PHOENIX: a mid-life woman’s formula

Supporting hormone balance, bones and stamina

In Greek mythology, the Phoenix represents the mythical bird that flies out of its ashes.

As an 8 year old boy I watched my mother go through severe menopausal changes. I sought to understand what happened to her, which set me on my trajectory as a healer. Since then I have learned some great things, and also observed how our society overlooks the health needs of our women in mid-life.
I am gratified to have learned that menopause is far from an end-point in a women’s life. In fact, the opposite could be true; women in mid-life-and-beyond enter a stage where their power is enhanced and balanced in ways that younger people should be in awe of… I could write a longer dissertation on this subject, and you can read more in my first book Healing Thresholds (you may find used copied online, and I hope to print more copies soon).

Simply put, women beyond menopause enter a life-stage where the progestogenic and androgenic hormone become more balanced, thereby, women become sovereign entities, more assertive and outspoken, and become our authoritarian figures; I think post-menopausal women should be our political leaders.
Nevertheless, our mid-life women can benefit through supplementing to support feminine hormones, bone support, and a few other needs.

PHOENIX is my most popular formula. It contains the wild yam Dioscorea, which helps post-ovulatory women maintain higher progesterone. This master hormone is responsible for synthesizing and regulating estrogen; by supporting healthy progesterone, estrogen needs are sustained. It is crucially important for women’s health to have her own estrogens saturating her cellular receptor sites, thereby helping prevent harmful estrogen-mimicking molecules from gaining refuge.

I also include the bone-supporting herb Eucommia bark, which is equally important, as post-menopausal women who are under stress can experience osteoporosis.

Reishi, Rehmannia, Morinda, and Schizandra round out PHOENIX to support women’s emotional and spiritual needs, providing energy, toning the muscles, and for anti-ageing effects.
Any woman entering pre-menopause can benefit by taking PHOENIX ~ to help rise into another stage of self-empowerment and purpose.

See it and other formulas in my shop.
Taoingly, Rehmannia

AWAKEN to the early glimmerings of Spring; is a new world coming?

Constant anxiety can run us down

Many of us have experienced an arduous winter; climate anomalies – unusual conditions. It has been a time to adapt to new challenges, and I believe more need to adapt will follow as we enter a new era on our planet. Stresses have also increased in our societies; dangers are all around us; paying high rents and bills, providing for our families, presenting ever-growing challenges; how safe do we feel? How loved? How secure?

Swedish Endocrinologist Hans Seyle stated, “The ability to manage stress is the measure of our lives.” Truly, when we are under stress, our adrenals are taxed. This constant anxiety can run us down, and even accelerate ageing.
Frankly, living organisms that most readily adapt to changes in the environment can actually thrive from the stimulus; can you adapt to a lifestyle and world that is different than the one you’ve known?

Extensive research, determining many of the tonic herbs contain adaptogenic properties

In 1947, a new class of herbs was established, called Adaptogens. A Russian doctor named Nicoli Lazarov did the initial research when observing the herbs Rhodiola rosea and Eleuthero (formerly Siberian ginseng), finding they helped the northern Siberian populations survive the harsh winters. Their subsequent studies with control groups showed a heightened adaptability to stress, supporting circadian rhythms, replenishing adrenals, and increasing mental acuity.

After Lazarov’s announcement, the Chinese health authorities conducted extensive research, determining many of the tonic herbs contain adaptogenic properties.

In AWAKEN, I have combined the top adaptogenic herbs from China. Rhodiola crenulata, Eleuthero, Gynostemma, Astragalus, and more, to create a premier adaptogenic product. I also include Lion’s mane mushroom and Polygonatum sibericum, herbs well known to help increase mental function. A morning elixir of this wonderful tasting formula can really assist us in navigating our stressful and demanding environment, workspace, and lifestyle, and help us succeed in our ambitions.
I consider AWAKEN to be an essential supplement for everyone living today.
You can purchase AWAKEN and other formulas in my shop.
I’m always happy to answer your questions and assist.

Taoingly, Rehmannia