Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor
Interview Dr. Eldred Taylor to answer all of your women’s health questions regarding hormonal imbalances and how to correct them. Dr. Taylor is a leader in the hormone industry and is passionate about helping women while using a holistic functional medicine approach.
What Dr. Taylor can say in an interview on Menopause:
- Women have a harder time with menopause in this country because of the environment in the U.S. that promotes hormone imbalance during menopause. In menopause, estrogen, and progesterone should both decrease at menopause. Progesterone is produced after ovulation. All women stop ovulating or making eggs, at menopause. This means that progesterone goes down significantly in all women.
- The problem is that the estrogen that the ovary makes goes down in menopause. However, the environment and our culture expose American women to multiple sources of estrogen. The primary source of estrogen is body fat. Body fat in men and women produces estrogen. A hormone produced in the adrenal gland (androstenedione) can be converted in fat tissue to estrogen.
- The meat and poultry products contain estrogen. Estrogen is given to poultry and cattle to increase breast size in chickens and increase fat content and weight in cattle. Pesticides are hormone disruptors. This is how they kill pests by interfering with reproduction. These pesticides disrupt human hormones. Stress also disrupts hormones. Stress increases estrogen availability. These issues aren’t as prevalent in other countries.
- Menopause is not caused by estrogen deficiency. Menopause symptoms are caused by an imbalance of hormones—primarily too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. The stress hormone cortisol causes even further disrupts hormone balance.
What women can do
- Eat whole grain, unprocessed, organic foods—which decreases exposure to pesticides when you eat organic. Whole grains instead of processed grains decreases insulin and decreases fat accumulation.
- Exercise decreases stress and decreases fat accumulation. Strength training at least once a week decreases osteoporosis risk.
- Avoid sugar, caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol—all of these can trigger hot flashes.
- East less animal protein and more plant protein. Eat organic, antibiotic, and hormone-free meats.
- Try to manage stress and increase prayer and meditation.
- Hormone and vitamin supplementation is recommended. Restore balance by using bio-identical hormones. You must measure hormones first to determine the extent of the imbalance. Hormones are best measured in saliva. Supplements that contain sulforaphane and DIM increase the metabolism of estrogen and help lower estrogen levels. Probiotics increase the elimination of excess estrogen by increasing the frequency of bowel movements.
Women are in CONTROL. Women, do your own research and make the best decision for yourself. Read Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? for more information.
Interviews Dr. Eldred Taylor
Dr. Eldred Taylor, MD, is an expert in functional and anti-aging medicine and is President of the American Functional Medicine Association, a nonprofit which educates healthcare providers and the public on functional (wellness) medicine. He is the co-author of Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? and The Stress Connection. Dr. Taylor is also a sought-after radio and television personality who has been featured in local and national publications.
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