Natural Hormone Balance

Natural Hormone Balance

Charlotte Test, ND, MH, CNHP

First things first… A toxic liver can interfere with hormone balance!  A poor diet can as well.

  • Detoxification with Chinese Tiao He Cleanse.
  • Basic nutrition support.
  • Get to bed early!

Hot Flashes

Studies show melatonin is hypothermic (reduce body temperature).  It modifies the function of the thyroid and adrenal cortex.  It is for short-term use only.  It can also help men with prostate enlargement/inflammation/infection.

o   Hot Flash Massage – 10 drops Clary Sage, 10 drops Geranium, 5 drops Lemon mixed with 50 ml Super GLA.  Massage onto abdomen.

o   Hot Flash Spritz – 6oz. distilled water, 4 drops Clary Sage, 3 drops Roman Chamomile, 3 drops Geranium, 1 drop Pine, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lemon

Excess Progesterone

Use estrogenic substances for balance:

Excess Estrogen – pesticides can contribute to this

Tonify Uterus

Puberty –  to help stop the crankiness and provide hormone balance for boys and girls

Heavy Bleeding

Could be from excessive estrogen, deficient progesterone, low thyroid, physical problems with the uterus such as endometriosis.

Cramps – slight cramping is normal, due to release of oxytocin

  • Magnesium
  • Ginger
  • Yarrow
  • Dong Quai
  • Cramp Relief
  • Detoxify the liver


PMS – there are five types of PMS (A, B, C, D, H) 2

General, for all types – Magnesium, B6, GLA, Zinc

Type A – high estrogen/low progesterone: nervous tension, irritability, mood swings, anxiousness, quick start of period, heavy, clotting. Liver congestion.

  • Detoxify the liver – Chinese Tioa He Cleanse
  • Progesterone cream – Pro G Yam cream
  • B6, Magnesium, GLA, Monthly Maintenance

Type B – high progesterone:estrogen ratio: stressed, mood changes and irritability, aggressive rather than depressed, weight gain, swelling of hands and feet and breast tenderness.

  • Vit C with bioflavonoids.
  • Reduce sodium (salt)
  • Include a natural diuretic such as celery or Juniper berries in your diet.
  • Kidney support – Kidney Activator, JP-X

Type C – low prostaglandin production: food cravings (chocolate, sugar), hypoglycemia, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations.

  • Licorice root
  • Super Algae
  • HY-A
  • Magnesium
  • GLA

Type D – low estrogen:progesterone ratio: depression, cry easily, memory problems, confusion, insomnia.

  • Magnesium
  • Detoxify heavy metals, especially lead.
  • Chinese Mood Elevator
  • Super GLA
  • SAMe

Type H – Elevated aldosterone: fluid retention, bloated abdomen, breast tenderness, weight gain. Too much sodium and/or alcohol in the diet.

  • Diuretic herbs – Kidney Activator, JP-X.
  • Vitamin E
  • GLA
  • Magnesium
  • Black Cohosh
  • Soy

What else can you do?

Avoid synthetic hormone use such as in birth control.  There is potential for harmful side effects.  There are safer alternatives.  If using them for balance you may be masking a problem that can be resolved by getting to the root cause such as toxic liver as mentioned earlier.  Avoid excessive consumption of sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, and unhealthy fats such as trans-fats found in hydrogenated and partially hydrogenate oils.  Don’t totally avoid fats and cholesterol in your diet.  Just chose healthy sources of them.  You need these to manufacture hormones for your body to function in balance.  Don’t forget to drink plenty of purified water (I recommend distilled) and get proper exercise!

Breast Health?

Yes, there is such a thing.  The steroid hormone, estradiol (your body’s strongest estrogen) is released by your ovaries and it binds to receptors in your breasts to increase cell division.  Harmful xeno-estrogen can also bind to these receptors because there is a similarity between xeno-estrogens and the natural ones that we make.  All steroid hormones are derived from cholesterol.  Estrogen, though, is unique among the steroid hormones because it has a phenol as a component.  Testosterone and progesterone do not have this.  What can be the problem with this?  Xeno-estrogens such as petrochemical by-products (organo-chlorines and pesticides), which get into the food chain also have a phenol component.  These chemicals can be found in much of the food we eat and eventually concentrate in our own fat.  What does this mean for your breast health?  When these xeno-estrogens bind to the receptors in your breasts, this blocks the receptors from your own natural estrogen.  The effects from these xeno-estrogens binding to your receptors can include the development of breast and uterine cancer in women, testicular and prostate cancer in men, infertility in both women and men, and changes in the reproductive and hormone systems not only of adults, but of unborn children too!

To avoid this problem a healthy diet of organically grown foods is a must.  However, these chemicals are in our environment, meats that we eat, water we drink.  Some healthful things you can do to protect yourself from their effects include adding fiber in your diet since it absorbs toxins.  Add antioxidants to your diet which includes vitamin C, E and beta-carotene, and the minerals magnesium, zinc and selenium.  Take the proper calcium for your pH*.  Herbs providing phyto-estrogens can help as well as non-GMO organically grown soy in small amounts.  Breast Assured is a nutritional product I carry that you can take to help protect your breasts.  Breast cancer does not need to run in your family.  Every woman has at least some risk.

Extra TidBit

How does Wild Yam work?

Wild Yam does not contain progesterone nor does it convert to progesterone in the body.  However is does contain a substance called diosgenin which is used to product synthetic progesterone.  This may provide the body with a substance to manufacture progesterone.  Wild Yam is also antispasmodic making it useful for cramping during ovulation or periods.  It’s also anti-inflammatory.

Please realize the information in these pages is for your educational experience and to provide you opportunity to further explore healthful benefits for your own health and wellness.  This information is not meant to diagnose, cure, or treat diseases nor replace prescriptions.

*For info on pH please contact me.

Charlotte Test, Naturopath


  1. Melatonin Extra # 2830-4

    1. Helps promote the body’s natural sleep rhythm; Possesses antioxidant properties and many benefit the immune system.



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