Natural Remedies for Menopause – Dr. Mary James
Dr. Mary James explains how herbs and natural remedies for menopause work in the body, including menopause symptoms like insomnia, hot flashes, memory loss, low libido, mood swings, hair loss, weight gain, chronic fatigue, and so much more. In this video you’ll learn:
1. Why herbs may be an effective alternative remedy for menopause symptoms when combined with dietary and lifestyle changes
2. Why some women choose herbs instead of over-the-counter options, like HRT for menopause
3. How certain herbs may help reduce menopause symptoms including hair loss, mood swings, insomnia, emotions, hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, and so much more when combined with dietary and lifestyle changes
4. How to choose the right natural herbs to address menopause symptoms
Herbal Equilibrium is a doctor-formulated, natural herbal remedy for menopause symptoms that includes all of the herbs Dr. James mentions in this video. Herbal Equilibrium provides natural, gentle, and holistic relief for menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms caused by fluctuations in estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Based on the latest phytotherapy research, HE is formulated to relieve the most common symptoms in menopause including hot flashes, low libido, weight gain, insomnia and mood swings. For almost a decade it’s been helping women just like you get symptom relief. Read more about Herbal Equilibrium here:
HE includes the following powerful ingredients:
Black cohosh, red clover, and kudzu — for hot flashes and night sweats.
Passionflower, chasteberry, and wild yam — for irritability, anxiety, and insomnia.
Ashwagandha — with aphrodisiac and mood-stabilizing properties.
What is menopause and perimenopause?
Menopause itself is normal and every woman is going to experience it. A woman is technically in menopause when her menstrual periods have stopped for a full year.
Perimenopause is the transition leading up to menopause, when hormonal changes and imbalances begin. While the average age of menopause is 52, women can begin menopause as early as age 30. Most women experience perimenopause in their mid to late 40s, although it can occur as early as the 30s or as late as the 50s.
During both menopause and perimenopause, extreme shifts in the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone take place. When hormonal ratios and balance are disrupted — a state called hormonal imbalance — it leads to the common symptoms below:
Hot flashes, night sweats
PMS-like symptoms (cramps, bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, irritability)
Fatigue, loss of energy
Feeling sad, moody or overwhelmed
Feeling anxious, heart palpitations
Feeling forgetful, fuzzy minded or confused
Bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, nausea
Stiff, achy joints
Weight gain, especially around the middle
Loss of libido
Thinning hair, hair loss
Phytotherapy or plant-based medicine is especially effective for relieving the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause when the herbs are adaptogenic, as adaptogenic herbs have the power to adapt to the specific needs of a woman’s body. This is very different from the traditional “one-size-fits-all” approach in most conventional settings, which often includes a focus on hormone replacement therapy or antidepressants.
Certain herbs known as phytocrines share important characteristics with natural hormones, allowing them to provide symptom relief, and increasing the body’s natural ability to make and use hormones. Phytocrines can act like the body’s own hormones by binding to our hormone receptors, they allow cells to get the information they need to function. Phytocrines can also imitate hormone functions. For example, the phytoestrogens found in red clover closely resemble human estrogen and can help normalize estrogen activity in our bodies.
Phytocrines encourage hormone production. Plants can gently stimulate the body’s tissues to make more natural hormones.
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