FOR PERIMENOPAUSE RELIEF - SUPPORT THESE 3 SYSTEMS
Perimenopause is the time when your hormones are slowly declining to get your body ready for menopause.
This can put a bit of stress on your body and if your body is not supported during this time, then it can exacerbate your symptoms.
When you can help your body go through this transition, it can really help reduce your symptoms. Here are 3 systems that you would benefit supporting during this time.
BALANCE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR
When you were younger, you could get away with late night pizza or drinking binges. Now your body is more sensitive to sugar. The key is to keep your blood sugar stable with nutrient dense foods.
The spikes and dips of blood sugar can also make you feel moody and irritable and want to eat unhealthy carbohydrates. Sugar can also contribute to an unhealthy gut flora. You want your gut to be healthy to be able to clear out excess hormones.
Make sure you are eating regular meals and not restricting, including enough protein in every meal and have some healthy snacks on hand to stop you from snacking on unhealthy foods.
You could have fruit for snacks. Eat chia porridge with mixed in protein powder and topped with lots of fruit. Make delicious and hearty soups to warm up or put in a flask to eat on the go.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR ADRENAL GLANDS
Your adrenals are two glands that sit on top of your kidneys, either side of your lower back. They will take over your hormone production at menopause so it is so important to keep them nourished and not to stress them out
Stress comes in all shapes and sizes, not just being stressed out at work, The blood sugar spikes as mentioned above is a stress. The food you eat, exercise, mindset, lifestyle are all stress. Get to bed by 10pm and get plenty of sleep.
SUPPORT YOUR DETOXIFICATION SYSTEM
When hormones have done their job, they need to exit out of the body with the help of your liver and digestive tract. When you have excess hormones circulating around your blood or toxins that can mimic hormones, this can lead to perimenopause symptoms.
Your liver breaks down toxins and goes through 2 phases in order for this to happen. It has to have certain nutrients to be able to do this effectively. They then need to be eliminated from your body via your digestive tract. It is really important that you are going to poop regularly for this to happen.
To help your digestive tract, your gallbladder needs to be able to make bile so that the toxins can travel from your liver to your colon. Natural sources of fat are needed to make bile such as nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut oil.
Some foods to nourish your liver are beetroot, carrots, lemon, dandelion, nettle root, broccoli, onions and garlic.
There are more things you can do to help reduce your perimenopause and menopause symptoms and if you are struggling with yours and don’t seem to be able to get them under control, get in touch with me and let’s have a chat about it.
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