Focus on adrenal health to sail through menopause naturally. Your adrenal gland health is the key to an easy menopause. Adrenal stress symptoms are similar to menopausal symptoms—nervous tension, mild to severe depression, irritability, fatigue, and unpredictable mood swings. Stressful living and poor eating habits mean many women reach their menopausal years with prematurely worn out adrenals. Depleted adrenals cannot help a woman achieve her new hormone balance after menopause.
Excessive hot flashes, and extreme fatigue at the onset of menopause can means a woman has swollen, exhausted adrenals. Adrenal support can produce quick results for many women. Changing your habits to support long term adrenal health will almost certainly result in eliminating unpleasant menopausal symptoms.
Are your adrenals exhausted? Three or more yes answers should alert you.
- Lack of energy or alertness? Unexplained moodiness, unusual crying spells, unfounded guilt?
- Severely cracked, painful heels? Nervous moistness of hands and soles of feet?
- Brittle, peeling nails or extremely dry skin?
- Frequent heart palpitations or panic attacks?
- Chronic heartburn and poor digestion?
- Chronic lower back pain (adrenal swelling)?
- Hypoglycemia and cravings for salt or sweets?
- High incidence of yeast or fungal infections? Severe reactions to odors, or to certain foods
Natural Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
- Stress is toxic to the adrenal glands. Adrenal exhaustion can keep you locked in a low-energy/high-stress loop. Herbs are some of the best therapy I know for revitalizing swollen, exhausted adrenal glands. • Stress reactions: try herbal nervines like scullcap, St. John’s wort, kava, passionflower, valerian, chamomile. • Chronic stress: try herbs like black cohosh, ashwagandha, Siberian eluthero, sarsaparilla and gotu kola. • For adrenal integrity, try Vitamin C 5000 mg daily to help convert cholesterol to adrenal hormones.
- Revitalize longterm adrenal health with seaweeds. • Sea vegetables act as total body tonics to restore female vitality during menopause. Add sea greens to your diet like nori, wakame, dulse, arame and kelp (2 tbsp. daily, chopped into salads and soups). Sea vegetables are a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins like D, K which assist with production of steroidal hormones like estrogen, and DHEA that support the female body during menopause. New studies indicate that up to 40% of the U.S. population is deficient in Vitamin D. Eating sea veggies is a great way to shore up a Vitamin D deficiency.
To Life-long health,