Out of Balance? Do you experience? • Insomnia • Foggy thinking • Fatigue • Headaches • Anxiety • Irritability • Depression? Hormones Regulate •Mood •Energy •Stress •Sex •Sleep How do hormones become imbalanced? •Stress – depletes progesterone •Prescriptions estrogen •Diet estrogen •Environment estrogen Chemicals in the Environment Influence the Entire Endocrine System It’s A Balancing Act! • Estrogen Progesterone Role of Estrogen • • • • • • • • Increases body fat and weight gain Salt and fluid retention Depression, anxiety, headaches Poor sleep patterns Interferes with thyroid hormone Impairs blood sugar control Increases risk of breast cancer Increases risk of prostate cancer Role Progesterone • • • • • • • • • • • • Helps use fat for energy Protects against breast fibrocysts Acts as a natural diuretic Acts as a natural anti-depressant and calms anxiety Prevents cyclic migraines Promotes normal sleep patterns Facilitates thyroid function Helps normalize blood sugar levels Helps restore normal libido Stimulates new bone formulation Prevents auto-immune diseases Helps prevent breast cancer Environment Estrogen Environmental chemicals mimic estrogen! Endocrine Disruptors • Are chemicals found in: – Plastics – Personal care products Phthalates – soaps, shampoos, perfumes hairspray, nail polish Parabens – Used as perservatives in makeup, skincare, etc. Toxins EVERYWHERE!!! • In a 2005 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report it was found that Americans of all ages contain an average of 148 synthetic chemicals. • Experts estimate that 40 million pounds of hormonally active chemicals are produced in this country per annum, with 2000 new varieties introduced to market each year. Think About It? • The average person uses 10 personal care products a day (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, hair spray, shaving cream, moisturizers, etc.) Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance • • • • • • • • • • PMS Irritability Depression Anxiety Hot Flashes Irregular Periods Heavy Periods Infertility Osteoprosis Disturbed Sleep Thyroid Dysfunction Unexplained Weight Gain Migraines Dry Skin Fluid Retention Vaginal Dryness Night Sweats Decreased Libido Fibromyalgia Breast Cancer How do I attract Healthy Hormones? 1.) Use Skincare Products FREE of: • Parabens Propylene Glycol Petrolatum Diethanolamine Phthalates, Mineral Oil PABA Fragrances • Only 11% of the 10,500 chemicals in cosmetics have been tested for safety • According to the Environmental Protection Agency 60% of what you put on your skin enters you blood stream and every organ in your body in 26 seconds. 2. Choose your food intelligently • Eat organic as much as possible • Livestock are fattened up with estrogen • Cows are treated with artificial growth hormones to produce more milk (cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt etc.). Choose dairy products from cows free of rSBT 3.) Take Full Spectrum Multi/Vitamin formulated to ENERGY STRESS • ORAC= Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity • • (a scale that measure antioxidant activity) The ORAC score of Power Packs are 1000 • • • • • • Vitamins/Minerals Antioxidants Superfoods Gender Specific Enzymes Probiotics It’s not how much it contains it’s how much you absorb! 4. Take Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids • It is estimated that over 80% of the US population is deficient in omega 3 essential fatty acids • Omega 3’s help to balance hormones that can cause PMS. • Omega 3’s help to ward off symptoms associated with menopause such as osteoporosis, heart disease, vaginal dryness, thinning skin and hair, joint pain and dry eyes • A diet high in omega-3’s may be one of the reasons why Japanese women have fewer menopausal problems than American women do • Why plant based omega 3 and not fish oil? • Endocrine disruptors and heavy metals magnify in the food chain. Large deep water “fatty” fish like tuna may contain high levels of synthetic chemicals and heavy metals. 5. Support Your Detox System • Detox blood, kidney, liver, bowel – 7 Day Body Cleanse • Sea botanicals contain chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that help alkalize and purify the blood. – Detox Tea • Contain herbs that help detox the liver and kidneys • The liver helps to clear stress hormones • 6. Increase fiber intake! – Excess estrogen is removed through the bowel 7.) GREEN TEA and EGCG • Drink beverages that are alkalizing and contain green tea and 90 mg EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) a powerful, detoxifying anti-oxidant – EGCG protects the heart, brain and blood – EGCG has anti-cancer properties – EGCG promotes fat burning • The body maintains optimal balance in a slightly alkaline environment 8.) Use a progesterone cream to balance estrogen • The most effective way to use natural progesterone is in a trans-dermal cream that supplys 20 mg of progesterone per ¼ tsp dose. • The BEST products are in a ¼ tsp air-tight metered pump to maintain potency. – Phyto Prolief for menopause – Prolief for men and women – Ask for Instruction Sheet Progesterone Prevents Cancer • A 1996 John’s Hopkins study concluded that women low in natural progesterone have an 80% higher risk of developing breast cancer and that the risk of developing other malignant cancers increases ten-fold. No Side Effects • There are no known side effects of progesterone. Very large doses can cause sleepiness or sluggishness. Progesterone is a relaxing hormone. • Stress depletes progesterone stores. • • The more stress you experience the more progesterone you need. 9. Take an Herbal Supplement • For a comfortable transition through menopause • Key herbs help to manage – Hot Flashes – Night Sweats – Mood Swings – Irritability MEN need progesterone too! • Research Studies have shown that when prostate cells are exposed to estrogen, the cells proliferate and become cancerous. When progesterone was added, cancer cells die.