The Bioidentical Debate
Though Suzanne recognizes she isn't a doctor, she says she can't keep quiet about how bioidentical hormones have helped her. "I understand [the criticism], because if everybody can feel as good as I feel, then there would be no need for all the drugs that women take from middle age on," she says. "I went from doctor to doctor to doctor, and I was offered antidepressants, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, painkillers, antianxiety [medications], and I said to myself, 'This is a menopausal cocktail.'"
Oprah says Suzanne's lifestyle can be interpreted in two different ways. "Many people write Suzanne off as a quackadoo," Oprah says. "But she just might be a pioneer."