Essential Oils and Hormonal Balance
When discussing hormones, it is critical to remember that each individual is unique. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. When looking at lab results, be cautious of the result of "normal". The real issue is, "How do you feel?"
Contrary to the medical mindset, menopause is not a hormone deficiency disease.
The current problems associated with hormone havoc ad menopause are the result of industrialization and the chemicals (xeno-estrogens) in our environment, as well as an unhealthy lifestyle, including changes in our diet associated with modern life.
Most of the symptoms associated with the result of estrogen dominance. This imbalance of estrogen to progesterone can cause problems like:
- decreased sex drive
- irregular or abnormal periods
- mood swings or depression
- weight gain (since estrogen turns energy into fat)
- osteoporosis (because progesterone is needed for osteoclast formation)
Common phenomena today, and the result of xeno-estrogens in our environment. There are cases of women as young as their mid-30s entering menopause. Internally, this is a primary toxicity-induced issue. This same toxicity is progressing young girls into womanhood as young of the age of 8.
Xeno-estrogens are synthetic estrogens or estrogen-like compounds
Caution to: Dairy products, chickens and meats, soy-based products and personal care products. They leach from plastics we store our foods in, the Teflon we cook in and even the cans processed foods come in. They are also plentiful in the chemicals we put on our lawns, those used in farming, which have contaminated our air, water and soil.
Avoiding these xeno-estrogens to balance hormones:
* Reduce stress
* Reduce chemical-laden personal care products
* Reduce toxicity from synthetic estrogens
* Increase progesterone levels
* Treat symptoms
* Lymphatic massage
There are two vital phases of this detoxification:
* Phase 1: Fat-soluble toxins are converted to water-soluble substances. If this is process is not adequately accomplished, it leads to free radical production in the body.
* Phase 2: Conjugation is the combining of water-soluble substances with another compound to be released through the kidneys (as with chelation). This must be accomplished quickly, and requires adequate fuel: antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Cleansing and Hormonal Support Nutritional Supplements
For a correct approach and program to detoxification, Medical Foods by Metagenics will give the body what it needs in a balanced source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will allow the body to ease through these two phases.
Break it down! Proper supplementation can be an enormous help. For this, Meta I 3 C is a naturally occurring compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cabbage. Through its ability to promote the breakdown of estrogen to its beneficial, protective metabolite—2-hydroxyestrone—indole-3-carbinol may be safe and effective way to help achieve beneficial balance in estrogen metabolism.
(I3C) over Diindolylmethane (DIM)?
Both I3C and DIM do the exact same thing, converting estrogen into beneficial metabolites, with clinical evidence to support them. DIM, however, is poorly absorbed, making it necessary to use special forms available on the market that enhance its bioavailability.
Assistance with Protandim Raises Glutathione 300% which is most powerful and a very simple molecule that is produced naturally all the time in your body. It is a combination of three simple building blocks of protein
Normally glutathione is recycled in the body -- except when the toxic load becomes too great. And that explains why we are in such trouble.
Glutathione is also the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system. All the toxins stick onto glutathione, which then carries them into the bile and the stool -- and out of your body.
Essential oils that help with detoxification:
Limonene is a compound found in particularly high levels in citrus oils; and limonene increases glutathione levels in the body, making citrus oils great detoxifiers, especially for petrochemicals (which are loaded with xeno-estrogens).
It has also been found that the aroma of citrus oils will balance hormones. Their fragrance has a direct effect on the endocrine system, especially the hypothalamus (which has a role in governing hormone balance).
- EVB PURIFYING BLEND -
Therapeutic Benefits: A great detoxifying blend.
- Balances emotional and physical excesses such as resentment, jealousy, overeating, and alcohol and drug addictions.
- Cleanses the blood, lymph, and emotions of toxins.
Ingredients: Juniper, Grapefruit, Angelica Root, Lemongrass, Lemon, Rosemary, Cypress, and Fennel in a Jojoba oil base.
Essentials Oils to promote Progesterone
Thyme, as well as oregano oil will also support progesterone production.
Directions: place 1-2 drops of the oil on the bottom of the feet. Do not over-use oregano. Use 10 days, and then give your system a rest.
Managing Menopause Symptoms:
For hot flashes, peppermint oil can be massaged into the bottom of the feet or the back of the neck. You can also mix it with water and spritz with it.
Other oils to consider are geranium, citrus oils, like wild orange, grapefruit and lemon, as well as clary sage.
Avoid coffee and alcohol
11 drops Geranium
7 drops Lemon
To Warm Bath Water
To 1oz Jojoba Oil to massage onto body
Add 10 drops Grapefruit
10 drops Geranium
For fatigue, apply peppermint oil over the liver and adrenals
To improve libido, try ylang ylang, ginger, peppermint, clary sage.
Essential Oils associated with Menopause:
Chamomile Grapefruit Rosewood Orange
Clary Sage Thyme Lavender
Massage therapy! Massage is not only relaxing and restorative; it allows your body to excrete toxins up to 200 times faster than on its own.
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