ABOUT DR. SHARON STILLS
✔ Naturopathic Medical Doctor
✔ Inspirational Speaker
✔ Women’s Health Expert
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About Dr. Sharon Stills
Hi, Dr. Stills here. I’m so glad you stopped by!
Get ready for me to rock your world. 😉
Most women typically spend their whole lives giving to their husbands, their kids, and to their parents as they get older… Later on in life when they retire or the kids go off to college, they finally start to have time for themselves.
And then meno(pause) hits. Society tells you that meno(pause) will be the demise of you. That you are going to get fat and cranky and dry and useless.
I call bullshit!!
I mean sure, that may happen if you don’t take care of yourself, but with the right natural healing and sustainable lifestyle choices, your meno(pause) can be the healthiest time of your life! I know it is for me!
But it wasn’t always that way…
From my first period throughout most of my early life, I suffered with my hormones. During my stint as a vegan, I went years barely getting a period. When I finally ate right for my blood type, I began to get my period again but still felt like shit and was struggling with cramping, constipation, fatigue, headaches, and more. In a 30 day month I was lucky if I felt good for 7 days. Then PMS would start and I’d get cranky, bitchy, bloated… people would literally ask me when my baby was due!! WTF! This started in my early teens and lasted well into my mid thirties.
While I was going through medical school, I was so focused on learning how to be a doctor while being a single mom to two boys, that I wasn’t really thinking about me. I was too busy to pause and take care of my own hormones. I wasn’t putting myself first.
Fast forward and one day I had a patient come to me with a copy of Suzanne Somers “The Sexy Years” in her hand. She wanted me to help her with her hormones. “I don’t feel like myself anymore,” she said. I honestly have to say I was a little bit judgmental thinking Chrissy the dumb blond from Three’s company is writing books on how to heal naturally. But my open mind always wins and I always listen to my patients so I said sure and read the book. And wow -what a blessing – Chrissy aka Suzanne actually knew what she was talking about. Her book was about bioidentical hormones but to me it reminded me of the philosophy of natural medicine – and I realized that combining my training as a naturopathic physician with bioidentical hormones would be a huge home run.
I was only in my 30s at the time, helping all these menopausal women and thought, “What about me?” I was having hormone problems too! Like any “good woman” I was taking care of others before myself and getting my patients all these amazing results. The women were losing weight, getting emotional stability back (not crying at the toothpaste commercial or throwing water bottles at their husbands), their migraines were going away, their sex drive was coming back, sleep improving, hot flashes went away, their joints stopped aching, UTIs went away, brain started functioning better, skin got its glow back, their hair stopped falling out, vagina dryness disappeared, and so much more.
As a result they were able to find a true sense of who they were, their relationships improved, and they got more clear about their passions. I saw these women transforming before me and even though I wasn’t menopausal, I wanted what they were experiencing and I realized I could help myself as well.
I started to use bioidentical hormones about 10 years before menopause started, and it changed my life.
Because of that my menopause was a dream. I started at 48 and was done by 49. For someone who had suffered hormonally my whole life, it was amazing. I went through menopause entirely symptom free and feel better now than I have in my whole life.
Now I continue to lead by example. They don’t call me the self care red hot sexy menopause queen for nothing!
Meno(pause) is not a disease. It’s a natural transition. It becomes a disease because c women don’t take care of themselves, and they are not treated properly before, during, or after. I LOVE being in menopause and it’s my mission to help more women pause in meno(pause), get their health back, feel sexy, and love their menopause too.
Now I help menopausal women to pause and evaluate life so they can live the second act of their story stronger, healthier, sexier, while aging backwards.
I decided to climb Kilimanjaro for my culmination of meno(pause) and the universe couldn’t have supported me more perfectly. Exactly 365 days after my last menstrual period at the age of 49 I stood on top of Kilimanjaro exhausted beyond belief but cementing into my brain, body and soul that this next act of my life was going to be extraordinary and that nothing could stop me. Now I don’t expect you to literally climb mountains like I do -that’s my jam but what I want to know is what is your Kilimanjaro? It could be learning to cook, writing your memoir, starting a new business, taking up a new hobby, a spa weekend, a wild party with your girlfriends or so many other things.
Dream as big as you want. I get so inspired by what my patients do and want to help you achieve your dreams, too!
Credentials & Experience
- Graduate of nation’s foremost accredited medical school, SCNM (The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine) in Tempe, Arizona
- European Biological Medicine –having trained extensively with Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland
- Anti-aging therapies
- Bio-identical Hormone Replacement
- Certified meditation teacher of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
- One of the few leaders in the USA of the AUM Meditation Process which she studied in Holland.
- Live cell therapeutics
- Bio-identical hormone replacement
- Anti-aging medicine
- Color therapy
- And more
Crusaders for Natural Alternatives
Self Care as Medicine
Healthy Vibrant Women
More than Menopause
Beyond Biological Medicine
Natural Cancer Prevention
The Lymphatic Rescue Summit
Authors and reviews articles for Women’s Health Network