Welcome to my Weekly Wisdom, I am very excited to be launching my brand new ‘Shape Up For Summer' series.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be discussing everything from exercise to body image and a lot more. In week one I will be kicking off with hot flushes as this is something that affects many women going through menopause, especially during the Summer.
1. Boost your oestrogen levels
Topping up oestrogen levels is really important and you can do so by eating foods containing naturally occurring oestrogen called phytoestrogens. These foods help to fool the brain into thinking you have normal circulating oestrogen. Phytoestrogens are found primarily in foods containing soy. I also recommend supplements with red clover in them, particularly a standardised one called Promensil.
2. Get your body into good nutritional shape
During the perimenopause and menopause, nutritional levels become lower which is what causes hormonal swings. These are unsustainable and the brain chemistry and hormones stop functioning. Take multivitamins and minerals to keep nutritional levels in good order. Avoiding certain food and drink like chocolate, alcohol and caffeine is a great way to get into good nutritional shape.
3. Try Relaxation and meditation
Research shows that if you do formal relaxation for at least 20 minutes every day you can reduce your flushes by 60%. I recommend an app called Pzizz, which takes you to a really relaxed state and helps you cool down.
4. Use layered bedclothes
There are certain things you can do to help you sleep if you suffer from hot flushes for example layered clothing, chill pillow and a fan by your bed.
5. Take supplements and herbs
If you have trouble sleeping some natural supplements and herbs might help you relax at night.
If you want to know more about how to deal with hot flushes and other common menopausal problems, join me for my next free Masterclass. Additionally, you can join my Facebook group for extra support and information about going through menopause.