05 Aug 2019 How we work with menopause and peri-menopause
What are the symptoms?
- Weight Gain
- Hair Loss
- Pervasive Tiredness
- Muscle /joint pain
- Breast Pain
- Burning Tongue
- Hot Flushes
- Hot Sweats
- Cold Sweats
- Itchy Skin
- Loss of libido
- Memory lapses
- Mood Swings
- Vaginal Dryness
- Increased heart rate
- Irregular/missing periods
What are potential non medical underlying causes of the symptoms?
This is an an unavoidable natural condition. However symptoms can be alleviated by balancing the blood sugars and reducing stress hormones and supporting the liver which struggles at this time to process the excess oestrogen.
What can be done with the diet to support this issue?
- Balancing blood sugars to stop more stress hormones being produced due to blood sugars dropping
- Identifying and removing trigger foods that cause intolerances to stop more stress hormones being produced
- Targeted supplementation to support the body back to wellness including adaptogenic herbs to stop the body overproducing stress hormone and other supplements to calm the nervous system plus technical supplements to reduce the excess oestrogens that can cause havoc during this time.
How do we support this in clinic?
- Rebalancing the muscle-organ-meridian connections
- Emotional work to reduce the impact of stress and the issues surrounding this change
- Identifying trigger foods
- Identifying and recommending targeted nutritional supplementation
- Reducing the histamine response that causes many of the issues
- Supporting the liver to stop it becoming overwhelmed with the extra work it has during this time.
- Offering advice on the right diet to support the transition and promote the correct weight.
Why do we get results?
- We use a multi pronged approach. We work on the foundation stones of blood sugar stabilisation, stress hormone rebalancing and dealing with the hormonal fluctuations as well as identifying the correct nutritional supplementation and supporting the emotional aspect plus identifying food triggers.
What is the long term management for this issue?
- Keeping trigger foods out of the diet
- Having maintenance kinesiology sessions to ensure supplementation is still working and structural imbalances aren’t occurring
- Keeping blood sugars stable with good diet
- Techniques for stress management
- Working with the different aspects of this condition as they arise