"Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women"-  July 2004 -

Holistic Medicine

Holistic Medicine

DISCLAIMER: Choosing a holistic approach to medicine means choosing personal responsibility for your health care. "The Healing Path" offers an option to use herbal supplements and energy healing to develop and improve health. It is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician.
Wild Yam
Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

Could we talk about HRT (hormone replacement therapy) for women? Every day, it seems, you hear about studies warning against the risk of uterine and breast cancer associated with HRT. It seems you get just enough information to worry you but never enough to help you make an informed decision. I have some very strong views on this matter and I’ll be glad to share them with you. You don’t even have to twist my arm.
You can learn a lot from what the studies don’t tell you. The reports don’t tell you but I will. The hormones used in these studies are animal based hormones such as Premarin or Prempro. They are collected from pregnant mares that are catheterized the entire eleven months of their pregnancy and kept in a small stall, barely five feet wide. This medicine is acquired at great expense and suffering to these animals. If you are sensitive to the subtle energies, you know that this suffering doesn’t just stop there and magically turn into something that is good for you. No, it is passed on to you, the user, not to mention all the other hormones present that we may or may not need. The truth is, we just don’t know.
It is not my wish to strike fear and loathing in your hearts but rather to shed light on this topic. I am not against HRT because there is a very viable alternative to these animal-based hormones and they are…plant-based hormones. If you choose HRT ask your doctor if the prescription you are receiving is animal or plant based and let it be known that you are only interested in a plant based product. Some herbal recommendations that I suggest are Chaste Berries, Damiana, Black Haw, Wild Yam and Dong Quai to name a few. Of coarse there are other choices such as Black Cohosh and False Unicorn, but these herbs are fast becoming endangered so I suggest using the former, more abundant herbs.
Or better yet, you can purchase my herbal tincture “Wise Woman's Way” on the “Products” page of this website. It is made using phytohormones; better known as bio-identical hormones.
I hope this has taken some of the fear out of HRT. For those of you making this choice, I hope this knowledge will assist you in making an enlightened decision along your path to good health and vitality.
Love and Light, Lori

Wise Woman's Way

Wise Woman's Way

Wise Woman's Way
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Wise Woman's Way

Wise Woman's Way is for women who want a safe and ethical form of hormone replacement therapy. There is no animal cruelty involved in the formulation of this tincture. It is made from safe, plant based hormones in their natural form.

* Are you having Heavy Menstruation (Menorrhagia)?
* Do you have Trouble Sleeping, Hot Flashes or Night Sweats?
* Have you been concerned with the health risks involved with animal based hormone therapy?
* Do you want an HRT that is cruelty free?
* Are you going through menopause or have you had a hysterectomy?
* Do you become dizzy with hot flashes?
* Do you have excessive cramping during your menstrual cycle?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may benefit from adding Wise Woman's Way to your daily supplements.

Alternative uses of Wise Woman's Way
Reduces nervousness and sleeplessness
Promotes respiratory health
Stimulates digestion and intestinal health
Blood Purifier
Restores libido and memory

Wise Woman's Way is a hormone balancing formula. Wild yam with a precursor of steroid hormones called diosgenin that allows your body to normalize hormone levels.  The phytoestrogens in dong quai and blessed thistle work with the body's natural estrogen regulation. Whole herb black cohosh, damiana, hops and vitex have normalizing effects on estrogen and progesterone levels. Licorice, ginkgo and supports adrenal function. Siberian ginseng and burdock are adaptogens that increase energy and normalize the body’s systems.

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