5 Steps for Natural Menopause Relief
Going through difficult changes certainly isn’t easy. We’ve brought together these five, simple, lifestyle steps
can help you enjoy a long & healthy life.
Do you perform 30 minutes of aerobic exercise most days of the week?
Exercise is important in all stages of life, but at menopause, it becomes especially valuable for its ability to combat stress, improve mood, and even boost brainpower. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking – or any activity you enjoy – five or more days per week is a boon to health.
2. Blood Pressure & Bone Density
Have you had your blood pressure and bone density levels checked within the last five years?
Blood pressure is a key indicator of heart health that can be quickly and easily measured in your doctor’s office. Also, bones can become brittle when levels of protective estrogen decline. Getting a baseline bone density test around or shortly after menopause provides a baseline reference for future bone health.
3. Thyroid Checkup
Have you had your thyroid level checked with the last five years?
The thyroid is the master gland of metabolism. Slow thyroid function can creep up on us leading to fatigue, weight gain, low mood, constipation, and feeling chilled. A simple thyroid blood test as part of your annual physical can check to see if your thyroid is producing adequate amounts of hormone.
4. Adrenal Support
Do you feel stress is taking a toll on your well–being?
Many of the symptoms attributed to menopause are actually caused by overworked, undernourished adrenal glands. Having mild blues, lack of energy, occasional poor sleep, and foggy thinking can all point to low functioning of our main stress response glands. Supporting adrenal function with specific nutrients and botanicals known as adaptogens can help support emotional and physical well-being.*
5. Nutrient-Dense Diet
Does your diet include a variety of healthy nutrients from fruits, vegetables, and protein?
Including a little plant or animal-based protein in each meal helps stabilize blood sugar already within the normal range and preserve lean muscle mass.* Dietary fiber feeds the healthy intestinal bacteria that strengthen immunity and maintains healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range.* Antioxidants from colorful produce along with herbs and spices fight free radicals to help support overall optimal health.*