Menopause is a transition for women. Fertility is coming to an end. Menopause and Perimenopause marks getting older.
For some women this can be a passing affair and for others one of many changes - including, lifestyle makeovers, physical and spiritual attunement to your body and psyche, emotional ups an downs, and also (always) possibilities for a wonderful Life, including better sex!. There are many choices for women to handle the transition and learn what to do with all of the above.
When I was 44, I had a stillborn baby and several months after that event I had my first hot flash. I had no idea what was going on! I merely thought someone needs to open a window quick! It wasn't until a year later that I found help through a book written by Dr. John Lee and my world began to make sense and I started using progesterone cream which eliminated my hot flashes. I then researched as much as I could, attended workshops and lectures and then one day I discovered and acknowledged that I was equipped to give a talk myself about how hormones worked. I was happy to do so because at that time few women knew about Dr. John Lee and natural ways to help. I wanted as many women to know what I did and to get help.
It is 2015, there are now so many incredible women who have written about this phase of your lives and "how to". I will list books at the end of this that I feel are some of the best.
For now, this is a quick and hopefully inspiring essay that you can get through this gracefully and with not too much sweat. :-). Many herbs work - you might just have to try one or more to see which one is the one for you. This article is also written to encourage you to get a hormone test done and find your levels of Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and DHEA.
This plant is effective in treating menopausal symptoms. It can also lessen post-operative functional disorders after removal of the uterus or ovaries.
During and after menopause, women often experience dry skin, eczema, hair loss, painful breasts and slower healing caused by lower hormonal levels. Evening primrose oil can ease these symptoms, making a new stage of life more manageable.
A supreme hormonal tonic for women. Both extensive clinical studies, as well as over two thousand years of use in folk medicine, have proven the effectiveness of this remedy. It works by stimulating and normalizing the pituitary gland, which regulates the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body.
The Wisdom of Menopause by C. Northrup, M.D.
Menopause The Silent Passage by Gail Sheehy
Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book
New Menopausal Years by Susun Weed
Herbs and Things
Have tried most of what I write about in these articles.