Exploring Natural Menopause Remedies
Common menopause symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats, can impact the quality of life for some women. A recent study by the Harvard Medical School shows that menopausal symptoms can begin before the actual cessation of menstruation, and that those symptoms can occur for up to a span of 15 years. With growing distrust for synthetic products, more women are turning to natural menopause remedies to ease their symptoms.
The holistic approach for treating menopause includes several methods, not only to diminish the discomforts caused by hormonal shifts, but also to boost vitality — an essential element to enjoying a fulfilling life at any age.
While many women know that eating right is important, they often have trouble sorting through the mass of myriad diet plans that are marketed to them today. The goal of balanced nutrition is achieved by eating the right foods in the right amounts for you. This is especially true when dealing with menopausal changes. You’ll want to analyze your own particular dietary needs and possible deficiencies.
Generally avoiding food and drinks that are high in caffeine, those containing phosphorous (such as carbonated beverages), meats that are high in saturated fats, and excessive amounts of sugar, can help to stabilize oestrogen levels.
Some foods that have been shown to ease symptoms associated with menopause are soya products and other phytoestrogens, such as whole grains, brown rice, almonds and fresh fruits, and leafy, green vegetables. Vegetables such as broccoli and kale are also excellent sources of calcium.
Herbs such as black cohosh, red clover, and evening primrose oil, vitamins, and bioidentical hormones can help to lessen menopausal symptoms by recreating the the body’s normal hormone structure. Because natural substances are more easily absorbed by our systems, these forms of Hormone Replacement Therapies (HRTs) generally do not cause unwanted side effects.
Stress makes any situation more difficult. The same relaxing activities that are recommended for stress management, such as yoga, deep breathing exercises, mediation, and acupuncture, are also endorsed to aid in relieving problems associated with menopause. Exercise can energize our lives, but making en effort to stop and recognize the areas that require change, can help us to achieve balance in our lives. If you would like help in maintaining a balanced life, especially during the hormonal shifts that occur during menopause, please contact me to create a personalized vitality plan.