Reset Your Body Temperature With Natural Menopause Remedies
Natural menopause remedies are alternative means to control symptoms of menopause. A lot of women have weighed the harmful effects of hormone replacement therapy and have chosen to use natural menopause remedies.
If you are one of these women looking for a natural means to ease your menopausal symptoms, then these safe, self-care methods can reduce the intensity or severity of your symptoms. Try some of these remedies, they might even stop your hot flashes and reset your body’s temperature to normal.
Plant foods, especially fresh vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and fruits contain naturally occurring nutrients that have hormone balancing effect.
Flaxseeds contain phytonutrients that have estrogen balancing properties. Added benefit of flaxseeds is its ability to lower cholesterol. Take up to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds daily.
Soy is an excellent source of phytoestrogen. This is one of the natural menopause remedies used by Japanese women for centuries. Women from Japan have notably fewer problems during menopause because of their high consumption of soybeans and tofu. Soy gives you the protective benefits of natural estrogens. Other soy based foods are miso and soy nuts.
Vitamin A helps counteract dry skin and fight yeast infections during menopause. It is also a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent cancer. Get this vitamin naturally from dark green and yellow-orange fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin B helps convert food into energy, balances the nervous system, fights migraines and osteoporosis keeps your heart healthy. Increase your intake of vitamin B2, B6, and B12 by eating mushrooms, liver, bananas, nuts, seeds, fish, cauliflower, eggs and whole grains.
Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that regulates estrogen production, reduces hot flashes and keeps your skin young and smooth. Good sources are cold pressed seed oils, avocados and nuts.
American ginseng is an herb that supports adrenal function, improves energy and has a cooling effect on hot flashes. Recommended dose is 600 to 1,200 mg daily.
St. John’s Wort has been proven to fight depression related with menopause. This herb is one of the natural menopause remedies used for centuries. Recommended dose is 300 mg. taken three times daily.
Sage helps control sweating associated with hot flashes. A daily dose of 4 to 6 grams is recommended.
Black cohosh extract has been proven to reduce the intensity of hot flashes, night sweats, nervousness and irritability in menopausal women. Standardized extracts of black cohosh are one of the most reliable herbal natural menopause remedies, producing significant results within weeks of usage. Follow the dosage recommendation on the label.
Pycnogenol is an extract from pine bark which is rich in antioxidants. Studies carried out in Germany and Taiwan had perimenopausal women take this extract for six months. There were marked improvements in hot flashes and nights sweats.
The participants had improved memory and concentration, more sexual satisfaction and less sleep problems. The dosage used in the research was 200 mg. of pycnogenol a day.
Fish oil is known to be effective for emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety and hostility. To treat menopausal depression, take 1 to 2 grams a day of fish oil supplements.
Iced water or ice cube will cool you down when the hot flashes hit. Suck on an ice cube to keep cool during a hot flash or simply sip on a chilled beverage. Drinking a glass of cold water every two hours has also been proven to minimize hot flashes.
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