Herbs & Homeopathic Remedies May Alleviate Menopausal Symptoms

December 12th, 2005

Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for your Menopause make your blood run cold? Many women are faced with the potential risks associated with HRT. First, let’s take a quick look at the three stages of Menopause.

Menopause begins in your early 40s as your ovaries gradually produce less and less of the hormone estrogen. Your periods become erratic sometimes skipping a month or alternating between light and heavy.

The next period of time is the transitioning to actual Menopause. During this time you may continue to have erratic periods and the “fun stuff” begins to settle in for a long visit. Yes, fun stuff like Hot Flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and Insomnia are some of the symptoms.

The final and actual onset of Menopause usually occurs in your early 50s and is represented by the absence of your period for a full 12 months. It’s those in between years that can wreak havoc in your life.

Are there natural alternatives for chemical HRT? The good news is yes! It’s a sad fact that less than two percent of doctors even mention alternative therapies and that most of them feel there is no benefit. Thousands of women would disagree. Here are just a few of the many natural alternatives:

Try adjusting your diet to include vegetables and fish that are high in Omega-3 as they contain nutrients that can help your body deal with Menopause naturally. Conversely, there are foods that can make your Menopausal symptoms worse. Caffeine, sugar, fatty dairy products, salt, alcohol and saturated oils can aggravate the symptoms.

Be sure and take a daily multivitamin making certain that the vitamin contains 100% of the daily allowance for nutrients. Just be aware that Vitamins are no substitute for following a healthy diet.

If Menopause causes mood swings, it only makes sense that it’s possible to experience extreme responses for stress. Try using deep breathing techniques, Meditation or some other methods of relaxation that works for you and practice the technique for 10 to 20 minutes per day. You will be left feeling calmer, more able to cope and more in control.

Exercising regularly can also help alleviate Menopausal symptoms. Scheduling at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week will relieve Hot Flashes. You will be able to think more clearly and reduce your risk of osteoporosis and Heart Disease.

Some women have found relief through Yoga and Acupressure. Both are mainstays of practitioners of eastern medicine.

Last, but not least, we come to herbal treatments. Beans and certain other plants have a mild estrogenic activity in their makeup thanks to “phytoestrogens.” These are compounds that include isoflavins, lignans, phytoseterols and saponins. In additional to helping your body through Menopause, animal experiments show they are significantly effective in preventing tumors of the breast tissue.

Without sending you off for a medical dictionary to understand the compounds listed above, here are some of the foods and Herbs that contain healthy compounds: Soy, Black Cohosh, Licorice, alfalfa, chasteberry, Chinese Angelica, red clover, strawberry, Celery stalks, dates, elder, false unicorn root, Fennel, Honduran sarsaparilla, lady’s slipper, liferoot, Mexican wild yams, passion flower, pomegranates and sassafras.

The foods, of course, are available from your local grocery. Visit your local health food store where you should be able to find the Herbs and methods to include them in your daily diet.

About the Author

Sick and tired of being Sick and Tired, Nettie Mae quit her 3rd shift factory job. Fruta Vida contains many of the properties mentioned in this article. To learn more, visit http://www.frutavida4u.com/nettiemae/.

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Stress Management: 10 Tips For Working Mothers

December 6th, 2005

In my practice as a Hypnotherapist, I have many clients who come to me for stress management. Many of those clients are working mothers who fret about the demands on their time: children, husband or partner, paid work and unpaid household chores all pull these women in different directions.

The day-to-day, constant small stressors leave them inadequate physical and emotional resources to deal with life’s BIG stressors, such as personal and family health issues, financial worries, etc. Frequently, these women lose any sense that they are entitled to some “me” time, and therein lies part of the solution to stress relief.

Typically, one of the things that I teach these clients is Self-Hypnosis. There are quite a few Self-Hypnosis techniques that anyone can learn in order to manage stress. But I also give my clients many practical tips to give themselves some stress relief.

Here are 10 tips for stress management that I frequently recommend:

  1. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Our bodies do so much restorative work while we sleep, and it’s harder to deal with emotional and physical stress when we don’t have enough sleep. Additionally, nights of uninterrupted sleep are better than nights of interrupted sleep. So if you have very young children who wake you up each night (for feedings, diaper changes, etc.), try to share those duties with your husband or partner so that you get some nights of uninterrupted sleep. And don’t feel guilty about napping when you get the chance! The energetic demands on your body as a woman juggling numerous roles are enormous. The more you can cater to those energetic needs, the more resources you will have for dealing with life’s annoyances and real stressors.

  2. Prioritize and organize errands to minimize the running around time you have to do. You may need to plan a “route” that takes you to the post office, the dry cleaners, etc. once a week. And don’t fret if you forget to bring something with you � 99% of the time, it can wait until your next trip. Also, minimize the number of times you go to the supermarket by stocking up during fewer trips.

  3. Take 10 to 15 minutes each day to just sit by yourself and let your mind float. Turn the phones off, if possible. You can also listen to a relaxation CD or a CD of your favorite music. Don’t stress if you can’t achieve the “quiet mind” Buddhist monks can achieve. Just giving yourself some “down time” each day is a very important stress management strategy. Treat this down time like you would treat brushing your teeth � as something you wouldn’t dream of skipping! You don’t have to necessarily do it at the same time each day, as long as you do it. Don’t feel guilty about giving yourself this time. Not only do you deserve it, it will keep you emotionally and physically healthier and better able to give yourself some stress relief.

  4. In the back of your mind, keep some sort of mental scale for judging how stressful something is. I typically tell clients to think of some minor annoyance, and then think of the worst thing imaginable (or at least something truly BIG and stressful), and put each thing on opposite ends of the scale. Then when you feel stressed, ask yourself which end of the scale the stressor is closer to. Most things fall much closer to the minor annoyance end of the scale, and this helps keep things in perspective. Perspective is a crucial tool for stress management.

  5. Keep in mind a sense of your physical and emotional energetic resources as a discrete quantity. No one is a superhuman; everyone has limits. When you feel stressed about something, or have the urge to react to something, ask yourself, “Is this worth spending my life’s energy on?”. Very often, the answer is “No,” and you can move on without wasting your time and energy on something that doesn’t amount to much.

  6. Learn the art of limited procrastination. For example, if a letter from your insurance company arrives in the mail, and it tells you your car insurance premium is going up 300% in 60 days, put the letter aside. Very often, these sorts of things resolve themselves or become moot. You might get a letter in 3 days that says, “Whoops! We made a mistake!” and you would have gotten stressed over nothing. Obviously, you don’t want to procrastinate about everything, because that can lead to more stress. But when something seems to demand your immediate attention, let it “age” for a couple of days. Or hand it to your husband, partner or other trusted person to take care of it. Stress management is made easier when we are willing to let others help us. There�s no need to be Super Woman!

  7. Plan nights out with your husband or partner or friend, so you two can have adult time together. Do this once a week or once every two weeks � whatever works for you. Then you have something special to look forward to, which makes it easier to deal with minor stresses and the endless demands on your time.

  8. Give your current work schedule some thought. You may ultimately decide that you want to keep or that you must keep your work schedule the same, but at least you will have given it some thought with regard to what’s healthiest for you to do at this time in your life. Sometimes we get caught up in the routine of everyday life, and we don�t always take the time to consider whether this routine is the optimal one for us. When we engage in stress management strategies, we need to consider all aspects of our lives, including those that seem more or less set in stone, such as our work situation.

  9. Humor is a wonderful tool for stress management. Get some funny DVDs (movies, animated TV shows, etc.) that you, alone or with someone else, can watch in small chunks of time.

  10. Exercise is also great for stress relief. It�s a good way to blow off steam and get endorphins (feel-good hormones) flowing. If your life is so frantic that you hardly have time to think, no less exercise, just keep it in mind or start in small ways right now. Some of my clients build a library of exercise DVDs, which are great, because most of the DVDs have small segments (15 to 20 minutes) that can be done without taking a big chunk out of your day. Some of my other clients take a Yoga class or a Pilates class once a week, and it gives them something to look forward to. Exercise should be something you do as part of your overall �taking care of me� strategy.

If you implement some or all of these stress management tips, you will find that your day-to-day stress level can be significantly reduced. That will leave you with the maximum resources for dealing with life’s “big stressors.”

About the author

Loretta Sernekos, Ph.D., is a Certified Hypnotherapist in private practice in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. You can visit her hypnosis practice website at http://sghypnosis.com for more information and audio podcasts.

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Natural Help For Frequent Yeast Infections

October 16th, 2005

What is the best treatment for Candida overgrowth or Candidiasis?

Many different types of anti-fungal medicines are prescribed to treat Candidiasis, including Amphotericin B, fluconazole, nystatin and ketoconazole. Like many other prescription drugs, these often come with unwanted side effects, but may be necessary in the case of severe Candidiasis or where all other treatment options have failed.

What is Candidate?

There are a number of Herbal Remedies which have been shown to have a positive effect on intestinal health and functioning, as well as known anti-fungal properties.

Native Remedies has chosen the most effective of these and combined them in a unique therapeutic formula called Candidate.

Candidate is especially designed to treat Candida overgrowth, prevent topical Candida infections such as thrush and promote the growth of healthy probiotic flora in the digestive tract, thereby achieving lasting control of Candidiasis.

Use Candidate to:

How does Candidate work?

Candidate contains Herbs that specifically target fungus overgrowth. Candida is a fungus, this means that Candidate is able to eradicate the fungal overgrowth at its source and thereby help to balance and restore intestinal health.

In addition to its anti-fungal properties, Candidate also contains Herbs that are well known for their ability to soothe the digestive tract, repair cell damage caused by Candida overgrowth and strengthen liver and Immune Functioning, thereby improving overall systemic health.

What are the ingredients?

Candidate contains the following carefully chosen Herbs in therapeutic dosage:

  1. Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass) is known to stimulate cell regeneration and to soothe and treat intestinal infections, as well as pathogenic intestinal flora such as Candida albicans. It has known anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and can help to repair intestinal walls that have been damaged by Candida overgrowth (’Leaky Gut’ syndrome).

  2. Calendula officinalis, has strong anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and is also an effective liver tonic, thereby improving overall systemic functioning and aiding in the removal of Toxins from the body.

3.Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d’arco Bark) contains the active constituents Lapachol and beta-lapachone, which are also known as naphthaquinones. Laboratory tests have demonstrated that both Lapachol and beta-lapachone have anti-fungal properties as potent as ketoconazole, a common antifungal drug, used in the treatment of Candidiasis and Yeast Infections. Pau D’arco is not soluble in water and is best taken in tincture form where the active ingredients have been extracted medicinally in pharmaceutical ethanol. To prevent side effects, it is also important that the whole Bark is used in the extraction process. This process has been followed at Native Remedies to bring you the strongest and most effective formula possible.

How has Candidate helped others:

“I have been up and down to so many doctors for recurring thrush infections. Each time I was successfully treated but each time it came back again. I also had a lot of wind and burping after my food which was very embarrassing and I used to become anxious whenever I had to eat in public. Only when I read your information did I realize that Candida was the problem. Since I have taken a course of Candidate I have not been to the doctor once with thrush and I no longer burp the way I did. I can truly say that this product has changed my life!” -Hazel

Candidate has helped me a lot with a whole range of symptoms that I did not know were related to Candida infection. I had the whole lot - Depression, joint pain, gas, Heartburn, itches in all the wrong places! When I read the symptoms I knew I had it bad so I took Candidate, Immunity Plus and also went on the Candida Diet for a month. I am eating normally now except for sugar and junk food and I feel like a young man again. I have started gardening again and I can walk upright when I wake up in the morning which is a real miracle for me!” - David.

“I can definitely recommend Candidate to anyone who has these symptoms if Candida infection as I had for years and did not know it. Please excuse my English I am Italian but I really had to let you know how well it worked for me. My life is different, not tired all the time, no more thrush (terrible!) and going to the doctor. My Asthma is also better and I can breath for a change again!” - Carla.

“I had all the symptoms you list but the main thing was overweight and I could NEVER stick to a diet. All I thought of all day was food and I could NOT resist anything with sugar in it! I used to feel guilty and worthless and weak, but now I know it was the Candida craving the sugar as you explained. I have been taking Candidate for four weeks and I can stay away from the sugar for the first time in my life!!!!! I can’t say THANK YOU enough! PS - why don’t more doctors know about this!!!???” - Lillian.

How long does Candidate take to work?

Candidate gets to work immediately to eliminate Candida from the intestinal tract and to promote intestinal health, while eliminating Toxins from the body.

However, Candida is a very persistent organism and it may take some time, even months, before your system comes back into balance, depending on the severity of the problem.

You can help Candidate to work faster by eliminating sugars, alcohol and refined carbohydrates from your diet and avoiding the use of oral antibiotics if possible.

How do I use Candidate?

Dosage: Take 15 drops in appr. 1/4 glass water three times daily for 6 weeks. Follow up with a 3 week course about two or three times a year or whenever your symptoms begin to return.

NB: Following the Candida Diet will help to keep symptoms away permanently. Candida loves sugar and starch! Also make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. (Learn more about the Candida Diet)

Native Remedies Tip: Use Candidate along with EcoSlim for maximum weightloss benefits. (see Special Offer at the bottom of the page)

Native Remedies Tip: Use Candidate with a course of Detox Drops to cleanse the system.(see Special Offer at the bottom of the page)

Native Remedies Tip: Candidate may also be effectively combined with ImmunityPlus to improve liver and Immune System functioning. (see Special Offer at the bottom of the page)

Caution: Safety during Pregnancy or Breastfeeding has not been established.

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of Candidate will last approximately one month. A 90-day supply is offered at a discount.

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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies

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NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

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