Ladies, let´s talk about hormones, well not just hormon, life. Slowly it creeps up on you. It might start with irregular menstrual cycles, moods wings, hot flashes and nights sweets. You may feeling really low and sometime (or most of the time) depressed. Hard or impossible to have a full nights rest. All of a sudden you start putting on weight, in weird places and your body change and become more square like. Belly fat, love handles, and flabby arms.
What about your appearance? dry thin skin that turns in to wrinkles, dry brittle nails. Feel stiff, less flexible, body ace? a general feeling that something is really off? not being your normal self?
First let me tell you, you are not alone, but it is a subject few people talk about, why is it that we have to suffer in silence? Lets face it, your life is rollercoaster of hormones from birth until we take our last breath. And as we become older, we loose the capability to function properly since our oestrogen levels drop along with progesterone and these are really our power sources. We need these hormones to feel good.
So ladies there is a lot one can do without HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) but don´t feel guilty if you need it. You might need it for an overall wellbeing, if so please see your menopause doctor. Not just your normal medical practitioner, set of time to find someone who specialise in this area.
So if you just stated to notice symptoms that sort of remind you of the above start acting on it, and please listen in. One of women weaknesses is not to listen in, not to put their needs as a priority. Not give yourself time to be still and find balance. This is what you need to do first. Sleep and good nutrition of-course but it’s easier said than done. Specially when you feel a bit off, if you are stressed – a salad is probably not what is on your mind.
First thing you can do is keep healthy snacks at home, I will list some good things to have at home.
Nuts, Seeds, Eggs and Yogurt
Walnuts are great for brain function. They contain omega-3. Walnuts are great for your hair and your skin. Brazil nuts. These support your hormones, and they’re great for your skin. Your anti-aging nuts, if you like. We’ve got almonds got loads of protein, vitamin E which is great for your skin. High in Calcium and Magnesium , so they’re going to be really good for your bones and your nails and your hair. Hazelnuts are full of fiber. These are really good for you if your bowels are a little bit sluggish. They’re also really good for your hair and your skin as well.
A spoon full of nut butter is OK if it´s the non sweet one, no added sugar. Pumpkin Seed, full of good oils that are going to help your joints, brain function, and they’re full of magnesium, calcium and Zink as well. Zinc is great for your nails and for your skin. Eggs are OK even with some mayo just to fill you up enough. Organic Greek yogurt with a touch of cinnamon or Cacao powder
And ladies – hang in there we are in this together! More will come