March 24, 2010

How to stop menopause symptoms without hormones

One of the biggest complaints I hear from women is about their menopausal symptoms. Many of them are delighted they don't have the monthly menstruation and the pregnancy risk. But they hate the hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, depression, etc.

Big Pharma's answer is either horse urine estrogen or synthetic hormones. And, as you read in Second Opinion, all of them are toxic. Fortunately, there's a way to stop these menopausal symptoms. You don't have to use any hormones. And you don't even have to affect your own hormones.

There's an herb that's been around for generations that's likely just as effective as hormones, and certainly safer. It's the herb Maca.

Maca is a plant that grows in the high altitudes of South America. The natives knew it to be quite valuable for people as they age. Now studies are emerging on the powers of this plant.

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One such study took 14 postmenopausal women and gave them Maca. Each participant took 3.5 grams daily for a six-week trial. Here's what the researchers found:

Maca significantly reduced psychological symptoms. These included anxiety and depression. It also reduced sexual dysfunction independent of hormonal activity. In fact, the women got all their benefits without a significant effect on serum estrogen, pituitary sex hormones, and other proteins involved with sex hormone metabolism. And, Maca does not contain measurable active hormones.

If you have problems with menopausal symptoms, and rightfully are wary of your doctor's push to use hormones, try Maca first. It is widely available on the Internet and at health food stores. You can take up to 4 grams daily.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Menopause, 2008 September 6.

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