Hot and Bothered by Erratic Hormone Levels?

Hot flashes and Night Sweats are the most common menopausal symptom, affecting anywhere from 50 to 85 percent of women. Declining estrogen levels are usually to blame for hot flashes at menopause. However, women with high estrogen levels or fluctuating estrogen levels also experience hot flashes. And women with normal estrogen levels can still experience hot flashes if they have low testosterone or progesterone. Hot flashes often occur before or during the menstrual period during perimenopause. If you are fortunate they will dissipate after menopause. But if hormone imbalance is not corrected, many women continue to experience hot flashes for several years. Some hot flashes are so intense that they cause loss of sleep, headaches and feelings of vertigo. Some women will feel anxiety from heart palpitations that are brought on by hot flashes. Many women flush, sweat and then become chilled afterward. Night sweats may cause you to awaken, drenched with sweat. Hot flashes can dramatically change your quality of life. They can lead to fatigue due to loss of sleep. They can upset relationships due to the irritability you are experiencing; they can keep you from enjoying social gatherings due to the obvious physical side effects that come from the hot flashes. So, how are you to know if your hormones are in 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 drugs, but naturally.  Sometimes...

Don’t Let Menopause Symptoms Strain Your Relationships

Does anxiety overwhelm you at the very thought of being in a social gathering? Do you hide your depression from your loved ones?  Do you push yourself just to get through daily tasks? How we feel affects our relationships, in a huge way. These feelings can be unsettling for many women going through menopause. Maybe your friends and family say you are not the person you use to be. You admit you don’t enjoy the things that use to bring you pleasure. Life just seems to be hum drum. More often than not, these are symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Let’s take a look. Excess Progesterone in your system, can cause fatigue, low libido, weight gain, moodiness and feelings of vertigo. When testosterone is too high that can leave you feeling agitated and angry, to the point that intimate relationships are out of the question even with the high levels of testosterone. When your estrogen levels are low, you may experience bouts of depression, insomnia, low libido and of course hot flashes and night sweats. Take into count that in addition to low or high levels of any one of these hormones, one or more may have extreme fluctuations. Fluctuations explain why you have good days and bad days. Mostly bad days considering you have to make up for them on the good days you do have! So how are you to know if your lack for zest of life is a direct result of your hormone levels being high, low or all over the place?  There is a very simple and accurate saliva test I offer to many of...

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Sally – Santa Clarita “Karen has been a wonderful advisor for many health concerns for both me and my husband. My hot flashes have subsided through her recommendations from the findings of the saliva test which she explained very clearly and thoroughly. She also has helped uplift moods through natural supplements. Karen also assisted us with natural sleep remedies and recommended natural alternatives to alleviate muscle spasms. Karen is very responsive and knowledgeable and always helpful. I highly recommend...

Dora – Studio City “For as long as I can remember I have struggled with allergies and sinus issues. I tried a couple of prescription medications over the years and they helped me breathe better, but also gave me severe headaches. I mentioned to Karen that I was now using two over the counter medications, but was concerned about prolonged use because one made me extremely drowsy and the other made me jittery. She suggested that I stop using both over the counter medications and try Quercetin+Nettles which is a natural alternative. I have been using this product for over a month and have not needed anything else. It has helped me breathe better and relieved the sinus pressure. I have not experienced any side effects and generally only need to take it once a day when I’m having sinus trouble. I have to admit that I was skeptical because I felt that I had tried everything, but I am so happy that I tried this and feel more confident about trying natural alternatives for other health issues going...

Lori – Burbank “Having IBS and being gluten intolerant has been no joy. Karen opened my eyes to several gluten free products and gave me a world of options to choose from. She spent invaluable time and care setting up a diet that worked for me. It has given me back the joys of eating again. I cannot thank her...

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