Women's health care focuses on maintaining optimal health as her reproductive system develops and matures. Conventional approaches to women's health have often used invasive medical procedures to deal with common physiological functions, such as hormone imbalances experienced during menopause. Natural acupuncture and holistic healing methods can be safely used to address the diverse symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause, as well as diseases of the uterus, vagina, bladder and breasts.
A woman menstruates an average of 500 times during her life. Yet there are many misconceptions about menstruation, and some have been repeated so often that they are considered fact. Most notable is the assumption that the average menstrual cycle is 28 days, neatly paralleling the cycles of the moon. While women's bodies do have an observable rhythm, the menstrual cycle actually has a wide range of lengths that can be considered normal.
Some women get more fatigued then usual around their periods. This can be a part of a premenstrual syndrome where the progesterone drops too much or it can be from loosing iron from bleeding each month which leads to anemia where the lack of iron in the blood makes it harder to carry oxygen and hold an electrical charge, which causes fatigue. This is where an iron supplement is helpful especially if you don't eat meat or not much meat is eaten. There are people who eat beef liver when they are feeling tired from their menstrual period but it is easier to just take an iron supplement or iron pill. It is generally recommended that a women take one iron tablet per heavy bleeding day of her period. This amount is a relatively conservative recommended amount because some physicians will recommend three tablets a day. But it is also a good idea to consult a professional to see if you need more or less depending on diet and what is in your multi-vitamin for example. You don't want to take too much iron either because too much iron can have a toxic effect on the liver. So it is very important for you to find out what is the just right amount of iron for you so you aren't fatigued and yet you are not overdoing it and making yourself sick. There are women who have actually died just from anemia, however those are extreme cases. Poor things, so easy to avoid this problem, especially these days with great easy to digest iron pills. They used to be really hard to digest. There are leafy green vegetables that have a lot of iron such as spinach, kale, swiss chard and beet greens. They contain between 2.5 to 6.4 mg of iron per cooked cup. It is also helpful to drizzle some lemon juice over the leafy greens for the vitamin C to increase the amount of iron you absorb. Iron supplements traditionally have 325 mg of a form of iron called ferrous sulfate whic h is 65 mg of elemental iron. So you would need to east a lot of green leafy veges to compete with an iron supplement. This is important to know especially if you are a heavy bleeder and your diet isn't particularly iron rich. The good news is that the iron supplement pills have been formulated to be easier to digest then they were years ago and don't cause constipation as was also once a problem. I realize that a lo t of readers already know about how important iron is but it is surprising to see how many people don't know about this and need this information. Some young women are down right frightened to get and take some iron, it is such alien information. But so important for a women's quality of life.
Sometimes a person needs more then iron because their body and blood needs more elements such as some other minerals and micro-nutrients and while it might be vitamins, that are needed, it is often other micro-nutrients. This is not only the case of certain forms of anemia but almost always in SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER which is a type of depression that's related to changes in the seasons and a person gets gloomy when the weather gets gloomy. For instance when it rains a lot or during winter. It is explained by a research scientist as a condition where the blood can't hold enough of an electrical charge and when there isn't enough sunlight to charge their body up they get fatigued, depressed and gloomy. However, when the right supplement or herbal blood tonic is given they are no longer effected by the gloomy weather. For some it seems like a miracle, because they have suffered for so long and had to use special lamps to get some relief. We have had British patients who suffered from this and were/are very happy not to have to deal with Seasonal affective disorder anymore. There are special Traditional ( Vegetable based ) Chinese herbal formulas that are good blood tonics for this deficiency based disorder, that have Dong Quai and Ginseng along with other tonic herbs that help this condition. These formulas are full of micro-nutrients and minerals in bio-available forms that build up the blood. It is best to consult a professional in Chinese herbal medicine or in holistic medicine. Here at Sunnyslope Healing Arts, we are able to help you find your right formula. We have also found women with anemia who live in sunny places improve with the right blood tonic. They feel more energetic and have more vitality.
A weak immune system as well as as the intake of too many antibiotics can compromise the health of the intestinal environment. If this occurs , then the opportunistic yeast Candida albicans will proliferate. At this point, Candida becomes pathogenic, transforming from a simple yeast into an aggressive fungus that can infect other body tissues. This condition is known as candidiasis or infectious yeast overgrowth. It is important to know that any form of sugar will feed the yeast infection and make it worse. Other foods that feed the yeast infection, causing it to get worse are yeast used to make baked goods, so yeasty breads like sour dough or pizza crust is especially yummy to any yeast in your body. Vinegar is especially good at feeding a yeast infection, that includes all kinds of vinegar. Also, ripe cheese where there is a lot of mold activity in the cheese, such as Roqueford cheese is something to avoid while you battle a yeast infection. Alcohol is another major thing to avoid, that includes wine and beer, they are full of yeast themselves and feed the yeast infection in your body. Mushrooms of all types are also a major thing to avoid and fruit juices can have to much sugar so watch out for that.
We have a specially formulated herbal formula that we recommend for what is more often then not a difficult systemic infection. It often blocks and impedes the healing of bacterial infections. It is important to deal with your fungal infection.
Premenstrual syndrome known as PMS can make a women's life miserable. It is a group of symptoms that occur in women typically between ovulation and a period. The symptoms can have different levels of intensity. Symptoms are irritability, depression, moody, highly emotional, cry easily, the joke is PMS women will cry at a Hallmark card commercial, Angers easily, fatigue, tender breasts, food cravings, bloating and lethargy. Our hormones need to be in a certain balance for the woman to have a healthy menstrual cycle.
Progesterone is a hormone that is involved with that balance with estrogen. Progesterone is a hormone that is made by the adrenals and protects the brain and keeps memories sharp. It gives energy, vitality and a better sex drive and is an important hormone in weight loss
The problem is when adrenals are low due to stress, it is very common to find that progesterone levels get low. Progesterone also helps to make a lot of other hormones in the body. So proper levels make for a serene, happy, life full of vitality.
One of the simpler solutions for PMS is Wild Yam. A young woman given the right dosage, which can very greatly from woman to woman , will do a good job of mitigating the symptoms. needs to be checked by someone who knows how. Here at Sunnyslope Healing Arts we check and clear these pesticides and see big improvements in the health and hormones of the people when we do.
One of the simpler solutions for PMS is Wild Yam. A young woman given the right dosage, which can very greatly from woman to woman , will do a good job of mitigating the symptoms of PMS.
The other thing to do of course is strengthen the adrenals with the proper vitamins and herbal supplements to bring up their functioning and vitality.
Fibroids can cause a host of difficulties. They are small non cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. They occur around the time a woman goes into menopause. A time when estrogen starts to decline. Symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods and pelvic pain.
Estrogen is a blanket term for the dozens of estrogens our bodies make. The three most important are sometimes called classical estrogens. They are
Estrone, which is procarcinogenic
Estradiol, which can be procarcinogenic or anticarcinogenic
Estriol, which is anticarcinogenic, as is 2-hydroxyestrone and 2-methoxyestradiol, which is profoundly anticarcinogenic
Estriol is an estrogen that protects against cancer. That protection along with the right ratios of 2-hydroxy and 16-hydroxy estrogen and the correct amount of 2-methoxyestrodiol won't give cancer when in the correct ratios
Researchers have found that 2-methoxyestradiol is such a potent anticarcinogen that even all by itself it works against breast cancer. In fact, it actually works against just about any cancer you can name: blood cancers, all kinds of cancers even prostate cancer. When taken, the cancers either regress on their own or in combination with a therapeutic agent. This has been studied at a number of universities now.
This estrogen 2-methoxyestradiol is so potent that another researcher found it was able to inhibit fibroid tumor growth. In fact it is thought that fibroid tumors are a result of a deficiency of 2-methoxyestradiol. A major reason women deplete this valuable anticancer estrogen component is stress. When we are under stress, our bodies make more cortisol and more adrenaline. Making more adrenaline related molecules requires more methyl groups ---from methylfolate, methylcobalamine, trimethylglycine and anything in our food and supplements that contains a methyl group. So the methyl groups are no longer as available to make 2-methoxyestradiol. If stress is long and unremitting, it can open up the body to cancer because it depletes so many methyl groups to make methylated atecholamines, which is methyl groups stuck on adrenaline like molecules. So 2-methoxyyestradiol is made in very low quantities because those adrenaline like molecules have preference and 2-methoxyestradiol goes way down.
Because of misinformation many women are afraid to take hormone replacement because of their fear of cancer. Yet in reality the risk of cancer is much less if hormones are balanced properly with bioidentical hormones or herbs that help with this balance. There is also less risk of osteoporosis and fractures because estrogen promotes healthy bones, along with cardiovascular health and sleep.
Endometriosis is a more recent condition. Forty or fifty years ago most people never heard about it. Women just weren't having this problem. Endometriosis is a condition where there is an over growth of endometrial cells so they push to outside of the uterus. In the late stage of the menstrual cycle, instead of a layer of endometriosis lining on the inside of the uterus expelled, known as the menstruation blood, some of the endometriosis tissues grow in other reproductive tissues of the body.
Most cases of endometriosis are diagnosed within the pelvic region, on the lining of the peritoneum, in the ovaries, and on the surface of the uterus's outside wall. However, the condition can also be found anywhere in the body such as the fallopian tubes, the cervix, the vagina, and even the vulva.
20% of reproductive women with endometriosis present without symptoms.
55% of women have severe menstrual cramps.
25% of women with endometriosis are less fertile than a normal couple.
Endometriosis can be classified into different stages.
Endometrial cells are found on the top surface, of the inside wall on the of the uterus, ligaments, and ovary in few numbers.
Deeper implants, greater endometrial cell numbers are present. Commonly found in the same area as a minimal stage.
Many endometrial cells, endometrial cysts present, affecting ovary function, causing scar tissues and adhesion are also present.
Intensive peritoneal implants, large endometromas present and dense adhesion. Some women may have extensive endometrial tissues in their body but feel little or no pain, but other women in the early stage of endometriosis have excessive pain. This may depend on the amount of inflammation there is in reaction to these excessive cells and or scar tissue caused.
In Chinese medicine Endometriosis falls under the concepts of stagnant blood and phlegm.
Stagnant blood is where local stagnation of blood is due to circulatory retardation from various causes and extravasated blood held in spaces between tissues or in cavities or tracts are filled with substantial stagnant blood. It may remain stagnant in different parts of the body and cause different functional disturbances.
Disorders caused by stagnant blood are characterized by:
a. Pain - This may be stabbing or boring, or at times it is severe colicky pain. The painful area is fixed.
b. Hemorrhage - The blood is often deep or dark purplish , or it has dark purple clots.
c. Mass, tumor or enlargement of the internal organs in the abdomen.
Stagnation of phlegm in this case refers to a functional disorder of the spleen that may cause derangement of water and body fluids. It may stay in different body parts and condense. When it is retained subcutaneously it takes the form of soft movable nodules.
Detoxification is vital for the healing of Endometriosis. On a daily basis you are exposed to chemicals and toxins of all kinds and they must be cleaned out. Many of these toxins have been disrupting your natural hormone balance for decades. They enter your body through pesticides, herbicides, plastics, food, water, skin care products, direct exposure and air. Once they are there, they are what is called hormone disrupors, where they mimic hormones such as estrogen, causing a disruption in your natural hormonal balance by affecting hormone communication and signaling.
This toxic assault taxes your liver and kidneys, both of which try desperately to break down these toxins and get them out of the body. However it's tough and the toxins do damage fairly quickly. They significantly affect the trillions of healthy bacteria in the gut ( the micobiome ), which work to metabolize nutrients, make vitamins, and especially detoxify harmful forms of estrogen from the metabolism of our own estrogen or from the environment. Toxic forms of estrogen can increase our risk of breast cancer, endometriosis, infertility, and autoimmune disease. When subjected to this stew of toxic chemicals and hormone disrupters, you are open to getting problems with digestion, metabolism and inflammation. Other manifestations of toxic exposure include worsening PMS symptoms, early symptoms of approaching menopause ( such as hot flashes and mood swings ), and a tougher transition through menopause. These toxins negatively affect our genetics and can lead to cancer.
Estrogen is metabolized by your liver. It converts excess estrogen into breakdown products that can be eliminated from the body. Within the liver there are three main pathways through which estrogen can be metabolized. There are two estrogen pathways that are toxic and unhealthy. The third pathway is called the 2-methyl-hydroxy pathway. If the body can convert estrogen along it you will be healthier and reduce your risk of endometriosis and cancer. This pathway can be supported by eating probiotic rich foods including alkalizing and methyl-group containing types of vegetables in your diet. Vegetables with methylation-supporting nutrients are the very same foods that are high in B vitamins, such as leafy green vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, peas, lentils, sunflower seeds and nuts. Animal foods like egg yolk, chicken, turkey , fish, beef, pork, lamb and liver also provide methyl groups. Nutrients high in methyl groups include B12, folate, vitamin B6, choline and the amino acids methionine and betaine. ( However, If you are a medium to low energy person it is not recommended for you to take methionine, as it could make you feel more lethargic and depressed. You have to be the right neuro-transmitter type to take this safely ).
While a detoxification dietary program may help, sometimes, your body is so overwhelmed with toxins it needs more help, otherwise it could take forever for any pain abatement and start healing the uterus. There is help available with a special Acupuncture protocol that eliminates the pain and allows the uterine tissue to heal.
Many researchers and physicians believe that toxic elements such as pesticides are involved with the cause of endometriosis. This makes sense since many pesticides and other toxic elements are endocrine disruptors, such as Malathion, Dioxin,
Diazinon, Glyphosate and some other pesticides and herbacides , and can cause painful inflammation and stagnant in all areas of the body. Here at Sunnyslope Healing Arts we have been clearing many different pesticides like Dioxin, Glyphosates ( the main active ingredient in Roundup ) and Malathion from peoples bodies in from 5 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 to this pesticide, they were spraying, got very sick with breathing problems and all kinds of sudden painful conditions. Many women experienced sudden loss of their menstrual periods, where before the women were always regular. When we figured out that the cause of their symptoms and painful problems was the Malathion that had just been sprayed in the area ( and where on the news, where people were told to cover their cars because it could ruin their paint ), we administered a special acupuncture treatment to the area and or areas involved and even the most severe painful issues resolved by the time the treatment was over and stayed resolved permanently. Over and over again patients would come in with pain and then finally at the end of an acupuncture treatment get up with no pain and remain without pain after that. We found that we got best results by treating certain areas at a time. Also women who were always normal before exposure and who had lost their periods, after significant exposure to pesticides, regained their periods the very next day after the treatment. Women have continued to come in with these Malathion and Dioxin toxicity related conditions for years after the spraying, along with other pesticide toxicity and continue to get great and dramatic relief from these issues.
It is also interesting to note that Monsanto began selling Roundup - the main active ingredient of which is glyphosate - 1974. So glyphosates have been found involved in the abnormal endometrial
tissues. It may account for the many cases of early menses.
ASTONISHING RESULTS FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS
This special Acupuncture treatment and needle free Acupuncture treatment works so well for endometriosis it is astonishing, especially for the patients who have been suffering for so many years with so much pain and who have tried everything short of surgery, including, of course, birth control pills which helps but not totally for the pain and does not resolve the problem. Young women of child bearing age want to resolve this condition so they have a chance to conceive. Plus being on birth control long term is not recommended because it is considered by scientific research that they may cause or greatly contribute to some cancers later in life, such as breast cancer.
We have found women with endometriosis usually have pesticides toxicity and considering that the pesticides are hormone disruptors and because they cause so much inflammation it makes sense they can be involved in endometriosis. They also interfere with the liver's ability to process all the hormones, which adds insult to injury. After a few treatments when a threshold of pesticide elimination is reached women, with endometriosis, suddenly start to experience great reductions of their pain , often the pain significantly reduced and then gradually reduces to absolutely no pain. While going through this easy painless non-invasive process these patients report that they noticed that their urine has a really weird smell and different from normal when they urinate. This is common and a sign the chemical pesticides are leaving the body. Other patients experience a chemical taste in their mouths for a short period of time after the treatment. These patients are so ecstatic and relieved to be free from pain after years of suffering from this painful condition. It has been such a big issue in their lives for years, that they can't believe all the pain is gone. Before this treatment they, often, have tried everything including diet, supplements, herbs and chelation therapy.
It is also interesting to note that many of these women started their menstrual periods at an early age compared to the norm. Girls started getting their periods at an earlier age here in Los Angeles, starting just a while after the massive aerial spraying campaign for the elimination of the medfly. This was in 1989 and there were protests to the aerial spraying as citizens realized it was making them sick. Fleets of black helicopters sprayed areas at night and sometimes right before sunset you could see them flying in low formation over you as you are driving home from work and it was referred to as Ecoterrorism in the news papers, at the time. Patients who grew up on the east coast also got dioxin and other equally disruptive pesticides in their systems too. Dioxin is one of the chemical components to Malathion. Treatment for the conditions from it is a similar careful Acupuncture based treatment as it is for conditions from Malathion, including for endometriosis. Glyphosate, Round up, other pesticides and toxins are also often involved, of course, and when they are in the system in either the reproductive system or endocrine system, they can be involved in the cause of inflammation and cause of the endometriosis, along with a host of other problems.
The difference in whether a girl or women losses their period after being normal or gets their period at an earlier age then what is considered normal depends on the dosage and how it got into their systems. The batch of girls across the country who started getting their periods earlier, did not get a big massive dose from the aerial spraying like the women who suddenly stopped getting their periods, however there was a considerable exposure. Girls who were in the area of aerial spraying may have had a chance to excrete some of the pesticide but not enough to prevent them from still effecting their hormones. Girls who are getting their periods early should be checked to see if they have pesticides in their system and consider what to do about it eventually because the pesticides can cause a lot of inflammation, depress immune function and organ functions may eventually cause serious health issues, along with early menopause.
Women who are also going through menopause exceedingly early should also be checked for pesticides in their systems. This is such an emotionally painful issue for them because they are often in their early thirties and just getting ready to start a family. Clearing the pesticides out can change everything.
According to government cdc.gov documents below:
According to government documents at cdc.gov there are tests available to determine whether you have been exposed to malathion. Breakdown products of malathion can be measured in the urine, but the tests need to be conducted within days of the exposure since these products are eliminated fairly rapidly. Maybe some of the malathion eliminates early but not all especially after repeated exposures. These tests, however, do not predict whether or not the exposure to malathion will produce harmful health effects. Another type of test measures the levels of a substance called cholinesterase in your blood. This test is not specific for malathion, but can be used to determine exposure to man other substances that act in a way similar to malathion. If the levels of cholinesterase in your blood are less than half of what they should be, then you may get symptoms of poisoning. Smaller decreases in cholinesterase may only indicate that you have been exposed to malathion or similar substances, but you will not necessarily experience harmful effects. Cholinesterase levels in the blood can stay low for months after you have been exposed to malathion or similar chemicals.
HOW CAN MALATHION AFFECT CHILDREN?
This section discusses potential health effects from exposures during the period from conception to maturity at 18 years of age in humans. Children can be exposed to malathion from food and drinking water, but these risks are low and not of concern. Because malathion is a widely used pesticide, greater concern exists from exposure following application to recreational areas, parks, and playgrounds and from home and garden uses of malathion. Children can also be exposed when malathion is sprayed, for example, to control mosquitos. Because children spend more time outdoors than adults, they may be at a greater risk of exposure to malathion than adults. Because of their smaller weight, children’s intake of malathion per kilogram of body weight may be greater than that of adults. The EPA permits residues of pesticides to be present in crops used as food, and these amounts are considered to be safe. Children may be exposed also by dermal contact with contaminated surfaces or by placing contaminated objects in their mouths. The main target of malathion toxicity in children is the nervous system, the same as in adults . Children who have accidentally swallowed high amounts of malathion or who had skin contact with high amounts of malathion experienced difficulty breathing, chest tightness, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, watery eyes, salivation, sweating, headaches, dizziness, and loss of consciousness, and some died. We do not know whether or not children are more susceptible than adults to malathion toxicity. However, studies in animals have shown that very young animals are more susceptible than older ones when exposed to high amounts of malathion.
Clinical signs and symptoms of malathion intoxication are typical of organophosphate poisoning. Malathion and its metabolite, malaoxon, inhibit the enzyme acetylcholinesterase and thus, prevent the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Continuous presence of acetylcholine at parasympathetic autonomic muscarinic receptors results in ocular effects (miosis, blurred vision), gastrointestinal effects (nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea), respiratory effects (excessive bronchial secretions, chest tightness, bronchoconstriction), cardiovascular effects (bradycardia, decreased blood pressure), effects on exocrine glands (increased salivation, lacrimation), and effects on the bladder (incontinence). At the level of parasympathetic and sympathetic autonomic nicotinic receptors, acetylcholine will induce tachycardia and increase blood pressure. At the neuromuscular junction, excess acetylcholine will induce muscle fasciculations, cramps, diminished tendon reflexes, muscle weakness in peripheral and respiratory muscles, ataxia, and paralysis. Finally, overstimulation of brain cholinergic receptors will lead to drowsiness, lethargy, fatigue, headache, generalized weakness, dyspnea, convulsions, and cyanosis. The signs and symptoms described above have been documented in almost all of the cases of accidental or intentional ingestion of high amounts of malathion and in cases of dermal intoxication. Lethal doses can be estimated from case reports to have been between 350 and 2,000 mg/kg. These dose levels usually inhibited plasma and RBC cholinesterase activities to levels ranging from undetectable to 10–30% of normal. Studies of workers exposed to a combination of pesticides, including malathion, have shown decreases between 10 and 50% in both plasma and RBC cholinesterase activities. In general, plasma cholinesterase activity can be inhibited by 20–25% without significant physiological consequences. Studies also have shown that the rate of decrease of RBC cholinesterase correlates better with appearance of symptoms than the absolute value reached after exposure. It was found that plasma cholinesterase activity in workers who exhibited cholinergic symptoms and signs was 17% lower than in workers without symptoms and signs. Similar findings were reported in another study (Ernest et al. 1995). No cholinergic signs were seen in a study in which the activities of RBC and plasma cholinesterase varied less than 10% between pre- and postexposure. A study in volunteers exposed to 85 mg/m3 of a malathion aerosol for 2 hours/day over a 42-day period observed no clinical signs and no significant inhibition of plasma or RBC cholinesterase activity over the study period. In an additional study of volunteers orally administered 0.34 mg malathion/kg/day for 56 days, there was a maximum depression of 25% in plasma cholinesterase approximately 3 weeks after cessation of treatment. A similar depression in RBC cholinesterase was observed, but occurred later. Administration of 0.11 mg malathion/kg/day for 32 days or 0.23 mg/kg/day for 47 days did not produce any significant depression of plasma or RBC cholinesterase activity. No clinical signs were seen in the volunteers. As detailed in Section 3.2, numerous studies in animals exposed to malathion by any route have shown inhibition of plasma, RBC, and brain cholinesterase activities.
SUMMARY OF HEALTH EFFECTS Malathion is an organophosphate pesticide of relatively low acute toxicity compared to other organophosphates. Signs and symptoms of acute toxicity are typical of those induced by organophosphate insecticides as a group. Almost all of the systemic effects observed following exposure to malathion are due to the action of its active metabolite, malaoxon, on the nervous system, or are secondary to this primary action. Malaoxon inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase at the various sites where the enzyme is present in the nervous system, (i.e., the central nervous system, the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system, and the neuromuscular junction). Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase results in accumulation and continuous action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at postsynaptic sites. Information regarding effects of malathion in humans is derived mainly from cases of accidental or intentional ingestion of malathion, studies of the general population exposed during aerial application of the pesticide for pest control, studies of pesticide users exposed to multiple pesticides including malathion, a few controlled exposure studies with volunteers, and cases of dermal exposure to malathion. Oral ingestion of high amounts of malathion resulted in typical signs and symptoms of organophosphate intoxication including reduced plasma and red blood cell (RBC) cholinesterase activity, excessive bronchial secretions, respiratory distress, salivation, pinpoint pupils, bradycardia, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, tremor, fasciculation, and occasionally death. Epidemiological studies have found weak associations between exposure to malathion and developmental effects and certain types of cancer. Malathion has also been shown to be a contact sensitizer, and results from some studies have suggested that it may cause adverse genetic effects. No chronic effects have been documented in humans following exposure specifically to malathion. Studies in animals support the human data and confirm that the main target of malathion toxicity is the nervous system. Malathion induced liver carcinogenicity in female Fischer344 rats and in male and female B6C3F1 mice at doses that were considered excessive. Results from a series of studies in animals conducted in the last decade suggest that malathion can modulate (increase or decrease) some immunologic parameters at doses below those that induce neurotoxicity. Although the physiological significance of these effects is yet unclear, it has been suggested that enhancements of the immune response induced by malathion may be responsible for symptoms such as lacrimation, rashes, and irritation of mucous membranes seen occasionally after aerial spraying of the pesticide. The mechanism of action of malathion-induced immunologic alterations is not known. Neurotoxicity is the main effect of malathion in humans and animals, and the mechanism of neurotoxic action has been studied extensively and is well understood. Therefore, the section below will focus only on neurological effects. The reader is referred to Section 3.2, Discussion of Health Effects by Route of Exposure, for information on additional effects that may have been observed sporadically in animal studies and in human case reports, and are of unclear physiological significance
The primary function of Vitamin E is apparently in the maintenance of certain sexual functions. Research found that 73% of 44 cases of spontaneous abortion showed evidence of blood serum deficiency of Vitamin E and it became generally recognized that Vitamin E had great therapeutic value in the treatment of abortion.
Many authors have commented on the apparent action of Vitamin E in allowing the majority of cases with a history of repetitive aborting to carry to full term.
The role of Vitamin E in pregnant woman is to neutralize estrogenic substances which resists the intrusion of the placental villi into the uterine wall.
Estrogenic, androgenic and gonadotrophic activity have been demonstrated in wheat germ oil, extracted at low temperature. These effects were not found in rancid wheat germ oil.
Great food sources of Vitamin E are Avocado, Sunflower Seeds, spinach, broccoli, nuts ( such as almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts) and soy oil.
Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and neural tube defects , birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus's spine and back do not close during development.
Although the risk of heart attack does not increase abruptly at the moment a woman reaches natural menopause, the rate of heart disease does rise sharply over the course of the decade after a woman reaches her fifties. A clear picture of the risks for women between the ages of fifty and ninety-four are found in the sustictics where there is a 31 percent absolute risk of dying of heart disease, a 2.8 percent risk of dying of breast cancer, a 2.8 percent risk of a hip fracture, and only a 0.7 percent risk of uterine cancer.
The most significant predictor of heart disease is the HDL level. Bad cholesterol levels normally increase in women for some ten to fifteen years following the cessation of periods. If your HDL level is low, and LDL level is relatively higher you are going to be in trouble. Bio Identical estrogen replacement therapy decreases LDL cholesterol levels and raises the HDL good cholesterol levels, each by about 15 percent.
The good bio Identical good estrogen has a direct effect on the wall of the blood vessels. Estrogen appears to block the creation of plaque resulting in open vessels and good blood flow.
That is why good estrogen reduces heart disease.
There is a plant that grows in northern Thailand called Pueraria mirifica, that is also called the Thai Kudzu. this herbal remedy is the reason that northern Thailand has the lowest level of breast cancer in the world. It seems that this plant stops the proliferation of breast cancer cells because it acts as a SERM beta , or selective estrogen receptor modulator of the beta receptor, which stops bone loss and helps prevent heart disease and breast cancer at the same time. It is far more specific than soy or red clover for the estrogen receptor and it is the beta receptor that we want to modulate to stop vaginal dryness, depression, insomnia, and bone loss,. and it's even beneficial in maintaining a healthy prostate in men. this is a natural product key to safely and naturally reverseing osteoporosis with no drugs. With a full supplemental program osteoblasts which are what produce bone building and formation are stimulated into action.
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