Hormones play a BIG role in how you look and feel.
Are you struggling with health issues? if yes, there may be a link to hormonal imbalance…
If you’re having any of these symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Problems to fall asleep and sleep restfully
- Cramping pains
- Back pains
- Hot flashes
- Strong headaches
You’re not alone, many women suffer with similar symptoms.
When you ask your doctor about it, it’s very likely he or she tells you that your symptoms are “normal” and that they are caused by PMS, pre-menopause or menopause, depending on your age. Because the symptoms all together do look similar to symptoms related to this.
Now, some of these symptoms, may be caused by PMS. And if you’re a woman in your 40s-50s, it’s possible you’re in pre-menopause or menopause.
However, you still shouldn’t suffer so badly from any of these symptoms. That’s not “normal”.
Your doctor may suggest different treatments for you. It may be everything from hormone therapies to antidepressants to pain killers… But:
Most likely, none of the treatments your Doctor recommends will really help to solve the underlying causes to the symptoms.
Dr. Sears’, a well-known MD from Florida, USA, says he has noticed a huge change in the health of his female patients the last past decade.
There are more women in their 20’s and 30’s that have difficulty getting pregnant, when they should be able to conceive with little trouble.
There are mothers telling him that their young daughters are hitting puberty before they reach their teens – some as young as age 8….
And some of his older patients appear to be aging faster.
What’s the reason behind all this? According to Dr. Sears, the reason behind this is due to hormonal imbalance.
So what’s causing the hormonal imbalance?
Hormone disrupting chemicals that get into our systems are causing hormonal imbalance
There are hormone disrupting chemicals, disguised in items that we use, eat and drink every day.
Some of these chemicals are BPA, Dioxin, Fire Retardant, Phtalates, Lead, Arsenic and Mercury. For more information, see EWG’s list of => 12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them
These chemicals can be found in:
- shampoos, soaps and lotions
- synthetic materials used in clothing and packaged goods
- household cleaners
- pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
- plastics made into electronics, toys, vehicles, and household items
- coatings on paper receipts and printed materials
- the linings of food containers – like canned goods
- processed food
- dairy products and meat that are not organic and hormone free
- hormonal birth control pills
- etc etc
So what can we do about it? First of all, we can support our hormonal balance by avoiding potentially harmful chemicals.
Here are 10 tips how to AVOID potential hormone disruptors
- Use organic and natural personal care products (shampoos, lotion, soap etc)
- Use natural makeup and skin care products
- Choose clothes made of 100% organic cotton or linen
- Use organic laundry detergents and household cleaners (or make your own)
- Avoid pesticides, herbicides, fungicides (try to find better alternatives)
- Avoid plastics when you can, eg in your kitchen – use glass and steel items over plastic items
- Avoid canned goods (unless you know they are BPA free)
- Filter your tap water—both for drinking and bathing (your skin absorbs contaminants)
- Say “no thanks” to your receipts in shops and restaurants
- Choose hormone free, organic produce: meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and dairy products
The perhaps worst hormone disruptor of them all…
According to Dr. Sears, plastic is perhaps the number one worst culprit to the female hormonal balance and health. Because in today’s world, it’s really hard to avoid plastics, it’s everywhere.
Take for example Bisphenol A (BPA). It’s used to make rigid plastics for consumer products, including personal care products, food and drink containers, and the coatings that line food and beverage cans.
BPA acts like synthetic estrogen in your body. Once this fake estrogen invades your system, it acts quickly and disrupts the natural functioning of your hormones and your cells.
And it’s difficult for your body to expel it. Since it’s a foreign toxin, it will often get stored in your fat as waste.
As a result, this fake estrogen is stuck in your body and will continue to wreak havoc on your system.
This everyday exposure to chemicals build up over time.
A serious problem with some of these chemicals is that they, like BPA, have a molecular structure that looks like the hormone estrogen. Therefore, your body can’t tell the difference.
The “invaders” start to mimic the body’s natural hormones and cause hormonal imbalance. These unnatural mimics make your body react like it’s loaded with estrogen.
High levels of estrogen can ruin your hormonal balance, and send your body into chaos.
With the high levels of estrogen, your progesterone level gets completely overwhelmed, and your body stops making enough progesterone to balance the artificial estrogen overload.
Consequently, your hormones go out of control. That’s when your night sweats, mood swings, and intense PMS symptoms can get extreme.
The symptoms of low progesterone and too much estrogen can include: Anxiety. Fatigue. Low libido. Vaginal dryness. Irritability. Insomnia. Depression. Mood swings. Migraines. Weight changes. Wrinkles. Dry skin.
Your progesterone and estrogen levels are supposed to go down together naturally, as you get older.
But in this world full of chemicals and toxins, your progesterone goes to almost zero, while the environment has you so loaded with “fake estrogen” that estrogen becomes very dominant.
The overload of estrogen intensifies and amplifies the symptoms normally associated with PMS and menopause.
That is why your night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, hot flashes, and depressed mood are far greater than your mother or any generation before her experienced.
So what can you do about it?
What you can do is to take back control of your health and balance your hormones naturally. One important key is in choosing to use what nature intended.
Get rid of “fake estrogens” in your body and add what your body craves…
First of all, to ease the extreme symptoms or even make them disappear, you’d better get rid of the fake estrogen in your body, and give it what it needs to re-balance itself.
Besides from avoiding fake estrogen and hormone disruptors, as the 10 tips mentioned earlier, you can also *add a natural, low-dose version of the “feel good” hormone progesterone.
Many women who have tried a natural formula developed by Dr. Sears, report that nearly all of their symptoms have improved or completely disappeared in just a couple of weeks.
This formula is a topical cream. It contains i.a. natural progesterone and pregnenolone together with a unique combination of natural herbs and oils to enhance the effectiveness.
You’ll find a link here below with more information from Dr. Sears about his cream with i.a. progesterone.
This is how Dr. Sears hormonal balance cream has helped me…
I started using this cream myself a couple of years ago, and the benefits of it that I’ve noticed is that it helps me with mood swings, it helps me to sleep better and I don’t get as bad headaches as I used to. I use the cream from my 14th day in the cycle, and stop applying it when the period starts. Then I stop using it for 12-14 days and continue this way.
This is not an advice from Dr. Sears, but I always do some research before I try something new, so I found this advice in a couple of articles about natural progesterone. I’ll give you the link to one of the articles I read that suggest you shouldn’t take natural progesterone every day =>
“We need to break from cream for a minimum of 3-5 days every 2-3 weeks (depending on our cycle or calendar month) to “rest” receptor sites which is further supported by rotating where we apply cream.
I suggest women go one step further to come off cream altogether every now and then to (a) determine whether they are getting the benefits of continued use (usually proved by a resurgence of symptoms), and (b) allow any build up in fat cells to wash from the body.” Catherine P. Rollins
Here’s another useful website: https://natural-fertility-info.com/progesterone-cream-use-things-to-know.html
If you decide to try a natural progesterone cream to see if it helps you with your health issues, then I suggest you also to do some research AND ask your doctor so you don’t have a health condition that makes this kind of supplement bad for you.
If you try it, let me know if you find it to ease your symptoms – and let me know if you have any questions!
Do you struggle with any of the symptoms described in this blog post?
Get some more information about Dr. Sears natural relief formula here:
*Before you decide to try any new kind of supplement, medication, cream etc., you should always consult with a doctor.
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