Natural menopause relief product could this be the end of the dreaded hot flushes and night sweats?

The Good Life Letter 

4th February  2011

It was one of the moments that I thought only existed in comedy shows.

I had walked into the room and all conversation stopped, and everyone looked at me - it was more than a little disconcerting I must say.

This type of thing might have made sense if I had inadvertently wandered into a dark pub in a small hamlet in deepest Wales... there are some strange folk in the hills!

But, this was my own kitchen, and the folk in it were my wife and two of her friends.

Now, I'm not an insecure kind of chap, but I did begin to wonder if the conversation had been about me. Well you would, wouldn't you?

Once the house had cleared I braved the kitchen once more, and loitered by the worktop whilst Lara was cutting up vegetables for a lamb hot pot supper.

"Eer, I know this is going to sound odd" I spluttered, "but have I done anything I need to know about?"

I was furiously racking my brains for what I might have conceivably done to deserve the quiet treatment.

"What in the name of all that is holy are you on about now" chimed in Lara,"why should EVERYTHING be about you?"

I realised my mistake... but too late!

"As it happens you interrupted us whilst Helen was saying about how she was suffering as a result of the menopause... and it wasn't pretty!" Lara was now staring me straight in the eye, "and don't you dare start talking about it in this week's newsletter!"

As if I would my Cariad... as if I would!

For us chaps it's all about a mid life crisis... the purchase of a 2-seater sports car, a radical job change and the desire to rekindle youthful passions.

But for the fairer sex it's a little more traumatic.

The menopause occurs when levels of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone fall which has a profound effect on the body's physiology and your emotions.

Hot flushes are the common symptom, and are treated as a comic aside to the onset of the menopause, however, there are some serious risks during this period of change.

Without the previously high levels of oestrogen, the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis (brittle bones) increases. If you are worried about this or if there's a high family risk of these diseases - you should see your GP. There are simple tests for bone density which can be arranged.

Other symptoms include:

* Aches & Pains. The body becomes more susceptible to joint and muscle pain as well as headaches.

* Night time sweating. These are hot flushes that occur at night. If severe, they can drench your bedding, disturb your sleep pattern and that of your partner.

* Insomnia. Which is exacerbated by the night sweats.

* Tiredness & lethargy. Because you're not sleeping and because the lack of oestrogen affects your metabolism.

* Panic attacks: Feeling anxious and depressed coupled with the lethargy can often result in panic attacks.

* Poor memory & concentration: Because oestrogen plays a part in the healthy functioning of nerve cells in the brain, there could be some slight drop-off in concentration when there's less of it.

Natural menopause relief

The main stream approach to managing the menopause is to attempt to re-balance the hormone levels through hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

This is not without considerable risk though.

Recently, research has raised concerns about HRT (for example, about a possible increase in the risk of breast cancer or heart disease) and currently it's recommended that HRT is used to provide short-term relief of severe menopausal symptoms, and that HRT drugs should only be offered in the lowest doses and for the shortest time possible.

There are natural alternatives though.

Primarily, the breakdown of bones is the most common risk associated with the menopause, so a diet rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin D are essential. I've talked about this before here: GLL June 2010

Then the control of hot flushes takes precedent, and Evening Primrose Oil and vitamin E have been suggested as a preventive measure - and are widely used for the purpose.

Essential fatty acids (EFAs), such as those found in nuts, seeds and oily fish, can be very useful if the skin becomes dry or if you suffer from joint pains. The best EFAs are those from the omega-3 and omega-6 families, which are found in pumpkin seeds, oily fish, walnuts, linseeds, dark green vegetables and oils such as sesame, walnut, soya and sunflower. EFAs can also help prevent vaginal dryness and bladder infections, as well as increasing your mental and physical energy. Again, I covered much of the research about omega 3 & 6 balance here.  (By the way there is a special offer on right now!) 
All you need in one handy product

There is, however, a product which combines all of the best and proven ways to counteract the impact of the menopause on the body, and you can find out about it here

It is a blend of important nutrients and herbs with the added attributes of Royal Jelly and Aloe Vera.

The main constituents are the extracts of two plants only found in the Americas, but ones which have long been used by their ancient civilisations to treat the effects of aging.

* Pfaffia is the Brazilian plant often known as Brazilian Ginseng, although it is in no way related to its Asian namesakes. It has been known to the native Amazon Indians for thousands of years and has been extensively studied by American and Japanese scientists.
* Mexican Yam is a member of the Yam family, not to be confused with sweet potatoes. Some islanders in Papua New Guinea regard the yam as sacred and devote festivals to it; their language even has dozens of words for the yam. And notably, the menopause isn't a big deal to them.

So, if you or someone close to you needs a little help at a difficult time look to get them something that contains all of the best in natural resources, and remedies which have looked after women for many thousands of years... long before HRT patches came along.
Try it now.

Yours, as always







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