New Health Care Trends Involve Environmental Endocrinology for Women in Menopause

“…answers questions being posed regarding cancer and other dysfunction afflicting not only menopausal women but those women with significant alteration of cycle created by interaction with our estrogen toxic environment.”

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by Kristin Gabriel

Today’s fervor for environmental preservation has also hit the medical industry as researchers, scientists and doctors are discovering the importance of the newest emerging field called environmental endocrinology. Doctors are now learning how environmental endocrinology, or the effect of daily stressors like light, food and crowding on multiple endocrine systems, controls the rate of aging and the quality of life. This also covers reproductive endocrinology, converging to become what we call menopause medicine.

Environmental endocrinology has roots in the earliest calendars, which historically were lunar calendars, based on the time interval from one new moon to the next, or also known as lunation. In colder countries, the concept of the year was determined by the seasons, specifically by the end of winter. But in warmer countries, where the seasons are less pronounced, the Moon became the basic unit for time.

Calendar consciousness first developed in women because their natural body rhythms corresponded to observations of the moon, and as it turns out, 28 days is not the true average of the natural female cycle. In ancient mythologies it is clearly related to the full moon, but in the modern world the female cycle is disturbed by what some researchers believe to be the existence of artificial lights and the use of artificial hormones. Many light sources including TV and computer screens, have probably perturbed the female cycle, and shortened it.

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Kristin Gabriel is the marketing communications director for T.S. Wiley, a medical writer and researcher in chronobiology, environmental endocrinology and circadian rhythmicity. She is the author of “Sex, Lies & Menopause,” and the also the developer of The Wiley Protocol (http://www.thewileyprotocol.com) For more information about the Wiley Protocol Physicians Training and Certification, email caren@thewileyprotocol.com. *The Medical Educator Consortium (MEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.