Many women use kinesiology to manage their menopause. The menopause is a very natural wind down process, which can happen slowly over many years or can be very sudden, depending on the individuals’ bio- chemistry.
7 tips for an easier menopause:
- Water– dehydration will cause problems with every function of the body. Everyone needs to consume at least 2 litres per day. So often this simple tip is often forgotten and should be top of every list. When unwell the first thing to reach for is a glass of water before reaching for pain killers. Keeping the body fully hydrated is a must to achieving good health.
- Balancing stress in the lead up and during the menopause helps to minimise the symptoms. There are many therapies that assist with stress management, however the beauty of kinesiology is that muscle testing establishes the specific stress and along with many powerful techniques the stress can be released simply and effectively.
- Ensure all the nutrients are provided by diet and fully processed in the body. Addressing digestive issues can often help improve many health issues. Initially digestive enzymes maybe needed short term if there is a problem. Kinesiology can establish if digestion is struggling and also identify any foods which are causing problems by using muscle testing. Supplements which often benefit menopausal women and help with hormone balancing include the following:
- Agnus Castus
- Black Cohosh
- Wild Yam
- Dong Quai
- Star flower oil
- 5 HTP
- Amino acids
- Vitamin B complex , B3, B6, C, D, E
- Folic Acid
Supplemental needs are unique for each woman and often changing. Kinesiology can assess regularly individual needs using muscle testing.
4. Avoid caffeine, reduce alcohol and avoid sugary foods. It has been proven that caffeine increases the frequency and severity of hot flashes. Coffee also has a negative impact on fatigue, sleep and energy levels. Sugar is also a contributing factor to hot flushes and night sweats.
5. Eat meals which are high in nutrients avoiding processed foods. Regular Intakes of protein to balance blood sugars is essential. High protein foods are hugely beneficial.
Add these foods to your daily diet:
skinless, boneless chicken, turkey, fish, organic eggs, full fat yoghurt, nuts and seeds, quinoa, beans and lentils, goats cheese or cottage cheese, oily fish, nuts, seeds, nut butters, avocado, organic cabbage, sprouts, cauliflower, spring greens, broccoli, celery, parsley, chamomile, peppermint, fresh fruit, flaxseeds.
5. Exercise has a significant and positive impact on mood and increases oxygen intake and improves blood and lymph circulation.
6. Set time aside each day for relaxation recharging the body and mind. The body and mind thrives on relaxation and this only needs to be for 10 to 15 minutes per day to be beneficial.
Article by Karen Thrush, a fully qualified systematic kinesiology practitioner and tutor registered with the Association of Systematic Kinesiology working in Wiltshire.
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