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."
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 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 overtreatment — unnecessary
surgeries like hysterectomies and Cesarean sections — or negligent undertreatment
— ignoring easily managed problems like low libido, hot flashes, and stress
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.
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 perimenopause
Menopause Making You Crazy?
Few women know and truly understand all the 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. more
The Hysterectomy Hoax
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
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, fibroids, 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.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Estrogen's Deadly Truth...a story of deception, betrayal,
hidden agendas, propaganda and misinformation
Lee 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. more
on estrogen's deadly truth: myths of osteoporosis
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.
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.
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 it?
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.
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.
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.
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 menopause
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. Cheryl J.
Dr. 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. 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
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Hysterectomy Hoax: The Truth About Why Many Hysterectomies Are Unnecessary
and How to Avoid Them Dr Stanley West M.D
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 this book 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 at performing
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."
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 balance.
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 hormone.
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
Progesterone: The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone John R. Lee,
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."An amazon.com reveiwer
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. FemRite is a part of that
may be one of the most important new product discoveries a woman will find
in her life. The active ingredients, natural progesterone and diosgenin
work with your body’s own system to achieve and maintain system balance.
Formula - Each of the glands and organs of the female system are nutrient
dependent. Whenever a critical element is in short supply, hormone production
is slowed and homeostasis, the body’s sense of balance and wellness, is
disturbed. Minerals are often the limiting nutrient in hormone production.
Female Formula provides nutritional support to the reproductive organs,
promoting female hormone production and balance.
Bill Miller - "Why have middle aged women’s stroke rate increased three
times in recent years? From 1999 to 2004 nearly 2% of women aged 35 to
54 suffered from a stroke compared to the prior Federal health Surveys
from 1994 to 1998 in which less that 1% of women had the same condition..
No risk factors such as smoking, heart disease or diabetes had changed
between surveys. What has changed is women’s waistlines! They are two inches
bigger. Their body mass index (BMI) rose from 27 to 29. Dr Miller says
your shoulders should be 10 inches wider than your waistline. Drink
the VelociTea Holy Tea and dump the toxins. Eat nuts, seeds,
fruits and vegetables to prevent stoke. And exercise with good hydration.
therapy 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. learn more
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 glyconutrients,
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 for Menopause
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 doctor.
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 Avoid Soy
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
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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.
and Homeopathic remedies for menopause combination of ingredients make
it effective for not only hormone balancing, but helps with other menopausal
symptoms such as irritability, mood swings and insomnia.
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.
phytoplankton Dr. 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.
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.
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
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- 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 much more.)
- 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! more
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porperties of flaxoil and evening primorose oil for women.
Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause : Balance Your Hormones
and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty by John R. Lee MD
"PREVENT A HYSTERECTOMY: I write this after just having had surgery
(abdominal hysterectomy) two weeks ago ... and having come across the book
only two weeks prior to surgery. If only two or three months ago I'd been
aware of Dr. Lee's book, I truly believe my hysterectomy could have been
prevented, nevertheless, refusing my doctor's recommended HRT, I tried
cream and was amazed with the immediate results: headaches were alleviated;
improved mental acuity, energy, and skin tone. Had I known of the book's
contents 15 years ago, I believe I would have saved myself from not only
surgery and fibrous breast tissue, but numerous other debilitating ailments:
migraines, clinical depression, fatigue, lack of concentration along with
other symptoms which Dr. Lee listed due to estrogen dominance."amazon.com
Natural progesterone 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 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. learn
The Change By Ann Louise Gittleman
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 happenened
to come across this book on the net. I immediately purchased this book
and then devoured it in all of 2 days, practially 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 too.
" I've been following the plan religously for almost 4 weeks, and ladies,
I can hardly believe it myself, but I haven't felt this good in 6 years!
To say I am feeling 100% better would not be an exaggeration. All of my
sypmtoms of perimenopuase have improved dramatically. Doctors and Gyn's
PLEASE READ THIS BOOK so you can be of better help to your patients AND
advertise this book in your offices - it will enable all woman to better
help themselves during this time of their lives and you just may find yourselves
writing less prescriptions for anti-anxiety and anti-depressive drugs (yeah,
I know, the pharmaceutical companies don't like to hear that). Ladies,
do yourself the biggest favor and RUN, don't walk, and get your hands on
this book" A reviewer from amazon.com
Soy Supplements Fail to Help Menopause
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. 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.
to restore healthy thyroid functioning
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.
Homeopathic Remedies for Menopausal Discomforts
Depression, Nerves, Irritability
Hot Flashes And Night Sweats
Involuntary Urination Menstruation And PMS
Sex: Painful intercourse
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.
and Homeopathy : A Guide for Women in Midlife 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. Homeopathic remedies, diet,
supplements, vitamins and exercise are all discussed as viable options
for a woman who may or may not be on hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause A More Comfortable Transition
Additional information aabout herbal combinations for menopause
About Hormone Replacement Therapy? by Linda
Page, N.D. Ph.D.
An excerpt from Dr. Page's website
Are you considering taking hormones for menopause symptoms? If you are
in your 40's or 50's, and are about to be confronted with the great Hormone
Replacement Therapy(HRT) choice, consider carefully. 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.
I don't believe hormone replacement is the best course for most women.
Beyond increased cancer risk, HRT causes many side effects. Weight gain
(especially fatty deposits on the hips and 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. In
her website, Dr. Page offers more advice and information about safe and
effective programs from menopausal women
Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way: Alternativer Approaches For Women
Susun Weed, green witch and wise woman, 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 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.
dominance, women's problems and menopause by
Julia Chang, M.Sc
Excessive estrogens and stagnation of blood circulation
are the major cause of most women's problems including breast, uterine
and ovarian cancers. We are living in a polluted world where estrogens
are present in almost every type of food that we eat. Since the liver is
the organ that removes estrogens, a weak liver that fails to remove estrogens
efficiently may lead to their accumulation . When excessive estrogens become
trapped in the uterus, ovary, or breast due to stagnation, they overstimulate
cell division and lead to abnormal growth such as fibroids, cysts or cancer
in these organs. Estrogens may also be accumulated in the brain or liver
because they both have estrogen receptors. (click headline to learn about
liver cleansing and strengthening)
Progesterone reduces the symptoms and discomfort of Menopause, PMS
and Pre-menopause without the side effects often associated with synthetic
hormone replacement therapy.