Updated: May 5
Letter from Kim Tower to Sol Raiz Organics:
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how maca has helped me with my quest to permanently eliminate prescription hormone replacement (Estrogen). You may or may not remember my health situation, but to refresh your memory, here is the abbreviated version. I have been on the same dosage of Premarin since the day of the surgery, on what was known at the time to be the “lowest dosage” available. I remained on that same dosage for 27 years.
Three years ago, I began to develop very serious headaches, which after numerous trips to the Doctors’s office, was deemed to be a result of “stress”. Early this year (January) I was rushed to the emergency room with a violent headache that caused temporary paralysis on the right side of my face. I was treated for “migraine” headache even-though I had never been diagnosed with having migraines.
I then followed up with my Primary Care Physician, who happened to be a new Dr., as my Dr. of many years had retired. I went see the new Dr., and after spending quite a long time with me, looking at my health history and recent medical reports from numerous emergency room visits, she was astounded to see the dosage of Premarin I was taking telling me that it was by todays research, considered to be a “lethal” dosage and went into panic mode immediately.
The doctor was extremely concerned that I may have had a stroke the night of the partial paralysis on my face. The next week was filled with Neurological tests, CT Scans, MRI with/without contrast. The other thing that my Dr. did was cut the dosage of Premarin in half! She discussed what types of symptoms I would probably be faced with as a result of the reduced dosage. At that point, I discussed with her my goal of permanently eliminating Premarin altogether. She told me it would take some time. I wanted it to be sooner than later. By the way, all of the Neurological tests came back negative, thank God. Being that we were able to rule our a stroke, it was very apparent that the Premarin was the cause of the headaches. In the days following, I began to look at alternative supplementation to replace the Premarin. I know it will take time, but I was on a mission. My thought was to find something to alleviate the symptoms (hot flashes, mood swings, headaches, etc.) as I weaned my body of the Premarin.
In my research, I found Maca to be the one natural, holistic product that provided very strong evidence to aiding in women’s hormonal issues. I also learned a great deal about the way in which Maca is processed, and its effectiveness to the human body; Sol Raiz Maca is processed, as it is (traditionally) in Peru… and is, I believe, the most effective to proper absorption in the body.
I began taking Maca in April, taking it 2-3 times a day. As is with anything, you aren’t real sure it’s making a difference (maca), until that is run out! Which if you remember I ran out and was out for about 2 weeks. Those 2 weeks were filled with the most horrific hormonal symptoms day and night. Not sleeping, constant hot flashes, extremely irritable and even experienced a few days of depression, which is NOT me!
At that moment, I realized just how effective Maca had been for me. Once I got some more product and began taking it, within 2 days, all symptoms were gone!
I am confident within a very short period of time, I will be completely rid of the Premarin for the rest of my life and I know that Maca is the ticket!! I'm eternally grateful for Sol Raiz Maca… It has truly changed my health!!
At 49 years old I have a healthy alternative to a very dangerous drug. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!