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Bobbie Pallante
(704) 713-7145
2436 N. Sharon Amity+ #103
Charlotte, NC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Darlene Barnes
(704) 921-0079
11801 Harris Pointe Dr.
Charlotte, NC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michael Smith
(704) 708-4404
1212 Mann Drive
Matthews, NC
Company
Carolinas Natural Health Center
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Homeopath
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Anxiety, ADD/ADHD

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Colon Hydrotherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Life Coaching, Massage Therapy, Homeopathy, Nutrition Education, Pediatrics
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National Center for Homeopathy, American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Darren Holman, L.Ac, MAOM
(704) 942-5300
167 G South Trade St.
Matthews, NC
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Energy Healing, Herbology, Magnetic Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Qi Gong, Spinal Decompression , Traditional Chinese Medicine
Associated Hospitals
Holistic Acupuncture Clinic

First Choice Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(704) 379-7990
300 Billingsley Road Suite 108
Charlotte, NC
 
Catherine Simard
(704) 858-4803
942 West Hill St.
Charlotte, NC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jane A. Fitch
(704) 564-9797
Charlotte, NC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Michelle Dillon
(704) 708-4404
1212 Mann Drive
Charlotte, NC
Company
Carolinas Natural Health Center
Industry
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Homeopath
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Stress, Anxiety

Therapies : Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutritional Counseling, Homeopathy, Nutrition Education, Pediatrics
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board, Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, National Center for Homeopathy, North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Charles Grayson European Salon & Spa
(704) 364-2944
6401 Morrison Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 
Conger Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinics
(704) 543-9829
7810 Pineville Matthews R
Charlotte, NC
 
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Myths of Menopause: What to Know Now

By Pamela Adams D.C.

Oh for the good old days when, shortly after the first hot flash, women hurried off to their doctors for hormone replacement relief. Ahhh. Skin glowing, juices flowing, they faced the world knowing they had found the true elixer of youth.

Oops. Turns out eternal youth has it's drawbacks, the worst being the very well documented risk of breast cancer. Now what's a woman to do?

First, read either of these thorough and well- balanced books: Dr. Love's Hormone Therapy by Susan Love M.D. or The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northrup M.D.

Second, find a gynecologist, someone who is well-versed in the latest developments in women's health, who is open to alternative medicine and who doesn't subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach. Ask for a blood and/or saliva test to see exactly which hormones are low and which are not. Include thyroid hormones. Get a list of treatment options.

Third, take time to do your own research, now that you are armed with more specific personal information. Learn how diet, exercise, depression and stress can aggravate or alleviate symptoms. Then experiment. Try nothing.Try lifestyle changes. Try herbal, or homeopathic remedies. Try synthetic hormones (which exclude Premarin or Prempro as they are derived from mare urine). Try a patch, try cream, try suppositories. What's right for you is what's right for you.

Let me dispell few myths so, at least, you won't start out with misinformation.

MYTH ONE: Menopause is a condition that should be treated.

Do you even remember when your mother went through menopause? Probably not, because in those days, it was generally ignored. Maybe you noticed she was overly sensitive or irritable, but it passed, and you both forgot it.

So how is it you are suffering so much and need symptom relief when she got through it so easily? For one thing, you expect to suffer. She didn't. (Actually, only 30% of menopausal women have symptoms) For another, your mother's lifestyle was different,certainly less busy. Perhaps she was a stay-a-home mom and could take naps in the afternoons. And she could sweat in private.

She also knew with certainty there was an end to it. She would feel fine. Every woman did.

If you knew for certain that the hot flashes, insomnia, irritability and forgetfulness would end forever in 6 months to a year if you did nothing, would you be able to get through it like your mom?

MYTH TWO: All estrogen is alike.

Premarin (estrogen alone) and Prempro (estrogen and progesterone) are the brands of estrogen which were found to increase women's risk of breast cancer in that now famous study. It is derived from pregnant mare's urine. I agree that no one should take that type of estrogen.

However, there are synthetic hormones that more closely match those women naturally produce which have not been proven to increase the risk of breast or ovarian cancer. They require a prescription from your doctor.

Finally, there are estrogenic chemicals der...

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