Greetings - my first post but I have been an avid fan of this site for a while :-) For hormone balancing, Maca (root) is a phenomenal way to go - I use the powder form in water (tastes meh - slightly nutty) but it's available also in liquid drops. I am perimenopausal and I was shocked that it stopped night sweats in its tracks! I had been dealing with that for a couple years, so it was amazing to not have to kick the covers off halfway through the night any more. YAY! It is better than progesterone to balance estrogen since it is a food and gentler in its approach. I am a fan!
A long time ago I read about a natural cure for hormonal mood swings, (PMS symptoms) and I read that if you have the type of PMS where you are cranky it works to take a Calcium/Magnesium supplement but the Magnesium amount has to be more than Calcium. There's a popular supplement available that has twice the magnesum to calcium ratio. It works so well that even my husband makes sure I always have it on hand/I take it ten days before, 3 times a day. As I get older I've started taking Vitex, and for some reason the (awful tasting) liquid works better than the capsules for me, and that has made a huge difference. I will say that I am now looking into supplements as I head into perimenopause, I am feeling very unhappy a lot of days which is very unlike me. In doing a lot more research (from books) I have been reading great things about Black Cohosh and am about to start taking that. No synthetic drugs for me, just natural cures and I would love to hear how other women have handled the depression (mild, but that's enough) and lethargy that I really want to get some help with. Hope I was able to help someone else!
Please can anyone help with this? It's not something I had to deal with before I got older. I've been studying all I can find, but still distressed/depressed to find no remedy. Thank you for reading!
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)
Has anyone had any experience with having the Mirena IUD removed and any herbal/natural supplements to help detoxify and bring hormones back to balance? I have had some awful side effects (including weight gain despite eating healthy and working out, joint pain, breast soreness for months, and cysts coming and going, facial hair growth, and constant bloating/constipation/digestive issues) and just now connected the dots to the source of the problem being the synthetic hormone in Mirena. I can't wait to get rid of this and try to get back to my old self! ANY help appreciated! Esp. Those with personal experience! Thank you!
(Richardson, Tx, USA)
Myself and my daughter has had a hormonal imbalance for years. After researching extensively I have found the perfect regimen that has worked MIRACLES for both myself and my daughter. We take 2 capsules of Solaray brand 400mg Vitex, Now brand Sage oil that I put into a 00 size empty gelatin capsule which is also Now brand. I put one drop of Sage oil and two drops of organic coconut oil into the capsule. 2 capsules of Ashwagandha herb. I use Banyan brand Ashwagandha bulk powder and as stated above, I make my own capsules using 00 size gelatin capsules. 2 capsules of Reishi mushroom powder. Again, I make my own capsules of this herb. I order the Reishi bulk powder from Real Mushrooms website. 2 capsules of Solaray brand 12 strain 20 billion cfu probiotics. And 2 to 4 capsules of Now brand EVE multivitamin.
This may sound like a lot but believe me it has worked a miracle for us. No more hot flashes, no more mood swings, no more extremely heavy bleeding, no more irregular bleeding, no more foul menstrual odors and no more fibroids. Please be aware that this regimen will cause fibroids to detach and be expelled through menstrual cycle, do not be alarmed, it is a normal process and will subside when the fibroids has all been expelled through 2 or 3 menstrual cycles. Again, this regimen has changed my life and I am so very grateful that I finally have some relief.
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I'm 56, postmenopausal w/ terrible insomnia, hot flashes, brain fog, memory issues--dr wants to put my on vivelle dots. Anyone have experience with this? I've tried natural remedies and not enough relief. Memory & sleep issues are killing me, and I'll lose my job if I don't get control.
(Pacific Nw, Usa)
Women need to know that PROGESTERONE does not cause cancer. Synthetic forms of progesterone such as progestin and provera and synthetic, unopposed or too much estrogen in the body can facilitate cancer growth.
Also, we have to be willing to make the dietary changes and move more. Most women would need NO hormones or medication whatsoever, if we would change our eating habits and take the supplements recommended.
This is what I finally decided to do and it is paying off. You need to be prepared for the fact that it can take years to restore your body. After all it took decades to get where we are!
Does anyone have advice on naturally balancing hormones without birth control? Please help!!!
EC: Make sure to read the feedback/remedies on this our hormones page, including the Q&A page: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/hormones_questions.html
(Charlotte, NC, USA)
Hi guys, anyone out there know anything about high prolactin or hyperprolactinemia and controlling it naturally? Thanks in advance for your time!
(Miami, Florida, Usa)
Dear Folks, I got this results from saliva test. All indicators are very low. What can I do?
Cortisol AM 14.8 [3.7-9.5]
Cortisol Noon 1.6 [1.2-3]
Cortisol evening 1.2 [0.6-1.9]
Cortisol night 0.3 [0.4-1]
Estradiol 1.3 [1.3-3.3]
Progesterone 42 [75-270]
pg/e2 32 [100-500]
tetosterone 46 [16-55]
DHEAS 4.1 [2-23]
Seems everything is really low. Cortisol in the mornings drops badly at the noon time.
I'm having TSH almost zero ft3 ft4 in the normal range but to the lowest end.
I have been suffering from from vaginal dryness, is there a good remedy for this cure?
I was very curious to see vitamin E listed as a remedy on your anti-aging page. I feel very strongly that vitamin e is essential for women as they age. I know it helps me with hormonal fluctations and I notice that I have more vitality on the days when I take it. I have taken E off and on for at about 15 years and am now in my early forties. It's been great as a pms remedy and an after-menstrual-cycle-is-over remedy. I was trying to find out good dosages for E and came across an article that Vit E might act as a substitute for estrogen, which is why it is suggested for menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. Has anyone been taking vitamin E for perimenopause or menopause? Thanks.
Zinc works because it helps to bring your progesterone back up. Estrogen tends to dominate in alot of us women. Especially when you hit 30 . Wild yam cream has natural progesterone in it. I rub a little on my wrists in the morning and sometimes at night if I am feeling less frisky than usual. It is something you can adjust as needed. Estrogen and copper will also help if you are the opposite and your progesterone is too high. I gage which is high or low by my periods and my mood. If I am short tempered and my period is heavy and/or long I need more progesterone. If I am anxious and my period is light and/or short then I need more estrogen. Usually I am low on progesterone though.
I always make sure to supplement low dose of the opposite though so that you don't throw other things out of whack. Like your thyroid which needs copper and zinc. So if I am low on progesterone I use the cream in the morning and night on my wrists and I take 2 mg (RDA is 2 mg) of copper with at least 10 to 15 mg of zinc (RDA is 8 mg). Alot of us are low on estrogen because we are taking so much zinc to boost our immune system so be careful when your doing that. Make sure your taking copper too. If estrogen or progesterone is out of whack we don't feel desire. We also need testosterone which you can also get from zinc and DHEA (half of a 25 mg tablet per day) if you think your low there.