VICTORY over HOT flashes, mood swings, and short tempers from PMS and Menopause

This is one of the most difficult topics I have ever written. Not because of the technical aspects of the topic but because of the personal aspect. My wife and I have spoken about telling her story because she wanted you to know how difficult the situation had become when she started menopause.

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When Sharon turned 46 she started into pre-menopause. This was of course accompanied by hot flashes, mood swings almost to depression, itchy skin, apathy, short temper and argumentative behavior. Well, if any of you know Sharon, she was the nicest, positive, most considerate person I had ever met. Obviously menopause changed all that within a few short months. I would ask her "why are you acting like this" to which she would become unbelievably emotional and begin to cry.

Finally after a year or so, she scheduled an appointment for a physical to see if there was anything wrong with her ovaries etc. Well, the doctor found a grapefruit size cyst on her left ovary. The radiologist said he was 99% sure it was a benign water cyst. The oncologist had a different take. Everything they are

trained to do is to see 'cancer.' It's kind of like the carpenter who has only one tool (a hammer) to that carpenter everything looks like a nail. The oncologist gave a bunch of incorrect statistics basically he lied, and scared my wife into surgery.

He wanted to go in and give her a complete hysterectomy. By the way, the term hysterectomy was shortened from the phrase 'hysterical ectomy.' This basically meant women were so hysterical during menopause that the doctor was going to do an ectomy or a surgical removal of the hysteria.

When I asked him how her body could continue to produce sufficient quantities of hormones without ovaries his immediate response was hormone replacement therapy. I then told him to leave the normal uterus and ovary alone and only remove the ovary with the cyst if it was necessary.

Sharon had the surgery, of course it was a benign water cyst and probably completely harmless. After the one ovary was removed, Sharon's menopausal symptoms grew by a factor of 10.

Well needless to say, I then realized why so many long marriages end during menopause. That was not an option for us. I then started doing extensive research into advance supplementation to help correct this condition. "By the way, all of us, both men and women need to have a talk with Eve when we get to heaven."

Through extensive research and clinical testing, we finally have a protocol for menopause symptoms. Plus, in the process, we have developed a protocol for PMS with normal menstruating women.

My wife is back to her normal self again. It's an absolute blessing to have the women I married 25 years ago back to the wonderful person I fell in love with. The tiredness, itchy skin, loss of drive, etc., have all but gone. By now I'm sure you want to find out how to fix these conditions.

Menopausal and Pre Menopausal Problems

Now we need to talk about a little more technical stuff.

Menopause is the point at which a woman stops ovulating and menstruation ceases, including the end of fertility. Remember menopause is not a disease. It is a natural progression in life.

Many years before a woman stops ovulating, her ovaries slow their production of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Estrogen and progesterone are commonly thought of as sex or reproductive hormones. Estrogen is indeed essential for reproduction but it also acts on many non-reproductive organs and systems in the body. Cells in the vagina, bladder, breasts, skin, bones, arteries, heart, liver, and brain; all contain estrogen receptors, and require this hormone to stimulate these receptors for normal cell function. Estrogen is needed to keep the skin smooth and moist, and the body's internal thermostat operating properly. It is also necessary for proper bone formation. Although estrogen levels drop sharply after menopause, the hormone does not disappear entirely. Other organs take over from the ovaries and continue to produce a less potent form of estrogen. The organs known as endocrine glands secrete some hormones from fatty tissue to maintain bodily functions.

Progesterone works as a counterpart to estrogen. During the second half of the menstrual cycle, it stimulates changes in the lining of the uterus to complete its preparation to act as a "home" for a fertilized egg. The uterine lining is broken down and expelled, if no egg is fertilized. The cycle then begins again. Progesterone has effects beyond the reproductive system. It has a calming effect on the brain and appears to affect other aspects of nervous system function as well.

Testosterone is the hormone that is most important for personal drive. Women produce much less of this hormone than men do - about 80% less. It is the driving force for maintaining a healthy libido.

Perimenopause is the period when a woman's body is preparing for menopause. For most women, hormone production begins to slow down when they reach their thirties, and continues to diminish as they age. Many women experience few if any symptoms during this time. Others may suffer from some, or all, of the following: anxiety, dry skin, fatigue, feelings of bloating, headaches, heart palpitations, hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, decreased interest in sex, loss of concentration, mood swings, night sweats, reduced stamina, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness and itching, weight gain, cold hands and feet, joint pain, loss of hair, and skin changes.

Menopause is the time when a woman stops menstruating. By this stage, most of the acute problems a woman may experience are over. A new balance between all hormones should be established. This is the time, however, when women become increasingly vulnerable to other potentially serious health problems. Over the long term, the diminished supply of estrogen increases the likelihood of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and vaginal atrophy. Osteoporosis is a major problem for women after menopause. An estimated 80% of the 250,000 hip fractures that occur in the United States every year are due to osteoporosis.

With a proper diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise, most of the unpleasant side effects of menopause can be minimized, if not eliminated.

Here's the protocol that was clinically developed, followed with exceptional results for menopause.

Chart A

These are the key hormone support products, there are several other products that I also recommend they are important but not as critical as the other.

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Now, for PMS here are the recommendations.

Start with Chart B and add Cod Liver Oil- take 4 additional Cortico B the week you ovulate and 2 tablespoons of Cod Liver Oil. You will be amazed with the results. Plus, during that week also use Fit Food Protein first thing in the morning for breakfast; this will stabilize your blood sugar. Hypoglycemia just made the symptoms much worse. By the way Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is a condition of abnormally low levels of glucose in the blood. Reactive hypoglycemia will result when blood sugars drop to abnormally low levels 2-5 hours after eating. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include sweating, tremors, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, and hunger. This results from over secretion of insulin by the pancreas. Insulin aids the transport of glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. This causes the glucose to be synthesized in the liver. If the pancreas is not properly functioning, normal carbohydrate metabolism is impossible. As blood sugar drops, stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol kick in at high levels to prevent the blood sugar level from dropping dramatically.

A person with hypoglycemia may display any or all of the following symptoms: fatigue, heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, inability to concentrate and blurred vision, light-headedness, irritability, fainting spells, headache, nervousness, depression, craving for sweets, anxiety, night sweats, confusion, swollen feet, weakness in the legs, constant hunger, a feeling of tightness in the chest, pain in parts of the body (especially eyes), mental disturbances, insomnia, and nervous habits. If blood sugar levels drop below 40 milligrams of glucose per 100 cubic centimeter of blood (80 to 100 is normal), a person may become unconscious. People with hypoglycemia can become very aggressive and lose their tempers easily. Some or all of these symptoms may occur a few hours after eating sweets or fats. The onset and severity of symptoms are directly related to type of foods eaten and the length of time since last meal was eaten. So, obviously these symptoms combined with PMS or menopausal symptoms needs to be avoided

More and more Americans today have this condition, due to poor dietary habits which include eating large quantities of simple carbohydrates, sugars, alcohol, caffeine, soft drinks, and insufficient amounts of complex carbohydrates. High stress levels are believed to be a contributing factor in the increasing incidents of hypoglycemia.

PMS is a disorder affecting many women during one to two weeks before menstruation begins. Symptoms can include any or all of the following: abdominal bloating, acne, anxiety, backache, breast swelling and tenderness, cramps, depression, food cravings, fainting spells, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, joint pain, nervousness, skin eruptions, water retention, and personality changes such as drastic mood swings, outbursts of anger, violence -and- sometimes, even thoughts of suicide. The symptoms are so numerous and various that diagnosing and treating this condition is often difficult.

While there are no documented statistics, it is estimated that 80% of all women experience some premenstrual symptoms at one time or another. Approximately 5% of women have symptoms as severe as to be incapacitating, and 30 to 40% report symptoms severe enough to interfere with their day-to-day lives.

PMS was dismissed as a psychological problem for many years. We now know this is a physically based problem. Although it is still not clear what causes the symptoms, it is possible there is more than one cause of PMS. There may be different causes of symptoms in different people. Hormonal imbalance may be one of the reasons for PMS. Other causes of hormonal imbalance are excess levels of estrogen, inadequate levels of progesterone as well as sensitivity to fluctuating hormones. An important contributing factor may be diet for some women. Unstable blood sugar levels are an important factor as well. PMS has been linked to food allergies, changes in carbohydrate metabolism, hypoglycemia, and malabsorption. Other suspected causes of PMS symptoms include erratic levels of beta-endorphin (a narcotic-like substance produced by the body), vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies (especially calcium deficiency), and an inability to metabolize fatty acids. All of these may play a part in PMS.

Here are additional supplements that I suggest taking on a daily basis:

Ossomag Superior calcium, magnesium and D3 formula to reduce and replace bone loss
H~G~H Stimulate Improves circulatory, immune and nervous system function, memory, reduces wrinkles, increases bone density, and decreases blood pressure.
Ultimate Multiple Gives foundation nutrition for wellness and disease protection.
Cod Liver Oil Our High-Vitamin Pure Cod Liver Oil, offers more vitamin A and D than any other product on the market.
Adrenal Support Helps to restore adrenals and reduces cortisol the stress hormone that makes you store body fat. This one also increases energy levels.
Super Potent E Excellent for heart, circulation and cancer prevention.
B Complex Important for the support of the adrenal hormone production, regulation of the body's production of energy through enhancement of Coenzyme A production.

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Dr Ted Broer

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