Balancing–the Rest of the All Natural Curves' Story
manufacturers are largely responsible for the negative side
effects associated with estrogen replacement therapy. It's an
old story: Drug company chemists take a natural substance,
synthesize it and add a few chemical changes so that it can be
patented as a new entity. The problem with this approach is
twofold: 1) Synthetic single molecules are devoid of co-factors
that enhance or modulate their activity; and 2) No matter how
innocuous, chemically-altered substances are foreign to the
of Premarin (the best-selling estrogen drug) like to refer to
their product as "natural." "Premarin" is
short for "pregnant mares-urine." Premarin is made by
keeping artificially inseminated horses in stalls with
collection bags strapped over their anatomy in order to collect
their urine, which is then made into the drug. If the human
consumption of horse urine is natural, then Premarin is natural.
side effects of Premarin include cancer and gallbladder disease.
Among the "minor" side effects are urine breath,
candidiasis, bleeding, depression, edema, hair loss, and
vomiting. Women who add the synthetic progesterone
"Provera" to their estrogen therapy expose themselves
to additional side effects including blood clots in the brain
and heart, insomnia, and skin disorders.
pharmaceutical non-urine-based estrogens start out as yams, but
are "engineered" by chemists. They are known as
"semi-synthetic" hormones. The problem with these
types of drugs is that they are so refined, that natural enzymes
which aid the body in utilizing the drugs are completely
lacking. This causes serious side effects, as huge amounts of
the non-natural substance flood the body without mediating
factors. In addition, as with cortisone, the body down regulates
its own synthesis of natural hormones when flooded with
synthetic ones. The body's inability to make cortisol, another
steroid, after therapy with synthetic glucocorticoids like
prednisone is well-known. It is interesting to note that
synthetic cortisone was also originally made from yams.
Anti-inflammatory and estrogenic substances seem to occur
together in the same plants.
problem created by ingesting synthetic single hormones is that
an imbalance of hormones is created. It is probably this
imbalance that accounts for many of the side effects. Estrogen
causes the lining of the uterus to thicken; progesterone causes
it to thin. The four-times greater risk of endometrial cancer in
women taking estrogen drugs versus not taking them, may be due
to continuous "grow" signals of estrogen without the
"stop" signals of progesterone. Postmenopausal women
are not only deficient in estrogen, they are deficient in
progesterone and the androgen hormones (testosterone) as well.
This underlines the fact that all estrogens are not the same,
and estrogen alone is not an acceptable choice for most women.
Sources of Estrogen
countries where phytoestrogens are consumed, women do not
experience estrogen-related side effects, nor do they suffer the
severe menopausal symptoms experienced by women who consume a
Western diet. This knowledge has led to an explosion of
plant-based estrogen and progesterone products on the American
market. Unfortunately, many of these products do not contain
enough phytoestrogen-containing herbs to do any good.
basis for most phytoestrogen products is soy beans or yams,
(which are known to possess estrogenic and antiestrogenic
activity), researchers at Advanced Health Group investigated
every possible source of plants and herbs to come up with a
product containing only those herbs with the highest content of
phytoestrogens. All Natural Curves contains cofactors necessary
for the conversion of the "phytoestrogens" found in
plants into components that can be utilized by the human body.
that Summarize the Effects of
Phytoestrogens in the Body
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