(NaturalNews) Unfortunately, conventional medicine has done a poor job helping women to avoid the health risks associated with menopause. Just to be clear - an excessive loss of hormones will cause a loss of energy, muscle mass, bone strength, cognitive function and memory. With an estimated 6,000 women per day, in the United States alone, reaching menopause - this health issue should not be ignored.
Women can experience the 'fountain of youth'. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Daved Rosensweet, M.D. - a women's health expert - will talk about how to avoid the risks associated with menopause such as, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
3 natural remedies designed to ease menopausal symptoms
Conventionally speaking, menopause 'officially' begins 12 months after a woman's final menstrual period and is connected to a huge drop in estrogen levels. This dramatic drop in estrogen can produce a wide variety of symptoms like, hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, urinary tract infections, joint pains, plus sleep disorders and mood swings. These menopausal symptoms are early warning signs of disease and should not be ignored. So, let's focus on some natural solutions.
According to a study conducted by researchers at Brown University, and published in The Obstetrician and Gynecologist (TOG), 'physicians should recommend herbal medicines and complementary therapies to women seeking relief from the symptoms of menopause.' Dong quai or "female ginseng", red clover and black cohosh are three widely-used herbal remedies for menopausal symptoms. These herbs contain plant compounds which mimic estrogen.
Phytoestrogens - found in sesame and flax seeds, red clover tea and fermented soy products like, tempeh, miso and natto contain high amounts of plant-based estrogens called isoflavones - which can provide natural relief for women with menopause symptoms. In a study performed at The University of Naples, Italy - in 2005 - it was discovered that isoflavones were effective in reducing hot flashes and relieving vaginal dryness during menopause. Their recommendation is 45 grams per day.
Can homeopathy help women with menopause? In some cases, the answer is yes. For example, cimicifuga has been shown to help with night sweats, vaginal dryness, bleeding and mood swings. Lachesis tends to help women who feel warm to hot - all the time and may crave alcoholic beverages. Sepia is especially useful for women having difficulty with sexual intercourse, and felling chilly.
On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Daved Rosensweet will talk about how to avoid musculoskeletal deterioration, life-threatening hip fractures, depression plus much more.
Do bioidentical hormones increase the risk of a stroke?
According to a large study from France, published in an American Heart Association journal, bioidentical hormones do not raise the risk of stroke in menopausal women. In fact, following nearly 100,000 women, researchers reveal that women using estrogen patches and progesterone - in pill form - had a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to women not using any type of hormone replacement.
Having said that, remember, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is not necessarily safer than any other drug therapy. To bring hormones back into balance - one must consider the nervous system (neurotransmitters) and all of the hormone levels from the pituitary and thyroid gland to the pancreas, adrenals and ovaries (last). Simply put, don't take the 'magic bullet' approach toward health.
Obviously, if you're suffering from hormonal imbalances and serious health issues, work with a qualified medical professional to improve all aspects of your life - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
This week's guest: Daved Rosensweet, M.D., women's health expert Discover a safe and effective way to balance hormones and ease through menopause - Sun. May 11
Dr. Rosensweet graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1968. He has been in private medical practice since 1971, has had offices in New Mexico, California, and Colorado and is currently in practice in Southwest Florida.
Formerly the clinical physician involved in the very first Nurse Practitioner training program in the U.S.A. and in charge of health promotion for the State of New Mexico - Dr. Rosensweet is an expert on menopause and natural hormones. He teaches Treatment of Women in Menopause with Bio-identical Hormones to physicians and, currently, has a practice in Naples and Sarasota, Florida doing private consultations with patients and physicians all over the world.
Stop suffering from menopausal symptoms. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Daved Rosensweet, M.D. and Jonathan Landsman talk about how to safely (and effectively) ease through menopause and enjoy optimal health - without the risks associated with pharmaceutical drugs.