Most women hit menopause in their late 40s or early 50s. This is healthy and expected, however, it should be a smooth and easy transition from one phase of your life to another. It should not be a bombardment of uncomfortable symptoms for you and your loved ones. It is also becoming more typical to see women experience menopause abnormally early in their 30s or even sooner, this is known as perimenopause. In both of these cases the ovaries are not producing adequate amounts of estrogen to keep the body in tune to these changes, usually as a result of hormonal imbalances. All of the problems specific to women such as hot flashes, cramping and bloating are the result of a deficiency of estrogen or progesterone, an excess of estrogen or progesterone or an imbalance between the two.
MENOPAUSE SUCKS – WHY?
WARNING: This is major Nerd Alert science to help you understand WHY your body is doing what it's doing. We feel this is CRITICAL…women today are so out of tune with their body, so this is a good start to LOVE YOURSELF deeper, and be more kind to your temple. OK here goes: Let’s begin with the HP Axis, which is the hypothalamus – pituitary axis. The HP axis acts as a thermostat in the brain, its role is to send stimulating hormones whenever an imbalance is recognized to help regulate the mechanics of the body. One of the things the HP axis is responsible for is releasing what is called follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is the hormone that is responsible for sending a message to the ovaries to trigger the release of estrogen.
The HP axis recognizes the body is estrogen deficient and as a reflex it sends FSH to trigger the ovaries to release estrogen. However, because the ovaries are depleted of their estrogen supplies they are unable to process the message. Instead the FSH keeps getting stimulated and recirculated while no estrogen is released. FSH is a vasodilator (meaning it opens the blood vessels), unable to carry out its primary function this vasodilator is now running around the body with nowhere to go. So it causes the skin capillaries to open up and increase blood flow, the core temperature of our body comes to the surface of our skin and makes the body feel really warm. Hello hot flash! If you stimulate FSH, enough to stimulate this question:
OMG, why is that woman jumping into the freezer?
…you need to talk to us. We'll fix that internal ‘heat lamp' right up.
The most common solution prescribed by doctors is hormone replacement therapy; however, they use synthetic drugs which work for relief care but do not work long term. In a 2002 study by the National Health Institute 8,000 women were given hormone replacement therapy using synthetic estrogen and progesterone. The results were so adverse that they made the decision to stop the study after only 5 because the outcome was so negative. A wide-range of side effects was experienced from the synthetic hormones such as decreased sex drive, heart disease, blood clots, auto-immune disorder and dementia.
Hot laps indeed do suck, but not at the cost of these health risks.
To heal this imbalance naturally, we consider your unique goals, health history and current top complaints, potentially exploring labs to explore your hormone levels, and together, we decide on a plan of action that works best for you! We use herbals and/or administer bio-identical hormones, either topically or orally. This is a temporary and completely natural solution to bring the hormones back into balance. HUGE MISTAKE WE SEE: Women come in having been using hormone creams for YEARS ON END. Their doctor put them on it, and gave them NO END DATE. Let's not forget, beautiful Goddesses, that ESTROGEN IS A GROWTH HORMONE. And if taken in excess, it can cause breast cancer.
In fact, this is one of the TOP reasons women are getting breast cancer today. Endocrine mimicking plastics, hormones in commercially raised meat and dairy, pesticides, chemicals, parabens in personal care products and artificial hormones (birth control) are ESTROGENIC and hence cause these levels to spike high….mainly in the liver. And when the liver is full, our fat cells house them willingly. Then we start to lose parts (boobs) when these chemicals wreak havoc and damage our tissues (breast cancer). To us, it's a predictable cycle we see ALL TOO FREQUENTLY, however, this is not a mainstream concept, hence why you're probably frothing at the bit to learn more about how we work our hearts out to help women like YOU feel 10 times better in normally a few short weeks from the time we begin. 🙂
One of our biggest ‘palm to forehead' cases is where we see women who are into their 80's …. OR are in their 50's … and STILL ON BIRTH CONTROL. Whyyyyy? This is like war against the liver and digestive track. Then we wear it on our ‘waste' line because these synthetic chemicals are toxic to the body, and hence expand fat cells.
SO…CAN YOU HELP ME?
Bottom line… our method does not use any synthetic drugs but instead reintroduces natural forms of estrogen and progesterone to refine the body’s hormonal balance. We first advise taking a simple saliva hormone test. We recommend against standard blood tests because they can be very inaccurate. The test gives only a very small snapshot in time (the time the blood was drawn) versus the markers and method – saliva collection vs blood – we explore on our panels and the week long samples collected. When blood is being drawn the experience causes stress in most people, because of this an artificial rise in cortisol will also register at the time of sample leaving these tests far from being 100% accurate. Once we have the hormone information from the lab test we help you administer, we determine where the imbalance is and we create a healing protocol JUST FOR YOU to correct those imbalances with herbs, diet, lifestyle recommendations and/or bio-identical hormones.
There are also simple lifestyle changes you can make to limit your exposure to synthetic hormones. In addition to the aforementioned, minimize tap water consumption because birth control pills and other chemicals are urinated into the water supply and are not getting filtered out. Buy organic foods whenever possible because pesticides are xenoestrogens. Avoid soy based products because soy is very estrogenic as well as commercially raised meats because of all the hormones the animals are given. Limiting your exposure to all of these items is extremely beneficial in correcting hormonal imbalances. We teach this and more, when you're one of our ladies!
Though the painful and uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause are anything but simple, the solution is a simple fix. It will take dedicated lifestyle changes as well as potent and effective organic herbs, as well as possibly reintroducing bio-identical hormones into your system to begin retraining the innate balance of your body and assist you toward comfort in this beautiful transition in your life. Hey…YOU may not feel beautiful now, but that's why WE'RE here. So you can feel GOOD again, to enjoy this metamorphosis into your wise and FREE years.
As such, it is strongly advised to deal with a health professional that has been trained in integrated medicine. AHEM – we know a few good women. Hehee! Please be advised, if you do this on your own and try to guess at the problem and start taking hormones without proper testing you could cause the problem to get worse. WE SEE THIS A LOT! And then have to fix the problem, so why not just save thousands on trying the ‘wrong' things or lost time researching the ‘right' thing you are likely to never run across, since few are trained the way we are:
We get to the ROOT of what's causing symptoms, vs suppressing them, so you can rock your world again!
Menopause is natural a thing but severe side effects are not; our goal is to help you get through this transition comfortably and side effect free. Get a hold of us TODAY so we can discuss your next steps to ROCKIN YOU AT 52 (I just said that because it sounded cool…you may be 40…or even 60…and experiencing menopausal symptoms). Either way, we have PROVEN countless times…to help women of all ages regain their health, so you can FEEL YOUR BEST. No more vaginal dryness, hot flashes, sleepless nights, weight gain, drained days, or skin break outs.
So you don't have to say this…like, EVER again: