Alternative & Complementary Treatments

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Let’s just say it right out of the gate: Femmerol is a great alternative product to manage perimenopause symptoms, for all my readers out there who don’t want to or simply can’t use hormone replacement therapy.

And let’s face it, even if we do want to use hormones to help us through perimenopause, getting the average physician to pay attention to us when we seek help for the symptoms, can also be a major challenge as well.  So, the opportunity to try something OTC and non-prescription is always an excellent option to me.  Less hassle, less stress, and we’re cutting out the middle man!

What is Femmerol?

Femmerol is a steroid free, chemical free, hormone free, drug free, all-natural herbal supplement, which can be taken daily, to gently relieve symptoms of perimenopause.  It is also guaranteed to be free of allergens, additives, and preservatives. So far so good, right?

What Symptoms Does Femmerol Help Manage?

This is probably the question I get asked the most at The Perimenopause Blog:

 “Magnolia, what can I take that will just knock all of these doggone symptoms right out of the ball park?”

My answer is always, “nothing.” Because, quite frankly, there is not a product out there, OTC or prescribed, which can address everything in perimenopause.  But there are certainly some products which are better than others in tackling several symptoms of perimenopause, and Femmerol is one of those products.

Here’s a few of the symptoms Femmerol can help you manage:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood Swings
  • Loss of libido
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Aches
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Cramping
  • Headaches
  • Water Retention

A pretty impressive list, I think. Especially the hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia.  Some of the worst symptoms to manage in my opinion.  It’s also important to note that Femmerol has been clinically tested in a randomized placebo clinical trial study.

single-bottleIn layman’s terms this means that Femmerol was tested in a study where the participants were given randomly, either a placebo, or the actual product being studied (in this case Femmerol), in order to protect against bias when testing the effectiveness of the product.

If you are interested in reading the actual study you can download a PDF copy of it here to read for yourself.

It’s also important to note that  Femmerol has been tested, and is manufactured and packaged in FDA regulated facilities.

As much as I am an advocate for alternative treatments, there are plenty out there which are really nothing more than snake-oil in a brown package to give you the impression that it is “natural.”

And while I certainly don’t believe the FDA is the be-all-end-all in terms of its regulatory authority, there is some measure of consistency you can expect from products which are FDA regulated. And for those of you also to whom this information matters: Consider it said.

What is in Femmerol?

Femmerol contains a balanced blend of eleven different ingredients which include the following:

  • Sage Leaf Extract
  • Red Clover Leaf Extract
  • Kudzu Root Extract
  • Red Raspberry Leaf Extract
  • Ginger Root Extract
  • Valerian Root Extract
  • Licorice Root Extract
  • Black Cohosh Root Extract
  • Damiana Leaf Extract
  • Bayberry Bark Extract
  • Capsicum Fruit Extract

I’m not personally familiar with all of these ingredients.  However, I am aware (as many of you are as well, I’m sure) that Valerian root is an excellent alternative treatment to manage sleep issues.  Black Cohosh is a very popular alternative treatment which has also been studied quite extensively to understand how well it can manage perimenopause symptoms.  I have also written about Black Cohosh and you can find that post here.

Who Can Take Femmerol & How Long Before it Works?

Femmerol is recommended for women experiencing perimenopause or menopause symptoms. So that would include women between the ages of 40 to 60. Some women using Femmerol may begin to notice a change in how they feel within a couple of weeks.  However, for some it takes longer, with an average of about 90 days to see a cumulative effect of the results.

And finally, let me just say this: I personally think bioidentical hormones can be extraordinarily helpful for many multi-packsymptoms of perimenopause, even well into menopause.

I’ve been fully menopausal for about 5 years now, and I still use both progesterone and estrogen daily.

However, I fully understand that not all women want to use hormones, and there are plenty who just simply can’t even if they wanted to.

So if you’re looking for a non-pharmaceutical option to estrogen, Femmerol could very well be an excellent product for you to try.

It contains plant-based estrogens called “phytoestrogens” which behave exactly like the estrogen our bodies produces naturally.

It’s also important to note that according to the makers of Femmerol, phytoestrogens have never been associated with breast cancer or cardiovascular disease, as some synthetic hormones have.

As I always say, ladies, do your research and make an informed decision for your health.  If you’re interested in trying a non-hormonal, alternative treatment to manage symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, Femmerol might be an option for you!

Check them out at Femmerol.com!

 

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Tea with Me: A Different Kind of Sponsored Post for Perimenopause Symptoms

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I’ve been doing quite a few sponsored posts lately – as I’m sure you all have noticed!  Most of them have been related to the physical symptoms of perimenopause such as urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, loss of libido, and products you can take or use to help with those specific symptoms. But, this post is going to be a little […]

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Urinary Incontinence & Bladder Leakage in Perimenopause

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So, look, we’ve talked about urinary tract infections and loss of libido around here lately.  So, why not also talk about what no one wants to talk about?  I know I don’t want to talk about it.  But you know what?  I have issues with it whether I want to say it out loud or not. Urinary incontinence.  There.  I […]

July 27, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

25% Lady Prelox & Omega7 Discount for Perimenopause Blog Readers!

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I did a post a couple of weeks ago on non-hormonal options for vaginal dryness and loss of libido in perimenopause.  If you are interested in reading the post you can do so right here. PharmaNord, the company which sponsored the post would like to offer a 25% discount on all PharmaNord products, including Lady […]

July 10, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Vaginal Dryness & Loss of Libido in Perimenopause? You Have Options!

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Sexual issues in perimenopause (loss of libido, vaginal dryness, inability to achieve orgasm) are a huge topic in women’s health lately.  I don’t know if any of you ladies have noticed that.  But, I have. Many brands, advertisers, and medical groups have begun to focus very intensely on this topic over the past 12 months or so, and […]

June 22, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Are Compounding Pharmacies Safe?

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Thanks to the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis in the United States, which is now responsible for 25 deaths across the country, compounding pharmacies are now in the cross-hairs of federal regulators, and questions are being raised about their safety. The New England Compounding Center, (NECC), located in Massachusetts, shipped thousands of vials of a […]

April 1, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Food as Medicine: Magnesium for Anxiety & Panic Attacks in Perimenopause

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In researching Vitamin D and magnesium benefits for my first post in the “Food as Medicine series, I was very intrigued by a statement I had read about magnesium at GreenMedInfo.com: “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency.  Magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body……..A […]

March 13, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Food as Medicine: Aloe Vera Gel for Joint Pain & Inflammation in Perimenopause

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Seems I’m on a roll with posts on chronic joint and muscle pain in perimenopause.  But, it’s a big one.  And considering that I am suffering with it right a long with most of you, it’s a topic that I know a lot about. I have, and still do take the occasional NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory […]

March 6, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Food as Medicine: The Anti-inflammation & Pain Relieving Properties of Cayenne

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I probably should have included cayenne peppers and the powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relief benefits of the active ingredient of capsaicin (pronounced: cap-SAY-sin) found in the peppers, in my last post on chronic pain and fatigue in perimenopause.  However, cayenne peppers are so powerful and so effective in dealing with chronic pain due to inflammation, […]

March 5, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Food as Medicine: Omega-3s & Zinc For Itchy Skin and Scalp in Perimenopause

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This is the first post in a new series I’m entitling “Food as Medicine.”  After several years of reading and writing about perimenopause, I’ve come to the conclusion that food is as important in managing the symptoms of perimenopause, as I believe bioidentical hormones are. In fact, I would likely say that food is even more important. Now, […]

March 3, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Happy Calm Focused: My Final Review & Opinion

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I told you guys in my last post that I would follow up with my final opinion on Happy • Calm • Focused, also known as HCF,  after I had faithfully used it for 30 days.  Well, the verdict is in. I really like this product and it delivers what it says it will deliver. In my original post […]

March 3, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Depke Wellness Adrenal Fatigue Testing & Recovery System

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A common complaint among women in perimenopause is an overwhelming sense of fatigue and exhaustion.  Often described as crashing fatigue.  While many women might chalk it up as the result of sleepless nights associated with night sweats and insomnia, the real culprit is likely adrenal fatigue. What are the Adrenal Glands and What do they Do? The adrenal glands are two walnut sized […]

March 2, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Discount Offer from Relizen for The Perimenopause Blog Readers!

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Some of you may remember the giveaway I did with Relizen, a non-hormonal supplement for the treatment of hot flashes and night sweats during perimenopause back in September of 2014. If you don’t (or if you do) you can find that post here. I thought you ladies might like to know that Relizen is offering special discount […]

February 17, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Looking for Resources for Perimenopause? Look No Further!

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A lot of my readers ask for help in locating physicians, pharmacies, and recommendations for bioidentical progesterone (which I promote a lot here).  I almost always forget to direct them to my  Resources Page.  And unless you take the time to click through on some of my pages, you might not locate it either, though […]

February 15, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, EstraCool™ & A Giveaway!!

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Let’s talk about hot flashes and night sweats, ladies.  You know you have em!  We all do!  Okay, well, I don’t have them so much anymore. But, I used to.  So don’t hate me. And while I wouldn’t call hot flashes and night sweats the worst symptoms of perimenopause, there is no doubt, they are bothersome. Thankfully, the only time I […]

January 11, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Hot Flashes & Night Sweats in Perimenopause: Try Estroven Nighttime

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  This is a reprint of a post I wrote a few years ago when I blogged for the Estroven Sleep Campaign. Estroven is one of the few non-hormonal supplement products that I’ve used for perimenopause symptoms.  I have had good success with it and all of my opinions on the product are honest.  If […]

January 3, 2015 CONTINUE READING →

Hot Flashes & Stress in Perimenopause? Breathe Deep with Zenytime!

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If you’re looking for alternatives to hormone therapy to treat your symptoms of perimenopause, today’s sponsored post will be of great interest to you!   Read on to learn about an exciting new App for your phone which will help you manage hot flashes and stress during perimenopause!   “If you practice deep breathing exercises […]

October 13, 2014 CONTINUE READING →

Hormone Replacement Therapy isn’t as Scary as You Think

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In 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative study sent the medical professionals prescribing hormone replacement therapy to their patients into a bonafide tail spin. Terrified of putting women at risk for coronary heart disease, stroke or breast cancer, physicians abandoned HRT all together, advising their patients to do the same. Few would argue the value of the study. […]

October 1, 2014 CONTINUE READING →

Natural Remedies for Itchy Scalp in Perimenopause

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One of my more popular blogs here has been “Dry, Itchy Skin in Perimenopause.”  Apparently, we’re all itchy and scratchy when hormone imbalance hits. Go figure. For me, the biggest issue has been an itchy scalp. But, truth be told, I’ve always had issues with an itchy scalp.  As long as I can remember.  However, by the […]

July 17, 2014 CONTINUE READING →