Have you been experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping? Perhaps your clothes don’t seem to fit the way they used to and you feel more anxious, sad, or mad, and your thinking isn’t as clear as it used to be? It doesn’t need to be this way! If you are concerned about all the changes happening in your body that accompany pre-, peri-, and post menopause, you can take comfort knowing that there are natural remedies to support your mental and physical health throughout this phase of your life.
Menopause occurs at the natural end of a woman’s reproductive years and for most women, this transition is plagued with a variety of symptoms, including fatigue and low energy, irritability and moodiness, low libido, vaginal dryness, thinning hair or hair loss, and digestive issues, triggered by the decline of estrogen and progesterone production in the ovaries. In the past, many women relied on hormone replacement therapy using synthetic estrogens and progestins associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease, and on antidepressants to manage the mood changes that accompany the transition. But menopause should not be viewed as a disease or condition; it’s a natural transition that can be eased using a natural, safe approach.
A herbal formula containing Giant angelica, Wilford’s ayanchum, and Sok-dan has been gaining accolades in the research community. This combination of estrogen-supporting phytonutrients, better known as EstroG-100, has been proven to promote healthy hormone balance and relieve the full spectrum of menopausal symptoms without side effects , , and no estrogenic effects on breast or endometrial tissue have been observed with long-term use. During menopause, women often notice unhealthy changes to their weight and Body Mass Index, but these negative changes did not occur in women taking EstroG-100. Many women continue to take EstroG-100 even after menopause because it has been reported in a study that it improves energy and skin elasticity.
One of the oldest spices, sage, can also help you cope with the most commonly reported symptoms, night sweats and hot flashes, which affect three in four women going through menopause. Hot flashes tend to be the worst of all symptoms because they affect quality of sleep and contribute to a whole host of other issues including fatigue, stress, and irritability. In addition to relieving night sweats, sage is also known to help with fatigue, memory, energy, and concentration.
You may be familiar with black cohosh which is among the most popular and longest-studied natural remedies for hot flashes, ideal for women who don’t want to turn to hormone replacement therapy or antidepressants. It also provides benefits similar to those produced by the happy hormone, serotonin, to enhance mood and regulate body temperature.
Change is inevitable, but it doesn’t mean you need to suffer. Take control – naturally – for a comfortable, balanced midlife transition.
Lee KH, Lee DJ, Kim SM, Je SH, Kim EK, Han HS, Han IK. Evaluation of effectiveness and safety of natural plant extract (EstroG-200: 41.78 mg of Phlomis umbrosa extract, 41.78 mg of Cynanchum wilfordii, 45 mg of Angelica gigas) on perimenopausal women for 1 year, J of Korean Society of Menopause. 11(1): 116-26, 2005.