Cold Hands and Feet
Cold hands and feet are easily treated with magnesium. Cold hands and feet are caused by restricted blood flow to the cold hands and cold feet.
Answer: The diameter of the arteries to the hands and feet is smaller.
Answer: The muscular sheath of the artery constricts the artery so that it is smaller.
Answer: Your body has a magnesium deficiency.
Answer: You have xenoestrogens present in your environment.
Answer: These xenoestrogens are herbs or chemicals that act like estrogen. The xenoestrogens are ingredients that are found in cosmetics and toiletries that are rubbed on your skin.
Answer: Quite the contrary, anything on the skin goes directly into the body and has 10 times the potency of anything that is eaten by mouth. For instance, nicotine patches and estrogen patches are routinely used to deliver nicotine and estrogen into the body. Therefore, laundry detergent, soap, lotions, conditioners, deodorant, and toothpaste all are absorbed into the body. Many of these products contain chemicals or herbs that act like estrogen, and are causing estrogen dominance or estrogen overload in the target person. So, ironically, it is more important to pay attention to what is put on the skin than what you eat. Typically, I tell my patients, "Don't worry about eating organic food or nonorganic food. Worry about the type of laundry detergent, shampoo, lotions, cosmetics and toothpaste that you use instead."
Answer: Yes, oral contraceptives are in part, xenoestrogens. The estrogen part of the oral contraceptives is a chemically modified natural estrogen. So, the estrogen in an oral contraceptive is not natural, but a synthetic modification of natural estrogen. It is no longer a natural estrogen, it is estrogen like. Oral contraceptives are known to deplete many of the B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, selenium, zinc, and the amino acid, tyrosine.
Deficiency in folic acid (B vitamin) will lead to anemia, birth defects, and cervical dysplasia. Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous lesion that that leads to cervical cancer. Without folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B 12 toxic amino acid, homocysteine cannot be metabolized into a more friendly methionine. Elevated levels of homocysteine lead to plaque buildup in the arteries and ultimately heart attacks or strokes. However, methionine is used as a building block for the body.
All these B vitamins are depleted by oral contraceptives. Vitamin B6 helps convert tryptophan into serotonin. The lack of serotonin is linked to being depressed. One third of women on oral contraceptives for up to five years suffered from depression. Serotonin converts to melatonin that helps sleep. Thus, oral contraceptives lead to insomnia. Vitamin C is also decreased in women taking oral contraceptives even the low dose pills. The decrease in vitamin C serum levels is from 30 to 42%. The zinc levels are also lowered. This leads to high copper levels and irritability and rage.
Women that got regular aerobic exercise resistance training increase their bone density by 1%-2% per two years. Women who did not exercise lost one to 2% of bone density per two years. Women who exercised and took oral contraceptives did not have an increase in bone density .
Finally, oral contraceptives deplete magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is associated with the tensing of the muscles, weakness, insomnia, anxiety and depression, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood pressure.
Xenoestrogens are chemicals and herbs and can cause a magnesium deficiency. They are found in the cosmetics and toiletries and laundry detergent. Magnesium deficiency causes a litany of problems that stems from the magnesium deficiency causing muscles to contract and tense up. The muscular sheathe around the arteries that feed your hands and feet constrict decreasing the diameter of the artery that feeds your hands and feet. Less blood flows into your hands and feet and your hands and feet are cold.
Your uterus is a muscular bag. When the uterus constricts, it causes cramping.
Your legs are made up of muscles. When the muscles constrict or tense up you get a "Charlie horse".
Your neck and shoulders are made of muscles and they can constrict as well giving shoulder and neck pain.
Your intestines are essentially a tube made of smooth muscle. When that tube of smooth muscle (intestines) is tensed up you get constipation.
Magnesium deficiency also leads to calcium deposition
Magnesium deficiency leads to calcium deposition in the muscles and tissues. This is why you'll see micro-calcification's in the breast. This is why you see a calcified uterus. This is why you have bone spurs. Magnesium goes down and calcium goes up. Calcium goes up so much that it deposits in the tissues.
Answer: I recommend my patients to take 400 to 600 mg per day of a chelated magnesium. I like to use magnesium citrate. I also asked them to avoid xenoestrogens, especially the ones on the skin. If the patient totally avoids xenoestrogens, after 2 to 3 months magnesium deficiency will disappear and the patient no longer needs to take magnesium. Topical progesterone may be used to balance out xenoestrogens that the patient does not remove from their environment. I also recommend and to take all good vitamin B 100. They can also take 20 to 40 mg per day of zinc chelate. The reason why it is important to eat a chelated mineral is that the absorption rate is 40%. A magnesium oxide or a zinc oxide absorption rate may only be 4%. Too much magnesium too fast may result in loose stools or diarrhea. So, I recommend the patient to slowly increase the magnesium and take it until the stools are too loose, or to bowel tolerance.
If you take the chelated magnesium to bowl tolerance or just before you get diarrhea, the bone spurs and calcium micro-calcifications will dissolve. It is the fast and easy way to get rid of calcium deposits rather than surgery.
Xenoestrogens the most important thing to do is to avoid them
Xenoestrogens are causing the magnesium deficiency which is causing your cold hands and feet. Thus, the most important thing to do their cold hands and feet warm is to avoid xenoestrogens. If you avoid xenoestrogens, then the magnesium deficient deficiency will go away in one to three months and you will no longer have cold hands and feet.
Answer: You must live a healthy lifestyle by changing all the things that touch your skin including cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos conditioners, and laundry detergent, since anything on the skin has 10 times the potency of what you eat by mouth.
Xenoestrogens are chemicals or herbs that act like estrogen. They aren't exactly estrogen. They are strange and weird estrogens that cause many female problems. A 326 page report published by the Environmental Protection Agency of Denmark showed two-year-old children are at risk from wide array of feminizing xenoestrogens in everyday items such as waterproof clothes, rubber boots, bed sheets, food, diapers, sunscreen lotion, and moisturizing lotion. They blame these ubiquitous chemicals for driving down sperm counts and feminizing male children all over the developed world. The Danish government concluded that a child could be at critical risk just a few exposures to high levels of these such as from rubber clogs, foods and sunscreens. Research at Rotterdam's Erasmus University found that boys whose mothers were exposed to PCBs and dioxins are more likely to play with dolls and tea sets dress-up and female clothes. Researchers at the University of Rochester New York found that boys born to women exposed to phthalates had smaller penises and other feminization of genitals.
Scientific experimental proof for xenoestrogens is undeniable. One investigation published in 1950 proceedings of the Society of experimental biology and medicine Lindeman and Burlington showed that DDT halted baby roosters from maturing into normal roosters. For 2 to 3 months, the investigators injected 40 baby roosters with DDT. The injected DDT did not kill the roosters or make them sick. The roosters looked like hens. The rooster’s testicles were 18% of normal size. The combs and wattles were small and pale.
There also natural and organic herbs that act like estrogen. For instance, in July 2006, pediatric endocrinologist Clifford Bloch, MD found three young boys with gynecomastia otherwise known as "man boobs". He tested their hormones in their blood and found them to be normal. This indicated that it wasn't a problem with their own hormones. Bloch learned that these boys had been using lavender oil and tea tree oil topically. Bloch recommended that the parents stop using these products. Within several months the gynecomastia disappeared. Bloch contacted Dereck Henley and Kenneth Korach of the national Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Derek and Kenneth exposed human breast cancer cells sensitive to estrogen to the lavender and tea tree oil separately. The lavender and tea tree oil made the breast cancer cells proliferate. In addition, they found that the essential oils also inhibited an androgen regulated gene. Henley noted that these oils possess both estrogenic and anti-androgenic properties.
Taking progesterone can balance out weak xenoestrogens, but can make your symptoms worse with your taking strong estrogens.
If you take natural progesterone, you can balance out a weak xenoestrogens intake. However, if you take natural progesterone and strong xenoestrogens together the symptoms will become worse. Also, it is possible that if you take natural progesterone and xenoestrogens together the progesterone may "work" for the first one or two months and then "stop working." It is also possible that if you take an herb that causes miscarriages progesterone, the herb will block progesterone at the receptor level and the progesterone will be impotent. If you completely eliminate xenoestrogens from your environment, you may not need progesterone in all.
The reason why this is true is because your body to protect itself from chronic estrogen intake will shut down its estrogen receptors sensitivity. In other words, you become less sensitive to estrogen with chronic estrogen stimulation. Progesterone wakes up the estrogen receptors and now you can see the estrogen where you couldn't see it before. Now, your symptoms become worse.
It is like going to a rock concert. Initially, the rock concert seems loud. However, after half an hour it's not so loud anymore. Your ears shut down to protect yourself against a loud noise. This is technically known as down regulation. Now, when you take progesterone your ears wake-up. The rock concert is loud again. Don't blame progesterone. Blame the rock concert.
What is a solution? The solution is to go to a quiet place and then take the progesterone. So, the answer is to eliminate xenoestrogens from your environment as much as possible, and then take progesterone.
Natural progesterone is not the same as brand name synthetic progestins. Brand-name synthetic progestins cause birth defects according to the physician’s desk reference. Natural progesterone does not cause birth defects. In fact, fertility medical doctors routinely use natural progesterone to stop miscarriage when they do test tube pregnancies.
Cold hands and cold feet are caused by decreased blood flow to the hands and feet. Magnesium deficiency caused by xenoestrogens causes constriction of the arteries feeding the hands and feet. The solution is simple. Eliminate xenoestrogens from your skin. Take natural progesterone. If you buy any product from us you will get a list of things to avoid to get rid of xenoestrogens from your environment. In addition, you will also get a list of products that are safe and free of xenoestrogens. This list and save product list is from the cumulative experience of 25,000 patients that I treated from 1999 to 2015.
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