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Menopause Naturally

Menopause Naturally

Sunday, January 1st 2006

Though a natural part of life, menopause can cause major problems for even the strongest women. In addition to causing hot flushes, night sweats, panic attacks, irritability, insomnia, nausea, facial hair growth, vaginal dryness, mood swings and lack of libido, menopause is also associated with increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.

Herbs can play a very important role during menopause. Over forty years ago, the late Dr John R. Christopher, the respected American Master Herbalist, developed a Menopause Support herbal formula. This combination continues to be used by millions of women around the world to help with symptoms associated with menopause. Dr Christopher considered this to be a herbal food formula that the body easily accepts and assimilates to help with hormonal balance.

One of Dr Christopher's Case Histories:

"I started having problems with excessive menstrual flow and the doctor I was going to suggested that I should have a hysterectomy. I used some herbs and vitamins first and got it semi under control. When I hit 40, the vitamin therapy just didn't take care of the whole problem. I was introduced to Nature's Way Change-O-Life. I began taking this formula and there are several things that happened that were very important to me and my health. I had been very, very nervous and that's the first thing I noticed, that I calmed down. I had more strength and more energy, the periods were regulated and the flow decreases. I did not have hot flushes although sometimes I would feel warm. After a couple of years of taking the Nature's Way Change-O-Life formula, my periods completely stopped. I have not had any traumatic problems as many women do when they go through menopause. I have been very, very grateful for this formula and for the help it has given me and I appreciate all the work that Dr Christopher did in this area."

Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2006 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for Menopause :

Black Cohosh Standardised
Dong Quai Root
Efamol Evening Primrose Oil
Hot Flush Fix
Mineral Power
Maca Gold
Superior Magnesium

Related health information can be found here:

Calcium Deficiency
Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus castus) as a hormone balancer
DIM Plus to assist in cancer prevention
Herbal phytoestrogens and menopause
Hormonal Changes
Menustrual Problems
Suffering from menopausal or menstrual problems? Then consider Dong Quai - the queen of female herbs
Suffering from menopausal symptoms? Femitone may help

Related articles can be found here:

Balance Your Estrogen/ Testosterone Levels Naturally With DIM (Dinndolylmethane)
Balance Your Hormones the Peruvian Way - the Amazing Maca
Hormone Balancing
Hot Flushes? An Internationally Recommended Herb
Minerals: Critical for Well-Being
The Traditional Balancing Herb for Women

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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