. Supporting sponsor for the Sixth Annual Conference for “Women- Growing as a Leader” conference.
2013-Sponsor at CincyChic’s sixth annual “Bras with Flair” event in support of cancer awareness.
2013-Gold Sponsor for the 2013 annual Golf Scramble to raise awareness and money for the Families for Alzheimer’s Awareness.
2013-Athena Awards Finalist.
2013-Selected as One of Cincy Chic’s Women of the Year
2013 – Launched HHC Consulting for Doctors at the Vegas A4M trade show.
2014 – January 1st founded Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation, a non-profit organization to educate women about achieving optimal health through natural hormone balance, nutritional supplementation, and healthy lifestyle choices and to raise money for research in the fields of cancer prevention.
2014, May: Lyn’s first book comes out, “Own Your Journey…..to Natural Hormone Balance”
2014- Principal Sponsor for the 2014 annual “Families for Alzheimer’s Awareness” golf scramble, September 13, Pipestone Golf Course.
2014-Major Sponsor for the 2014 WIBN 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference – Servant Leadership, September 24, David Pontiff Center.
2014 – HHC is the platinum sponsor for the December 11, 2014 WCR (women’s council of realtors) Gala and Inauguration of Officers.
2015- April, Lyn’s husband Jeff opened the BioMale Center to help men get healthy
2015- June 6, hhc is the major sponsor for the Families for Alzheimer’s Awareness annual golf scramble. This is Lyn’s 6th year in a row to support this foundation.
2015, September-Lyn’s second edition of her book, “Own Your Journey…..to Optimal Hormone Balance” comes out.
2015- September 16, HHC is the Principal Sponsor for the WIBN 8th Annual Regional Women’s Leadership Conference
2015- November Lyn is selected as a 2015 recipient of the Women of Excellence Award by the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance
2016- May, Lyn co-authors a book with Jeanne Porter, a Founder of WIBN and 18 other women. “Success Powered by Relationships.”
For more information contact Lyn at 513-444-6343. Doctors, check out our new consulting services to augment your practice.