Menopause can be a trying time in a woman’s life. You have now passed through the period of having menstrual cramps. Dealing with the many physical and emotional symptoms of menopause can be very challenging, for example looking for home remedies to lift up sagging breasts, to say the least.
Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to ease the symptoms without resorting to medication.
Menopause Symptoms and 100% Natural, Proven Remedies
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Falling estrogen levels impacts the ability of hypothalamus to regulate body temperature. This leads to feelings of over-heating.
Remedy: Twice a day, eat 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed mixed with juice, yogurt or cereal.
Flaxseed is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids which is believed to help reduce menopausal symptoms.
Drop in estrogen levels cause a drop in the production of mood regulating neurotransmitters – primarily serotonin.
Remedy: Eat a handful of cashews every day. Cashews and other nuts contain tryptophan which is used by the body to make serotonin.
Low estrogen levels lead to low levels of bile. This causes intestinal gas – and a swollen belly.
Remedy: Eliminate dairy. Eat bananas and grapes.
Lactose intolerance is one of the primary causes of bloating.
Bananas and grapes minimize gas.
Falling estrogen levels can make you gain weight as your metabolic rate falls. And your body will retain more fat cells to compensate for lower estrogen levels.
Remedy: Cut down on meat, dairy and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Adopting a low calorie, nutrient rich diet will minimize weight gain.
These are a more severe case of hot flashes that occur during sleep.
Remedy: Eat apples, cherries and yams. These fruits have estrogen like properties.
Hormonal changes cause an increase in sweat production – leading to body odor.
Remedy: Cut down on meat, garlic, coffee, alcohol and onions.
These foods can make your body smelly.
Hormonal imbalance is the most common cause of irregular periods.
Remedy: Mix a quarter teaspoon of turmeric with milk or honey. Take it everyday for a few weeks.
Phytoestrogens in turmeric can help balance your body’s estrogen levels.
Hair loss / thinning
Healthy hair follicles need estrogen. Falling estrogen leads to hair thinning.
Remedy: Eat plenty of dark green leafy vegetables, dates, avocados, walnuts and beans.
These will supply nutrients essential for healthy hair.
These debilitating feelings of intense fear, anxiety and even terror are caused by hormonal changes.
Remedy: Eat plenty of almonds and blueberries every day.
These can boost your energy levels and reduce feelings of anxiety.
When estrogen levels fall precariously, many women get headaches just before their periods.
Remedy: Eliminate sugar from your diet.
Dietary sugar causes estrogen spikes in your body, worsening your menopausal symptoms.
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Jane Scott grew up on a farm in California and is a crossover between a country girl and an evangelist for healthier living. She’s a nutritionist who preaches that healthy living need not be complicated.
She believes that by exercising regularly, eating mostly non-processed foods (with plenty of vegetables), and using home remedies for the small things and doctor’s advice for the big things, almost anybody can feel great and live a happier and healthier life. She’s excited to share her knowledge of natural remedies and healthier living on HRFL.
In her spare time, Jane enjoys cooking and watching bad rom-coms. She also loves nuts, and is a bit of a nut herself when it comes to Yoga, which she’s a little too obsessed with in the opinion of her friends and family.