To celebrate Women’s Health Week, I’m focusing on menopause and some straight forward tools to help navigate this time in womanhood.
“At her first bleeding a woman meets her power.
During her bleeding years she practices it.
At menopause she becomes it.”
(Traditional Native American saying)
This quote’s been popping up a lot lately, and made me wonder why so many women feel anything but powerful at menopause?
When writing my menopause series, I was struck by all the negative press this life phase receives. Repeated articles followed a familiar story arc, “I was losing my mind, struggling at home and work and then my doctor said here’s this drug. Problem solved.”
I won’t sugar coat it, some woman do have a tough time at menopause, though these extreme cases getting a disproportionate amount of coverage.
But even for the majority, who don’t find menopause catastrophic, the symptoms can be annoying. From a naturopathic perspective classic menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes or sweats, fatigue or mood changes, are as much to do with a rise in stress hormones as they are a drop in reproductive hormone.
The good news is there are a lot of natural things you can do reduce annoying symptoms and step into your power!
In depth articles
To help you understand the what, when and why of menopause, and HOW to transition with the minimum of discomfort.
- What is menopause? There’s a lot of terminology thrown around but is every woman in her forties “perimenopausal”?
- Natural solutions for hot flushes: there’s so much you can do to get control back, without taking drugs.
- My story: treatment for ovarian cancer wasn’t how I’d planned to go into menopause. Medically induced menopause is described as harsh and severe. Could all my naturopathic experience make the transition any smoother?
- Still bleeding in your mid 50’s? Is late menopause a problem that you should be concerned about?
Feeling tired? Sometimes it’s just easier to watch a short video, than read an in depth article. Here are a couple I made during my Q&A series a few years ago.
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