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Tip n°29 : The menopause (2nd part)

Here we go again for the second part of this important subject that is MENOPAUSE, this moment of transition in the lives of all women 🌀. If you missed the first part of this article 📝, I invite you to read tip n°28. Today, I will tell you about some measures to put in place 'more or less' easily 😉 to better live this period 😊. Some natural remedies, available in pharmacies, will also be presented to you. However, I will not address the very complex topic of hormone replacement therapy.

Let's start with the fuel you offer your body, which is your diet 🍽️. I said it before: diets… 🙅‍♀️ we forget 🙅‍♀️ … and especially not during menopause 🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️. The most important thing is to make sure you have certain foods in sufficient quantities on your plate 👍. Yes, rather than dwelling on what we 'possibly' can't eat 🙃 … we can eat everything, it's just a question of balance ⚖️ … let's focus on the foods that are essential 🙂, and the rest will balance itself ... or almost ... 😅. Your mind 🤯 much prefers to be asked to add things rather than remove 😃. This is valid in all areas of our lives and certainly in nutrition. The info passes much more easily and the message is heard 💬, especially if it is simple... and simple it will be ‼️

You are ready ❓ Come on, let's go ❗ 👉 Vegetables galore! You need vegetables: vegetables at every meal (noon and evening) and in abundance please ➡ half of your meal is a minimum. Green vegetables are excellent: all cabbage , spinach, green beans, broccoli 🥦, zucchini, cucumbers 🥒, watercress, leeks, chives, salads of all kinds 🥗, artichokes, calabashes, darlings, fennel, etc. They are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, are excellent antioxidants and above all they contain a lot of fiber which is essential during menopause 👌. You will complete this list with other vegetables of your choice such as peppers, cauliflower or eggplants 🍆 (bringelles).

❇️ Saying that the lack of vegetables is responsible for more intense hot flashes and poor sleep is certainly a bit reductive … but it's still the truth ❗ 👉 Equally important, you need enough fat intake. There is obviously no question here of fries/mayonnaise 🍟… oops 🙊, my Belgian origins 🇧🇪 betray me 🤣… I am talking here about good vegetable oils, preferably organic, extra virgin (for olive oil), and especially cold pressed: wheat germ, evening primrose, borage, rapeseed, walnuts, camelina, olive, hemp for example 👍.

👉 Oily fruits such as walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, pecans are also welcome. Of course, there are all the other foods, including proteins, but deficiencies are less frequent, so let's keep it synthetic 🤓! 👉 After vegetables and of equal importance there is liver drainage. The more the latter will be overloaded 😟 … and it is always a little … or a lot 😉 … the more the symptoms will be important and inconvenient 😬. There are many liver drainers and I am a fervent user of Rosmarinus in the form of buds or young shoots 🌱 in DH1 or DH4 glycerine macerate: 40 drops in the evening in a little water will be of great help to you 👍.

❇️ Some factors and foods are likely to overload the liver more and therefore aggravate all the inconveniences 😖😫😩: dairy products, especially cow's milk 🥛 (yes, them again ❗ I will soon address the subject), the alcohol 🥃, sugar 🍭 and all preparations containing it 🍪🍰🍬 or refined cereals with white wheat flour at the top of the charts) 🍞🍝 🍕. There is also tobacco 🚬, physical inactivity, stress 😧 or overflowing and uncontrollable emotions 😵 💫. 👉 And if we take all the above in the other direction, it gives this: - Vegetables, more vegetables, always vegetables 😃. - Refined cereals (bread, pasta, pizzas, white rice, cakes, etc.) and starches 🥔 okay but sparingly , otherwise our scale will take the elevator 🙈 ❗ - Same thing for sugar and dairy products … yes, it is so 🤷‍♀️. - Omega 3, 6 and 9 in the form of good oils consumed RAW.

👉 Next, move your body 💃. This is essential for the health of your bones ! All food supplements will be of no use to you 🙆‍♀️ if you don't work your skeleton. Come on, I repeat 😁: the best way to avoid osteoporosis is to exercise 🏃‍♀️🤽‍♀️🎾🏸🤸‍♀️⛹️‍♀️… and limit dairy products 🥛… yes, yes… I promise I will talk about it ❗ Sports practice also stimulates your metabolism 💪 and accelerates the elimination of toxins 🚮. It's all good 👍❗ Not to mention the benefits for our little head 🤯: managing stress and emotions is sometimes quite a challenge and it is in any case the work of a lifetime . 👉 Now let's move on to some natural remedies that help and ease the symptoms of menopause:

🌿 Yarrow (especially for hemorrhagic periods) 🌿 Chaste tree 🌿 Sage 🌿 Black Cohosh 🌿 Raspberry I prefer liquid forms but sometimes it's easier to find them in tablets or capsules. 💊 Magnesium (especially if sleep is not there) 💊 Manganese/cobalt 3x/week and iodine 2x/week in trace element

In practice 👩 ⚕️ it is often more complex and advice must be provided on a case-by-case basis. But … these few suggestions are already a good start and I hope they will be useful to you 🙂. I leave you for the moment and wish you sparkling and radiant days ☀️ with ✨✨✨ MIAM la Vie ✨✨✨

See you soon 🙋‍♀️.

Docteur Sandra Stallaert 

Cabinet de Santé Holistique

Homéopathe - Nutritionniste

Consultation à distance


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