With all the chemicals in our water, air and food women are having more challenges with keeping their hormones balanced then ever. Some of the biggest hormone disrupters are pesticides. It is important to avoid them the best you can. Try to always eat organic. It is possible to buy frozen affordable foods now that are organic. Keeping your liver clean and in good shape is important. There are many herbs that can help in that area. Most PMS is caused by what seems like low progesterone but sometimes it is a matter of getting enough B6 so the liver can process all the hormones properly. Also my patients have had a lot of help from taking herbs at the time of the period. With the help of an educated doctor it is not hard to prevent and manage the hormone imbalances so there is little or no PMS.
This is a good thing to do to help relationships of all kinds go smoothly. Whether or not PMS is caused by a cat virus, as mentioned in the news lately, it is still quit manageable once you know what you need to do specifically for your body. Even the most severe PMS can be reduced, relieved and managed naturally with no drugs.
Healthy people who consumed 30 grams of soybeans daily for one month were found afterwards, through blood tests, to have goiter and elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in 37 adults. After one month ceasing soybeans their TSH levels returned to normal. This is why in healthy adults who consume larger amounts of soy milk and soy products sometimes get a racing heart. I always tell patients to stop the soy and they always report that they stopped getting the racing heart.
By 2015 one in four parents were using soy based infant formula. Soy flour is added to the majority of baked breads and soy oil is used in the production of many ready made foods and meals. Women who ate vegetarian during pregnancy with soy as a primary protein had far greater risk of delivering a boy with an undeveloped penis then mothers who had smoked and drank alcohol during pregnancy.
In another study with Marmoset monkeys they found:
Marmosets males fed dairy: Testosterone levels 2.8-3.1 ng/ml
Marmosets males fed soy: Testosterone levels 1.2- 2.6 ng/ml
Also soy is high in phytic acid, which is shown to block absorption of zinc and iron, minerals involved in testosterone production and much more. Highly fermented soy in miso or natto are very healing foods and have the phytic acid neutralized through the fermenting process. So the moral to the story is watch your soy intake.
For many women, the symptoms of endometriosis can be chronic and debilitating, negatively effecting health - related quality of life, personal relationships and work productivity. Since endometriosis is an estrogen driven condition, research into chemicals that have estrogenic properties have been studied. They found that despite organochlorine pesticides have been restricted in use and or banned in the U.S. for the past several decades, these chemicals were detectable in the blood samples of women and were associated with increased risk of endometriosis. They also found women with higher exposures to beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and mirex had a 30 to 70 percent increase in endometriosis risk. At Sunnyslope Healing Arts it was observed that when women were exposed to the aerial spraying of pesticides in our area we saw an amazing increase in women who had just quite getting their periods where before they had been always regular and never missed a period.. When we checked them and then treated them for pesticide poisoning, their periods came right back, usually as soon as the next day, and they went back to normal cycles.. We have found that it is also important for women with endometriosis to be checked for pesticides, such as malathion and dioxin and for other currently used pesticides. Clearing these pesticides out of their systems eliminates all the inflammation, thereby reducing the pain and removes the need to take birth control or any other pain control. Gradually the swelling and inflammation in the uterus subsides. The treatment process can take from three to about twelve sessions and patients experience their urine smelling strange as the pesticides leave the body. For more information see Endometriosis Free on the Women's Issues page.
Many women have found help with endometriosis and heavy bleeding/periods simply by eating kale and chard more often. High in Vitamin K 1 it slows down bleeding functions as an antioxidant,
However it is not good for people on blood thinning medications. It is best to have some avocado, goat cheese or oil to go with chard as chlorophyll and carotenoids are exclusively fat soluble. Also due to higher levels of calcium and minerals, chard plays a role in bone-building and fracture repair.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine have vegan based formulas that treat endometriosis and the heavy bleeding. Acupuncture and Needle Free Acupuncture not only can reduce the pain of endometriosis but also reduce the inflammation it causes and cause the area involved to become alkaline in order to produce a reduction of the inflammation, pain and endometriosis in the body. But the real answer for endometriosis is clearing the exact toxins out of their systems through the acupuncture detoxification process and that is the fastest, most dramatic and safest way to becoming pain free.
It is not new news that Endometriosis risk is linked to pesticides. Now it is believed, by many researchers and physicians, that the pesticide Dioxin is involved with the cause of endometriosis. This makes sense since this pesticide is a major hormone disrupter and can cause painful inflammation and stagnant in all areas of the body. Here at Sunnyslope Healing Arts we have been clearing pesticides from peoples bodies in from 2 to 12 treatments with astonishing results. Since the aerial spraying of Malathion in areas in and around Los Angeles years ago, we have found people who were exposed got very sick with weird and unusual symptoms. When we figured out that the cause of their symptoms was Malathion, we administered a special detox treatment to the area and or areas involved and even the most severe painful issues resolved by the time the treatment was over.
This process works so well for endometriosis it is astonishing, especially to the patients who have been suffering for so many years with so much pain and who have tried everything short of surgery. We have found they usually have a body full of pesticides and it makes sense since, because the pesticides are hormone disruptors and they can cause a lot of inflammation. After a few treatments when a threshold of pesticide elimination is reached, suddenly all their pain is gone or if it is not completely gone it is substantially reduced. These patients are so ecstatic and relieved to be free from pain after years of suffering from this painful condition.
There is, currently, an epidemic of thyroid problems in the USA. Much of today's bread has a dough rising agent called "potassium bromate". This competes for the same receptors used to absorb iodine in the thyroid gland. Iodine is like a spark plug that ignites an engine. If receptor sites in the thyroid are occupied by false iodine, even an adequate supply of iodine won't be absorbed. Floury and doughy foods (like pizza) are among the worst offenders. There are a considerable amount of bromides in flame retardants, some tooth pastes and especially children's toys and pajamas. Pesticides also have bromides.
"Elevated bromide levels have been implicated in every thyroid disease, from simple hypothyroidism to auto-immune diseases to thyroid cancer. Bromide levels were 50 times higher in thyroid cancer tissue than normal thyroid tissue." Med Radiology 1984
1990 UK prohibits bromate in bread
1994 Canada follows and bans it.
America still allows it in food.
If you are not on a gluten free diet, a good alternative to traditional breads are whole grain crackers and often 100% organic breads and pizzas are usually made without bromide.
When a woman gets pregnant and after a month and a half or so she losses it, miscarriage or what ever, milk has already started forming in her breasts. Starting right away after conception. So she can get or have dry or congested milk solids in areas in the breasts. They'll have fine little lumps and those can be massaged with castor oil and massaged away from the breast. Also there is an herb called asafoetida that removes milk leftover in the breast after a miscarriage. It is also recommended that you avoid milk and dairy for a while along with eggs. Red clover is also helpful in this situation. White sage will dry up the milk. Slows down the supply of milk but it does not remove milk from the breast. Also a combination of white sage, wholy thistle and Rasberry leaves in equal parts is also good for reducing milk in the breasts.
For help with producing more milk for nursing, dill seeds, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, all your parsley seeds and a high green diet will encourage milk.
Nothing restors strong urine flow in men and women then watermelon when the white rind is included, especially men with an enlarged prostate complaining of difficulty urinating. Amino acids in the watermelon, especially the rind, open urinary and sexual organ blood flow, which noticeably improves sex. It also helps people pee out kidney stones.
Some people have done one day watermelon fasts to increase urine flow and thus reducing edema. Diabetics and people with hypo-glycemia should not fast on this sweet fruit.
Watermelon and raw tomatoes contain predominantly all-trans lycopene, a lesser bioavailable isomer, but studies show watermelon lycopene is well absorbed. Lycopene is stored by the prostate, which directly effects urine flow. Studies show that the tomato's lycopene lowers Prostate Specific Antigen. When you eat watermelon you consume large amounts of lycopene and amino acids that dilate arteries in your urinary organs. Synergy of the prostatic carotenoids and aminos most likely explains why watermelon is the great kidney healer.
In men decent testosterone levels are essential for good health. Studies show that it is important for healthy blood sugar levels, for bone health, muscle strength, a good disposition and happy mentality and keeps the prostate healthy and even helps the immune system. The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, which is one of the premiere diabetes care centers in the world, found a link between diabetes and low testosterone. A number of studies have now shown that between 40 and 50 percent of men with adul t diabetes have low testosterone levels. They have concluded that it is one of the greatest risk factors for diabetes in men. Other studies have shown that men in the lowest 25 percent of the group with low testosterone ended up with more than double the risk of developing new onset of diabetes. Also they found men in the lowest 25 percent had two to three times the risk of getting fractures because testosterone is crucial for bone density in men. So testosterone is good for bone density in men just as estrogen is crucial for bone density in women.. Furthermore, in four population studies involving a total of several thousand men, men with low testosterone died sooner than men with normal testosterone.
Low testosterone leads to depression, fatigue and grumpy men.
There is also new evidence that testosterone doesn't cause prostate cancer.
A lot of this information goes against conventional medical training but as more research results come in there is plenty of evidence that testosterone doesn't cause prostate cancer and that more men suffer from low testosterone. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler is an associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School and is the founder of Men's Health Boston, wrote a breakthrough book called Testosterone for Life.
Starting from childhood protect testosterone levels in boys.
Baby formula Marmosets males fed dairy: Testosterone levels 2.8 - 3.1 ng/ml
Marmosets males fed soy: Testosterone levels 1.2 - 2.6 ng/ml
Cholesterol in eggs is a precursor to muscle building hormones like testosterone . Eggs should be eaten early so as to power your metabolism during the day. The eggs allowed to brown are toxic forms of eggs.
The Chinese herb Epimedium has been correlated to healthier testosterone levels and has been called natures viagra. It helps athletic performance and helps with endurance. It also has blood pressure lowering effects.
Zinc is the primary building block of testosterone. It is necessary for immune health and for mental health. Nothing has more zinc then oysters but it is also found in pumpkin seeds, red maca and egg plants.
In a study dietary zinc restriction in "normal young men " was associated with significant decrease in serum testosterone concentrations after 20 weeks of zinc restriction. Zinc supplementation of marginally zinc-deficient normal elderly men for six months resulted in an increase in serum testosterone.
Saw Palmetto a phytosterol powerhouse has been scientifically proven to improve enlarged prostate, frequent urination and incontinence. It is said to prevent the formulation of dihydrotestosterone from the testosterone hormone, which is some say is responsible for the growth and replication of prostate issue. High levels of DHT are linked to male pattern baldness and some forms of cancer. As men get older they convert more of testosterone into this more harmful form called DHT. Saw palmetto reduces DHT conversion and relieves prostate enlargement.
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