Estrogen's Deadly Truth:
a story of deception, betrayal, hidden agendas, propaganda and misinformation
Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D - "Of the women in menopause today,
about half start synthetic hormone replacement, but only half of
those stick with it because of the side effects or fear of
cancer risk.The threat of breast and uterine cancer is dramatically increased
with hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Dr. Whitaker M.D. - "Women face unique health problems
throughout their lives, and conventional medicine's approach to
these health problems has been less than exemplary. Much of what
conventional medicine offers women can be described as either dangerous
over treatment — unnecessary surgeries like hysterectomies and Cesarean
sections — or negligent under treatment — ignoring easily managed
problems like low libido, hot flashes, and stress incontinence.
Few women know and truly understand all of women's health alternatives, solutions,
treatments, and practical help that is out there. Learn the latest
information in medical research and alternative approaches to treating
menopause symptoms. Menopause is brought on by low levels of estrogen
and progesterone and can cause symptoms such as irregular periods,
hot flashes, vaginal dryness, memory loss and difficulty concentrating,
insomnia and fatigue, frequent urination, and mood swings. Many
women going through the change of life opt for menopause natural
remedies for various reasons. Most women choose menopause natural
remedies because they are worried about the adverse-side effects
of conventional medicine.
cream can help balance hormones Natural
estrogen does not exist in the body in a vacuum -- progesterone
interacts with and mediates the effects of this hormone. Yet many
physicians put women on estrogen replacement alone. This is a mistake.
Balancing estrogen with progesterone, in concentrations similar
to those of the premenopausal state, is important for the health
of your bones, heart, breast tissue and uterus.
Menopause is the pMenopause is the point at which women stop ovulating. The menopausal
period affects each woman differently. Some start early, some start
and stop, but most experience the change around the age of fifty.
It usually lasts up to five years. Although estrogen levels drop
during the post menopausal period, the hormones do not disappear.
Stress puts a burden on the adrenal glands, causing them to overwork.
Therefore, the adrenals produce smaller amounts of the hormones
that are needed to help reduce the side effects of menopause. Hot
flashes can be the result of widespread blood vessel dilation. There’s
a growing interest in the natural approach to minimizing the effects
of menopause. Many women are concerned about the side effects of
conventional medicine and are finding herbal solutions meet their
needs remarkably well. This is something Traditional Chinese Medicine
practitioners have known for thousands of years.
Perimenopause, The menopause transition
Perimenopause, or menopause transition is the stage of
a woman's reproductive life that begins several years before menopause,
when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It usually
starts in a woman's 40s, but can start in a woman's 30s or even
earlier as well. Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point
when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last one to two years
of perimenopause, this decline in estrogen accelerates. At
this stage, many women experience menopausal symptoms. The signs
and symptoms of perimenopause include a wide variety of physical
and mental health symptoms.
With " Perimenopause: Have It, Live It, Love It! ", you can get
the answers to all your questions pertaining to perimenopause. You
get to understand and respect the changes that are happening to
your body. And perhaps, most importantly, you’ll gain the tools
you need to carve out your freedom and regain control of your body
and your life once more. You'll also learn how you can treat your
symptoms WITHOUT the use of drugs and pills. Over 50 home remedies
- with recipes and instructions - to help you cope with various
Before The Change offers the first complete do-it-yourself program
for managing PERIMENOPAUSE - the Period of about 10 years leading
up to menopause - with proven techniques for understanding and controlling
its symptoms without powerful drugs or hormone treatments. "After
feeling lousy (headaches, mood swings, anxiety, depression, insomnia,
etc.) since the age of 37 (now 43), I had tried everything conceivable
to help myself to feel better with minimal and non-lasting results.
In early January I happened to come across this book on the net.
I immediately purchased this book and then devoured it in all of
2 days, practically highlighting 2/3's of it. I can't tell you how
many times, while reading it, I would say to myself, "why don't
doctor's and Gyn's tell you this stuff?
One of Dr. Gittleman's recommendations is to
increase magnesium intake to
help regulate haywire hormones. One "snack food" that is just loaded
with magnesium is almonds. I hadn't eaten almonds in years due to
their fat content, but I decided to give almonds a try anyway.
And guess what? They worked! And quickly too. Within one month
of adding a daily serving of almonds to my diet, my periods regulated
again both in frequency and in intensity. The cold flashes subsided
Myth of Osteoporosis - Protecting Your
Bones and Reversing Osteoporosis Naturally
The Hysterectomy Hoax
While more than 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year
in the United States, 90 percent of them are unwarranted. This vital
health guide offers women the information they need to empower themselves
in making critical health decisions. For example, surgery can often
do more harm than good and may pose needless risks, except in situations
involving a life-threatening illness such as cancer. However, surgeons
often rely on hysterectomies as a panacea for everything from premenstrual
syndrome to uterine fibroids. An important step in bridging the
communication gap between patient and physician are the specific
questions in this book for women to ask their doctors. Included
is information about various gynecological conditions with suggestions
for alternative treatments, such as endometriosis, uterine prolapse,
ovarian cysts, and precancerous conditions.
Read Dr Stanley
West M.D book,
The Hysterectomy Hoax: The Truth About Why Many Hysterectomies
Are Unnecessary and How to Avoid Them before you agree to having a hysterectomy. I
have had two doctors recommend that I undergo hysterectomy. I refuse.
A woman's uterus is her vital female organ, and there is no reason
to have it removed unless there is cancer present. Find a physician
who is skilled atperforming myomectomies,
or consider embolization, but don't let them cut out your uterus.
Dr. West gives clear, eye-opening information, and much detail to
allow a woman to make an informed decision. Dr. West also gives
important information about the after-effects of having a hysterectomy.
This is one of the most important books that a woman will ever read."
Dr Stanley West M.D, infertility specialist, chief
of reproductive endocrinology at St Vincent's Hospital, New York,
and author of The Hysterectomy Hoax
, says that about 90 per cent of all hysterectomies are unnecessary.
Gynaecological consultants to Ralph Nader's Public Health Research
Group reached a similar conclusion in 1991 in their book,
Women's Health Alert .
Dr West says that the only 100-per-cent-appropriate reason for
performing an hysterectomy is for treating cancer of the reproductive
organs.3 However, hysterectomies are all too frequently offered
as treatment for a variety of conditions including endometriosis,
ovarian cysts , pelvic inflammatory disease and uterine prolapse.
An estimated 76% of women who are hysterectomized and castrated
at the same time. The removed uterus and ovaries, however, are commonly
found to be perfectly normal. What is worse, some women have never
consented to the removal of any of these organs. And according to
the HERS Foundation Data Bank, 99.7% percent of women in an ongoing
study were given little or no prior information about the acknowledged
adverse effects of hysterectomy - information that is a legal requisite
of consent. An estimated 76% of women who are hysterectomized and
castrated at the same time. The removed uterus and ovaries, however,
are commonly found to be perfectly normal. What is worse, some women
have never consented to the removal of any of these organs. And
according to the HERS Foundation Data Bank, 99.7% percent of women
in an ongoing study were given little or no prior information about
the acknowledged adverse effects of hysterectomy - information that
is a legal requisite of consent.
Dr Lee, author of Hormone Balance Made Simple
has compiled a list of side-effects and
physiological impairments which result from taking oestrogen. They
include increased risk of endometrial cancer, increased body fat,
salt and fluid retention, depression and headaches, impaired blood-sugar
control (hypoglycaemia), loss of zinc and retention of copper, reduced
oxygen levels in all cells, thickened bile and promoted gall bladder
disease, increased likelihood of breast fibrocysts and uterine fibroids,
interference with thyroid activity, decreased sex drive, excessive
blood-clotting, reduced vascular tone, endometriosis, uterine cramping,
infertility, and restraint of osteoclast function.
With so many side-effects and dangerous complications,
a woman must think very carefully about the HRT decision. Unfortunately,
most doctors will tell her that there is no other alternative. While
certainly most doctors are well-meaning and sincerely concerned
about their patients, their primary source of education and product
information comes directly from the pharmaceutical companies. Since
most women also lack essential education and understanding about
their options, menopause can be perceived as a rather frightening
and perilous time.
An excerpt from
. Dr. John Lee's Transcript
John Lee MD - "I saw these patients who were on
estrogen and they
were getting swollen breasts and fibrosistic breast disease, they
were getting fat around their middle, their hips, their abdomen,
losing libido and getting depressed. When they traveled any place
and they were sitting any period of time their feet would swell
they'd have water retention and all that. And it struck me that
there's something wrong here.
Also I had patients who couldn't take any estrogen because they've
already had breast cancer or diabetes or vascular disorders or obesity,
there's all sorts of counter indications for estrogen, gall bladder
disease, migraines, hypertension, it goes on and on. So I had patients
with osteoporosis who couldn't take estrogen
and I was wondering, "what can I do for these patients?" "I can
tell them to eat a good diet, I can put them on
calcium, I can put them on Vitamin D, I can try and get them
off cigarettes" and all these things you're supposed to do. But
we knew from the bone mineral density that that was not enough.
Bones needed something or they were going to get osteoporosis.
...In my research over the years, learning about progesterone
I discovered brain cells concentrate progesterone and testosterone
to levels 20 times higher than the blood carries. Now, brain cells
wouldn't do this unless the progesterone or testosterone has some
function in the brain cell. Why go to the work of drawing that progesterone
in, holding it against an osmotic gradient, getting it through the
cell membrane into the brain cell unless there is some reason for
So now I understood why some of my patients who gave this to
their elder mothers and aunts who were in nursing homes, they gave
it to them for their bones or because it's so wonderful for skin,
it hydrates skin again, makes skin much better, these elderly women
all became much more alert and aware. Women who were content to
just to lie in bed all day and couldn't keep track of the conversation
with their niece or whatever, after a week or so of being on progesterone
they're up leading discussions on the headlines and the latest in
book reviews. Alternative approaches to treating menopause symptoms.
The classic bestseller that has helped nearly a million women
discover the answer to menopause is now revised and updated. Hot
flashes, night sweats, weight gain, low sex drive, hair loss, fibroids,
and osteoporosis-most women will experience these or other hormone-
related problems at some point as they age. In clear, easy-to-understand
language, an internationally recognized expert explains the benefits
of using progesterone and other natural hormones to reduce or eliminate
menopausal symptoms safely and effectively-without the harmful side
effects created by commonly used synthetic hormone replacement therapy
(HRT). Dr. Lee explains why conventional HRT drugs can be harmful
and offers an easy-to-follow non-prescription 'Hormone Balance'
program that tells readers how to stay energized, strong, and sexually
vigorous during the menopausal years and beyond.
The Hormonally Vulnerable
Woman: Relief at last for PMS, mood swings,
fatigue, hair loss, adult acne, unwanted hair, female pain, migraine,
weight gain, ... all the problems of perimenopause
According to Geoffrey Redmond, M.D., a majority of the 42 million
American women between the ages of thirty-five and fifty-five suffer
from vulnerability to their own hormones. Appearance, emotions --
and even sex drive -- may be affected. Symptoms include thinning
hair, persistent acne, mood swings, low energy, loss of pleasure
in sex, weight gain, irregular periods, and pain. While the media
has emphasized the problems of menopause, Dr. Redmond explains that
all too many women experience hormonal miseries even in their thirties.
Lab tests are often normal because the problem is not the hormones
themselves but how a woman's body reacts to them. Healthy, active
women suddenly find that once quiescent hormones have taken over
control of their lives. Because their problems are often dismissed
as trivial, women who are hormonally vulnerable are frequently thwarted
in their quest for help. Too often they are brushed off with remarks
such as, "Your tests are normal; there's nothing wrong with you."
This is tragic because, as Dr. Redmond demonstrates, hormonal balance
can nearly always be restored with the treatments he details, which
include individualized use of prescription medications, herbal supplements,
lifestyle changes, and even spiritual practices. Many women have
heard that testosterone can help sex drive, but most have not been
warned about the damage that careless testosterone therapy can cause
on skin and hair.
"I have suffered from mouth ulcers for years
and have not had an outbreak since taking Marine Phytoplankton.
I was taking prescription heartburn pills that I no longer need.
I was in a car accident a few years ago and could never get rid
of the inflammation and pain in my right leg, now it is completely
gone. I suffered from hives this January and could not get rid of
them. I tried all kinds of medication, prescription creams and herbal
medicines. This only seemed to keep them from getting worst but
did not get rid of them. They are now gone. I put Marine Phytoplankton
directly on them. I rub a little of Marine Phytoplankton on my spider
and veracious veins and they are going away. I have taken sinus
medicine everyday for the past couple of years. My sinuses were
so bad that it would wake me up at night because they were draining
down my throat. I have not taken any since starting Marine Phytoplankton.
I have been wearing reading glasses (2.50) but now they are too
strong and I have had to go to 2.00. I also have bifocals that I
can't wear anymore because they are too strong. I am going to the
eye doctor next month and can't wait to find out what happens. I
recently found out I have type 2 diabetes and since taking Marine
Phytoplankton my sugar levels are great. I have lots of energy and
my weight is coming down. I had perimenopause
, which is having all the symptoms of
before you actually get menopause. All the
symptoms are gone. I have a couple of cysts that I've had for years
and they are about half the size now. I had a fingernail that split
down the middle and now it's fine. I had ridges that developed on
my nails, I was told this was just from age, but they are now gone.
I had four toenails that had grown very thick and one that cracked
down the middle, and now the thickness is gone and as my nail is
growing the crack is disappearing. A few months ago I noticed my
hair was starting to turn grey just around the hairline, it has
turn back to my natural color. I developed a discoloration on my
face about the size of a quarter. I put Marine Phytoplankton directly
on it and it is going away. It's down to the size of a dime.
Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that
contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore
health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function
normally. Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally
dense foods on the planet". Containing a wide range of trace elements,
amino acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular
materials, marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health
by boosting and supporting all systems within the body. Its antioxidants
and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic mutations that can
lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides and adaptogens increase
energy and stamina by improving our ability to consume and use oxygen.
Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by strengthening the
heart and circulation. more about marine phytoplankton's healing
power . Profound Life-Giving
Properties of Marine Phytoplankton
Natural Progesterone: The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone
For the past 15 years, Dr Lee has conducted independent
research into a natural, plant-derived form of progesterone. His
non-pharmaceutically-funded research presents a much broader understanding
of a woman's hormonal options and offers a totally safe, effective
alternative that is free of all side-effects. He has found that
this natural hormone-used in conjunction with a good diet and lifestyle
changes-is capable of eliminating much of the suffering associated
both with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause. Thousands of
women in the Western world now use natural progesterone-generally
in the form of a non-prescription cream which is rubbed into the
body. They claim that they not only have relief from female symptoms
but experience increased vitality, better skin and renewed emotional
Natural progesterone seems to have been totally
overlooked by medical science while the erroneous focus has been
on oestrogen. Considering that it is non-patentable and inexpensive,
it not surprising that this is so. It is important, however, to
have a much greater understanding and appreciation for this remarkable
At this point, it is important to make the distinction
between the natural progesterone that is produced by the body and
the synthetic progesterone analogues classified as progestins, such
as Provera, Duphaston and Primulut. As you will learn, there is
a big difference between the two in their effect in the body, although
doctors most often use their names interchangeably. Since natural
progesterone is not a patentable product, the pharmaceutical companies
have molecularly altered it to produce synthetic progestins commonly
used in contraceptives and HRT.
Synthetic progestins, because they are not exact
replicas of the body's natural progesterone, unfortunately create
a long list of side effects, some of which are quite severe. A partial
list includes headaches, depression, fluid retention, increased
risk of birth defects and early abortion, liver dysfunction, breast
tenderness, breakthrough bleeding, acne, hirsutism (hair
growth), insomnia, edema, weight changes, pulmonary embolism
and premenstrual-like syndrome.
Most importantly, progestins lack the intrinsic
physiological benefits of progesterone, thus they cannot function
in the major biosynthetic pathways as progesterone does and they
disrupt many fundamental processes in the body. Progesterone is
an essential hormone that also plays a part in the development of
healthy nerve cells and brain and thyroid function. Progestins tend
to block the body's ability to produce and utilize natural progesterone
to maintain these life promoting functions. "
HORMONE HERESY:Estrogen's Deadly Truth
In his book, Natural Progesterone: The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone John R. Lee, MD offers a very clear explanation of the female hormone cycle and of the
vital importance of NATURAL Progesterone. Discusses
osteoporosis, menopause, pelvic disorders,
PMS, cancer, fibro cystic breasts, and uterine fibroids. Priceless
information for women and for the doctors who treat them. "A
compelling MUST READ for anyone contemplating a hysterectomy and
for those who have already had one. Easy to read, written in layman's
terms, informative, thoroughly researched (over 500 footnotes) and
enlightening. There is no hidden agenda - just strong data to educate
and enable women to make informed decisions. This book tells you
things your doctor should have told you but did not."
Hormone Balancing A Delicate Balancing Act
Since the beginning of time, women everywhere have had to deal with
the unpleasantries of hormone imbalance. Such symptoms include: PMS,
weight gain, water retention, headaches, mood swings, cramping,
depression, and many, many others. Later in life, the prevention of
osteoporosis, heart disease, endometriosis, and female cancers must
be carefully examined. Complete female system balance is now available.
has been used for centuries to heal the sick.
Hydro- and hydrothermal therapy are traditional methods of treatment
that have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many
cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan.
Matthew Silver, MD
- "An associate in her early fifties who had suffered for many
years from the toxic effects of chlorine poisoning from inhaling
vapors from an over-chlorinated swimming pool. This had resulted
in many severe health challenges including extreme chronic fatigue
and breathing difficulty that kept her housebound and dependent
on oxyn. Even minimal exertion led to extreme shortness of breath.
After just three days of drinking
she reported that all of her symptoms improved dramatically and
that she was able to leave her house without oxygen and work in
her garden, which she had not been able to do in years." The
sugars found on all Glyconutrients (saccharides) also address the
workings of the brain and nervous system – from memory and sleep
to anxiety and depression.
What About Conventional Treatment
Dr. Whitaker M.D.
Women face unique health problems throughout their lives, and
conventional medicine's approach to these health problems has been
less than exemplary. Much of what conventional medicine offers women
can be described as either dangerous overtreatment — unnecessary
surgeries like hysterectomies and Cesarean sections — or negligent
undertreatment — ignoring easily managed problems like low libido,
hot flashes, and stress incontinence.
The most common form of estrogen given to postmenopausal women
is conjugated estrogen, which is made from the
urine of pregnant mares, and the most popular
brand of conjugated estrogen is Premarin.
This type of estrogen is great for horses, but not for women. Likewise,
the most popular form of progesterone given to postmenopausal women,
Provera, isn't actually progesterone at all -- it's a synthetic
compound called progestin, and it has more than 30 negative side
effects listed in the Physicians' Desk Reference, the doctors' Bible
of drug information.
You can prevent the health problems associated with menopause
by using the many natural hormone replacement products available
that are far safer and just as effective as their synthetic counterparts.
Most conventional doctors will not tell you about natural HRT as
an option, so it's up to you to request natural hormones from your
Dr. Mercola - "Supplements that contain concentrated phytoestrogens
-- plant-based estrogens found in soy -- do not appear to
improve mood, memory or menopause symptoms in women over age 45."
Contrary to popular belief that soy is a health food, evidence reveals
that soy consumption has been linked to numerous disorders, including
infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia, Type1 diabetes,
and precocious puberty in children have been fed soy formula.
(early maturation, such as breast development and menstruation as
early as 6 years of age). Scientists have known for years that the
isoflavones in soy products can depress thyroid function and cause
goiters in otherwise healthy children and adults. A combined research
team of Cornell University Medical College and Long Island Community
Hospital medical experts have found that children who develop Type1
diabetes are twice as likely to have been fed soy formulas as those
fed all other foods This confirms concerns based on animal
studies raised in the 1980's and 1990s by Health Canada researcher
Dr Fraser Scott and led to the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing
their warning to pediatricians against any use of soy based formulas.
Newest Research On Why You Should
Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D "Premarin, an estrogen replacement
drug for menopausal women made from pregnant mare's urine, is the
top selling drug of any kind in the U.S. But justifiable controversy
about synthetic hormone replacementmay mean that the threat of breast
and uterine cancer is dramatically increased with HRT. In 51 studies
covering 21 countries involving more than 52,000 women with breast
cancer and 108,000 women without breast cancer, women who used Premarin
for 5 years or longer had a 35% higher risk of developing cancer
than women who had never been on HRT. (Good news! The higher risk
for breast cancer diminished and largely disappeared after about
5 years off HRT treatment.) Most women don't know that Premarin,
is made from pregnant mare's urine, and that the mares are kept
in horrendous conditions - their foals are sold for slaughter.
Premarin is the most prescribed of all drugs in America today. The
mares are artificially inseminated and forced to spend their 11-month
pregnancies in stalls so small they cannot turn. If they try to
lie down, their heads are jolted upright by their halter chains.
Long lines of pregnant horses stand, chained and strapped into cramped
concrete and steel pens like rows of four-legged galley slaves.
They shuffle uncomfortably from hoof to hoof. A forlorn look fills
their eyes as they stare. Their coats are dull, their ears droopy
- tell-tale signs of a horse's misery. Many get sore, swollen legs
or become crippled from standing, months on end, in their tiny concrete
stalls. The mares are kept constantly thirsty. They are denied water
so that their urine becomes thick." more on
premarin and the horse
Natural Remedies for Menopause
A number of supplements can be taken to prevent, lessen,
or even reverse the symptoms of peri and actual menopause. Many
work to help the body increase its progesterone levels, thus diminishing
the state of estrogen-dominance. Others contain plant estrogens,
which do not appear to disturb the progesterone/estrogen balance.
Flaxseed oil is
at the top of the list for prostaglandin replenishment. It is
an excellent remedy for depression and fatigue, and it is also
good for the skin and the immune system. Additionally, flaxseed
oil is known to lower cholesterol and to make insulin more effective.
- Marine phytoplankton - Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton
contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to
restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells
that function normally. These nutrients improve hormonal balance,
mental function, and memory. They reduce depression, harmful
effects of stress, and mood swings.
- Evening primrose oil can alleviate symptoms of perimenopause
that surface around the time of the menstrual cycle, such as
headaches, cramping, irritability, and water retention.
Coral Calcium Complex The natural balance of 72 minerals
is important because each mineral requires other minerals to
do it's job and in turn, those minerals require different supporting
minerals. All minerals must be present for any one mineral
to work properly. Calcium is the most plentiful of minerals
in Coral Complex 3.
- Fulvic Acid and Shilajit.
Scientists theorize that mineral deficiency subjects us
to more diseases, aging, sickness and destruction of our physical
well-being than any other factor in personal health. A great
many known aliments, around 60, are directly linked to mineral
deficiency. To the science of living cells, fulvic acids are
vital in bringing substantial amounts of nutrients and minerals
into water solution and delivering their living energies to
the living cells. Fulvic acid assists every stage of cellular
metabolism and is the most powerful, natural electrolyte known.
It restores electrical balance to damaged cells, neutralizes
toxins and can eliminate food poisoning within minutes.
- Other supplements which are beneficial during menopause
are royal jelly and bee pollen
- Natural Herbal Solution just for Women: Thyroid Problems
- Varicose Veins - Urinary Infections - Skin Wrinkles / Skin
Damage - Sexual Desire / Fulfillment for Women - Yeast Infections
/ Candida / Candidiasis - Menopause and much more
- Natural Woman Progesterone is an easily absorbed body cream
containing plant based progesterone used to help relieve the
symptoms of Menopause, PMS and Osteoporosis. Women along with
medical experts and researchers are finding natural progesterone
cream solves your menopausal and PMS related problems.
Most importantly, medical researchers report that natural progesterone
counteracts estrogen dominance. Dr. Lee started to use
progesterone cream to treat the symptoms of PMS and menopause
and achieved impressive results. Hundreds of women have written
enthusiastic letters to Dr. Lee telling him how their PMS and
menopause symptoms disappeared when they used progesterone cream
(hot flashes, fibrocystic lumps, poor libido, mood swings and
- Zinc also helps to increase progesterone levels and lower
estrogen. Between 15 and 50 mg a day should be taken to optimize
the immune system and build strong bones.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, many menopause symptoms are
ascribed to a deficiency of kidney yin. For ages, Goji (lycium)
has been the yin tonic of choice to restore hormonal balance.
- Vitamin B6 increases progesterone levels and enhances serotonin
production to create a sense of calm.
- Vitamin E is a mild form of hormone replacement therapy
in a bottle.
- Vitamin C, especially Ester C in large amounts (up to 5,000
mg a day taken in divided doses throughout the day) is a must
for keeping the immune system in tip-top shape.
At 37 years old, I began to experience early menopause and suffered
from many of its symptoms -- hot flashes, food cravings, leg cramps,
restlessness, anxiety and emotional instability. I was desperate
to resolve these symptoms and began my search. HRT was an
option, but I have always preferred the most natural approach to
health and healing; when I learned that this company had a product
that may support me, I was thrilled as I was already very impressed
with the results I'd had from taking glyconutrients. I began taking
a phytosterol product (glyconutrients)
as part of the Optimal Health System at the end of January 2002.
I took far beyond the recommended dosages in order to reach a place
of physical comfort. As you may know, hormones can take quite
some time to regulate. My symptoms decreased gradually. After
4 months, I no longer experienced any of the symptoms my doctor
had attributed to perimenopause. After 8 months, the length
of my menstrual cycle has increased by 5 days to what it was prior
to my son's birth. These products have greatly improved my quality
of life; I feel at least 10 years younger!
Learn more about the incredible
health enhancing properties of flaxoil and evening primorose oil
Soy Supplements Fail to Help Menopause Symptoms
Soy is promoted as a healthy alternative to estrogen replacement for some
women as a way to minimize menopause symptoms, and as a healthier,
low-fat protein alternative for meats and poultry. But what all
the positive stories fail to mention is that there is a very real
-- but very overlooked -- downside to the heavy or long-term use
of soy products.
Fail to Help Menopause Symptoms and soy products increase the risk of thyroid disease.
And this danger is particularly great for infants on soy formula.
This is not information that the powerful and profitable U.S. soy
industry wants you to know. The sale of soy products is big business,
and the increasing demand for soy protein products, soy powders
and soy isoflavone supplements is making that an even more profitable
business than ever before.
Supplements that contain concentrated phytoestrogens -- plant-based
estrogens found in soy -- do not appear to improve mood, memory
or menopause symptoms in women over age 45. Contrary to popular
belief that soy is a health food, evidence reveals that soy consumption
has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased
cancer and infantile leukemia, Type1 diabetes, and precocious
puberty in children have been fed soy formula. (early maturation,
such as breast development and menstruation as early as 6 years
of age). Scientists have known for years that the isoflavones in
soy products can depress thyroid function and cause goiters in otherwise
healthy children and adults. A combined research team of Cornell
University Medical College and Long Island Community Hospital medical
experts have found that children who develop Type1 diabetes are
twice as likely to have been fed soy formulas as those fed all other
foods This confirms concerns based on animal studies raised
in the 1980's and 1990s by Health Canada researcher Dr Fraser Scott
and led to the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing their warning
to pediatricians against any use of soy based formulas.
Homeopathy for Menopause Symptoms
Homeopaths treat the menopausal symptoms by constitutional treatment.
This is the process by which a homeopathic physician selects and
administers a woman's own constitutional remedy based on the totality
of her symptoms and her physical, mental and emotional state. This
strengthen the body's vital defenses and restore a healthy balance
and sense of well-being. Most of the major homeopathic remedies
may be used for the symptoms of menopause.
Homeopathy for Menopause Symptoms
Depression, Nerves, Irritability
Hot Flashes And Night Sweats
Involuntary Urination Menstruation And PMS
Sex: Painful intercourse
Homeopathy is an art and a science. Consult a homeopathic physician
to determine appropriate remedy for you as each case is different.
At the hands of a skilled homeopathic practitioner homeopathy
can do miracles. Unless you are familiar with homeopathy, it is
always best to consult with a professional homeopath instead of
attempting to do it on your own as you could ess things up.
Menopause and Homeopathy : A Guide for Women in Midlife
by Ifeoma Ikenze, by Ifeoma Ikenze, Afeoma Akenze
Homeopathy is a versatile form of natural medicine that offers
people the tools to take care of many different conditions and ailments.
Menopause, is not an ailment, but rather, a natural milestone in
a woman's life. Dr. Ikenze gives information about the hormonal
changes in a woman's life as well as the various approaches that
are available currently to treat the unpleasant symptoms that some
women experience. nd thighs),
heavy bleeding (worse than a woman's former period), PMS-like symptoms,
migraine headaches, uterine and breast fibroids, and low libido
are all reported by women taking hormone drugs. Unless you have
specific, extenuating circumstances (only about 6% of American women
do), a natural menopause may be the best way. Even women who don't
have a symptom-free menopause say they feel younger and more energetic
when they address their menopausal changes with natural remedies.
If you are about to be confronted with the great Hormone Replacement
Therapy choice, consider carefully before you agree. Once again,
less estrogen production (especially estradiol), during menopause
may be Nature's way of protecting women from hormone-involved diseases
like breast and uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and breast, ovarian
or uterine cancers.
I believe plant hormones may be the best answer. The best option,
in my opinion, is a combination of phyto-hormone (estriol) rich
herbs that can help a broad spectrum of a woman's needs during menopause.
Around the world, in every culture throughout history, plant hormones
have helped support women through the discomforts of menopause.
Plants like wild yams, and herbs like black cohosh, ginseng, licorice
root and dong quai, have a safety record of centuries.
Susun Weed, author of New Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way: Alternative Approaches For Women 30-90 , is an extraordinary teacher
with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge
of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where
common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support
and nourish health, wholeness, holiness. She has opened hearts to
the magic and medicine of the green nations for three decades. Ms.
Weed's four herbal medicine books focus on natural women's health topics
including: menopause, childbearing, and breast health. includes
all the original remedies that women know and trust plus sections
which include the newest studies. This is a book for women who want
strong bones, healthy hearts and a long, drug-free joyous life.
This is the menopause "bible" for 350,000 women who've chosen strong
bones and healthy hearts without recourse to hormones. A treasure
trove of accessible, reliable, non-drug remedies.
An award finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year, New
Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way: Alternative Approaches for
Women 30-90 is an introduction to dealing with myriad problems resulting
from menopause, preferrable without relying on medicines but rather
natural nutritional remedies and supplements. Newly revised and
expanded with 100 additional pages on thyroid health, problems with
hair, fertility after forty, memory problems, fibromyalgia and more,
New Menopausal Years is an excellent preparation and problem-solving
guide that taps directly into the experience of women, for women.
New Menopausal Years does not replace the diagnosis, prescriptions,
or treatment of a professional doctor for serious health problems,
but rather shines as a resource for preventative nutritional and
herbal advice, and tips for alleviating common discomforts.
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