In an age where women are struggling to manage the health complications of menopause, there are many who turn to more holistic and natural ways to improve health later in life. While natural forms of healing are not always beneficial for women who are entering into menopause, they are effective for women who can manage their menopausal symptoms without medications.
If you are struggling with symptoms of menopause, and if you are looking for the most natural way to manage your symptoms, you may want to consider asking your doctor about a hormone balancing diet. With a referral to a dietitian, or nutritionist, who specializes in women’s health, you can learn about a hormone balancing diet tailored to your specific hormonal needs.
For many women, the complications with menopause are attributed to a decline in estrogen production. Understanding this, a nutritionist can develop a hormonal balancing diet that will encourage the consumption of foods that are high in phytoestrogens, such as that found in soy products. Even women who are pregnant, and expecting a baby, will utilize these types of hormone balancing diets, often referred to as a pregnancy hormone diet.
Before engaging in a hormone balancing diet, you will need to be sure that your doctor has determined, exactly, what hormonal imbalances you may be experiencing. Because hormonal changes in women vary from woman to woman, your doctor should run these tests and then forward them to the nutritionist you plan to use.
For many women struggling with hormonal imbalance, especially with estrogen deficiency, there is a fear of using traditional prescription medications as hormone replacement therapy. If you have this concern, and if you want a more natural approach to your health, then using bioidentical hormones is also another consideration. But, even before trying these methods of treatment in menopause, be sure to consider a hormone balancing diet as a great way to improve your overall health.
Diet, exercise and, of course, medications are a way to improve a woman’s health overall. For many women, and especially today when considering the effects of medications, there is a desire to find the most natural way to resolve healthcare issues. If you are about to enter into menopause, ask about the hormone balancing diet to improve your overall health and to make your experience with menopause less stressful.
Sources: Diet and Nutrition: A Holistic Approach, by Rudolph Ballentine