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MENOPAUSE may be the brunt of many jokes but for a lot of women there is nothing funny about living through this life-altering life stage. Yoga signs and symbols meanings There are, however, natural remedies that can help, as Patrick Holford explains.

Cool down hot flushes by taking natural phytoestrogen supplements. Yoga for beginners youtube Soya, red clover and chickpeas, as well as fermented sources of soy – such as miso, tempeh, natto and tamari, are foods with a good source of isoflavons, which can dramatically decrease the occurrence of hot flushes.

Vitamins C, E and essential fats can also help with relieving menopausal symptoms. Bikram yoga teacher salary per class Choose a Vitamin C supplement that contains berry extracts rich in bioflavonoids, as evidence indicates that these can also help.

Black cohosh is another helpful herb to take during menopause as it decreases these hot flushes as well as insomnia, sweating and anxiety. Ramdev yoga for blood pressure control Take 50mg per day of black cohosh three months on, one month off and to avoid if you are taking liver toxic drugs or have a damaged liver.

Dong quai, a plant native to China, is another useful herb for combating hot flushes and for balancing hormones, but please be advised it can cause thinning of the blood so it is best to consult your GP beforehand.

Agnus-castus (chasteberry) can also help with hot flushes. Tara stiles yoga youtube Agnus-castus’s therapeutic powers are attributed to its indirect effects on decreasing oestrogen levels while increasing progesterone and prolactin which lowers oestrogen levels. Bikram yoga richmond 4mg per day, as was used in most trials and research on this herb, is suggested.

Another vitally important component in managing menopause is regular exercise and breathing deeply. Dahn yoga sedona The basic principle of all breathing exercise is to use your diaphragm, rather than the top of the chest as we tend to do when we are anxious. Open space yoga honolulu hi The diaphragm is the dome-shaped muscle at the bottom of the lungs. Viniyoga youtube Trials have shown that this type of breathing can reduce the frequency of hot flushes by about 50 percent.

Regular exercise, a low-GL diet and the right nutrients are essential for calming moods and emotions often associated with menopause. Free yoga classes in arlington va So is ensuring that your daily diet includes essential fats in the form of oily fish and nuts and seeds, such as flax or pumpkin.

The St John’s Wort plant has powerful anti-depressant qualities and, at the same time, can relieve the symptoms of headaches and fatigue. Isha yoga drums music mp3 free download For best results, combine with black cohosh.

Vaginal dryness can lead to a declining interest in sex during menopause. Dahn yoga center oceanside Supplements of the vitamins A, C, and E, as well as zinc, encourage natural mucous production as declining oestrogen levels tend to dry up vaginal secretions. Youtube yoga with adrienne Natural hormone creams can help, especially if you are deficient in hormones. Yoga asanas for flat stomach with pictures They are also successful in treating vaginal dryness and can reduce occurrence of urinary tract infections, restore normal vaginal mucous membranes and provide the right environment in the vagina to inhibit growth of unfriendly organisms.

Women tend to sleep less as they get older and often more so during menopause. Meditation tips for sleep So if you have a habit of waking up in the early hours, do something creative rather than worry about losing sleep. Yoga for golfers Meditation is a restful way to spend this time, and could be used to compensate for that lost sleep. Patanjali yoga asanas for weight loss To fight insomnia, avoid caffeine, and take a supplement which combines 5-HTP, magnesium and calming herbs at least an hour before you go to bed.

Weight management through regular exercise and a low-GL diet is key to easing painful joints often experienced during menopause. Yoga relaxation Food intolerances may become more prevalent during menopause. Yoga bristol ct Wheat and dairy are the most common offenders – and can be a cause of, or contributor, to joint pains. Yoga asanas for runners Supplements such as Vitamin B6 may help to soothe painful joints, as will avoiding red meat, dairy and wheat or gluten products. Balance yoga frankfurt kursplan Try rubbing progesterone cream directly onto the painful joint or tissue.

If you are worried about memory loss as you age, it is important to eat well to prevent this from happening. Yoga studios in arlington va However, even this may not provide enough nutrients – especially B12 – which is increasingly poorly absorbed as you age. Best yoga pants fails All evidence suggests that both age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s are, in almost all cases, completely preventable if you follow the right diet, take the correct supplements and have a healthy, active lifestyle.