A Guide to Natural Hormone Therapy

by Glen Swartwout

Choosing the Right Level of Natural Hormone Therapy

There are five levels of therapy for hormonal imbalances. In the most severe cases it is necessary to start at level 1 and gradually progress to higher levels as health and function improve. When a gland has been removed or destroyed, it may not be possible to advance past level 1 or 2 in some cases. It is impossible to predict with absolute certainty, however, since even a single cell of glandular tissue remaining may regenerate an entire endocrine gland with full functional capacity. In the future, it may also become possible to dedifferentiate (perhaps in vitro) and redifferentiate specific tissue cells, by seeding undifferentiated cells into the bio-energy field site of the missing gland, as well. In the mean-time 99% of those with hormonal imbalances can begin the process of re-energizing remaining cells, rejuvenating their function, regenerating full glandular capacity, cleansing the matrix of the glandular tissue and finally, balancing and regulating hormonal functions in the body through an individually optimal diet and lifestyle.

Here are the five levels of hormone therapy:

1. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the most commonly practiced method, but the lowest level, in which a missing or deficient hormone is subsituted for by either a synthetic or natural hormone. Synthetic hormones often show an energetic stress on the liver compared to their natural counterparts, so, for example, ask the prescribing physician to substitute Armour Thyroid (natural prescription) for Synthroid (synthetic) in severe hypothyroidism.

2. Hormone Precursor Therapy supplies intermediate metabolites out of which the body can produce more of its own hormones as needed. This bypasses earlier pathways in the production of the end hormone, but stimulates the body’s own production systems. This approach may include Pregnenolone, DHEA and Progesterone.

3. Hormone Support Therapy provides needed herbal, nutritional or glandular building blocks for the body’s own hormone production. As an example, for the thyroid one might use Kelp to supply organic iodine, a nutritional supplement with copper and zinc, and a glandular of thyroid tissue to supply protomorphogens and other building blocks for thyroid function and repair. Support may also include detoxification and drainage, for example to remove mercury from the thyroid gland to unblock key enzymatic pathways, such as cellular ATP energy production, since the thyroid typically accumulates the highest concentration of mercury of any body tissue from silver amalgam fillings.

4. Hormone Stimulation Therapy may utilize homeopathic hormones or sarcodes (healthy glandulars) to stimulate glandular regeneration, reactivation and hormone production. For example, fish raised in a tank with a sealed glass ampule of a homeopathic hormone developed significantly differently from controls without this purely energetic resonance stimulation.

5. Hormone Regulation Therapy arranges lifestyle and environmental conditions to adjust the control mechanisms governing hormone production. Therapies may include exercise (e.g. for diabetes or hypothyroid), light (full spectrum or color therapy: see Color Therapy Report), sound (e.g. music therapy for stress reduction or specific tonal resonance effects), diet (e.g. phytoestrogens from soy foods), detoxification for enhanced liver function, etc.

Overview of Natural Hormone Therapy:

While the endocrine system is itself part of body System 4: the Communication system, the different glands communicate with and regulate all 5 body systems. This chart shows the major endocrine glands & hormones and their relationship to the 5 body tissue systems.

Recommended Glandular &
System Organs Hormones Other Supplements*
1. Adrenal Cortex (related to Kidneys = “renal” = System 1: Flow)
Glucocorticoids: adrenal cortex (see Adrenal)
cortisol adrenal cortex
_________ adrenal cortex
Mineralocorticoids: adrenal cortex
aldosterone adrenal cortex
_________ adrenal cortex
Sex Hormones: 
estrogens phytoestrogens (see Female)
testosterone (see Male)
etc. 
Adrenal Medulla Epinephrine adr. medulla; whole adrenal
Norepinephrine 
Reproductive System: (part of System 1: Flow)
Female: 
Ovary 
Estrogens natural estrogen combination, e.g.
10% estrone, 10% estradiol, 80% estriol
“Tri-Est” developed by Dr. Johnathan Wright;
precursors (e.g. DHEA, pregnenolone) phytoestrogens
(not found in the human system:
conjugated equine estrogens: Premarin®)
estrone (synthetic estrogen converts to estrone in the body; estrone causes breast cancer)
estradiol by itself, the most carcinogenic of the three natural estrogens
estriol (protects against breast cancer; can cause remission of metastatic breast cancer; no
significant side effects in 911 women studied for 5 years at 11 hospitals in 
Germany)
Progesterone “Progest E Drops”
Progesterone cream (originally developed 
by Dr. John Lee in 1979)
(not found in the human system:
progestins and progestogens, e.g.
methoxyprogesterone acetate, MPA or 
Provera®)
Uterus & Vagina (see Female section)
Male:
Testes Androgens:
Testosterone 
(not found in the human system:
methyltestosterone)
Prostate (see Male section)
2. Thymus Thymosin Thymus
(part of immune system in System 2: Support)
3. Digestive (Processing) System (System 3)
Pancreas (Islets) Insulin Pancreas (whole or cauda)
(see Processing section)
Glucagon Pancreas
GI Epithelium Gastrin GI glandular
Cholecystokinin GI glandular
Secretin GI glandular
Liver Somatomedins Liver

The remaining glands are intimately involved in self-regulation of the endocrine system and general metabolism through System 4: Communicate.

4. Thyroid Triiodothyronine Armour Thyroid or glandular
Thyroxin Armour Thyroid or glandular
Kelp
Parathyroid Parathyr. Hormone Sarcode
Sunlight (note: production of vitamin D in the skin = System 5: Integrity)
MCHC Calcium
Sublingual DHEA
Pituitary: (Post., Ant. & Int.) Pituitary glandular or sarcode
Posterior Pit. Vasopressin Posterior pituitary
Oxytocin Posterior pituitary
Anterior Pit. ACTH Anterior pituitary
TSH Anterior pituitary; Kelp
FSH Anterior pituitary
(a gonadotropin: regulates menstrual cycle)
LH Anterior pituitary
(a gonadotropin: regulates menstrual cycle)
Prolactin Anterior pituitary; Dandelion?, Milk Thistle?
Growth Hormone Anterior pituitary; pro-HGH
Amino Acids: __________
Intermediate Pit. MSH Pituitary (whole)
Pineal Melatonin Time Release Melatonin
Valerian
Violet light, Red flashlight or nightlight

*Recommended supplements listed as glandular may also be recommended as homeopathic sarcodes or isolated nutritional or homeopathic hormones.
1. Regulating the Flow of Electrolytes, Fluids & Energy

Adrenal

Vitamins:

A
B1
B2 (consider Riboflavin 5’ Phosphate)
B4
B5
B6 (consider Pyridoxal 5’ Phosphate)
C
Bioflavonoids

Minerals:

Magnesium
Zinc

Herbs:

Tonifying herbs for the adrenal cortex:
Rehmannia glutinosa is the most important Chinese herb for the adrenals and kidneys.
Bupleurum falcatum is anti-inflammatory via the adrenal glands.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)

Remission Foundation Botanicals…

“Power Up” to Restore Vital Energy

The following herbal formula combines tonic and adaptogenic properties to restore exhausted adrenal function. It is recommended in chronic stress, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), debilitated states including sexual debility and impotence, male infertility, poor sperm viability, anemia, convalescence, and failure to thrive in children. It is also used to enhance energy, stress-resistance and athletic performance.

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) tonifies the adrenal glands. Use it with a high potassium, low sodium diet while monitoring blood pressure and weight.
Panax ginseng (Ginseng) is an adaptogen which improves oxygenation, delays fatigue and enhances resistance to stress.
Withania somnifera (Withania) has adaptogenic, sedative, hypotensive, anti-bacterial, antitumor, anti-inflammatory properties. It improves glycogen (energy) storage in the liver and protects against liver toxicity. 
Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap) is a nervine tonic, antispasmodic and anticonvulsant, useful for nervous exhaustion and debility.

Directions: Take 5 to 7 droppers 3 times a day in water. Children under 12 take up to 3 droppers. Do not use this formula with high blood pressure, especially if your systolic blood pressure is over 180 mm Hg, and you have low potassium, and edema. Use caution if you have insomnia, as this formula may either improve or aggravate this symptom.

Notes:
Stress reduction, exercise, rest and relaxation are important
For mental exhaustion: use “Smart Drops” Brain Formula
For immune exhaustion: use “ImmuniTea” Thymus Formula

Hormone Precursor Spotlight:

D H E A

Is there a common factor in aging and degenerative diseases? What if there were one single factor in the body that was found to be low in aging, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and chronic fatigue? That factor has been found and confirmed by over 40,000 studies and publications. It is low blood levels of the hormone DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone). 

Dr. Julian Whittaker says of DHEA, “I can’t imagine practicing medicine without it.” Why are doctors like Julian Whittaker, Alan Gaby, Depak Chopra, Ward Dean and Robert Atkins all talking about DHEA? DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands, and is called the “Mother hormone” by top DHEA researchers because it is necessary in order to produce so many other hormones, in both men and women. Whenever the body needs to produce hormones like estrogen, testosterone, progesterone or estrogen, it calls on its stores of DHEA. DHEA levels peak at around age 20, and unlike any other hormone, show a linear decline with age in both men and women thereafter. DHEA is considered one of the most reliable measures of biological age. Besides aging, chronic stress is the biggest factor that causes a depletion of DHEA levels, since your body uses it up every time you make adrenaline. 

In one study of 5000 “normal, healthy” women, every single woman whose DHEA level was less than 10% of normal for their age eventually developed and died of breast cancer. The low DHEA levels appeared up to 9 years ahead of the cancer diagnosis, however. Also, there was not a single woman with above average DHEA levels that developed cancer. Even in rats bred genetically to get cancer, DHEA supplementation blocked the development of cancer in 100% of all cases.

A twelve year study of men between ages 50 and 79 found a 48% reduction in cardiovascular disease and 36% decrease in death from any cause associated with increased levels of DHEA. At Johns Hopkins, rabbits with atherosclerosis that were given supplemental DHEA showed a 50% reduction in the plaque in their arteries. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that DHEA protects against early death even in people with no heart disease. 

Researchers at Temple University report that DHEA blocks factors which promote the growth of cancer cells as well as production of fat. According to one researcher there, “there isn’t any question, DHEA is a very effective anti-obesity agent.” In mice, it reduces excess fat by 50% according to Longevity Magazine. Like GTF Chromium, it causes reduction in fat and increased lean muscle tissue even without any improvement in eating or exercise habits. Imagine what it could do if you combine DHEA and GTF Chromium (or a combination of citrin and chromium) with better diet and health habits!

Old mice given DHEA supplements regain the vigor of youth, and their coats become sleek and glossy again. Even cancer, whether naturally occuring or artificially induced, disappears. Obese mice regain their normal weight. Immune function increases. Mice with diabetes improve dramatically. Why should people have access to these kinds of benefits, and perhaps even more, combining DHEA supplementation with other wonderful products like Chromium and Microwater.

DHEA has been shown to improve memory in aging mice. DHEA levels in Alzheimer’s disease patients are 48% lower than in people the same age without the disease. Why not combine DHEA supplementation with ginkgo, which has also been proven beneficial in these same people.

A woman who had suffered her whole life from learning disabilities and poor memory was treated at the New York University School of Medicine with DHEA. On low doses, she showed improvement in learning and memory, as well as better sleep within one week. On higher doses, she showed further increases in short and long-term memory, at age 47 she was able for the first time in her life to successfully establish and operate her own small business.

A recent article in Popular Science was titled “Could DHEA be the answer to prolonged life?” The article pointed out that Americans spend $100 billion each year to try to look younger. Now they can actually get younger. Many people report clearer thinking, higher energy levels, disappearance of aches and pains, weight loss, and many other rejuvenating benefits. This all makes sense because chronic stress that depletes DHEA also locks the body into a catabolic mode in which it progressively breaks down without cycling through an anabolic rebuilding phase. This can result in premature aging, muscle wasting, diabetes, fatigue, osteoporosis, undesireable redistribution of body fat, hypertension, fluid retention, lowered immune function and impaired mental function. Does any of this sound like anyone you know?

Life Magazine reported that “a leading U.S. authority on the hormone reports that in laboratory animals high-dose DHEA feedings reduce body fat by one third, prevent atherosclerosis, alleviate diabetes, reduce the risk of cancer, enhance the immune response, inhibit development of certain autoimmune diseases and extend the normal life span of mice by 20%.”

Until now DHEA has only been available by prescription, and only a handful of compounding pharmacies in the whole country were capable of filling the prescription. Furthermore, most medical doctors do not prescribe DHEA in the first place, so first you would have to search for a physician who knows anything about the product. Now you can get real DHEA, which is extracted from bovine source, as well as DHEA synthesized from wild yam precursors (an energetically biocompatible form for vegans). The bovine source is usually more effective because it is in the sulfate bound form, as is 90% of the DHEA in the body, making it approximately 6 times more absorbable. The ultimate in effectiveness is sublingual life-formed DHEA Sulfate, since the sublingual route further increases absorption and bypasses the liver where 80 to 90% of encapsulated DHEA is de-activated before reaching the systemic circulation.

Since hormones affect mood, aging, and healing, hormonal imbalance can create dysfunction in both physiological and psychological states, including sexual performance problems: lack of sensitivity or desire, failure to achieve climax, dryness of the vagina, sexual melancholia and sexual neurasthenia.

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?

A major factor is environmental chemicals in food, water and air: heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, plastics and other poisons that mimic estrogen in the body. It has been reported on news programs (CBS, Discovery Channel, etc.) that the common tin can is supplying unwanted, estrogen-like hormones as a result of a chemical reaction during storage between the tin and the plastic inner lining. These cumulative chemical exposures add a synthetic steroid which directly interferes with the normal function of the Endocrine System.

Within the Endocrine System, there are hundreds of different hormones. Why is DHEA so Important? Hormonal balance is essential to the maintenance of good health and a strong Immune System. Researchers have discovered that a number of hormones play a significant role with “T-cell markers” in the Immune System, most notably DHEA.

Researchers have seen an inverse correlation between DHEA levels and disease, meaning that the higher the level of DHEA in the blood, the less an organism may suffer from disease.

Published studies have demonstrated that appropriate supplementation of DHEA could be a factor in decreasing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, senility, Alzheimer’s disease, and premature death. DHEA has also shown the wonderful potential to actually slow the aging process.

More and more scientific support is emerging which calls for early supplementation of DHEA and its precursor, Pregnenolone, in order to maintain general hormonal balance throughout life. Studies have demonstrated that DHEA levels in our blood generally peak around 20 years of age and decrease to only 5% of our peak levels by the age of 80.

Female Function:

Uterus & Ovaries

The benefits of natural hormone therapy span all five body systems:

System 1: Flow (Urogenital & Muscular tissues)

• Maintain muscle strength and muscle mass.

• Improve sexual function and interest (libido). Reduced hormone levels can also cause vaginal shrinkage, itching, painful intercourse, infection and bloody discharges.

• Hormone deficiency can cause urinary tract infections, changes in urethral opening, urinary frequency and urgency plus inability to hold urine.

• Dropping of the uterus and vagina can be caused by reduced hormone levels.

• Reduce risk of both endometrial and breast cancer.

For the 22 million American women taking the standard chemical hormone replacement therapy, synthetic progestogen, medroxyprogesterone acetate, also known as MPA or Provera® reduces the risk of endometrial cancer caused by synthetic estrogen, Premarin®, but 1 in 30 women get breast cancer due to this unnatural combination of synthetic drugs. Synthetic or unnatural hormones (e.g. equine estrogens) produce additional unnatural compounds in the body that may produce even worse effects than their parent compounds. For example, equilin is metabolized into 17 beta-dihydroequilin, which causes 8 times more endometrial growth than equilin itself. This can then lead to uterine cancer.

System 2: Support (Connective tissues: bone, blood, lymph, immune)

• Reduce hot flashes

• Decreased hormone levels can cause shrinking and sagging of breasts.

• Restore bone density and prevent osteoporosis, backaches and fractures

• Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, angina, atherosclerosis, decreased endurance & stroke)

Conventional hormone replacement therapy with equine estrogens increases risk of thromboembolism (stroke) by 200 to 700%. Synthetic progestogen therapy also cancels out any cardiovascular benefits from synthetic estrogen. According to Peter Collins, a scientist at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, “There appears to be a negation of the beneficial effects of estrogen by MPA but not by natural progesterone.” 

System 3: Process (Digestive system, including liver)

• Reduce high cholesterol

System 4: Communicate (Neuroendocrine system)

• Reduce risk of depression

• Improve sleep (insomnia, frequent waking), mood, memory and concentration

• Prevent senility and Altzheimer’s disease

System 5: Integrity (Skin and Mucous Membranes)

• Reduce vaginal dryness and thinning

• Low hormone levels contribute to atrophy, dryness, itching, bruising and loss of tonicity of the skin and mucous membranes.

• Hormone deficiency also triggers unwanted facial hair, dry hair and hair loss.

Using the natural approach to hormonal regulation also avoids other undesirable and dangerous side-effects of the synthetic ‘hormones.’

Progesterone effects:

Progest E Drops (natural progesterone for sublingual or transdermal supplementation with enhanced absorption)
Pregnenolone (precursor for both estrogen and progesterone)
Anterior pituitary
Ovary
B6 (Pyridoxal 5’ Phosphate)
Turnera microphylla (Damiana)
Vitex agnus castus (Chaste Tree)
Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam)
Mitchella repens (Squaw Vine)
Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai)
Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh)

Combination Product:
Spectra 305 P (NF Formulas)

Balancing Effects:

Pregnenolone (balanced estrogen/progesterone effect)
Anterior Pituitary
Ovary
B6
Bioflavonoids
Magnesium
Zinc
Aletris farinosa (Blazing Star)
Turnera microphylla (Damiana)
Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam)
Mitchella repens (Squaw Vine)
Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh)
Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai)

Combination Product:
Spectra 305 (NF Formulas)

Estrogenic Effects:

DHEA (precursor)
Pregnenolone (precursor for both estrogen and progesterone)
________

Combination Product:
Spectra 305 E (NF Formulas)

Phytoestrogens:

Phytoestrogens bind to estrogen receptors, but stimulate receptors less than estrogen, thus partially blocking or softening the effects of estrogens.

Soy: Genistein
Helonias luteum (False Unicorn Root) contains estrogen precursors.
Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh) contains phytoestrogens.
Panax ginseng (Korean Ginseng) is estrogenic.
Salvia officinalis (Sage) contains estrogenic compounds.

Remission Foundation Botanicals…

“FemTone” tonifies the female organs

The following combination is suggested for adults with excessive bleeding during menses, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, breakthrough bleeding at ovulation, menopause, uterine prolapse, poor pelvic tone, dysmenorrhea (in conjunction with the Uterine Pain formula below), functional infertility in women, or incontinence in women (related to poor pelvic tone). Contraindication: Do not use this formula during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd’s Purse) is antihemorrhagic as well as diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer.
Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai) is a blood tonic and regulates menstruation. It is indicated in dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menstrual irregularity, PMS, endometriosis, metrorrhagia, traumatic bruising, abdominal mass, anaemia, dizziness, poor circulation and excessive fetal movement. It increases metabolism and oxygen utilization in the liver. 
Paeonia lactiflora is a blood tonic, antispasmodic (vasodilator and smooth muscle relaxant) and analgesic used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used in dysmenorrhea, leukorrhea, excessive uterine bleeding and threatened miscarriage.
Helonias luteum (False Unicorn Root) is a uterine and ovarian tonic used by the indigenous people of North America. It contains estrogen precursors and is indicated for uterine prolapse, relaxed vagina, and abdominal dragging sensations, menstrual irregularity (especially in the first half of the cycle), uterine hemorrhage, leukorrhea, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, ovarian pain, enhancing fertility, vomiting of pregnancy, preventing miscarriage and menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, reduced vaginal mucus and poor pelvic tone.

Directions: 5 droppers in water 3 times a day. For adults only.

Notes:
In PMS: add Vitex agnus castus before breakfast.
In dysmenorrhea: add “FemRelief” Uterine Pain Formula
In menopause: add “FemEase” Menopause formula.
In debilitated states: add “Power Up” Adrenal herb formula.
Remission Foundation Botanicals…

“FemRelief” restores comfort

The following combination is recommended for menstrual pain, ovarian pain, uterine pain, labour pain, intercostal (rib) muscle pain and other muscle cramps:

Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue Cohosh) is antispasmodic and tonic for the female system, and is useful for dysmenorrhea or any pain or spasm related to the menstrual cycle. It dilates blood vessels, increasing circulation to the uterus. 
Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh) is antispasmodic by increasing pelvic blood supply to relieving cramps. It is indicated in spasmodic dysmenorrhea with cramps, or any pelvic inflammation associated with spasm, tension or uterine discharge.
Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam) is a visceral antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory indicated in inflammation and spasm of the female system, dysmenorrhea and other spasm-induced pains
Viburnum opulus (Cramp Bark) relaxes smooth muscle (e.g. uterus), balances the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), relieves colicky pains and spasms of the female system, while tonifying the pelvic organs.
Zingiber officinale (Ginger) stimulates circulation, increasing the absorption and distribution of other herbs, while providing its own antispasmodic activity in visceral organs.

Directions: Take 5 droppers of the combination in hot water 3-6 times a day.

Notes:
Avoid: caffeine, chocolate, alcoholic beverages and smoking.
In constipation: modify diet or add flora, fiber and/or herbs to achieve regularity, e.g. Aloe.
In light or normal bleeding: add Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai) before and during menstruation (avoid if excessive bleeding).
Remission Foundation Botanicals…

“FemEase” eases the transition to maturity

The following formula helps the body adapt to changing hormonal levels while supporting nervous system function to prevent depression and reducing excess perspiration and hot flashes. It is indicated for menopausal symptoms such as emotional changes, depression, excess perspiration and hot flashes.

Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam) is antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and relaxes the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).
Helonias luteum (False Unicorn Root) reduces the effects of declining estrogen levels during menopause.
Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) is sedative and anti-depressent. It is indicated for anxiety, irritability, nervous fatigue and depression.
Panax ginseng (Korean Ginseng) is adaptogenic and promotes stress-resistance. It is also estrogenic.
Salvia officinalis (Sage) contains estrogenic compounds, and naturally suppresses perspiration associated with hot flashes.

Directions: Take 5 droppers in water 3 times a day. Do not take this formula if pregnant. Also any abnormal bleeding should be checked by your general health practitioner. 

Notes: 
Improve diet (see Target Diet chart) and eliminate sugar, tea, coffee and cola.
Reduce alcohol intake.
For spasms or cramping: add Uterine Pain formula.
Take Evening Primrose Oil capsules (or other essential fatty acid supplement as recommended by your health practioner)

Hormone Precursor Spotlight:

Pregnenolone

÷ A healthy young adult produces about 30 mg daily.

÷ Pregnenolone is typically suggested for people over 45. 

÷ The typical dosage of pregnenolone is 20-30 mg per day. (Dosing can be at 150 mg once a week, but you should generally not exceed 150mg in one day.)

÷ Pregnenolone is safe as there are no overdose problems.

÷ Some individuals may need up to 1 gram daily because of poor absorption.

Active Hormone & Precursor Spotlight:

Progesterone

Progest E Drops

Progesterone in a base of Natural Vitamin E oil 
to enhance sublingual or transdermal absorption

÷ Progest E Drops are 100 times stronger than other progesterone supplements because of the natural Vitamin E base which enhances absorption.

÷ Each drop contains 3mg (1/4 teaspoon contains 100 mg).

÷ The typical daily dosage is 10-20 mg (3-7 drops daily). 

÷ Your first dose should not exceed 15 mg.

Finding your proper dosage: 

÷ Take 10 mg at a time orally (3 drops), repeat dosage after 10 minutes until symptoms are controlled.

÷ If taking more than the typical dosage, watch for side effects of overdose which may include wobbly, ”drunken”, or anesthetized sensations or even unconscious.

Special considerations:

÷ People with low thyroid or high estrogen sometimes use 50-100 mg per day. 

÷ If you already have an enlarged thyroid gland, progesterone can stimulate a hyperthyroid tendency.

÷ To help prepare for pregnancy take 5 drops several times a day. Also check for thyroid deficiency.

Male Function:

Prostate & Testes

Vitamins:

Beta carotene
B6
E

Minerals:

Boron?
Zinc monomethionine or picolinate

Amino Acids:

Glycine
Alanine
Glutamic acid

EFAs:

Borage seed oil

Herbs:

Cernitin flower pollen (Cernilton, Energessence)
Serenoa repens (Saw Palmetto)
Urtica dioica (Nettle)
Prunis africanum (Pygeum)
Equisetum arvense (Horsetail)
Hydrangea arborescens (Hydrangea)
Dioscorea (wild Yam)
Smilex medica (Aristo Lochiaefolia)
Pfaffia paniculata (
Avena sativa (Oats)
Muira puama
Angelica sinensis (Dong Quai) protects against testicular disease resulting from deficiency of vitamin E.

Remission Foundation Botanicals…

“FlowRelief” soothes the urogenital tract

This formula is indicated for urinary tract infections, such as cystitis, urethritis and acute prostatitis, as well as for difficult or painful urination, and any irritation or inflammation of the urinary tract.

Agropyron repens (Couch Grass) is an antibiotic and a soothing diuretic which helps any kind of inflammation, pain or spasm in the urinary tract.
Barosma betulina (Buchu) is a very effective urinary antiseptic and diuretic, indicated in all urinary and prostate infections.
Echinacea angustifolia (Echinacea) is an immunostimulant against both viruses and bacteria, whether the infection is acute or chronic. 
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) prevents bacteria from adhering to the injured mucous membrane of the urinary tract. 

Directions: take 5 droppers in water 3 times a day (or up to 6 times a day for short periods during acute symptoms). Children under 12 take up to 3 droppers 3 times a day (or up to 6 times a day during acute symptoms). Caution: long term use of Glycyrrhiza glabra may lead to potassium depletion and hypertension. Do not use in cases with hypertension, edema, or if taking potassium depleting diuretics. Referral considerations: watch for any signs of deterioration: fever, persistent low back pain or blood in the urine.

Notes:
Drink lots of water.
In acute cases: add a urinary alkalizer.
In chronic cases: add Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) and Crataeva nurvala to program.

For chronic prostatitis:

Take the “ImmuniTea” Thymus Formula along with the “ImmuneEase” formula.

2. Regulating the Immune Support System

Thymus

Glandulars:

Thymus
Lymph
Spleen
Liver
Bone Marrow
Adrenal

Vitamins:

Beta Carotene
C
E

Minerals:

Zinc picolinate

Herbs:

Astragalus membranaceus
Echinacea purpurea & angustifolia
Ligustrum lucidum

Remission Foundation Botanicals…

“ImmuniTea” Rebuilds the Defence System

This combination is for chronically impaired immunity. Its tonic and immunostimulant properties are needed in all chronic immune dysfunctions including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), AIDS, cancer and chronic hepatitis. It is useful in prevention of bacterial and viral infection. It may be used along with other therapies in autoimmune conditions like Lupus and as a tonic to speed recovery from illness.

Astragalus membranaceus is indicated for chronic debility, immune depression and fatigue. It helps regenerate organs, improves lung function, and corrects recurrent colds or chronic sinusitis. It is warming to help sensitivity to cold or cold extremeties, stimulating cell metabolism and helping cells live longer. It increases, NK cell activity, antibodies and interferon, and counteracts immunosuppression caused by aging, cortisone, radiation and chemotherapy. It is used in nephritis and hepatitis. In one study, GPT levels normalized in 80% of subjects after 1 to 2 months. 
Echinacea angustifolia is immunostimulatory against both bacteria and viruses, increasing phagocytosis. It is used in autoimmune conditions (e.g. SLE), allergies, respiratory congestion, acne, psoriasis and eczema. It has been used historically even in life-threatening infections such as meningitis and cholera. 
Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) is adaptogenic, improving resistance to physical, chemical and biological stress factors, including viruses and bacteria. Long term use decreases acute infections and absenteeism. One double blind study of a thousand workers over a one-year period found a 40% decrease in absenteeism and 50% less illness. It mainains adrenal balance, preventing both atrophy and hypertrophy. Animal studies show it doubles lifespan after radiation exposure and it has been shown to increase immune function in cancer patients. It also reduces side-effects of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery, while improving healing and well-being. It increases survival times in patients with terminal illness. It benefits chronic bronchitis, atherosclerosis and rheumatic heart conditions.

Directions: 5 to 7 droppers 3 times a day in water. Children under age 12, take up to 3 droppers 3 times a day in water. Do not take Astragalus and Eleutherococcus during acute infection or fever. 

Notes:
Avoid sugar, refined and processed foods.
Exercise regularly. Rebounding is best.
For exhaustion or periods of intense stress: add “Power Up” Adrenal Formula.
Consider adding 2 Picrorrhiza tablets 3 times a day.
Remission Foundation Botanicals…

“ImmuneEase” Provides Soothing Relief

The following combination is designed specifically for relief of chronic inflammation, auto-immune symptoms (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, ankylosing spondylitis), migraines or liver-related headaches. Symptoms may also include asthma, urticaria, joint pain, immobility and swelling.

Rehmannia glutinosa (Rehmannia) sustains the effects of the body’s own cortisone. It also prevents the immunosuppression and adrenal suppression caused by steroid treatments. 
Bupleurum falcatum is anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic, hepatotonic, mildly sedative and strongly anti-tussive. It stimulates ACTH secretion from the pituitary to increase endogenous cortisol production. It also inhibits PGE2 (pro-inflammatory prostaglandin) production. It helps immune damage to the kidneys. 
Hemidesmus indicus (Hemidesmus) is used traditionally in India to down-regulate both the cellular and humoral immune response in auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic skin problems and ulcers. It is safe and non-toxic. 
Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects used in migraine

Directions: Take 5 droppers in water 3 times a day. Children under 12, take up to 3 droppers 3 times a day. This formula is non-toxic, but Tanacetum parthenium can trigger mouth ulcers in a small percentage of people. 

Notes: 
Reduce red meat and increase fish intake.
In chronic immune dysharmony: add “ImmuniTea”
In non-immune related arthritis, substitute “JointEase”

3. Regulating the Processing System

Processing Sugar & Food

Pancreas

(do search on diabetes)

Herbal:

Rehmannia glutinosa

Nutritional: Chromium, Zinc, Magnesium, Vanadyl sulfate

Water: Alkaline Microwater

Light: Yellow-Green (include rat study)

GI Tract

Friendly bacterial flora and adequate quantity and quality of dietary fibers are crucial to intestinal health along with a balanced diet and adequate intake of the best possible quality of water. The best water is alkaline Microwater with Ericsson’s Alka-Mine Coral Calcium added prior to ionization. This provides an alkaline buffer with plenty of electrons to scavenge free radicals, resulting in a dramatic normalization of gut terrain and ecology beginning within days. Diabetics have even gotten off insulin with this type of support sustained over a period of time.

GI Herbs:

Gentiana lutea (Gentian)
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Liver

The liver keeps blood sugar from dopping too low. It is also responsible for detoxifying the portal blood from the digestive tract, processing and storing nutrients, breaking down toxins and a myriad of other critical functions. 

When the liver is stress and overworked, it can overact on the Pancreas. For example, bile can flow up the pacreatic duct and stress the Pancreas. 

Liver herbs:

Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion)
Carduus marianus (Milk Thistle)
Chelidonium majus (Celandine)

4. Metabolism

Thyroid

Glandulars:

Anterior Pituitary

Vitamins:

C

Minerals:

Copper
Iodine (organic)
Zinc

Amino Acids:

Tyrosine

Herbs:

Kelp

Parathyroid

Glandulars/Hormones:

DHEA (sublingual, life-formed DHEA sulfate)

Vitamins:

D

Minerals:

Boron
Calcium (MCHC)
Phosphorus (avoid excess)

Combination Products:
For Women Only

Environmental factors:

Sunlight
5. Pineal

Melatonin

Time release Melatonin is recommended within 30 minutes of going to bed. This helps with ease of falling asleep for those who find this difficult, while the sustained release factor helps maintain normal sleep through the night, in case this is a problem. The blood levels achieved throughout the night with sustained release Melatonin are also much closer to the normal physiological pattern compared to typical melatonin supplements. 

Melatonin also functions as an anti-oxidant, entering every cell in the body. Unlike other hormones, which are blocked at the cell membrane level, requiring intra-cellular messengers to carry their communication to specific target cells, Melatonin communicates the essential light/dark cycle of the environment to every cell in the body. This is crucial in synchronizing all body functions to work in harmony through the 24 hour ‘organ clock’ described in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The times represent the peak activity of each meridian and associated organs. The low ebb of activity would be exactly 12 hours away.

Time Meridian
11 AM – 1 PM Heart
1-3 PM Small Intestine
3-5 PM Bladder (includes Uterus or Prostate)
5-7 PM Kidneys
7-9 PM Circulation
9-11 PM Triple Warmer (Endocrine)
11 PM – 1 AM Gall Bladder
1-3 AM Liver
3-5 AM Lung
5-7 AM Large Intestine
7-9 AM Stomach
9-11 AM Spleen/Pancreas

Additional therapies and strategies are often helpful to enhance sleep:

Relaxing and sedative herbs for insomnia:

herb: common name key properties: indications:
Valeriana mexicana (Valerian) sedative anxiety, insomnia, nervous tension,
nervous dyspepsia, tension headache,
stage fright, other nervous conditions
Passiflora incarnata (Passionflower) relaxant, sedative restlessness, irritability, insomnia
Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap) relaxant, sedative, restorative nervous tension, stress, exhaustion, neurological & neuromotor conditions
Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort) calmative, sedative, restorative depression, anxiety, tension, irritability
Turnera diffusa (Damiana) nervine, tonic, restorative depression, anxiety
Verbena officinalis (Vervain) nervine, tonic depression, nervous exhaustion
melancholia, stress, GI/liver problems

Color therapy:

Violet (or Indigo) light for up to 20 minutes immediately before bed
Red flashlight (red light does not shut off the pineal when used to see at night)
Red nightlight 

For more information on Melatonin and Pineal function, including sensitivity to EMF and geopathic fields, see Dr. Swartwout’s report on Melatonin & Cancer.

Summary of Herbal Formulas:

1 Smart Drops “work smarter, not harder”
2 Power Up “Power Up your day”
3 ImmuniTea “boost immunity with ImmuniTea”
4 VirEx “say goodbye to viral symptoms”
5 AllerEase “relief of allergy symptoms”
6 ImmuneEase “relax the autoimmune system”
7 JointEase “soothing relief for those aching joints”
8 BronchEx 
9 FluEx “say goodbye to cold & flu symptoms”
10 BronchEase 
11 BreathEase “breath easy”
12 Off Syrup “turn off the cough”
13 SinusEase 
14 RegulariTea 
15 DigestEase 
16 GastroRelief 
17 LiverGen 
18 LiverStim 
19 NeuroGen 
20 StressEx 
21 CircuEase 
22 OpenHeart 
23 HeartEase 
24 FemTone “tonify the female system”
25 FemRelief “feel like yourself again”
26 FemEase “Ease the transition”
27 FlowRelief 
28 IntegriTea “build healthy skin with IntegriTea”
29 DiabeTone “tonify blood sugar regulation”