“This morning I was taking inventory of my menopausal body and this is what went on the ledger, sagging breasts, chin whiskers, and a smoker’s lip, but I have never smoked. How can your program help me?”
Joannie in Menopause
If you are in menopause and you have developed sagging breasts, chin whiskers and upper lip wrinkles, there’s more to come, if you don’t start doing something about it today.
In my last e-Class, I told you the story about how I had made a cactus garden for Vicky’s Grandpa, Victor.
I told you how I had spread our super dog, Sadie’s, ashes as I was planting.
Love had made this garden incredibly beautiful in one year’s time.
I want to tell you a little bit about Sadie.
One day I was watching our oldest child, Seth. He was but a toddler.
He was probably about 2 years old.
I was working at my desk and I had built a room for Seth to play in.
There was no furniture in it. It was strictly a safe room for him to have fun it.
I was absorbed into my work.
I looked over and Sadie was laying in the room watching Seth play with his Ninja Turtles.
I dug deep into what I was doing.
After a while, I looked over and there was no Seth.
There was no Sadie either.
I walked into the play room and I was baffled.
They couldn’t leave the room, because there was a little infant gate that blocked the rest of the house from the play room.
Just in case, I checked the rest of the house.
Seth or Sadie were not in the house.
I went back into his playroom and looked around dumbfounded. I checked the slider and it was locked, so there was no way he could have opened it and walked out into the back yard.
I checked the backyard anyway.
There were no signs of Seth or Sadie anywhere.
The feeling I had in my gut was a feeling I will never forget.
Everything bad goes through your mind.
Was he taken?
Dear God, please, please, please…
I ran outside.
I ran down one street.
I ran down the other street.
I started knocking on doors.
Neighbors that knew me answered.
I asked everyone that I saw if he or she had seen a little boy wearing Ninja Turtle shirt walking around with a dog.
No one had seen them!!!
I ran home, and perused the house one more time.
I opened the door that went into the garage.
I knew then, that I had to do the one thing I feared the most.
I had to call his mom, my wife, and I knew that I was in for a boatload of hurt.
I could hear her voice tremble as she asked questions.
This was in the days before there were cell phones.
I got a call waiting ding on my phone.
I told my wife to come home.
I answered the call waiting call.
This is your neighbor Tom.
Are you missing a small man.
My heart jumped for joy!
Wait! Tom lives like 3 blocks over.
That young man is over at my neighbor’s home. Tom said with almost a chuckle.
I’ll be right there!
When I went over there, Seth was playing with some toys on the living room floor.
I stormed in a gave Seth a hug and I started crying.
I looked over at Sadie and I was going to start screaming at the dog.
Tom’s neighbor saw that I was about to make a mistake.
Dave, I’d go out and buy Lassie his own pillow top bed.
Tom said that he was driving home from work, when he saw Seth nonchalantly walking on the sidewalk. Lassie was walking beside him.
Lassie? I thought.
Tom said that he was thinking this wasn’t right. It’s not everyday that you see someone wearing a diaper walking down the road.
Then he said that he had noticed that Seth was going to walk into the street and he panicked.
He said that Sadie had blocked Seth from going into the street and would use his nozzle to nudge him back on the sidewalk.
I cried harder.
He said he pulled over and Sadie diligently kept Seth on the sidewalk.
I hugged the man and then I went and hugged Sadie.
Sagging Breasts, Chin Whiskers, and Smoker’s lip
So what does this have to do with sagging breasts, chin whiskers and wrinkled upper lips?
All three of these symptoms are caused by decreased estrogen levels.
Especially abnormally low estradiol levels.
The problem is that most hormonally challenged women are overweight.
If you are overweight, supplementing with estradiol will cause you to gain even more weight.
If you are estrogen dominant, supplementing with estradiol will make you even more estrogen dominant.
The more estrogen dominant you are the more resistant your body will be to weight loss.
What is a hormonally challenged woman to do?
The secret is in Seth’s and Sadie’s story.
Estradiol is Seth
Progesterone is Sadie.
Estradiol will take off on you.
It will wonder where ever it wants to and make life dangerous and miserable.
Progesterone will keep estradiol on the right path.
This is what we had to do to keep Vicky on the right path.
- First she tested her progesterone and estradiol levels. We have written about the estrogen dominance test in the previous eClasses.
- From her hormone test she discovered that she was severely estrogen dominant. She had a P/E ratio of 36. The minimum ratio needs to be 200 to 1 according to research. She had to take action by improving her progesterone to estradiol ratio. She did this by using an OTC progesterone cream.
- As her P/E ratio improved she began to sleep better, felt much happier, more social and regained her ability to lose weight, but she noticed that she still had the signs and symptoms of low estrogen.
She came to me and she asked me a question that has a very complicated answer.
Vicky said. I really like what progesterone has done for me. I’m sleeping better than ever. I’m finally starting to lose weight with your diet. I am definitely happier and more social, but I am concerned about how I look. I’m aging faster than I would like. My skin, my hair, my femininity are all going in the wrong direction.
She then asked. What can I do to slow down the aging process? What can I do so I don’t look old?
Before I can answer that, you need to be educated in the 3 estrogens: I told her.
Grasshopper, progesterone keeps estradiol safe and going in the right direction, just like Sadie did with Seth, but if you want to know how to combat sagging breasts, chin hairs and a wrinkled upper lip, you must first watch this this video. Click on the Video.
Seth and Sadie escaped through the doggie door.
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