Menopause

You don’t have to put up with Menopause symptoms and soldier on. Kerri Abbott, Naturopath & Nutritionist can assist you with the help of nutrition, herbal supplements and lifestyle changes. Kerri can help you relieve your menopause symptoms and restore some “normal” to your life again. As an added bonus get rid of your “tummy bulge” as well!

Menopause Help

menopausalMenopause is not a disease that needs to be cured but a natural transition in every woman’s life. Menopause officially represents the end of menstruation. This should be seen as a welcome change in your body. You will no longer have periods which means no more pregnancy concerns I liek to think as Menopause as nature’s natural contraceptive. It is a time to embrace change and look forward to the rest of what life has to offer.

Hormones levels drop during menopause – especially estrogen and progesterone.

Estrogen at the right level plays an important role in the bodies of both men and women. Some of the conditions estrogen protects us against are diabetes, heart disease, regulation of appetite and energy expenditure in the brain.

We can accumulate too much estrogen from our environment called xeno-estrgogens. These can contribute to estrogen dominance which increases our risk factor of  breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and cancer of the cervix. Men also get affected by xeno-estrogens  which increases their risk of prostate and breast cancer.

During menopause inappropriate estrogen levels become a major problem and contribute to uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flushes, anxiety, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, drying of the urethra leading to recurring Urinary tract infections and the list goes on.

How do we increase estrogen metabolism?

  •  Reduce body fat to lower inappropriate estrogen storage
  • Gain muscle to improve the estrogen metabolism process
  • Limit chemicals that mimic estrogen
    • pesticides, fungicide
    • animal growth hormone
    • BPA – plastic drink bottles and lining of aluminium cans
    • Personal care products -shampoos, makeup, perfumes
    • Household cleaning products – bleaches, disinfectants,
  • Detox your liver to improve estrogen metabolism with a supervised detox by Naturopath Nutritionist Kerri Abbott
  • Avoid sugar and reduce carbohydrates

How to help Menopause symptoms naturally:

Dietary

  • oily fish such as salmon
  • nuts and seeds
  • flax seeds
  • meat and eggs
  • broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage
  • dark colored vegetables

Exercise

  • prevent weight gain
  • reduce storage of xeno-estrogens
  • strengthen your bones
  • improve your sleep
  • boost your mood
  • increase your motivation