As a woman ages, she goes through natural reproductive life stages, beginning with the premenarche stage and ending with menopause. Menopause typically occurs when a woman is in her late 40’s or early 50’s, and it marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. While menopause is a natural biological process, it can make daily life difficult. During this stage of life, many women experience menopause symptoms that can significantly affect their quality of life. Feelings of fatigue, irritability, and dealing with mood swings can make it hard for one to cope, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Menopause symptoms can also include forgetfulness, night sweats, and hot flashes, as well as puts a woman at higher risk for developing diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, and obesity. Dealing with an onslaught of symptoms such as these, it’s no wonder that many women search for natural menopause remedies to get relief.
If you are looking to use a natural approach to treat your menopause symptoms, the following suggestions may help give you the relief you need. We recommend trying out these simple, natural menopause remedies to help reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Watch What You Eat– Monitoring your food intake is one of the best steps you can take in managing your menopause symptoms. To help maintain your hormone levels, you want your diet to promote normalized insulin and glucose levels since menopause can trigger fluctuations in your blood sugar levels, making your symptoms worse. Due to this, you want your diet to include locally grown, organic products that are low in sugar and unrefined.
Avoid Trigger Foods– Certain foods and beverages can trigger menopausal symptoms, especially if ingested near bedtime. Trigger foods typically consist of sugary, spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine. All of which can trigger menopausal symptoms such as mood swings, night sweats, and hot flashes. However, not everyone will share the same trigger foods, so keep a symptom diary where you can record down which foods trigger your menopause symptoms.
Stay Hydrated– Drinking enough water is essential for everyone, but this is especially true for a woman going through menopause. Dryness is common for menopausal women due to the decrease in estrogen levels. Making it equally important, or more so, for a menopausal woman to stay hydrated. Drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day can help combat dryness, bloating, aid in weight loss, and even help prevent weight gain. If you have problems with staying hydrated, check out our article to learn some easy ways to drink more water daily.
Exercise– Exercising and getting to move your body daily can help improve your physical and mental health. Regular exercise can help improve metabolism, mood, energy levels, and can even help promote better sleep patterns. Getting daily exercise can also help manage your stress levels, boost serotonin levels, and may even offer protection against diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Stress Management-Your mental state is everything, and going through menopause can be a significant source of stress for a woman. Unfortunately, high-stress levels may exacerbate your menopausal symptoms and make you feel worse. Luckily, there are ways to help manage your stress levels. Doing exercises such as yoga, is a great way to keep your body limber and your mind calm, as well as using visualization techniques and meditation to help keep your stress levels down.
Natural Supplements -Using safe and natural ingredients, TeOra™ (formerly known as Estro Rhythm) is a naturally derived bio-identical cream that you can use daily to help manage your menopausal symptoms. Helping you maintain a healthy balance, this pre-measured, daily balancing cream contains phytoestrogens that can help relieve menopausal symptoms. You can learn more about TeOra™ here.
If you are having trouble managing your menopause symptoms, and live in the NYC metro area, contact us today at The Salerno Center. We can help create a comprehensive menopausal relief plan that is designed around you and your unique needs, no matter how unbalanced your hormones may be.