I would never buy an over the counter hormone without expert advice.
The closest thing I come to is phytoestrogens like flaxseeds, and it's something you can't really take too much.
We have been taught by the medical establishment that a pill can fix our symptoms, but I'm a firm advocate of taking nutrients from whole foods.
But since carrying a container of bone broth everyday is not really convenient for most of us, how can we get supplements like calcium, vitamin D, and fatty acids without breaking the bank while avoiding adverse side effects?
As Dr. Sharzad Green says, "It's better to do it scientifically rather than shoot in the dark."
Dr. Green is a pharmacist who received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona in 1990. For the past 20 years, her practice has been laser focused on women's health and integrative medicine.
And in today's episode of The Best of Menopause Movement Podcast, we're going to talk about Supplementation for Menopause Part 1 and answer your questions like:
Should I really eat dairy?
How often should I take melatonin so I can sleep through the night?
Should I be careful with my collagen intake?
And much more.
During the podcast, we start off talking about permission, and how we are programmed to wait for permission as women PLUS:
• How we have a relationship with ourselves first before any other person
• The use of lubricants and FabuVag
• Supplementation and menopause
• The sheer volume of options on the drugstore shelves and online
• How marketing attempts to drive our behavior (and that may not be the best thing)
• Early perimenopausal symptoms and what they mean and why expert advice is so important when it comes to your health and supplements
• The role influencers on social media play in our decisions as consumers
• How paying for expert advice might actually lead to an increase in your bottom line when it comes to supplements
• The danger of over the counter hormone supplementation
• Specific symptoms like insomnia, memory issues, bone health, and saggy skin and the ways we can supplement to help them
Tune in today and find out your supplement options for better health!