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7 Keys to Balance Hormones & Manage Menopause

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Learn more about how to naturally balance hormones and manage menopause on my website here: https://draxe.com/10-ways-balance-hormones-naturally/?utm_campaign=Live-May-2017&utm_medium=social&utm_source=youtube&utm_term=balancehormones Hormones — such as estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin — are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs including your thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles and pancreas. The entire endocrine system works together to control the level of hormones circulating throughout your body, and if one or more is even slightly imbalanced it can cause widespread, major health problems. In this episode of Ancient Medicine Today, Jordan Rubin and I share foods, essential oils, herbs, spices, nutrients and supplements to help naturally balance hormones and manage menopause. Subscribe to my channel for more natural health remedies! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJoshAxe/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjoshaxe/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/draxe/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjoshaxe --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more? Sign up to get the Dr. Axe Food Is Medicine e-newsletter, sent out a few times a week: https://draxe.com/subscribe-to-newsletter/ *This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe, and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Axe nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.
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Bethany Smith (3 days ago)
Amanda Doran (4 days ago)
Isn’t soy absolutely f*****d through genetic modification ???
Michelle DiNovo (7 days ago)
Dairy especially, and all animal products, are scientifically proven to cause many illnesses and diseases....especially dairy and eggs. The only studies that say otherwise, are those sponsored/funded by the animal agriculture (dairy, egg etc.) industries, who are also in bed with big pharma. Watch "What the Health" for a starting point, on Netflix, or FREE on WatchDocumentaries.com. Don't believe what I say, do your own research, and always include logical common sense when determining the truth, and who has reason to lie....Usually just follow the money...and don't think govts. have your best interests at heart either.
Horizon Daily (8 days ago)
I started menopause at the age of 37. So hard to effectively deal with all the changes.
Bluetopaz L. (21 days ago)
Thank you for helping us. The pharmaceutical industry is about making money and well ppl don't generate money. I want to thank you for giving me info to help myself. Can you pls do something similar on polypharicutical and the the liver and how to fix the liver. Thanks again and God bless.
One of the symptoms at the very top of the list that you did not mention; “anxiety”.
Dorean Heurtelou (1 month ago)
OMG. I just did a google search of Black Truffle mushromms and its $80 for 2 oz on Wiliams Sonoma. SMH guess i wont be buying that anytime soon............
Lisa Pastor (1 month ago)
How much of these things do you need to consume to really make a difference?
Mena Orsi (1 month ago)
You have to give a vegetarian replacement for bone broth
Dakota Fleming (1 month ago)
Pregnenolone from wild yams is very helpful...energizes and no more brain fog
Vickie Peoples (1 month ago)
Will it help me get my period back
TiMalice2009 (2 months ago)
Clary sage and geranium essential oils smell sooooooo good.
TiMalice2009 (2 months ago)
My microbiome testing said no dairy, sauerkraut etc. I can have sprouts, no cruciferous.
Mary Hein (2 months ago)
When you speak of balancing estrogen and progesterone. What if I'm post-menopause and my body just isn't making these hormones any more? Is my body still making them?
Meena Blaggan (2 months ago)
can apple cider vingear help??
Maureen Grener (2 months ago)
Investing in bio identical hormones~~~~here comes the boomers!
Sandra Wilson (2 months ago)
Soy and corn no good no matter how prepared.
Son (2 months ago)
I'm from UK and I need help I've got adrenaline fatigue and I'm in my menopausal at 53 and all the symptoms that you have exposed or what I'm experiencing can you not at least give me some things I can use buying products from America snot easy one they never turn up to when they do you have to pay custom charges on top of what you've paid for post and packaging + paying for the product that is an extortion and I can't afford that
PosiFwd (2 months ago)
jamie souza (2 months ago)
Where can you get black diamond truffle? Am I looking for a powder?
Sunethra Dissanayake (2 months ago)
Thank you 🙏
Family First (3 months ago)
Do you have anything for panhypopituitarism?
Reina Macarena (3 months ago)
Okay, is taking all of this a good idea for female health and if it is, who could afford all of this?
ResQmomKim (3 months ago)
Where in the world are you supposed to get "truffle"?
Corina Domocos (3 months ago)
Corina Domocos (3 months ago)
ART (3 months ago)
epidemic?wth ?
Leanne Thompson (3 months ago)
Thank you so much for this information. It is invaluable...!!
Deborah Maragopoulos FNP (3 months ago)
With my menopausal patients, I find that supporting their hypothalamus with phytonutrients is the key to balancing their hormones.
Sybil Shelton-Ford (3 months ago)
Please stop saying “aging”. EVERYONE is aging!
Sonia Polidoro (4 months ago)
Great videos, thank you!! How to use the oils please?
Susan Sackrison (4 months ago)
Sprouted ground flax is best for me!
Susan Sackrison (4 months ago)
Only four years between my first menses and first baby. Hope that is my ticket to no breast cancer. Of course I also eat super healthy.
Powerline Health (4 months ago)
Great Video - Thank you so much for this. The herbs of Menopause and peri-menopause are so helpful to know. I did not know the value of the Mushrooms so that is extremely helpful so that I can help others. Again - thank you for helping so many...
Sandra Comstock (4 months ago)
I'm so overwhelmed...I keep trying different foods, essential oils, supplements, and I am active and healthy otherwise...the hot flashes are so severe that I swear I am cold and sweating hot at the same time! Ugh!
Marlene Hyatt (4 months ago)
I have fibrosis.can I take collagen. Thanks for help 🙏🏾 god bless you both
Pauline Robinson (4 months ago)
The only thing that helped me with going through the menopause was black seed oil, and eating a healthy diet with no junk food or sugar.
Alana Clarke (4 months ago)
Just found out I'm Peri menopause. I'm 41 in a few days so this is devastating news for me. Please I need advice on what to use now.
Shikha Shrivastava (5 months ago)
Lovely,it is amazing to see that 2 young man r talking about manaupouse. Very nice information. But I am suffering badly and healthy can't take care my own.
Sharon Smith (5 months ago)
Excellent Video
Karen Neumann (5 months ago)
Bio identic hormones are always better than synthetic... they prevent cancers.. synthetics are are nightmare.
J London (5 months ago)
,,, FYI .. reshi is bitter -- but -- if you add it to good - real hot coco  ( low / no sugar .. or sweeten with raw honey )... mmmmmm ....  .. coffee , coco & reshi  also
linda Day (5 months ago)
There is so much information in the video which is great, but I don't know where to start. It would be expensive to take many of the suggestions. I'm wondering about the best herbs, supplements, essential oils for menopause.
LLT LLT (5 months ago)
Liars. You guys dont talk about parasites. That’s why people or woman have all the issues. You guys are just plain wrong about many of your advise tips. Just an echo valley with other ignorant alternative health gurus. Only watched to see what lies you gubers were saying. Axe just echos what others say. People need to read medical research to get the best information. Like scholar google and pubmed. Many other sources too. You’ll get direct info instead of hearing that fermented foods will heal the body is just plain false when one is sick. Lactobacillus acidophilus shows to cause severe illness in some cases of people taking it in the hospital. Go research it. You’ll find it. So stop probiotics and fermented foods if your not well. I’d suggest never eating those and many other recommendations these 2 are suggesting. Parasites are an epidemic in the usa. You won’t hear that on any channel, but Hulda Clark is the best resource. She is passed now but has books that will educate you on what to eat and what to eliminate. For example: no lily family veggies: garlic, onions. Also, if you want agrobacterium which is a horrible bacteria, then eat organic, grass feed beef, bone broth and chicken. Chicken eggs are ok. These guys don’t give you this info. Sad. They only study the basics and reverb what they hear on the cutting edge market. Which you have to ask why they want you to eat them. What’s the motivation. If you want to know how to heal your self with food then understand what parasites metabolize for food. No fibers like they promote and no probiotics. No acacia fiber, galactan or other on the market fibers. Plus, the cellulose in supplements feeds the parasites. Just yuk and stop feeding them and they will die off. Some essential oils are great but they don’t even mention ginger or clove. Those and some others are essential to kill the bad bugs and parasites.
pilatesyogataichifit (5 months ago)
1) Actually, every woman (or human) is aging... 2) Flaxseed has been shown to increase intestinal inflammation (also true in my experience). 3) Bone Broth is not suitable for anyone with a histamine issue, which is related to liver inflammation/toxification and most perimenopausal women have liver detox issues too. 4) Fermented foods are not suitable for people with SIBO... probiotics may be better. 5) Cruciferous veggies are good, but if your oestrogen is low... how is that going to help? 6) Soy depresses thyroid function and many perimenopausal women have some measure of hypothyroidism 7) Sprouts... not sure if red clover is a good idea when you are perimenopausal and/or estrogen dominant? 8) "Everyone has PMS"? Really? Some women never have any PMS at any time in their lives and some only start noticing some PMS-like symptoms when they hit their my mid-40s... 9) Bone health depends on progesterone too, not just estrogen! 10) Any menopausal and perimenopausal women will have low progesterone... and if your doctor confirms this, even after the measures mentioned above (particularly vitex), why not have some progesterone cream to reduce those bothersome acute problems ... of course, on a cyclic pattern, and not too much. I appreciate these two doctors' help and information but I really think it is easy for them to talk, they are men after all! :-) I mean... saying "just use the right food"... of course, that is very important, but some of us are already doing all the right things, yet we still have unwanted symptoms, our doctors are not helping, saying "it is a natural phase, get on with it!"
clara merchant (6 months ago)
An epidemic of memopause! hahah
Heidi Scarrott (6 months ago)
Geranium EO is a great essential oil too, especially for making a woman feel more “feminine”. It’s great mixed with Clary Sage or Chamomile EO..
Aurora Aura (6 months ago)
i hope this can cure my dysmenorrhea naturally 😢
Yvonne Wilcox (6 months ago)
Thank you for this video (as well as the wealth of information in all of your videos). Though early, this is something I am going through. Well, peri-menopause. Another thing I'm going through is called Aspergillosis (it's a fungus ... for me, in my lungs). ~ I believe there is a holistic approach to fighting this chronic disease. Do you know more about it? I would love a well informed video from you both.
Anna Marie Zoghby (5 months ago)
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ashley coggins (6 months ago)
What would say if I told you I'm 33 and have craniofringiomy and no pituitary, chirosis of the liver (fatty liver), and pulmonary artriovenous fistula and have premenopausal and trying to make a lifestyle change lose weight and get fit I drink my acv everyday twice a day
lea powell (6 months ago)
I drank bone broth tonight and ground flax seed
Natalia Gousseva (6 months ago)
Warning! This is a long one. It seems if you created this video just to tease me. Ha-ha. I am a food scientist and technologist and qualified chef and I love cooking (or should I say loved, my depression makes it less enjoyable these days). I am good at creating new recipes and just created an “estro-inspired” by you (too bad you hate cooking so it’s no gift to you). But I am a real mess when it comes to managing my menopause my way. Although, I have to admit to making some progress lately by just learning a lot about it. However, it’s not near enough. Healthcare in Canada does not help it either, I had to wait for 6 months just to get to see a gynecologist when I was suffering pain in my low tummy. Waiting 6 months for an appointment? It’s a drag. And then you are given a 10-minute consultation, forget the attention to your “menopausal needs”. I have a better luck with my ND now and, hopefully, together with her, we will straighten my journey (loved your comment about the journey). She is an aspiring ND in her late 30s, gorgeous, as we all are at that age, and she certainly doesn’t want to lose it. So, we are learning together, I guess. She is learning from her patients in a way too. I am, just like yourself a learning nerd, one degree after another. Need lots of vitality to continue doing that. So glad I've discovered your University. And there is a project looming inspired by you which makes an outlook on menopausal years so much brighter. One problem though. You know, Barbie, I am tired of you. I go to bed with you, I wake up to you. Meno this, Meno that. Barbie this, Barbie that. It is like going for a walk along a rushing mountain river, the air is so fresh it makes you feel tired. But I cannot stop walking. Your videos are also addicting like chocolate candies. I’d have one and think, it’s enough for today, but then I keep going for more until I feel overexcited from all that chocolate. Yes, I am tired. But I am learning a lot and learning is always tiresome. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. And to all participants in the discussion, it's like a classroom each time you come here.
Eve Augustine (7 months ago)
Tell us real things,that we could get, not things we don't know, you guys are not to helpful
Vanessa ruiz-bonilla (7 months ago)
No mention of Macs root. I've hear it's great for menopause symptoms.
angel herrera (7 months ago)
question whats the diference beteen bone broth and collagen
Cathy Cuizon (7 months ago)
what kind of test can you take to know your estrogen and progesterone levels? what is the normal level for women age 40+?
Anita Taylor (7 months ago)
Also, where can you find magnesium oil?
Anita Taylor (7 months ago)
Hello Dr. Axe, I would like to know as a woman who DID NOT have children would my estrogen levels be higher than a woman who has had children? Thank you. Merry Christmas!
kterbo (8 months ago)
I really like the other Dr., easy, clear, and seems genuine. Who is he???..... Axe talks too fast for me, or is it he doesn't breathe between his points.
ronda thomas (8 months ago)
This was AWESOME INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am 47 and started my cycle at barely 12 years old and quickly was diagnosed with endometriosis and that has always completely controlled and taken over my life. I now have a long list of health issues even though I went to the gym 5 days a week and ate really healthy. I have extreme problems with hormonal imbalances and even some hormones that on test results are at 0. I have really bad thyroid and adrenal problems..gut issues etc. I really believe in all things natural. I had all these tests done by a naturopathic dr. I am also dealing with really bad estrogen dominance. I appreciate this information very, very much. Thank you for making this video and helping me understand better.
Pat Giddings (8 months ago)
I'm 74 why am I still having hot flashes? What can be done, or what should I take. My Dr won't do blood workup for my hormones, Thank u Dr. Axe
Marisela M (9 months ago)
What about maca root powder? Its adaptogenic from what ive researched...is it not good for us women?
Anastasia E. (9 months ago)
The hormones now found in meat and dairy is likely the culprit as to why we are going through puberty so much earlier. And getting breast cancer because you had a kid later on? What sort of illogical nonsense is that? Following that up with talking about a family history of breast cancer just points to the fact that it's most likely hereditary rather than because you waited to have children. And bone broth is not at all necessary for anyone. Besides the fact that it only really contributes salt, potassium, and maybe collagen, is the very reason you should just supplement potassium or collagen. Just because one of these doctors pushes bone broth because of some wacky theory that will soon be disproven, doesn't mean it is essential for anyone to do it. The paleo diet is pushed by people who pretend to know what they're talking about, and they're full of it, too. I've only watched the first few minutes and already you're annoying me. So any supposed benefit you get from bone broth can be easily had in a number of other ways. I wonder if this doctor sells the damned stuff on a website or something. What a load of crap.
Batdeyah p (9 months ago)
What about being a vegan what can you use
TRUTHANDTIME Bebe (9 months ago)
You will never find your cure here... Fact...
TRUTHANDTIME Bebe (9 months ago)
Pituitary thyroid parathyroid adrenal thymus pineal gland herbs.. All natural all work.... Don't shove isolated chemistry i.e. supplements into your body... Detox and stop eating dirty foods. Check out DR ROBERT MORSE for true healing.... https://youtu.be/_SWFnnnh-W0
TRUTHANDTIME Bebe (7 months ago)
Anita Taylor.. Your welcome ☺
Anita Taylor (7 months ago)
Nice thanks Bebe
Gloria Hester (9 months ago)
What at 60 do you think about calcium magnesium zinc supplementation?
EarthAngela (9 months ago)
Thank you for this. So much great info here. For those of you crying over the format or not being able to see the white board, they are showing the lists on screen, duplicating everything they have written on the board. So you can screen shot those moments.
Richetta Rush (9 months ago)
You guys are awesome.
Penny C (9 months ago)
What is the quantity per day (1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup?) that will make it beneficial to consume to have a noticeable difference in hormonal health? flax seed ? bone broth? fermented foods? sprouts?
whiggygirl (9 months ago)
I'm 35 and in Premature Ovarian Failure. My oestradiol is sky high so anything with soy is no good at all for me. I also cannot have dairy as I'm intolerant, and I suffer recurrent shingles so I cannot have bone broth or large amounts of seeds and nuts due to high arginine content. I also suffer Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Hypothyroidism. What should I do? I'm trying desperately for years to get pregnant
Susan Wells (9 months ago)
I currently take Ashwaganda, should I add Holy Basil? Can you take both or should you?
TINA ESPI (9 months ago)
Hi dr. Axe I'm a little confused because I was told that eating any kind of soy is bad especially if you have endometriosis fibroids cysts and in balancing of of women hormones estrogen if you have too much estrogen I heard so he was bad so I'm just a little shocked that you didn't state that I guess you're talking about just females that don't have any of those symptoms
muscles 777 (9 months ago)
How about flaxseed for men
Julie Diaz (9 months ago)
I have read over and over that Black Cohosh is bad for your liver. What are your thoughts on that ?
When I went through perimenopause (i.e. the time from when estrogen levels start falling and things begin to get a little weird) I struggled. I then created a plan to help me and OI've shared it widely since. You are very welcome to get a download of it now www.debsdevries.com. It's not dependent on any herbs, because I can't prescribe - although if you can get a good naturopath to check your needs, they can make a difference for a lot of people. Follow the plan for 30 days and see what happens - I've had very good results with it. Read more REPLY
Dellena Jones (9 months ago)
Can you please show the bird by itself so we can screenshot it. And or take a pic. Thanks. Love the channel
Linda Bohannon (9 months ago)
Age 12 and 1/2- age 21 first child- BF- ;infertility lost 2- 2nd child at age 26- then almost twins at age 30- but quak doctor didn't think i was preg- then killed them and almost me- had to see new doctor who got me into d&c- proving i was pregnant 6 months! Had most problems after that- but another surgery to cure- fix- problems from the miscarriage- any how- always on time through age 47 when i thought menopause was starting- i had stopped same time many meds- so i went several months no per- i am estrogen dominance- i am 57 now finally got to menopause this year- i had a fibroid removed in February- they wanted me to have a hysterectomy but i was not having issues that made any sense to go through drastic surgery- learned by losing weight your estrogen will go down and give progesterone chance to balance itself- its been slow- but i-must be doing something RIGHT- lost 27 since March- dropped dairy-
Linda Bohannon (9 months ago)
Dairy bad
Linda Bohannon (9 months ago)
Allergic to mushrooms
Linda Bohannon (9 months ago)
I took dong quai to cure my infertility in my 20s
Linda Bohannon (9 months ago)
I used Bilberry
Ena Gog (10 months ago)
Can I mix ashwagandha, saw palmetto, dong quai and evening primrose? Can i take all of this supplements?
Jones LeFae (10 months ago)
What if you are vegetarian?
9021999 1 (14 days ago)
Usually vegetarian and vegan women have better hormonal balance due to the increased intake of fiber.
Karen Neumann (5 months ago)
Fermented foods are good but non dairy. You dont need bone broth.
petra tuccino (10 months ago)
bone broth????????  wtf   omg leave the fkn animals alone #PlantPower #GoVeganFFS
Scorpio Princess (10 months ago)
LH and FSH high, and estrogen low. Taking vitex, maca root and milk thistle. I have red raspberry and clover to make tea but haven't used it yet. Any suggestions or changes I need to make? Licorice is super sweet!
Gloria (10 months ago)
what are some of the chain supermarkets that carry these items?
Saira Niazi (10 months ago)
Hi plz tell me i have imbalances hormones so i should take all three herbs and how long and how much i should take it. Thanks
Dorla Lake (10 months ago)
Dr. Axe this unbalanced hormone you two gentlemen talk about in these days young girls 8 and 9 years old starting their menstrual cycle days is not ture. I was born 1960 and I started my menstrual cycle at age 8. I started menopause at age 50. You two gentle men are several centuries behind in your data.
shehneela abdul (1 month ago)
They said recently they are seeing alot of young girls coming to them ..so u r centuries behind lol
Dchardinay Cole (2 months ago)
Dorla Lake Right i had mine at 10 i was in 5th grade
Roda Yeboaa (10 months ago)
Thanks guys
P Schaubhut (10 months ago)
What are your thoughts on pine bark extract ? I have never used it but read somewhere it was good for menopause?
dbedazzling1 (9 months ago)
P Schaubhut get something called opc 3. Main ingredient is pine bark extract. Look up shopdotcom/shamilashops
dbedazzling1 (9 months ago)
P Schaubhut are you speaking of pycnogenol?
Dan DePriest (11 months ago)
You didn't mention recovering from the effects of radical hysterectomy. My wife's doctor urged her to go ahead and remove her ovaries along with her pain causing uterus. She immediately began having problems including gaining 60 pounds in the last 5 years.
Gwennette Donahoe (11 months ago)
this was great info, thanks. I watch you everyday, have your book, love it can't do without it. At 64 yrs. old need it all....
Deana Hill (11 months ago)
Truffle in what form? Please let me know
Anita Taylor (7 months ago)
There is truffle oil.
Texas Honey (11 months ago)
Wow now i know what happened after i went off bc thanks to your info. Im so glad imoff it but still dealimg with the after/side effects. You guys are amazing! The things our doctors wont tell us wow
Debra Washington (11 months ago)
I'm been using so many supplement but still not feeling back myself.. This beginning to be too overwhelming for me. Is there one supplement with many of these key herbal supplements in it?
marion jones (1 year ago)
Do u sell these produces
Mary Sayre (1 year ago)
So many items. I can't take all so where should I start? Fantastic STATS and bone density. Tri aerobic and weight bearing. 55y post part-hyst 2005. 10+ yrs night sweats and sleep irritability. One year of peace and back to same. "?"
Sumaya Osman (1 year ago)
HI Dr J AXEY Dr now I am 50 wen I am 33 years I am mps my Doctor he's given to me medicine to take every month my menstrual comes back Tha questions I have is coming any problems if I tagged canteens?
Lina Draney (1 year ago)
How much and how to take all these suggested items?
Lina Draney (1 year ago)
Would eating the herbs rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano be of use instead of the essential oil?
sagilady 8 (1 month ago)
You can buy the herbs in the spice section in supermarkets. Can boil the ground spice herbs and drink as a tea
Kathy Frost (1 year ago)
Not sure about 2 young men giving advise for women in menopause. You will never know & can't imagine what women go through.Also the vast array of supplementation prescribed for this problem would send even a wealthy women broke. I understand that Dr Axe is promoting his bone broth but it is exceedingly expensive & beyond the reach of most women. Sorry guys you lost me & you didn't tell me anything that I hadn't already researched myself. The best things for menopause is cellular iodine & ginsengs.
linda andrie (1 year ago)
What about organic yogurt?
esquare69 (1 year ago)
I thought we weren't supposed to be eating SOY in any form. Why is fermented soy different? Please clarify. Thank you :-)
C Chew (8 months ago)
esquare69 They’re referring to natto(fermented beans) eaten by Japanese, especially the ones from Okinawa.

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