9 Natural Health Tips to Support Menopause
Every woman's journey through perimenopause and menopause is unique, but it can be a challenging time for many of us. It can physically and mentally take its toll as we experience any number of symptoms, including night sweats and hot flushes, disrupted sleep, fatigue, muscular and joint aches and pains, brain fog, vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex, skin changes, thinning hair, increased facial hair, weight gain and lowered sex drive. Mood swings, anxiety, and depression are also distinct realities for many women. Particularly in modern times, menopause can come with a lot of baggage.
We have to adjust to how our body changes, its capabilities altering over time. The ageing process can lead to feelings of inadequacy, a sense of mourning for lost youth and fading beauty. For women with children, and especially for women who haven't had them, menopause can represent an ending, leading to grief and a sense of loss. It's important to recognise that menopause isn't the issue. It's a natural transition. How menopause affects you depends on you. What's going on with you mentally and physically? How well are you looking after yourself and your needs? How's life? How are you spiritually and emotionally? All these things contribute to how you're affected by menopause.
All these factors determine how you manifest any illness or disease. If you are struggling with the hormonal shifts associated with perimenopause and menopause, treat it as a wake-up call. What do you need to change? You hold the healing power. You can take control of your health.