“Reshape Your Body” Seminar with Dr. Pearlman

On Wednesday night, the ladies from femMED attended Dr. Jennifer Pearlman’s “Reshape Your Body” seminar.  It was the first in a series of speaking events that Dr. Pearlman and her staff have begun to host for clients and those interested in learning about the different ways to improve their overall well-being as they age.

When we arrived, we were greeted by staff, and invited to mingle before being shown to an intimate seating area for the presentation.  There were lots of delicious, nutritious gluten free treats for guests to snack on throughout the evening. We particularly LOVED the caramel popcorn. So yummy! We also loved the gift bag featuring samples from the PearlRejuvenation product line – we just couldn’t wait to try them when we got home.

Dr. Pearlman and her staff covered topics including the affects of different foods on your gut and digestion, the importance of melatonin and better skincare, sleep practices and the impact of fluctuating hormones during major life milestones such menopause.

Our big takeaway from the evening is that it’s never too early to start making long term health decisions about how you will care for your body, and it’s never too late to start making better life style choices.  As well, women need to learn that it’s  alright to start spending time and money on themselves!

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Hormonal Imbalance in Women and Fibroids

Is there something that will help shrink or get rid of fibroids?

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumours or growths of the uterus. They are very common – about half of women have fibroids, and in many cases they go undetected until they grow large enough that they cause symptoms such as urinary frequency, pelvic pain or heavy bleeding during menstruation. Fibroids usually grow slowly and in most cases treatment is not necessary. Fibroid growth is stimulated by estrogen, so they eventually shrink and go away when women go through menopause. If your fibroids are causing you discomfort there are a few things that you can try to shrink them:

Diet – eat more cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel spouts. They contain compounds that help the liver detoxify estrogen. Choose organic foods to avoid pesticides ingestion (pesticides can act as endocrine disruptors and worsen estrogen dominance).

Supplements – Hormone Balance by femMED helps to correct hormonal imbalance in women resulting in estrogen dominance. There is also a product called Breast Health that contains calcium D-glucarate and indole-3-carbinol and these ingredients assist in the detoxification and elimination of estrogen.

Acupuncture can help relieve pelvic pain and swelling and it also reduces stress (stress can be a contributing factor to hormonal changes that worsen fibroid symptoms).

Exercise regularly to reduce stress and maintain a healthy body weight. If you carry excess body fat, that can serve as a reservoir for estrogen.

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Hormonal Imbalance in Women and PMS

Can you suggest supplements for PMS and painful periods?

For those women looking for a more natural way to relieve their PMS and premenopause symptoms, there are several botanicals that have been evaluated for use in PMS and pre-menopause. Some of these natural health products work by correcting the hormonal imbalance in women and other products reduce symptoms by non-hormonal mechanisms. Overall, these botanicals may be used to effectively balance hormones in the body and help alleviate PMS and premenopausal symptoms such as cramping, bloating, mood swings and breast tenderness. femMED Hormone Balance contains six ingredients that help provide PMS and pre-menopause symptom relief. The ingredients include: Saw Palmetto, Chastetree Berry, Milk Thistle, Scullcap, Red Raspberry and Wild Yam. For cramping, Both Red Raspberry and Wild Yam have muscle relaxant effects which may reduce physical cramping felt during PMS and premenopause.

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