Natural Treatments for Menopause
Hey, guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to talk to you about menopause naturaltreatments including the best diet and supplements for menopause. I guarantee after you learnthese five secrets, you're going to see great results immediately. In fact, I think you'llstart seeing results in 24 hours with your menopause symptoms going away if you followthese tips. Let's start off with diet, the top foods thatare causing hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms you might be struggling with. Thefirst food you've got to get out of your diet is processed sugar. Surprisingly, processedsugar wreaks more havoc than anything and
here's the big reason. It causes yeast andcandida overgrowth in your gut, which is also responsible for hormone production. Again,the big problem with sugar is it causes inflammation along with yeast overgrowth in the body. You'vegot to get rid of processed sugar. The second food you've got to get out is processedsoy. Soy products, unless it's fermented like natto, you want to get completely out becauseit contains certain types of estrogens that aren't good for your body. Number three, conventional meats, they'repacked with hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and they're fed genetically modified organisms.We know the hormones from the meat you eat
can affect your hormones, in turn causingissues like hot flashes, low energy levels, low sex drive and much more. Again, stay awayfrom conventional meat products. The next food you want to stay away from ispackaged foods. Packaged foods typically contain hydrogenated oils and refined flours. Gettingrid of those would be wise. Also, artificial sweeteners, Splenda, sucralose, also aspartameknown as NutraSweet. Those artificial sweeteners will wreak havoc on your hormones. Last but not least, in general, also get ridof any type of gluten. Gluten in your diet causes inflammation of your gut lining, whichcan even lead to autoimmune disease. If you're
struggling with anything autoimmune relatedand have menopause symptoms, it's definitely because of issues like gluten. The next thing you want to do is here arethe top foods that can help balance your hormones and help you get rid of menopause symptoms.The first one is going to be healthy fats such as avocado. Avocado is high in potassium,magnesium and omega9 fats, which are great for hormones. Also, omega3 fatty acids, consumingthings like wild caught salmon and other wild caught fish, they're high in EPA DHA, whichcan help your hormones and is very important as well. Grass fed beef is great. Grass fedbeef is full of iron as well as omega3 fats.
A few other foods that are great. Berriesare high in antioxidants, specifically polyphenols. I wouldn't consume a lot of fruit, but theone type of fruit you should be eating a lot of is berries. Things like pomegranate aregreat as well. Also, flax seeds. In fact, there are medicalstudies showing that flax seeds and flax meal can help balance hormones. I would do sproutedflax meal or chia or hemp. Doing sprouted seeds, a couple of tablespoons in a morningsuperfood smoothie is always great as well. Coconut products. Coconut oil is the idealfat for you to consume and a great oil for you to cook with. It's great for blood sugarlevels and balance.
Last but not least, this is the number onesuperfood category for those with menopause symptoms, is cruciferous vegetables such ascauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, turnips, kale. I would go online and lookup or go to DrAxe , my website, and look up Axe cruciferous vegetables. I havea whole list there for you. Adding in cruciferous vegetables, here's thesecret. Cruciferous vegetables contain something called indole3carbanol, which helps yourbody get rid of excess phytoestrogens and bad hormones. It really helps detox. It'slike hormonal detox. It's like a menopause detox. Getting lots of cruciferous vegetablescan help.
Candida Are You Suffering From Yeast
gt;gt; So there's really no way to kill yeastand candida quickly, just. gt;gt; Well, you have to understand what you have. gt;gt; Yeah. gt;gt; If you have mild symptoms, and it's onlyin your digestive tract it's easy. You do the basics on the diet for 6 weeks, it's gone. You just keep a little bit of this fed inyour system in the fridge even if you do eat a little sugar here and there it reallydoesn't come back. Now, if you took antibiotics on and off forten years like I did, and you know it gets
in the gut, and it stays there and you livewith it and you don't know it, and then it starts getting systemic. But you're you know,and you're strong, and you keep going, and you're conquering your life. And you're living with all these symptoms they're small and you don't realize it. And you social drink a bit, which I did backin those days. The social drinking with antibiotics together and you're eating sugar thatwas the biggest nono. Eventually, the yeast starts to get systemic.But it doesn't do it over night, so it's very obvious to you what's happening, so you knowwhat to do about it.
It's not like that. It does it slow; it sneaks up on you. You know first you just notice that maybein a year or two period, you notice that you just don't have the urge to excercise thesame. And then maybe you notice your eyesight changesa little bit, at distances, or up close for reading depends on the person. You're like, quot;You know my eyes are changing.Well, I'm getting a little olderquot;. And you just
And then the next year you start noticinga little more allergies. Maybe you just get an anal itch, or maybe you get a yeast infectiona little more often than you should. Or a sinus infection, or a UTI. Then you think, quot;Well that's normal peopleget that. I could take something for that.quot; But it comes back. It seems to recur. Or astrept throat thing. And then, you start noticing random boutsof diahrrea or constipation for no rhyme or reason. And you're wondering, quot;Well, I must've atesomething I must've ate something.quot;
You know, and then you start noticing, ittakes me longer to do everything during the day. I sleep in longer, I'm going up slow,I have a slight fog at times, or a numbness. And you start getting to the brain fog stage you're living with systemic candida. There's billions of yeast living in your body247. And you're a fungal farm. You're carrying it and you're walking with it. And then your consiousness if affecting you.So you start noticing that you get lowgrade depression. It's like a spark inside you that's you andit knows you can achieve everything you want
to achieve. But you feel like you're swarmed around withthis mass of despondent, kindofataloss, sort of negativity. Where you're just in a complete funk. Andyou're not inspired. You're not happy. And you're sort of depressed. You don't know whatto do. A lot of times people, they'll turn to thesugar as their relationship. They'll get their ice cream, or their littlecandy. There's ice cream sandwiches, and they're sitting at the TV.