by Lawrence Wilson, MD
October 2011

Menopause is the cessation of the menstrual period in women. It occurs when the female hormone levels drop below a critical value needed to produce the normal cycle of ovulation and menstruation. It is not due to running out of eggs, as some authorities claim.
It occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 in many women. At times, it occurs much earlier. This is a sign of ill health in almost all cases. Occasionally it is due to stress, such as deficient diets, vegetarian diets, or too much exercise.
Menopause is not a disease and should not cause symptoms. If a woman has symptoms, they can be corrected with a nutritional balancing program in most cases rather easily and quickly. DO NOT USE hormone replacement therapy or products such as Amberen. These are toxic and somewhat dangerous in all cases. These remedies are discussed in more detail below.

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