Question (Hormone Balancing):
I have some questions about hormone balancing. I don’t seem to have the symptoms identified in estrogen loss, but I do seem to have the ones I see for progesterone loss. Irritability that has gotten pretty extreme lately. Also, I am running often and seem to be carrying extra weight I would have thought would be gone by now. I notice more weight in my mid-section and bloating around my periods, which I never had in the past. All that being said, I don’t know what I am talking about and I am sure you can help. Where do I start?
Well, sounds like you are having some hormonal imbalance. I like to start with nutritional resources to help my patients make their own hormones before prescribing hormone replacement therapy. Of course, early perimenopause is characterized by low progesterone levels and resultant estrogen dominance.
Honestly, I held out on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy until at 50y/o when I began going through menopause. I was able to stay in balance throughout perimenopause by taking Genesis Gold®, plus for the more severe symptoms adding some Sacred Seven® amino acids to balance my hypothalamus. Most of my patients do the same and many women struggling with hormone imbalance (as well as men, yes, they too have hormones!) will start with Genesis Gold® and achieve hormonal competence so that they do not need a consult.
For irritability, I have found that by feeding the brain what it needs to make balanced neurotransmitters, mood fluctuations are minimized.
Plus, there is no guarantee of weight loss with progesterone. The weight gain around your middle is a sign of insulin resistance that accompanies flagging hormone levels. It’s actually estradiol that upregulates insulin receptors while progesterone supports adrenal production of cortisol which can increase insulin resistance.
Question (Sleep Disorders):
I have had huge post menopause issues with sleep, weight gain, and hair falling out and lots of other exciting things going haywire in me. I am on progesterone but sleep has still not returned. I am stuck on drugs to get me to sleep for 2-3 drugged hours each night. I wondered if your product was helpful for others you might know of who have a sleep issue. I don’t mean I toss and turn a bit I just lay awake till 4am then drift off for an hour or two.
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, Genesis Gold® can help restore your hormones and your natural circadian rhythm. Most people taking Genesis Gold® notice improvement in their metabolism with more energy, deeper sleep and healthier skin and hair. I would also recommend adding Sacred Seven® amino acids for a month or two to reset your hypothalamus faster.
Question (Severe Fluid Retention):
I’m wondering if you’ve ever dealt with anyone with severe fluid retention. Anytime I take in sodium I retain fluid like crazy. No matter how hard I try I can’t lose weight and it is devastating. I’m not sure what is causing it, if it’s my heart, kidneys lymph etc. I do have a fast heart beat, but for 3 years I have literally tried everything. I came across your website and had some hope you might have some answers.
When your hypothalamus is out of balance, your tissues protect themselves from toxicity by holding onto to water. As you feed your hypothalamus what it needs to balance itself, your hepatic, renal and cellular detoxification improves so you release the fluid. Genesis Gold® and Sacred Seven® will balance your hypothalamus naturally. This helps reverse insulin resistance which will lead to loss of excess body fat over time.
Question (Low Testosterone):
I was on your website reading about Genesis Gold®. Being a 62 year old male, I was diagnosed with low testosterone and have been using a gel so I know my body has shut down making its own. I would rather do it naturally. Will this product help my body produce it on its own? Anything else you would recommend?
Yes, Genesis Gold® will help balance your hormones bringing them to more youthful levels. It takes time to restore your hormones so adding Sacred Seven® amino acids will hasten the process.
My husband takes both. He tried bio identical testosterone and finds that the combination of Genesis Gold® and Sacred Seven® gives him more energy, better sleep, more strength and endurance and higher libido.
I’ve been taking Genesis Gold® for years and receiving all the benefits…recently I have added 200 mg SAM-e in the morning and feeling a positive difference. Comment?
SAM-e is used to treat arthritis and depression, but the dose you are taking is very small. I suspect the Genesis Gold® is giving you enough foundational support that you can receive therapeutic benefits from such a tiny dose of SAM-e.
I have seen the same magnifying effects on other supplements and medications. Often I have to wean patients down from their drugs and supplemental regime used to treat specific dis-ease processes when they are on Genesis Gold®.
Can Genesis Gold® be taken if I have a thyroid disease called “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis” and am currently taking Synthroid. If I take Genesis Gold do I need to be concerned about my thyroid levels changing?
Hashimoto’s is a form of autoimmune thyroiditis which I have found responds really well to balancing the hypothalamus. I use both Genesis Gold® and extra Sacred Seven® (which lowers the autoimmune antibodies way faster than suppressing the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis with high dose thyroid replacement therapy). The combination plus diet and lifestyle management helps to return the thyroid to normal function.
Some patients may need thyroid hormone to supplement their low production but I prescribe non-synthetic thyroid hormone in a way to keep communication open between the hypothalamus, pituitary, and thyroid so they can eventually make their own thyroid hormone. Genesis Gold® supports thyroid function as well as adrenal function and glucose metabolism which are also affected by the autoimmunity. It’s complicated but optimizing biochemistry is my playground 🙂
You can take Genesis Gold® with thyroid hormone replacement. As your neuro-immune-endocrine system comes into balance, you may need less thyroid replacement so have your levels checked about six months after starting Genesis Gold®.
I like to get to the root cause of my patient’s dis-ease not just rest the symptom. They are rarely born ill, but rather acquire their conditions through environmental exposure and poor lifestyle choices. Everyone can heal. They just need to know how.
Question (Detox Reactions):
I find that green formulas cause intolerable detox reactions. Will Genesis Gold® make me sick?
The more toxic you are, the worse the reaction to super green foods. It is important that the colon is functioning well (frequent bowel movements) to clear the toxicity. Go slowly, if you have diarrhea. If gas and bloating, there’s probably a dysbiosis in the gut (imbalance of friendly flora). The most common culprit is yeast. Of course candida is a normal organism on skin and in every orifice but an overgrowth can cause fermentation in gut producing gas. Natural whole food products like Genesis Gold® are easily absorbed easily by you and by your yeast.
If Genesis Gold® causes gas and bloating, you may need a stool culture and sensitivity or better yet a complete digestive stool analysis to determine the if candida is a problem. More probiotics like acidophilus and bifidus and especially Saccharomyces can help. Or you can try natural anticandidial therapies like CanPlex.
Question (Detox Reactions):
I started taking Genesis Gold® and noticed after a couple months, I have little warts on my hands. This has not happened since I was young. What’s going on?
It is not unusual once the body is in balance for the immune system to start fighting off parasitic infections. Viruses can live in your system for years and need to replicate and find a new host when they are no longer welcome in you. Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Those who are more compromised will take longer to show and clear miasms, like old infections. Miasm means a dark dank place and is a homeopathic term for old vibrations, belief systems, or molecular memories that need to be cleared.