Psychological stress ( impact and solutions)
Menopause is a natural process. The side effects of menopause are usually not directly
related to the process of change itself, rather it is indicative of other ongoing health issues
exacerbated by menopause. These can be associated with liver dysfunction, often related to
chronic toxicity. This in turn leads to mal-absorption and serious mineral, enzyme,
hormones, amino acids and EFA deficiencies. Here we find the real source of the problem.
Simply using hormone replacement of any form without addressing the foundational
issues is like taking aspirin when you have a headache. It may stop the symptoms but it
does not address the cause. These deficiencies have consequences which go far beyond the
effects associated with menopause and create serious health risks. The quicker you address
these, the more quickly you will move back into health and wellbeing.
Another Way to Look at Menopause
Menopause is a totally natural process and not a strange kind of disease that afflicts
women in their late forties and fifties. It is more valuable to approach it in the same way we
approach the process of adolescence. It is a coming of age process similar in many ways to
The Mechanism of Menopause
As early as ten years before the occurrence of menopause, a process begins. This
process, called peri-menopause, often includes some signs similar to pre-menopause
including irregular periods and possibly some sign of hormonal disturbances such as troubled
sleep and hot flashes. These symptoms often disappear and everything seems to go back to
normal. What is happening is that the production of estrogen and progesterone by the
ovaries is slowly decreasing. With the approach of the end of the reproductive age, the
responsibility for the production of estrogen and progesterone in a steady equilibrium is
transferred back to the adrenals and progressively the ovaries stop producing estrogen and
progesterone and the menstrual cycle stops.
Undesirable Effects Associated with Menopause
The most commonly known effects associated with menopause are hot flashes,
depression of various types, osteoporosis, dryness of the skin, eyes, vagina, vaginal atrophy,
uncontrollable weight gain, increased risk of degenerative diseases, low libido, and probably
many others. Not all women have all these effects and many indeed have none. It is
frequent for many women going through menopause to experience unwanted physical and
What are the Causes?
If the adrenals are functioning well and the precursor material for the production of
hormones is plentiful, then everything happens naturally and the transfer of responsibility is
done without problem. Unfortunately this is not often the case. Often time the adrenals are
not functioning well, the DHEA and pregnenolone are in low supply, and indeed the adrenals
cannot produce enough cortisol to maintain the health of the body. The adrenals are simply
stressed out or exhausted and cannot face the new demand. Then problems occur
precipitated by the new demand but not caused by it. This is usually the result of chronic
What is the Answer?
The traditional answer has been to increase the hormones. The medical way has been
to supplement the diet with synthetic or natural estrogen derived from pregnant mares'
urine. The next approach by more nature loving practitioners has been to use plant based
hormones derived from soy or Mexican yam. While these products are much healthier and
do not abuse animals they often do not produce the desired result. Another approach is to
supplement DHEA or pregnenolone and often combine it with the previous plant-based
hormones. This is often effective but it does not address the root of the problem.
What is the Root of the Problem?
Behind the hormones and their precursors (DHEA and pregnenolone), there are basic
nutrients. These are called Essential Fatty Acids or EFA's: Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9.
These are the precursors to the precursors and for various reasons they are deficient in the
majority of the population and if they are not deficient they are usually present in the wrong
Is Taking EFAs the Answer?
It may be one answer that may work for some, and in fact many women have found
that simply increasing their intake fish oil or borage oil eliminated some or all of their
concerns. Unfortunately, my experience shows that a large majority of people simply do not
absorb fats well, any kind of fats, including the best oil on the market. The problem is in the
liver and many factors may influence the effectiveness of the liver: heavy metal toxicity,
vaccines, diseases, and abuse of certain substance such as alcohol and recreational drugs,
pharmaceutical and many others, including many toxic chemicals in the air we breathe, the
water we drink and the food we eat. To process fat we need bile and the catalyst for bile is
the acid in the stomach (HCL). The precursor to HCL is zinc and 80% of the population is
zinc deficient. For more information check our websit the Four Pillars
of Health, and our e-book Secrets to a Long Healthy Life
Help, Save Me!
The answer may not be as complicated as it seems. First we restore the foundation of
the body: absorption, processing, elimination and protection. A formula that I have
specifically created for this purpose is the Prime Formula
. See our website,
Second, eliminate the chronic stress that depletes the adrenals. Check our free
Comprehensive Assessment on our website to determine specifically what is causing the
Three, take supplements to help regulate the variation in estrogen that causes the hot
flashes, one of the common cause of discomfort.
Soy Isoflavones and Black Cohosh are commonly used and exist in many combinations
in health food stores. A professional product that I often use for this purpose is Estrovite
from Apex Energetics. This product also includes DIM, a product designed to decrease
Another very comprehensive product is Meno-Breeze by Natura: This product
incorporates Shatavari, wild yam, chaste tree, rehmani, black cohosh and lifenol.
These products are available from our office or from your health care practitioners.
What if the Symptoms Persist
Certain symptoms related to thyroid, sugar metabolism and the presence of toxicity
have often been confused with the effect of menopause. They do not respond to the above
suggestions. However they are easy to check and to address. They vary from one person to
another and would require a specific analysis of your specific needs. If you are not
responding to the above strategy, ask your health practitioner for assistance or check our
free Comprehensive Assessment on our website,
What about Osteoporosis
Addressing the real roots of hormone deficiencies will greatly help with this problem.
Other things you can do is take a comprehensive bone formula which includes
microcrystalline hydroxyapatite. I often suggest + cal + from Pure Encapsulations, available
through our distributor, MHP phone 800- 647-0074. I add to this a silicone supplement
(Biosil), a silica compound designed to strengthen the none matrix and som strontium, which
is not present in most formulas. Using hormone replacement for bone support is nonsense.
Most pharmaceutical products have scary side effects and do not address the weakness of
Having a baseline is critical to know what is happening. If you are past age 50, request
a bone density test from your medical practitioner. A simple urine test called a Pyrilic D can
be used to determine how you are responding to your bone health protocol.
Where Do I Find the Products I Need
All of the products I have mentioned are available through our office after taking the
free Comprehensive Evaluation (see our website. Based on the results
of that evaluation, we may also suggest additional testing and other resources.
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