A Menopausal Supplement for Treating your Symptoms Naturally
The key to managing the symptoms of menopause and enjoying good health during the post-menopausal years is to address factors causing hormone imbalance (especially stress), make dietary and lifestyle adjustments, and use a menopausal supplement to optimize health.
Dietary Recommendations Foods to include:
• Vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and legumes provide essential vitamins, minerals, anti- oxidants, fibre, and compounds that can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease and improve overall health. In particular, load up on broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage, as these vegetables contain compounds that help the liver process hormones while reducing the risk of breast cancer.
• Soy foods (tofu, soy milk, soybeans, tempeh, and soy nuts) contain isoflavones (plant- based estrogens), which help minimize menopausal symptoms, offer protection against breast cancer, and improve bone health. Aim for two servings of these foods daily. It may take several weeks to notice benefits. Soy is often found as well in a menopausal supplement.
• Flaxseed is a rich source of fibre, which promotes bowel regularity and reduces the risk of colon and breast cancer and lowers cholesterol. It also contains lignans (another form of phytoestrogen), which may help balance estrogens and reduce menopausal symptoms.
• Fish, nuts, and seeds contain essential fatty acids that are important for heart and skin health.
Foods to avoid:
• Alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods can worsen hot flashes.
• Saturated fat (red meat) and trans fat (processed, deep-fried, and fast foods) increase the risk of heart disease.
Look to Menopausal Supplements that contain the following herbs;
Black cohosh is a popular alternative for menopausal hormonal symptoms such as hot flashes, migraine headache, mood changes, sleep changes, sweating, fast heartbeat and vaginal dryness.
Dong quai is used for menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms.
Pomengranate contains the richest plant source of estrogens. Pomegranate helps with mood, specifically depression and bone loss.
Damiana exhibits properties that can help alleviate menopause symptoms such as urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, anxiety and irritability.
Schisandra chinensis may help with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, excessive sweating, emotional distress, depression and cardiovascular symptoms.
Partridge Berry is used to ease menstrual cramps, strengthen the uterus for childbirth, to ease childbirth, to prevent miscarriage, to treat sore nipples while nursing, and to increase breast milk production.
Motherwort has been used for centuries to regulate the menstrual cycle and to treat menopausal and menstrual complaints.
Remember to check with your doctor before taking a menopausal supplement to ensure they are safe and appropriate for your situation.