One minute your feel like a normal woman, and the next moment you’re riding the waves of mood swings, body changes, hot flashes and fatigue. It feels like a roller coaster stuck on the loops! You deserve some easy and natural ways to ease those symptoms so you don’t have to stop living your life.
Here are our tips on finding relief from menopause both naturally, and at home:
The best medicine is preventative and the most preventative medicine is found in the food that you eat. You should strive to eat a balance of good fats, complex carbohydrates and protein. Also, make sure to have plenty of fruits and vegetables at every meal, including breakfast. It’s best to eat three meals a day and two or more snacks in order to keep your blood sugar stable. The most important thing to remember is to reduce carbohydrates especially refined carbohydrates and sugars.
Supplement with herbs. Herbs are miraculous because they share a similar molecular structure to our hormones, allowing them to support our hormone production by slowing them down or even copying what our own hormones do depending on the body’s unique needs. Some herbs that can help reduce menopause symptoms include st. john’s wort, black cohosh, passionflower, chasteberry, wild yam and ashwagandha.
Be active. Because of your fluctuating estrogen levels, your body will tend to hold on to fat. Additionally, fat actually produces estrogen, which can create even more fat. So it’s easy to get stuck in a frustrating cycle if you’re not active. Moving your body has a major impact on your weight, other menopausal symptoms and your overall health. Gentle exercise can be helpful too, especially if your adrenal glands are overworked and you constantly feel fatigued. Movement is also medicine so find a movement you enjoy and be consistent!
Keep the hot flashes at bay. Those up and down hormones cause you to feel out of nowhere, so be prepared! Be sure to drink a lot of water so the heat doesn’t tax your system. Also be sure to stock up on a eucalyptus shower mist, that you can either spray into the steam of the shower to invigorate you, or for you to spray around you as the hot flashes hit. Eucalyptus is cooling and calming; the perfect helper to this crazy season.
Be nurturing to yourself. The physical effects of stress make nurturing self-care especially important. One of the most effective, inexpensive and amazingly simple ways to reduce stress is deep breathing. Think how easy just taking a deep breath several times a day is. Know how much sleep you need, and respect that. Go to bed early or sleep in if you can. Get massages. Get facials. Your skin is likely to break out more often with the hormonal changes and it feels good to maintain your glow.
When women make natural adjustments to their lifestyles, not only do they feel much better but also feel in control of their menopause symptoms. Eurospa is happy to support you on the journey. Please be sure to to find out more about our high quality products for spa and home.