Natural Tips for Feel Great In Spite of Perimenopause

Natural Tips for Feel Great In Spite of Perimenopause

Being a woman comes with a lifetime of interesting bodily changes that we have simply come to accept. But perimenopause is a middle ground, not-quite-here-or-there space that can be really uncomfortable and leave you frustrated at best. We want to bring you some comforting tips for dealing with this hormone shift in a way that supports you and helps you feel good naturally.

Food for Hormones
The best medicine is preventative and the most preventative medicine is found in the food that you eat. You should strive to eat a balance of good fats, complex carbohydrates and protein. Also, make sure to have plenty of fruits and vegetables at every meal, including breakfast. It’s best to eat three meals a day and two or more snacks in order to keep your blood sugar stable. The most important thing to remember is to reduce carbohydrates especially refined carbohydrates and sugars.

The Right kind of Greens
If you haven’t added spirulina to your diet – this is the day to do it! This blue-green algae comes from lakes and ponds and contains large amounts of calcium, magnesium and potassium. These essential hormone-balancing nutrients will reduce cramps, mood problems, breast tenderness and overall inflammation.

Herbal Helpers
Herbs are miraculous because they share a similar molecular structure to our hormones, allowing them to support our hormone production by slowing them down or even copying what our own hormones do depending on the body’s unique needs. Some herbs that can help reduce menopause symptoms include st. john’s wort, black cohosh, passionflower, chasteberry, wild yam, ashwagandha and vitex. Vitex has been shown to help a myriad of PMS symptoms including irritability, depressed mood, anger, headache, bloating, breast fullness, skin disorder, fatigue, drowsiness and sleeplessness. Vitex is most effective taken as a tincture, but is also useful when included in medicinal herbal teas.

Get Moving Especially When You’re Feeling Off
Be active. Because of your fluctuating estrogen levels, your body will tend to hold on to fat. Additionally, fat actually produces estrogen, which can create even more fat. So it’s easy to get stuck in a frustrating cycle if you’re not active. Moving your body has a major impact on your weight, other menopausal symptoms and your overall health. Gentle exercise can be helpful too, especially if your adrenal glands are overworked and you constantly feel fatigued. Movement is also medicine so find a movement you enjoy and be consistent!

For the Hot Flashes
Keep the hot flashes at bay. Those up and down hormones cause you to feel out of nowhere, so be prepared! Be sure to drink a lot of water so the heat doesn’t tax your system. Also be sure to stock up on a eucalyptus shower mist, that you can either spray into the steam of the shower to invigorate you, or for you to spray around you as the hot flashes hit. Eucalyptus is cooling and calming; the perfect helper to this crazy season.

Maca
Maca is a tuber plant native to South America. It’s an excellent superfood for hormonal imbalances like menopause and PMS. Maca is extremely high in calcium, potassium, iron, fiber and protein. Maca creates balance by regulating the hormones via the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in the brain. This can help with symptoms like hot flashes, low libido and PMS. Maca should not be consumed by women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), as it may have a subtle androgenic (testosterone-boosting) effect.

You don’t have to suffer through the changes. Simply learn to support them. In the meantime, we are glad to be available to help in the process with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil products for home.

6 Natural Tips to Take Control of Your Changing Hormones

As we get older, our bodies change. But as a woman, that shouldn’t feel like a punishment or force you to slow you down. We want to bring you some comforting tips for dealing with your hormones in a way that supports you and helps you feel good.

Here are the 6 tips you need to take back control of your changing hormones:

Tip #1: Food for Hormones

The best medicine is preventative, and the most preventative medicine is found in the food that you eat. Eating good fats, complex carbohydrates, and protein will provide your body with the nutrients it needs and will keep your hormone levels under control. Also, have plenty of fruits and vegetables at every meal. It’s best to eat three meals a day and two or more snacks to keep your blood sugar stable. And reduce carbohydrates, especially refined carbohydrates and sugars.

Tip #2: Spirulina

This blue-green algae comes from lakes and ponds and contains large amounts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. These essential hormone-balancing nutrients will reduce cramps, mood problems, breast tenderness, and overall inflammation.

Tip#3: Herbs

Supplement with herbs. Herbs are miraculous because they share a similar molecular structure to our hormones, allowing them to support our hormone production by slowing them down. Some herbs that can help reduce menopause symptoms include St. John’s Wort, Black Cohosh, Passionflower, Chasteberry, Wild Yam, Ashwagandha, and Vitex. Vitex has been shown to help myriad PMS symptoms including irritability, depressed mood, anger, headache, bloating, breast fullness, skin disorder, fatigue, drowsiness, and sleeplessness. Vitex is most effective taken as a tincture, but is also useful when included in medicinal herbal teas.

Tip #4: Stay Active

Be active. Because of your fluctuating estrogen levels, your body will tend to hold on to fat. Additionally, fat actually produces estrogen, which can create even more fat. So it’s easy to get stuck in a frustrating cycle if you’re not active. Moving your body has a major impact on your weight, other menopausal symptoms, and your overall health. Gentle exercise can be helpful too, especially if your adrenal glands are overworked and you constantly feel fatigued. Movement is also medicine so find an activity you enjoy, and then be consistent.

Tip #5: For the Hot Flashes

Keep the hot flashes at bay. Those up and down hormones cause you to feel hot out of nowhere, so be prepared. Be sure to drink a lot of water, so the heat doesn’t tax your system. Also be sure to stock up on our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist that you can either spray into the steam of the shower to invigorate you or for you to spray around your body as the hot flashes hit. Eucalyptus is cooling and calming; the perfect helper to this crazy season.

Tip #6: Maca

Maca is a tuber plant native to South America. It’s an excellent superfood for hormonal imbalances like menopause and PMS. Maca is extremely high in calcium, potassium, iron, fiber, and protein. Maca creates balance by regulating the hormones via the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in the brain. This can help with symptoms like hot flashes, low libido, and PMS.

(Note: Maca should not be consumed by women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), as it may have a subtle androgenic (testosterone-boosting) effect.)

You don’t have to suffer through the changes. Just learn to support them.

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5 Tips for Getting Rid of Your Blemishes Naturally At Home

Acne and skin blemishes can be exhausting regardless of the cause. But the causes usually stem from imbalanced hormones or an accumulation of internal toxins. So, if you want to heal your chronic skin conditions, it’s imperative that you treat the problems on the inside for lasting results.

Here are some easy tips to help them heal faster for healthier and more glowing skin.

5 Tips to Eliminate Blemishes Naturally

Cleanse. Never go to bed with dirty skin. Our faces end up with lots of dirt, oil, and environmental debris throughout the day that adds up and clogs our pores. So wash it off before bed.

Tone. After cleansing, reach for witch hazel and place some on a cotton pad. Smooth it over your entire face to pick up any residue that may have been missed during cleansing.

Tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is great for clearing up your skin. And it’s gentler than benzoyl peroxide, the main ingredient in most acne treatments. Apply it to a cotton pad and use once to twice daily. However, it is important to note that heavy usage of tea tree oil can dry your skin out, prompting your skin to produce more oil which will make acne worse. So pay attention if your skin begins to dry out.

Hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is useful because of oxidation, which breaks down harmful bacteria and destroys it. Cleanse well and rest a cotton ball of H2O2 on the pimple first thing in the morning and before you go to bed.

Eucalyptus oil. Because of it’s antibacterial and analgesic properties, this essential oil is key to keeping your skin healthy. The best way is to spritz some of our Eucalyptus oil ShowerMist into the steam of your shower or into a steaming pot for your face. And you get the added benefit of cleansing your sinuses in the process. What’s not to love?

Finally, you can live with clear, healthy skin. Put these tips into practice today to start healing.

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