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Author Topic: Phytosoya and Other Naturals  (Read 354 times)

Sadie49

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Phytosoya and Other Naturals
« on: August 04, 2020, 09:46:35 AM »

Many years ago I visited our Health Food shop enquiring after natural supplements/foods to help with all things MP. At the time we were on a low income and the £30 per month which the recommended supplements ie phytosoya and other naturals cost was prohibitive for me. I think I managed 1 month's supply!

Now my GP has suggested I try this Clonidine to help reduce the flushes I am thinking of returning to our Health shop to discuss this once again. We are in a healthier position 20 years on to be able to afford products which work and have none or limited side effects.

Reading thru some of the ex. posts here has got me thinking of adding more super foods to my diet ie avocados/blue berries and sweet potatoes. Our vegetarian son is a mine of information on what is good for you without compromising your favourite foods!

Have any of the members successfully used Soya in any form for any MP issues and if so which ones pls?

Sadie xx
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robotwars

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Re: Phytosoya and Other Naturals
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 01:00:44 PM »

following with interest......
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jaynej

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Re: Phytosoya and Other Naturals
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 03:47:23 PM »

Hi Sadie - I haven't been on here for a while so this is a late post in terms of an answer for you but I hope it helps.

I was taking Holland and Barratt's Menopause Mood tablets which are St John's Wort and Black Cohosh (I am perimenopausal).  I was on them for about 8 months, and my instances of flushes and other symptoms were lessening.  I noticed my emotional hormones were all over the place so I reviewed my diet and supplemented with Magnesium which made things much calmer for me.  However, I also decided to give myself a break from the H&B pills to see if I could reset my hormones.  This is where I have to tell you that I did a medical herbalism course in the meantime to support how I treat myself...  Herbs can be taken long term but sometimes it is a good idea to give your body a break and see if it settles naturally. 

Unfortunately while my emotional state is better, my flushes have come back with vengeance and I am having real gastric issues.  So I investigated further and learnt that estrogen supports good stomach acid (mine is low and causing issues), and also calms down cortisol the stress hormone.

So for me, the magnesium is helping my emotional brain chemicals, but the lack of estrogen from the black cohosh is causing me other issues.  I am now back on the H&B tablets and doubt I will come off until I reach menopause.

To treat yourself naturally you can opt for herbs (Black Cohosh or Red Clover - which I also drink as tea), and also eat foods that stimulate or mimic estrogen, such as soya (tofu or just soya milk) and oats.

You don't have to spend a fortune and you do have to be really careful if you take any prescribed medication so absolutely take advice, although if you are interested in going herbal and funds aren't an issue you may want to get a consultation with a qualified herbalist first.

Good luck.

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