Menstrual Cramps, Cycle Regulation, PMS, Yeast Issues, and Menopausal Symptoms
None of these is normal and indicate that a hormonal imbalance is present. As always, the most important question is "why"? Why isn't the body regulating the hormones as it is designed to do?
The most common imbalance is the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, with estrogen usually dominating. This is usually because
- estrogens are not being properly broken down
- accumulated toxins act as "estrogen imitators", and
- lack of adequate progesterone production.
A variety of factors can contribute to these imbalances, such as:
- nutritional deficiencies
- liver congestion
- lack of exercise
- pelvic misalignment
- low thyroid or pituitary function
- excess prostaglandin production
To the degree these different areas can be assessed and balanced, improvement—and often elimination—of symptoms occur.
This is a very different approach from the conventional medical approach that frequently prescribes drugs such as hormone replacement therapy in an attempt to override symptoms. In addition to overlooking underlying causes, this approach often has harmful side effects, as recent research has confirmed as to conventional hormone replacement therapy, which significantly increases risk of cancer and heart disease.