Trying To Balance Hormones Without Synthetic HRT
Author: Amy S.
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Testimonial ID: 10653-OR
Scientific Studies: 6
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Five years ago, at the age of 35, I was diagnosed as being in active menopause. As is typical in modern medicine, I was prescribed synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to address the issue.
When I began using therapeutic-grade essential oil products last year, I started to really wonder if there might be a better way. I am still young and could very easily be on synthetic HRT for another 20 years, which is not something I was excited about.
The known side effects of synthetic HRT scared me, particularly the increased risk of cancer. I actually have a friend whose mother has breast cancer linked directly to synthetic HRT.
I began doing some research on switching from synthetic to natural HRT. Let me tell you, there is not a lot out there. I finally had to just come at it from the angle of what would be the best way to naturally replace the estrogen and progesterone that my body no longer produces.
I settled on Progessence Plus Serum, EndoFlex essential oil blend, and Fennel essential oil. I have now been doing this regimen for two months, and it has been a journey.
The first few weeks I had horrible hot flashes as my body was beginning to balance out. Things are much better now, and I have learned to keep Peppermint essential oil close at hand in case a hot flash pops up. It is a great cooling agent!
My system is still balancing and probably will be for a while, but overall I feel so much better. The peace of mind that comes from knowing that I am not putting harmful chemicals in my body is priceless.
One visible benefit is that the one stubborn hair that grew on my neck (ladies, you know what I am talking about) is gone! GONE! Gotta love it.
My current regimen:
1. Progessence Plus Serum - 4 drops on the back of the neck twice a day.
2. EndoFlex essential oil - 3 drops over the thyroid and adrenals twice a day.
3. Fennel essential oil - 4 drops in a capsule once a day.
Because my body is still balancing, this regimen will likely change several times, but right now it is working for me.
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|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
|2.||"Results of bone density, bone mineral content, bone tensile strength and histological analysis also showed similar trend of results, which supported initial observations of this study. It is proposed that hydroalcoholic extract of dried clove buds has bone-preserving efficacy against hypogonadal [hormonally deficient] osteoporosis."||Link|
|3.||"Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."||Link|
|4.||"After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."||Link|
|5.||"Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."||Link|
|6.||"The present study indicated that lavender aromatherapy as a potential therapeutic modality could alleviate premenstrual emotional symptoms, which, at least in part, is attributable to the improvement of parasympathetic nervous system activity. This study further implies that HRV could evaluate the efficacy of aromatherapy using various fragrances to relieve premenstrual symptoms, and ultimately, support the mind and body health of women."||Link|
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