This blog on the peri and menopause covers step two of my menopause guide and is part five in a series of eight. It is all about understanding how a menopause diet which provides all the right nutrients is the best way to reduce unwanted symptoms.
There is no substitute for getting the right foods into your body. Food can either support or disrupt your hormonal health. It can hinder you or nourish you. It can strengthen you or weaken you. And so getting this bit right is the real biggie when it comes to step two.
How would you like to get rid of those unwanted symptoms for good by following a menopause diet?
Digestive health is essential for your hormones and overall health and is pretty much determined by the foods you choose to eat.
We want to choose the right nutrients. These allow your beneficial gut bacteria to flourish and crowd out the bad guys.
We want to choose foods that support your liver. These will help you to break down and get rid of hormones when they are no longer needed.
As a general principle, we want to flood your body with purposeful nutrients (and here we are talking about both supplements and foods).
The food which you choose to eat can influence how your body works
Eating the right nutrients will have a positive effect on your health. And it will make you more resistant to illness, more energetic and just so much happier with your life.
And what’s more, what you eat affects the production of hormones and their signalling pathways. Therefore, in this step, you will learn which foods your hormones love!
Remember that there are over 200 hormones in your body. And they are all closely linked to things like your metabolism and your mood. So feeding them a hormone friendly diet is really going to show a huge reduction in some of your menopausal symptoms. It will really help with resistance to weight loss, low mood, insomnia, hot flushes, night sweats and brain fog to name a few.
Would you like to reduce hot flushes and night sweats with a menopause diet?
For example, fat and cholesterol are the building blocks of hormones. You need enough cholesterol to make sex hormones like oestrogen and testosterone. Healthy fats also have a pivotal role in how your hormones communicate. For example, your endocrine system uses hormones to communicate with your brain which therefore impacts your mood and can help to alleviate brain fog.
And at the same time we want to take out the lazy foods – these are the ones that disrupt your hormones and make you feel rubbish.
We also focus on reducing your exposure to toxins which can cause havoc to your hormones.
And the good thing is that when you get this bit right, your body responds really quickly. You will be on your way to seeing and feeling a real difference
But none of this is any good, if we don’t focus on you and your lifetsyle
And so in step two you will learn to listen to your body. You will learn techniques to really switch off and relax. Relaxing is often one of the toughest parts to crack because generally we are often too busy to prioritise it. And that in itself lies the irony. So in this step, you will learn to shift your mindset. Relaxation becomes an essential part of your day rather than an indulgence. You may not be able to control the stress in our lives. But you can certainly learn strategies to help manage it.
And guess what?? When you learn to switch off, your cortisol levels come down. You start to burn fat and lose weight. Your digestion improves, your energy improves and your mood improves!
So click through to my download to find out more about how to have a happy and healthy menopause
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