It’s International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March, IWD is a global day celebrating the social economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also calls for gender parity. We have come a long way but there is still work to do.
Each year there is a theme and this year it’s press for progress focussing on equal pay and recognition for women.
At Menopause Matters Guru we are pressing for progress to ensure women are enlightened and empowered about the menopause. Many women have been taught to fear the menopause believing that it is nothing but gloom and doom coupled with a huge mixture of horrible symptoms ranging from well known hot flushes and mood swings to the lesser known joint pain and burning tongue. With those thoughts in your head who could be blamed for dreading this time that all women experience?
It doesn’t have to be like that.
There’s lots you can do and you don’t have to resort to hormone replacement therapy or antidepressants.
We are great advocates of using natural remedies and holistic methods. We believe by taking a whole body approach you can have a stress free, natural menopause.
Start with what goes on in your head and work down. Just believing that the menopause is the start of all good things and freedom from lots of other parts of life that have been holding you back will help immensely. We regularly publish positive affirmations on our social media to get you on the right track.
Hormone imbalance which is the cause of most menopause symptoms can be approached from a whole variety of angle. You can apply a natural progesterone cream which fits with your body’s own receptors. You should ensure it has the correct percentage of progesterone in it or it will be ineffective.
Next think about what you are fuelling your body with. If you feed it with junk food, highly processed foods and sugar, it doesn’t owe you any favours. Adapt your diet to contain more natural, organic vegetables, fruits fish and meat. The closer your food is to its natural state, the better. The beauty of home cooked food is you know what goes in it. You can be sure there will be no nasty additives or artificial ingredients.
Take a good look in your cleaning cupboards and the products you use for self care. Are they chemical cocktails of toxic substances. These all affect your hormone balance in the form of xeno-oestrogens. Check the ingredients and reduce harmful chemicals where possible by switching to natural alternatives.
Exercise is also crucial to your wellbeing. You don’t need to do lots but it’s good to establish a regular habit. We like the 7 minute workouts which can easily be found on YouTube.
Lastly take time to relax and refresh your mind with some meditation. Just 5 minutes a day will soon get you feeling more chilled and less stressed.
Our blog contains lots of information on how you can make your menopause a happier, stress free time. Take a look through and feel free to email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our Facebook group for mutual support and a safe space to share your wins and worries