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Old 04-18-2004, 02:15 PM   #16
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Hi guys!

I'm menopausal and feeling perky to the max! I credit peri-zappers from the book "Before the Change" by Ann Louise Gittleman. I've been on them for about a year and I feel like a 30 year old again (but my inner brat's only 15. heh heh).

I used to have mood swings, brittle thinning hair, brain fog, insomnia, acne ( !! now THAT's a shock to hafta go through AGAIN!!), hot flashes. You name it. These days I've got energy to burn, improved concentration, sound sleep, the best skin of my life, and my hair's coming back.

Can't beat that with a stick!

Run, don't walk, to the nearest library/book store and check this book out. You won't be sorry. I promise.

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charli
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what are peri-zappers??

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Old 04-18-2004, 02:34 PM   #17
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Hi guys!

I'm menopausal and feeling perky to the max! I credit peri-zappers from the book "Before the Change" by Ann Louise Gittleman. I've been on them for about a year and I feel like a 30 year old again (but my inner brat's only 15. heh heh).

I used to have mood swings, brittle thinning hair, brain fog, insomnia, acne ( !! now THAT's a shock to hafta go through AGAIN!!), hot flashes. You name it. These days I've got energy to burn, improved concentration, sound sleep, the best skin of my life, and my hair's coming back.

Can't beat that with a stick!

Run, don't walk, to the nearest library/book store and check this book out. You won't be sorry. I promise.

best wishes,

charli
203/146/146 on the Fat Flush Plan for life
age: 50, menopausal and perky. Veddy, veddy perky

oh sorry, just saw your answer: where do you get these things??

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Old 04-18-2004, 03:37 PM   #18
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Re: When menopause is "over" do the symptoms go away?

Peri-zappers? Health Food store, mostly. You should read the book first (I'm sure your local library has a copy), so you know how much to take for your symptoms.

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Old 04-18-2004, 03:57 PM   #19
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Peri-zappers? Health Food store, mostly. You should read the book first (I'm sure your local library has a copy), so you know how much to take for your symptoms.

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Old 04-19-2004, 03:43 AM   #20
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Re: When menopause is "over" do the symptoms go away?

But you would have to read the ingredients, as I think I read somewhere that flax oil or seed is part and parcel.... and soy of course me thinks, but I am probably wrong. I checked out stuff like that in WalMart (the mineral supplements and anything that related to menopause I read..... I am so glad it works for you Charli and all the others..... with TD I guess things may be a tad diff though I still do not understand why.

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Old 04-19-2004, 07:21 AM   #21
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But you would have to read the ingredients, as I think I read somewhere that flax oil or seed is part and parcel.... and soy of course me thinks, but I am probably wrong. I checked out stuff like that in WalMart (the mineral supplements and anything that related to menopause I read..... I am so glad it works for you Charli and all the others..... with TD I guess things may be a tad diff though I still do not understand why.
I'm going to take a flyer here and assume that "TD" means 'thyroid disease.' Peri-zappers WILL work for folks with thyroid problems, but they may take longer to work or may need to be adjusted in dose. Peri-zappers as written, assume a normally functioning thyroid:
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The function of the thyroid gland is to take iodine, found in many foods, and convert it into thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid cells are the only cells in the body which can absorb iodine. These cells combine iodine and the amino acid tyrosine to make T3 and T4. T3 and T4 are then released into the blood stream and are transported throughout the body where they control metabolism (conversion of oxygen and calories to energy). Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism. The normal thyroid gland produces about 80% T4 and about 20% T3, however, T3 possesses about four times the hormone "strength" as T4.

The thyroid gland is under the control of the pituitary gland, a small gland the size of a peanut at the base of the brain. When the level of thyroid hormones (T3 & T4) drops too low, the pituitary gland produces Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) which stimulates the thyroid gland to produce more hormones. Under the influence of TSH, the thyroid will manufacture and secrete T3 and T4 thereby raising their blood levels. The pituitary senses this and responds by decreasing its TSH production. One can imagine the thyroid gland as a furnace and the pituitary gland as the thermostat. Thyroid hormones are like heat. When the heat gets back to the thermostat, it turns the thermostat off. As the room cools (the thyroid hormone levels drop), the thermostat turns back on (TSH increases) and the furnace produces more heat (thyroid hormones).
When the thyroid function is off, then the peri-zappers must be adjusted, too. It's a bit of a double whammy, really. I mean if your thyroid hormones are whacko and your female hormones are whacko (ie, perimenopause! LOL), it will take some focused effort to ameliorate the symptoms. Here's a little more info that might help:
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"There is some confusion regarding the goiterogenic nature of flaxseed oil and flaxseeds. Flaxseeds do contain a substance known as cyanogenic glycosides which can suppress thryoid activity IF the seeds are untoasted. Toasted flaxseeds and those found in FiProFlax (which are toasted via infra-red heat) do NOT present this kind of problem. Flaxseed oil does not, either."
I hope this info helps, Bonnie!

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Old 04-19-2004, 03:03 PM   #22
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charli - question for you from me.

(and others who may be intersted)

Peri-Zappers. you have explained to me so much, yet I am not fully understanding. If you have reached 'ta da' menopause like I have been now for 3 years taking a supplement for the perimenopause would be not done would it?

I think if I had of known about them when I was in that phase of this mess, it would have done me great. (at that time, I was not truly diagnosed with thyroid disease) so I am betting it would have helped ease the crying jags, I went on, I never really had serious mood swings, just anger at my 'womanly lot in life' hahah BUT NOW?

Is there something to take along those lines, suitable for someone like me, should I ever have to have a surgical proceedure to elimate this pesky thing which has come to my court!?

I am not having any symptoms and feel great other than the thyroid stuff, and of course this newest problem or should I say glitch in my life.

Bonnie

 
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Peri-Zappers. you have explained to me so much, yet I am not fully understanding. If you have reached 'ta da' menopause like I have been now for 3 years taking a supplement for the perimenopause would be not done would it?

I think if I had of known about them when I was in that phase of this mess, it would have done me great. (at that time, I was not truly diagnosed with thyroid disease) so I am betting it would have helped ease the crying jags, I went on, I never really had serious mood swings, just anger at my 'womanly lot in life' hahah BUT NOW?

Is there something to take along those lines, suitable for someone like me, should I ever have to have a surgical proceedure to elimate this pesky thing which has come to my court!?

I am not having any symptoms and feel great other than the thyroid stuff, and of course this newest problem or should I say glitch in my life.
Ahhhhh...got it Bonnie, thanks. I missed the part where you were no longer having any peri or menopausal problems. I was confirmed menopausal in October and I'm still taking some peri-zappers along with progesterone cream (for hot flashes that haven't stopped ). I thought you were still experiencing some hormonal symptoms, too. I have no clue how long I'll be taking some of this stuff.
I gotta say, though, that since I started following the Fat Flush Plan (also by Ann Louise Gittleman), I've not only lost weight but feel Soooooooooooo MUCH BETTER!! My joints don't ache, my hair's stopped falling out, my skin glows (not in the dark, though! heh heh), sleep like a baby and I feel 10 years younger. The FFP incorporates many of the peri-zappers (like GLA, flax seed, magnesium) and it's such a healthy way to eat.
Up until this time I had never really "gotten" that you truly ARE what you EAT. (just put me down as a slow learner ) So I guess I'm saying if you have insomnia, a spare tire, etc., you might look into ALG's books. At her website, there's a forum board and I've seen many folks with thyroid problems reporting success there. I'm a confirmed nutritionist fan these days.

best wishes,

charli
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:48 PM   #24
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Re: When menopause is "over" do the symptoms go away?

Do the per zappers contain any form of soy? If so, those with TD must avoid it.
I'm wondering because I have TD.
Also, I'm not clear, are these good for those who are post-menopausal? I haven't had a period in five years.

 
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Can someone please help me regarding the estrogen & ovaries. I had my uterus removed in 1990, went through menopause in 2000. Recently, I've started with aching in the area of my ovaries that comes & goes, crying jags, anxiety, scared feeling, etc. I had read that since I still have my ovaries (I'm 57), I am still producing little amounts of estrogen. A Drs. assist. told me today that I'm not. She seemed uncertain as to what was causing the problems so ordered an estrodial test. What do I need to do to find out if this is coming from my ovaries & is all "hormonal"? Thanks for any help!
ummmm .... i'm no expert, but it seems to me it you still have your ovaries, you still have hormones, don't you? don't ovaries produce hormones? your uterus is the little sac that the baby lives in (or not ), and altho' you haven't had periods (b/c the ovaries produce hormones that make the inside of your uterus slough away -- your period -- but you have no uterus), you still have ovaries --- thus hormones? a medical assistant perhaps is not the right person to ask -- a gyn-guy (or gal) would be better ... you should see a doctor ...

just a thought (never had a hysterectomy) ...
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