Are you frustrated your efforts to lose weight, improve your energy level and stop the moodiness aren’t paying off?
Are you cranky? Often for no good reason? Do you feel fat and bloated most of the time?
Do you overeat or under-eat on a regular basis?
Are you noticing you can’t remember things as well and feel a bit clumsy?
Do you wonder sometimes why your wife/husband and kids don’t want to be around you?
If I just described your typical day, then chances are it’s not your fault…it’s your hormones!
Before you reach for DHEA or ask your doctor about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BioHRT), read on to learn a few root causes and what you can do to regain good health naturally.
The Work Your Hormones Do Are Subtle
Your hormones have a profound impact on your brain and body and play a major role in your physical and psychological health and well-being. And when they fall out of balance the effects are anything but subtle.
They help you sustain a wide range of bodily functions such as normalizing your metabolism, stabilizing appetite, ordering your sleep cycles, aiding cell growth and repair, promoting fertility and reproduction, and helping you get a handle on your stress levels.
Hormone imbalances are a common condition in our society, for both women and men. And we often credit these imbalances to many taxing, and unwanted, mental and physical warning signs.
Did you know one hormone imbalance can easily lead to another? Since your hormones are influenced by a central command center, the hypothalamus, your brain is constantly sending and receiving signals to balance hormone activity in your body.
So if any one of these hormones go off kilter, say testosterone, estrogen, or adrenaline, soon enough your other hormones will eventually fall off the radar.
And though your hormone imbalance may cause you deep distress, Dr. Hulda Clark believed the true challenge to regaining your health and immunity begins with ridding our bodies of parasites and pollutants.
How Do You Get Parasites?
You can pick up parasites in hundreds of different ways. If your immune system is strong, it can easily eliminate whatever parasites enter your system. If your immune system is weakened by chemicals, metals, or other types of poisons, parasites can find a home and quickly multiply.
You can get parasites by kissing (even on the cheek); any type of intimate sexual activity; sharing another person's glass; playing another person's musical instrument; from all types of water, and even water that's labeled distilled in third world countries.
You can also pick up parasites from:
- Undercooked meats & fish
- Vegetables and fruit
- Shaking someone's hand
- Unclean toilet facilities
- All animals, including house pets
- Used dish rags or dish towels
- Foreign travel, especially to third world countries
- Walking barefoot in polluted areas
- Swimming in polluted lakes, rivers, and swimming pools
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), Menopause and Parasites
PMS is one of the most common side effects of hormonal imbalance affecting half of all women, and spans a wide range of emotional and uncomfortable physical symptoms.
Most people tend to think a woman’s “hormone problem” starts in midlife with the onset of menopause. But in fact, this pattern could start as early as adolescent years or even before birth.
A woman’s ovaries are responsible for making the hormones progesterone and estrogen. And if bacteria (like Gardnerella, Syphilis, Gonorrhea) live near your reproductive organs, your ovaries are likely to become hindered and may under-produce or over-produce a certain hormone.
Though the severity of hormonal problems may increase with age, Dr. Clark’s research suggests age is not altogether the root of declining health.
Also, women are led to believe menopausal symptoms are normal and encouraged to accept the usual choices of hormone treatment – in spite of the fact estrogen supplementation places them at risk for breast cancer and other serious health problems.
The problem with conventional medicine is that it tends to only focus on temporarily smoothing over a few PMS symptoms rather than resolving the true underlying cause of hormonal issues.
Dr. Clark suggested many PMS and menopause symptoms are the direct result of parasites. She also stressed when you eliminate parasites PMS, menopause and all their related symptoms often disappear.
According to Dr. Clark…
”No menopausal symptoms are normal … Insomnia, irritability, PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), depression, anxiety, nervousness, are all not to be expected at and after menopause. They may certainly be caused by hormone imbalances. It is these imbalances that are not normal.
After the ovaries are done with their cycles of estrogen and progesterone production, the adrenal glands' hormone production was meant to “kick in” and make up any deficit.
During your fertile years, you were meant to have a peak of 100 picograms/milliliter (pg/ml) of estrogen on day 9 and day 22 of your cycle. Progesterone, on the other hand, only peaks once, on day 22, and it should reach a level 20 to 100 times as high as estrogen!
After this ends, your adrenals can still keep your hormone levels regulated. Typical values are 20 pg/ml estrogen and, again, 20 to 100 times as much progesterone.
Why aren't your adrenals producing them? Because they are hampered by parasites and pollutants!
Kill all the parasites, bacteria and viruses, especially Gardnerella, Proteus, Chlamydia, Campylobacter, Neisseria, Treponema, and Salmonella. Notice that these are also the favorite urinary tract bacteria!
This makes good sense, because the adrenal glands sit right on the kidneys and would be geographically close to the kidney bacteria. To avoid getting them back, do a kidney cleanse to remove all crystals where they might hide.
Menstrual problems and PMS, in general, although they may not be pain-causers, are a sign that all is not well with the uterus and ovaries. Go on a cleanup program. Clear up your toxic accumulations from dental metal and environmental sources.”
Andropause, Low Testosterone, & Pollutants
While it’s true men don’t go through “menopause” like women, men DO live through andropause. Andropause is the gradual decline in testosterone levels as men age. This decline occurs more slowly and tends to happen over the course of decades.
Low testosterone levels actually have serious implications for a man’s health. Testosterone helps build muscle, burns sugar and reduces inflammation.
Studies show a distinct link between low testosterone and an increased risk of heart disease, including heart attacks and congestive heart failure.
Testosterone not only helps your heart function better, it dilates the arteries feeding blood to your heart and reduces plaque build-up in the carotid arteries that feed your brain.
Also, testosterone improves blood flow to the brain, leading to better performance on tests of memory, your ability to make decisions, and lowering your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Testosterone is a man’s most potent anti-inflammatory.
This is important to keep in mind as we recall Dr. Clark’s research concludes the following:
“…no matter how long and confusing the list of symptoms a person has, from chronic fatigue to infertility to mental problems, [Dr. Clark] was sure to find only two things wrong: they have in them pollutants and/or parasites.”
Maintaining adequate levels of testosterone prevents more than just heart disease, but also diabetes, hypertension, cancer, auto-immune diseases and even plain old muscle and joint aches.
We’ve seen a decline in testosterone levels in men around the world since the 1950’s. And here again, the culprits are stress and toxins - with xenoestrogens and heavy metals leading the way in declining testosterone levels.
Xenoestrogens are toxins in our environment that act like estrogen in the body. These “ingredients” are normally found in insecticides, pesticides, solvents and plastics.
And while almost two decades have passed since the EPA initiated the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP), a program to screen pesticide chemicals and environmental contaminants for endocrine disruptors, the market continues to flood us with enough chemical potential to wreak havoc on our health.
Especially when we're exposed to them in a countless and untested combinations.
Heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum, and a number of others, severely hamper your ability to make and maintain optimal levels of testosterone.
The good news is you can increase our own production of testosterone naturally through heavy metal detoxing metal detoxing, replacing metals in your home (i.e. from toothpaste, deodorant, lotions, detergents, soaps, aluminum pans, nonstick cookware, aerosol sprays, plastics, BPA, water filtration, etc.) and eating a protein-rich diet and exercising.
The Road to Wellness
Pollutants (toxins) invade our bodies through the air we breathe, the foods and beverages we consume, and the products we put on your skin.
Dr. Clark stressed, “Killing parasites, removing pollutants and clearing gallstones and kidney stones from your body is a powerful combination of treatments. It is so powerful you can change yourself into a new person in half a year. And then go on improving for years more.”
Getting rid of parasites and pollutants is just part of restoring balanced hormone levels and regaining better health.
Keep in mind the many naturopathic doctors believe it is important to eat foods rich in a broad spectrum of probiotics immediately following a parasite cleanse. Try foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and miso. And take a broad spectrum probiotic supplement.
Those who are sick should do everything they can to change their environment, including finding an alternate, temporary home for your pets, or at least move them to a separate building to decrease your chances of being re-exposed to any parasites they may be harboring.
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