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Holistic Nutritionist in Valencia and Encino CA

Karen Roth, MS, NC

23542 Lyons Ave. #209 Valencia, CA 91321 phone: (661) 428-9636
Sunday, July 25, 2010
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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Leading doctors and researchers agree that Natural Progesterone is critical to a woman’s health and well being.  That’s pretty much a given.  However, research has proven that there is at least one important distinction between the natural progesterone our body makes and how over the counter progesterone creams work in the body.

 

While our own natural progesterone has the ability to convert into other hormones in the body, there has been no evidence to date that progesterone creams perform the same way.  Yet, women continue to slather on progesterone creams in an effort to balance out what they suspect to be excessive estrogen levels, unaware of the damage they may be doing to their bodies.  

 

Women who take in more progesterone than their bodies need can develop excessive amounts of progesterone which can result in serious side effects. 

Initially, many women feel a calming effect when they first use progesterone creams. However, after several months of use and accumulation of excessive progesterone, depression may set in.

 

The second downside of high progesterone is its effect on Cortisol levels in the body. High levels of progesterone can increase Cortisol levels resulting in feelings of intense hunger and sugar or carbohydrate cravings, weight gain around the waist, reduced muscle mass, bone thinning, memory loss, fluid retention, reduced athletic endurance, reduced thyroid function, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and PMS.

 

Women with excessive progesterone who are still menstruating may even start missing their cycles.  And since symptoms of excessive progesterone can mimic other health conditions, it can easily lead to misdiagnosis by health professionals and being prescribed unneeded medications to address problems conditions that don’t exist.   

 

Okay, so how are you to know if your hormones are truly out of balance?  There is a very simple and accurate saliva test I offer to my clients, which, when analyzed by the lab, produces a clear picture of what’s going on.  If a problem is identified, I then work with my clients on an individual basis to balance their system, not with synthetic drugs, but naturally. 

 

Karen Roth, MS, NC holds a Masters of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition and is an author, and active member of the National Association of Nutritional Professionals, the American Holistic Health Association and the Menopause Type Network®.  Offices located in both Santa Clarita and Sherman Oaks.  Contact Karen Roth at 661-428-9636 or visit www.karenrothnutrition.com

 


Tuesday, July 06, 2010
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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Friday, June 04, 2010

According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, women on estrogen-only Hormone Replacement Therapy have a 54% higher risk of developing Asthma after menopause. 

 

The findings, from the major study involving almost 58,000 women over a 12 year period, add to growing body evidence suggesting a link between HRT and Asthma.  This new information is yet more indication that Estrogen drugs that are synthetically created are nothing like the hormones our body creates.

 

The use of synthetic hormones has dropped sharply in recent years, ever since the Women's Health Initiative study of 2002 found an increased risk of Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer, Strokes and other health problems in women on hormone replacement therapy.

 

The Women’s Health Initiative study, a clinical trial designed to determine if Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was beneficial to healthy women, was halted 5 years and 2 months into the 8 year study due to serious safety concerns for the participants.  The study concluded that the combination of estrogen and progesterone posed a significant health risk to women and that any benefits from HRT were not worth the side effects.  The outcome of these trials has forever changed the way we look at HRT. 

 

If you are currently on HRT or considering it, it’s important for you to weigh the  potential risk versus benefits of this treatment.  It is also important for you to know that you do have safe and natural alternatives for alleviating the symptoms and discomfort brought on by menopause.   

 

If you are struggling with effects of hormone imbalance, I strongly encourage you to call me so we can discuss your options.  I have helped so many women in the Santa Clarita Valley change their lives by enabling their bodies to restore hormone balance naturally and without the use of synthetic or bio-identical hormones.

 

Karen Roth, MS, NC holds a Masters of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition and is an author, and active member of the National Association of Nutritional Professionals, the American Holistic Health Association and the Menopause Type Network®.  Offices are conveniently located in both Santa Clarita and Sherman Oaks.  Contact Karen Roth at 661-428-9636 or visit www.karenrothnutrition.com


Friday, June 04, 2010
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Friday, June 04, 2010
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Friday, May 21, 2010
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