The Happy Hormone Cottage was born from Lyn’s vision to create a warm, inviting, cozy gathering place for women to visit and learn more about natural, healthy options for hormone balance. Through her job as marketing consultant for the Piqua Compounding Pharmacy (which she and her husband own), she encountered women from all walks of life and all ages-many of whom were struggling with a multitude of issues: adrenal fatigue, depression, weight gain, thyroid issues, memory loss, bone density issues and the entire spectrum of menopausal symptoms.
Lyn became frustrated with the lack of support women were receiving from their health care professionals. Instead of being educated on all the options available-including healthy, natural choices like natural compounded hormones-most women were not heard, educated or given options. Instead they were prescribed antidepressants and/or drugs that are “one size fits all” and can be associated with serious health risks, including cancer. For example, the Women’s Health Initiative, a study conducted at 40 US medical centers, involving 16608 postmenopausal women aged 50-79 years, was stopped early after the researchers concluded that when using “the most commonly used combined hormone preparation in the United States”, which contains conjugated equine estrogens plus medroxyprogesterone acetate, the “overall health risks exceeded benefits.”
[The Journal of the American Medical Association, July 17, 2002, Volume 288, Issue 3, pages 321-333]
When natural hormones (BHRT) were discussed on Oprah, Dr. Phil and The Doctors, Lyn knew the time was right to find a way to bring women together to connect on these critical issues. She developed the concept of the Happy Hormone Hour for women to talk about their journey over a glass of wine and get information on natural compounded hormones, get their questions answered and speak with a practitioner on BHRT. From here, she seized the opportunity that was offered to her to open a cute little rustic cottage in the heart of Centerville that she laughingly calls the Happy Hormone Cottage. Her vision for this cottage is to offer women HOPE; to let them know that there ARE healthy options out there for natural hormone balance; and there ARE practitioners who will listen, and give them the steps to take to achieve natural hormone balance. Lyn is passionate about empowering women to take control of their journey to hormone balance AND healthy living. Her mission is to spread the word to women everywhere to “GET TESTED! GET TREATED! GET BETTER!”