The baby boomers are getting older and lots of us are getting grey hair and starting on the path of middle age and great wisdom. Along with that the female body has great changes that come about that are natural but sometimes creates symptoms that are challenging to say the least.
Here are some great ways to ease into Menopause.
Soy Foods – There has been a lot of controversy about soy, but in general they have found that if you start taking soy early it does help with menopause in great ways. Now days we have all kinds of soy foods to choose from including soy milk, soy nuts, tempeh, soy meats substitutes, and of course tofu. Stay away from GMO soy which will cause all kinds of other problems. Here are some other foods that will help: garbanzo beans, garlic olive oil, alfalfa sprouts, barley, cherries, black eyed peas, apples, sunflower seeds, rice bran oil, broccoli, fish oil, just to name a few.
Vitamin E is important because it helps with hot flashes and works to get rid of some of the other symptoms too.
B Vitamins are very important for stress in general and they also help with the stress of menopause, make sure you take a good B Vitamin Complex.
Chaste Tree Berry is a great way to help with the depression that sometimes comes with Menopause and also balance the hormones at the same time, people taking this herb seem to feel better in no time at all.
Dandelion Root is great for balancing your hormones and also detoxing your liver and helping with stress at the same time.
Black Cohosh is really great for hot flashes, cramps, aches and pains, and also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
Ginseng is a powerful herb that helps with Menopause by boosting your immune system and also helping your adrenals that are stress out to revitalize and at the same time boosting your energy level. Not recommended if you have high blood pressure.
Licorice Root is great for your burned out adrenals that need attention… and also for the stress of Menopause. This is a very powerful herb and should only be used once in a while… but it will do the trick.
St. Johns Wort is one of the most proven herbs on the market for lifting your spirits and getting you back to life. Studies show that St. Johns Wort works just as well as all the prescription antidepressants.
Red Clover is a great alkalizing agent and that will normalize your body and get you on the right track. It’s also a good phytoestrogen for the ovaries and works wonders for ovarian cysts.
Saw Palmetto is very important if you have bladder infections and dryness associated with Menopause, and it can also help with urinary incontinence too!
Wild Yam is a powerful herb that’s important for women suffering from Menopause. It’s a great anti-inflammatory agent that works well for all the aches and pains and even arthritis that might set in as a side effect of Menopause. Plus it also helps with heavy periods.
Sarsaparilla is a great herb because it boosts your libido by increasing testosterone levels and also gives you energy too!
Sage is great for hot flashes, night sweats, and swelling… one of the best all around herbs for menopause.
Calendula and Aloe Vera are great for vaginal dryness and can also be used for cleansing via a douche.
Shepherd’s Purse is wonderful for putting your progesterone level on the right track and slowing easing you away from monthly periods.
Life Root is a great herb that contains estrogen like compounds and helps with hot flashes, pain, and bleeding.
Raspberry herb helps with uterine spasms, tones up the uterus, and can even help with weak muscles of the uterus.
Dong Quai is full of phytoestrogens and will help with all the symptoms caused by a lack of estrogen. Don Quai has been popular for Menopausal symptoms in China for over 2000 years.
Damiana Herb is a good antidepressant and also helps to regulate many of the hormones in your body and at the same time perks up your libido.
True Unicorn Herb is another estrogenic herb that’s great for menopause, plus it helps sooth away GI tract irritations… and it’s very relaxing too.
Flax Seeds are important for your diet because they contain lignans, isoflavones, and important compounds that break down into Omega 3 Fatty acids.. all of which are important for your Menopausal health and symptoms.
Some people feel Evening Primrose Oil is very important for Menopausal health and will help with hot flashes.
If you can’t sleep then try chamomile, valerian, wild lettuce, and even ashwaganda root which will help you relax and let go of stress.
Exercise is important for mental health, sleeping, and also for building bone strength and keeping your weight down… and helping you to feel great about yourself and for reducing hot flashes too. Also getting out in the sun is important so you get your daily dose of Vitamin D and keep those bones strong.
Eating right is important, make sure you eat lots of green leafy veggies, they are important for Menopausal health and also important for alkalizing your body. Plus getting enough Vitamin C and other antioxidants is very important for great health during this period in your life.
Even acupuncture can help with hot flashes and other Menopausal symptoms, plus meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other forms of martial arts are very important for calming the mind/body and getting rid of stress….. and connecting yourself to the indwelling spirit of female energy.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, plus Punjab Teas. www.paulhaider.com