Menopause


If you’re having some anxious feelings when it comes to menopause you’re certainly not alone. Hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, uncomfortable sex, irritation, and mood swings are all the things and while these definitely are valid complaints there is help that doesn’t always have to involve hormonal therapy.

While hormone therapy may help some women, it’s not necessarily for every woman. Mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, according to a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society. Researchers discovered that being mindful may be especially helpful for menopausal women struggling with irritability, anxiety, and depression.

Eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables is also helps you manage symptoms better along with regular exercise and a restful night’s sleep.

Never underestimate the power of a healthy non-toxic lifestyle when it comes to naturally managing symptoms of menopause.

Coconut oil makes a great, all-natural lube that can be excellent for women experiencing menopause dryness. When choosing lube, you’ll want to make sure it’s as natural as possible to avoid irritation. I love fractionated coconut oil and adding in a couple of essential oils.

As we age and our hormones normally begin to change and our metabolism naturally slows down. Eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and veggies is one way to avoid excessive weight gain during menopause, along with getting regular exercise, and getting a good night’s sleep.

Here are a few of my favorite supporting supplements and essential oil for those graduating into a new chapter of life.

Phytoestrogen can clear out all that excess estrogen that happens when hormone receptors are blocked by endocrine disrupters. Night sweats and hot flashes are an indication of an imbalance of estrogen.

We end up with way too much estrogen in the body because the xenoestrogens (man-made substances that mimic estrogen) block the estrogen receptors of our cells. They fill them up but CAN’T activate the cellular function that the body’s natural estrogen does (wrong key in the lock). The body then makes more estrogen because the need isn’t satisfied. Phyto cleans off those xenoestrogens and allows the natural form to do its job.
Life-Long Vitality supplements, Phytoestrogen, and bone nutrients are the answer. They work hand in hand for this.

Hormone Support Blend
25 Clary Sage
15 Marjoram
15 Geranium
10 Frankincense
8 Thyme
5 Cypress
5 Eucalyptus
5 Lavender
3 Ylang Ylang

This fills the roller bottle about halfway, fill it to the top with FCO.

Apply to bottom of feet, inner ankles, behind neck and ears every morning and night before bed.

Here’s one of my favorite sleep blends:

Dream Catcher
A roller blend for kids or adults
10 Juniper Berry
10 Bergamot
5 Tangerine
5 Sandalwood
5 Geranium
5 Ylang Ylang

Put in a 10mL roller bottle and fill to top with FCO.
Apply to feet and spine at night

SIP/B – (Safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding)

Embracing menopause, and being prepared with natural tools can help you have a more positive experience as you go through these changes.