Natural Remedies

MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS

Peruvian Maca

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Maca Root is a Peruvian plant that boosts strength and energy. It is particularly helpful in hormone balancing and revitalizing lost libido for menopausal women. Available in powder form or elixir, maca root has virtually no side effects (though a small # of women report mild gas with the powder version.) A couple of our original goddesses swear by it. For more info or to order, please visit The Maca Team. They source non-Gmo, organic maca root from Peru. (I personally like the elixir!)

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Bar and Girl Naturals

Deliciously SuperFoods for Women 40+

These mini bars are rich in superfoods and additionally may promote hormone balance and reduce menopause and perimenopause symptoms. These mini bars contain maca, wild yam, nuts and other superfoods that not only nourish but help with hot flashes, decreased libido, and sleep problems.  Check out their website here:

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Relizen is a non-hormonal, natural remedy made from a Swedish pollen extract. Clinical trials have shown it to be highly effective (up to 90% in some cases) in reducing hot flashes. This extract has been available in Europe for 15 years and has helped over a million women find relief from flashing. I only wish it had been available when I was suffering from them. (If you want copies of the clinical trials, click the “Contact Us” button on the home page and request them.) Oh and side effects? Same as a sugar pill.

Order it here:   relizen.com

LadyCare

Most of you know that I am a HUGE fan of anything that has no side effects and is a natural treatment for hot flashes and other manifestations of The Big M. Ladycare is a UK based company that has just begun offering its non-invasive, alternative therapy for menopause in the US.
Basically, it is a magnetic device worn in the pelvic area.  Clinical trials in the UK showed 33-67% of women reporting significant reduction  or complete relief from hot flashes and myriad other Big M symptoms using this device. Although I was skeptical when they sent me one to try, I am now a believer. I wear it all day and all night. (Note: It took about a week or two of wearing it to reach maximum effect for me.)

 

 

Hot Flash Eliminator

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Hot Flash Eliminator’s healing effects come from a number of exotic flower essences, further energized with Reiki energy. Because it contains no phytoestrogens, it is safe for use by those with cancer, MS, or those taking estrogen suppressing drugs such as Tamoxifen or Evista.

Taken under the tongue, it relieves hot flashes within 15 seconds or less. (How I wish I’d had this when I was having those self immolating flashes years ago.) And get this, the Willow-Glen Folks offer a money back guarantee.

– See more at: https://www.menopausegoddessblog.com/?s=hot+flash+eliminator&submit.x=0&submit.y=0#sthash.eE0I5Dea.dpuf

 

HORMONAL BALANCE

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EstraCool™ is a non-hormonal supplement that features Lifenol®, a patented hops extract that reduces hot flashes and other discomforts associated with menopause. In addition to alleviating menopausal discomforts, this synergistic blend of ingredients also supports bone health and cognitive abilities while providing all day energy.

Learn more and/or order:  click here

ESTRO-SYNC

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Estro-Sync is an all natural herbal formula that helps with menopausal symptoms. So many women can’t or are unable to take hormone therapy, yet need relief from the myriad manifestations of menopause. Estro-Sync is one of the best products we know of for balancing hormones naturally.  Remember to allow two weeks or more for any natural supplement to take effect. We have not tried this supplement – if you do, let us know how it works for you.

Buy it here


EMERITA.COM

Emerita is a woman’s natural health products company that we recommend highly because we LOVE their products. We are lucky enough to have Sharon Macfarland, the former CEO of Emerita, as one of the core group of Menopausal Goddesses. However, we’d have availed ourselves of the Emerita line even if we didn’t know her.

Emerita’s Pro-Gest Natural Progesterone Cream and Menopause Plus Herbal Formula (soy free) are also one of the best products we know for hormonal balancing during the Menopause Transition.  They also feature a terrific line of skin care and sexual vitality products. And their cooling lotion can stop a hot flash in its tracks; I keep a bottle by my bedside and one in the car.

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ONA’S NATURAL PROGESTERONE CREAM

We’ve not tried this particular brand of cream – we didn’t know about it when we needed it most. Ona’s cream is the highest concentration on the market. She has a very helpful comparison chart on most commercially available natural progesterone creams on her website. I’ll let her explain more:

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Based in Long Beach California, Ona’s Natural Progesterone Cream LLC was created in the year, 2012. My role, as founder of Ona’s Natural Progesterone Cream LLC, is to ensure my vision and high standards by overseeing company operations.

Ona’s Natural Progesterone Cream LLC was created to fill a need, which I and many others have. Before starting this company, applying the amount of progesterone cream that I needed, daily, was a lot of work, expensive, very messy, and often with many ingredients that I was allergic to.

For me, to obtain a more concentrated form of progesterone cream was by “prescription only” and was quite costly. However, Ona’s Natural Progesterone Cream is formulated to be both a great skin cream that goes on easily and absorbs quickly, with no fragrances or any other unnecessary additives.

Customer satisfaction is my primary goal. I keep prices down by providing free shipping and including sales tax in the final price. I have a 110% return policy and make sure that customer service is excellent. The price you see, is the price that you will be charged and a purchase is only complete, when “you” are satisfied. Finally, you may try a free sample, to see if my cream is truly right for you.

Freshness is very important, so I ensure that each bottle is within a few weeks from its manufacture date. Inventory is kept in cold storage, until it is packaged and shipped.

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PRODUCTS OF NATURE

The very first natural progesterone cream I ever used was Natural Woman by Products of Nature. When I was first beginning my menopause transition, I was suffering hot flashes and insomnia. Lei-Venus dragged me to our local health food store and bought me my first jar of the magic potion. It was a godsend. Within 2 days, I was sleeping through the night again. They say to allow 2 weeks for effect, but it sure didn’t take that long for me. And if you order three jars, the fourth one is free.

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The active ingredient in this supplement is – surprise, licorice root. Turns out that licorice root is a phytoestrogen. Who knew?
A recent study conducted with 90 women showed that licorice root is effective in reducing the frequency and severity of hot flashes. In fact, licorice showed approximately a 90% reduction of severe hot flashes while the placebo only showed less than a 10% difference. After 8 weeks the test group stopped taking licorice which resulted in hot flashes going back to their original levels, confirming that licorice is effective.   (No, you can’t get the same effect by eating pounds of licorice candy. Sigh.) You can try it risk free for 60 days.

CRILA FOR MENOPAUSE

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Crila is a natural, non-estrogenic herbal remedy from Vietnam which has shown promise in studies in reducing and relieving menopause symptoms. We have 2 goddesses trying it right now and are awaiting their reports on effectiveness.

Find out more on their website: Crila Health.

More on Crila from Menopause Goddess Blog here:  https://www.menopausegoddessblog.com/2013/11/15/reduce-hot-flashes-and-night-sweats-with-crila/

INSOMNIA

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Sambrosa Nighttime Syrup is a natural blend of herbs and honey that can facilitate a restful night’s sleep. This product has been available in Europe for quite some time and now they have expanded to the US, thankfully. Thr formula contains honey, aniseed oil, California poppy, eucalyptus, hops, passionflower, thyme, and tragacanth.

For more info or to order:   click here

LIBIDO / SEXUAL VITALITY/VAGINAL HEALTH

Genneve Natural Lubricants

Genneve natural lubricants help us with daily vaginal health as well as extra lubrication for intimacy. They contain no parabens, sugars, hormones or fragrances and are water soluble. I tried the products and loved them. You will too. Check out their website and be sure to sign up for their blog: the G spot. I recently did a podcast for them answering a slew of great questions. Check it out on their site soon. Here’s the link:  Genneve

 

NeuEve

NeuEve vaginal suppositories were developed by Renjie Chang, MD, OB-GYN to treat vaginal dryness , atrophy, and vaginitis. She created it and tested it on herself. All natural formulas come in 3 strengths for severe vaginal atrophy (painful intercourse), a regular formula for mild dryness or after recovery from severe atrophy, and a formula for maintenance once moisture has returned. All natural ingredients include palm oil, sunflower wax, tapioca starch, lecithin, lavender oil, orange oil, and vit E. I tried the Level 1 formula called Silk and I’m a believer.

She also has a product called NeuEve cream for vulvar itching and dryness. It really works – I can attest to it.

Find out more on the website: NeuEve.com

EMERITA.COM

Emerita’s Natural Lubricant is most like our own. And they have a wonderful warming lubricant called Oh!  Their herbal libido formula and topical response cream are very popular, especially helpful when desire takes a holiday during the Big M.

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MAE BY DAMIVA

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Has sex been uncomfortable, even downright painful? Does your vaginal feel dry? Have other products left you feeling messy or full of chemicals? Many women feel the same way as you do. This Canadian company surveyed thousands of women and that’s why they made Mae by Damiva, an all-natural vaginal suppository.

Mae by Damiva is formulated to a balanced pH of 4.5, with homeopathic ingredients in a plant butter base.

You can count the number of ingredients in Mae on your hand! Five, cinqo, 5, cinq, need we say more.

1. Homeopathic amounts of Calendula (marigold) for itching and inflammation

2. Homeopathic amounts of Hamamelis (witch hazel) for itching and pain

3. Sucrose is natural sugar

4. Cocoa butter (same as in your chocolate) is a soothing butter that is also used in hemorrhoid products

5. Kokum butter (also known as mangosteen) provides a luxurious feeling

None of the goddesses has tried this yet, but I’m (Lynette)  going to be the first. It’s only available online in the US – readily available in stores in Canada.  Check out the Damiva website for more info.

 

Moon Maid Botanicals

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I flat out love Moon Maid Botanicals natural salves. I use the Vital V daily and the Lover’s Lube for intimacy (coupled with either Aloecadabra or Emerita personal lubricant. For me, more is better!) These salves are so nurturing and they are made with all natural ingredients. If you want vaginal health and intimacy, you can’t afford not to have them. They sent me a couple of samples and I’ve been hooked ever since.

More info and ordering can be found on their website:  http://www.moonmaidbotanicals.com/Womens-Products_c_7.html

 

 

 

ALOECADABRA
Aloe Cadabra is a natural personal lubricant, made as the name suggests, from 95% organic aloe. It’s a wonderful adjunct to intimacy for the menopausal woman (and I just love the name.) I alternate using this one and Emerita’s Natural lubricant.

Lubrigyn

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Made with the finest quality botanical ingredients and free of harmful additives, Lubrigyn features a silky, non-greasy lotion for daily feminine care, hygiene and comfort; and a rich moisturizing cream that soothes, protects and lubricates.

Unlike conventional soaps and body washes, Lubrigyn Lotion cleans “by affinity,” which means it draws out impurities with natural oils instead of harsh ingredients or harmful lather. This method of cleansing safeguards and nourishes the hydrolipid film that protects the delicate skin around the vagina. This keeps you feeling comfortable, confident— and sexy.

Lubrigyn products are doctor recommended and Italy’s #1 choice in feminine care.

We tried these products, and WOW. So wonderful. (And they even have wipes, which we took camping with us – fabulous!)  Love the idea of cleansing without soap – and they are conveniently available at CVS stores.

Find out more on their website:  http://www.lubrigynusa.com/