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Perimenopause, Life After Menopause - Treating Menopause and Osteoporosis Naturally

Contrary to the medical marketing hype, synthetic hormonal drugs, dairy products and most calcium supplements actually weaken the bones and have other harmful effects on health. Many women are concerned about the side effects of conventional medicine and are finding herbal and natural solutions meet their needs remarkably well. For a growing number of postmenopausal women, the change of life no longer represents the beginning of the end.

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Edible clay therapy The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee meaning"The-Mud-That-Heals." In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, therapeutic clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. more

cell phone danger Prevent Breast Cancer!
Keep That Cell Phone Out of Your Bra
Cell phone microwave radiation seeps directly into soft fatty tissue of the breast.

Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

How Immunocal Can Raise Glutathione GSH Level in Our Cells and Optimize The Immune System

Beyond Antibotics

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies."Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drug Dangerous Side Effects of Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drugs

NFL cheerleader suffers brain damage after getting flu shot (watch the video). Medical doctors warning about dangerous side effects of flu vaccine and flu drug.

Parasites Infections in Humans and Animals

Re-awaken Your Body's Healing Power With Marine Phytoplankton, Mother's Nature's Milk From the Ocean 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 mental function, and memory. They reduce depression, harmful effects of stress, and mood swings. Profound Life-Giving Properties of Marine Phytoplankton

Healing Teas Teas Are One of The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs
Teas can help fight depression and anxiety, heal skin conditions and gastrointestinal disorders, regulate hormone imbalances, improve your sex life, prevent illness, and help you heal faster. Many diseases and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs. These treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods.

Green Pharma Dr. Myklebust, MD: "Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases"

truth behind the AIDS propaganda
AIDS/HIV/AZT: truth behind the propaganda

Magnesium Therapy
Magnesium Therapy
: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction.". Dr. Sidney Baker

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

Natural Stem Cell EnhancersThe first natural plant-based stem cell enhancers have shown to trigger the release of millions of adult stem cells from the bone marrow very quickly. These stem cells can then migrate and attach to any cells, tissue, bone, muscle, cartilage, organ anywhere in the body needing repair.

Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins.Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Illness, Disease and Obesity. Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. Detoxification for Optimum Health

Today's fast paced living can translate into a highly stressful environmentStressed out? Anxious? Worried? Panic Attack? Insomnia? Today's fast paced living can translate into a highly stressful environment. Our bodies are continually challenged physically and emotionally, in the workplace and in our personal lives. Calmazon helps our body to relieve stress naturally. It produces a calming effect by assisting the body's natural processes and supporting its nutritional needs.




Estrogen's Deadly Truth:
a story of deception, betrayal, hidden agendas, propaganda and misinformation.

Dr. 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 incontinence.

Perimenopause

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 perimenopause symptoms. 

Is 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 

The Only Holistic Ovarian Cyst  System In Existence That Will Show YOU How To Quickly and Permanently Cure Your Ovarian Cysts, End The Chronic Pain, Rebalance Your Body and Achieve PERMANENT Freedom From PCOS!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, 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. more

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Estrogen's Deadly Truth...a story of deception, betrayal, hidden agendas, propaganda and misinformation 

Dr 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. 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 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.

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 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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The 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."
 

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 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 

Natural Progesterone: The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone John R. Lee, MD
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 balance. FemRite 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.

Female 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.

Dr 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

Water 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 Symptoms? 
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.

  • Herbal 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Goji 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

Learn more about the incredible health enhancing porperties of flaxoil and evening primorose oil for women.

What 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 the progesterone 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 reveiwer

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 more



Before 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

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ALERT!
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. 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.

How to restore  healthy thyroid functioning


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. 

Homeopathic Remedies for Menopausal Discomforts
Depression, Nerves, Irritability
Hot Flashes And Night Sweats 
Night Sweats 
Insomnia 
Constipation 
Involuntary Urination Menstruation And PMS 
Sex: Painful intercourse 
Vaginal Dryness 

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, 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.

Making Menopause A More Comfortable Transition
Additional information aabout herbal combinations for menopause


What 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


New Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way: Alternativer Approaches For Women 30-90

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.


Estrogen 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)

Natural Progesterone reduces the symptoms and discomfort of Menopause, PMS and Pre-menopause without the side effects often associated with synthetic hormone replacement therapy.