· Prescription estrogen for perimenopause and
menopause may also lower your thyroid function,
especially women who are already hypothyroid
to begin with. Many people are surprised to learn
that estrogen therapy interferes with thyroid
medication and reduces the amount of available
thyroid hormone, or thyroxine, in the blood.
If you are taking birth control pills or prescription
estrogen and find yourself feeling cold and exhausted
and gaining weight, here are 10 ways you can take
back control of your health:
· Talk to your medical doctor about how your
medications may be affecting your thyroid. If you
are on estrogen therapy and your need for thyroid
medication keeps increasing, your menopause
drugs could be the problem.
· Ask your doctor about ways you can prevent
unwanted pregnancy that do not affect your
· Look up the side effects of all your medications.
Visit www.rxlist.com. If you are on multiple
medications, learn the latest research about how
all your drugs interact by visiting ww.epocrates.
com. You can't assume that you know all the
possible ways that your drugs affect your body
you have to look it up.
· Heal your adrenals. You can learn how by reading
my recent Amazon No. 1 bestseller Unlimited
Energy Now. If you can heal your adrenals, you
may not need to take artificial hormones to
alleviate the symptoms of perimenopause and
menopause. After menopause, the adrenal glands
produce androstenedione, which is converted
peripherally into estrone by the aromatase
enzyme found mainly in adipose tissue. Estrone
is then converted into estradiol, the most potent
estrogen. Here's the bottom line: the lower your
stress level, the healthier all your hormones will be.
That's because of a phenomenon called cortisol
steal. When you are stressed, your body produces
fewer female hormones and stores more body fat..
· Avoid BPA in plastics. BPA is a compound found
in most plastics that mimics estrogen. Avoid
plastic water bottles and plastic wrap and look for
containers marked free of BPA.
· Reduce or avoid phytoestrogens in your food,
including soy beans, tofu, tempeh, soy beverages,
linseed (flax), sesame seeds, wheat, berries, oats,
barley, dried beans, lentils, yams, rice, alfalfa,
mung beans, apples, carrots, pomegranates,
wheat germ, rice bran, soy linseed bread, ginseng,
bourbon, beer, fennel and anise. Recognise
that you hold fat in your body in specific areas
depending on hormone imbalances. Estrogen
dominance leads to weight gain in your thighs. I
have seen countless clients lose weight without
dieting or exercise simply by correcting their
· Whether you take prescription estrogen or make
your own naturally, make sure your body is able
to detoxify. I highly recommend Biodetox, a
hypoallergenic protein powder you can purchase
at this link that supports your body's ability to
detoxify while healing your gut and reducing
inflammation. Remember that your fat cells serve
a purpose by holding toxins. As you detoxify your
body, you will lose weight naturally.
· Choose hormone-free meat and dairy products.
· Choose organic fruits and vegetables raised
· Ask yourself whether or not the drugs you take
actually make you feel better. Because every
hormone you take affects every other hormone,
maintaining hormonal balance is a tricky business.
If you are not taking hormones yet but searching
for ways to alleviate your menopausal symptoms,
consider natural alternatives. As you learn to
address your symptoms naturally, your energy
returns, you stop feeling so cold all the time and
your weight normalises.
Taking control of your health by learning how
to address your symptoms naturally can often bring
relief where your prescription medications have
Frankly, the lack of understanding of the
complex interactions between your stress hormones,
thyroid function and female hormones is part of why
most conventional diets don't work and why most
nutritionists or personal fitness trainers have no real
clue how to help you lose weight.
You can't simply starve or over exercise your way out
of hormonal imbalance and get thinner.
To learn more about how to get your energy back, heal
your metabolism and lose weight naturally, set up an