Stress affects your body’s biological com- puter, causing health issues and chemical imbalances. Determining and addressing the causes of stress is the most important factor in creating wellness. There are ten stressors that can cause endocrine break- down: genetics, neurotransmitter dys- function, dental issues, scar tissue, diet, foreign organisms, environmental toxins, medications including HRT, mind/emo- tions, and of course, immune challenges.
The first step in obtaining an accurate di- agnosis of stress is to look at meridian lev- els related to cortisol production. Since de- veloping my Menopause, Nutrition & Lifestyle Monitor, I have studied thou- sands of (before and after) case histories and programs. The five elements of tradi- tional Chinese medicine are tested, along with hormones, and then a custom pro- gram is created. This program includes an endocrine rebuilding diet, a list of impor- tant nutrients such as flax seed, primrose and borage oil, and a formula for the im- mune system such as Source Naturals® Wellness Formula®.
Due to testing inaccuracies, women are often misdiagnosed, placing them in the categories of pre- or post-menopause dys- function, when they are just experiencing abnormal periods of stress. I have ob- served patients’ tests results and symptoms completely turn around in two to three months just by following my seven-step program, which is discussed in my new book, Revitalize Your Hormones: Dr. Dale’s Seven Steps to a Healthier, Happier and Sexier You.
Your Menopause Choices
Due to the media promotion of bio-identi- cal hormones from celebrities, it is of ut- most importance that you educate yourself about this pressing issue.
Fact One: It is clear that natural and bio- identical hormones have toxic side effects. Every testing laboratory has observed the toxic side effects of all varieties of hormone replacement; it’s documented through thousands of before and after tests!
Fact Two: Bio-identical hormones create dependence and your body slows down production of your own natural hormones.
Fact Three: As your body deals with stress- ful situations, your hormone needs change. Balancing changing hormone lev- els with hormones will only produce frus- tration and toxic symptoms.
Fact Four: Possible symptoms of using natural, synthetic or bio-identical hor- mones are weight gain around the but- tocks, thighs, middle waist and abdomen, depression, facial hair growth, hair loss, and fatigue.
Fact Five: The ONLY hormones that are bio-identical or natural are the ones your body makes.
EndoPure Homeopathic Hormone Re- juvenation
EndoPure is an oral homeopathic remedy and can also be used as a douche for vagi- nal dryness. Due to the success of the En- doPure and NeuroEmotional Remedies, it is clear that even women with complete hysterectomies can strengthen their adre- nal glands, re-educating them to make hormones in appropriate amounts. EndoPure is available in four formulas—EndoPure Pro, EndoPure Estro, EndoPure Testos-Female, and EndoPure Testos-Male. Instructions for use are on each box.
Neurotransmitters and Hormones
I look at neurotransmitters as regulators of the biological computer, affecting thoughts, moods, hormones and overall mental, emotional and physical well-being in humans. My challenge was to formulate a new homeopathic remedy, which would download new information that the bio- logical computer uses to repair itself and balance all neurotransmitters. If your neu- rotransmitters are out of balance, it can cause hormonal problems, adrenal stress, insomnia, weight gain and depression.
In handling stress, the brain uses large quantities of certain chemicals called neuro- transmitters. Neurotransmitters induce or inhibit impulses in your brain. At some point, the amount of stress we endure caus- es the brain to use up these chemicals. Many apparently unrelated effects of neuro- transmitters influence symptoms, and opti- mizing neurotransmitters can improve many patient symptoms.
Neurotransmitter-related symptoms in- clude fatigue and chronic muscle/joint pain, adrenal cortisol burnout, memory problems, inappropriate hunger or food cravings, irritability and hostility, inability to focus or concentrate, depression or agi- tation, excessive body fat, obsessive/com- pulsive behaviors, sleep disturbances, physical or emotional stress, diarrhea or constipation, headaches, inability to focus, hot flashes, and many other difficulties.
The laboratory evaluation of neurotrans- mitter levels has shown that approximate- ly 70% of the population has some degree of neurotransmitter imbalance. This is an alarming figure, which is confirmed by the increase in the number of patient visits re- garding these conditions, and the growing number of obese people who cannot com- bat their weight due to a lack of appetite control or adrenal burnout.
How Do Chemicals Released by Our Own Brain Damage Our Bodies?
The body responds to emotional stress ex- actly as it responds to physical danger or stress. Your body produces chemicals for extra strength or energy. This physiological process has evolved over millions of years.
Moreover, the brain reacts to today’s prob- lems with yesterday’s primitive responses. In our history books we get the picture of times when our stressors related to physi- cal battles to stay alive, to eat, to provide for oneself and one’s family. Then, stress was primarily physical, as cavemen actual- ly fought wild animals. Modern stress is different—we don’t do physical battle with wild beasts, we do mental battle with free- way traffic, unending meetings, or jobs that have no future. Yet, the high-energy biochemicals needed for running or fight- ing are still pumped into our bodies. As a result, we sit in our cars or at our desks, ac- tually boiling in the chemicals our own body has released. These chemicals, adren- aline and dopamine, which power the “fight or flight” alarm reaction, can do great damage to all our internal organs, es- pecially our hearts.
Can Our Brain Run out of these Precious Chemicals?
When our brain uses up these chemicals, or when levels decrease or increase, we ex- perience anger and fear, perhaps a lack of sleep, irritability, anxiety, depression, and feelings of insecurity. In addition, the constant release of adrenaline can cause long-term damage to our organs and body systems. Over 75% of all medical appointments made in America are di- rectly related to stress!
There are five main chemicals or neuro- transmitters in the brain’s emotion center. They are opioids, GABA, serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. When the levels of these chemicals are low, a danger- ous cycle begins. This is called the Stress Cycle and the damage it causes is deadly.
My new homeopathic formula, Neu- roBalance PRO, is FDA-registered and effective for balancing all neurotransmit- ters. If you are asking yourself how one formula can address all neurotransmit- ters, including those that are functioning normally, the remedy will only affect neu- rotransmitters that are out of balance. That is the gift of homeopathic medicine: the body selects the remedy (or frequen- cy) it needs and the remedies that are not required will not work if the body/brain does not need them.
Theresa Dale is a board-certified Naturo- pathic Doctor, President of the Wellness Center for Research & Education, and Dean of the California College of Natural Medicine, a state-approved college in Cali- fornia. She is active on the lecture circuit, and has been featured on NBC News, Vogue, Associated Press, EXTRA, Hard- Copy, and hundreds of radio shows, as well as in Alternative Medicine and Homeopa- thy Today magazines. She has been in pri- vate practice since 1979. Dr. Dale’s interest in non-invasive therapies expanded when she was diagnosed with a uterine tumor at 22 years of age. After healing herself using natural methods, she dedicated her life to helping others do the same. Dr. Dale is the author of Transform Your Emotional DNA and BioticMac Slow Foods Cookbook. Her new book on hormone rejuvenation, Revi- talize Your Hormones: Dr. Dale’s Seven Steps to a Healthier, Happier and Sexier You, offers self-help methods based on results from thousands of individuals who have healed their endocrine systems using home- opathy and Dr. Dale’s Anti-Aging Lifestyle protocol.
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