An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Statistics show that one in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime. And, women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems.
Many of the most popular drugs being prescribed for millions have significant side effects that just don’t outweigh the risks. There are four drugs, which are frequently prescribed to women, that fall into this category. Read on to find out which drugs I personally would not take.
There’s no question that heart palpitations at menopause are related to changing hormones. However, my experience has been that in many midlife women, heart palpitations are primarily from increasing heart energy trying to get in and be embodied in a woman’s life. At midlife our hearts and bodies often become increasingly sensitive to those things that don’t serve us, including caffeine, refined carbohydrates, aspartame, alcohol, or monosodium glutamate, all of which may overstimulate our hearts. Your heart may also be telling you it’s time to pay attention to your deepest desires or what your heart is longing to express.
I have been counseling women on the underlying effects of sugar for about twenty years now. This began during a time when fat was thought to be the enemy, and eating lots of low-fat carbs and non-fat carbs were believed to promote heart health.