When i was in Asia, many moons ago, i noticed that most of the poorer or working class ladies did not go through menopause, or when their periods stopped, they had only a few symptoms for a short period of time, and that was it. Many of them were plant based, with little sea food/meat, no dairy, or eggs. When i came back over here to work in the Western States, we were constantly being inundated with this pathology. This had a lot to do with our western diet, and especially obesity. (estrogen is also stored in fat).. I was just watching a YouTube Video with Dr. Lam, who basically stated, something i've known for quite some time, but didn't want to admit: I don't think menopause, truly is as "normal" or as "common" as we would like to think?