by Dr. Jamie Doughty ND, Medical Director of Tummy Temple
Laura, a 61 year old post-menopausal female, presented to me with annoying hot flashes, decreased libido, and weight gain over a period of five years.
She had been prescribed Estrace, an artificial synthetic estrogen medication, with results that were fair to none along with undesirable side effects.
I performed an extensive review of her history and medical records to find no hormone testing. Laura submitted several salivary samples over 30 days to check for deficits or imbalances in progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, the hormone DHEA.
Her results were quite revealing; the balance between estrogen and progesterone was significantly compromised with too much estrogen and not enough progesterone.
This imbalance can be aggravated by chemicals in our environment called “xenoestrogens” that have potent synthetic hormone-like effects. Commons sources include non-organic animal proteins and dairy products, pesticides in conventional produce and plastics.
When the liver metabolizes xenoestrogens they become very toxic and have been shown to play a contributing role in the incidence of prostate, ovarian and breast cancer, as well as infertility, endometriosis and uterine fibroids.
I recommended a series of 6 weekly colon hydrotherapy sessions to support her liver’s detoxification capabilities while changing her diet and lifestyle to avoid sources of xenoestrogens.
Laura was prescribed bio-identical hormones to improve her brain function, reduce fatigue, eliminate hot flashes, spark libido and stabilize her moods. Over the course of the year Laura lost 30 pounds, became symptom free and experienced an increase in energy.