Suzanne Somers has used hormones and still does. She is an advocate of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, which entails the use of hormones that match the molecular structure of hormones produced naturally in the body.
Somers discusses bioidentical hormones as a healthy answer to perimenopause in her book, "I'm Too Young For This -- The Natural Hormone Solution to Enjoy Perimenopause." Somers, who is 68 years old as of 2015, experienced mood swings, weight gain and other adverse symptoms during perimenopause, which began for her at around age 35.
Her doctors prescribed antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills, but Somers believed there was a better way. She credits BHRT with keeping her looking and feeling young and attributes her healthy sex drive to it as well.
Somers is affiliated with Forever Health and hosts a link to the company's website on her own, SuzanneSomers.com. Doctors who specialize in BHRT can connect with patients through Forever Health. The service is free to prospective patients.
Somers is a breast cancer survivor and the author of more than 15 books on wellness, health and cooking, including "Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets That Will Redefine Aging," "Sexy Forever," "Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness" and "Ageless -- The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones."