In the late 90’s when I was in my forties, I started having symptoms that I thought were PMS. I remember talking to my sister about my symptoms and she quickly dismissed that theory. She is 16 years older than me and had already gone through menopause and she told me about a book I just “had to read.” It was “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause” by Dr. John Lee. She assured me this book really explained everything I should know about hormonal imbalance and talked a lot about natural progesterone cream.
I got the book and read it and learned a ton. I found out that I was probably in pre-menopause or “peri-menopause,” which is a period of time when our hormones levels are starting to change and our progesterone levels drop. This causes an overabundance of estrogen and can evoke these “PMS” symptoms. Dr. Lee calls it Estrogen Dominance because, as your progesterone levels drop, your ratio of Estrogen to Progesterone rises and you actually have too much estrogen. Dr. Lee purports that the best thing for this is natural progesterone cream, so I got some and started using it right away. It took several weeks to notice a difference in the way I felt but I soon felt more like myself than I had in a long time.
I started talking to friends and family about Dr. Lee’s book and natural progesterone cream. I realized that a lot of women had never heard of these products. They were still thinking about using synthetic HRT which contains pregnant mare’s urine. On top of that, there were ongoing studies that showed this product could lead to dangerous side effects.
The more I thought about it, I realized that starting a company that sold natural progesterone cream and provided information about natural hormone balancing would be beneficial to many women.
In 2003, I started Center for Natural Alternative Solutions. As the company has evolved, I have added more products and information for women, and now men. I feel there are still so many people to reach, and I will continue to expand our website to include more resources. I will team up with other experts in this industry to expand my deliveries in hopes that what we have learned over the years will help more people age with ease and feel good through middle age and beyond. With the expansion of this website I am going to be sharing information and opinions on Natural Products, Alternative Thinking and Solutions for Life. I hope together we can make our world a healthier, happier and more peaceful place.