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Menopause Symptom Relief That’s Safe, Proven & Natural

About 6,000 women enter menopause every day. While a lucky few don’t experience significant changes, the vast majority suffer from debilitating symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety and overwhelming fatigue. The good news is: Not only do we have options to ease these troublesome conditions, we are no longer limited to pharmaceutical treatments that may pose risks to our health. We have effective solutions that work in harmony with our own bodies—all with natural resources from this very Earth.

First, let’s explore why menopause occurs:

A woman carries a predetermined quantity of eggs. The eggs are held in the ovaries, which produce estrogen and progesterone, the hormones responsible for controlling menstruation and ovulation. When the ovaries discontinue releasing eggs, menstruation ceases and menopause begins.

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What are the three phases of menopause?

  • Peri-menopause: usually starts several years prior to menopause.
    • Ovaries slowly begin to produce less estrogen, with quicker drops in estrogen levels the last year or two before menopause.
    • Key symptoms: Unpredictable menstrual cycles, more bloating, mood swings, weight gain and hot flashes/night sweats.
  • Menopause: a year since a woman last had her last menstrual period. The average age when a woman hits menopause is 51.
    • The ovaries stop releasing eggs and maximizing estrogen.
    • Key symptoms: Menstruation completely stops, the woman is no longer fertile and the symptoms of peri-menopause persist.
  • Post-menopause: the time after menopause.
    • Major symptoms, such as hot flashes, reduce for many women, but estrogen loss still causes uncomfortable conditions. Also, there are still health risks, such as osteoporosis, heart disease and breast cancer.
    • Key symptoms: sagging skin, vaginal dryness and decreased sexual activity.

What are the most common symptoms of menopause?

Hot flashes are the most well-known symptom of menopause, characterized by unexpected, warm sensations throughout the body, usually the upper areas such as the chest, neck and face. The intensity of hot flashes varies from woman to woman.

Other symptoms include a combination of:

  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular periods
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Racing heart
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Changes to sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder issues

So what options are available to alleviate the symptoms of menopause?

Hormone Replacement Therapies (& Their Risks)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is currently the most familiar medical treatment that combats negative menopausal conditions. In short, HRT uses medications that contain female hormones to replace the hormones lost during menopause.

However, clinical trials have indicated that HRT isn’t the safest bet for women. The largest trial conducted to date found that Prempro, which combines estrogen and progestin, increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots and breast cancer. The subjects of the trial also reported their hot flashes, insomnia, and other symptoms came back during treatment. Another trial studied the estrogen-only pill Premarin and suggested similar risks in terms of stroke and blood clots.

Another similar medical treatment is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which is medication that contains hormones molecularly identical in structure to the body’s natural hormones. Unfortunately, there is not much solid evidence that indicates BHRT is safer or more effective than regular HRT. In fact, many establishments, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, FDA, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American Cancer Society, have stated there lacks a sufficient amount of evidence rendering BHRT a safer solution to menopause and, until that evidence comes to fruition, we should assume BHRT is as risky as HRT.

If hormone replacement therapy isn’t the safest option, is there a natural and effective alternative?

As a response to the ever-growing demand for a natural and safe solution to menopause symptoms—and in our mission to provide sustainable, plant-based solutions for a healthier, vibrant life—the Hallelujah Diet spent years developing Luminology™, a line of three menopause products specifically designed to promote hormonal balance and tackle the taxing symptoms of menopause at each phase: peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause.

The Luminology supplements were expertly formulated for optimal health through all stages of a woman’s life and, because they are HRT-free, they significantly help women reduce potential risk and minimize exposure to future health complications.

The Key Ingredients of the Luminology Trio

All three Luminology products contain:

  • MacaPure® is the only Macaextract product available standardized on the unique compounds present in maca. This maca has been shown in studies to be helpful in balancing sex hormones and reducing hot flashes and night sweats. Maca itself does not contain any phytoestrogens or hormonally active compounds, but it modulates the body’s production of its own hormones to normalize health.
  • Vitex Berry helps normalize menstrual periods and promote progesterone production, which particularly aids women who are estrogen dominant. Vitex berry contains no hormones, but has been shown to normalize the length of the menstrual cycle.
  • Bio Response DIM (3-3’-Diindoylmethane) helps rid the body of excess estrogens, both from the body’s own production and from environmental sources. DIM has also been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer and increase the amount of active free testosterone in the body, which is especially important for women. As DIM is a fat-soluble compound, many supplements with DIM are poorly absorbed. Bio Response DIM is the only DIM that is optimized for increased bioavailability.
  • Vitamin B6 and Zinc boost antioxidant defenses and immune system function. Zinc has been added to this formula as excess estrogen can deplete the body’s zinc stores. Vitamin B6, in the form of pyridoxal-5-phosphate, has been shown to be helpful in easing PMS symptoms. For women who are not menstruating and not dealing with PMS, the inclusion of pyridoxal-5-phosphate has antioxidant benefits that extend beyond balancing hormones by improving overall well-being.
  • Yucca helps facilitate the absorption of fat-soluble ingredients.

“I am writing today to express my gratitude and excitement over the results that I am receiving from taking the new Breeze formula……So I wasted no time in purchasing it. I want to say that I have been taking it faithfully every night, just two capsules for about 2-3 weeks max. In just about a weeks time I began to notice that my hot flashes not only diminished, but that they altogether disappeared! …. And I only awaken once or twice in the night, whereas before I was waking anywhere from 4-8 times! I feel like a new person! I cannot tell you how grateful and amazed I am….” – Claire S.

3 Proven Products for 3 Life Phases… and the Clinical Studies

The clinically proven line of menopause products includes:

  1. Balance (peri-menopause): Balance by Luminology™ is clinically proven to reduce symptoms such as irregular periods, sleep deprivation, mood swings, hormone-related migraine headaches and PMS experienced by many women during peri-menopause.
  2. Breeze (menopause): Breeze by Luminology™ can restore hormonal balance, cool hot flashes, quench night sweats and calm the anxiety associated with menopause.
  3. Clarity (post menopause): Clarity by Luminology™ is clinically proven to reduce hot flashes, restore libido and relieve the vaginal dryness experienced by many women during post-menopause.

Hormone balancing is a delicate process in women that involves cyclical changes as well as changes brought on by the seasons of life. In our quest to develop the new menopause products, Luminology™ conducted an eight-week research study of 62 women. About two-thirds of all of the women and 85% of the women aged 46-52 in the study experienced significant positive benefits from using the supplements.

A PLANT-BASED DIET FOR MENOPAUSAL RELIEF

Plants of course are essential components of any healthy diet, but committing to raw, plant-based foods are especially critical during times of menopause. Processed foods containing unhealthy fats and refined sugars may exacerbate symptoms of menopause. Focus on foods rife with nutrients, such as asparagus, avocados, berries and whole grains.

There are also “culprit” foods you should replace with healthier options:

  • Replace canned soups with fresh soups
  • Replace frozen dinners with fresh salads and steamed veggies
  • Replace coffee with grain-based coffee
  • Replace soda with kombucha
  • Replace refined sugars with stevia, fruits and dates

Plants are also menopause-friendly because they contain chemicals called phytoestrogens that can specifically target menopause symptoms. Phytoestrogens are very similar in structure to estrogen. Although they don’t function exactly the way our actual hormones do, they may be able to “trick” our bodies into believing it has more estrogen, which in turn helps reduce menopausal conditions.

Phytoestrogen-rich foods include: winter squash, broccoli, green beans, collards, onions, apricots, dates, prunes, peaches, berries and pumpkin, sunflower & sesame seeds.

It’s also been suggested that boron, a mineral, can help the body retain estrogen.

Boron-rich foods that contain phytoestrogens include: plums, strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, grapes, asparagus, beets, bell peppers, carrots, cauliflowers, lettuce, onions and sweet potatoes.

Click here to learn more about how phytoestrogens in food can help with menopause symptoms.

Menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life, but it’s indeed possible to regain the balance in your body in a purely natural, safe and sustainable way. If you’re suffering from the day-to-day, seemingly never-ending conditions caused by menopause, see how Luminology can change your life.

To help you stay right on track every day, sign up for the Luminology Newsletter and you will receive our Complete Grocery List—absolutely free! You will then be part of a community of like-minded women and get the latest updates, news and oh-so-delicious recipes that will help you get back on your road to a bright, beautiful, bountiful life!

Comments

  1. sheila kibuka githaiga September 16, 2014

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Iam a Health Minister trained at NC and living in Kenya. Iam 61 and HA diet has really improved on the symptoms of menopause. However, I would love to receive your newsletter as I teach on this subject and the natural recipes would be very helpful.
    Sheila

  2. Alice Jordan September 23, 2014

    Would you recommend any of these products for a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer (tested positive for estrogen)?

    • Christy Okon October 1, 2014

      Important considerations:
      1. H.A. Women’s Health should not be used if Tamoxifen or other medication to suppress hormone production is being used.
      2. If taking hormone replacement therapy or Bio-Identical Hormones it is recommended that you work with your doctor in determining what protocol is right for you.
      3. H.A. Women’s Health is not recommended if you have a history of hormone related cancer unless it is used under the supervision of your doctor.

  3. I took Vitamin B5 (400 mg) and my regular vitamins for my menopause symptoms–it completely removed my hot flashes. It took a few days for the B5 to build up in my system and when I stopped taking it, it took a few days for it to wear off. I shared the taking of B5 with my sister-in-law and it worked for her too.

  4. Just a question. How does Luminology help a 40 year old Lady, who lost both ovaries and womb by surgery,
    as part of the treatment for cervical Cancer? She had total, instantaneous , absolute Acute Menopause followed
    by very distressing signs and symptoms immediately after the surgery. Can the Luminology help?
    If yes, which type please!

  5. Linda L Kleven, RN C-WHNP September 23, 2014

    I have been taking Bioidentical hormone replacement for over 3 yrs, and feel completely safe doing that. I am also a Vegan, and eat a whole-food/plant-based diet. I have my labs checked every 6 months @ my doctor’s office. He is an anti-aging specialist, not an OB/Gyn…The amount of hormone I take is less than when I first started, and I believe that is because of the Vegan diet. I also take Vit D and Vit B12 supplements. I would love to take the Health Minister training. Is this part of the training ? (Menopause supplementation, etc.) Please let me know when the next training session is…and thank you for all that you do…My desire is to see everyone in good health-spiritually, emotionally, and physically…

  6. Before breast cancer and treatment, I took 2 tablespoons of cold pressed flaxseed oil in food daily and was hot flash free. It also helped with constipation. After treatment for five years initially with arimidex, I started to have exteme hot flashes every 45 minutes. I switched to tamoxifen and I continue to have them and it has been almost ten years. I take several medications, Effexor and gabapentin which somewhat lessened the symptoms but I still have no days without hot flashes. I am concerned about taking Maca because my breast cancer was estrogen positive. I also do not use any soy products.

    • Christy Okon October 1, 2014

      Important considerations:
      H.A. Women’s Health should not be used if Tamoxifen or other medication to suppress hormone production is being used.
      If taking hormone replacement therapy or Bio-Identical Hormones it is recommended that you work with your doctor in determining what protocol is right for you.
      H.A. Women’s Health is not recommended if you have a history of hormone related cancer unless it is used under the supervision of your doctor.

  7. Is there a natural way to treat Alzheimer’s Disease and/or prealzheimer’s dementia?

  8. I am 54 years old. I had ovarian cancer when I was 27 and had a complete hysterectomy. I never replaced my hormone therapy for more than 20 years. Now I have severe Osteoporosis. I have broke my back twice most of my ribs. My wrist. I have been on a healthy diet 70% raw and 30% cooked vegan diet for the last 10 years. I am working out doing weight bearing exercise. I do yoga 2 days a week. I just had a bone density test and again my results are worse than last year. I am on Bio identical hormones. Would I benefit from Lumonology as well? Thank you

    Brenda Lee

    • Christy Okon October 20, 2014

      Thank you! While you may derive benefit from Luminology, we do not have any studies regarding any impact in the area of bone density. I would encourage anyone with bone density issues to get a copy of Thomas Levy’s book, Death by Calcium and consider appropriate supplementation with vitamin C (preferably both Liposomal C and powdered Vit. C), magnesium and vitamin K. The evidence supporting his suggestions is over-whelmingly positive.

  9. @Breda Lee:
    There is indeed a reason to believe that you may benefit from Vitex as it acts on the brains instead of the ovaries. It may improve your liver’s control of the bioidenticals that you are taking, but it takes about 3 monthe to show results. Make sure that you are restoring your hormone levels to that of a 20 yrs old. Don’t anyone tell you that you need BHRT “appropriate for your age” or you will not see much progress on this front.

    This is not medical advice. Experience speaking here. Your mileage may vary.

    One last thing : bone density tests are irrelevant. Calcium makes bones brittle anyway. If I were you I would ignore these tests but supplement with Vitamin K and D3 and NO calcium. The calcium will only calcify your arteries. There is no evidence it has ever reversed osteoporosis.

    You may need trace minerals such as selenium or molybdenum. You can bathe in pink salt and use it for cooking to provide your body with extra minersls.

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