Last Modified on May 28, 2015
Treatment of menopause and its symptoms typically involves dietary changes and natural supplements. Making changes to the diet helps balance the body’s natural hormone levels without harsh treatments. Likewise, supplements enhance the body’s nutrient supply and absorption for better overall health.
What is Menopause?
A term that can be defined as the permanent physiological or natural cessation of menstrual cycles, menopause serves as the permanent end of menstruation and fertility in women. A natural biological process, menopause typically occurs in the 40s and 50s and is general defined as occurring 12 months after a women’s last menstrual period.
Menopause is a large life change and involves an extensive transition in the hormones of a woman. As such, the change may bring about several unpleasant symptoms prior to and during the process. Irregular periods, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping, mood changes, weight gain, slowing metabolism, thinning hair, dry skin and loss of breast fullness are all common.
Natural Treatment for Hormonal Health
The change in hormones associated with menopause can serve as a difficult transition for women, which necessitates treatment that is holistic and well-rounded. Effective treatment options include dietary changes and natural supplements to support the body through the process of change. Additionally, staying active and leading a balanced, healthy life limit the effects or symptoms of menopause.
Initially cleansing the body of toxins can help limit the fluctuations many women experience. A liver cleanse is often effective as an initial start to treatment. Eating organic or simply whole, unprocessed foods causes less stress on the digestive system and introduces fewer artificial elements into the body, which in turn, limits the discomfort experienced.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Using apple cider vinegar as a dietary supplement can also help women who are transitioning through menopause. The natural antioxidant properties of apple cider vinegar flushes the body of toxins and boosts the body’s natural functioning. Additionally, the vinegar alkalinizes the body, which may help with headaches, night sweats and hot flashes.
Blackstrap molasses is a nutrient rich serum derived from the sugar refining process. Molasses delivers vital nutrients that improve energy and eliminate inflammation. The treatment may also help with hot flashes and night sweats.
Simply put, menopause is the permanent cessation of a woman’s monthly period. However, much more is involved in menopause than just this one element. Natural treatment options balance the body’s systems to maintain a high level of energy, limited fluctuation in mood and temperature and a smoother transition.
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[YEA] After menopause, I seemed to be bloated in my midsection most of the time. My lower stomach was puffy most of the time. I'm a thin person, and thought this was weight gain due to menopause & quitting smoking. Ond day I took 2 activated charcoal capsules for gas, and I ended up spending a lot of time in the bathroom that day. By that evening, I realized that my stomach was flat again! I figured that the charcoal had detoxified my system!! I will continue to take the charcoal once or twice weekly now. I am extremely happy with the results!!
Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Menopause
Holistic Treatment Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Filtered Water - 16 oz
To address many menopause symptoms, including bleeding issues and hot flashes, try Earth Clinics most popular all-around remedy. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that youll sip throughout the day.
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[YEA] I suffer from what I consider extreme hot flashes and night sweats. I don't sleep because of night sweats, so I get headaches its a vicious circle..... Until I started taking 2 tablespoons of ACV before bed and it's freaking amazing! The flashes are still there but have decreased by 95%. I wish I would have known about this 3 years ago. Thank you ACV you have given me back my life.
Replied by Veesue
Sheridan, Wyoming, Usa
04/21/2014Posted by Ibiza (New York, NY) on 07/10/2010
[SIDE EFFECTS] I have been suffering from hormone disruption that I believe was caused by exposure to environmental toxins. I started having hot flashes 2 1/2 years ago. It took me a while to make the connection between toxins and my body because of my age (in 40's). Anyway, always an advocate of natural remedies, I tried maca. It worked like a dream and my hot flashes disappeared for a few months. Then they returned and the maca no longer worked. To make a long story short, I've tried many different herbs and natural formulas, nothing has worked. I found this site and eagerly tried drinking organic ACV twice daily. I can't remember the amount, I think 1 or 2 tablespoons in water. It worked for one day. What's worse is that it had a HORRIBLE effect on my teeth. Plaque and sensitivity increased. (I have now started oil pulling organic unrefined coconut oil and even after the first time, the plaque on the my teeth that I used to feel with my tongue, has disappeared. What a God-send! I thought that it was downhill all the way, concerning my teeth).
Anyway, after a week of still having hot flashes and feeling my teeth degrade (even after brushing my teeth after drinking the ACV AND also using a straw), I gave up on it. Maybe because the root of my issue is toxins and not a natural reproductive process, the ACV and other remedies are not working. What I have found is that some things work for one day. It's like my body would be curious about the new substance and take a break from producing hot flashes to spend time dealing with the new substance, then, once it figured it out, go back to making the hot flashes. In doing research, I've discovered that my liver has probably been overworked. I now eat a very plain cleaning diet of veggies, fruits, nuts and beans. I think I am overly yang and need to become more yin. I also plan to renew my yoga practice because I know that yoga is SUPER for the liver (especially any forward bend). I can't do a stronger cleanse because it over works my liver causes a greater hormonal imbalance. I also started drinking a quart of sage and milk thistle tea a day. After 2 months of this diet and tea, my hot flashes have been reduced. Now it just seems like I have "heat sensitivity" where if it's hot (and it's been over 90) I get a flash. But if I feel cool, I'm fine. Lastly, along with the hot flashes, the sweating odor was a nightmare. I learned here about using 1/2 of a fresh organic lime to rub over my body (where it was sweating), wait 10 minutes and shower. This has been FANTASTIC! I also use an all natural organic lemongrass soap or the popular peppermint castille soap. But even if I run out of the soap and use another, the lime has performed a miracle. Limes have antibacterial properties that prep my body so that the sweating doesn't create funk.Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France