Hormone Replacement Therapy Problems

Hormone Replacement Therapy Problems

Hormone Replacement Therapy Problems

An article I wrote on hormone replacement therapy got some strong responses from women who thought I was wrong in denouncing hormone replacement therapy. However, recent government reports are supporting this view. Here is some of the biochemistry for why I think natural techniques are much better than HRT.

The Body’s Chemical Balance
The body is an amazing machine with thousands of chemical processes happening all the time. There are feedback mechanisms in place to regulate all these reactions to keep the body in a delicate balance. Hormones are one of the biggest contributors to the body’s homeostasis or chemical balance.

Whenever anything not natural is added to the body there is a scramble to rebalance. Likewise, when there is a strong reaction in the body when it releases strong chemicals, there is a scramble to respond both for balance and the needed chemical reactions. This followed by system rebalancing that can take considerable time.

An example of this is when there is an immediate serious threat. The body responds with the fight or flight reaction. The primary hormone released is adrenaline which causes digestion, the immune system, reproduction and more to shut down. Other chemicals are released causing hundreds of reactions. It takes time for these reactions to stop and for balance to return. Sometimes, balance does not return without intervention.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Problems
Another example is when hormones are introduced into the body from an outside source. It doesn’t matter whether the hormones are from natural sources or chemically similar. A strong reaction happens in the body that needs to be brought into balance with the entire system.

Worst of all, with HRT, nothing is done to correct the reasons why the hormones were low or high in the first place. The body’s numerous feedback loops are bypassed which can cause hormone resistance or pituitary suppression.

Menopause symptoms may be common, but they are not normal. They are caused by a huge imbalance in the body that is usually brought on from a life of poor habits and exposure to toxins.

Causes of Menopause Symptoms
The main cause of these hormonal imbalances in most cases is a poor diet. But, plastics and pesticides are a huge toxic contributor. Hormones in meats and milk add to the toxic load. A liver that is congested so that it can not metabolizing toxins and hormones is another huge factor for many. Other factors include fungal infections like Candida, adrenal fatigue, allergies, hormone medications, nutritional imbalances and stress.

Using HRT may be OK as a short term measure if menopause symptoms are severe, however, I can not recommend it long term. A long term holistic approach is ideal. Using supplements, herbs and stress reduction to bring the body back into balance will not only insure relief from menopause symptoms, but will bring long term health benefits as well.

What You can do for Your Symptoms
There are a lot of factors involved in balancing hormones so that menopause symptoms are resolved. The list of supplements and herbs that are indicated for each system is very long.  Changing your diet to eliminate all sugars and ground up grains is a great way to start.

Bringing other systems back into functionality and balance takes skill. Of course, you could take a ton of supplements to insure you are getting the few you may need. But, most supplements and herbs are only needed short term. You can insure you are getting what you need by consulting with a professional. I recommend an Applied Kinesiology specialist if you can find a good one. Or, you can contact me for a phone healing session if you like.

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Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa