Growing up I was obsessed with the sound of music. Growing up in a house outnumbered by male hormones this wasn't greatly appreciated by the rest of the Kennedy clan. I think my brothers would have liked me to climb any mountain and bring the video with me! It’s still one of my favourite films today, and ironically my niece (known as my mini me) is obsessed by The Sound Of Music Too.
So for this week I thought I’d take a leaf out of Fraulein Maria’s book and switch up the words to the much loved song “a few of my favourite things “
My Favourite menopausal Things
Raging hot flushes, with cheeks that burn brightly
Lacking all energy, oh you’re feeling frightly
Cravings gone crazy you go on a binge
These are a few of my menopausal winge
Herbs are amazing, i tell you there’s oodles
Vitex, black cohosh, whole kit and caboodle
Sage for hot flushes if you’re feeling perturbed
These are a few of my fave menopause herbs
You’re Loosing your hair but now growing moustaches?
You’re covered in sweat before you bat your lashes
Hot Tempered and crying with all theses mood swings
These menopause treats are my least favourite things
Change your diet
Seek herbal advice
When you’re feeling bad
Just simply remember to give me a ring!
And then you won’t feel so bad
Menopause is only part of the female life cycle, but believe me when I say you really don’t have to suffer through it.
There are a couple of areas, in my opinion, where herbal medicines truly excel. These are digestive health and hormone health.
Hormones normally run in 3 month cycles and can take on average 3-6 months to bring balance, this is why I offer 3 month programmes. The results can feel miraculous but in truth it is simply bring the body back to it's natural balance.
So if you want to see if herbal medicines can help reduce your menopausal symptoms feel free to contact Carina to make an appointment.
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.