Manage the menopause naturally without HRT

This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. They are also found in walnuts, berries, whole-grains, lentils, linseed, sesame seeds, yams, beans, rice, alfalfa, and fruits. Patrick Holford and Kate Neil, in their book, Balancing Hormones Naturally, say “Soya products and tofu are both excellent sources of isoflavones, which are powerful phytoestrogens”. They suggest consuming 5mg a day, “equivalent to 350ml of soya milk or a 350g serving of tofu”. Beneficial herbs that may help to balance hormones include agnus castus, ginseng, black cohosh, wild yam, dong quai, and liquorice root. Brittle bone disease becomes more common after menopause, so taking supplements designed for healthy bones can help reduce your risk of osteoporosis at this time of life. Magnesium, calcium, boron, and vitamin D are great nutrients for healthy bones. NHS guidelines suggest eatin...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

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Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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