As women approach menopause and hormone levels begin to fluctuate and drop, many of the symptoms that often develop can be very uncomfortable and even debilitating. Insomnia, night sweats, irritability, anxiety, depression, low libido, low energy, irregular bleeding and osteoporosis are very common symptoms for more women than not. Conventional medicine prescribes antidepressants, hormone replacement therapies, thyroid medication, mild sedatives or psychotherapy which can come with side effects or risks and are not always successful in resolving symptoms.

Have you ever noticed that some women seem to fly right through menopause with out a single complaint while others are miserable to the point of affecting their jobs and relationships negatively? Is this natural bodily process really meant to be such a bad experience for some? Taking care to modulate stress, exercising wisely, and eating a nutrient dense diet in the years before menopause and during, can make a huge impact on how easily your body responds to this transition. This is also a time for women to transition into a new role emotionally. This is a time to rebirth a new you, now that the child birthing years are coming to completion. What are you doing that is not serving you emotionally and physically? What have you dreamed of or wanted to create but have not had the time or energy?

When we have lots of estrogen our bodies can handle the lack of sleep and constant hustle and bustle that comes with raising a family. As our uterine hormones decline our bodies are not meant to burn the candle at both ends. It’s a time to be introspective, listening to our bodies symptoms and using these messages to create a new healthier woman. If we have had a healthy and balanced lifestyle leading up to menopause then our adrenals will be healthy and produce the estrogen we need now.

For those who are struggling with symptoms, acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, exercise, a nutrient dense diet, and meditation can bring balance to the body and eliminate the common symptoms without side effects. To learn more about what you can do to ensure a healthy symptom free transition through menopause, or how to eliminate your symptoms without resorting to medicine, join Dawn Share AP, at Debbie’s Health Food’s 3850 Nova Rd Port Orange on November 10th from 1-2pm.

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