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  • Writer's pictureJaime Heer, FNTP

Tips for Easing the Transition Through Perimenopause

As your body adapts to the hormonal changes that occur during Perimenopause, it is common for many women to experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Mood swings

  • Depression

  • Irregular flow

  • Hot flashes / night sweats

  • Headaches

  • Weight gain

  • Decreased libido

  • Etc...

The goods news is that there are many natural ways that you can support your body before and during this time to help alleviate discomfort and make the transition to menopause much more bearable. It is especially important to support your organs and body systems that are responsible for managing your blood sugar, stress, detoxification & hormones. Along with the usual recommendations of drinking plenty of water, eating a diet rich in organic whole foods and moving your body daily, here are a few additional tips to help support your liver and adrenal glands:

Prioritize "Me Time" It is essential that you give your body time for relaxation and rest in order to support your nervous system and adrenal glands. So go ahead and schedule that massage, take a bubble bath and go for a solo walk on the beach.

Enjoys Lots of Bitter Greens & Cruciferous Veggies Dandelion, arugula, endive, kale, collard, radicchio and mustard greens promote liver cleansing. Cauliflower, broccoli & brussels sprouts give your body the nutrients needed to produce antioxidants that help break down and remove toxins and excess hormones from the body. Incorporate Plenty of Healthy Fats Your body needs quality dietary fats in order to produce hormones. Ensuring that you have adequate amounts of healthy fats from sources like avocado & olive oil, wild caught fish and seafood, pasture raised eggs & meat, nuts and seeds is essential to helping your body to keep your hormones in balance. Ditch the Caffeine Caffeine stimulates stress hormones, and in our over-stimulated, stressed out world adding more fuel to the fire will make your body's ability to manage stress even more difficult. Instead, try swapping out your morning coffee with a Superfood Latte like this one ~ Rose Super Latte. Stay Cool At Night Make sure that your pajamas and sheets are made from organic cotton to avoid synthetic materials and chemicals that can exacerbate hot flashes. Try putting a cool pack under your pillow and an electric fan by your bedside to help you stay comfortable through the night. We specialize in women's health & hormone balancing! Contact us to book an appointment:

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