Tackling the menopause with natural remedies
The menopause is a natural stage in a woman's life, and I am happy to talk about it again and again seeing as it can go on and on, and on! Recently I told you about Solo Wellbeing for Women, a natural remedy for the menopause which worked great for me. This remedy is a combination of herbs and vitamins which many women find fantastic. It's not the only remedy, it never is, and there are many options on the market to try.
The symptoms can vary and some women sail through while others can get symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, declining libido, ageing skin, lack of energy, joint pains, weight gain, headaches and changes in hair quality, irritability, insomnia, and anxiety, physical and mental exhaustion.
Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common symptoms that I get asked about. Certain foods and situations can trigger some hot flushes and these can include spicy foods, caffeinated drinks, alcohol and stressful situations. A.Vogel Sage- Menosan is the remedy I choose for hot flushes and night sweats.
NHP Meno Herbal Support is a herbal remedy that contains soya, hops, sage and red clover combined together in one formula to help normalise hormonal imbalance and help deal with the symptoms of the menopause, including hot flushes, night sweats, mood, irritability, low libido. This supplement contains flaxseeds which will give you the essential Omega fatty acids which will help improve your skin, hair, nails, and help with your mood. It's a good combination and worth taking a look at if you are still looking for a solution. Some women prefer this supplement because they are already taking a multi vitamin and only want the herbal blend.
Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is the UK's leading nutritionist specialising in women's health and she is coming to Ireland to give a talk about the menopause and looking after our bones. She will be in Wexford, Galway and Dublin. She will offer lots of advice and product recommendation. If you can't get to see her you might enjoy her books which include: Natural Solutions to Menopause, Osteoporosis the silent epidemic, or The New Natural Alternatives to HRT.
Menopause is a journey; try to make it a smooth one with natural solutions.