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Ménopause : quelques stratégies naturopathiques

Cycles, vortices and movements: This is what every woman will experience throughout her life. Periods of passage. This is the case of puberty and adolescence, the beginning of adulthood in the thirties, the forties and then the menopause, which marks a major passage in a woman's life.

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Each step will be marked by joys, sorrows, laughter, tears, growths and decreases, advantages but also disadvantages. The changing body and onset of menstruation in adolescence, the increasing responsibilities of adulthood. While forty is seen as the peak of a woman's life, fifty might scare some with menopause. Despite these inconveniences, every woman has the right to be fulfilled, whatever her age.


In this perpetual cycle of life, the period of menopause is a very important milestone in a woman's life:

Menopause is a natural phenomenon that is characterized by the cessation of menstruation for at least one full year.

Although cyclical and natural, menopause brings its share of inconveniences on the physical body:

Sleep disorders, hot flashes, dry vaginal mucous membranes, osteoporosis, skin problems, increased breast size, painful tension, weight gain, mood disorders, night sweats, increased fatigue, headaches, etc. Symptoms vary from one woman to another. Indeed, while some will experience real physical and emotional discomfort, others will barely notice that they are changing course and moving towards a new life destination.

Here are some naturopathic strategies to accompany this new period of life:

Adopt a healthy, varied and balanced diet. Harmonizing and establishing a nutritional balance will be crucial in the successful management of menopause. To do this, choose a hypo-toxic diet, eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day and favor organic, local and seasonal food to avoid unnecessary pesticide poisoning.

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Take care of your liver as it plays a vital role in managing hormones. If it is overloaded by a work of elimination of and toxins (pesticides, etc.), it will not be able to ensure the daily evacuation of hormones.

Drink 1.5 liters of water a day to properly hydrate your body. Purified water that is free of hormone and drug residues will increase your chances of feeling better quickly.

Limit dairy products. They disrupt the calcium balance important for osteoporosis. In fact, the sources of calcium necessary for your bones are more assimilable if they come from plants.

Limit consumption of salts that cause water retention.

Practice a sporting activity adapted to your physical condition. Swimming, gentle gymnastics, digestive or brisk walking, cycling, water aerobics are so many ideas that can be implemented little by little. Indeed, these light activities are favorable to the blood and lymphatic circulation. If you live near a wood, a forest or a "green" environment, take the opportunity to breathe fresh air, to fill your lungs with healthy and pure oxygen.

To avoid or reduce intestinal disorders, do probiotic cures to regulate your flora. Also eat prebiotic foods to nourish your intestinal flora.

Supplement yourself with vitamins and trace elements adapted to your needs.

By taking care of yourself and regulating your lifestyle, you will experience a serene and balanced menopause.


Vanessa Colant
12 November, 2018
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