Well, where should I start? Hot flashes, nightmares, headache, mood swings, depression? Fatigue, lack of lust? Recognize any of above symptoms? Add weight gain in not so flattering places and a feeling of being invisible? It’s like you don’t recognize yourself.
It’s a terrible and uncertain time to go through menopause. You never know how fast it will be over, how strong it will hit you or how it will effect you. If you are like me you want to feel normal without taking a bunch of supplement hormones. Hormones is what throws us of balance in the first place – right? For sure this time around it’s the lack of it.
Well sister I am here to help you out and to give you some hope in this uncertain time. Firstly it’s time to start caring for you. If you’re like most women you’re a pleaser, helping others have been a priority in life for the last decades. Raising a family, takes a lot of time and let’s face it, time flies and boom – you lost a decade and a half to others. Not that that is wrong. But now is the time to refocus on yourself. Time to give yourself love ❤️.
So what has this to do with menopause? Well it’s a new phase in your life and the changes should be recognized as something good. This is the time of bringing YOU back in focus. Because now is the time you really need it.
Let’s face it we are no longer 20 and we need to act accordingly to that. Everything is going slower these days due to slower cell turnover. Your body is slowing down and so should you, in certain areas. And you also need to fuel your body with good nutrition to keep up with living a healthy life.
You are what you eat. And what you eat stays in your body a long time. So ladies please take a good lock at what you eat! Is it mostly leafy greens, little or no meat?few (if any)dairy products and no gluten. Good that’s a good start – this will help keep inflammation at bay. Remember you have walked the earth for a couple of years now, things are bad things are trapped in your system that along that with air pollution can cause damage to your body.
When it comes to hormones- and imbalance. It needs to be approached from all angles. It’s easy to follow a good healthy diet if you know that it will help you feel and look your best. And I promise it will be worth it. You have a lot of years a head of you the aim is to make them your best.
I don’t want to mix with hormone replacement therapy, at least not artificial once. So I am taking wild yam as a natural estrogen kicker. There is different progesterone alternative that I am also looking in to as a supplement to get my self in balance.
Another thing you need to invest in is your exercise routine. I don’t care if you only set out for short walk, you need to move your body. Best is to break a sweat, this will not only clean your system of toxin. It will kick start the development of growth hormone and serotonin your happy hormone, something we really need.
So ladies, make yourself a priority. And let’s go through this together 💚