- March 21, 2007 at 3:42 pm #239312BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
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
“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
Essential Oils (for a couple of years I’ve been taking all of these)
a.. Flax Seed Oil
a.. Evening Primrose Oil
“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
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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