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Menopause & PMS


Many women hear that hormonal imbalance or menopause is the cause of their health issues. This is incorrect! Menopause is actually a good thing. Believe it or not, the aging process slows down after menopause. That is not the message being given at this time. Women see menopause as the onset of aging and age-related health problems, when in fact it is just the opposite. Symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, fatigue, panic attacks, anxiety, thinning hair, joint pain, memory problems, concentration problems, moodiness, weight gain, dizziness and more are not a natural part of menopause.⁣ All these issues have a different cause!

When it comes to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), symptoms that many women experience today, such as depression, diarrhea, bloating, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, acne, body aches, anger, fatigue, and mood swings, are often attributed to PMS, as if it were a natural part of what women should experience in this day and age. This is also not true. It is not natural or normal for a woman to experience any symptoms or conditions before, during, or after menstruation. There are other reasons for these health challenges women experience.⁣


Symptoms of menopause are not caused by aging. Rather, the source is a stagnant, sluggish liver filled with decades of viral and bacterial toxins (from pathogens such as the more than 60 varieties of the Epstein-Barr virus, the more than 30 varieties of the shingles virus, other herpes viruses, and strains of bacteria from the more than 50 groups of Streptococcus), along with a liver "storage bin" overflowing with toxic heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, perfumes, colognes, air fresheners, and residues from scented candles that have accumulated over decades. These different factors contribute at different levels for each individual, leading to the variety of symptoms that have been attributed to hormones and menopause for the past 70 years. A high-fat/high-protein diet exacerbates these symptoms. I have often written about lowering fats and proteins. Women struggling with menopause and recovering go to the gym where they are told to eat protein to build muscle mass, so fat can be burned better. This is not the solution ladies! This actually makes these issues a lot worse. Look around you in the gym, plenty of women around their fifties who have been training for a long time and don't actually lose much weight.


Pharmaceutical companies actively encouraged the hormone trend when they realized that billions could be made by demonizing menopause and creating drugs to "cure" it. In the early 1960s, a major promotional campaign was launched claiming that "estrogen deficiencies" were the cause of most of the ailments women felt before, during, and after menopause. Sales of products promising to replace the supposedly missing estrogen, called hormone replacement therapy (HRT), skyrocketed.


Women historically did not turn to doctors for help with menopause because they did not experience significant physical problems or symptoms. Women almost always felt better in perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause than before. It was a normal part of life that required nothing but acceptance.


That all changed in the modern era, around 1950. Women born after 1900 were the first to experience night sweats, hot flashes, fatigue, panic attacks, anxiety, thinning hair and joint pain when they reached a certain age.


Menopause and life after menopause are nothing to fear. Menopause itself is not meant to be a difficult physical process, and the wave of younger women who are beginning to experience symptoms categorized as hormonal are not going through early menopause. There are completely different factors at play - and there are powerful ways to deal with them.


If you want to boost the immune system and support the reproductive system, wild blueberries, sesame tahini, avocados, black beans, asparagus, apples, spinach, blue grapes and cucumbers are the best foods to focus on. They help by providing antioxidants in various ways, preventing hot flashes, providing essential nutrients to strengthen vital organs, reduce inflammation and balance hormone levels.


Herbs and supplements for reproductive systems


  • Nettle extract: reduces inflammation in the reproductive system

  • Wild yam: helps stabilize estrogen and progesterone levels.

  • Schisandra Berry: Helps remove excess estrogen from the body.

  • Hawthorn berry: supports the ovaries.

  • Vitex (chaste tree berry): helps to stabilize the menstrual cycle (if you are still menstruating).

  • Red clover blossom: helps flush out useless hormones stored in the organs.

  • Sage: Helps protect the cervix against abnormal cell growth.

  • Folic acid (Folate / 5 MTHF): helps replenish the uterus.

  • B complex: provides essential vitamins for the reproductive system.

  • Vitamin D3: helps to stabilize the reproductive and immune systems.

  • Vitamin E: promotes blood circulation and strengthens the central nervous system.

My advice is to read my previous blogs about what you can do to get your body healthy by lowering fats and proteins. Try some of the above supplements and see what works for you. If you can't figure it out or don't feel like puzzling yourself, make an appointment and we'll make a plan together.


The supplements are available via the Shop button at the top of this website. We do not sell anything ourselves, but you will be referred to an Internet shop.


Questions, don't hesitate to ask!


See you next time,


Aschwin van Diermen

Orthomolecular therapist

Lyme recovery therapist



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