Kick it naturally – Understanding Early Menopause
T.C. Hale is not a doctor and does not claim to be a doctor, licensed in any type of medical field. Don’t be an idiot and use anything heard on this show as medical advice. This information should be used for educational purposes only and you should contact your doctor for any medical advice. Now get off me.
Kinna: Welcome to Kick it Naturally, I’m Kinna McInroe, and I’m here today with T.C. Hale, author, natural health expert, producer and BEEP!!
Tony: Oh, I got a beep.
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Kinna: Yeah, he beeped a bunch.
Will: And (makes a noise with his mouth) that noise too.
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Kinna: So today we’re talking about early menopause. Like early menopause. Like how early? Like you know, I’m pushing late 20’s.
Tony: Yeah, right.
Kinna: Like so how early can the shit beep start?
Tony: It, it can start pretty early. You know so we’ll talk about that cause I remember some of them, some people had some questions about that. So we’ll, get into that but it, it has more to do with physiology than it does a number of your age.
Kinna: Sounds like people are rolling wheel barrels on top of the building. What’s up with that?
Tony: They, they could be doing that. That’s probably not for us.
Kinna: Oh, Okay. So if you haven’t liked us on Facebook at kickitinthenuts now’s the time to do it. Because we’ll post topics there every week. What we’re doing on future shows. And if you have any you know questions about your own health or imbalances you can post them there and we’ll try and hit ‘em in the show and give you some enlightenment on that if these guys know what’s going on you…
Tony: If we know stuff. We’ll say it out loud. We won’t just think it.
Kinna: They’ll share. They’ll share their wisdom. So yeah, what do you boys have to say about menopause? I know that you know probably not a lot about it since your….
Tony: From no personal experience
Kinna: Yeah. From no personal experiences.
Tony: Well, I haven’t had a period in a real long time.
Will: Yeah, me neither.
Kinna: Maybe you should work on your digestion?
Tony: So…you were going to say that I just acted like a had a period.
Will: Well, you’re just always PMS-ing.
Tony: Always PMS-ing.
Will: I guess men do have cycles of some sort. That are much more subtle. I don’t know. That’s what I hear.
Tony: Tony cries a bunch. Like you know once a month I’ll see him curled up into a ball.
Will: I think that’s more of a personality defect.
Tony: I’m just trying to get toxins out of my eyeballs. So I’ll just think about sad stuff.
Kinna: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Just sweat ‘em out of his eyes.
Tony: But when we look at early menopause, any information that you look up it’s almost all about hormones and it’s what’s causing all these hot flashes and all this kind of stuff. And that is the situation when you’re feeling that hey, I’m on fire on my face for 40 seconds at a time. That really can be hormone driven. But we’re going to talk about why are the hormones going crazy.
Kinna: What about when you wanna stab people in the eyes? That happens to me once a week. Where I just really, like I can see, ya know if I had a gun it would be very bad.
Tony: It’s probably not early menopause, it’s probably a redhead thing.
Kinna: Okay. We need to do a show on redheads.
Kinna: What’s up with that?
Tony: No, but…just like menopause you see a lot of the common symptoms that go along with early menopause are emotional issues and mood swings and stuff like that. And we’ve talked about that on some other shows. So Will, maybe talk about why somebody, why their emotions might be magnified. And go back and forth from happy to ever so sad or ever so mean or ever so annoyed.
Will: Yeah, we talked about that in a bunch of the previous ones. The episode on cravings, the episode on depression, the episode on anxiety. They’re all really tied in together and they also go along with PMS like it’s pretty much the same topic. It’s just like the terminal like end of your cycle happening versus like are you like just missing your period. And it’s really similar reasons where the body doesn’t have the resources it needs to keep the menstrual cycle happening regularly so that period can shut down for a little while and you miss your period. But people get so anxious and angry and moody and all that because the whole process of menstruation takes a lot of resources. Like making eggs and delivering them and all the hormones that go along with preparing the body to get pregnant and that is a big priority to the body. It takes valuable resources from what’s normally, uh, the resources for metabolism, to like maintain your blood pressure, maintain your blood sugar, or like muscle function, or like brain function, and those resources get redirected to this whole menstrual cycle thing, so we see people that, especially a lot of skinny girls in LA, they’re already so low, on available resources, cause they are trying to starve themselves to get into magazines.
Kinna: Poor things.
Tony: Yeah, they are doing it the wrong way.
Will: Then, that, their, little bit of resources that they have, tries to go toward their menstrual cycle, and then they have not enough blood to go to their brain anymore, and they freak out, and they get angry.
Tony: Right? And, so, you can understand this by looking at things like your blood pressure, if it’s low, and we say low, we’re talking under 112 is the top, systolic number, and that is a good indication, that minerals are low in your body, and when minerals are low, now all of a sudden, the signals that travel to the brain, and from the brain, and through the body, they don’t travel so well, so, all of a sudden, you don’t have the wherewithal to be patient,
Kinna: That’s a good word, wherewithal.
Tony: Patient. Wherewithal.
Tony: You don’t have the patience, to maybe, maybe I won’t stab this guy in the eye, you know? So, as the body is having hard times dealing with other things, there are less resources left over to be, a good person.
Kinna: I mean, I don’t get it, I mean, I understand the period thing, because like your uterus, is peeling and splitting, and you are, you know, bleeding, you know, but like, if you are on, if you are in menopause, and you stop having your period, what’s there to be upset about? Why are you so emotional? You stopped bleeding.
Tony: That’s a good point, that’s a good point, but lets look at why they would have got there. Ok, so, to make another human being, that is this thing that women do a lot, like they will make, another whole person, it’s weird, it’s crazy, their stomach gets big.
Kinna: Oh God, let’s hope I don’t do that.
Tony: Yeah, it’s just showing off, really. But, for a woman to do that, it takes a whole bunch of resources, to build, to build another person? You need all kinds of resources to do that, so, the situation when a woman will lose her period, um, or it’s not coming regularly, or, maybe they have it once every six months, or so, um, this is because, uh, if you were to get pregnant, all, so many of your resources would go to building this human, that you would have nothing left over, and, you would be a wreck, and you would not be able to function, and you know, you hear about that a lot with post partum depression, and Will, do you want to explain why that happens?
Will: Yeah, well, you have just given all of your best nutrients, to this other little, I guess, medically, technically it’s considered….
Kinna: They start off being selfish.
Will: It’s considered a parasite medically, a baby is, isn’t that the definition of a parasite? So this parasite just took all your resources.
Kinna: Little parasite.
Tony: It’s gonna take all your money as soon as it’s out.
Will: Right. Right, that too. It doesn’t stop.
Kinna: Suck you dry.
Will: So, that like your own physiology suffers cause you just do not have the nutrients and the resources to run your brain right to run your emotions right. Your metabolism’s gonna get all out of whack, and that will effect your ability to get nutrients out of food. It’s like this big intense endeavor to like give away all your best resources to this creature.
Tony: And if a woman is very low on resources and she is pregnant, that has the ability to cause other complications as well with the baby. And so mother nature has this fail safe where if you don’t have the resources to make things function then she just kind of shuts it down and now you don’t have your period. Now you can’t get pregnant. Now this isn’t the only reason that someone would not get pregnant, but it’s a very common one.
Kinna: Yeah, I remember back when you know I was like nearly a hundred pounds heavier I didn’t have periods. Like I had stopped having periods which was a great thing. I still had the mood swings every month, but just without the bleeding.
Kinna: And then ya know when I lost weight and I got it back I was like what, this isn’t a gift. This is like a curse. It’s like giving me a curse for like all the hard work I’ve done. What the heck?
Tony: If you guys don’t know who Kinna is you can see her when she’s a hundred pounds heavier in the movie “Office Space”. She’s the little redhead.
Kinna: Well, I wasn’t quite a hundred pounds heavier, at that point, cause that was a couple of years ago, but, severely heavier, I would say about 70,
Tony: Yeah, yeah.
Kinna: I got fatter after that.
Tony: Yeah. Uh-huh. But, um, and that is kinda how women look at it, because, Will, lets talk a little bit about why a woman would have lower resources, and especially as they age, why those resources might start to diminish with the ability to digest food.
Will: Yeah, sure, I, I mean I kind of think of it in a similar way to what I experienced with like people with joint pain, like, they could have their posture be off a little bit, and it kind of wears on the joint a bit, and their posture like it may or may not get worse, but just over time, all that misuse of the joint, just wears it down, and doctors will just get this opinion like, oh that’s what happens you get bad knees as you get older.
Tony: Sorry ‘bout your luck.
Will: Right, yeah, now you just have bad ankles syndrome, like whatever it is, so, that same thing can happen on a bio chemical level, where your digestion, is a little bit off, it’s slightly taxing to your system, and you eventually use up the bits of resources that your body was compensating with, and then you start to get this shut down and systems eventually fail, where they can’t keep compensating indefinitely with limited resources when they are not being replenished.
Tony: Right, right, and the whole point of digesting, in case you’ve never heard us talk, cause we talk about digestion a little bit.
Kinna: Oh, God, it’s just too much.
Tony: There’s a lot of poop, we do a lot of poop, we do a lot of poop talkin’, but when you digest food, you pull the minerals out of that food and both sides of digestion have to be working correctly, to really be able to do that, and if you can’t do that, then your mineral levels start to diminish, and the real rip off is that you need minerals to make HCL, so that you can digest food so it’s easy to see how people start going down hill, and then they lose the ability to digest, and then they lose those resources, and then mother nature is like yeah, we’re not gonna do this anymore.
Kinna: Ok, but answer me this, riddle me this boys….
Tony: We’ll riddle you one time.
Kinna: Say, say, oh. Um, beep. So, say like someone has been very healthy their entire life, they have not eaten processed, they eat you know, natural and organic they live in a different country. Let’s just say that.
Tony: Yeah, I was going to say,
Kinna: They don’t live in America.
Tony: What’s gonna happen is they are going to get saved from whatever island he’s been stranded on.
Kinna: Exactly, exactly.
Tony: Cause that’s what’s happening.
Kinna: Yeah, but they’ve been very healthy, they’ve never been over weight,
Tony: He, and Mr. Wilson will be able to go home.
Kinna: Exactly, exactly, and their still gonna have, they’re gonna go through menopause at a certain age, at some point, they aren’t going to have their period until they are 80, I mean can you imagine them having a baby? Oh, I’m pregnant at 75
Tony: Oops, I’m gonna miss bingo if I have to babysit. You know, I agree, and I think that is right, and I’ve never met anyone who was super old, that was still having their period. Um, but when you look at it, it’s as we age our ability to digest generally does start to diminish.
Kinna: Well, like any machine, if it’s an old machine, or piece of equipment, it starts to you know, have problems, or just from the use of it.
Will: Yeah, I mean, I agree, I think menopause is a natural thing to occur eventually, I think what were talking about with early menopause, is more like what happens with adrenal fatigue, in a way where, your adrenals are not really supposed to get exhausted, but if your constantly taxing your nervous system, cause say because your metabolism, like the way your digesting food isn’t working well, and say your body’s straining to try to keep energy production up, the adrenals will kick in, and try to help keep things going. Eventually they will get kind of taxed. Just like the thyroid, and it will start to malfunction, and then eventually can really shut down and people feel like they have adrenal exhaustion. So early menopause is kind of like that too, where you asked like, you asked, well, when the cycle stops, wouldn’t there, wouldn’t that be awesome, wouldn’t that feel good? But it’s more like, what Tony and I have been talking about, where something is off for a while, and eventually the body can’t keep putting up with that, so they are just plumb out of resources, and it goes, you know what, just shut it off, shut it off.
Tony: They’re just plumb out. Plumb out.
Will: Not even, not even gonna try. So, that person is in a severely depleted state, to the point where the body is like don’t even worry about reproduction, we’ve got to focus on survival.
Tony: Yeah, we’ve got other stuff, and think about what happens as we age, you know a lot of the inflammation that has been growing over the years, starts to become debilitating to the body, it starts to become this whole other project that the body has to deal with, as a priority and it can’t put things toward reproduction. Like, if you look at a plant, it will have a blossom on it, for the fruit. And, uh, the plant is getting nutrients, so it can put it toward that blossom. Then when a drought comes, the plant will drop that blossom off, and all its resources will go towards just being alive. So, the being alive is more important than the I’m going to make fruit, and that is kind of the same thing with us, too, with people, cause were kinda fruits.
Kinna: Oh, I wish I could make fruit.
Tony: Wouldn’t that be cool? Just like make a snack.
Kinna: I’d be shooting apples out of my hooha. Everyday.
Tony: Man, that’s some kind of good… So, let’s, let’s get into some questions, and then we will, explain these things a little more, cause there’s plenty that we’ve left out so far.
Kinna: Alright, Keely, from Los Angeles, CA, my mom hit menopause early, well that was mean, she shouldn’t be hitting menopause, menopause didn’t do anything to her. Is it a genetic thing?
Tony: I say “no”!
Will: I agree.
Tony: There can be factors that contribute.
Will: Yeah, yeah, I mean what scientist found a lot lately is that genes are responding to the environment that they’re in. Things can get triggered or not and if the body’s sensing this lack of resources or a severe imbalance like to go back to when you said, you were way over weight, when you lost your period, and you lost it, and so you think, wait, don’t I have less resources, now that I’ve lost weight? Not necessarily, like there could have been more toxicity in your body, that it was just trying to deal with, and again, that’s a crisis situation, where the body couldn’t prioritize reproduction, until it balanced out it’s own homeostasis. So, you want to look at all of those different factors rather than just like blaming your genes, like, what’s off in my body, like do I have excess toxicity, do I not have enough nutrients, is my digestion off?
Tony: Yeah, I’m really not a fan of the “it’s my genes”, reasoning for any situation that we experience, because it makes a person feel like, oh these are just the cards I was dealt, I’m stuck like this, these are my genes, so I won’t do anything about it.
Kinna: I like my jeans, they make my butt look better.
Tony: You fit in your jeans now. That is why you like em. But, um, usually there can be genetic situations, that will contribute to things that could go wrong, but, there are always lifestyle factors that are adding to that, and creating it to be a problem.
Kinna: Damn, those lifestyle factors.
Kinna: Vicky from Seattle, Washington. What is considered to be early menopause?
Tony: Hello, Vicky, it rains some in Seattle, I was just up there, and it was wet.
Kinna: Mmm-humm, they’ve got grunge.
Tony: Uh-huh. Um, well, they, if you look up early menopause on all the internet sites and stuff, they seem to say that the average age that menopause kicks in is 51, so they consider anytime before 40, to be quote, “early menopause”, so, if you are shutting down before 40, they call that early menopause. But, there’s a lot of women who are having kids, way after 40 now, so, it’s kind of up to you. You know what I mean? If you’re not ready to have, if you still want to have kids, and your 40, and things are starting to shut down, there are things you can do to turn that around.
Tony: You’re ok with that?
Kinna: Not that I’m anywhere close to 40, I mean, geez. I mean come on.
Tony: Geez, God, that’s just old and used up there.
Kinna: John, from Green, Ohio. Can men experience Man-opause? I know some can have a 28 day period emotional, physical something. I don’t know. I’ve seen Tony cry and curl up.
Tony: I sure am crying a lot today, what? I don’t know what this came up with?
Will: I, I think that this brings up the question of hormones, and the whole issue, like a lot of hormone treatment that people will take on now a days. I think, it’s a little bit forceful, and it’s not necessarily the way the body likes to be dealt with, cause the body is making hormones, to try to balance everything out.
Will: And it’s doing that by sending hormones. Hormones are signals that your body is sending to itself on different places, so when we just inject hormones, or supplement with them, your commanding your body to do something. Like you know better than it, like how to maintain homeostasis. And, it’s much better to look at this on a deeper level. Not just go in and get a blood test and it says, oh, your testosterone is too low, or too high, or your estrogen is too high, or too low. Look at these like base points of body chemistry, or homeostasis that we talk about all the time. Like your blood pressure or your breath rate. All the different measurements that we use to distinguish the anabolic and catabolic. That, when that stuff is imbalanced, your hormone levels will naturally follow, and be even keeled, unless you have like destruction to a gland and you can’t make that hormone anymore. Most of the time, the hormone will like balance out, and get this thing figured out, so, if John, has man-opause, or another woman is like concerned with a blood test she got, cause her hormone levels, it’s a really nice holistic approach to look at base points. Base points of homeostasis is what I’m talking about.
Tony: Right, a lot of times when a hormone is super high, or way out of whack, it’s the body’s, it’s kind of like the body’s last ditch effort, that I am going to try and balance things out this way, but if you could actually balance things out then everything kind of simmers down and then you can function correctly again.
Kinna: And maybe you know maybe John’s just around somebody, who you know his wife or someone who’s having their cycle and he’s just picking up on their moodiness. You know and giving it back. He’s mirroring it to them.
Tony: That’s nice of him. So he’s like a sweetie.
Kinna: Yeah. He’s a sweetie. Tammy, from Calgary Alberta Canada. Can Graves disease cause an early menopause or did it just happen to occur at the same time?
Tony: Well, I don’t wanna get into Graves disease a whole bunch that’s a, you know, a whole other thing.
Kinna: It’s for cemeteries.
Tony: Yeah, it is not, but you know it can be a serious situation. Um, but Look at that if you’re dealing with some type of imbalance in the thyroid that’s creating something like a Graves disease, then something is horribly off. Out of whack. And, when that is the case, and the body is using resources to try and deal with other things, again, just like Will was saying the reproductive process can be shut down, so, I don’t know any reason why graves disease would cause menopause, but, whatever is causing your thyroid issue, is likely also causing your reproductive system, to say, yeah, we are done.
Will: Yeah, I mean, really, if you look at it that way, any kind of sickness, or toxicity is really weighing on the body, could contribute to the body shutting that down, whether it’s cancer, or heavy metals, or a parasite. Anything that is robbing or occupying your body’s resources.
Tony: Right. And not that this is the absolute answer with every thyroid issue, but if you have a thyroid issue, it’s important that you look at where your pH’s are, and we have a free 4-week digestive course, on kickitinthenuts.com, it teaches how to do all of these tests on yourself at home. They are super easy, but you need to have an understanding of where your pH’s are, cause if they are very out of whack, your body loses the ability to absorb iodine, and then the thyroid can go all kinds of crazy.
Will: You know, there are a lot of different reasons why the thyroid can be really off, like if you don’t have any nitrogen, like then your system is not going to run well. And a really great book for people that have been diagnosed with a thyroid issue, is called “Stop the thyroid madness”, and when you get into looking into that, you can get a much better understanding of the words your doctor is throwing around. And you can tune into the course he just mentioned, the digestive course, you will see more base measurements, that can be liberating from those diagnosis.
Tony: Liberating and wherewithal.
Kinna: Good words! You know I was diagnosed…
Tony: We don’t have to bleep those out.
Kinna: Hypothyroid, when I was like 15 or 16, and they put me on Synthroid and then like once I turned 18, I just, you know, stopped, cause I just didn’t go to the doctor anymore. So, I’d love to see where that’s at now.
Tony: So that fixed it.
Kinna: Yeah, I fixed it, cause when you don’t know, its not there.
Tony: It’s all good.
Kinna: That’s what I say. Jamal, from Chicago, Illinois. Um, I wonder if this is Jamal Malcolm Warner?
Tony: It might be.
Kinna: From the Cosby Show.
Tony: I would think it would be.
Tony: I would think that he would listen to our show.
Kinna: Probably. Can you predict exactly when my wife will go through menopause? Please say yes.
Tony: I can, I can.
Will: Me too.
Tony: Yes, yes, it will be Thursday. Next Question.
Kinna: Ok. Alright, Lori, from Boise Idaho, usually, the earlier you start your period, the earlier you start menopause, men usually start to have low testosterone. Well, is that so, Lori?
Tony: I agree with Lori’s second part, but I’m not sure, I don’t think I could ever agree with her 1st part. I don’t look at it as a you have like a punch card for a sub shop and you only get so many and then you’re done. Like if you start early you’re done early. That’s not how it works. It has to do more with what is your body dealing with and what does it have as far as resources to deal with all those things and that can change from time to time in your life. Like I’ve had a lot of clients that have come to me who have lost their period and they’re like I have gone through the change. There’s lots of lingo that goes with menopause.
Kinna: And they wanna find it? I mean why would they wanna find it?
Tony: They don’t. They don’t. They’re just here to fix some other problem. But we start to work on digestion with them and balancing out the body and all of the sudden their period comes back.
Kinna: Oh, and they’re like, thanks a lot Tony.
Tony: And they’re so mad, but I’m like I have like a trophy, you know it’s like now we know the body is starting to function correctly again and it has the resources to do things and they just they just punch me.
Kinna: We’re gonna give you a uterus trophy.
Tony: Right. Exactly. But, so that can happen. So just know that by improving digestion and by improving those things some women will get it back.
Kinna: Unfortunately. Ok. Alicia, from Norristown, PA. I didn’t know that Chuck Norris had his own town.
Tony: Yeah, I think after season 7 they gave him his own town.
Kinna: Cool. I suspect I have early menopause. How can I be sure? Also, how can I control the fatigue and excessive sweating especially when exercising? Well, when you’re exercising you’re supposed to sweat.
Tony: Yeah, there could be other reasons that you’re sweating a lot. And it could be that your body is using that pathway to get rid of toxins. Especially like if bile is not working that well.
Will: Or you’re wearing a turtleneck.
Kinna: Uh huh.
Tony: Right. I workout in a turtleneck.
Kinna: You’re wearing a sweater in August. Maybe that’s why?
Tony: Uh huh.
Will: Yeah, I mean when you suspect you have early menopause if you’re missing your cycle a lot and you wanna just try to work on restoring balance to your body I’d say go through the 4 week course on digestion and also read uh, your book Tony, on Done with Menstrual Cramps or Kick Menstrual Cramps in the Nuts. Cause it’s very similar in looking at what’s off in the body and you do a great job in highlighting how the imbalances create that situation.
Tony: Right. And don’t view it, Uhhh-Lees-eeuh. You never know if it’s Alesha or Alicia. There’s like fanciness to it.
Kinna: I think it’s Alicia? Alicia, I don’t know?
Tony: I just don’t wanna mess up her name. She’s so nice. Um, but, don’t view it as this early menopause is causing you to have fatigue and sweating. The fatigue is likely coming from the lack of resources and that is what is causing the early menopause situation. So, if you look at your body a great way is just look at your blood pressure and like it’s an easy way for you to okay, now I have a something to judge myself on.
Kinna: Just another thing to judge yourself on. We need more of those things. Alright, Sally, from Los Angeles, CA. I’ve been going through it…..I’ve been going through it and it’s a bitch!(beep) What foods should I avoid? What foods or vitamins or drinks can help the hot flashes, mood swings and what not? How can one relax and avoid stress when these occur? Thank you!
Tony: You’re welcome. I know, Sally. I like Sally.
Kinna: Sally’s nice.
Tony: So when you look at how she’s not having a good time with that, it’s not always about what foods to avoid. Unless, a food that you’re eating is becoming a problem to your body. Or unless your digestion is not breaking down things and then all the food you’re eating is becoming a problem to your body and now your body has to deal with that.
Will: I hate to sound like a broken record, but if you just keep paying attention to like how your body chemistry is shifting like is your breath rate changing? Is your blood pressure off? Do your pH’s swing all over the place? Especially near when you should have your cycle. Look at that and use your nutrition and your digestive supplements too and stuff to help keep everything as balanced as you can and that will minimize the symptoms that you’re feeling.
Tony: Right. Cause it’s not, you know sometimes women will be doing great, for a month or two, or three even, and then all of a sudden the hot flashes come back. Well it’s not because they missed you, the hot flashes missed you, it’s because something has happened in your life, in your environment, in your digestion, in what you are eating, that has reduced the number of resources that your body has, or you are dealing with stress. It’s um, like she’s talking about how this has become stressful for her, and it is, but it’s more likely that the stress in her life is magnifying the situation, and using up resources that could have been used by the body for other purposes.
Kinna: So, Tony, you may be causing me to go into early menopause, just so you know.
Tony: Yes, you are right, so simma down. Simma down now. All you’ve got to do, is do what you are told. That’s my only rule.
Kinna: I don’t like that. I don’t like to be told what to do.
Tony: No? That’s not good?
Kinna: I’m the boss of me. Bianca, from Chicago Illinois. I too, suspect I may be going through this. How can I have my doctor check me for it, what are the most tell tale signs?
Tony: Well, when you go to a doctor with this issue, they look at a couple of things, and they say, if you haven’t had your period in twelve months, then you win, your in early menopause,
Kinna: Or, you’ve got a baby that’s not coming out.
Tony: Right, right.
Kinna: It’s not leaving,
Tony: It’s just mad. Um, and they will also look at hormone levels, and they judge things in that manner too. But, if you, if you feel like, am I there, or am I not? I don’t know that that is something you have to know. Just look at why you might not be having your period. Or why you might feel your going into menopause. Um, see if there is something you can do, to lift your resources. You know, as simple as using sea salt, people avoid salt so much, and if it’s sea salt, and its unrefined, it’s just minerals that your body needs, and that can be a really big help, and turn a lot of people around, with out going through the effort of using supplementation to fix majorly wrong digestion. It can just be a little lift, and for some people, if they are just on that fence, where maybe they only get hot flashes once every couple months, a little lift like that, can sometimes be enough to give them that little lift that they need.
Will: Yeah, and also, I’d question, what is the value of that diagnosis, it’s kind of like when I went in, with super bad knee pain, and my knee was all swollen, and he said I had patella tendonitis. Like that was the diagnosis, that’s basically just saying my knee is swollen. Which is what I said to him, right? So, yeah, you have early menopause, all these symptoms, yeah, that’s what I thought. So it’s like, great, so whatever test they use, to like clinically diagnose swollen knee syndrome, or early menopause. It’s like, let’s get down deeper, to like why is this happening to you. That’s where the base test in your chemistry really matter.
Tony: The other question that they will ask you, is are you having sleep troubles? And that’s a big factor that they will put in their early menopause thing. They’ll ask if you have a decreased sex drive, if you have fatigue, and moodiness, and, and, we know that all of those things are results of low resources, if you don’t have the resources, we talked, I think we talked the last couple of weeks, last week, about how sex takes up a lot of resources, if you….
Kinna: It certainly does.
Tony: If you’re doing it right. So, of course your going to have less sex drive, if you don’t have as many resources, and in our insomnia episode we talked about how that is one, of the very common reasons people have insomnia, because the person doesn’t have enough resources to get through the night. Another thing….
Kinna: Which you would think would do the opposite? You would think they would just be knocked out, and just sleeping, if they didn’t have enough resources.
Tony: Yeah, but the body gets freaked out. If resources are going low, it gets defensive way in advance, before it would have a seizure, and shut down and all of that stuff. So it starts yelling, hey, go, get me some ‘Nilla Wafers. Even though that’s probably not what you should be eating. That’s probably not my best suggestion. Another factor that they kind of lump together with early menopause is they say it’s a very big factor for osteoporosis. Um, so, that kind of backs up everything that we’re saying, do you want to talk about osteoporosis, a little bit, not that we are saying, this is osteoporosis, but this is what we see.
Kinna: We should call Sally Field. She has it.
Will: Yeah, yeah, right, I mean, it’s good to escape that whole conversation of did my early menopause cause my osteoporosis, or was it the other way around? Like neither. They’re both like depleted resources where your skeletal system and it’ll stop the whole menstrual cycle show if it needs to, and it’s usually because this like whole depleted state over all, and their not caused, they are like similarly caused symptoms of depletion.
Will: But they are not directly causing this.
Tony: And, so, many of the huh?
Kinna: Oh, I was going to say, so basically all of these things, are some of the same things, it’s just a lack of resources, and then the medical world, puts like 13 different titles on it?
Tony: Well, also, people like titles. Titles pull chicks, but, you know the same issue can cause a different reaction, in a different person. You know, it’s very different how things can manifest from person to person.
Kinna: See, not every person is the same.
Tony: There you go.
Kinna: We’re all like snowflakes.
Tony: Right, but, uh, the medical world often looks at these issues like osteoporosis, like the body is attacking itself, but doesn’t it make sense that if resources are low, the body knows where to get them, it just pulls it out of the bones, and then the body can continue functioning.
Kinna: Or the pizza.
Tony: Yeah, but if the body doesn’t have pizza, then it just goes to the bones. Yes, that makes the bones weaker, but don’t you think that is better than, than.
Tony: Than, dying, today, cause you have no fuel, or mineral or whatsoever.
Kinna: Depends on if I’m suicidal that day,
Tony: Right, yeah, that is a big factor in this too. But, um, try and look at why you are dealing with these issues, and when you see if it can be just a lack of resources, then it’s just the matter of doing the work to get those resources up.
Kinna: Doing the work?
Tony: Yeah! No, pop a pill and fix everything, it’s never going to happen. It’s just not gonna happen. I know we want it too, but it’s not possible since the problems that we are having, from person to person, are caused for different reasons, so, it’s just dumb. So, so, what did we learn today?
Kinna: We learned that your body needs resources, and nutrients, and when it doesn’t get those things, then it starts screaming, and it starts shutting everything down.
Tony: Right, and it can, it gets kinda pissed off about the whole thing, so Will, what would you say would be, you know, three or four initial steps, that somebody should take, if they feel like, you know, am I shutting down?
Will: I would first recommend that the either go through the four week course in digestion, or read your book, “Done with Menstrual Cramps”?
Tony: “Done with Menstrual Cramps” or “Kick Menstrual cramps in the nuts”.
Will: Yeah, yeah, either one of those.
Tony: And the four week course is free.
Will: Yeah, you can find it at kickitinthenuts.com/courses, so, once you get that base, then you can like focus on the fundamentals, and then you’ll also be able to connect the dots as how that’s effecting your personal situation, so I would turn towards that. I feel like my high school football coach, just focus on the fundamentals. You know? Do that always, you know?
Tony: Some flash backs coming in there?
Will: And be less like swayed at first, by like, oh, do I need to take this hormone, or should I do infrared saunas or, am I just to old, and God hates me? Like, like, you know, focus on the fundamentals. And if that doesn’t work, then keep looking, but like that needs to be in line regardless of what else you might try. So, get your body chemistry into balance, and those base ranges we talked about.
Tony: And the important thing is, you know we talk about all of these things you can do to lift resources, but if you check and your blood pressure is high, then all of a sudden you don’t want to be adding a lot more mineral to your body, because you body can’t deal with the mineral it already has.
Kinna: You’ll be changing water, and some other things.
Tony: Right, and you’ll probably want to look at why is it high, and we teach stuff like that in the course, it’s important to look at you, instead of popular solution.
Kinna: Aww, I like popular solutions though, cause they are on the internet.
Tony: But, so, uh, once you look at yourself, then it’ll give you a better idea of the steps you need to take to give your body resources, or improve the situation, that is taking so many of your body’s resources, then all of a sudden, you get to be a human again. It’s kind of fun.
Kinna: A human who has a period, nice.
Tony: That’s my goal.
Kinna: That’s your prize people, That’s your prize for doing the work. Alright, so if you want to learn more about how to look at your own chemistry, you can read any of Tony’s books, or take the free four week digestion course at kickitinthenuts, until then.
Tony: I’m all done saying things.
Will: Me too.
Tony: Buh Bye.
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