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Surviving Menopause with Vitality, Power & Wisdom

Surviving Menopause with Vitality, Power & Wisdom

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  • DISCALIMER: The body shape info is for EDUCATIONAL purposes ONLY. It is based on Various medical textbooks to help you understand how imbalances with organs and glands can create distortions in shape and the fat accumulation. We at our clinic DO NOT diagnose or treat any symptoms or diseases relating to medical conditions. Only qualified medical practitioners can diagnose endocrine diseases.

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  • Surviving Menopause With Vitality Power & Wisdom!
  • At first I was afraid I was Petrified
    • It took all the strength I had not to fall apart
    • I spent oh so many nights just feeling sorry for myself while sweating!
  • Perimenopause & Menopause The Transitional Changes Begin
  • What Happens To Signal This Transition?
    • Ovaries stop producing estrogen
    • Fertility ends
    • Signaled by not having a period for 1 year
    • Usually occurs between the ages of 45-55
    • What is our first indication?
  • Hot Flashes! If you’ve had one you know what it is:
    • Sudden intense heat on your face & upper body.
    • Sometimes accompanied by:
    • Nausea,dizziness,anxiety,
    • headache weakness and a sense of suffocation
  • Who Gets Them & Why?
    • 85% of women have hot flashes
    • They are worse if you have had breast cancer or surgical menopause
    • 10-15% of woman are so severe they seek medical treatment
    • Usually effect thin woman more severely
    • Muscular woman are less effected
  • Avoid Triggers
    • Alcohol, especially for night sweats
    • Caffeine, spicy foods, stimulants
    • Stress, try adaptogens
    • High fat foods that tax your system, liver & gall bladder
    • Anything Hot e.g.. tubs,showers, rooms, beds etc
    • Dress in layers
  • We also tend to experience:
    • Accelerated weight gain
    • Mood swings
    • Fatigue
    • Elevated stress
    • Do not seem to handle stress as well
  • Is medication helpful?
    • Studies show that medication is not always helpful plus estrogen therapy is not known to be safe especially for women with a history of breast cancer
  • Million Women Study United Kingdom
    • 948,576 postmenopausal women.
    • Half of the women took HRT/5 years.
    • Followed
      • 5.3 years ovarian cancer
      • 6.9 mortality
  • The Million Women Study Lancet, April 10 2007
    • Those using HRT were 23% more likely to die of ovarian cancer.
    • When adding breast and endometrial cancer the risk? 63%
  • Are Bioidentical Hormones Safer?
    • “ No, they aren't. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several medical specialty groups, bioidentical hormones may be riskier than standard hormone therapy, and there's no evidence they're any more effective.”
    • Mayo Clinic gynecologist and obstetrician Mary Gallenberg,M.D.
  • So What is so empowering, wise and energetic about all this?
    • It’s empowering because you can take control
    • It’s energizing because you no longer have to worry about your cycle, birth control and pregnancy
    • And we are wise because we’ve lived a life! We have our stories, we have our lessons.
  • The Key to surviving menopause with Vitality Power & Wisdom lies in empowering yourself with information, then using that information to create the life of your dreams!
  • First You Must Be Healthy, Then:
    • You will lose weight
    • You will have energy
    • You will seek to create happiness
    • You will seek to create balance internally & externally
  • The Perfect Storm
    • Lifestyle Choices
    • Biochemical Toxicity:
      • Environment
      • Food supply
      • Processed Foods
      • Prescription Drugs
    • Trauma
  • Reproductive , Adrenal, Blood Sugar, Thyroid and Liver stress will create a different physical expression of weight gain and loss of health It is in this already compromised state that we usually enter menopause
  • To Be Healthy We Must Quiet The Storm
    • Decongest Your Liver: performs more than 500 function vital to metabolism, detoxification and blood sugar balance
    • Exercise that causes profuse sweating
    • Cleanse & balance your large intestine; 70% of your immune system lives here.
    • Up-regulate your musculoskeletal & nervous system.
  • Incorporate Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
      • Recommended by:
      • National Institutes of Health
      • American Heart Association
      • American Cancer Society
      • American Diabetes Association
      • Arthritis Foundation
      • North American Menopause Society
    • Conditions
    • High Cholesterol
    • High Blood Pressure
    • High Blood Sugar and/or Diabetes
    • Heart Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Menopausal symptoms
    • Many others
    *Consider beginning with the least aggressive approach when addressing any health issues
  • The Whole Foods Mediterranean Diet
    • Eat food the way God made it
    • Eat Low Glycemic foods
    • Eat high fiber foods
    • Eat high quality organic proteins
    • Avoid fried & high fat foods
    • Eat fresh & local when possible
    • Eat organic when possible
    • Let a treat be a treat
  • Exercise to lighten the menopausal load
    • Improve:
    • Energy
    • Self image
    • Insomnia
    • Libido
    • Heart health
    • Muscle health
  • Relaxation & Stress Reduction
    • Prayer
    • Meditation
    • Relaxation Music
    • Relaxation Visualization recordings
    • Journaling
  • Consider alternative therapies
    • Acupuncture to balance the energies of the reproductive and supportive meridians
  • Incorporate Chiropractic
    • Headaches
    • Neck Pain
    • Back Pain
    • Joint Pain
    • Enhanced Movement
    • Enhanced Proprioception (balance)
    • Enhanced function
  • Herbal & plant based remedies
    • Should be overseen by a licensed practitioner
    • Very effective natural remedies; homeopathy, supplements, flower remedies
  • Targeted nutrients for hormonal balance
    • Estrium is a powdered medical food that provides a combination of macro- and micronutrients specially selected for their ability to promote optimal hormone balance.
  • Healthy Hormone Balance
    • EstroFactors promotes healthy hormone balance in women of all ages through targeted nutrients that support healthy estrogen metabolism and detoxification.
  • Essential Fatty Acid Balance
    • EPA-DHA Extra Strength provides a high concentration of the cold water fish oil. It features high levels of purified (mercury free) omega-3 essential fatty acids
  • Your Basic Four + Targeted Nutrients
    • 1. Multiple Vitamin
    • 2. EPA/DHA
    • 3. Whole Bone Support
    • 4. Antioxidants
    • Hormone Balance
    • Vitamin D3
  • Average Improvement of 12-Week Trial using Soy and Phytosterol Based Medical Food
    • Indicators % Change
    • Triglycerides -45%
    • Total Cholesterol -16%
    • LDL-C -15%
    • HDL-C +6%
    • tChol/HDL-C -21%
    • TG/HDL-C -48%
    • hs-CRP -34 %
    • Fasting insulin 25%
    • Blood Pressure 5%/-8%
    • Weight 15 lbs 8%
    • % lean body mass 5 lbs +3%
  • Balancing The Pyramid Of Health
    • Biochemical
    • Emotional
    • Bioenergetic
    • Neurological
    • Spiritual
  • Now… It’s Time To Reclaim Your Health!
    • Menopause is a normal natural transition in life
    • Aging is also a normal natural occurrence
    • Pain and disease are not
    • A healthy body can do both with little to no suffering
    • Therefore you can be Fit Fun & Fabulous at any age!
  • Fit Fun & Fabulous at any age!
    • Stop accelerated aging
    • Balance Hormones
    • Increase your muscle mass
    • Jump start your energy
    • Rejuvenate your mind body & Spirit!
  • Remember Your Life Is a Sum of Your Choices!
  • You Will Survive!
    • as long as you know how to love I know you’ll stay alive
    • You‘ve got all your life to live & all your love to give!
  • Do More Than Survive Ladies
    • Thrive!
    • With Vitality Power & Wisdom
    • And Be Fit Fun & Fabulous at any age!
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  • Surviving Menopause
    • With
    • Vitality
    • Power
    • &
    • Wisdom!