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Um, and if anyone has any further questions, I'll be happy to answer that. I said one question. So if I go to Kaiser, do they even give me bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? No. No. Okay. So this is definitely a delineation between going to you and going to cost. It's not, it's not standard of care. And here's the thing, the pharmaceutical companies can't patent anything that's natural, so they can't really patent the stl that I was talking math for the vaginal dryness, but they can patent and do it in a unique form. So for example, there is bioidentical FDA approved. You can get it through Kaiser Patches, which is esther. Dot. You know, just a plain estrogen. But, um, but the way that a lot of practitioners, including myself might do it is with creams and you just can't patent it. There's no money in it and it's not, it's not really accepted in the medical community.

But that being said, um, to more specifically address your questions about the evening primrose oil, the vitamin E, the black cohosh, um, what Mexican Wild Yam. I mean all the herbs that maybe we've heard of that it really is hard to study. I mean, it's hard to study because there's, who's on vitamin E, black cohosh, same amount. And a lot of people might try the black cohosh, but really where the science shows is that it's the standardized extract 40 milligrams twice a day that has an effect. So someone might hear about black cohosh, but then maybe they'll go to the drugstore and pick up a pill and take one pill. And who knows? It has the right milligrams in it anyway. But, um, so it's really important to work with someone who really understands the herbs, but it is hard to test as hard to isolate the extraneous variables in someone's life, like their stress and um, um, what other supplements they're on because sometimes it's a, it's an interplay, but it's true. It's sadly, there's not consistent ree ree and I'm a naturopathic doctor. Oh, please find, I want to find research to really support. And there's some, but there's not consistent research to support, you know, some, some of the herbs that are used and they work for some people. Fantastic. And they don't work for other people.

Um, I was, uh, uh, I didn't finish what I wanted to say.

Instead of a, of, uh, this kind of relates to the same answer. Instead of trying to increase estrogen, um, my approach is to decrease the rising Yang, which is the progesterone. So we don't have to focus on so much replacing the estrogen now, just replace the estrogen and, uh, the woman's body. It's not sufficient. It's not enough because what we going to do with the calcium and bone degeneration. So I suggest that people, I mean woman who was in menopause or shoot or before she'd be an acid and alkaline balance diet, which has accounts that aqualine is eat more of alkaline food, drink alkaline water, and which has calcium, magnesium, potassium, and nicer him. So these are four minerals and that actually reduces, um, much of the, the progesterone estrogen. I highly recommend Royal Jelly. That's really natures a God's gift. The strong female queen bees hormone. Right? How much about um, half a teaspoon full of day, an empty stomach and actually peanut butter read about Royal Jelly. It's uh, it's, it's really amazing. Amazing. Um, er, so what are the takeaways from that? Is we need to get more funding to study the results of these kinds of treatments as opposed to just the ones that are

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We are at a point right now where I think we're getting a lot of questions in from all over the world and um, people are responding. And I want to segue here. I want to, I want to have a goddess moment now. I'm going to sing you a song and then we're going to have another reader come up. And I also just want to have a acknowledgement of these two wonderful doctors and how they've helped

good questions. I'm just going to read them by myself and let you guys just sit here. Just kidding. Okay, here we go. If someone's on hrt and wants to get off, okay, what's the best way to do it? Can you do it slowly? And if you're not going the right results and you want to get off, you just can't jump off. You have to sort of do it and transition. Is that correct? I definitely recommend doing it slowly so you don't shock the system. So yeah, doing it gradually, slowly milligrams, less, less, less, less, less everyday, little last every day. And you could go to every other day and stop. I agree. It's slowly, yes. And then start detoxing your body as well. Yes. Um, someone writing in from Atlanta, Georgia, um, seriously, amazing people out there in their pajamas. What do you think about hormone testing? Are they accurate and if so, do you recommend testing hormone levels?

Okay.

Um, I don't, uh, recommend, um, to do that because depending on what she did night before was she ate before. Um, maybe a woman has sex, alcohol, drugs, whatever. But it's, it's never accurate. That's how I see it. But there is some, some truth, the blood level test, but, um, but I think that if you're going to really find out your hormone level, I think you should do about three times a blood wrote to have variables versus, right.

Yeah. So there's a lot of different ways to measure hormones and blood is one of them. It's a good, decent baseline, not great because it does fluctuate from day to day time, minute to minute. Um, but insurance covers it. And if, you know, just a nice little base line, but there's, it doesn't always measure what's bioavailable to the cell. So even if your estrogen is good or your testosterone as good, it doesn't mean it's actually reaching this style. So there's different ways like saliva and urine that can also look at it. I do measure hormones.

That's a great t shirt. I measure hormones. Um, uh, here's one from Brockton, Massachusetts. The listener writes in both of you use the term proper diet. Does the definition change during the time one heads towards menopause? Is it, do you have to eat different things as you, are you, as you barrel towards ecstasy?

Um, I really liked to keep it simple when it comes to diet and I just a common sense diet of eating a whole foods. So eating foods as close to nature as possible. So fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, lagoons, healthy sources of meat. Um, if you can do that and get rid of the processed foods and the sugars, um, you can thrive however, there are triggers. So it's really good to know what your triggers are. So if you're getting hot flashes, a lot of hot flush triggers are like spicy foods and hot liquids, um, so at coffee or chocolates, so it's good to, it's good to kind of just listen to your body and pay attention to how foods are affecting your body. That might change as you get older. Yes.

Well, um, it's very, very important that we have a proper diet. What I mean by proper diet is that so many people, uh, here I see they go on different types of Diet to lose weight. For example, if you go on a complete protein diet to lose weight, because I think, uh, here in America, people are more kind of, women are more concerned about their body the way they look rather than really internal health. So when they go into a complete protein diet, we don't have a carbohydrates. When we don't have a carbohydrate, we don't have a cholesterol. When we don't have a cholesterol, I mean glucose. And when we don't have a glucose, we don't have a cholesterol, cholesterol, if we don't have it, that we don't have estrogen so many times with women and thirties going to menopause because they don't have, they don't have a menstrual cycle because they don't have estrogen.

And because of due to that pro poor diet. So it's important to know that the dyes who choose to lose weight on it might be dies that might not be good for your longterm health and other ways. So it's important to sort of look at all things again as the dialogue you have with your practitioners to say, Hey, I'm about to do this diet to lose 10 pounds. Is this going to affect my eating a balanced diet? It's got it. Thank you. Um, New York, New York. Typical question from New York. Is it true that if you don't use it you will lose it? I've heard that if you don't have sex fairly regularly, your vagina walls get thin and all hell breaks loose.

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