Menopause, It Doesn’t Have to be so Awful

January 3, 2017

Jacqueline Rosenhek

If you are a woman, chances are you experience a menstrual cycle. It is a normal, at worst annoying part of life that you deal with until you reach your early fifties and deal with another normal and likely annoying part of life called menopause. Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual cycle stops and she is no longer able to get pregnant and have children. The ovaries slow down in oestrogen and progesterone production resulting in hot flashes, night sweats, lowered libido, mood swings, vaginal dryness and issues sleeping.  This can be a very stressful period in a woman’s life if nothing is done to lessen some of the symptoms.

Like anything else, how your menopause goes in severity of the symptoms or how long they last is reflective on your lifestyle and overall health. Poor dietary and personal habits such as smoking, eating excessive amounts of unhealthy food or drinking a lot of alcohol or being predisposed to a type of depressive mental disorder are all factors that will come into play when you hit menopause.

Plants like maca, rhodiola, spirulina and chlorella (especially combined with calcium, vitamin C and vitamin B) will not only help with mood balance, but will also help to prevent symptoms of osteoporosis which is common for women going through menopause. Drinking lots of water and taking a rosehip oil supplement will help to prevent vaginal dryness as well as keep the skin looking youthful and fresh.  Yoga, pilates, regular stretching and going for nice long walks helps to keep a healthy body and mind without putting too much pressure on the joints, it is also recommended to keep a healthy, high protein and low carb diet and to reduce alcohol intake and if you smoke, it is a good idea to quit. Eating a diet rich in healthy fats, fruits and vegetables is also optimal if you want to avoid some of the symptoms for menopause as well as balancing your blood sugar levels. Taking these natural remedies into account, there is no reason why you shouldn’t try to make menopause at least a much easier experience for yourself.

 

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