As an emergency room doctor working long hours under tremendous stress, Dr. Yvonne Maywether remembers being so exhausted that no matter how much rest she got, she still woke up feeling tired. And yet when she tried to figure out what was going on with her health, the results of her traditional medicine workup came back as “normal.”
She knew the way she was feeling should never be considered normal. “I was desperate,” she says, when she ran into another emergency medicine physician who had gone through the same thing. In his search for answers, he’d discovered age management medicine. He talked to Dr. Yvonne about hormone balance and individualized nutrition and movement—things that traditional medicine often leaves out of treatment plans. “Something in my gut told me I could trust him,” she says, so she got an age-management-oriented workup and discovered that “basically I had the hormone profile of somebody 25 years older than me.” When she started to work on her issues, including her hormone balance, she explains, “I got my vibrancy back. It was something that I never thought that I could do.”
She quickly began training in age management medicine and later added functional medicine training, which teaches practitioners to focus on the root cause of illness rather than treating symptoms. “What I know is going to influence people’s lives the most is helping them change their lifestyles for the better. That’s what’s going to make the difference,” she says. “Believe it or not, medications don’t make you well. It’s really your lifestyle that makes you well.” Why take one or more medications for high blood pressure if you can make lifestyle changes that will treat the root causes of that high blood pressure? Especially when medications often have side effects that cause additional health issues for you?
Read more of Dr. Yvonne’s journey, including how you can tap into psychoneurology to manage the stress of living in our “go, go, go” society, in the inspiring new book Women Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” The book collects 16 interviews with women who are side hustlers and multitaskers, who faced the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic—and other obstacles—by embracing their strengths and finding their authentic paths. They have so much to share and to teach, and while every story is unique, there is creativity and perseverance at the core of each one.
Explore Dr. Yvonnie’s practice in Hermosa Beach, California, at her website: RestoreBrainBody.com or connect with her through Facebook page @BrainBodyRestoration. You can also learn more at https://bossupbestseller.com/YvonneMaywether, where you will find a link to Women Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic. And don’t miss all the dynamic and supportive women from the Women Who Boss Up book series who are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Women Who Boss Up Summit!
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