By vitalhf, Mar 30 2018 02:00PM
By Kristina D. Allred, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.
“The first rule of understanding [Hormone Replacement Therapy] is: Menopause is not a disease.” – Rebecca Booth, M.D.
Every woman knows that menopause can be rough. What every woman doesn’t know is that the symptoms of menopause are not only unnatural but are a sign of ill health.
One of the central ethical principles of medicine is “do no harm”. Likewise, when it comes to our health, “less is more” is often a key principle to keep in mind. Our bodies are designed to maintain health. When we are attentive to the simple things that our bodies require to function at their best, we are rewarded with great health. Unfortunately, modern lifestyles and conventional medical practices often forget these foundational principles. In the rush to keep up with the pace and priorities of our modern culture, we can miss some of the root causes of our health concerns. This inevitably leads to “quick fixes” that compound the problem- unwanted side effects, increased health risk, and increased burden on our ability to maintain health and balance.
Many women are convinced to begin hormone replacement therapy without first exploring the many tools that they can use to find balance naturally. Continue Reading...