Dr Oz: Perimenopause Remedies
In this segment, Dr Oz introduced Dr. Wendy Warner, OB/GYN, to tell you how to get rid of the perimenopausal cycle that causes fatigue and weight gain. In the previous segment, he spoke about Disease Detectives with the new power to heal. Dr. Warner stated that when you come into her office, you get at least an hour of her time. (Longer if complicated issues.) Dr. Warner also said that she likes to ask many questions to get to the root of the issue and treat it properly.
Dr Oz: Perimenopause- Functional Medicine vs Traditional Medicine
Dr. Warner told Dr Oz that traditionally she was taught to treat perimenopause by dropping the estrogen levels that cause sleeplessness and hot flashes.
She figured that it had to be something else at the root of the issue. Perimenopause may be due to hormonal imbalance caused by a variety of issues, such as how you break down estrogen or even adrenal dysfunction (stress organs).
Wanda, an audience member, told Dr. Warner that she couldn’t sleep at night and she had hot flashes. She was also very moody. Dr. Warner stated that hot flashes were caused by an adrenal imbalance (stress). When stress occurs, chances are you’ll get hot flashes.
Dr Oz: Siberian Rhubarb Extract Supplements
- Siberian Rhubarb Extract Supplements: Take 4 mg once a day.
Dr Oz: Ashwagandha Supplements
- Ashwagandha Supplement: Take 500 mg twice a day.
You can take these products together and they are available at health food stores and online.
Weight gain: Belly fat causes you to make estrogen, which causes you to make more insulin and then causes inflammation that leads to more belly fat. (See the cycle here?) This inflammatory cycle causes you to gain weight.
Dr Oz: Menopause Survival Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup of Swiss chard
- 1 cup of green tea (make sure it’s cool)
- ½ cup of blueberries (antioxidants)
- 2 brazil nuts
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
Blend it together for a minute or two. They tried the drink and stated it was good. (Not sure I believed this one.)