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Meet Jessica Suchan, Candace and Ryan Burch of Your Hormone Balance

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Suchan, Candace, and Ryan Burch.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
How well I remember the dismaying shock of menopause storming into my life… I was in my late 40s then and had just moved back to the States from England – a culture clash and-a-half. My daughters were still young and impressionable, nine and six years old, and having a hard time adjusting to new schools, on top of having to cope with a mom whose hormones were in full revolt, with hot flashes and mood swings coming fast and furious. It seemed like I was turning into the wicked witch of the west every 20 minutes… a development most terrifying for those I loved best in all the world.

As a health educator with a masters degree, I reassured myself that I could blame it all on my hormones… but that didn’t comfort my kids much or keep them from being afraid of me! I had to DO something to stop the madness! In my search for relief, I discovered that a simple saliva test that could reveal whether there were hidden hormone imbalances causing my symptoms, and what I could do to get off the roller coaster. That life-changing information eventually restored my sanity and my children’s’ trust, not to mention my marriage! The rest is history.

I pursued and landed the position of Director of Education at ZRT Laboratory, one of the foremost hormone testing labs in the country, and learned from the experts how to use hormone testing to detect and correct hormone imbalances. As a founding member of Women in Balance, I helped raise public awareness at a national level and lobbied senators on Capitol Hill for safe access to bioidentical/natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

But in my heart of hearts I wanted to be working one-on-one with women who felt that no one was listening to them or understood what they were going through… so I started Your Hormone Balance in partnership with my daughters *Jess and Rye (who I am happy to say are no longer afraid of me) to help women of all ages, because hormone imbalance is not just a menopause thing, nor is it fixed with birth control or anti-depressants!

The goal is to educate women about how hormones work, test their levels for imbalances, help them understand their test results and provide them with an Action Plan for rebalancing their hormones naturally.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t necessarily been smooth sailing because when one is in the camp that espouses New School approaches for testing hormones, as in saliva vs. the standard blood draw, or natural vs. prescription drug approaches, you quite quickly come up against traditional medical views that don’t consider testing symptomatic women for hidden hormone imbalances BEFORE putting them on birth control, HRT or anti-depressants they may not need.

The ongoing challenge is to educate and inform those women whose doctors are old school (thus tend to be down on what they’re not up on), that there are safer, more effective alternatives to the same old same old… fortunately the future of women’s hormonal health is changing as many physicians, nurse practitioners, naturopaths and health educators like me who embrace functional medicine approaches, are identifying the root cause of the problem before reaching for the prescription pad.

Then, of course, we are always up against Big_Pharma, the powerful pharmaceutical industry who would have all women believe that natural hormone versions are dangerous or useless at best… BUT tell that to the millions of women who ditched synthetic hormones overnight – when a landmark study (2003 Women’s Health Initiative) warned that HRT was putting us at grave risk for heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and breast cancer – and switched over to natural bioidentical hormone versions with greater benefit and far fewer risks.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Your Hormone Balance – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We specialize in testing and consulting with women of all ages ho have symptoms of hormone imbalance that are disrupting their everyday lives. Our demographic is women aged 25 to 70 so that can include women with heavy, painful periods that cause them to routinely miss work or school, women with hot flashes and night sweats that cause them to lose sleep, women with fibroids or endometriosis or PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) that affects their fertility, women with post-partum depression, women who can’t lose weight despite their best efforts, or have skin breakouts or acne that destroys their self-esteem, women who love their partner but have absolutely no libido, women with scary PMS that is ruining their relationships, women who are foggy brained, or tired all the time but can’t sleep, and last but not least, women in menopause or perimenopause who are struggling with every symptom in the book!

These are the women we help by testing their hormone levels to pinpoint the specific imbalances causing the symptoms they struggle with, and providing them with the understanding and essential information they need to get on with their lives.

We are most proud of being a family business spanning the ages of the women we work with, which allow us to bring real empathy to our mission. That along with our combined expertise (hormonal health, wellness, and nutrition education) encompasses a more comprehensive, holistic approach to hormone rebalancing than what is generally available.

What really sets us apart is that we listen! We actually talk to women about their hormonal journey, encourage them to tell us their story and work with them to bring clarity and deeper understanding of what their hormone results mean. But we don’t just stop there! We also provide next steps for personalized hormone rebalancing in a guided Action Plan.

Our overarching aim is to help ‘everywoman’ learn the importance of hormones balance to their health, happiness, and longevity.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We are growing by leaps and bounds and intend to expand our reach to women in the New Year through increased presence on podcasts, websites, social media, and live speaking and wellness events,

Pricing:

  • Jumpstart Package – home collection saliva testing of Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and Adrenal Stress hormones (cortisol x4) includes 50-minute phone consultation, followup emails, and Hormone Rebalancing Guidebook and Action Plan. $495
  • Gold Package – 2 saliva test kits (test and retesting) of Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and Adrenal Stress hormones (cortisol x4) includes two (2) 50-minute phone consultation, follow-up emails and Hormone Rebalancing Guidebook and Action Plan. $895
  • Weight Balance Package: – home collection saliva testing of Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA and Adrenal Stress hormones (cortisol x4) PlUS Vitamin D testing in blood spot – includes one (1) 50 minute phone consultation with Candace PLUS one (1) 50 minute phone consultation with nutritional health coach; follow-up emails and Hormone Rebalancing Guidebook and Action Plan. $6955
  • Ala Carte Thyroid Test: testing TSH, free T4, free T3, TPO antibodies in dried blood spot $180
  • 50-minute Phone consult (with existing test results) $225

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.yourhormonebalance.com
  • Email: info@yourhormonebalance.com
  • Instagram: @yourhormonebalance.com
  • Facebook: yourhormonebalance.com
  • Twitter: jess@bodyblissbyjess.com


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