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Tami
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Dr John Lee MD has some great books on HRT's. You can preveiw the books at his website and maybe on amazon.


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Here's my description of a hot flash.  You're wearing normal clothes in normal temperature when
suddenly for no obvious reason, you're feeling too hot.  It's not just too hot but unbearable hoeat....
and the heat is rising from the tops of your legs to the middle of your chest and heading towards your face and head. You're sweating and your head is sweating and you almost feel like you're
standing on top of an open fire. It
lasts about 30 seconds or even less, and suddenly, it disappears....You can wind up feeling chilled
after you've been so irritatingly hot.   And here's what used to set me off...hot foods, spicy foods,
sugary foods.  I often thought if I never drank coffee, never ate anything spicy and never touched
a speck of sugar, then I wouldn't have this explosive heat wave.  It happened a lot in my 40s
but probably started in my early 40s.  It would happen while I was sleeping where I'd suddenly find that a light sheet was unbearably uncomfortable....the room was too hot....the fan needed to be turned on....I felt this was a true temperature issue rather than it emanating from within me.

This is something I managed to get past....Once my hormonal level had dropped to where I was
past menopause, my body learned to accept whatever hormones I had left....and the hot flashes stopped.  

I've read the hypothalamus is responsible for this heat wave called hot flashes.  It truly is a flash of
hotness....sweating and almost feeling upset because you're not prepared....and it can happen in
a crowd of people who are perfectly comfortable with the windows closed, wearing a coat and you're
ripping your clothes off trying to get cool.  I once stuck my head into a freezer cabinet in the
supermarket in the middle of a hot flash.

IT comes, it usually goes....your life goes on.  Does't happen to everyone.  My sister said she's never
had a hot flash....and she's in her 60s past menopause.

I never found a solution to stop hot flashes....I only tried to quickly cool off when I felt too hot....
which was often just ripping off an outer layer of clothing, drinking something cold or just
putting cold water on my face.  Hot flashes seem to have a mind of their own!  


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Quoted from Tami
Dr John Lee MD has some great books on HRT's. You can preveiw the books at his website and maybe on amazon.


I've read a few of his books from the library. Even if you don't want to use hormones, his books are a good way to figure out what's going on with your body. From reading them, I realized I had too much progesterone/ not enough estrogen to balance it- which is NOT a typical reaction. I started taking some herbs that increase estrogen production (lavender tea). When symptoms shift, I cut back on the herbs.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Tami
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I've read a few of his books from the library. Even if you don't want to use hormones, his books are a good way to figure out what's going on with your body. From reading them, I realized I had too much progesterone/ not enough estrogen to balance it- which is NOT a typical reaction. I started taking some herbs that increase estrogen production (lavender tea). When symptoms shift, I cut back on the herbs.


Do you have low body fat by any chance? Im just curious because of the logic I remember about body fat causing higher estrogen. You're right about the books helping you figure stuff out, and whats right for you is up to you (:.



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Nope- I'm about 30 pounds overweight- down from a high of 60 pounds overweight, but still with plenty of fat go go around! Even at a healthy weight, I wouldn't be "low on body fat." I'm naturally quite curvy.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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I learned from his books that extra body fat = estrogen. I also learned through a saliva test I took 7-8 years ago that you can be estrogen dominant part of the month and deficient another part of the month. As it turned out some days I had too much and other days just enough, no deficiencies.

I am guessing you used the signs for estrogen and progesterone he suggests, and did not have any further testing because you were able to straighten it out. Is that correct?


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I do about a pea-sized amount of yam cream every morning and every night on the insides of my arms, thighs or belly.


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Quoted from Tami
I learned from his books that extra body fat = estrogen. I also learned through a saliva test I took 7-8 years ago that you can be estrogen dominant part of the month and deficient another part of the month. As it turned out some days I had too much and other days just enough, no deficiencies.

I am guessing you used the signs for estrogen and progesterone he suggests, and did not have any further testing because you were able to straighten it out. Is that correct?


Yes, I did it based on the questionnaires in the books. What I could determine was that I seemed to have too much testosterone, which can only be treated by increasing estrogen and progesterone. I also had very long luteal phases- of which I could find no information about. But short LPs were linked to low progesterone- so it seemed logical that long LPs should be due to high progesterone. Adding in some lavender tea the second half of the month helped get me back into balance. I've stopped using the lavender tea, as my symptoms have shifted (very likely due to getting mercury fillings removed, as the "white fillings" could well have xenoestrogens in them.)


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Yes, I did it based on the questionnaires in the books. What I could determine was that I seemed to have too much testosterone, which can only be treated by increasing estrogen and progesterone. I also had very long luteal phases- of which I could find no information about. But short LPs were linked to low progesterone- so it seemed logical that long LPs should be due to high progesterone. Adding in some lavender tea the second half of the month helped get me back into balance. I've stopped using the lavender tea, as my symptoms have shifted (very likely due to getting mercury fillings removed, as the "white fillings" could well have xenoestrogens in them.)


Wait, what about the fillings? I had my old mercury ones almost all taken out and replaced with white not too long ago.

I had blood work tell me I had too much testosterone, plus I have a few unwanted hairs (male growth pattern). Something tells me that excess estrogen turns into testosterone excess, if memory serves me. Wouldnt you want to eat foods to lower this, like onion, brocholi, lemon, flax seed, peppers ect.... I dont remember where I learned that, or have anything off the top of my head to back it up, but its something worth looking into.



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Most of those foods are already staples in my diet. I follow SWAMI and emphasize my beneficials and diamonds, and don't worry too much about anything else.

Right now my cycles are regular enough and I don't have any obvious hormonal imbalances and Dr Lee's books are back at the library. I'm not taking any herbs to balance my hormones right now (except for some raspberry leaf tea to help with cramps). If things get unbalanced again, I'll reread those books and research which herbs will likely help,  but for now things are good enough.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Quoted from Tami


Wait, what about the fillings? I had my old mercury ones almost all taken out and replaced with white not too long ago.

I had blood work tell me I had too much testosterone, plus I have a few unwanted hairs (male growth pattern). Something tells me that excess estrogen turns into testosterone excess, if memory serves me. Wouldnt you want to eat foods to lower this, like onion, brocholi, lemon, flax seed, peppers ect.... I dont remember where I learned that, or have anything off the top of my head to back it up, but its something worth looking into.



Detoxical D is what I would recommend to you.  Helps your body get rid of excess hormones.

The crucifer veggies will help balance the estrogen you make and absorb from the environment
but calcium D glucarate will help your body get rid of the excess.




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From someone who never had hot flushes in her life (62 now) ... has anyone tested their bp during a hot flush episode?  Just curious ...




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I got the most benefits from Dr. D's Fem Balance and freshly ground flax seeds (I prefer the blonde seeds).  Without either of these, hot flushes would annoy terribly!  


Hey Victoria....So how much of the flaxseeds per day?  
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Hey Victoria....So how much of the flaxseeds per day?  


I grind 3 Tb and put them in my smoothie.  

It's possible that a high lignan flax oil (refrigerated) might have the same benefit, but I never tested it at the time.



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I grind 3 Tb and put them in my smoothie.  

It's possible that a high lignan flax oil (refrigerated) might have the same benefit, but I never tested it at the time.


I'll be meeting with a new naturalpath today and I'll ask her about this.  I grind them up for my smoothies too but I only have smoothies about 3 times a week.  Possibly I should try to eat these everyday?
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Anybody on BioIdentical Hormone Therapy or have experience with it?

Also found this book - anyone read this:

http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Here-Complete-Guide-Menopause/dp/0761138080

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Very interesting thread (:


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yes, flax seeds helpful.  So is herbal tea (sip warm), spices every day in ghee, exercise and yoga/breathing, learning about adrenal glands, lots of vegetables, a fresh raw juice often, missing a meal sometimes to rest the whole system, more rest and good quality sleep.
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