View Full Version : Help..raw to balance hormone levels?
04-27-2006, 04:04 PM
I am helping one of my best friends go raw for 30 days hoping that she will LOVE it and stay raw in order to improve her health and help with hormone and fertility issues. I know that raw will improve all areas of health, including hormone levels, but does anyone know of or have experience with anyone with fertility issues and hormone imbalances going raw and having a succesful pregnancy? I suggested that she take Maca, and I REALLY hope that she will embrace this new way of eating, if nothing else she will lose weight, improve her health and look great. But I know that she is hoping to balance her hormones she she can do IVF again. Any imput or suggestions are welcome!
04-28-2006, 03:53 AM
Maca is good for balancing hormones.
04-28-2006, 06:13 AM
Annie Jubb mentioned that in the last Audio I listened too. She recommended very small seeds as hormone balancing. Flax Seeds being the best, sunflower and so on. The key is to grind them up before using.
I am peri menopause and I use Maca with great success. SInce going Raw my symptoms have totally disappeared.
04-28-2006, 06:57 AM
thank you for the info! I will pass it along to her.
I am eager to balance my hormones too....My PMS seems to be worse since I have been all raw??? I dunno why?? How can I take MACA and what is a great brand that I can get at the HFS? Is it a liquid, powder, etc..
Thanks so much!! I am eager to balance out too...though I am 34 and want to be pregnant w/in the next 3 yrs hopefully:)
I have taken Black Cohosh in the past and Evening primrose oil tabs but no permanent success.
04-28-2006, 08:11 AM
Make sure you are getting your B-12 methylcobalamin. That may be the reason you seem to be PMSing.
Here is a link about B-12 discussion on this board.
Could anyone tell me what hormone imbalance is and what happens? What are the symptoms?
My doctor said I may have a hormonal imbalance. I know nothing about it.
04-28-2006, 12:43 PM
Another thing to help with fertility is to get regular acupuncture. There's been a few studies recently that show how acupuncture helps to double IVF success rates. I've done acupuncture for a few people with fertility, and besides improving hormones, it also helps to decrease stress. That's a big deal when going through the treatment. (Also, of the three women I've done acupuncture for, we've had 100% success! Two women have healthy babies, and the third lady is now 9 weeks pregnant.)
04-29-2006, 01:46 PM
Does anyone know the correct dosage of Maca to be effective (or the maximum) and should this be taken daily? Does it have to be powdered form or can the capsules work as well? Any specific brands/sellers?
04-29-2006, 01:48 PM
I don't know about maca per se' but I do know that eating all raw, helps with fertility, so does just relaxing about it all, and letting it happen naturally, instead of forcing it, with temperatures, hormones, doctors, fertility clinics, etc.
04-29-2006, 02:14 PM
I'm trying to relieve PMS symptoms which have gotten worse recently since on raw. Mostly my depression becomes worse & I physically I feel ill.
04-29-2006, 02:53 PM
As a traditional remedy 2-10 grams (2,000 - 10,000 mgs) of powdered root or capsules daily. Maca is a food (it's a tuber) so using 1,5000 mg. of maca daily, may not produce the results that Maca is famous for. Traditionally, herbalists have recommended Maca for:
Menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, dryness and depression.
Stimulating and regulating the endocrine system.
Reguating and normalizing menstrual cycles.
Stimulating fertility in both men and women.
Stimulating the immune system.
Increasing energy, stamina and endurance.
Enhancing libido, treating impotence.
Revitalizing seniors, mentally and physically.
All of this information came from the book, "Native Food & Medicine of Peru - MACA - Adaptogen adn Hormonal Regulator" By Beth M. Ley, Ph.D. It'a a little paperback that the health food store carries for $4.95. I found it interesting reading. :cool:
Hope this info. from the book helps!
04-29-2006, 07:49 PM
MiaBee, thanks for the info. :)
04-30-2006, 07:36 AM
Yes, thank you so much. I have passed the info on and hope that she has luck with it.
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