I received many requests to write about this topic – I hope the following information will help answer the myriad of questions, about MENOPAUSE, that I have been asked by my readers and clients.
Back to my trusty Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary – MENOPAUSE! What is menopause? It is “That period which marks the permanent cessation of menstrual activity.” It occurs, in women, between the ages of 35 and 58 (and sometimes older). “The menses may stop suddenly, there may be a decreased flow each month until there is a final cessation, or the interval between periods may be lengthened until complete cessation is accomplished.” Surgical menopause occurs usually when a woman has had a hysterectomy (removal of the ovaries), or other uterus induced surgeries.
SYMPTOMS: Menopause may be accompanied by hot and cold flashes, feeling of weakness, and in some cases mental depression.
TREATMENT: According to allopathic doctors, hormone replacement is given as required. Yearly pelvic exams are also suggested to test for cancer of the cervix.
Now, you may say, “what has all this to do with alternative medicine or natural healing?” Natural healing is considered to be just that, natural. Naturopathic doctors (Doctors who practice Alternative Medicine), don’t usually advocate any kind of surgery, unless it is absolutely necessary. If surgery has already been done, the only choice left, alternatively, is the task of getting the body back in balance without the removed organ in the picture.
Before I became totally engrossed in natural healing, I had a hysterectomy, a total hysterectomy – where the doctor takes everything out, the uterus, the ovaries and even the appendix. The taking out of the appendix bothered me because as I had understood it, my appendix was perfectly normal. I asked my gynecologist why he took out my appendix and he told me (for you who are not aware), that it is a natural procedure for any doctor, when doing any kind of surgery in that area of the body, to remove the appendix to avoid appendix issues later. That information did not appease me, it made me angry; however, the damage had already been done. I had agreed to have the hysterectomy for the same reason many women get this surgery, uterine fibroid tumors. I was also told by the doctor that the fibroid tumors I had were as big as grapefruits – making surgery necessary. I liked my doctor and I believed (like most of us do) that he knew what was best for me, and I never questioned anything.
My anger, beacuse of the appendix issue, led me to seek out and research Natural Healing. It was during this educational process, that I learned that Adrenal gland weakness in women is the cause of most female problems. These problems include: development of ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, fibrocystic issues, a-typical cells, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and breast, ovarian, cervical and/or uterine cancers. When Medical doctors prescribe, what they tell the woman to be hormone replacement medication (estrogen and/or progesterone) for female problems, it is usually because, in the medical field doctor’s way of thinking, most female problems are estrogen issues.
What Dr. Robert Morse, N.D. says about estrogen is that,”Without proper progesterone and other anti-flammatory steroids a woman becomes estrogen dominant. The estrogen levels in her body, especially ovarian estrogen, dominate without the counter balance of progesterone. Most estrogens are acidic.” This being said, ovarian estrogen, being acidic, breaks down the inner lining of the uterus each month – hence the menstruation cycle. Of course progesterone – when everything is in balance – stops this and heals the inflamed tissue while repairing the damaged cells. Menstruation for lack of knowledge to some folks is “a monthly ovulation cycle where estrogen (an acid hormone) triggers cellular bleeding in the uterus. This is God’s way of “cleaning the house” in preparation for a nice new ovum (egg) to become fertilized. In order for that nice new ovum to hatch into a perfect little human, it’s home has to be cleaned and repaired.”
Keeping the menopause issue in mind, which is natural, after the child-bearing years are over, whether normal or surgically induced, the question you might ask yourself is, “Why does a medical doctor give a woman more estrogen after removing the uterus, or after it has naturally quit working?” Women, usually are told by the allopathic physician, that “a woman, after surgically induced menopause and/or when the natural menopause happens, now needs additional hormone medication to maintain good bone health, etc. However, “Does it help solve the bone problems they refer to, or any of the female issues, or doesn’t it?” Knowing what you have learned to this point, would or does estrogen supplementation build up or tear bones down, or fix the menopausal female problems women experience? Is estrogen needed in an area where it is no longer needed? The answer is “it tears down”, and doesn’t fix, although medical doctors would have women believe that it ‘builds up and makes everything better’. “Estrogen is not needed in an area where it is no longer needed”. The body naturally produces estrogen in other areas of the body where and when it is needed. The estrogen fix is overkill, and after normal menopause or surgically induced menopause, is not needed, as the estrogen produced in the uterus during a womans child-bearing years is for that purpose only, to naturally work in balance with the progesterone for the purpose of bearing children. “Estrogen replacement usually makes problems in the body where it is no longer needed”. There are always contraindications involved to include, blood clot formation, etc. If you take any hormone replacement medications – check the information sheet that is required to come with the bottle, when you purchase it.
MENOPAUSE in women is permanent – whether natural or surgical. The problems that women complain about, and associate with menopause include; an increase in weight, constipation, hair loss, wrinkles, tumors in other areas of the body, arthritis, fatigue, depression, etc. These problems are not caused by the Natural or Not Natural order of Menopause. These problems are caused by the woman’s lifestyle choices, what she eats, drinks, the prescription meds she takes, smoking, opioids, over-the-counter drugs, and of course the S.A.D (Standard American Diet) – which I call ‘Junk Food’, and other health issues, etc. When I asked my gynecologist about this, he demonstrated the cause of these issues to me – by bending his arm at the elbow, to land his hand in his mouth as he verbally noted, “this is where all health issues begin.”
For what it is worth, my thinking I had to have, and ended up having a total hysterectomy, enticed me to research natural healing. I believe it is because of this research and my living what I learned, that, I have never experienced menopausal symptoms or any other issues related to most women’s menopausal complaints. This boggles the minds of my friends who suffer from menopausal issues.
Staying healthy, to me, is serious business. You are the only one in control. Don’t let the natural process of life scare you into doing and taking things that are not good for you in order to maintain what you or the medical doctor thinks will extend your lifespan. Listen, act upon your God-given instincts and all will be good. Keep in mind that…when you fool with Mother Nature you will get burned. This is not to say that medical doctors don’t have their place in the healing of humans. They do, when surgery is needed for life saving purposes, and/or there is no other alternative.
Don’t be afraid to try Dr. Morse’s Cellular Botanical formula supplements sold in our store. (www.fyihealthtalkstore.com). My consultations are free when you choose to purchase the supplements which will aid you in the ‘heal thyself’ process for any of your personal health issues. The Adrenal Formula would be a good start if you are headed down ‘Menopause Lane’.
Anthony Robbins said it well: “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. Live with passion!”