“My hot flushes are gone since my last visit to you, but I am sure I am still going through menopause?”
My client Leila couldn’t believe her lucky stars that she had been able to sleep all night, without a hot flush.
She was worried that ‘menopause’ was going to throw something else at her, perhaps high blood pressure this time, or brittle bones.
“I know many women who cruised through menopause, it’s not something you need to dread. Now that your hormones are back in balance, you have nothing to worry about.” I assured her.
Health is about balance.
Menopausal symptoms are always caused by two things:
- The wrong ratio of saturated and unsaturated oils in the body.
- Mineral deficiency.
Before the 1950’s women didn’t suffer through menopause as they do now.
Our ancestors ate dripping, lard, butter, and coconut oil.
All this changed after the 1950’’s.
Until the 1950’s paints and varnishes were made of soy oil, safflower oil, linseed, and flaxseed oil.
Then chemists discovered that they could make paint from petroleum, and it was much cheaper.
As a result, the huge seed oil agribusiness was stuck with a surplus of plant oils.
Around the same time, farmers were experimenting with poisons to make their pigs fatter with less food. They discovered that corn and soybeans worked well without other poisons.
This is how the crops that had been grown for the paint industry entered the stockfeed market.
It wasn’t long before the same oils were promoted as healthy foods for humans.
How did they hide the fact that these fats are actually fattening?
They cooked up stories about the dangers of cholesterol while extolling the virtues of polyunsaturated plant oils.
The rest is history.
Since the 1960’s we have been ‘stuffing’ ourselves with margarines, corn, soy, safflowers, sunflower, cottonseed and canola oils.
In the 1970’s there was another big change.
We went from ‘meat and vegetables’ to ‘fruit and vegetables”.
Suddenly everyone had to have fresh fruit and fruit juices every day.
Unbeknownst to us, this surplus of fructose also turns into bad oils inside our bodies, creating all the same problems that we get from vegetable oils.
How are these polyunsaturated oils toxic and how do they make us fat?
The fact is that these plant oils are toxic in themselves.
The plants produce oils for protection, as well as to store energy for the germination of the plant seed.
When animals eat the seed, the oils block the digestive enzymes in the animal’s stomach, and the seeds come out ‘undigested’ or whole at the other end.
Once they drop into the ground, the seed will germinate and grow a plant.
As you can see, these oils are damaging to our digestion.
The enzymes our body needs for digestion are destroyed by these seed oils.
These enzymes are also needed for the production of thyroid hormones, clot removal, and boosting our immune system.
When we eat these oils, the risk of abnormal blood clotting, inflammation, immune deficiency, shock, early aging obesity, and cancer is increased.
Since unsaturated oils block protein digestion in the stomach, we can be malnourished, even when we have a healthy diet.
All systems are damaged by these oils because once they are consumed by us, they heat up to body temperature inside the tissues of our bodies, and they oxidize.
This is to our body like rust is to a car.
We begin to suffer aches, pains, and inflammation, and we become extremely tired.
These plant oils cause three kinds of damage:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Immune system deficiency
- Oxidative damage
These polyunsaturated oils block the secretion of the thyroid hormone.
They also block the movement of the thyroid hormone in the blood and the tissue response to this hormone.
When the thyroid hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased levels of oestrogen.
Elevated levels of oestrogen may cause mood swings, hot flushes, and cancer.
The thyroid hormone is essential for making the protective hormone progesterone and pregnenolone, so these hormones are now lowered.
These vegetable oils also suppress the immune system.
Immune suppressant intravenous injections used by organ transplant recipients are often nothing more than these plant oils emulsified with water.
And thirdly, these oils get rancid when exposed to air.
This can also happen inside our bodies where is it nice and warm.
Free radicals produced in this process react with parts of cells, such as DNA, causing abnormalities of structure and function.
Even if you don’t cook with these oils at home, you are still at risk of getting premature aging, inflammation, clots, hot flushes, cancer, obesity, fatty liver, and hardening of the arteries, by eating out.
Vegetable oils are used in restaurants and bakeries.
Think pastries, croissants, fish and chips, margarine, mayonnaise, biscuits, cakes, all processed and packaged foods ….. even many health foods or organic snacks often contain canola or sunflower oils.
What can you do?
Eat butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and meat fats.
These are saturated oils, which means they are stable.
Their molecules have all the hydrogen atoms they can hold, and saturated fats and oils protect you from premature aging and degenerative diseases.
Take enzymes with each meal.
If you eat out or buy processed foods, you may need to take two or three enzymes with your meal.
Many of our clients thrive on the Ultimate Vitality Boost package.
If you feel like you are a car that has done too many miles without maintenance, are overdue for a comprehensive check-over and service, and want to prevent a breakdown, book in with Pete for a Complete Health Analysis.
Pete will take your blood pressure, pulse, resting and standing heart rate, blood glucose, urine-specific gravity, surface tension reading, and a urine dipstick.
All in all, Pete takes 26 tests, does calculations and ratios, to get the ‘dirt’ on you, and together with you, he works out a plan of action to get you back to peak performance.
If you want to balance your energy and take a deep dive into your subconscious mind, book in for a diagnostic session with us here.
Ring our friendly team on 03 64283007; we are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 9 AM until 5 pm.
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