Natural remedies you need to try.
Haywire hormones can cause even the most cool, calm, and collected woman to feel like she’s going crazy. If you feel trapped in the throes of perimenopause, menopause or beyond, read on for remedies that will take the edge off and restore hormone harmony.
Do keep in mind that while these solutions have been proven remarkably effective for many, they are not a one size fits all. So—if one of the remedies isn’t right for you, I encourage you to try another until you find the perfect fit for your body.
Here are ten fixes for a variety of female concerns.
If you’re feeling “off,” but you can’t quite put your finger on the cause, try this all-purpose essential oil remedy, which is designed to be anti-inflammatory and calming from your cells to your soul.
Begin by massaging marjoram, jasmine, or rose essential oil with a carrier oil (like coconut) over your abdomen. You can also breathe in the oils by a diffuser or simply drop a few drops of oil on a lightbulb. Other great choices include sandalwood, geranium, or ylang ylang.
It turns out that prunes are not just for constipation. These boron-rich gems are great to prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis. My friend Dr. Janet Zand recently reported an extraordinary testimonial that will be of interest to women of every age and stage of life. Here’s what one of her fans told her:
“I am now 82 and have had four bone density tests, which have told me I have the bones of a 30-year-old. I’m told this is very unusual. One clinician told me that at the normal rate of bone loss, I will be 110 before I have osteopenia. Now I know why. For 35 years, I had a house with a plum tree and made prunes. I have continued daily use of four prunes for 50 years, thinking I was doing it for constipation. What a wonderful side effect to get these solid bones!”
Black currant seed oil is marvelous for soothing breast tenderness and highly effective—showing results for three out of four women. Other herbal options are chasteberry decoction or tincture, fennel seed and sage tea, or marshmallow.
Also, cut the caffeine in coffee and tea if breast cysts are an issue.
Try the cell salt magnesium phosphate (6x), putting four pellets under your tongue every fifteen minutes until the cramping stops. This was a secret remedy my teacher Dr. Hazel Parcells shared over three decades ago and it still works today.
If you’re daydreaming about sweets and can’t seem to stop, you may be experiencing an overgrowth of Candida in your body. The homeopathic ingredients in Y-C Cleanse work to neutralize Candida, as well as the putrefactive substances skatolum and indolum so you can get back to enjoying the healthy foods your body needs.
Evening primrose oil is an effective remedy for headaches (and hangovers, too). If you notice that your headaches seem to be closely connected to your menstrual cycle, a progesterone creme may be the perfect solution for you. You can also try the herb dandelion, which is a liver detoxifier and often reduces the severity of headaches.
There are few things worse than lying in bed unable to sleep, counting down how many hours you have left to try to get some shut eye. Try eating at least 1/8 to a ¼ cup of walnuts before bed. They are a high source of tryptophan, which is the precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin that will help you calmly drift off to sleep and stay asleep.
Iodine is my favorite secret remedy for cooling the fire of a hot flash. Iosol or Iodoral are great for this purpose. You can also boost your iodine intake dietarily by adding kelp granules or gomasio to your meals.
In addition, the four best herbal remedies for hot flashes are dong quai (Chinese angelica), licorice root, chasteberry (Vitex), and black cohosh.
To stop an unmanageably heavy cycle, clean up your diet by eliminating caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and spicy foods of all kinds. The following herbal remedies are also helpful:
• Lady’s mantle tea or tincture
• Lady’s mantle with an equal part shepherd’s purse or yarrow
• Cinnamon tea
• Homeopathic chamomilla or Actaea racemosa
A daily dose of Progesta-Key, an all-natural progesterone creme, is also helpful.
Roller Coaster Emotions
Essential oils to the rescue here, especially. Wild orange essential oil will ease anxiety and energize. Cedarwood promotes a sense of belonging and grounding. Bergamot helps to increase confidence.
Vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and licorice root can serve as mood stabilizers by supporting cortisol.
It’s also helpful to add protein and the right fats (think coconut oil, hempseed oil, flaxseed oil, and/or fish oil) to your diet, as well as a good supplement to support adrenal function. Adrenal Formula is sourced from the highest-grade raw bovine whole adrenal gland, bovine adrenal cortex, and tissue glandulars from the spleen and liver. You can rest assured that these ingredients are taken only from hormone-, pesticide- and disease-free New Zealand herds.
These natural healing miracles should help to restore your sanity and sense of well-being so you can be your best self, ever.