Kicking estrogen: Natural alternatives to hrt....

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Kicking estrogen: Natural alternatives to hrt....

Postby Zero » Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:23 pm

New book: No More Hrt: Menopause Treat the Cause
by Karen, Dr Jenson, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe

Vanderhaeghe said the main reason so many women today have severe symptoms during menopause is due to hormonal imbalances in the adrenal glands, liver, thyroid and intestines. She offers a get-back-to basics solution: a healthy diet and lifestyle.

"There's isn't a single menopausal symptom that can't be taken care of nutritionally," Vanderhaeghe said. "Most women are so nutrient deficient that simply adding a multi-vitamin with minerals and some essential fatty acids help prevent hormone imbalances."

Certain foods, lack of exercise and environmental toxins – such as those found in plastics, pesticides and bleached items like tampons – wreak havoc on women's estrogen levels, Vanderhaeghe said.

To combat menopausal symptoms, she suggests certain herbal combinations including black cohosh root for hot flashes and headaches; lubricants for vaginal dryness; nutrient supplements for moodiness; products without phthalates, toxic chemicals known to affect the hormones of developing animals, and synthetic hormones.

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