Natural Menopause Remedies

natural menopauseWhile there are plenty of medications available which can ease menopausal symptoms, some women prefer to try natural  remedies first.

Regular Exercise

Exercise such as walking for 20-30 minutes three or four times a week is a natural menopause remedy, that can improve your health and add years to your life.  Exercise strengthens the bones, increases wellbeing and can help make sleeping easier.  The hardest part of starting a new exercise regime – is starting!  Be find to pick something that you really enjoy and you’ll find that it easier to stick to your routing.

Isoflavones (phyto-estrogens)

There has been a lot of talk about Isoflavones and their benefits.  Highlighted by recent studies that showed how Chinese and Japanese women suffered from fewer menopausal symptoms than Western women, consumption of soy(soya) products is currently being investigated more thoroughly.  The ladies of China and Japan, eat a  diet that is rich in soy and as it contains a weak compound similar to estrogen, this was suspected to be the reason.  So, that`s another great natural menopause remedy that`s easily accessible and affordable.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

It is much better to get the menopause vitamins and minerals you need from your food. There may be occasions when your diet is limited due to illness or other circumstances and in this case, speak with a dietician about your nutritional requirements.  It is important not to take in too many of certain vitamins, so expert advice is recommended.

Water

Who would have thought of water as being a natural menopause remedy? The importance of water for proper functioning of the body cannot be over emphasized.  Make it a habit to drink water regularly throughout the day.  For those nearing menopause, if you drink adequate water, you will eventually notice a reduction in amount of hot flashes that you experience..

Bitter Leaf

Bitter leaf is said to be one of the best woman friendly plants around.  It is good for the body either before, during or after menopause and especially good for the relief from hot flashes.  Bitter leaf does not supply estrogen but helps the body to produce the amount of estrogen it needs.  Squeezing the fresh leaves of bitter leaf in water and taking a glass every morning and night is recommended as a natural menopause remedy.

Vitamin E

It has been suggested that vitamin E may help to reduce hot flashes and the best way of taking it, is in your diet.  Some foods rich in Vitamin E are:

Avocado
Peanut oil
Almonds
Hazelnuts
Tuna in oil
Sunflower oil

So, if you prefer to try natural menopause remedies yourself, be careful what you buy over the counter.  Although the label may state “natural” this does not necessarily mean safe. These products are not subject to the strict regulations which apply to other drugs.

 

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