Under the series of YOUR FOOD is YOUR MEDICINE,
today we will discuss
How to Manage Your Menopause?
Are your suffering from
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
If you are 40+,
that may be a sign of your menopause
After your periods stops,
the level of your female hormone falls.
& this fall in your female hormone causes
these uncomfortable symptoms of your menopause.
One of the way to handle these menopause problems is,
to raise the level of your female hormones
by artificially replacing them.
This is known as
HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
This Hormone replacement therapy can
give you some relief from your issues related to menopause.
However, there is some major risk associated
with this Hormone Replacement Therapy.
One of the largest study which evaluated 1,61,800 women for 15 years found that
Hormone Replacement Therapy can lead to
increased chances of
- breast cancer
- uterine cancer &
- heart diseases
You may want to ask me
if there is any natural alternative to this HRT treatment,
so that you can have some relief from your menopause symptoms
without the risks associated with HRT?
Well, the answer is Yes!
There are some plants which are producing estrogen.
They are known as ‘Phytoestrogens’
‘Phyto’ means plants & ‘Estrogen’ is the hormone.
They are present in the plants
in the form of Isofavenoids.
When you consume them,
your body converts them in phytoestrogens
So, the good natural sources of Phytoestrogens
that can help you to manage your menopause problems are:
- SOYA BEAN AND SOY PRODUCTS
- FLAX SEED
- SESAME SEED
But this should be consumed in balanced form
Don’t overconsume them.
Your dietitian is surely there to help you reduce your weight.
In addition, your dietitian also helps you tackle all these health related issues
that either can be cured or at least kept well under control by your diet.
An important clarification–
Your dietitian is not here to replace your doctor.
You may still need to see your doctor.
Your doctor and your dietitian are a part of a team and not competitors.
They complement each other
So, if you are looking forward to get some Natural Ways
to cure your health problems, consult your dietitian now!
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May you be able to tackle your menopause problems…
May you enjoy your period free life….
Providing simple solutions
for the complexities of life-
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician