Herbs known as adaptogens are particulary useful for balancing hormones. “They increase the resistance to physical, environmental, emotional or biological stressors, and restore normal physiological function to the body. They are also known as ‘whole body toncis'” (Hechtman, L. , Clincial Naturopathic Medicine, Elsevier, Sydney, 2012, p 140). I can blend a liquid herbal prescription specific to your needs, addressing all health concerns in the one prescription! Or I have a very effective practitioner only supplement in a tablet herbal formula that works a treat and reduces the hot flushes etc. effectively.
Also improving your diet, avoiding plastics and other xenooestrogenic products found in personal care, cleaning products and make up can help greatly.
Supplements of vitamins and minerals e.g. B vitamins can help your body cope with the stressors of modern life and regulate hormones. Magnesium is essential for all body cells to function and make energy. Unfortunately most people are depleted of this essential mineral. Flower essences are a gentle way of helping us emotionally rebalance.
Tissue salts/mineral celliods are also a gentle way to aid any minor subtle mineral deficiencies. Lifestyle measures such as meditation/mindfulness can be easily learnt to help you cope better. Often at this time women experience a thickening of their waist and tend to diet harder and exercise harder. This is not the answer! You need to treat your body with respect as it is going through changes. Your ovaries are not producing as much sex hormones and the adrenals have to take up the slack. As the adrenals function to help us in times of stress and danger they will easily get depleted and you will get worn out quicker and not cope as well with everyday stressors. Therefore the best exercise at this stage is nice long walks and 2-3 sessions of weight bearing exercies to keep the metabolism going longer. Take time to practice meditation/mindfulness or have an afternoon nap if you really need one. Your body will thank you with renewed energy!
I highly recommend doing a Metabolic Balance personalised dietary plan to help reduce peri-menopause symptoms. This effective nutritional program created just for you, is based on your blood test results (your unique metabolic biochemistry) to help reset metabolism, hormones, cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, inflammation. It will give you back your energy too! I have done the program myself and am feel fantastic while it’s addressed some health issues I have and released excess weight (7.8kg down in 5 weeks, 13 kg down in 10 weeks, currently down 17kg in 5 months). It’s getting to the root cause (removing inflammatory foods) and restoring your health eating real healthy food that right for you (based on your blood tests).
Book a free 15 phone consult via my ‘book a consult’ button or phone me on 0439828669 to book a consultation where I can hear your concerns and help you restore your health!