Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL000222A
00:01 Well, I just want to know
00:03 is it hotter here or is it just me?
00:07 Okay, on our program today
00:09 we are gonna talk about power surges.
00:11 So you need to stay by.
00:50 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living.
00:51 This is Curtis Eakins, your co-host
00:53 and I have another co-host as well
00:56 my beautiful wife who is fanny.
00:58 Is it hot here or is it just me?
01:00 Oh, no.
01:01 You explain some of those-- now we don't say hot flashes.
01:05 That's right. Be careful.
01:07 Yes, the program is entitled preventing power surges.
01:12 Because I do remember,
01:13 I do remember doing those presentations one time
01:16 and we were saying the word hot flashes
01:20 but there was a problem because in the church
01:23 where we attend at first church,
01:25 I see men fanning, okay.
01:29 I see children fanning.
01:31 And so I'm like well, everybody can't be having hot flashes.
01:35 So then a lady came to me-- Maybe air-condition was broke.
01:37 Lady came out to me and she said
01:39 there are not called hot flashes dear
01:41 they are called power surges.
01:45 That means it makes a distinction between
01:46 those who are actually going through that
01:48 and women who went menopause.
01:50 I think we are talking about today,
01:52 we are talking about menopause.
01:53 So in one of time it's pretty built in heating.
01:57 Oh, yes, you never know
01:58 I mean, you can actually have a power surge
02:00 in the summer, in the winter,
02:02 you know, and we will talk about,
02:03 you know, different foods that can bring it on
02:05 and different things it can happen,
02:06 is that reason for they have these power surges
02:09 but she actually brought me a plaque.
02:11 Yeah, you had a plaque.
02:12 I meant to bring that plaque with me
02:13 but I left it at home.
02:15 So anyway, it say I'm not having hot flashes,
02:18 I'm having power surge.
02:20 so in winter time only, next you honey,
02:22 Mexico people have those power surges.
02:24 We'll talk about that. Built in radiator.
02:26 All right, yeah, so we are talking about men-pause.
02:32 Women come forward. Come forward.
02:34 Because it's all about women.
02:37 All about the ladies, its all about the ladies.
02:38 All about the ladies. All about the ladies, okay.
02:40 Well, let's talk about menopause--
02:42 we can talk about-- we're gonna get as much
02:45 as we can before we going into the kitchen.
02:47 Let's go ahead and let's define some terms.
02:50 What is menopause by definition?
02:52 Well, you know, when we talk about menopause
02:53 we talk them of the stop, stopping of the menses.
02:55 When you get to the point
02:56 where the menses or to the point
02:58 where you might go like a whole year
03:00 because sometime women think
03:01 they are going through menopause
03:02 but actually it's that timeframe
03:04 when its actually preparing for menopause.
03:05 But menopause means when you go whole year
03:07 without your menses you are more or less
03:09 moving into menopause.
03:11 That is age group, you know,
03:14 is a part of knowing when it's going to go on.
03:17 So why don't we look at that
03:18 so that menses once gain pause,
03:22 things are getting ready to chance.
03:23 Really for the better even though it seem like
03:25 it's the worst right now what is going to get better.
03:27 yeah, so let's talk about the age
03:29 because I know that it can vary,
03:32 we can have other things that bring on menopause
03:35 we talk about that as well.
03:37 But let's go to our first graphic,
03:38 talk about the age, honey.
03:39 Let's look at the first graphic at this time.
03:41 You want to talk about
03:42 or you want me to talk about it?
03:45 Oh, you got the graphic, you made it so--
03:46 Okay, well, let's talk about, okay.
03:47 At what age do menopause symptoms first appear?
03:50 Now of course,
03:53 there the average age is right at 51.
03:56 If you have to have an average age
03:58 it can be 45 to 55.
04:01 You see there it can start as early as 40
04:05 it can go on pass 65.
04:09 That's a long ways but again the peak
04:11 is right at that 50-55 that mark right there
04:17 but 45-55 is usually the time where a woman is going
04:20 through the menopause that change of life.
04:24 Well, now there is also a timeframe
04:26 when it can be a thing called surgical menopause
04:29 and when we talk about surgical menopause it means that,
04:31 if for any reason either the ovaries
04:33 and or the uterus is removed then of course or both
04:37 then of course they automatically plummeted
04:38 into menopause at early age.
04:41 It was amazing as we were doing study on this
04:43 as talking about menopause
04:45 that we found women in their 20s
04:47 that actually were already in menopause.
04:49 And you say well, how is that possible?
04:50 If the ovaries and or the actual uterus is removed
04:54 surgically they can cause a problem
04:55 and she will go into menopause
04:56 because its actually a hormonal imbalance as well.
05:00 Also chemo and radiation--
05:01 Oh, chemo-- that's right.
05:03 Chemotherapy, radiation at a young age
05:06 that can also cause some problems
05:07 for her go into menopause as well.
05:10 It was kind of when we are doing research
05:11 and talking about the subject
05:12 how many women were actually in menopause at early age.
05:15 So when we talk about that sometime we have women
05:19 who are doing our program as a matter of fact
05:20 when we do a program called Power Surges
05:22 we normally have to do PMS syndrome
05:25 and then move into menopause
05:27 because if we just say its gonna be menopause
05:29 women mostly-- younger women say
05:31 well, that's so far away,
05:33 that's in the 50s and 60s so I'm not worried now.
05:35 I'm just 20, okay.
05:37 But-- And you do PMS--
05:38 When they come in and they see--
05:40 The older women won't come because oh, I'm passed that.
05:42 No, yeah.
05:43 So what happens as we did a program called
05:45 Women's Wellness Week and it was every subject
05:48 dealing with the women,
05:49 the thyroid, migraine headaches,
05:52 PMS, heart diseases, stroke,
05:55 all those different things that dealt with women.
05:57 And believe it or not as the week began
05:59 to build the ages of the women they got older and younger
06:03 because they start talking about,
06:04 they are talking about women, the stuff we're going through.
06:07 And so and that respect is good
06:09 because really and truly we tell women
06:11 in your 20s is to have
06:13 your first test done, the hormonal test
06:15 which you are gonna talk about a little bit
06:16 and then that way you will have a gauge
06:18 as you get to your 30s and 40s and something goes down
06:20 you can go backwards
06:21 and see well, this is where my hormones
06:23 were at one time and now they have changed.
06:26 So don't think because you are not
06:27 50 or 60 or 51 whatever our average age is
06:31 that you are not suspect
06:33 or able to go through a menopause.
06:36 That's what I want to tell.
06:37 Yes, okay, now there's another term called perimenopause.
06:42 And I think we have a graphic on that
06:44 and let's go to the screen at this time.
06:45 Let's talk about perimeno.
06:47 Well, first before going to the screen
06:48 what is perimenopause?
06:50 Now this is before, this is pre-menopause
06:52 and this is getting ready, moving up toward.
06:54 Like I already mentioned that comment about
06:56 when you are moving to the age of it.
06:59 You are not at menopause its peri's,
07:00 Yeah, but it's got some serious symptoms,
07:02 serious symptoms that go along with it.
07:04 Okay, so it's coming but it's not yet there, okay.
07:06 Let's go the screen at this time, all right.
07:08 Perimenopause and here we have it folks,
07:11 and now-- let me start
07:12 from the top, from the head
07:13 and walk all the way down to leg.
07:15 Number one, of course you have headaches
07:17 and you have hot flashes
07:18 or now we call them power surges, all right
07:22 and hormone imbalance that kind of thing.
07:25 The teeth begin to loosen.
07:27 The gums begin to recede.
07:30 We are talking about perimenopause
07:31 now folks, all right.
07:32 You have weight gain, the abdomen loses muscle tone
07:36 so therefore you got that tummy, the belly or the bulge.
07:41 The breast began to droop,
07:43 vaginal dryness, you have bone loss,
07:48 you have sexual impotency there.
07:54 And so a lot of things are going on during that time.
07:56 So this perimenopause
07:58 and so we need to understand that--
08:00 oh, you have to fan out again just by me talking.
08:03 Just mentioning all that stuff, that first of all.
08:04 Oh, you, I would you feel it
08:06 you got the fan already, all right, yeah.
08:08 But women are going through this.
08:09 I think what happens honey,
08:11 a lot of times we don't talk about this topic.
08:16 Although its very prevalent in our churches,
08:19 in our communities because we did that
08:21 at South Central Conference camp meeting
08:23 well, the time you see this probably late on
08:26 but just a few months ago as one of the largest crowds,
08:29 we head over 100 because these are topic topics
08:34 that not being talked about, its being hush.
08:37 The woman, the husbands and wife
08:39 did not talking to one another what's going on
08:42 and so you have a lot of issues,
08:44 emotional issues, physical issues,
08:47 and you have a lot of things that come from that
08:50 that can be very damaging to the marriage relationship
08:54 because its not being talked about.
08:56 That's why we want to focus on this topic today.
08:59 Well, the other thing too you have to remember also
09:01 and that is around the age time
09:02 if you are talking about the average age about 51
09:05 this is also when the children are leaving home.
09:07 You got the emptiness syndrome.
09:08 So the depression and all of the other things
09:10 that are mentioned there that this you cursing like woo.
09:14 I mean, it's all that stuff going to happen to me?
09:16 Well, not necessarily because believe it or not
09:19 a lot of things you can do to prepare yourself
09:20 from menopause and get ready for menopause
09:22 and you don't want to wait
09:24 until that timeframe as we already said.
09:26 In the 20s and 30s you want to get your first test,
09:28 you want to take care of yourself
09:29 because if you take care of yourself
09:31 when you are younger okay, it will really benefits you
09:35 as you began to move to the more seasoned age.
09:38 Okay, now let's talk about some lifestyle things
09:41 that women can do that can mean,
09:44 women are gonna go through this,
09:46 most women will experience this.
09:48 What are some of lifestyle factors
09:49 they can do as far as elevating
09:52 some of these symptoms we just mentioned?
09:54 Well, some of the things you said,
09:55 for instance you mentioned bone density
09:57 and some things that was going on with bloating
10:00 of the belly or sagging here and there that--
10:02 Sagging here and there.
10:03 That itself--
10:08 Sagging here and there.
10:09 You early mentioned the term just sagging here and there.
10:12 I mean, you know, if the thing is that
10:13 you know, we are gonna age,
10:15 I mean, that's just natural
10:16 and the cats come of closet glory and lays in our grace.
10:19 We are going to age and so but getting for it--
10:22 for instance we did on one of our program
10:24 we did a thing called belly or bed exercises
10:27 and that meant that as soon as you wake up in the morning
10:29 you know, you actually talk to the Father God,
10:32 thanking Him for a brand new day
10:34 and then we actually show them bed exercises you can do.
10:37 Well, you don't have to do no push-ups,
10:38 you don't have to hurt your neck.
10:39 You can actually lay in the bed and do the exercises
10:43 that will actually deal with the core
10:45 which is where the core is
10:46 where you're gonna get the abdomen.
10:48 You know, if you don't take care of the core
10:49 you are gonna have some issues
10:51 right there in the stomach region
10:52 and believe it or not
10:53 it will tighten up the stomach, all right.
10:56 And so if you want to know what those are you're gonna
10:58 hit us on abundantlivingtv.org
11:01 But then also walking, very, very important.
11:03 Okay, walking is good.
11:04 And that's good because whether she is stressed out
11:06 or depressedor whatever is going on
11:08 sometime rather than say something
11:09 to someone out of order just take a walk,
11:12 take a walk you'll feel better, you'll feel better.
11:14 And then also toning is so important.
11:17 You talked about you know, things sagging
11:19 and moving around and carrying on
11:20 so this immense stress trench, bench, stress--
11:25 okay, okay, okay, okay, okay,
11:27 I'm gonna get-- Resistant training.
11:28 Resistant training. I'm at resistant training.
11:31 Okay, that sounds so much better.
11:32 Resistant training.
11:33 Doing resistant training that also helps out,
11:35 you know, you want to get that at least three times a week,
11:38 you want to walk at least three to four times a week,
11:40 and strength bearing is really, really simple.
11:43 Now ladies, when we say strength bearing
11:45 we are not talking about trying to get out there
11:46 and do 15 and 20 pound weights, okay.
11:48 As a matter of fact I like the idea
11:49 but the weights are out there,
11:51 girly oh, weights out there as well.
11:52 They are pink and blue and beige
11:54 and that kind of colors.
11:56 And so I have friends that are out there doing 15,
11:59 you know, pound weight.
12:00 If you hurt yourself trying to life a 15 pound weight
12:03 you are down for a month or two months, all right.
12:05 But if you go toward the five and ten pound
12:08 the name of the game is more reputation,
12:11 okay, rather than heavier weights.
12:14 So that means if you are doing a rep of three reps of 10
12:17 you want to balance it up then you want to move it to,
12:19 you know, 15 you can move up to 20.
12:21 Same weight you get the same effect,
12:23 you don't need to hurt yourself.
12:24 Now you've been doing some weight training
12:26 and you want to roll up your sleeves
12:27 and get a close up shot of your muscle baby,
12:30 roll up your sleeve.
12:32 Okay, I think this point once again.
12:34 That call you have another hot flash, another power surge.
12:36 Can you tell about the key test that
12:37 a individual takes in order to know what's going on.
12:40 You just bypass that question all together.
12:42 Yeah, yeah. You're not gonna--
12:44 people see your muscles, right.
12:45 Okay, so but--
12:47 oh, one more thing about clothing at night,
12:49 can you just talk about that just for a moment?
12:52 Okay, okay, clothing at night.
12:55 You don't want to wear a whole lot of that
12:57 slinky, silky kind of things.
12:59 You want to wear more of the cotton knit
13:01 type of things and so this,
13:03 you know, this gets very, very personable
13:04 so you do you have to call me up
13:05 or you email me or send me a message
13:08 because I know, you won't want me to get into all that.
13:09 I'm not gonna on TV
13:10 but there is some real serious things ladies,
13:12 let me talk about when it comes to that
13:14 as matter of fact when we did a program
13:15 on menopause there is no men around
13:17 and we really get down the nitty-gritty about
13:20 how we are feeling and what is going on,
13:22 well we should and should not do.
13:23 And women are screaming and howling on the floor.
13:26 They just have fit because it's funny
13:28 although it's serious, its very funny
13:30 but its something to think about.
13:31 Yeah, because even it makes me blush
13:32 when I hear that so, anything to make me to blush
13:35 you know, they are getting kind of--
13:37 But one time you tried to come in at room,
13:39 he tried to sneak in that room
13:40 where we were talking about that and--
13:41 That's a last one, don't do that.
13:42 I know, Curtis trying to come and we go get out--
13:48 Let's talk about the testing
13:51 and this all hormones that women should have tested.
13:55 You have of course your estrogen,
13:57 progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA.
14:01 Yes. Yes.
14:03 Again let me say that again.
14:04 Estrogen, progesterone,
14:07 testosterone, cortisol, DHEA, those tests
14:12 and we are talking about saliva test.
14:14 Little bit more accurate then the urine test
14:16 and saliva test.
14:17 I know amazing drugs where we live in Huntsville
14:20 well, actually Madison for the fifth of city,
14:22 Tawingo there he does that
14:25 compound pharmacy beginning to that as well.
14:27 So a lot of times people take medication.
14:31 The Premarin, Premarin
14:37 pregnant mares'urine, okay.
14:43 Heart attacks and strokes and that's estrogen therapy.
14:46 And then you have the Prempro
14:48 which is hormone replacement therapy,
14:50 estrogen progesterone but then with that
14:53 you have anxiety, you have dementia,
14:55 gallbladder diseases, blood clots,
14:59 heart diseases, breast cancer
15:02 and increase of ovarian cancer with the Prempro.
15:06 So with that honey,
15:08 there's something out called bioidentical.
15:10 Let's talk about that before we close out.
15:13 Briefly about what's bioidentical?
15:15 That's been out for a while.
15:17 Bioidentical hormones
15:18 is actually a compound pharmacist,
15:21 these gentlemen or women what they do
15:23 is when you go to your doctor
15:25 and they are prescribing to you either Prempro or Premarin
15:28 then you might want to look at another option.
15:30 Of course, everything we always say
15:31 you want to make sure you and your doctor
15:34 are on the same page with this.
15:35 But anyway once your are diagnosed
15:37 with this estrogen issue,
15:39 progesterone or testosterone or all three
15:41 then what they will do is they will actually write up
15:44 the doctor, your doctor
15:45 will write up a prescription for you
15:47 and that prescription with you and your doctor in agreement
15:49 will take that to a compound pharmacist
15:51 and they will actually the bioidentical hormone--
15:53 Customize, adjust for--
15:55 For the individual. Right.
15:57 Not gonna take you way up high,
15:58 its gonna even you off
15:59 and so you actually gonna feel better
16:01 and once again you checking on that
16:02 and the saliva test is the better one to do it.
16:04 And then we have a number four of the compound formula.
16:06 Yeah, let's go to the screen at this time.
16:08 And this International Academy of Compound Pharmacist,
16:12 there it is right there
16:14 and the number is 281-933-8400.
16:20 Again 281-933-8400,
16:27 International Academy of Compound Pharmacist.
16:30 And these are state license pharmacist,
16:34 the state board and they customize
16:38 your needs based on your saliva test.
16:40 So it's customized just for your needs.
16:43 Honey, you have a closing thought?
16:44 Well, I know I got a closing text,
16:45 that closing text because we know
16:47 a lot of women going through different things
16:48 whether be early perimenopause or menopause itself.
16:52 One of my favorite scriptures that Father God has given me
16:55 a long time ago is found in the Book of Jeremiah.
16:57 Jeremiah, Old Testament Jeremiah 29
17:00 and we are gonna look at verses 12, 13
17:02 and then go back to verse 11.
17:04 Lot of people quote 11 first but I want to do 12 and 13.
17:07 And this is how it reads.
17:09 In verse 11 the Jeremiah 29,
17:11 it says, "Then shall ye call upon me,
17:16 and ye shall go and pray unto me,
17:18 and I will hearken unto you.
17:21 And ye shall seek me, and find me,
17:24 when you search for Me with all your heart."
17:26 And verse 11,
17:28 "For I know, I know the plans and the thoughts
17:30 that I think toward you, saith the Lord,
17:33 these are thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
17:35 to give you an expected end."
17:38 God is so awesome because in a word He tells us
17:40 that He is always concerned about us
17:42 no matter what is going on.
17:43 And I say it to you get that scripture
17:45 and write it down and pray to God
17:48 ask Him to help you and be with you.
17:49 And I did want to say to-- even though
17:51 we said men-pause and women come close.
17:53 I want you to know that
17:55 for women it is best to talk to your family,
17:57 talk to your husband about what's going on.
18:00 Because the more they understand
18:01 what you are going through
18:02 the better off you are gonna actually be.
18:04 And so along with that
18:05 you know, we are going into kitchen,
18:07 I know you wonder about that.
18:08 Yes, we are and we are gonna be doing
18:10 a pineapple orange smoothie
18:12 and we are gonna be doing Polynesian "Chicken" Kabobs.
18:16 Get your paper and your pencil
18:18 and meet us in the kitchen.