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Menopausal Symptoms Normal - Think
A Video by Dr. Eric Berg, D.C.
He talks about the mechanism behind menopausal symptoms.
There is a backup organ to the ovaries during menopause. After 400 eggs are
released during a women's lifetime, the ovaries stop producing hormones. The adrenal gland then kicks in and takes over producing
similar hormones. BUT if your adrenals are not strong enough, you may have problems with
making the transition, thus giving you symptoms.
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Menopausal Problems May be Common....But They're Not "Normal"
Dr Cindy Clayton D.C.
Nowadays, so many symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances have become so common, we think they are normal. Symptoms such as insomnia, weight gain, hot flashes, headaches and irritability are being experienced by the majority of women in their later years, so we are all beginning to believe "that's the way it is." Not true! Ask those grandmothers! The body is perfectly equipped to make the transition if it is not interfered with. Instead of taking a prescription of cancer-causing estrogen made from the urine of pregnant mares, why not be a detective and get to the root cause of the symptoms? It's like finding out why the oil light is on in your car instead of taping it over so you don't have to look at it.
For example, the adrenals naturally produce a hormone called pregnenolone which is the precursor to all the rest of the steroidal hormones such as progesterone, aldosterone (sodium/potassium pump), DHEA, cortisone, three types of estrogens and testosterone. But, if the body is put under physical or mental stress, it will go into "fight or flight"
mode and produce cortisol. And, if the stress is constant, the body will decide it is more survival to only handle the stress and get into "pregnenolone steal". Meaning, it will use pregnenolone ONLY to make cortisol and nothing else: Hence, no hormones, lots of symptoms.
Besides the obvious stressors in life such as overwork, worries, not enough sleep, physical trauma and a toxic environment, there are also some we don't always consider would affect our adrenals. Poor diet, irregular meals and immune challenges such as parasites, bacteria, yeast and virus also beat up the adrenals. To make matters worse, chronic stress lowers immune function, which causes vulnerability to infection, which causes adrenal stress, etc. etc. Getting up in the morning and not eating breakfast
makes the adrenals bypass the cells of the body who are supposed to produce energy from food and instead the adrenals release cortisol directly into the bloodstream to force the body to muster up the energy to meet the day's needs "or else." This can go on for quite some time as the body tries to cope and "make do." When a person does start to experience symptoms, the adrenals are already in "Stage III Adrenal Exhaustion."
The overall point is that you can get to the root cause of hormonal imbalances and many other physical problems by addressing the stressors in your life and rehabilitating your adrenals. This is not necessarily hard or complicated. It first takes a decision to disagree with the "norm" and believe the right reason will open to door to a handling that can be done. And then deciding you want to do it and find out how!
Dr. Cindy Clayton, D.C. is a Doctor of Chiropractic & Nutrition
Cindy Clayton-Sudalnik, D. C.
Life Wellness Group,
9921 NW Engleman St,
Portland, OR 97229,
it because we Now Live Longer?
What to do for Hot Flashes by Dr. Eric Berg
The procedure removes
the ovaries which is what products the estrogen. Then
the ovaries stop working with menopause, or by removing them
surgically, they do not produce estrogen. This is what causes
But the body has a
backup plan. The adrenals (when healthy) will start producing
estrogen and balance the hormones.
did to handle menopause. By Chris
Daino, McVitamins Founder
When I started to get symptoms and
realized that I was starting menopause, I consulted
homeopathic remedies to handle the symptoms I was
feeling. I took Cali-Carb (Calcarea carbonica) which
greatly helped me. I took two others that were for other
symptoms I was feeling. But your symptoms will tell you
what you should take.
out Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause
And more Homeopathic
& Menopause Symptoms
on their site: Natural Re-adjustment of Hormone Levels
"Homeopathy is the safest treatment before, during, and after menopause because it stimulates the natural hormonal balance without the use of harmful drugs. Constitutional homeopathic treatment is best during the transitional period of menopause in order to balance hormonal levels and cure the many accompanying symptoms. You cannot address the complex of these symptoms as separate from the whole individual; for this reason true classical homeopathic prescribing is highly recommended for the treatment of menopause."
I worked with my nutritionist to
strengthen my adrenals and changed my diet. I
suffered minimally from menopause and only in the beginning.
It lasted maybe a month.
Adrenals need to be helped if you are
suffering from menopausal symptoms. Your adrenals are most
likely overtaxed and overworked.
You can find an Adrenal Formula
here that I highly recommend.
& Cortisol Relief Formula
(As with all
herbs, if you are on a pharmaceutical drug, See Will
it Interfere with the other things I'm taking?)
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