Dozens of women enter our health store every week with symptoms of unbalanced hormones. Some have tried many things, including the traditional medical approach of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and haven’t achieved their desired results. So, often as a last resort, they come to our store. Having been through major hormonal imbalance some years ago, and a person who searches until answers are found, I have answers for them.
Natural Progesterone Cream is where I always begin. We live in an estrogen dominant society where symptoms seemed to be the norm. Actually, when a woman is hormonally balanced, there are no symptoms!
But I bet you thought cramping, bloating, headaches, mood swings or hot flashes are what you should expect; that’s just being a woman. Not so!
What is Estrogen Dominance?
Due to our environment, diet, stress, and lifestyle choices, we have become an estrogen dominant society. Massive amounts of hormones, steroids and antibiotics are injected into our cattle and poultry, posing a serious health risk to all who ingest them. Consequently, the use of these substances in our meat and dairy supply, has helped to create estrogen dominance in men, women and children alike. Environmental use of petroleum products and a whole parade of chemicals have also added to an overabundance of estrogen-like substances (false estrogens) in our bodies when we use products made from these chemicals. These products include: plastics, synthetic clothing, pesticides, cosmetics, cleaning products, toiletries, food and even things like condoms. We use these things every day of our lives in multiple ways, so you can see how easy it is to become estrogen dominant.
Estrogen, when out of balance in its ratio to progesterone within your body, causes many problems. Progesterone is crucially important and acts as a regulator for all other hormones in your body, and especially assists in balancing your estrogen levels. Progesterone is one of the first hormones in an entire chain of hormones, and it is necessary for the other hormones in your body to function properly, including thyroid and adrenal hormones. All of these hormones are part of the endocrine system, and your endocrine system supports and regulates every system Blood balance formula and Blood balance advanced formula in your body. When there is imbalance and estrogen dominance, the following symptoms can occur:
o Mood swings or depression
o Headaches, even migraines
o Breast soreness and swelling
o Weight gain
o Water retention
o Fibroid tumors
o Foggy thinking
o Loss of sex drive
o Heavy menstruation or irregularity
o Craving for sweets
o Dry skin and hair
o Dark circles under eyes
o Fatigue, lethargy
Traditional Medical Response
If you’re feeling really awful and you decide to visit your doctor, you’ll probably be given a different approach, one that uses chemicals (something that is foreign to your body and highly toxic) to possibly get rid of your present symptoms, only to trade off for maybe a half dozen other side effects. It could be a prescription of Prozac or something similar to help your mood swings and depression or a stimulant to help you lose weight. You could be given HRT or birth control pills, all synthetic hormones, to relieve your symptoms. You might actually find some relief in these approaches, but in the long run you’ll be putting yourself at a higher risk for breast and uterine cancer and a host of other possible disorders as well as addressing only symptoms rather than finding the cure.
You might ask why the medical profession doesn’t acknowledge the benefits of natural, safe and effective ways to approach your imbalance. The reason is actually quite simple; they are not taught preventative medicine. They are taught in medical schools which are supported by drug companies. They are taught to get rid of symptoms with surgery or prescription drugs. But going beyond that, we know that natural remedies cannot be regulated by the FDA, which means they receive no financial benefits from people using them, especially if they correct the imbalance and the patient no longer seeks a doctor’s help. So what it all boils down to is monetary greed, and perhaps lack of awareness as to the healthier benefits of a natural approach. The beauty of it all is you have a choice. You can choose to take control of your own body and health rather than giving away that control to someone else.
Why are the synthetic hormones so harmful to you? They are not even close to the progesterone your body produces. Dr. John Lee, a noted authority on the beneficial uses of Natural Progesterone Cream, has often shown in his lectures and books through diagrams, how the synthetic progestin (posing as progesterone) used as a replacement for your own natural progesterone by traditional medicine, is only one molecule away from PVC pipe! The synthetic hormones, whether estrogen or progestin, pose an increased risk for breast, cervical and endometrial cancer as well as for gall stones and heart attacks, according to various alternative medical reports. It was written that a woman who has taken HRT for a few years and is 55 years old or more has an increased risk by 80% for a stroke or heart attack. I doubt you’ve been told that by your medical professional! And you’ve probably not been told that one out of eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime while one out of a thousand men will also develop breast cancer in their lifetime! (Dr John Lee’s book, “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause” is a wonderful reference and source for understanding hormonal balance naturally and obtaining more information.)