It’s not a disease! It’s a natural transition from one stage of life to the next and should not be feared. God has designed the women to enter a stage of life where there is a non-conception time. Its not designed to be distressful. It should be a good time: A time of maturity, enjoying the fruits of wisdom and a heightened intuitive and spiritual awareness. Not a time of suffering the following symptoms.
·Hot flushes or night sweats ·Loss of sex drive · Mood swings ·Insomnia
What concerns me is that a lot of people believe it s normal to suffer these symptoms --- its not.
Causes of menopause
·Long term nutritional deficiencies = poor diet when younger ·Lack of exercise ·Emotional stress · There is a lot of misconception and misinformation concerning this natural menopause time.
1—normal to have the symptoms just listed 2—your ovaries shrivel up and become useless -- not so -- they slow down but don’t stop working * & if they have been removed God has a back up system where other organs produce small amounts of estrogen. 3 –estrogen deficiency is main cause of menopause symptoms -- in fact according to Dr Lee of USA it’s the opposite – i.e. too much estrogen is a major culprit & not enough progesterone. So there is a lot of good news – if you understand there are natural ways to counteract this imbalance that is occurring in your hormones and creating annoying health symptoms
There are a number of safe, natural alternatives that help your body during this menopause change.
Food from Gods garden --- the plant foods contain Phyto – hormones (Not human hormones) – but nutrients your body converts to natural hormones in your body. Some 300 different plants contain these phyto – nutrients. So eat plenty of variety of vegetables and veg’ juices. Especially -- Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower & soya foods.
2 – Healthy lifestyle I.e. exercise, drinking lots of clean water & high fiber No smoking Less dairy foods & alcohol Stress management
3 – Herbs. More and more women are turning to herbs because they are safe and don’t have the bad side effect known in traditional HRT (hormonal Replacement Therapies). Red Clover -Black Cohosh--Dong Quai--Wild Yam, Sage. If depressed add St Johns Wort (if you are on any heart or anti depressants ask your Dr or Naturopath before taking St Johns Wort) Liver support herbs: St. Mary Thistle, Globe Artichoke, and Dandelion Root. Minerals Magnesium, calcium Also Evening Primrose Oil & Soy Bean Extract *Always check with your Doctor or Naturopath before changing any medications.
HOW TO PREVENT HORMONAL PROBLEMS IN 30 – 45 Year Old Women?
*How to prepare for Menopause, without the worry of HRT and all the symptoms that go with it.
Most people are familiar with PMS and Menopause. But specifically what about the women between 30 & 45 years?
- This age group suffers hormonal fluctuations that can cause life to be a misery for them and their family.
- Estimated 80 yo 90 per cent of women will experience an hormonal imbalance in their life (The Sunday Times. Body +soul july 14, 2002)
- Often the symptoms are blamed on something else – like depression and treated for that which then makes it all worse.
What is the cause?
Estrogen dominance (excess). This is the best way to describe this problem
How does this happen?
1.Oral contraceptive pill
5.After childbirth – many women go through fluctuations that if not treated correctly (naturally) can remain for a long time.
2.anxiety and depression
4.uncontrollable emotions (crying easily, anger
8.loss of interest in sex
9.painful periods, irregular periods
10.bloating, fluid retension
13.cysts and fibroids
15.increased blood preassure
16.poor blood sugar control and sweet cravings
Treatment for symptoms and prevention:
1.High vegetable & high fiber diet. Especially the cruciferous family; brussel sprouts, broccoli, cabbage.
5.Avoid junk foods and chemicals in food and make up.
1.Black Cohosh – Cimicifuga racemosa and Chaste Tree/Vitex. These herbs God has specifically designed for balancing hormone levels.
2. Vitamin formula containing; B6, folic acid, B12, B5 + magnesium, chromium, calcium, (iron if deficient)
3. Liver support herbs. St Mary Thistle, Globe Artichoke.