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The Yoga of Menopause, Part 4

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:50 AM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

THE YOGA OF MENOPAUSE

Part 4

ALTERNATIVES TO

HORMONE THERAPY

 

Herbal Allies to Prevent Problems Caused by Taking Hormones

 

Stroke and heart attack are actually increased by use of ERT/HRT, though modern medicine has long proclaimed the opposite. Every major double-blind study done to date has created a larger and larger gap between ERT/HRT's supposed ability to help cardiovascular health and its actual results.


Protect your heart with nourishing and tonifying herbs and foods such as motherwort, hawthorn, and cherries.


Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) tincture helps the heart. The Japanese claim it is their secret of longevity. A dose is 5-15 drops, twice a day. Motherwort also relieves hot flashes, calms tachycardiia, and eases anxiety. It's an all-in-one remedy for menopausal women.


Hawthorn (Crataegus oxycantha) flowers, leaves, and fruits are all used to maintain heart health and control fluid build-up in heart tissues. A dose is 20- 30 drops of tincture 2-4 times a day, or a cup of tea with meals. This widespread shrub is considered one of the finest heart tonics in the world.


Cherries are even better than apples at keeping the doctor away. Dried cherries and cherry juice, even tincture of cherries.


More than three-quarters of the women in America over the age of fifty have refused ERT/HRT. If you want to join them, taper off your dosage slowly, while continuing to use nourishing and tonifying herbs such as dandelion, motherwort, red clover, oatstraw, and seaweed.


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