About The Doctor
Dr. Marcus Laux
Dr. Laux is a world renowned expert in natural medicine. He testified before the Clinton Presidential Commission on Dietary Supplements, and served numerous Scientific Advisory Boards for leading natural medicine companies.
He is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who received his doctorate from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR in 1985. He served as Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NCNM; Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University of Natural Health in Kenmore, WA, and Assistant Adjunct Professor at Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Laux maintained a full-time private family practice for two decades in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California, one of the first integrated clinics with MD, ND, DC, LAc and D.O. in the U.S.
Dr. Laux has traveled extensively, researching native medicines and indigenous healing practices, and is the co-author of Natural Woman, Natural Menopause, The New Memory Advantage, and The Ten Top Alternative Therapies.
“As menopause is a natural event, I highly recommend that women first and foremost seek natural support for their menopausal symptoms. Profemin™ works naturally without hormones, without a prescription, and without harmful side effects. By making Profemin™ a core part of your health strategy, you can make these the most rewarding years of your life - living more fully on your terms! I’m confident it will help you feel your absolute best at an especially challenging time of life. In my professional opinion, Profemin™ is the number one choice for menopausal women.”*
What Is Pre-Menopause and Menopause?
Menopause is a natural part of life, when a woman goes from her reproductive years to her non-reproductive years, meaning she no longer makes eggs from her ovaries and the production of estrogen declines. The definition of menopause is when a woman stops having a menstrual period for 12 months in a row, and while the average age is 51, some women will go through this change sooner and some later. The symptoms of menopause can start during the 40's and can continue well beyond the 50's and 60's. Women can spend 1/3 of their lives in menopause, which means that most women will live for more than 30 years with reduced levels of estrogen, and all women are going to experience some of the symptoms and changes that occur with menopause.
The journey leading up to menopause is called peri-menopause (or pre-menopause), and typically begins for a woman in her early to mid 40's. Peri-menopause is often marked by changes in a woman's normal menstrual cycle, which can become either heavier or lighter with just spotting, more frequent, or for many women will start to skip periods altogether. During this phase, women are still having periods, but they are on a hormonal roller coaster ride, and the symptoms are often the same as menopause. Up to around the early to mid-40's (varies by individual) a woman's estrogen levels are pretty reliable, but around that time as ovaries start to age, estrogen levels become unpredictable.
Evolution Of Menopausal Treatment
Before the 1900's, many women did not live much beyond the age of 50, so they rarely had to deal with hot flashes and night sweats. However, around the turn of the century as women lived longer and experienced the symptoms of menopause, some extreme treatments emerged such as blood-letting and opium, and in some cases, even a half pint of beer would be given as a treatment! Once doctors realized that the loss of estrogen played a big role in causing menopausal symptoms, they started giving Hormone Therapy to women.
In 1942, doctors started prescribing estrogen that was actually extracted from pregnant horses' urine. This was the main treatment for menopause symptoms and one of the most widely prescribed drugs until around 2002, and even today, it is still used as a drug treatment. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was routinely prescribed for many women over 50. In 2002 however, a large government study called the Women's Health Initiative raised concerns about Hormone Therapy, and as many health care professionals and women know, there are risks when using hormones, including:
- Increased risk of breast cancer
- Heart disease
- Blood clots
Clinical Study For Profemin™
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
- Feelings of Nervousness
- Moodiness and sadness
- Aches and Pains
- Vaginal dryness