[00:00:00.000] – Sam Ridgeway
Why would a woman listen to anything I have to say when it comes to hormones? I’ve never given birth to a baby. I’ve never had to contend with female gender roles. I’ve never had to worry if the clothes I wear to a party look similar to someone else’s. I’ve never had a hot flash. I know this is hard to believe, but no guy has ever smacked me on the ass and made me feel as though my livelihood depended upon how I responded. Although there was this one time in Key West that got a little awkward, but that’s a different video. My point is I have no idea whatsoever what it’s like to be a woman. In fact, there’s a study that shows women’s hormones just during a single menstrual cycle fluctuate more than a man’s will throughout his entire life. So I needed someone to speak on behalf of Viking to the female population, someone who knows what it’s like to be a woman. And I’ve been looking for quite some time. And the reason it took so long is because I had specific requirements. I needed them to be an appropriate age, which is over 45.
[00:00:52.780] – Sam Ridgeway
I needed them to have a story, meaning they had to have struggled with weight at some point in their lives, anxiety, depression. I needed them to be familiar with menopause. What I’m saying is I needed them to understand the hardships most women face on a daily basis, and I needed them to be authentic. But above all, I needed Viking to have been the catalyst that changed their life. So when I spoke with Laurie Miller, which she’s a long time Viking patient, I thought this could be that person. Then when she submitted a video showing her presence, demeanor, sincerity, I was like.
[00:01:24.240] – Sam Ridgeway
This is it.
[00:01:25.100] – Laurie Miller
I feel better now than I have ever felt in my life. That is really saying a lot.
[00:01:30.530] – Sam Ridgeway
This is the person that could help me get the message out to women about how hormone therapy improves every aspect of your life. I wanted to make a quick video introducing Laurie, and I wanted to encourage you to watch your first video, which is a quick overview of her personal journey. I’ll put that link to the video in the description below. Because to be honest, if I had to choose a gender that hormone therapy can help more than the other, it would be women. I mean, hands down. Let’s welcome Laurie, and I want you to look forward to more videos from her about hormones, diet, exercise, and overall improvements in general in the lives of women. Because we’re all striving to be better versions of ourselves. Because getting old is inevitable. But gaining weight, not having a libido, never sleeping, and having hot flushes, that has got to be a bitch.