Menopause should occur without difficulties if the adrenal and thyroid glands function normally. However, if the adrenal and thyroid glands are not functioning well, many women experience hot flashes, fatigue, irritability, depression and perhaps some vaginal dryness at menopause. Also, their risk for osteoporosis and some cancers increases. None of these symptoms are inevitable, and they can often be handled without using HRT or synthetic hormones
CAUSES OF MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
Menopausal symptoms occur when imbalances in the thyroid and adrenal glands interact with lowered hormone levels. This occurs most often when the ovaries cease producing the same amount of ovarian hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. It is the inappropriate responses of the adrenal and thyroid glands to the changes in the ovarian hormones which cause the vast majority of menopausal symptoms. This means that correcting thyroid and adrenal imbalances can go a long way to preventing and correcting menopausal symptoms.
CORRECTING UNDERACTIVE ADRENALS & THYROID GIVES EASIER TRANSITION
Underactive adrenals and thyroid function are the big culprits of menopause distress, both can be powered up with a specific dietary strategy, targeted supplements, adequate rest and an awareness of the body's natural recuperative needs. Thyroid difficulties are extremely common and almost universal due to iodine deficiency,caused in part due to the presence of iodine antagonists in the environment such as fluorides, chlorine compounds and bromides in baked goods such as breads. Mental and emotional stress also affects the thyroid gland and because women are much more prone to this stress-related condition than men. the problem frequently does not reveal itself on tests until menopause, when the deficiency of ovarian hormones places added stress on a woman’s body.
At this time, the problem “catches up” with the woman and she experiences symptoms that are attributed to menopause but are really due to an underlying thyroid imbalance. The thyroid problem may or may not be revealed on standard blood tests. However, it is very apparent on properly interpreted hair mineral analyses and often by symptoms such as a low body temperature, dry hair and very dry skin at times, fatigue, weight gain in some cases and perhaps other related conditions.
PREVENTING SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE
Nutrition awareness which considers your lifestyle, correct dietary eating, and nutritional supplement needs, detoxification, balancing the minerals, plus spiritual issues can make an easy transition though the menopause.
1. Drink at least 2 litres of spring water every day.
2. Reduce stress. This stops many cases of hot flashes. Reduce your workload, if possible, or go to bed much earlier - by 8-9 PM at the latest, every night, and get 10+ hours of sleep, reduce vigorous exercise and generally relax more. This rests the adrenals and the thyroid and even the ovaries, and is most helpful.
3. Change your diet. Eat much better quality, organic food, and about 60% cooked vegetables as part of your total food group intake daily. Eat two servings of animal protein twice daily, avoid salads and raeAvoid all wheat products without exception. Also, avoid all fruit, fruit juices and all sweet foods and beverages
4. Take specific supplements - the key ones include; Kelp, NutriFem multi vitamin /mineral with glandulars that supports healthy hormone balance including pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid plus nutrients that support optimum liver detoxification. Essential Fatty acids like YES Parent Essential Oils (EFA’s) when taken with balanced adrenals & thyroid help to ‘balance hormone and lubricate’ the body, I would always advise all women in menopause transition take a calcium/magnesium boron supplement,Some women can also benefit from boosting up the libido and sex drive by taking some natural aphrodisiacs including Maca Maca or Ashwaghanda.