Natural, Non-Toxic Improvements Upon
Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy
Here are some effective, affordable methods for
reducing the incidence of menopausal symptoms, creating a healthier,
more balanced hormone system, and bringing more comfort and joy into
Eat non-acidifying foods: raw and moist cooked
fruits and vegetables, organic whole grains, and non-toxic animal
foods prepared and handled well. Look to your ancestral diet
pattern and learn from your ethnic traditions. They survived.
Avoid anything in excess, fast foods, processed food
products, recreational or intoxicating foods or drinks, caffeine and
synthetic sweeteners, white sugar, unsaturated, processed vegetable
oils, and easily-oxidized unsaturates like flax, borage, or canola
oil. Avoid feedlot or abused animal flesh or fluids.
Estrogen dominance is promoted by a regular diet of
these common modern processed foods. Stress and nutritional
deficiencies from these vacant diets deplete the adrenal glands.
These weakened glands in turn deplete progesterone reserves, which
then promotes relative estrogen-activity excess. This estrogen
dominance meeting menopausal change in a woman's body creates many
Clean, unpolluted water, fresh air, and a naturally
lit environment or some unfiltered sunlight into your eyes daily
will all contribute to a restored normal hormonal rhythm.
Raw whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and soy
products contain mild amounts of natural estrogens which circumvent
the rollercoaster imbalance most women experience during menopause.
These are far weaker and short-acting than animal estrogens or toxic
xenoestrogens. They seem to actually dilute the effects of the
harder kinds, acting like hormonal shock absorbers when eaten
regularly. If a woman is still having a menstrual cycle, these
foods should be emphasized the first week or two after the period,
to coincide with the increased estrogen activity then.
Phytoestrogens also appear in a variety of herbs,
including black cohosh, alfalfa, pomegranate, red clover, and
In the past few years, several doctors have found
that natural progesterone cream can take up the slack both before
menopause, in the case of the stress-challenged woman, and after
menopause, in the case of the less stressed woman who has
incorporated natural phytoestrogen foods into her lifestyle.
Both groups can benefit from the regulating influence of natural
estrogens in small food-bound doses, along with a replacement dosage
of human-identical progesterone.
Dr. John Lee has organized much of the pertinent
information about the clinical effects of natural progesterone
cream. Researchers like Ray Peat, PhD have inspired his more
extensive studies on progesterone, and Dr. Peat's articles appear
elsewhere on this
site. Osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer,
endometrial cancer, hot flashes, dryness, and skin shriveling are
all routinely avoided by the daily use of this simple natural
Dr. John Lee's book entitled
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause
provides a very compelling and complete story on progesterone, along
with a list of products that contain a usable form of natural
The functions of a healthy liver are too numerous
and detailed to be adequately covered in this article. This
organ is where the amazing biochemical orchestra of a healthy,
balanced hormone system takes place. If the liver is strong
and effective, protection from toxins, infections, dangerous drugs,
and even stunning levels of personal stupidity can take place for
decades. Everyone who has a liver is blessed with the life it
permits. There are some nutrients, and natural medicines that
have very beneficial effects on the liverís functions that help
hormone balance. The reader is encouraged to obtain and study
the many excellent ancient medical systems and herbal texts to
understand how to accomplish this support.
We have found excellent results for support and
repair of a stressed and aging liver with a product called
Livit-2. This is an American version of a
classical Ayurvedic formula called Liver 52. The 52 Himalayan
herbs and minerals these products contain have been a godsend for
serious ailments throughout the Indian subcontinent for hundreds of
years. My patients speak highly of it as well.
Another great tool is
Di-Indoly Methane, or DIM. This wonderful nutrient is
an extraction from cabbage that directly helps the metabolism of
estrogen become a favorable and beneficial event, by supporting a
metabolite of estrogen called "2-hydroxy-estrone." This is
basically a good nutrient, rather than the creation of
"16-hydroxy-estrone" which is -- you got it -- a bad nutrient.
This all gets into the biochemistry of the liver a bit deeper than
many may care to go, but if the negative effects of estrogen
dominance are obvious in your life, you will appreciate the
effectiveness and affordability of DIM in your turnaround strategy.
Another helpful nutrient is
Calcium D-Glucarate. This is a calcium salt that helps
the liver detoxify the harsh synthetic estrogens by strengthening
the glucaronic pathway, making those estrogens a lot easier to
safely excrete out of the body. Use this along with
information from your natural medical professional. Start at a
low dose and increase slowly, because it can rapidly change the
levels of these hormones, and you donít want to do anything sudden
in the world of your liver. Even good changes can become very
uncomfortable if they occur too suddenly.
NaturoDoc carries an
Formula which is designed to help both men and women who
want to support testosterone functions or counteract estrogen
dominance. Men often need more of this mixture than women do,
because they need more protection for higher levels of testosterone.
Again, with the guidance of a natural medical professional, this
formulation has been found to provide excellent results.
When you are feeling better from all these changes
you have taken on, look into some classes in Yoga, Tai Chi, the
Pilates Method, dancing, weight training, or hiking. Visit the
performance section of the NaturoDoc Store if you feel results
from exercise are elusive. The basic rules of physical
training common sense are to know your limits, be patient and
persistent, keep your routine varied and interesting, and avoid
over-training or hard work on cold muscles. Make it fun to
move and be alive.
We build our own heaven or hell in this life.
There are plenty of helpers to complete either project to which we
commit. You are free to choose the focus you want, and you can
put yourself in the company of the greatest teachers and leaders the
world has ever known, right here on the Internet and in the
bookstores and libraries of our modern world. I hope you focus
on your own positive future, and in so doing give the rest of us a
For Further Assistance, Consult the Doc
Dr. Thomas S. Lee, NMD is a specialist in hormone
balancing approaches for women and men. He offers
personal consultations by
phone and email. These often result in his creating a custom
recipe for transdermal hormone cream to be mailed directly to you
from our compounding pharmacy, as well as recommendations for
products that will help in your specific circumstances. If
you're not sure, don't self-medicate. Get personal advice from
a licensed natural health professional.
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