5 Ideas for a Natural Perimenopause
Here are 5 great and easy ideas for natural perimenopause relief. You can use these tips alone or together with another treatment. Give them a try!
1. Stay Hydrated
The body needs enough water to function properly. When you start menopause this becomes even more important. Good hydration is also important for your skin.
Most of us don’t drink enough water and are always close to dehydration. And if you grab a drink, more often than not it is a soda or other sugary beverage. Even the diet sodas are bad for you as a recent study has shown. For your health they are even worse than the non-diet variety (aside from the calories).
What are your healthy choices aside from water:
- Herbal teas such as mint, sage, chamomile and many more.
- Vitamin waters (check the label for the calories)
- Sparkling water with lemon or lime (one of my favorites)
- Green tea
- Diluted juice (again watch for the calories)
If you add lemon or lime to green tea or water you get some flavor without the calories. Or mix your own green tea beverage with a little of your favorite juice – experiment until you find what you like.
2. Choose Healthy Foods
It is important to support your body with healthy nutrition and good hydration to ease the effects of perimenopause. You may want to check the article about a healthy menopause diet to find out more. Don’t worry, it is really nothing out of the ordinary and you don’t have to start to live of tofu and Soy milk.
Make beans your friend; they contain a lot of fiber, have lignans (a kind of natural plant estrogen) and are high in protein.
The much talked about “dark green leafy vegetables” like spinach, Swiss chard or kale contain a lot of good vitamins and minerals that are very important to maintain good health. They also contain a lot of the perimenopause vitamins we already mentioned.
For example, one cup of Kale contains 10 times the daily amount of vitamin K , twice the amount of vitamin C and the full amount of vitamin A. Plus it has numerous other important minerals and nutrients.
Different vegetables and fruits have different nutrition values. So by eating a variety of these you will get the vitamins and minerals you need to help your body fight the stress of the changes perimenopause will inevitably bring.
3. Slowly Adapt Your Wardrobe
To dress in layers is just common sense and makes it easy to adapt the clothes to your body temperature. Trust us, this is a must-do to get relief during your menopause transition.
4. Get Moving
Exercise is not only good for your health but good for menopause symptoms as well. Especially weight bearing exercises are a must for women in perimenopause to maintain good bone health.
This is a time when many women get osteopenia (the precursor to osteoporosis) which creeps up without any symptoms.
5. Fight Stress
Your body is going through enough stress with the hormone changes. Adding additional stress will make your symptoms worse, leads to premature aging and causes all sorts of other health problems.
So look at this article about coping in menopause for some ideas to fight stress.