Do not leave yourself defenseless, gentle Herbs are the way to go! In cultures throughout the world, Hot Flashes do not exist. A good product is Progesterone Cream by Source Naturals with it's advanced Liposome delivery of 500 mgs of Progesterone per ounce. Other Herbs like Black Cohosh, Ginseng Root, Jojoba and Squalane (for more moisture) can help too. You apply this to soft tissue areas. The Harvard analysis of 70,000 women, which was written in the Journal of Archives of Internal Medicine said "The Hormone Blend and Synthetic Combo (watch that word Synthetic) of Estrogen and Testosterone called Estratest (a drug) increased the risk of Breast Cancer by 250%. Ayurceutics, an Ayurvedic Company has Shatavari, a famous traditional Herb especially for woman for Stress, Liver protection and is known in folklore as women of a thousand husbands. In the Reno Gazette Journal of September 07, 3 women accused big Pharma co Wyeth, that their Hormone replacement drug resulted in Breast cancer.
Country Life has Maxines Menopause Formula Nf, which includes nutrients for bone health and also good for sleep concerns for all those changes. Pregnenolone by Source Naturals in 50 mgs is the grandmother of the Adrenal Hormone and the Precursor to all Hormones. "You just can't beat the real thing" says Dr. Lee and Jonathan Wright, both M.D.’s in Holistic Health. Planetary Formulas has Meno Change. Dr. Leslie Tierra's Formula that is a combination of American Indian Herbs and the Ancient Roots of Chinese Herbology. Making sure that the Liver is dispelling toxic xenoestrogens from our environment and food, Herb Pharm has the Healthy Menopause Tonic with Pulsatilla (with Windflower for Digestion, PMS, Vaginitis and Vitex, female herb) in a 4 ozs tincture. Emerita, The Woman’s Company has PRO-GEST CREAM, maintaining balance and harmony. In the Sexual Realm, when that seems to be on the downside, try Emerita's Libido Formula, consisting of Muira Puama (Potency Wood) for stimulation, Ginkgo (for circulation), Motherwort (calms the nerves), Damiana and Ginseng, (both known for Feminine Energy).
In Jane Heimlich's column, she wrote "What your Doctor won't tell you" The P Big Pharma drug is made from Horse Estrogen. "Good for Horses" says Dr. Wright. A Complete Menopause Support by Rainbow Light helps with Emotional and Physical support. It also has Soy Isoflavones with Genistein for balance, Super Green Foods for more Oxygen and Stamina, Plant Extracts of the Chaste Tree (Vitex) ,Black Cohosh, Don Quai, Ginger. Foodscience Of Vermont has a Women's Superior, it's an all rounder with extra calcium and even Primrose Oil, Grape Seed and the energy nutrients, Aspartic acid and Octacosanol. This is the one for those that don't want to take a lot, but has an awful lot in 4. Eclectic Institute's Menopause Support is Freeze dried with their special process, has Black Cohosh Root, Soybean Sprout and Wild Oats (Avena Sativa) for stamina. Omega's to the rescue, essential for the body's production of Prostaglandins and regulates the Hormone system. Country Life’s has Ultra Oils, complete Oil Blend 3, 6, Plant Ligans and GLA, well for Brain Fog too. Feed your skin internally with the Omega's. For External Skin Care, use Avalon Organic Botanicals products for nourishing and moisture.
Natural Menopause will occur 25% by age 47, 50% by age 50, 75% by age 52 and 95% by age 55. Your Ovaries don't cease to function, they stay with you and provide Hormones for a lifetime. Let's nourish them! Dynamic Health Labs has the Acai Plus Juice Blend of Blueberry, Raspberry and Pomegranate. It is full of Antioxidants, very refreshing. What Are Phyto-estrogens? Elaine Magie, M.P.H.RD, author of "Eating for Healthy Menopause " stated 300 Plants are considered weak forms of Human estrogen, then your body thinks it's got it, and can diminish symptoms. Also guards against Heart disease and Osteo. Lest we forget to strengthen our Bones and Joints, Doctor’s Best has the Strontium Bone Maker, a hard to find nutrient, which does not let your Calcium intake end up suffocating in cell structures and inhibits the break down. For you Foodies- Ruth Hemp Foods with Protein from sprouted Flax Ligans and Maca (great for Hormones) has a full line of Bars in Yum Flavors and Protein Powders with the Omega's, 5 grams of fiber, very low Sugar, also good for weight loss. Yogi Tea's/Golden Temple Tea Co. With Woman’s Don Quai Tea is Wellness for Liver and Reproductive system, 16 bags in a natural Tangerine flavor. Chinese Medicine indicates that Uterus dislikes cold, so here are some Herbs to the Rescue
- Bupleurum Liver Cleanse by Planetary Formulas - moderates irregular cycles, hot flashes, supports the right amount of estrogen by the liver
- Scullcap - relaxes the nervous system
- Don Quai - good anytime, for PMS
- Black Cohash -a relaxant, anti-inflammatory with a rich history for females
- Ginseng - regulating the endocrine system and vaginal dryness
Fat Tissue changes Androgens into Estrogen and the lower extremities become filled with water. Absolute Nutrition has Watershed, a natural diuretic with all the Herbs for releasing edema, good for kidney and bladder. The 21st Century is full of changes that are happening due to man-made chemicals, which are also known as Hormone Disruptors. Be more in tune with our bodily functions so we can enjoy all of life’s passages.
|Foods That Aggravate Menopause
Stimulants, caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, sitting or reading under regular light bulbs
|NAUSEA /queasy feeling
Acidic foods, tomatoes, orange juice especially on empty stomach
High sugary foods
||Red wine, coffee, chocolate, are common triggers
Written exclusively for Herbspro.com by Suma G Nathan, Certified
Registered Holistic Nutritionist/Chinese Herbalist. Suma can be reached at email@example.com. Her website is http://members.cox.net/agingless4u