PRUDENCE HALL, MD
“Women are light, we’re hope, we’re compassion.”
An integrative physician for nearly 35 years and a pioneer in natural, bioidentical hormone therapy, Prudence Hall, MD ( thehallcenter. com), has some very simple advice: “Live your life to the fullest— make your life matter, it’s precious— and if something doesn’t work, don’t whine but work hard to fi x it.”
After helping many patients overcome their health challenges, Hall ran into a big one of her own: how to reach and help more people than she can see in her practice. “The misery I see is profound,” she says. Embarking on an expanded mission of enhancing not just the physical health of others, but bringing more enlightenment and love to the world, she wrote a book, Radiant Again & Forever, and began lecturing extensively. On a personal level, Hall realized that it’s vital to understand what brings you joy and to do those things, and began surrounding herself with like- minded people, from spiritual leaders to workout buddies. And, she keeps her hormones balanced to youthful levels. For women of child- bearing age, she emphasizes, “Don’t take birth control pills; they disrupt hormone balance profoundly.” .
HEALTHY FOOD: Brussels sprouts PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Yoga and weight training WAY TO UNWIND: Sitting in a massage chair in front of a fi re and listening to ethereal music
Top Healthy Habits
Spending close to an hour daily on physical exercise and meditation Intermittent fasting on four days of the week Doing things that are emotionally nourishing
Customized bioidentical hormones, vitamins C and D, melatonin and magnesium at night, and customized nutritional formulas as needed.