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Menopause is when you have not had a period (or even light spotting) for 12 consecutive months. The menopausal symptoms experienced by most women actually occur during pre- or peri-menopause period.

During the peri-menopause stage, three key hormones such estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone fluctuate, and mostly are on the decline.  Consequently, you may experience various symptoms.  The most common ones are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, irregular periods, loss of libido, painful intercourse, difficulty concentrating, itchy skin, headaches, bloating, gastro-intestinal disturbances (such as gas), weight gain, hair loss or thinning, light-headedness, depression and anxiety.

As your estrogen levels decline during pre-menopause,your vagina wall will become thinner and weaker. Consequently, it can be easily irritated during intercourse and leave tiny scars or cuts where bacteria and yeasts can flourish.  So, vaginal yeast infections become common symptoms associated with menopause.

Treatment basically consists of regulating the hormonal levels.  Female Vitality is excellent for that purpose.  Female Vitality contains more than 20 ingredients of high quality Chinese herbs such as Ho-Shou-Wu, black cohosh, wild yam, etc. and absorbable vitamins needed for health promotion and maintenance.  The end results:  improved conditions for your hair, nail and skin, increased mental clarity, uplifted mood, productivity and sexual energy.

Based on my more than 30 years of clinical experience, I have found that women who do not have a healthy lifestyle tend to suffer more menopausal symptoms.  For example, when sugar consumption is high, episodes of hot flashes also increase. Therefore, it’s important to follow a yeast-free nutritional program that contains no sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals.  It comes to a conscious decision between following the yeast-free nutritional program, or suffering from various menopausal symptoms.  If you would like to find out more about what you should eat (and what to avoid), follow the recipes in my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

If you have excess toxins in your body which acerbate the menopausal symptoms, consider our Herbal Detox program (consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) to remove the toxins. 

Lifestyle changes are also important for promoting a healthy menopausal process. These include regular exercise, becoming a non-smoker, and getting physically and mentally fit.  To promote your mental health, I encourage you to follow the guidelines in my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing

The symptoms of menopause usually last for the whole menopause transition (until the mid 50s), but some women may experience them for the rest of their lives.  Therefore, it’s important to adopt a holistic approach to eradicate or prevent menopausal symptoms.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  We offer counseling over Skype and telephone as well as in person.

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In Part 1 of this article, I addressed three natural remedies for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), including yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, and hormonal regeneration.  A yeast-free nutritional approach will prevent allergens such as simple sugars, dairy, wheat, and yeasts from entering the body.  In the pre-menstrual period, I recommended to increase the intake of complex carbohydrates and crucifers such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts.  This type of food will help reduce the amount of hormones such as prostaglandin, estrogen, progesterone and prolactin, and thus reduce water retention, bloating, weight gain, and mood swings.

If you want to learn more about what you can eat and what you should avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook: Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.   Secondly, go on our Herbal Detox (consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea ) and hormonal regeneration product with Female Vitality.  Our Herbal Detox program removes excess yeasts and parasites, thus cleaning up existing toxins.  Female Vitality balances the female hormonal system and allows the female hormones to work for you instead of against you.

The following are additional natural remedies for PMS:

1)    Exercise:

Exercise is particularly helpful with PMS because it generates endorphins, a morphine from within.  Endorphin is an opium-like, natural substance which reduces pain and gives a calm, high feeling (without the use of drugs)!  Again, don’t wait until you are in the middle of PMS to exercise.  Do 30 minutes of slow walking every day.  This type of exercise will improve your blood circulation and thus reduce the tendency of water retention and muscle aches.  The heavy feeling and cramps in your pelvic area can also be reduced or eliminated.  Regular exercise can also strengthen the muscle tone in your lower abdomen and thus increase the tolerance for pain or discomfort.  A side benefit is that it also helps you become a better lover when you have tight, instead of loose, muscles.  And remember, slow walking is free of charge! 

 2)    Hands-On Healing:

Hands-on healing techniques such as therapeutic touch and gentle chiropractic adjustment known as cranio-sacral technique can be very soothing during the onset of PMS.   If you feel too uncomfortable to have anyone touch you while experiencing severe cramps, just put your hand(s) on the area that is cramping, such as the lower abdomen or hip areas.  The healing energy in your own hands can reduce the cramps and give some relief to pain.   You can do this while lying down or sitting up, such as while driving. 

 3)    Stress Management:

Women who are under heavy emotional stress often suffer from more PMS.  Your body and mind affect each other at all times.  Emotional stress can cause many kinds of physical problems including PMS.  Remember, all physical illnesses have symbolic meanings.  PMS involves the female reproductive system. It requires the examination of emotional issues concerning one’s femininity.  A woman with a positive self-image usually takes good care of herself and does not give PMS a chance to creep in or sustain itself. 

 4)    Sexercise:

The Chinese have long believed that if a young woman has PMS, she will grow out of it after she is married.  Why?  Sexercise! 

 Sex is the best remedy for PMS.  Good sex increases self-esteem and improves blood circulation.  When you enjoy good quality and quantity of sex with the right partner, you feel loved and energized.

Women who suffer from PMS or menopause usually are sexually inactive whether they are married or not.  Sexual desire and potency do not have to decline with age.  Some of my clients enjoy frequent sex (at least three or four times a week) in their 80s!  You are never too old or too tired for sex!  Remember two principles: 1) you either use it or lose it; and 2) practice makes perfect!   When you learn to enjoy sex on a regular basis, you will learn to enjoy being a female.  Also remember, Female Vitality can help improve sexual function.  When you enjoy being a female or being who you are, chances are you will say goodbye to PMS!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.

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For every health problem, there is a natural solution!  The following are some natural, drug-free remedies for Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS):

1.  Yeast-Free Nutritional Approach:

As you can see, yeast disorders can exacerbate a lot of physical and emotional illnesses.   In the case of PMS, because of the particular tendency toward sugar cravings, it is of ultimate importance to stay on a yeast-free nutritional program if you want to gain control.  Don’t wait until the premenstrual period to get on the yeast-free nutritional program.  The yeast-free nutritional program (containing no sugar, dairy, wheat. yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals) should be followed all year long to prevent the occurrence of PMS.  Follow the cooking principles in my cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking to learn more about what you can eat, and what you should avoid.  The following are some important highlights:

 a)    Feed your body with complex carbohydrates instead of simple sugars.  Complex carbohydrates raise the level of a chemical in the brain called serotonin.  Serotonin elevates mood and regulates sleep.

b)    Your daily diet should contain at least 40% complex carbohydrates, less than 20% protein, and less than 20% fat.   During your premenstrual period, you may increase your complex carbohydrate intake and reduce that of protein, for protein may interfere with serotonin synthesis.

c)    Crucifers such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are rich in dietary indoles, which are excellent in removing the excessive hormones mentioned above.  Broccoli is also rich in absorbable calcium, which is very helpful in strengthening the bones.

2.    Herbal Therapy:

Most people who suffer from a severe case of PMS also have a history of yeast disorders and drug, alcohol or nicotine addiction.  It is important, therefore, to cleanse the accumulated toxins in the body in order for it to function properly.  Our Herbal Detox program consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea  is a good choice for detox during PMS or all year round.  Yeast-Para Control is designed to remove excess yeasts and parasites in your body, and Cleansing-Balance Tea is designed to flush out the “debris”, especially from your liver and kidneys.  These two formulas work hand in hand to keep your body clean and your immunity strong.  For the case of PMS, these formulas will greatly reduce sugar craving caused by the demands of yeast and parasites.

In addition, Female Vitality is very effective in balancing female hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and prolactin.  Thus, symptoms such as blood volume increase, bloatedness, water retention, and mood swings will be controlled.  Female Vitality also improves mental clarity and uplifts mood and productivity.

In part 2 of this article, I will address more self-administered, natural remedies for PMS, including exercise, Hands on Healing, stress management, and sexercise.  Stay tuned!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.

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Premenstrual Syndrome is a cluster of symptoms experienced by women about seven to ten days before their period.  These symptoms include: headaches, poor mental concentration, mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability, crying spells, bloatedness, breast tenderness, fatigue, sugar cravings, water retention, muscle aches in the lower extremities, pelvic discomfort or pain, insomnia, skin breakout, weight gain and loss of sexual desire.

From puberty to menopause, every woman experiences premenstrual syndrome at one time or another, to a lesser or greater degree.  About 40% of women experience noticeable and consistent symptoms.  Some are so severe that every month they are paralyzed by pain and emotional disturbance.

Premenstrual syndrome can also affect relationships.  One time a husband brought in his wife to me and said, “You fix my wife. Otherwise, either she will kill me, or I will kill her!”  The wife nodded her head and agreed. 

Causes of PMS: 

During the premenstrual period, there are biochemical changes in a woman’s body.  Hormones such as prostaglandin, estrogen, progesterone and prolactin escalate.  These hormones increase the blood volume.  Consequently, symptoms of water retention, bloatedness, weight gain, sugar cravings and mood swings follow. 

Why sugar cravings?  When blood volume increases, the amount of blood sugar also increases.  Remember, your little friends, yeasts, are always waiting for an opportunity to have a party.  The increased amount of blood sugar is just what they need!

After they are well fed with sugar, they want more!  They cry out, “Feed me!  Feed me!”  If you don’t understand what is going on, and feed them with more sugar or chocolate, then you become the victim of a losing battle!  Yeast overgrowth symptoms will thus take a toll on you.

What are the causes of all these hormonal changes?  Why is it that some women are debilitated every month, but others don’t even know they’ve got their periods until their panties are stained?  It is the same old story: malnutrition and long term physical and emotional stress. In the next few articles I will address the treatment of this debilitating health condition.  Stay tuned.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053 for an appointment. 

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Recently we’ve been getting more inquiries about global shipments.  We do ship products to various countries.  Most countries do not charge duty fees for vitamins or herbal products for personal use, however, some third world countries may charge.  Check with your customs to see the rate.  A recent inquiry from Ghana, Africa indicated $15 customs charge for one-month supply of our Herbal Detox program (consisting of Yeast- Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea).  The rate for each country may vary.  Duties are paid upon receipt of products in the country.

If you are on our list of approved countries, you can order products directly from our website at www.drjsbest.com.  We accept credit card and Paypal payments from these countries.  If you are not on this approved list, you can try to email us your order to orders@drjsbest.com, subject to our approval.  Shipping and handling costs depend on a weight scale.  Less than two pounds are in a lower cost bracket, while over two pounds are in the higher cost bracket. A three-month supply of our Herbal Detox program weighs less than two pounds.   Visit here to see what products you want to order.  Once you make a decision or if you need assistance in making a decision, feel free to send an e-mail to orders@drjsbest.com.  One of our representatives will contact you via e-mail to let you know of the shipping and handling costs. 

For international orders not on our approved list of countries, we only accept payments via Western Union.  Western Union payments are made directly to Juliet Tien in Los Angeles, California.  Upon the transfer of funds, Western Union staff will give you a receipt with the MTCN.  You then send an e-mail to orders@drjsbest.com with the MTCN, the secret question and answer.  Once we receive the funds, the products would be shipped to you within 24 hours.  First class delivery may take 5 to 10 days or sooner depending on your receiving location.

The same procedure will apply for consultation fees on the phone or on Skype.  Please feel free to post your questions here or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com  if you need more information regarding this subject.

I provide consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling.  Please send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  For overseas clients, consultation on Skype is the best choice.  You are only one-phone-call away on Skype no matter where you are in the world.

 

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Here is a recipe for sea vegetable lovers.  Sea vegetables are excellent natural source of iodine.  If you consume sea vegetables regularly, you will not need to worry about taking potassium iodine (KI) for severe radiation exposure.  I just made a pot of Tofu-Seaweed Soup last evening.  Both my stomach and thyroid are happy ….

Tofu-Seaweed Soup

 Ingredients:

1.  1/2 tub hard tofu

2.  2 sheets dry seaweed (flaky type for wrapping sushi) or ½ cup of dry shredded kelp

3.  1/2 cup carrots, sliced

4.  1 slice ginger

5.  A dash of sea salt

6.  A sprinkle of unprocessed sesame oil

7.  3 cups purified water                                                 

Yield: 4 servings

Procedure:

1.  Cut ginger into thin strips.  Put it in 3 cups of purified water together with peeled and sliced carrots and a dash of sea salt in a stainless steel or ceramic pot.  Boil the content on high heat.

2.  Rinse off water from the tub and cut tofu into about one-inch long, 1/2-inch wide and 1/2-inch thick dice.  (Put some purified water in the tub and save the leftover tofu in the refrigerator.  Use the leftover tofu within three days.)

3.  Bring the content to boil, and put in tofu.  Cut flaky seaweed into pieces (or tear with your fingers) and drop them into the soup. 

4.  Add a sprinkle of unprocessed sesame oil, and stir gently.   Serve with brown rice and other dishes.

Please note:

If you use shredded dry kelp, soak it in purified water for about 10 minutes. Throw away the soaking water, rinse well, and boil it with purified water, shredded ginger, sea salt.   Bring it to boil on high heat, then add sliced carrots, and then add diced tofu and bring it boil again.  Stir gently.  Sprinkle some unprocessed sesame oil.   Mmmmm ….  Yum Yum ….

Nutritional Benefits:

This dish is very rich in protein and minerals, especially iodine.  Iodine is excellent for metabolic function of the thyroid.  It is also helpful for growing healthy hair, skin and nails.  For those of you who don’t mind the fishy taste of seaweed, this dish is great for weight watchers because it is low in calories, rich in protein and great for metabolic function!

Source:

Health & Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking

I provide consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling.  Please call (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  Consultation on the phone or Skype is also available.  You are only one-phone-call away no matter where you are in the world.

 

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There can be allergic reactions to consuming iodine.  Iodine is basically poisonous.  Chinese medicinal lore cautions not to consume iodine and persimmon (a fruit) together; otherwise it may cause instant death.

Large doses of potassium iodide (130 mg/day) may be consummed by people with cases of large amounts of radiation exposure.  Potassium iodide should not be taken for long periods of time at that dosage.   Do no exceed 10 days of potassium iodide consumption unless you are near a failed nuclear reactor.

Some people may have a potential allergic reaction at 130 mg/day, so it would be best to take a smaller dose initially and build up the dosage over a few days. If you are certain you’ve had a large amount of exposure to radiation, it might be worth risking the allergic reaction than the thyroid cancer.

Excessive iodine/iodide can be dangerous. Symptoms of iodine poisoning include fast heart rate, skin irritation, thinning of secretions (watery eyes, nose or saliva), metallic taste in the mouth, fever, acne, nervousness and headache. If symptoms of iodine poisoning occur, discontinue immediately and consult with your health practitioner.  Usually calcium can be a good antidote.

For people who are allergic to iodine, don’t take iodine orally to prevent thyroid cancer.  Instead, use tincture of iodine to swab the throat and abdomen area.  That can provide some protection against thyroid cancer if a nuclear accident occurs near you and the radiation contains radioactive iodine.

Sea vegetables are excellent natural sources of iodine.  For example, one table spoon of kelp (seaweed) yields approximately 12 mg of iodine.  The daily recommended dosage is only 150 mcg (1mg = 1,000 mcg).  Therefore, eating sea vegetables regularly will give you plenty of iodine to protect you against thyroid cancer due to a large amount of radiation exposure.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox , stress management, spiritual counseling, and detoxification for chronic radiation sickness, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  We provide counseling over the phone or Skype as well.

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