Out-dated Science Used to Scare Women about Menstruation & Menopause

Leslie Carol Botha: This article and ‘cited’ study is a great example of how out-dated science is being used to exploit women’s sanity! First of all the study was done on Chinese women – totally different biochemical makeup, genetics, environment, dietary and lifestyle than women in other parts of the world.  But here is really where we are getting duped – and of course studies like this allow Big Pharma to walk in with a new drug to ‘fix’ the problem – this is old science.  What we now know is that targeted nutritional supplements to the brain like the Q 96 – complete with a balanced ratio of minerals and vitamins so they function synergetically to heal the brain and heal the heart.  This is what really needs to be discussed.  BTW – there are been 19 independent published studies on the value of these nutrients to brain health. Think of the brain as the motherboard.  Heal that – and the rest of the programs work perfectly!


Age at First Menstrual Cycle, Menopause Tied to Heart Disease Risk


Mar. 7, 2013 — Chinese w

The study also found earlier onset of menopause was associated with a higher risk of developing osteoporosis. The risk was significantly lower for women who were older than 50 when they underwent menopause. The findings could be used to identify women who are more likely to face heart disease or osteoporosis.

“Determining who is at risk for these conditions may aid health care professionals in preventing and detecting cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis,” said the study’s lead author, Gang Chen, M.D., Ph.D., of Fujian Medical University in China.

Women who were 18 or older when they had their first menstrual cycle had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to the analysis. Previous studies have found that earlier onset of the first menstrual cycle (menarche) is associated with increased body mass index and waist circumference, which may partly explain the findings.

Although the links between cardiovascular health and age at the onset of menarche and menopause have been researched in western countries, this study was among the first to examine whether the same associations exist in an Asian population. The cross-sectional population study evaluated 3,304 post-menopausal women in southeastern China’s Fujian Province.

omen are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease if they have their first menstrual cycle or enter menopause later than their peers, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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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.

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