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    Hi DJ - I saw where you posted that you try to be natural. Got any
    suggestions for someone coming off of hormone treatments? Any estrogen
    rich foods I could eat in place of? Or something natural (and
    affordable - since I don't have insurance anymore!)....

    Thanks in advance! And happy happy holidays everyone!


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    See if this helps any

    http://www.mercola.com/2001/jul/4/hrt.htm

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    Hi,

    I just took some time to scan the information at this site... it is an
    eyeopener. When I was 7 years old my mom had a total hyserectomy. Hormones
    were just hitting the market. The doctor mentioned them, but said that he was
    not sure about the harmful effects. Mom opted not to take hormones, and never
    did... At that time, she was in her early 40's. In her 60's she developed high
    blood pressure. She died at the age of 82, six months after having a stroke.
    Other than blood pressure and age onset diabetes (in late 70's) and gallblader
    problems, she had no other health problems. She did have a hip replacement at
    about age 79.

    I was prescribed Hormones about 5 years ago, by a gynecologist that was filling
    in for my doctor.... He did no tests, just prescribed them because I was
    suffering from depression.. I developed a couple of the milder side effects and
    went off them. Every year after that I have had my hormone level checked. Last
    year at age 54 the doctor said my hormones are still in normal range.... yes, I
    did have a partial hysterectomy about 15 years ago... so the only positive way
    I can be sure is to have the lab test done.

    After reading this, I think I will follow my mother's lead... and opt for NO
    hormones.

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    Tofu is full of Plant Estrogen. It's often used by women during menopause. It
    won't help "hot flashes", but it will help with the heart and bones.

    Don't forget to do alot of walking. Weight bearing excersize is very good for
    helping to prevent osteoperosis.

    Hope that helps a little. DJ will probably have quite a bit more information.
    Cathy

    Kristal Polikoff <krasch@pobox.com> wrote:
    Hi DJ - I saw where you posted that you try to be natural. Got any
    suggestions for someone coming off of hormone treatments? Any estrogen

    rich foods I could eat in place of? Or something natural (and
    affordable - since I don't have insurance anymore!)....

    Thanks in advance! And happy happy holidays everyone!

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    Hi,
    Go to shirleys-wellness-cafe.com
    There are some things on there you
    would be interested in for this.
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    If you go to your local herb store, they can offer you lots of advise--also
    read up online. My mom has gone through menopause totally natural. It can be
    costly, but if you shop around online and in local stores, you can find things
    for less. Also, some natural things do not always work for everyone, so just
    watch your body. Some take longer to work too-so give some a few months Hope
    that gives you a place to start!

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    Hormones from Hell
    Struggling with mood swings, food cravings or other symptoms associated with
    PMS or menopause?
    Dr. Phil, his wife Robin and a panel of medical experts explain how you can
    stop suffering needlessly and bring hormonal balance into your life.

    Robin McGraw shares a list of natural supplements that have helped her put
    her hormones back in balance and ease menopausal symptoms.

    To Relieve Menopausal/PMS Symptoms (I take the middle 2)

    a.. Black Cohosh
    a.. B12 and B6 vitamins
    a.. Folic Acid
    a.. Inositol

    "These four items are very good for overall menopausal symptoms," explains
    Robin, "especially black cohosh, which is good for hot flashes. The B12, B6
    and folic acid help with mood and to ease you through the transition. The
    inositol also helps with mood. You take it at night and it helps you to
    sleep."

    Essential Oils (for a couple of years I've been taking all of these)
    a.. Flax Seed Oil
    a.. Evening Primrose Oil
    a.. Vitamin E
    a.. Omega-3

    "These are really good overall for hormone symptoms," says Robin. "Essential
    oils are good for joints because sore joints can be a symptom of menopause."

    Menopause and Weight Gain
    Robin goes on to explain that weight gain can be a symptom of menopause
    because menopause affects the thyroid gland, which helps regulate body
    weight. "When you get your blood work done, there is a range for the thyroid
    and your doctor can tell you if yours is normal. I bought a basil
    thermometer and every morning for 10 days, I put it under my arm and
    recorded my temperature. If it's even a degree below 98, then you are
    susceptible to having a low thyroid. Mine was 95. My doctor had told me I
    was fine, but mine was very low & I had the thyroid symptoms, so I went on
    natural Armour Thyroid hormone therapy." She found a dr. that treated her
    symptoms, not her #s, just like I did. I take Armour now too.


    Dr. Holly Anderson from the prementrual syndrome clinic in Arcadia, CA said
    that women should be treated with natural progesterone. Not oral or creams,
    but a suppository prescription to balance out the estrogen in the body that
    causes all these symptoms. It may even help with women who suffer from
    ovarian cysts and dont' want to get a hysterectomy. Holly also stresses
    the importance of eating frequently - every three hours - to combat mood
    swings. When you have estrogen dominance, it suppresses your thyroid and
    you're going to have transient hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar.

    Read more about her and her clinic here.
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