Menopause is a natural process... every woman needs to go through this transitional phase from perimenopause to menopause and post-menopause. How a woman progresses through these phases is heavily dependent on her body's ability to transition and adapt to producing hormones through alternate sources of breast tissues, the adrenal glands, and fat cells. At the same time, the hormonal control centre in the brain needs to adapt to these changing levels.
In a perfect transition, little or no symptoms are experienced apart from the cessation of periods. In the worst-case scenario, the transitionary process can completely disrupt the quality of life and be a nightmare to manage.
Our approach is to assist the body in doing what it should be doing naturally—encourage the in-built natural processes. When this is done correctly, the transitional process can be managed with minimal symptoms and impact on a woman's quality of life.
Menopausal symptoms are a huge issue for women, particularly in the Western world. As an interesting comparison, Asian women tend to suffer less from menopause symptoms- particularly when they're eating their traditional diets and remaining active. However, when Asian women live in the western world or eat a more Western diet, they tend to develop the same menopausal symptoms.
Here are some of the common menopause symptoms you may be familiar with:
- Hot flushes
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Skin outbreaks
- Dry vagina
How to Treat Menopause Symptoms
Conventional treatment for menopause symptoms has for many years relied on Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT).
The issue now is that the dangers have been shown to override the benefits. This has left the medical profession with a limited number of treatments - mainly antidepressants and blood pressure medications - to control the symptoms; and to be honest, they're not very effective.
Due to the failure of conventional medicines to effectively manage the symptoms, there has been a growing focus on natural remedies. And a lot of research has been undertaken on traditional remedies, that have been used for centuries to treat menopausal symptoms.
The most well researched and clinically proven are Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa), Sage (Salvia Officinalis) and Chaste Tree (Vitex Agnus Castus).
These 3 herbal medicines are each very effective on their own. However, the real magic occurs when you combine them. They work in synergy in the brain, to affect the Hypothalamic-Pituitary axis, which is the centre that controls hormone levels naturally - without the need for synthetic options.
Combining these natural remedies with lifestyle changes is the key to easing and supporting you through menopause symptoms, which can range from mildly annoying right through to severely debilitating.
How to Reduce Stress From Menopause
What we have found clinically, is that women who suffer from a lot of stress, tend to have the worst menopausal symptoms. This is because the adrenals - which are involved in the stress response - are required to produce oestrogen during and after menopause.
When the adrenals are overworked due to stress, they cannot do this, and symptoms worsen. Which is why yoga, meditation and exercise can be really important to boost adrenal function and restore balance.
How Diet Can Help Relieve Menopause Symptoms
Another crucial aspect is your diet... In the Western world, processed foods, fatty foods, and alcohol can really exacerbate symptoms such as menopausal flushing.
We recommend an alkaline diet high in antioxidants.
What these food groups do is to allow the body to create an environment where it can heal and balance itself. Eating the wrong foods, drinking alcohol, and suffering from stress exacerbate menopausal symptoms. What we've found is when you combine positive lifestyle changes with these natural herbs, it works extremely well to manage menopausal symptoms naturally.
There will be ebbs and flows as you're experiencing menopause symptoms because it's a life-changing process.
However, many women found that the combination of Happy Hormones and the dietary and lifestyle changes we recommend in our 8-Week Program will get you amazing results.
If you are wondering where to get started we suggest first to take our comprehensive online women's health assessment. It is free and we will provide you with a personalised report detailing exactly how to take back control over your hormones and generalised health. To take the assessment simply click here;
We look forward to welcoming you and answering your questions!