The Hormone Pendulum……or Trust Your Natural Instincts?
The pendulum on hormone therapy has been swinging back and forth ever since Robert O.
Wilson, MD published his influential book, Feminine Forever, back in 1966.
In his best
selling book, he wrote: “Many physicians simply refuse to recognize menopause for what
is – a serious, painful, and often crippling disease.” He postulated that “every
alive today has the option of remaining feminine forever.” Further he said, if a
refused HRT, the consequences would be unthinkable!
A natural human condition was thus characterized as a disease!
Suddenly, women were put on estrogen by the millions, and the first available drug
was Premarin, made from the urine of pregnant horses!
Fast forward to the 80’s, all the while legions of women
were prescribed mammalian
estrogen, when it was discovered that not adding progesterone to counteract the
cellular build-up of estrogen resulted in cancer or other types of abnormalities. The
new ingredient – in the form of a synthetic progestin - was immediately added, and
suddenly………hormone replacement was back in style.
Forward again to the 90’s, when the famous Women’s Health
Initiative trial, after placing
thousands of women on Prempro, was suddenly stopped when it was discovered that women on
hormones suffered more heart disease and strokes than those who were not.
Almost overnight, millions of women stopped their hormones out
of fear. And went cold turkey!!
a woman to do……
and what should she believe?
First let’s all understand….
Menopause is not a disease….but instead a very natural human condition!
The Endocrine Society notes that menopausal symptoms frequently start in the years before
the final menstrual period and can last, with unpredictable duration, from a few years to
more than 13 years! Hot flashes / flushes and night sweats are
often accompanied by
vaginal dryness, sleeplessness, and loss of sex drive……… all
of which are very common.
The goal, quite frankly, is to find ways to help with the sometimes
uncomfortable symptoms that a woman can experience during this very important and
empowering time in her life, which is very natural!
Always check with your physician before beginning any regimen. And recognize that there
are natural and holistic approaches that can help.
Pueraria mirifica, derived from the root of a plant grown only in northern Thailand, has been used by women in southeast Asia for more than 700 years.
Amata Life’s Pueraria Mirifica Plus and Pure contain this precious natural botanical in its most effective form, and has provided an alternative, natural approach to the relief of menopausal symptoms for tens on thousands of women.
You have choices! You can either hop on the pendulum….
Follow your instincts to a natural approach…..
Just as women have done for more than 700 years.
This Truly Changes Everything!