Natural Approach to Hormonal Problem

Posted by Jennifer (Chicago) on 04/26/2006

Hi, I have a question. I am looking for a natural approach to what I believe is a hormonal problem. I have been suffering from female hair loss (lost about 50% of my once VERY thick hair over the last 3 years), acne, and hirsutism, especially on my face. It seems to have gotten much worse in the last couple months. It could be polycystic ovarian syndrome, but my menses are totally normal, and my genetic background is very hairy. Thinking I may be producing too many male hormones, but my question is why, and what can I do about it naturally?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

Calcification or possibly fluorosis (too much fluoridated water) may be the issue. One way is to restore the ovary functions:

1. By reducing the calcification by taking magnesium and boron supplements. Magnesium is antagonistic to calcium. Boron balances calcium and magnesium, while removing fluoride (a condition of fluorosis). The other issue is the restoration of pH by taking more citric acid and sodium bicarbonate. For example, say 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid + sodium bicarbonate twice a day once in the morning and once in evening. The citric acid or citrates (sodium citrate) will chelate out the excess calcium while the sodium bicarbonate will restore or alkalize your blood pH, thus reducing the calcium buildup. Drinking more water will help but it is necessary to drinking dechlorinated water. Get a water dechlorinator, the ones that remove chlorine from your drinking water. They are usually available in aquarium and pet shops. The other thing that causes the body's build up of precipitation and calcification is caused by the undue heavy metal buildup in your blood. When this happens, the body's blood tends to buildup into a precipitate much like blood failing to hold the nutrients and drop out of the solution, and in this case can accumulate. As such, taking EDTA orally daily will help reduce this heavy metal buildup restoring the blood colloidal solution normally.

2. Improve circulation by the use of antioxidants such as vitamin E. This will also restore ovary function and I found vitamin E to be most helpful. However, vitamin C should also be taken, but in the form of sodium ascorbate.

3. Possibly restoration of adrenal problems by taking licorice extract should help restore some hormonal functions.

4. DHEA might help as this is consider the mother of all hormones. Most supplements will give you about 25 mg. but for women, I think 5- 12 mg might be safer. It is important to avoid all GMO (soybean), insecticide, plastic bottles, etc. as these are pseudoestrogen and may cause harm to normal hormonal functions. It is also important to stay away from vaccination, (yearly or others) as these might have hormonal chemical that causes the body to attack against its own hormones. Taking some kelp, fish oil, seaweed, or glyconutrients should help restore many of the problems you are currently having.

Replied by Arlene

Comment on the woman with too much male hormone: Women make male hormones first, then the female hormones. I am surprised that you would recommend DHEA which could make her symptoms worse. Cholesterol is the precursor for prenenolone which is the precursor to all the other hormones. Calcium D-Glucarate helps eliminate clogged estrogens in the body. Flax meal, diindolylmethane (DIM) and EFA promote the creation of the female hormones from the male hormones. This would help her lower her male hormones and reduce the hair growth. Thanks for the interesting info.

Replied by Lynde

You have PCOS. Polycystic ovarian Syndrome. Try Chasteberry.

Best of luck!

Replied by Anon

Also avoid chocolate. If you must have it you might better tolerate raw cacao powder or nibs which have retained the flavonoids. Garlic helps my pcos. Green tea, as well. Maca seems to be a good alternative to chocolate. Liccorice root tea is relaxing. Fresh ginger with fresh lemon. Valerian. Hopps. Black cohosh is amazing for pms. Look into turmeric for hair removal. Kefir for mpb hairloss, possibly. Tryptophan/bananas/raw eggs/oats. It gets better.