Who’s That Girl?

After undergoing a myomectomy in 2020, I was introduced to some new challenges:

  • Weight gain
  • Hormonal acne
  • Extreme sadness/depression
  • Inflammation
  • Hair loss and more

This was a miserable time for me, and it hadn’t occurred to me that these challenges were a reflection of a breakdown in communication between my hormones post surgery.

This is where my health journey truly began. Not on the operating table; but at home, in front of my computer, absorbing as much information as I could on hormone health.

Although my surgeon had successfully removed 12 fibroids from my uterus- alleviating my heavy periods and mild anemia -something was still off. Most days, I felt like my body was fighting against me. I didn’t feel like myself at all.

One-year transformationbefore and after.

Once I learned more about the nature of hormonal imbalances in women, poor liver function, and gut health, these issues began to make more sense; and with the right information and support, I was able to repair years of damage:

  • I lost up to 85 lbs
  • Cleared my skin
  • Increased my energy
  • Overcame depression
  • Healed inflammation in my knee and ankle
  • Regrew my hair (longer and thicker than ever!)
  • And so much more – naturally!

The Lord gifted me with a fresh start.

Putting myself first, educating myself, and nourishing my body with the right foods made all the difference. Discipline, consistency, prayer, and fasting were important as well. Without these things, where would I be today?

Some days, I didn’t want to look in the mirror because I didn’t like the woman looking back at me. When I look at selfies from those days (and there were plenty from 2020, for obvious reasons), I’m flooded with bad memories.

I assumed the negative changes in my body were the result of being on lockdown. Not so… The chemical changes I experienced post-surgery were to blame; and the only recommendation I received for treatment was birth control.

I refused to accept that. I decided to go the natural route, and this decision literally saved my life.

Think about the physical, mental, and emotional challenges you face. Could it be that something is off? Could it be that the woman is the mirror isn’t, in fact, the real you?

The reality is, she’s a broken version of you asking for help.

Will you answer her cry by educating yourself and making huge steps towards your healing path? You have a lot more control than you think.

Work with me and we can make things happen!

teri durden at every page


I’m here to help you learn and to offer support as you manage your menstrual symptoms and heal. I do not diagnose or treat menstrual disorders, but I can help you look for clues. For testing, a diagnosis, or treatment, please seek out a medical professional.

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