As an "older" woman who has navigated through the years without prescription drugs, with no major health issues, and even through "the change," I feel like I might have some useful advice to offer women who want to remain healthy into their older years as well.
I will be updating this page with articles and personal testimonies, as well as product recommendations that I have found useful myself. Check back soon!
Take Your Vitamins
I could tell so many stories about vitamins, including people who survived the winter of 2017 unscathed while everyone around them was sick as dogs. Never before have I seen more comments on facebook of people lamenting, looking for advice, or asking if they are the only ones who have had the same cough for four weeks...and they aren't. Influenza hasn't been the only issue; some sort of stomach bug has gone around as well. Schools are closing because so many students are sick. It has been unreal!
If you are properly supplemented, you won't catch everything that goes around. And as an added benefit, you will also help prevent other diseases, including cancer. Since we have done pretty well this winter, I'll share what we are taking. (I did have something before Christmas where I had a fever for a few days, then a cough for a few days, and that was it. That is how healthy people handle "deadly" viruses!) You can click on each bottle to learn more about these.
We take the Life Force 2-4 times per day, and the Vitamin D/K 1-2 times a day (for 5,000-10,000 IU Vitamin D). We all had Vitamin D tests in early fall and were already low in Vitamin D, so we also periodically take a 50,000 IU Vitamin D as well.
I'm not saying you have to take these vitamins. I'm saying you need to take good vitamins in order to stay healthy. People are so nutrient deficient that they are at risk of dying from influenza. I've literally seen pictures of grown "healthy" adults laying in a hospital bed on life support. From influenza. This is ludicrous.
Before you do ANYTHING for your health, you should be making sure your cells are nutriented properly!
Natural Hormone Replacement
The first thing I feel I need to add to this page is what I know about hormone replacement. It seems by my age, many women have already had hysterectomies. I am not one of them, so my advice on replacement after hysterectomy is limited. However, Organic Excellence, where I purchase my natural progesterone cream, can help answer any questions you might have over the phone. Here is my testimony and more information about hormone replacement.
Most women probably realize that disposable pads and tampons haven't been around forever, but most of us don't take the time to really wonder what our grandmothers and great-grandmothers used to absorb their menstrual flow. The environmentally conscious are probably well aware of all the available options, and know where to buy them, how to use them, and how to care for cloth pads or menstrual cups. Where do you fit in?
I just learned about menstrual alternatives in 2003 and my opinion of cloth pads vs. menstrual cups has changed for personal reasons, which I will share. Learn more about Menstrual Alternatives
You don't have to be "older" to suffer from vaginal infections, but I've noticed that they are more likely to occur during hormonal fluctuations such as during or after menstruation. I believe this is partly because of a pH change caused by blood, but also by imbalances in the body (probably caused by too much sugar, or candida). Regardless, I have found the perfect solution for vaginal infections and it doesn't require a trip to the doctor! Learn more about conquering vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis.
Most cleaners have some sort of undesirable chemical in them, and the best way to work around that is to make your own non-toxic cleaners. It's easier now more than ever before, and most use items you already have around your house. Learn more about making your own non-toxic cleaners.