THE MODERN THYME NEWSLETTER - THE HERBAL MARKET
Women - Our Bodies, Our Health
All women are as different and unique as their own thumbprints, but they share many common health conditions. Natural health care helps us to rediscover that healing begins from within. Traditionally, women have been the guardians of natural healing remedies and practices. We aim to help you to begin again to use these gifts from within and from nature to heal yourselves and your families.
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common women’s health issues, but there is little guidance or explanation as to why these symptoms are occurring, or how to deal with them in a healthy manner. Women can suffer from cramping and bloating, breast tenderness, skin eruptions, mood swings, and food cravings. These symptoms are caused by an imbalance in the female glandular system, governed by the hormones that are manufactured by the liver. Supporting and balancing the liver may help to alleviate some symptoms caused by poor liver function. Supporting and regulating the female glandular and reproductive systems will help to balance out the hormones.
Menopause is not a “disease” or an “illness”. It is a natural transition period in a woman’s life. Menopause can be a time of great discomfort and pain, but it need not be. Western medicine’s approach to menopause is masking symptoms through the use of synthetic hormones. In holistic health, we believe that by nourishing, balancing, and supporting the female glandular and reproductive systems, these symptoms may be alleviated naturally without adding toxicity to a body already under the strain of “the change”. Through a well-balanced diet, rich in phyto-estrogens and female herbal combinations, holistic health looks to support and celebrate this transition within you.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Discovering the foods that are right for you, ensuring your digestion is functioning at an optimal level, as well as understanding how your body metabolizes food, are all important steps in weight loss. How we gain and store weight is determined by the body’s four major glands – the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, and gonads. One, in particular, will hormonally dominate our body. A healthy body will naturally discard extra weight. Some natural herbal products may also assist with cleansing and digestion, which may be included in a weight loss program.
Yeast-related illnesses are very common for women. Hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle promote yeast growth, as do birth control pills and pregnancy. The anatomical characteristics of a woman’s genitalia make her susceptible to vaginitis and urinary tract infections. Many physicians overly prescribe antibiotics for respiratory, skin, urinary, and other complaints. Overuse of antibiotics can be one of the main causes of disrupted natural flora. Listed below are health conditions related to Candida overgrowth:
Chronic Fatigue – Headaches – Migraines
Depression – Constipation – Diarrhea
Vaginitis – Pelvic Pain – Skin Problems – Hives
Muscle & Joint Pain – Crying Spells – Irritability
Memory Loss – Severe PMS – Menstrual Problems
Infertility – Sexual Dysfunction
Numbness – Tingling – Chronic Sinusitis
Our Herbs for Women
The Tiao He Cleanse will help rid the body of toxins stored in the glandular tissues and cleanse the blood of impurities. It helps the body achieve balance and harmony, forming a cleaner internal environment upon which to build. This cleanse may be beneficial for women planning a pregnancy or beginning the initial stages of menopause.
Women’s Formula Combination contains all the youthful herbs used to support and balance the female glandular and reproductive systems. It helps to regulate hormones and also supports the liver, which plays an important role in various PMS symptoms. It is a good corrective combination for women who are planning to become pregnant.
FE Formula is our time-release combination, which “cools” the blood and ceases the symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. Black Cohosh and Dong Quai help to regulate normal blood flow while helping to alleviate general complaints of the reproductive system. This combination is high in iron and vitamin A and is best taken at the start of menopause when there is still a flow of menses.
FCS II Combination is our most popular female glandular formula. This herbal combination does not contain chemical hormones. It is complimented with the correct phyto-estrogens to assist a mature woman’s body in achieving the proper hormonal balance needed during and after menopause. It soothes inflamed tissues, strengthens the liver, and nourishes the reproductive system, while helping to alleviate hot flashes, cramps, and anxiety.
I-X Combination is a unique blend of herbs high in organic iron, which is easily absorbed by the body. It increases hemoglobin levels associated with anemia during pregnancy or stages of low iron levels. It is also useful in combating fatigue due to heavy flowing cycles.
C-X Combination is our adrenal-balancing female combination used for peri-menopausal symptom relief. The adrenal glands take over the role of mimicking the production of estrogen after the ovaries cease. The higher amount of stress you have in your life, the harder it is for your body to make this transition, and adrenal exhaustion becomes a troublesome factor. This combination is also very useful in stabilizing a woman’s sexual drive.
Garden Essence & Digestive Enzymes Formulations aid in the complete digestion of foods and assimilation of nutrients. The digestive system takes 90% of the responsibility of all health conditions. These formulations ensure that all women are absorbing and assimilating the correct nutrients needed for proper banking of hormones.
Black Walnut has a strong phyto-estrogen component, which has the ability to support the thyroid, your third ovary.
Pau d’Arco is the Candida immune herb. Candida yeast has the ability to generate many symptoms of health conditions related to women.
Acidophilus is the friendly bacteria that lives in your small intestine. It helps to balance intestinal pH and keeps the bad bacteria in check. It is vital for maintaining a healthy vaginal flora.
© The Herbal Market – Life Enrichment Centre 2012