With the recent reports in the press about the risk of Breast Cancer associated with HRT being double what was originally thought, many are looking for alternative ways to help them through the menopause.
As a Naturopath I work with many women through their menopause, using herbal medicines, nutrition and lifestyle to help bring more balance to their hormonal picture.
Natural medicines look more at strengthening the body to function as it should, bringing balance and harmony. I look at what in the body is not functioning as it should and giving the appropriate herbs or dietary advice to help you strengthen the organs that are weakened.
Many women will buy Black cohosh for hot flushes or sage tea because that is what we think of when we think hot flushes. I find Vitex Agnus castus is often a better menopause herb, but this is only advertised for younger women’s hormone issues. To get real results with hot flushes you not only need to help the hormones find a balance, you also need to help strengthen the liver. This is why as a herbalist I put together a formula tailored to your specific needs. Making you a formula that looks at the hormones, the liver, the digestion, stress and whatever else needs to be addressed.
My favourite herb for menopausal sleep issues is called Zizzyphus. This wonderful herb not only helps you to get to sleep and stay asleep, it also specifically works with night time hot flushing.
I just love shatavari for menopause induced mood swings. This is because many of the mood issues are related to an absolute lack of energy and exhaustion. Shatavari is a gorgeous female herb known in Ayurveda as the Herb of 100 husbands. Thought to give any lady the strength to deal with a 100 husbands.
This is why if you have a specific issue and are looking at using natural medicines, your best option is to seek the advice. Get the right solution quickly, rather than trying everything that anyone recommends and taking a long time.
To find out more, you can contact Carina at
T -(087) 0978880,
E - firstname.lastname@example.org
W - www.itsanaturalchoice.com,
A - Lisnolan, Manulla, Castlebar, Co Mayo, F23 C922
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.