‘The change’, ‘that time of life’ – whatever you call it, it’s an unavoidable fact of life that all women go through it. For a lot of women this natural process is a time of anxiety and distress. Read on to hear how you can learn to manage your menopause symptoms naturally.
Menopausal symptoms are a huge issue for women, particularly in the western world. As an interesting comparison, Asian women tend to suffer less from menopause particularly when they are eating their traditional diets and remaining active. When Asian women live in the western world however they develop the same menopausal symptoms.
Here are some of the common Menopausal symptoms you may be familiar with:
- Hot Flushes
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Skin outbreaks
- Dry Vagina
Conventional treatment for menopause has for many years relied on Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT). The issue now is that the dangers have been shown to override the benefits. This has left the medical profession with a limited number of treatments, mainly antidepressants and blood pressure medications to control the symptoms and to be honest they are not very effective. The issue with HRT as well is that your body stops producing any hormones of it’s own. This is a problem because it prolonges the duration of menopause and leaves women without the ability to produce their own hormones post menopause. You should produce around 30% of your premenopause hormone levels via the adrenals, fat cells and breasts. These levels support heart and bone health as well as energy and mood levels. What may seem like a good idea at the time with HRT has long lasting ramifications.
Due to the failure of conventional medicines to effectively manage the symptoms there has been a large focus on natural remedies and a lot of research has been done on traditional remedies used for centuries to treat menopausal symptoms. The most well researched and clinically proven are Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa), Sage (Salvia Officialis) and Chaste Tree (Vitex Agnus Castus).
These 3 herbal medicines are effective individually however the real magic occurs when you combine them together they work in synergy in the brain on the hypothalamus/pituitary axis (HPA), which is the center that controls hormone levels naturally without the need for synthetic options.
Combining these natural remedies with lifestyle measures is key to easing and supporting you through menopausal symptoms which can range from annoying through to debilitating. These 3 herbs are contained in the perfect ratio in Happy Hormones.
What we have found clinically is women who are suffering from a lot of stress tend to have the worst menopausal symptoms. This is because the adrenals which are involved in the stress response are needed to produce oestrogen during and after menopause. When the adrenals are over worked due to stress they cannot do this and symptoms worsen.
This is where yoga, meditation and exercise can be really important to boost adrenal function and restore balance.
Another crucial aspect is your diet…in the western world processed foods, fatty foods and alcohol really can exacerbate symptoms like menopausal flushing.
We recommend an alkaline diet high in antioxidants. What these food groups do is allow the body to create an environment where it can heal and balance itself. Eating the wrong foods, drinking alcohol and suffering from stress exacerbates menopausal symptoms.
What we’ve found is when you combine positive lifestyle changes with these natural herbs it works extremely well to manage menopausal symptoms naturally.
There will be ebbs and flows as you are going through menopause because it’s a life changing process however many many women found that the combination of Happy Hormones and a dietary and lifestyle measures of our 8 week program that we recommend will get you amazing results.
So if you would like to ask anymore questions we have a fantastic Facebook private group and we are available anytime to answer your questions on how you can manage your menopausal symptoms naturally and safely.