Moving towards the next stage of your life, there may be small changes you can make to lead to better health and well-being.
Make 1 small change at a time. It takes at least 21 days to form a new habit. The way I start a new habit is to have a tracker and tick off the days that I have stuck to my new habit.
Here are some lifestyle changes that you may want to consider...
1. Go Organic
Organic foods are free of pesticides. Pesticides are known as 'hormone disruptors' and can alter the body’s sensitive systems and lead to health problems.
2. Eat walnuts, almonds, and seeds
These are rich in Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.
Calcium and Potassium keep bones and muscles strong.
B vitamins and fibre help prevent weight gain.
Magnesium and B vitamins regulate our energy levels and moods
3. Eat regularly to maintain a good blood sugar balance
Your brain needs glucose as fuel, so levels must stay constant in the blood all the time. If you eat irregularly blood sugar levels will get low. Sometimes the nervous system gets pulled in. Then you may get menopause-like symptoms, such as hot flushes or anxiety. For me, if my blood sugar levels get too low, I tend to get irritable.
4. Eat foods that are high in essential fatty acids
Foods high in essential fatty acids include oily fish. A study shows that having enough essential fatty acids helps prevent depression in post-menopausal women.
5. Take probiotics or eat fermented foods
Sufficient oestrogen helps to maintain a diversity of gut microbiota. This supports an effective immune response. Deficiency of oestrogen can destroy microbial diversity, having an impact on gut immunity. Fermented foods contain live microbes so can over time improve the immune response.
6. Increase Magnesium levels
A lot of menopausal women have a Magnesium deficiency. Most Western diets supply low amounts of Magnesium. A quick way to take in more Magnesium is through Epsom Salts or Magnesium lotion. Magnesium in these products can be absorbed through the skin.
7. Get enough of the full spectrum of vitamins
Around menopause, reductions in hormone levels can lead to a range of effects. Vitamins help protect the individual's overall health and manage any discomfort. Ensure that you ar eating foods covering all vitamins.
8. Do yoga, or other regular exercise, for better health
There are many reasons why exercise is important. Regular exercise:
- can help control weight
- have an impact on mood (as exercise produces endorphins and dopamine that make you feel better)
- helps keep bones strong as the risk of osteoporosis increases during and after menopause
- May improve your sleep
Homeopathy may help menopausal symptoms
Female hormonal homeopathic remedies that can help with menopausal symptoms include Sepia, Pulsatilla, Lachesis, and Folliculinum.
A study published in the National Library of Medicine, concludes that homeopathy is successful in treating menopausal symptoms.
Is homeopathy for you?
Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues, including menopausal issues. Whether you have a big health issue that is stopping you from getting on with your life, or niggly health 'annoyances', feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help.
If you would like to speak to me about how homeopathy may help with menopausal issues I offer a free 30 minute discovery call. During this call, we talk about you, your symptoms, and how they are affecting you. I will ask you some questions to see if homeopathy may be beneficial to you.
I am always happy to hear from you.