If we may ask, how were you assessed - by your Gyno ? Tell us please about the program that you speak of - is it on the above web site or part of another regime? Are you using any HRT? Too many question? /;-D
yes that is the website, I just ordered their suppliments, My Gyn did nothing,they spoke of HRT but didn't even say my hormone levels need to be tested, I went to a nureopathic dr, and did the saliva test, thats how I found out, I hope this program works and I don't have to use HRT, I am just starting this jouney
I take it that your Gyn did not run any base line tests? What program are you on and is this based on the suggestion/recommendations of your naturopathic counselor, or is this what you determined from the web site?
We are all interested and listening here CuryGal. I myself am just starting to enter menopause at 56 - in fits and starts (still technically premenopausal ) and I wish to deal with as much as I can holistically, so the more details you feel you can share with us, the more we learn.
yes I will look at those discussions. The Gyn ran NO tests, I am not on any program yet, I will be getting on the program that website offers, this clinic has been in business for 25 yrs, they have added the program via the website for a few yrs now.
they have a lot of info on that website, check it out. I may be just Estrogen Dominant, not pre menopausal like i thought, woman of all ages and stages of life take their suppliments to regulate the hormones.
Once you are on their website, if you scroll to the bottom and click on the program you want, they do charge you per month, but if you want a money back refund after you have tried it, they claim there is a no questions asked refund, the way I feel its worth a try, its about $75 per month, from what I pay per month for all the different suppliments each month, I should be saving something, hehe
I will update posts as things progress
I get my test results back on Friday - I'll let you know what I find out, but in the mean time here is info on Estrogen Dominance:
What is Estrogen?
In Estrogen Dominance the Silent Epidemic from An Insiders Guide to Natural Medicine (2004) Dr. Michael Lam says that estrogen is a hormone with a vital role to women's health and wellbeing. Estrogen, Dr. Lam writes, "...affects all female sexual organs, including the ovaries, cervix, fallopian tubes, vagina and breasts." When women have an imbalance of the hormone estrogen, many symptoms can occur. The symptoms may be caused by too much estrogen, or could in fact be the result of low progesterone, another hormone that works together with estrogen to regulate a woman's menstrual cycles.
What Causes Estrogen Dominance?
Woman's hormones are delicate and can be thrown off balance by almost anything, including illness, vitamin deficiencies or stress. The important point to remember about estrogen dominance is that it can present in two ways.
1. Too much estrogen hormone
2. Low progesterone, making the ratio of estrogen to progesterone higher
Identifying which is your particular case can help determine what caused the imbalance and how to fix it. Common causes for estrogen dominance include:
* Eating commercial poultry and cattle, which have been fed estrogen-like hormones
* Eating non-organic fruits and vegetables, which could contain high levels of pesticides
* High Estrogen Production
* Increased caffeine consumption
These are just some of the commonly identified reasons for estrogen dominance. Other causes may be vitamin deficiency, eating too much sugar or fats or exposure to estrogen-like environmental pollutants called xenoestrogen.
Signs Of Low Progesterone And Estrogen Excess
Progesterone Deficiency Estrogen (Estradiol) Excess
Loss of libido
Craving for sweets
Mood swings (PMS)
Water retention, edema (swelling, bloating)
Fatigue, no energy
Fibrocystic breasts, Breast swelling
Weight gain in hips and thighs
Heavy or irregular menses
Loss of sex drive (libido)
low thyroid - cold hands and feet