Menopause Remedies

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Elaine (Cleveland, Georgia) on 10/05/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I am a 49 yr old female going through menopause, and just stopped smoking. I currently have been using bill monroes hydrogen peroxide 3% inhaling about 7 puffs 5 or 6 x's a day and I take 1/4 baking soda, 2 tabls of acv, about a teaspoon of honey with 8 oz of water 3x`s a day. I also take soy protein with milk (one scoop that comes with the soy protein with 8 oz of milk per day) then I drink glucosamine condrotant for arthritis. My mood swings are terrible!! my poor husband is on the receiving end, I also drink coffee and diet cokes..there has to be a happy balance somewhere but I just dont know where...a nybody have any answers? I am so turned off with Dr's they are just pill pushers in my opionion so I am trying to get through this naturally..thanks.

Soy
Posted by Meddy (Springfield, Oh, USA) on 09/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

For the past year, I have been a wreck! I am post-menopausal and the hot flashes and emotional ups and downs were making me feel like I was losing it. I wanted to edure this and go all natural, figuring this was a natural part of my body's process...I could not take this one more second. I went to see my Dr. and begged her for HRT's...anything to give me relief. She is a huge pill pusher so I was rather shocked when she told me to dring soy milk. I asked her about bioidentical therapy and her reply was, "drinking soy milk is bioidentical"... I know there will be those who disagree, I can only speak for myself. I started drinking about 8 oz of soy milk right away. For me, it has been nothing short of a miracle. I feel like a human being againl. The depression is gone and so are the hot flashes. If I do feel one coming on, I run and get about 4 oz in me and they immediately subside. I cannot tell you what a blessing this has been. I have not experienced one negative side effect. If this helps just one person who is suffering like I was, please give it a try.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Abby (San Francisco, Ca) on 04/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I'm so glad I found your website. I am 50 and going through SEVERE menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, hair loss, loss of memory etc. etc. I started the ACV about 5 weeks ago. I used a splash of ACV in ice water and drink glasses of it all day. By the 3rd week no more hot flashes. Then in my 5th week they came back almost as strong as before I started using the ACV. I couldn't figure it out. What had I done wrong? Went back to your website and I realized that I had not exercised the 4th week (I always exercise at least 2x a week). Too busy. I added baking soda (1/4 tsp)to the ACV water today and I love it. The salt in baking soda improves the taste of the ACV water. I'm back on track with the exercise. I've increased the splashes of ACV (approx. 2-3 Tbsp) I am a little worried about the amount of sodium in baking soda. My BP is perfect thank goodness. I also suffer from Allergy induced Asthma. I have not used an inhaler or taken a pill for that in 5 weeks. It's spring time here and everyone around me is suffering with allergies, but not me. Little aches and pains that I had are gone. I think that just as exercise helped us with PMS, exercise will help us with Menopause. My body might be fighting 3 things, Allergies, Asthma and Menopause. So I need to increase my fight. Exerecise, yes. Increase ACV, yes. Baking soda, yes but in limited amounts. I will keep you posted. Abby


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jo (Hemet, Ca) on 03/25/2009
5 out of 5 stars

A few weeks ago my body simply gave out. The all over pain was excrutiating. I was laid off months ago and lost my insurance coverage and to be honest I cannot think of a time where the medical community has actually HELPED me. After a few days I finally braved sitting upright so I could research what my problem was online. I have been a big fan of Earth Clinic for a few years now, so it was the first place I went.

Current history:

47 year old female
hypothyroidism-taking .175 mg Levothyroxine daily
fairly good health-slightly overweight
Healthy eating

Symptoms-

Brain fog
Vertigo
Tinnitus
Body aches
Severe nausea
Memory loss
fluctuating temperature-high fever/chills-extreme coldness in extremities
ear infections
Night sweats-extreme
Heart palpitations

From this site I was able to determine:

1. Menopause had set in and the extreme hormonal imbalance had basically knocked out all benefits of my thyroid medication..in other words...it was NOT working.

2. The extreme body aches were actually my system shutting down due to the menopause and hypothyroidism shutting down my organs one by one.

So....I bought a multi-vitamin, Natural vitamin E 400IU (d, no L), epsom salt, evening primrose oil, baking soda and ACV. (had to go with what they sold-did not have the energy to go anywhere else)

Now I have 2 lemon trees, so I picked a bunch of lemons when I got home. I started by upping my Levoythyroxine to about .200 mg. (Many of the symptoms were reminiscent of those times when I was unable to secure a prescription and went without this med) First thing I did was the oil pulling-used olive oil. Then I used the Lemon juice and baking soda cure. 2 Tbls Lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Took it on an empty stomach right after my thyroid meds. Next...ate breakfast-oatmeal-couldn't stomach anything else. Later in the afternoon- ACV and baking soda-same measurements. Lunch-then vitamins. I even drank the epsom salts dissolved in about 4 oz of water-that was nasty. Could not stomach anything for dinner and went to bed about 11:30 pm.

I awoke the next morning about 8am without being drowned in sweat. I got up...and was able to sit upright without having to cry from the pain. I managed to get myself up, and followed the same regimen as the day before. It took roughly 3 days, but I was able to actually move around in a somewhat normal manner with virtually no pain, tinnitus on only one side of my head, memory coming back, brain fog gone and energy on the upswing.

Residual symptoms-nausea (vomiting), vertigo, ear infections...ears plugged.

After about 2 weeks-I still was unable to overcome these symptoms. Back to Earth Clinic. Eventually, what I thought was an UTI was actually now what I believe kidney stones. The pain was located on my left side, just under my rib cage and burned down to my groin area (left side only). A burning unlike anything I ever experienced. In too much pain to get on the computer at 3am...I drank some cranberry juice along with 2 aspirin and tried to get back to sleep. My Earth Clinic research the next day alerted me to the Lemon juice/olive oil cure. 2oz Lemon juice and 2 oz olive oil. That worked almost immediately. I had originally scoffed at the posters saying that they could actually feel the stone moving...how stupid was I? I felt it almost immediately. Really strange.

The kidney stones were obviously the source of the nausea-as that was yesterday that I did the cure and I am fine today. I slept like a baby, by the way.

I have come to the conclusion that the ear infection-which is constant and plugging up my ears, also causing the tinnitus, is actually a sinus infection. I tried inhaling the steam from ACV this morning, which seemed to alleviate some of the pressure. I believe it is actually the oil pulling that is causing the mucus to come up....but still have this awful block of something in my head. It is affecting my eyesight...seeing stars type of thing, giving me a head ache, and still blocking my ears. I have put Hydrogen Peroxide in my ears and have had some success...

All in all...After breaking down my symptoms and curing them one by one with the wonderful community here on Earth Clinic...I think I have had GREAT success. I was even able to go outside today and pull weeds! I can't thank Earth Clinic posters enough for the difference your input has made in my life. Seriously, from near death to on my way to recouping the energy that I have always been so proud of....Thank you all!


Soy
Posted by Emily (Goodyear, AZ) on 02/20/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I agree on Soy Milk. Most modern day Soy Products contain quite a bit of estrogen in them. I have heard from a Holistic Nutritionist that drinking soy milk is the equivalent to taking six birth control pills for the amount of estrogren. I advocate using raw milk sparingly if you must have milk.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Donna (Lincoln, NE) on 02/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I stopped my menstruation a year ago. I started black strap,and apple cider vinegar 1 month ago because my ankles were swollen, and redness was going up my legs. The apple cider and blackstrap did get rid of my swollen legs. I started a light period after 1 year of not having one. I said ''well hello''. I came to the conclusion that my body was so depleted of minerals that my body quit bleeding because it had nothing to give. I guess it will quit when it is ready to quit, I am not worried about it. I feel better than I have felt in years. If black strap was doing something to hurt me, then i would be feeling sickly. I feel young again. I don't suffer hot flashes anymore, my bones don't hurt, I am finaly able to loose weight. I have lost 25 pounds since I started blackstrap almost 2 months ago.i take it with apple cider vinegar, and warm water. Thank God for his wisdom of what is good for us.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Rebecca (Sydney, Australia) on 01/31/2009
0 out of 5 stars

I stopped menstruating 2 years ago (I'm 47; my mother stopped at 46), and was pretty sure that I had gone through menopause. However, six months ago I started taking blackstrap molasses, and one month began bleeding. I stopped the molasses and the menstruation stopped too (it was very light). Now I have begun the molasses, the menstruation - very irregularly has begun again. I'm a bit worried why this is happening and whether it is normal. Anyone's informed feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

Wild Yam
Posted by Maggie (Pittsburgh, PA) on 10/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have found wild yam is an excellent cure for hot flashes/night sweats..Try it!


Apple Cider Vinegar, Oil Pulling, Coconut Oil
Posted by Catlin (Austin, TX) on 08/21/2008
5 out of 5 stars

8/21/08 Aging thru Menopause

People always thought my father was our brother because he was blessed with great genetics, looking 10 - 15 years younger than his age and for many years I was the same.

However, when I turned 50, all sorts of aging began to happen. Menopause brought 30 lbs of extra weight, dry, flaky rashy skin, under-active thyroid and bloated stomach, itchy-smelly-flaky scalp, weak tearing nails, diabetes, tinitis, skin rashes, weeping eyes, joint pain, gingivitis with 2 deep gum pockets, hair falling out and not growing, losing hair and eyebrows, lethargy, moodiness, unexplained anger, dark eye circles, insomnia, night sweats, smelly body and breath and the list goes on... Needless to say people were calling me MAAAM and treating me like I was an unattractive old lady. I'm not so vain that I want to be noticed all the time but I certainly did not want to be ignored. Looking for natural skin cleansing remedies, I found your site. Whoa, what a FIND. I have stayed up late almost every night just reading all the testimonials. I have so far tried: VCO (Virgin Coconut Oil), Oil Pulling, and ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar). The results are fantastic: Silky skin, stronger teeth, hair, nails. No joint pain, lessening of tinnitis, no skin rashes, increased energy, body and breath smells great, blood suger stabilizing, losing goiter/thyroid neck, stomach is going down (my husband says), dark spots and eye circles gone, no mood swings, feel happier, lost 3 pounds, teeth whiter and firmer with pink gums (still working on the 2 pockets), scalp itch is receding and my skin looks AMAZINGLY young!--- all of this has happened within these first 10 days! I asked my husband to check out my skin because he knows I constantly battle face rashes and he said, "It looks wonderful with that makeup you have on". I was not wearing any! And guess what? I feel attractive, never mind what others feel, I'm not ignoring ME! 10 days I tell you!

Even as things are getting better, my eyes still weeped and were glazy and itched like the dickins, I didn't want to put anything on them except eye drops which only brought relief for about 30 minutes. So, today I applied ACV onto a cotton ball and lightly swiped my closed eyelids. Instant relief! I could even see better; things were not so fuzzy and the constant redness started disappearing; so, this is a work in progress.

Here's what I do internally: I oil-pull 10-15 minutes every morning and evening. I drink 2 TABLSP of ACV in a mug (8oz) of water morning and evening (thru a straw). Around noon, when my energy usually lags, I take 1 tablspoon of VCO. Interestingly, it cuts my appetite and I find myself eating out of habit, not hunger.

Here's what I do externally: After shower, I spray ACV and water onto my skin, let dry, then apply coconut oil lightly all over, then use a light cologne. I apply ACV with a cotton ball onto my face, let it dry, then dab and rub VCO with water on it. I wear no makeup except filling in my eyebrows (until they grow back), and apply lipstick on top of VCO. Each morning I wake up expecting to see a change-back and I don't. Thanks a whole bunch!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Suzy (Chrisman, Illinois) on 07/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hi ,I just had to tell you what a blessing your site is! I just started using two tablespoons of molasses daily for my arthritis and hot flashes.Wow I just can't believe it works !!! Within two days my pain has almost gone away and no hot flashes and as an added bonus I have so much more energy! I am 53 and I don't feel or act like I am ,any longer!! God bless who ever came up with these {inexpensive} remedies. I am going to try some of thr rosacea remedied, I hope they work too. Thanks. Suzy


Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Tammy (Pleasant Grove, Utah) on 06/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been having the hot flashes from Menopause the last year. I had been taking estroven or similar products, but found that Lugol's Iodine was more helpful and cheaper.

EC: Read more about Iodine Cures here.


Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne
Posted by Jodie (Oak Park, IL) on 05/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My allergies were the worst ever this spring so after reading about cures on your website I decided to try ACV and cayenne. Not only did it eliminate my allergy symptoms, but the unexpected side benefits are great! My chronically runny nose -gone, constant throat clearing -gone, red rimmed eyes -gone, HOT FLASHES - GONE!My complexion is clearer and I have more energy. This is unbelievable. I use generic ACV and don't feel the need to switch to unfiltered.


Soy
Posted by Deborah (Rincon, Georgia) on 04/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Over a year ago I underwent surgery and had a total hysterectomy. I still have yet to have a hot flash, night sweat, etc. I believe my secret to this success has been to have alot of soy (soy milk, tofu, LUNA proteing bars which have soy) and my best ever salad dressing using Apple Cider Vinegar and Flax Seed Oil.(2 talbs. of each, mixed with garlic,oregano, pepper. I usually use 1/8 teaspoon of each spice). I do take multi vitamin along with other herbal and mineral supplements that are recommended in the book, Prescription for Natural Healing. Oh yeah..I exercise 2-3 times a week, garden.


Oil Pulling
Posted by Catalina (Mexico) on 12/17/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Oil pulling cured keratosis pilaris, coated tongue, ear wax greatly diminished, softer skin, sounder sleep, white teeth, pinker gums and tongue, reduced menopause symptoms. 'I have been oil pulling for 4 1/2 months. I pull for 20 minutes with organic coconut oil. Keratosis Pilaris has no known medical cure. I will oil pull for the rest of my life.


Avoid Sugar
Posted by Nancy (Indianpolis, IN) on 08/17/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I noticed that cutting sugar out of my diet helps cut down on hot flashes.


Turmeric
Posted by Vandana (Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India) on 08/05/2006
5 out of 5 stars

i tried taking powder of turmeric -- it has been a great thing for the skin and my menopause symptoms are going smooth. Turmeric is best of all the spices -- good for all the ailments basically inside the body and physically also.



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